Office of Academic Affairs

Faculty Support and Resources


Academic Affairs seeks to support faculty, chairs and deans in all aspects of their academic professional lives. To that end, we provide specific support for new faculty and administrators; reappointment, promotion and tenure processes, and ongoing support and recognition for teaching and research. Please contact Dr. Dixson with any questions or suggestions for making your Purdue Fort Wayne life more productive and successful.

Upcoming Event


The Alliance for Teaching Enrichment is a new organization of Purdue Fort Wayne faculty created to bring together those most interested in student success, quality instruction, and advancing the academic mission of the University. The Alliance's second annual Teaching Alliance Showcase is Thursday, September 27 from 4:00 - 7:00pm  at the Steel Dynamics Keith Busse Alumni Center.

Associated Sources of Teaching and Learning Support

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Teaching and Learning

Marcia Dixson

Marcia Dixson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, leads initiatives for faculty support and resources. Dr. Dixson, associate professor of communication, earned a B.S.E. and M.A. in English Education from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and a Ph.D. in Communication Research from University of Iowa, Iowa City. She began at Purdue Fort Wayne in 1993 as an Assistant Professor.  

Besides teaching and doing research in family communication and scholarship of teaching and learning she has served in several administrative roles: Basic Course Director, Graduate Director and Chair of Communication and the first Director of the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Contact Dr. Dixson by phone at 260-481-6558 or by email.