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    College of William & Mary
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About William & Mary


     

General Statement of Policy

The College of William and Mary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. All inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be addressed to:

Tammie H. Currie
Director of Equal Opportunity
The College of William and Mary
Hornsby House
P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
(757) 221-2615

Note: The catalog provides announcements for the 2012-2013 academic year. It is current until August 2013. The College reserves the right to make changes in the regulations, charges and curricula listed herein at any time.

CATALOGS ARE ISSUED FOR OTHER COLLEGE PROGRAMS AS FOLLOWS:

Mason School of Business
School of Education
Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences
School of Marine Science
William & Mary Law School

Accreditation

The College of William and Mary is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s certificate, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of William and Mary.

Correspondence Directory

To facilitate prompt attention, inquiries should be addressed to the following at the College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795.

Academic Affairs

Michael R. Halleran, Provost

Admission - Undergraduate

Henry R. Broaddus, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Admission - Graduate Studies

John P. Swaddle, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Arts and Sciences

Deborah A. Hewitt, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, School of Business

Thomas J. Ward, Associate Dean, School of Education

Faye Shealy, Associate Dean, William & Mary Law School

Alumni Affairs

Karen R. Cottrell, Executive Vice President, Society of the Alumni

Auxiliary Services

Acting Director John Byxbe

Bookstore

Cathy Pacheco, Manager

Campus Police

Donald R. Challis, Chief

Development, Annuities and Gifts

Sean M. Pieri, Vice President for University Development

Equal Opportunity

Tammy H. Currie, Director of Equal Opportunity

Fees and Expenses

Edmund A. Brummer, III, Director of Financial Operations

 

General Business Matters

Samuel E. Jones, Vice President for Finance

Anna B. Martin, Vice President for Administration

Information Technology and Telecommunications

Courtney M. Carpenter, Associate Provost for Information Technology

International Studies

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Ombudsperson

Tatia D. Granger, University Ombudsperson

Records and Transcripts

Sara L. Marchello, University Registrar

Strategic Initiatives, University Governance, University Relations and Creative Services

James R. Golden, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Student Employment, Student Loans, Financial Aid

Edward P. Irish, Director of Student Financial Aid

Student Life

Virginia M. Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs

Swem Library

Carrie L. Cooper, Dean, University Libraries

The College

Mission Statement

The College of William & Mary, a public university in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William & Mary is proud of its role as the  Alma Mater of generations of American patriots, leaders and public servants. Now, in its fourth century, it continues this tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Its moderate size, dedicated faculty and distinctive history give William & Mary a unique character among public institutions, and create a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and teachers.

The university’s predominantly residential undergraduate program provides a broad liberal education in a stimulating academic environment enhanced by a talented and diverse student body. This nationally acclaimed undergraduate program is integrated with selected graduate and professional programs in five faculties — Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law and Marine Science. Masters and doctoral programs in the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, business, education and law provide a wide variety of intellectual opportunities for students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

At William & Mary, teaching, research and public service are linked through programs designed to preserve, transmit and expand knowledge. Effective teaching imparts knowledge and encourages the intellectual development of both student and teacher. Research of the highest quality supports the educational program by introducing students to the challenge and excitement of original discovery, and is a source of the knowledge and understanding needed for a better society. The university recognizes its special responsibility to the citizens of Virginia through public and community service to the Commonwealth as well as to national and international communities. Teaching, research and public service are all integral parts of the mission of William & Mary.

The Phi Beta Kappa Society

On December 5, 1776, a small group of William & Mary students founded the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which has since become the nation’s premier academic honor society. Alpha of Virginia, as the founding chapter came to be known, inducted fifty members during its first brief period of existence (1776-1781). Among them were William Short, later a distinguished diplomat and close associate of Thomas Jefferson, and John Marshall, subsequently Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa were established at Yale and Harvard, which gave the Society continuity and growth it might not otherwise have had, for in 1781, with the approach of the British army, Alpha of Virginia was suspended. After a brief revival period (1851-1861), the chapter was resurrected in 1893, the 200th anniversary of the founding of William & Mary. In the meantime, chapters of the Society had been established at many other  institutions and had come together as the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, now the Phi Beta Kappa Society, with which Alpha of Virginia is affiliated.

The primary purpose of Alpha of Virginia is to encourage and recognize the achievements of William & Mary undergraduates, and twice each year, the Chapter elects to membership a small number of senior students who are B.A. and B.S. candidates and have demonstrated outstanding scholarship, breadth of intellectual interests and good character.

