Stephens College Overhauling Academic Structure
COLUMBIA (AP) - Stephens College in Columbia is reorganizing its academic structure. Starting this fall, the college will have five schools, each headed by a separate dean.Currently, the college has two schools with deans and others departments led by chairs. Under the new system, Stephens won't have departments or department chairs. Nancy Cornwell, interim vice president of academic affairs, says the change will allow faculty to be in classrooms, rather than spending time doing administrative work. The Columbia Tribune reports Stephens already had the School of Design and Fashion and the School of Performing Arts. With the changes, it will also have schools of humanities and sciences, organizational leadership and strategic communication, and interdisciplinary studies.