Office for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs
The office for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs (AFSA) is responsible for the management and oversight of academic affairs and faculty affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These responsibilities include the establishment of policies that affect academic affairs, academic initiatives, faculty appointments, promotions, and tenure, and required and requested reporting submitted to The University of Texas System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in addition to other various external agencies. The Office of the AFSA supports the missions of the University by encouraging excellence in all academic programs; serving as the institutional liaison for SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation; providing vital academic functions such as library services, faculty development, and student services that must be efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of students, faculty and administrators; and ensuring that strategic planning and reporting are accurate and up-to-date.
Assistant to the Vice President
for Academic, Faculty and
Blanca T. Bauer, Ph.D
Assistant Vice President,
Nakia S. Pope, Ph.D.
Assessment and Compliance
Nancy K. Jones
Director, Institutional Research
Herlinda T. Howard
Office of Institutional
The AFSA has direct responsibility for the following functional areas:
- The Libraries
- Faculty Documents, Policies and Process for Promotions, Tenure and Appointments
- Faculty Senate
- Office of Academic Quality Enhancement
- Office of Institutional Research
- Student Services
- Title IX at UTHSCSA
- University-Wide Standing Committees
The Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs serves as the Chief Academic Affairs Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, and reports directly to the President of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.