The Office of Academic Affairs administers a broad range of operations related to supporting the instructional operations of the college. Led by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, staff members oversee operations, programs, and initiatives in support of the completion and success of our students through academic planning, assessment, curriculum development, compliance, academic policy development, learning support, and accreditation. Academic Affairs works closely with the instructional leadership at each campus.
Academic Affairs Departments
Curriculum Development & Accreditation
Supports and works in collaboration with LSC curriculum teams, Workforce Council, and instructional leaders to continually strengthen academic and workforce programs. Supports curriculum teams in all stages of curriculum development. Coordinates the annual review and editing of the college catalog.
Provides the coordination of policies and practices designed to fulfill the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (Texas Education Code §51.3062). This includes the assessment, advisement and placement of students into appropriate courses and services designed to prepare students for college-level coursework.
Accreditation & Compliance
Supports campuses, programs, faculty, and staff with various accreditation and compliance needs in response to institutional, state, and federal requirements. The office supports LSCís continued accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and collaborates with the campuses and programs to prepare and submit necessary Substantive Change documentation related to new sites and educational programs, program modifications, and related requirements.
Baccalaureate Programs & Partnerships
Provides the administrative and instructional oversight for the collegeís applied bachelorís degrees. As system programs hosted at campus locations and online, Lone Star Collegeís bachelor programs and faculty operate within Academic Affairs.
Provides the coordination transfer articulation agreements, university partnerships, and university presence for programs and advising at two University Centers. These partnerships provide clear pathways for success for future students interested in pursuing a bachelorís, masterís, or doctoral degree.
Supports LSC health programs through management of clinical agreements and coordination for various health programsí application processes.
Library Technical Services
Library Technical Services provides the core technical library functions to support the public functions - teaching, research and public service provided by campus libraries. Library Technical Services provides students, faculty, staff, and our communities with library technology, interlibrary loan, acquisition of print and non-print materials (books, journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.), and processing and cataloging of materials.
Strategic Planning & Assessment
The Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment works collaboratively with the collegeís administration, support services, and instructional programs to ensure effective planning and assessment for continuous improvement. The Office provides responsive customer service, consultation, and resources to support broad-based planning and meaningful assessment.