Office of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all academic activities of the Community College. The goal of the Office of Academic Affairs is to attract and retain the best faculty and staff to ensure an outstanding education for each student. Additionally, the Office of Academic Affairs ensures that each program is designed to help students to obtain the requisite skills for today’s workforce and to prepare to meet the needs of tomorrow.
Led by Dr. Marilyn Hamilton, Dean for Academic Affairs, the Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for academic planning, programs, and support services; academic policy; academic services; budgets; faculty affairs, governance, appointments, and advancement; research administrative support and compliance; institutional research; and production of the college’s 2-year undergraduate catalogs.
A Letter from the Dean of Academic Affairs
Welcome to the University of the District of Columbia-Community College (UDC-CC). UDC-CC is a vibrant and energetic place. Our Associate degree programs are designed to cultivate the intellectual ability of our students, to develop their knowledge and skills, and to prepare them to think critically, analytically, and creatively.
Our student body is diverse in age and in educational goals. The average age of our students is 27, although a significant percentage are recent high school graduates and others are returning students who have been away from postsecondary for several years or are entering College for the first time. Two-thirds of our students attend part time and most are employed either full or part time. Classes are held Monday-Saturday with approximately sixty percent as evening courses. A majority of our students are first generation, meaning they are the first in their families to attend college. Our challenge is to set high expectations for all these students while making every effort to help them succeed.
Take a moment to get to know us by browsing the Community College website. While the path ahead may seem daunting, we have a variety of faculty, staff, and administrators willing to assist you toward your degree completion and enhance your University involvement.
We hope your experiences here will be both personally and professionally rewarding. Welcome again to UDC-CC. See you around!
Marilyn Hamilton, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs
The Community College strives to meet the needs of all students in all areas of academic and extracurricular life. Students who are experiencing problems with their academic experience should reach out to the Office of Academic Affairs. The staff will work to review each problem or concern, and help students find avenues for resolution. To aid in this process, the Office of Academic Affairs has developed several procedures to fairly address student concerns. Students can begin working with the Office of Academic Affairs by filling out and submitting the appropriate forms, which can be found below.