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Dr. Anthony C. (Chris) Cain is the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In this position, Dr. Cain is the principal architect of the resident and nonresident (distributed learning) components of the continuum of education. The Vice President provides oversight of curriculum integration throughout the continuum and is the office of primary responsibility for the continuum 's strategic guidance and assessment of compliance. He advises the Air University commander and president on the review and selection of all key faculty members. Dr. Cain also provides overarching guidance and the educational leadership to achieve its high standard of excellence and innovation in educating aerospace leaders and meeting regional accreditation criteria. In addition, he is the focal point for coordinating requests for changes to curricula originating outside Air University.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is directly responsible to the President and Commander of The Air University (AU) for policy and administration of AU programs in the following areas.

  • Serves as the principal architect of resident and non-resident (distributed learning), degreed and non-degreed components of the continuum of education
  • Provides oversight of curriculum integration throughout the continuum and is office of primary responsibility for continuum's strategic guidance and assessment of compliance
  • Advises AU commander on review and selection of all key faculty members
  • Provides overarching guidance and educational leadership to achieve high standard of excellence and innovation in educating aerospace leaders and meeting regional accreditation criteria
  • Serves as the focal point for coordinating requests for changes to curricula originating outside AU
  • Manages the corporate process within the AU structure

The Academic Affairs Office consists of the following primary subdivisions:

  • Coordinates with The Air University's Board of Visitors (BOV)
  • Provides oversight for the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center (MSFRIC)
  • Advises the Commander and President regarding Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation issues
  • Through its Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs it provides oversight of curriculum integration throughout the continuum and is the office of primary responsibility for continuum's strategic guidance and assessment of compliance
  • Interacts directly with students for admissions and support requests through the University's Office of the Registrar

Contact Information
HQ AU/CF
55 LeMay Plaza South
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6335
Phone: (334) 953-5613
FAX: (334) 953-2749
E-mail: HQ AU/CF

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