Academic Affairs


The Academic Affairs website is where faculty can find information about professional development, new faculty resources, links to important resources, faculty awards, and general education. We hope that you can find all the information you need on these pages, but if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Provost or one of the members of the Academic Affairs Executive Staff.

Mission Statement

The Academic Affairs division at Santa Fe College seeks to provide an academically engaging environment grounded in the principles of a learning college and supportive of the college's mission.

Learning College Principles

  • situates all learning, programs, and initiatives within the college's vision, mission, and values;
  • engages learners as active, responsible, and full partners in their education;
  • promotes access for a diversity of students through traditional and alternative programs;
  • assists and promotes learning through collaborative and cooperative activities and support services;
  • supports the needs of faculty and staff in their efforts to serve students;
  • embraces a culture of innovation and evidence to promote student access, retention, and success;
  • offers curriculum that meets the demonstrated needs of students, the community and the workplace.

Chickering and Gamson's Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education

  • encourages contact between students and faculty,
  • develops reciprocity and cooperation among students,
  • encourages active learning,
  • gives prompt feedback,
  • emphasizes time on task,
  • communicates high expectations and
  • respects diverse talents and ways of learning.