The College of William & Mary Diversity Statement

The College of William & Mary in Virginia is a community of teachers, students, and staff who share our national ideals of human equality, democracy, pluralism, and advancement based on merit. We give life to these principles—and prepare women and men to be citizens of the wider world—when we value diverse backgrounds, talents, and points of view.

As a community, William & Mary believes that cultural pluralism and intellectual freedom introduce us to new experiences, stimulate original ideas, enrich critical thinking, and give our work a broader reach. We cannot accomplish our mission of teaching, learning, discovery, and service without such diversity.

William & Mary belongs to all Virginians, to the nation, and to the world. Yet our College, like our country, failed for many years to open the door of opportunity to all people. In recent decades, William & Mary has made itself a more diverse community, and thus a better one. Structures and habits that create injustices, however, have yet to be fully banished from American society. We are committed to establishing justice.

The College of William & Mary strives to be a place where people of all backgrounds feel at home, where diversity is actively embraced, and where each individual takes responsibility for upholding the dignity of all members of the  community.

Code of Ethics

Integrity is one of the core values of the College of William & Mary. Thus, we are committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all of the university’s activities. At William & Mary, we insist that all members of the university community -- our board members, employees, students, and volunteers -- comply with all laws, regulations, policies and ethical norms applicable to them. More generally, we are to be honest, fair, and trustworthy ourselves and to take care that other members of the university community are also.

We, as members of the William & Mary community, will:

  1. Obey the laws, regulations, and policies applicable to our university activities.
  2. Protect and preserve university resources and ensure their proper use.
  3. Avoid both conflicts of interest and the appearance of such conflicts.
  4. Safeguard confidential information.
  5. Make procurement decisions impartially and objectively.
  6. Maintain effective internal controls to safeguard the regularity and integrity of our activities.
  7. Treat other people with dignity and respect, ensuring there is no discrimination or harassment at William & Mary.
  8. Report any illegal or unethical action that comes to our attention, so the university can investigate and take corrective steps.

Goals

In fulfilling its mission,William & Mary adopts the following specific goals:

  • to attract outstanding students from diverse backgrounds;
  • to develop a diverse faculty which is nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in both teaching and research;
  • to provide a challenging undergraduate program with a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that encourages creativity, independent thought, and intellectual depth, breadth and curiosity;
  • to offer high quality graduate and professional programs that prepare students for intellectual, professional and public leadership;
  • to instill in its students an appreciation for the human condition, a concern for the public well-being and a life-long commitment to learning; and
  • to use the scholarship and skills of its faculty and students to further human knowledge and understanding, and to address specific problems confronting the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation and the world.

Presidents of the College

James Blair, 1693-1743
William Dawson, 1743-1752
William Stith, 1752-1755
Thomas Dawson, 1755-1760
William Yates, 1761-1764
James Horrocks, 1764-1771
John Camm, 1771-1777
James Madison, 1777-1812
John Bracken, 1812-1814
John Augustine Smith, 1814-1826
William H. Wilmer, 1826-1827
Adam Empie, 1827-1836
Thomas Roderick Dew, 1836-1846
Robert Saunders, 1847-1848
John Johns, 1849-1854
Benjamin S. Ewell, 1854-1888
Lyon G. Tyler, 1888-1919
Julian A.C. Chandler, 1919-1934
John Stewart Bryan, 1934-1942
John Edwin Pomfret, 1942-1951
Alvin Duke Chandler, 1951-1960
Davis Young Paschall, 1960-1971
Thomas Ashley Graves, Jr., 1971-1985
Paul Robert Verkuil, 1985-1992
Timothy Jackson Sullivan, 1992-2005
Gene Ray Nichol, Jr., 2005-2008
W. Taylor Reveley III, 2008-

