UMKC Catalog


College of Arts and Sciences

Office of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Scofield Hall, Room 302
711 E. 51 Street
(816) 235-2534

Associate Dean: Kati Toivanen Contact Information

The associate dean coordinates programs and support to meet curricular and co-curricular needs of undergraduate students.

Staff in the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Office (9 Scofield Hall) and Program for Adult College Education (PACE, 104 Scofield Hall) provide academic advising to prospective and current students and referrals to faculty advisers, evaluate transfer work and transcripts, monitor degree progress, process class lists, grade rolls, petitions and special requests, conduct graduation degree checks, assist with freshman and transfer orientations, serve as liaisons to other UMKC and community college advising offices and represent the College at other special programs and recruiting events.

Through the dean's office, coordination and support are also provided for numerous areas related to academic programs, including:

  • Curriculum and program development.
  • Academic standards, grading and appeals.
  • Articulation efforts.
  • Assessment measures.
  • Catalog production.
  • Commencement exercises.
  • Scholarships.
  • First Year Experience program.
  • Enrollment management.
  • Various recruitment and retention activities.
  • High School College Partnerships.

In these efforts, the associate dean and staff work with the College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff, and also coordinate with other University of Missouri academic programs, community colleges and other student affairs offices, including the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Center for Academic Development, Student Involvement, etc.