Student success is a priority for the Office of Academic Affairs.
The office provides leadership, professional development, services, and resources to promote a dynamic teaching and learning environment, grounded in academic excellence. The Office of Academic Affairs focuses its efforts on the achievement of the goals and objectives set forth in the University’s strategic plan. Ultimately, the office strives to enhance student success at Austin Peay through the quality of our academic programs, the distinction of our faculty, and the innovation of our academic support services.
The office is led by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The office team includes Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tucker Brown, Assistant to the Provost Debbie Shearon, Senior Administrative Assistant Lisa Phelps, Director of Special Projects Kyle Christmas and Curriculum Coordinator Jasmine O'Brien.
Our faculty are known for engaging students in the classroom and for ensuring their success. I’m proud to work with so many dynamic individuals.
Our Academic units:
Austin Peay offers hundreds of degree concentrations from associate and bachelor's degrees all the way to our doctorate of education in educational leadership. Our six academic colleges are equipped with doctoral-trained faculty members housed in state-of-the-art facilities ready to teach you the skills needed to be successful in the professional world.
The College of Arts and Letters provides studies in the areas of art, communication
arts, languages, literature, history, music, philosophy, theatre, and dance. Our mission
is to promote the humanities as a way of understanding the global culture in which
Expert faculty provide a structured, creative learning environment that enables students to ask questions, solve problems, and take risks as they gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a meaningful and productive life as global citizens.
We seek students who possess a strong willingness to learn and are committed to making
a difference in the lives of others. Degree offerings and programs within the CoBHS
are designed to provide students with skills necessary to build and sustain a healthy
society. We prepare students to enter their communities ready to engage and lead.
With appreciation for inclusion, global awareness, and lifelong learning.
Our highly credentialed and experienced faculty will teach you these skills and allow you opportunities to practice your new talents in real life situations. They will work closely with you to develop a program of study mentoring you throughout you academic path.
The APSU College of Business is a teaching-focused business school committed to student
success while serving the Clarksville and Nashville metropolitan areas.
We strive to push students beyond the textbook and help them explore their passions, in order to empower our graduates to compete in a global economy.
Our departments of Teaching and Learning and Educational Specialties offer undergraduate
and graduate degree programs that will give you the training you need to be successful
in our classroom and in yours.
Our various Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs provide multiple avenues for career changers and college graduates in other disciplines to prepare themselves for their particular niche in the teaching profession. The Doctorate of Educational Leadership will prepare you for a variety of positions from state and district leadership roles to educational research careers.
The College of STEM provides study for students in the areas of agriculture, astronomy,
biology, chemistry, computer science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, mathematics,
medical laboratory science, radiologic technology, physics, engineering physics, and
Our outstanding, discipline-based programs are student-centered and designed to prepare students for responsible positions at all levels of research, industry, education, medicine, and government. We emphasize degree programs relevant to regional economic and market trends, designed to enable graduates to compete in the global economy and foster lifelong learning skills.
The College of Graduate Studies at Austin Peay State University fosters an intellectual
community of advanced learning within an environment of scholarship, research and
creative activities, and engages faculty and students with partnerships representative
of a global society.
The College of Graduate Studies also develops advanced programs and services addressing national needs and provides a mechanism for collaborative opportunities in research, creative and scholarly activities. These connect university expertise with private and public resources and contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical and cultural development of the region and therefore, the nation.
Each of our Colleges boasts multiple Academic Departments with specializations for
The Division of Academic Affairs also includes the following units:
APSU's vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling
in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values
for life and work in a global society.
Students can obtain assistance from several key offices: Office of Admissions; Dual Enrollment; Learning Resource Center, including Academic Testing; Student Financial Aid and Scholarships / Veterans Educational Benefits; and Office of the Registrar; and Student Success, which includes Advising, APSU 1000, PASS, Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, and Bachelor of Science in General Studies.
The Student Achievement area also provides faculty professional development in the Center for Teaching and Learning, including the First Year Faculty Program, Faculty Leadership Program, and Faculty Mentoring Program.
The Woodward Library faculty and staff work collaboratively with the University community
to connect people with high-quality information, from which new knowledge is created.
We aspire to be the first choice information gateway for the APSU community, creating the path for information-smart citizens to be successful in academic and life pursuits.
Learn more about university-wide initiatives, programs, and processes of Academic
Affairs. This area supports academic program development and curriculum approval processes;
leads accreditation efforts; coordinates the faculty retention, tenure, promotion
process; evaluates faculty credentials; academic policy development; and provides
faculty development programs.
The area includes Academic Services and Engagement/ QEP; Decision Support and Institutional Research; Honors; Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment; and the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence.
The Office of Student Research and Innovation is here to connect APSU students with opportunities to conduct research and creative
activity. From the application process, to pursuing funding and presenting your findings,
we are here to help you every step of the way.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP) also includes granted-funded services for potential and current students, including Veteran’s Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Center and TRIO Student Support Services. Faculty can also learn about the Research Council, IRB, and more by visiting the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs