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Important Dates

Grants and Sabbatical Deadlines Faculty Senate Meetings

  • (Kansas Room, Mondays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.)


  • Fall 2016 - December 16
  • Spring 2017 - May 13

New Faculty Orientation 2017-2018

  • August 10 & 11 2017  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office of Academic Affairs

Picture of Washburn University GraduatesThe Academic Affairs Office is charged with overseeing all academic programs at Washburn University to ensure academic quality and integrity. I encourage you to visit this site often for the most up to date information regarding a variety of campus-wide initiatives.

Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Strategic Plan 

In 2010 Washburn University adopted a university-wide strategic plan.  In support of this plan, an academic strategic plan was developed to move forward the identified academic elements within the university plan.  The next round of strategic planning began during fall 2017 with faculty roundtables providing input into the main themes of the strategic plan framework.  The proposed strategic plan framework will be presented to the Washburn Board of Regents in June, 2018.  Once the framework is approved, work will be gin on crafting unit-level strategic plans in support of the approved strategic planning themes.

Update on University Initiatives

Academic Affairs Dates and Deadlines

The Office of Academic Affairs maintains a list of academic/administrative deadlines for the submission of application and reports throughout the academic year.  The list of deadlines is updated annually every summer.  See 'Important Dates' in the left column. Please notify Kelly Mourning-Byers (kelly.mbyers@washburn.edu) if a deadline of interest to you is not included.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation – Higher Learning Commission

Washburn University is currently preparing for the 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission which will culminate in a site visit by peer evaluators March 25-26, 2019. Information regarding the accreditation self study process is available for your review.

The previous spring 2007 accreditation self study for the Higher Learning Commission is also available for your review.