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Moravian College
Office of the Provost

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

The Office of the Provost leads the division of Academic Affairs and provides resources to advance the educational mission of the College and promote the academic development of each Moravian student. In addition to supervision of Moravian faculty, Academic Affairs also offers advising and academic counseling for students.


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Greetings from the Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year! I hope the summer was relaxing and rejuvenating for you and I look forward to a productive year working together.

We at Moravian College are dedicated to creating a supportive academic environment spanning disciplines in the arts, humanities, health and biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Moravian has a deep commitment to the liberal arts through its approaches to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, which works to nurture a diverse community of learning, creativity and innovation. We also joyously celebrate our tradition of inclusion. As our president has said many times, we have an obligation to see to it that a variety of perspectives are brought to bear on the pressing challenges and opportunities of our time.

The college continues to undergo considerable change as we implement our Strategic Plan: Vision 2020.  We look forward to engaging you in implementing this important plan that will transform our university and the community that we serve.

As the chief academic officer, I am responsible for academic affairs including the oversight of all academic programs and ensuring excellence and delivering the College’s missions of academic excellence and innovation. The Provost also acts on behalf of the President in his absence, and works closely with the Deans of the Schools of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, and the Seminary.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn a bit about our office. Please contact us if we can assist you in learning more about Moravian College. Our academic leadership team and staff members are here to serve you.

Cynthia Kosso

“If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of knowledge, a single rule of some mechanical art, a single pleasing story or proverb (the acquisition of which would require no effort), what a vast stock of learning he might lay by. Seneca is therefore right when he says: ‘Life is long, if we know how to use it.’ It is consequently of importance that we understand the art of making the very best use of our lives.”  

“Aristotle compared the mind of man to a blank tablet on which nothing was written, but on which all things could be engraved. There is, however, this difference, that on the tablet the writing is limited by space, while in the case of the mind, you may continually go on writing and engraving without finding any boundary, because, as has already been shown, the mind is without limit.”  

- Quotes from John Amos Comenius, The Great Didactic, written 1628-32; published 1649; translated by M.W. Keatinge 1896.


Accreditations

  • Commission on Higher Education
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Memberships

  • American Council on Education
  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The Annapolis Group
  • The Council of Independent Colleges
  • The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • The National Council for Science and the Environment
  • The American Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The Council of Undergraduate Research
  • College Action Research Network
  • The International Studies Association
  • IIENetwork