Chancellors of the College

Henry Compton, Bishop of London, 1693-1700
Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1700-1707
Henry Compton, Bishop of London, 1707-1713
John Robinson, Bishop of London, 1714-1721
William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1721-1729
Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, 1729-1736
William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1736-1737
Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, 1737-1748
Thomas Sherlock, Bishop of London, 1749-1761
Thomas Hayter, Bishop of London, 1762
Charles Wyndham, Earl of Egremont, 1762-1763
Philip Yorke, Earl of Harwicke, 1764
Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, 1764-1776
George Washington, First President of The United States, 1788-1799
John Tyler, Tenth President of The United States, 1859-1862
Hugh Blair Grigsby, Historian 1871-1881
John Stewart Bryan, Nineteenth President of The College of William And Mary, 1942-1944
Colgate W. Darden, Jr., Governor of Virginia, 1946-1947
Alvin Duke Chandler, Twenty-first President of The College of William And Mary, 1962-1974
Warren E. Burger, Fifteenth Chief Justice of The United States, 1986-1993
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain, 1993-2000
Henry A. Kissinger, Secretary of State, 2000-2005
Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of The United States Supreme Court, 2005-2012
Robert M. Gates, United States Secretary of Defense, 2012–

Honorary Fellows of the College

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, 1981
Her Royal Highness, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, 1989

Board of Visitors

As of July 1, 2012

The Board of Visitors is the governing authority of The College of William and Mary. In executing its duties, the Board is guided by the laws and policies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It strives to preserve the ideals and traditions of the institutions under its jurisdiction, including the student-administered Honor System. The Board appoints the President of the College of William and Mary; and it appoints academic officers, faculties, and other employees essential to the effective operation of all the institutions under its control. Appointed by and accountable to the Governor, the seventeen members of the Board of Visitors serve for terms of four years each. Annually the Rector appoints the President of the Student Assembly of William and Mary and, in consultation with the Committee on Academic Affairs, appoints a full-time faculty member from among the former presidents of the William and Mary Faculty Assembly to the position of non-voting, advisory representative on the Board of Visitors. The Board approves the Mission Statement and Goals of the College.

Board of Visitors Officers
Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73 Rector
Charles A. Banks III, HON ’05 Vice Rector
Dennis H. Liberson ’78 Secretary

 

Board of Visitors Members
Term expires June 30, 2013
Dennis H. Liberson ’78 Great Falls, VA
Michael Tang ’76 Elk Grove Village, IL
John C. Thomas Richmond, VA
Jeffrey B. Trammell ’73 Washington, DC
Term expires June 30, 2014
Charles A. Banks III, HON ’05 Gloucester, VA
Edward L. Flippen, M.B.A. ’67, J.D. ’74 Richmond, VA
Laura L. Flippin ’92 Arlington, VA
L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr., HON ’08 Richmond, VA
Term expires June 30, 2015
Thomas R. Frantz ’70, J.D. ’73, M.L.T. ’81 Virginia Beach, VA
Leigh A. Pence ’00 Great Falls, VA
Peter A. Snyder ’94 Alexandria, VA
Todd A. Stottlemyer ’85 Oak Hill, VA
Term expires June 30, 2016
Kendrick F. Ashton, Jr. ’98 New York, NY
Ann Green Baise Falls Church, VA
Keith S. Fimian ’78 Oakton, VA
John E. Littel Virginia Beach, VA
Robert E. Scott, J.D. ’68 New York, NY
2012-2013 Student Representatives
Curtis A. Mills College of William & Mary
Jessica C. Salazar Richard Bland College
2012-2013 Faculty Representatives
William J. Hausman ’71 College of William & Mary
To be appointed Richard Bland College

Committees of the Board of Visitors

Executive Committee

Richard Bland College Committee

Committee on Academic Affairs

Committee on Administration

Committee on Alumni Relations

Committee on Athletics

Committee on Audit

Committee on Buildings and Grounds

Committee on Development

Committee on Financial Affairs

Committee on Strategic Initiatives

Committee on Student Affairs

Directory of Administrative Offices

Office of the President

W. Taylor Reveley III, President

Michael J. Fox, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Visitors

Cynthia A. Brauer, Executive Assistant to the President

W. Fanchon Glover, Assistant to the President for Diversity and Community Initiatives

Louise L. Kale, Executive Director of the Historic Campus

Jeremy P. Martin, Assistant to the President and the Provost

Office of the Provost

Michael R. Halleran, Provost

Christin E. Fiedler, Executive Assistant to the Provost

Kathleen F. Slevin, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dennis M. Manos, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Professional Studies

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Henry R. Broaddus, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Susan L. Bosworth, Associate Provost for Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness

Courtney M. Carpenter, Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Jeremy P. Martin, Assistant to the President and the Provost

Adam D. Anthony, Director of the Washington Office

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Katherine M. Conley, Dean of Faculty

Darlene Campbell, Director of Administration and Finance for Arts and Sciences

John D. Griffin, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

John P. Swaddle, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

Joel D. Schwartz, Dean of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies

