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Academic Affairs addresses student needs as they relate to the academic mission of the University. Academic Affairs embodies the vision of the University of Denver by making discoveries for the public good possible for students, staff, and faculty. Academic Affairs promotes educational excellence and engaged learning by offering innovative and integrated experiences that support an inclusive, global, creative, and academically-rigorous environment dedicated to preparing students for lives of purpose. Faculty and staff advisors partner to support students' successful navigation of their curricular experiences by empowering them to be the experts in their own academic journey.
What We Do
Policies & Procedures
Click below to explore information regarding university policies and procedures such as academic expectations, medical leaves of absence, and tuition appeals. If you need to seek a resolution to a policy, practice, or behavior that you found unfair, you can begin here.
Support for Student Success
Support for Student Success aligns opportunities for both students and faculty to develop essential skills for thriving at DU. Support for Student Success can connect you with a wide variety of resources across all Academic Affairs departments and beyond.
Academic Advising is a crucial part of every student's experience at the University of Denver. Academic Advisors and faculty mentors can help you connect your educational experiences, develop your personal and professional narrative, and understand your graduation requirements to ensure you're always on track.
What Does the ‘Public Good’ mean at DU?
Public good work begins with collaboration on critical problems allowing students, faculty, and staff to advance equity and inclusion through community-engaged work. Learning to collaborate through university-community partnerships prepares students for bridge-building across differences, collaborative decision-making, and just sustainability practices. In sum, through high-impact experiences, students build the knowledge, skills, and values needed for public good discovery in a way that is holistic, embedded, and connected.
About Learning Outcomes
Academic Affairs is the steward of your curriculum. We oversee both specific credit requirements as well as broader, university-wide student learning outcomes.
For instance, across their educational experience, all undergraduate students must meet learning outcomes in quantitative reasoning, engagement with human diversity, degree-specific knowledge, and more. These outcomes are designed to provide students with a breadth of knowledge across disciplines and develop interdisciplinary connections.
High Impact Practices Promote Deep Learning
Students learn best when they are engaged with their own education. To this end, it is our responsibility as educators, advisors, and university staff to ensure we provide opportunities for high-impact, integrative learning experiences that are fundamental to the 4D experience. According to research, high-impact learning leads to increased retention, completion, and satisfaction among students.