The Academic Affairs Division is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for all undergraduate and graduate educational, curricular, and student affairs matters and is responsible for ensuring the quality of all students’ academic experience. The various units housed in Academic Affairs interact with the College’s department chairs, program directors, staff, students, and other entities across the University to advance undergraduate and graduate education and to ensure that departmental, collegial, and university academic policies and procedures are followed.
The CLA Development office helps reconnect alumni with the college while helping to raise funds essential to continuing CLA’s mission of educating the next generation of leaders.
Our office is here to help guide you through the giving process, whether you would like to send a check to support the annual fund or you are considering including Temple in your estate planning.
Development staff members enjoy planning and hosting the events that bring you back to campus and reconnect you with your classmates. Our office handles invitations and RSVPs for a variety of events on campus and throughout the city.
The Development office is also pleased to bring you occasional news and updates from CLA and Dean Teresa Soufas, through Compass, the annual magazine designed for friends and alumni of the college.
External and Government Affairs
External and Government Affairs works to foster healthy relationships with elected officials in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Washington D.C. The office serves as the primary liaison between the university community and governments on all levels, connecting governments to the many services offered by the College of Liberal Arts and representing the university’s interests.
The CLA Faculty Affairs Office assists departmental chairpersons, faculty, and staff with strategic academic planning, faculty recruitment and hiring, tenure and promotion processes, merit processes, sabbaticals, faculty awards, and other aspects of faculty development.
Our office is here to help you with all of these processes. We also run the annual faculty orientation programs within the College of Liberal Arts designed to welcome new faculty to the college.
Finance and Operation
The Finance and Operations Office is responsible for the development and implementation of University fiscal policies, accounting procedures, internal control mechanisms and financial systems. We prepare all official external financial reports and process all accounts payable transactions. We provide leadership and expertise as a university resource on financial information, business practices, and related regulatory issues.
The Office of Finance and Operations also oversees administration for the Office of Research.
Office of Web Communications
The Office of Web Communications works to help the College of Liberal Arts communicate strategic messages via the web. Web Communications oversees the development and management of our online properties, which includes web sites for the College of Liberal Arts and affiliated departments, research centers and institutes, as well as our presence(s) on social networking services. Web Communications also serves as a liaison between University-level marketing and communication efforts and our affiliated organizations.
The Office of Research in the College of Liberal Arts exists to promote and support high quality research and scholarship by faculty members and students. The Office serves to nurture a climate conducive to research by disseminating internal and external funding opportunities, assisting in proposal construction and submission, post-award administration, and training faculty and students in the implementation and administration of their grants. We highly encourage creative, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary efforts by faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts.
African American Studies and History
Anthropology, Criminal Justice and Sociology
Criminal Justice, Anthropology & Sociology
Economics, Geography and Urban Studies and Political Science
English & First Year Writing Program
Intellectual Heritage, Philosophy and Religion
American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Master of Liberal Arts, and Women’s Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Languages & Studies, French, German, Italian, and Slavic Department; Greek and Roman Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese