The Dean of Faculty’s office serves the faculty and academic staff to help ensure the effectiveness of the academic program. Our office manages the academic affairs of over 30 departments and programs, and interacts with more than 200 faculty to facilitate their ability to deliver a powerful education to Bates students. The office is a responsive team dedicated to advancing the work of the college. We work closely with individual faculty, academic units, faculty committees, staff members, parents, alumni, the Board of Trustees, and the administration. Information about our responsibilities and structures is included in these web pages.

Assistant Professor of Education Mara Tieken circulates among small groups of students as they discuss what makes good teaching. Through fieldwork and classroom work, education students learn about the field’s interdisciplinary perspectives and the practical realities today.