Teresa V. Longo, Dean for Educational Policy

Mason School of Business

Lawrence B. Pulley, Dean

Jon E. Krapfl, Associate Dean for Programs and Administration

Franklin E. Robeson, Associate Dean of Faculty

William T. Geary, Assistant Dean , BBA Programs

Deborah A. Hewitt, Assistant Dean, MBA Programs. Assistant Dean, MAccPrograms

David M. Murray, Assistant Dean, Information Technology

School of Education

Virginia L. McLaughlin, Dean

Thomas J. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Christopher R. Gareis, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Professional Services

William & Mary Law School

Davison M. Douglas, Dean

Nancy Combs, Vice Dean

I. Trotter Hardy, Jr., Associate Dean, Technology

Lizbeth A. Jackson, Associate Dean, Administration/Registrar

Faye F. Shealy, Associate Dean, Admission

Robert E. Kaplan, Associate Dean, Career Services

Sarah F. Kellam, Associate Dean, Development/Alumni Affairs

School of Marine Science

John T. Wells, Dean

Linda C. Schaffner, Associate Dean, Academic Studies

Roger L. Mann, Director, Research and Advisory Services

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Ronald Hoffman, Director

Christopher D. Grasso, Visiting Editor, William and Mary Quarterly

Reves Center for International Studies

Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center

Sylvia M. Mitterndorfer, Director of Global Education

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Carrie L. Cooper, Dean of University Libraries

Muscarelle Museum of Art

Aaron H. DeGroft, Director

Amy K. Gorman, Curator of Education and News Media

Office of Administration

Anna B. Martin, Vice President for Administration

Martha T. Sheets, Senior Planner

Donald R. Challis, Chief of Campus Police

Ronnie J. Price, Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Gregory Johnson, Director, Procurement

Office of Admission

Henry R. Broaddus, Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission

Timothy A. Wolfe, Senior Associate Dean of Admission

Deborah L. Basket, Associate Dean of Admission

Kimberly B. van Deusen, Associate Dean of Admission

Stacey A. Richardson, Associate Dean of Admission

Office of Compliance and Policy

Kiersten L. Boyce, Compliance and Policy Officer

Office of Equal Opportunity

Tammy H. Currie, Director of Equal Opportunity

Office of Finance

Samuel E. Jones, Vice President for Finance

Glenda E. White, Director of the Budget

Edmund A. Brummer, Director of Financial Operations

William D. Copan, Assistant Vice President for Investment Administration

F. Brian Hiestand, Chief Investment Officer for the Endowment Association

Office of Financial Aid

Edward P. Irish, Director

Patricia G. Kelly, Associate Director

Office of Intercollegiate Athletics

Edward C. Driscoll, Jr., Director

Steven L. Cole, Associate Director

Office of Internal Audit

Michael L. Stump, University Auditor

Office of Strategic Initiatives

James R. Golden, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Frances C. Bradford, Associate Vice President for Government Relations

Tina L. Coleman, Director of Creative Services

Joseph M. McClain, Director of Research Communications

Brian W. Whitson, Associate Vice President for University Relations

Leonard L. Sledge, Director of Economic Development

Office of Student Affairs

Virginia Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia M. Volp Dean of Students

Deborah Boykin, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (Campus Living) and Director of Residence Life

Mark Constantine, Executive Director of Student Activities and Unions

Vernon J. Hurte, Senior Associate Dean of Students, Director of Center for Student Diversity and Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity

Mary E. Schilling, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Career Development

Andrew D. Stelljes, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (Student Engagement and Leadership) and Director of Community Engagement

Gregory M. Henderson, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief of Staff

Jodi Fisler, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Student Affairs Planning and Assessment

Warnetta C. Mann, Director, Counseling Center

Virginia D. Wells, Director, Student Health

Anne H. Arseneau, Director of Leadership Development

Office of the University Counsel

Deborah A. Love, University Counsel

Office of University Development

Sean M. Pieri, Vice President for University Development

Teresa L. Munford, Associate Vice President for Development

Earl T. Granger, III, Associate Vice President for Development

Office of University Ombudsperson

Tatia D. Granger, University Ombudsperson

Office of the University Registrar

Sara L. Marchello, University Registrar

Kimberly A. Momballou, Associate Registrar

Society of the Alumni

Karen R. Cottrell, Executive Vice President