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honors college personnel

Thomas F. Freeman Honors College
Lower Level, Robert J. Terry Library
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004

Voice - 713 313 6725; Fax - 713 313 1879

For information about College personnel, please click on the appropriate section heading below.

Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Deans

The administrative team in the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College includes the dean, associate dean for academic affairs, assistant dean for academic affairs, and assistant dean for student services.

The dean, associate dean and assistant deans optimize the relationships between the college and the human and other resources that support its program. The resources include faculty members, departments, schools and colleges, other officials and offices in the university; experts who make presentations related to themes in the college and courses students take in its program; sites of observations, experiences, contributions and special studies; educational institutions from which students seek admission into the college; and alumni and benefactors of the college.

Humphrey A. Regis, Dean

Voice -- 713 313 1983; Fax – 713 313 1879; E-Mail – regisha@tsu.edu

The Dean is the chief visionary, academic and administrative officer of the college.  The person who holds this position leads the development of its academic program, the provision of services to its students, and the optimizing of its relationships with partners and benefactors inside and outside the university.   This official is responsible for making sure that students who graduate from the college embody the achievement of the mission of the college, embody the attributes of a superior graduate of the university, and apply their education in work and in further study.

Dianne Jemison Pollard, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Voice -- 713 313 6722; Fax – 713 313 1879; E-Mail – jemisonpollard_df@tsu.edu | Background

The associate dean for academic affairs focuses on the academic aspects of the college.  That official is responsible for ensuring the observing of requirements for admission, progression and graduation in the college.  These include courses the college develops and offers, and courses that other academic units offer and that earn honors college credit.  This official also acts as the chief administrative officer of the college in the absence of the dean.

Dr. Hector Miranda, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Voice -- 713 313 6723; Fax – 713 313 1817; E-Mail – mirandahc@tsu.edu

The interim assistant dean for academic affairs focuses on the relationships between the College and initiatives undertaken by the university to enhance academic performance.  They include the Urban Academic Village (UAV), Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), projects, and the work of units in such specialized areas as undergraduate research..  This official works with the Dean, Assistant Dean for Student Services and University Advancement personnel to cultivate external relationships that benefit the College.

Candy Ratliff, Assistant Dean for Student Services

Voice -- 713 313 6721; Fax – 713 313 1879; E-Mail – ratliff_ch@tsu.edu

The assistant dean for student services meets the needs of College students and serves as an advocate for them.  This official advises students, facilitates the advising of them, promotes the establishment and operation of student organizations, ensures students have the technological and other resources for their development, and serves as the reporter, writer, editor and manager for communication and relationships between the college and its publics.

Dr. Gloria Batiste-Roberts, Interim Coordinator of Student Services and Community Relations

Voice -- 713 313 7025; Fax – 713 313 1817; E-Mail – robertsgb@tsu.edu

The interim coordinator of student services and community relations serves as the chief planner and organizer of student activities; chief provider of student services; and especially, chief initiator, organizer and provider of pro-active student advising. This official also works with the dean on the relationships of the Honors College with external publics that contribute to the College and its students.

college Business Administrator

Linda Coach Riley, Business Administrator

Voice -- 713 313 7458; Fax – 713 313 1879; E-Mail – coach_lf@tsu.edu

The college business administrator is responsible for the organization, operations and efficiency of the college. This official manages the business relationships between the college and its clients and partners, and maintains its master student, personnel, financial, and budgetary records.  The official also facilitates the execution of the activities and events of the College.

administrative Assistant

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Student Assistants
Student assistants help officials in the College address their responsibilities. They embody the ideals of multidimensionality and "interdisciplinarity," and help the officials serve the students and partners of the College.
Associated Faculty Members

Faculty members associated with the Honors College belong in categories on the basis of the courses they teach and the advising they offer to the College and its students. They may be Honors College Section instructors; Honors-Credit-Proposal Course instructors; assigned Honors College Student Advisors; members of the College Faculty Advisory Board; advisors of student observations, contributions, internships or projects; and College Faculty Fellows.

Honors College Section Instructors

These professors teach sections of courses that departments reserve for College students. They also cover its themes and develop its skills, and are the subjects of special agreements between the College and the departments.

Honors-Credit-Proposal Course Instructors

These instructors enter with students into agreements under which students take courses that yield College credit because the students engage in work that meets requirements of the College and goes beyond the work other students undertake. The instructors and students sign the agreements, which must receive the endorsement of the associate dean for academic affairs and the dean at the College, before the courses begin.

Designated Honors College Student Advisors

The principal manager of the advising of students in the Honors College is the Assistant Dean for Student Services. Among other functions, this dean makes sure that students meet its academic, observation, contribution, project and other requirements. The assistant dean receives help from faculty members whom their departments assign the task of advising majors in Honors.

Faculty Members of College Advisory Board

In developing, implementing, reviewing and revising Honors College policy and practice, the Dean, Associate Dean and Assistant Dean receive help from the College Advisory Board. The Dean nominates faculty members of this board after consulting with chairs of their departments and/or deans of their schools or colleges.

Student Observation, Contribution/Internship and Research/Creative/Professional Project Advisors

Students in the Honors College engage in at least four activities for which they receive academic credit: the observation of experts and/or organizations who work on imperatives in their majors; participation in offices, agencies or organizations that cultivate or augment the sense of local, national and global membership; internships that include contributions to the addressing of imperatives in their majors; research/­creative/­professional projects that apply or advance the understanding of the imperatives.

Students engage in the observation with the guidance of the instructor for the course for which it is a requirement. They participate in the office, agency or organization under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Student Services, who may receive help from faculty members who focus on the work of the office, agency or organization. Their contributions in their internships are under the supervision of faculty members in their departments, who report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. They conduct research/creative/professional projects under the supervision of advisors in their departments, who report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Honors College Faculty Fellows

The Dean of the College and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research select tenured and tenure-track faculty members (assistant, associate or full professors) for service as Honors College Fellows. These fellows will be interdisciplinary academics who celebrate the integration of the local, national and global.

Faculty fellows normally will meet the following expectations:

  1. 1. advise organizations specific to Honors College scholars;
  2. 2. serve as academic advisors for College scholars in their departments;
  3. 3. serve as chairpersons or members of thesis committees of College scholars;
  4. 4. advise and evaluate College scholars engaging in observations, internships and/or projects, and provide College scholars with opportunities to participate in projects that fellows initiate;
  5. 5. advise and evaluate College scholars making voluntary contributions to various entities;
  6. 6.organize, and help maximize the success of, College co-curricular activities (such as lectures, workshops, presentations, seminars, competitions, "study away/abroad" programs and student exchanges);
  7. 7.serve as academic, professional and social role models for College scholars;
  8. 8. provide College scholars with opportunities to learn from specialists in their majors;
  9. 9. help plan and execute College fund-raising campaigns;
  10. 10. promote the College before potential students, potential benefactors, and other publics.

The College will work with chairs to include the teaching of Honors sections of courses in the assignments of fellows. If fellows teach the sections as overloads, the College will compensate them at the rates the university pays for overloads in their departments.

For courses taken by students from across the university, faculty fellows develop augmentations that lead Honors College students to earn Honors credit. The augmentations are in agreements that the fellows and students negotiate and the dean and associate dean for academic affairs of the College endorse. For these courses, fellows receive no extra compensation.