Academic Affairs

The responsibilities of the Academic Affairs Office include policy development and implementation related to the Coordinating Board's statutory responsibilities and major public policy initiatives, including review of new and existing academic programs for public colleges and universities; transfer and articulation, assessment of general education, and institutional and program certification. The division also maintains liaison relationships with chief academic officers, state, regional and national groups influencing higher education.

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Mason Campbell, Assistant Commissioner of Academic Affairs (501-371-2044)

Alana Colburn, Associate Director of Private Postsecondary Education (501-371-2060), contact for information on the following:

  • Authorization for Out-of-State and/or Private Institutions
  • Arkansas Course Transfer System 
  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
  • Oversight and Licensing of Private Career Schools

Tina Moore, Director of Workforce Development (501-682-1602), contact for information on the following:

  • Work-Based Learning
  • Non-Credit Workforce
  • Arkansas Data Science & Computing Ecosystem
  • STEM
  • Math Pathways
  • K-12 Partnerships

Kimberly Long, Program Manager for Academic Reports and Special Reports (501-371-2039), contact for information on the following:

  • Concurrent Credit
  • Program Viability Report
  • Academic Program Reviews
  • Faculty Credential Report
  • Special Projects: Prior Learning, AAT, Regional Workforce Grant

Tracy Harrell, Chief Program Development Officer (501-371-2058), contact for information on the following:

  • New Program Proposals
  • Letters of Intent
  • Letters of Notification
  • Annual Report on Program Status
  • Annual Report on First-Year Student Remediation
  • Approved Programs and Department Lists
  • Placement Plans
  • Special Projects: Math Pathways, Multiple Measure Assessment

Tracye McKeown, Academic Support Specialist (501-371-2021), contact for information on the following:

  • Private Career Schools
  • Academic Common Market
  • Closed Private Career School Transcripts

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