The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences administers the academics of the college. Directly and through academic departments and programs, the dean’s office deals with a wide range of academic issues, including hiring and promotion of faculty members, faculty development, curriculum, and educational policy. The dean's office oversees the Allen Memorial Art Museum and the Office of Sponsored Programs, and, along with the dean of the Conservatory of Music, oversees the library system and the Center for Information Technology.
The Dean of Arts and Sciences is the chief academic officer of Oberlin College, responsible for all faculty and curricular matters. The staff of the Dean’s Office works collaboratively to sustain and enhance the intellectual life of the college especially through supporting the faculty and the curriculum. As the chief representative of the faculty, the dean welcomes conversations with the faculty about curricular and research matters. The two associate deans are also available to assist with curriculum and faculty development.
Oberlin College faculty teach a wide, varied, and challenging curriculum across 40 departments and programs, offering 50 majors and 43 minors and concentrations. Oberlin faculty are at the core of the Oberlin education. Ninety-six percent of our faculty possess the terminal degree for their field, and eighty-eight percent are tenured or on tenure track. For more information, see the demographic profile of the faculty.