9 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2023-24 SCHOLARSHIP Scholarly and creative activities are conducted in all authorized disciplines consistent with the academic purposes of the institution. ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION Online and Continuing Education coordinates the delivery of all NSU distance education degree programs and courses. Distance education courses are available to degree and non-degree seeking students delivered online, and off-campus at Huron Community Campus and other approved locations in South Dakota. OCE staff coordinates numerous faculty-led travel courses, High School Dual Credit, as well as professional development programs for SD Board of Regent Students, SD Teachers, and professional groups. All online programs and courses are available to citizens in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa, The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and US Virgin Islands. NSU DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, this University division includes the Honors Program, Williams Library, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies (including the Millicent Atkins School of Education and the School of Business), School of Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Online and Continuing Education, Institutional Research and Assessment, Grants and Sponsored Research, First Year Seminar, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the Registrar’s Office, and the Student Success Center, which provides academic support services free of charge for all NSU students. These services include academic advising, supplemental instruction and tutoring in all subjects, especially mathematics, writing, and reading. The Student Success Center also houses federal TRIO programs: TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Upward Bound. Among the many important duties of Academic Affairs are the preparation of the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog, fall, spring, and summer class schedules, the coordination of commencements, and the supervision of all academic matters. Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs – Dr. Mike Wanous Spafford Hall 203A, 605-626-2524 Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Dr. Erin Fouberg Spafford Hall 203B, 605-626-3456 College of Arts and Sciences Dean – Dr. Alyssa Kiesow Tech Center 359, 605-626-2601 College of School of Business Dean – Dr. Sara Schmidt Lincoln Hall 101, 605-626-2400 School of Education Interim Dean – Dr. Anna Schwan Gerber 113, 605-626-7783 School of Fine Arts Dean – Dr. Kenneth Boulton Spafford Hall 316, 605-626-2500 Office of Graduate Studies Director – Dr. Erin Fouberg Spafford Hall 203B, 605-626-3456 Office of Online and Continuing Education Director – Ronald Brownie Krikac Administration Building 101, 605-626-2568