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Sandra Grunwald

Specialty area(s)

Academic Program Review

Program Planning

Biochemistry, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Assessment of Student Learning

Brief biography

Serving as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-La Crosse I oversee the following units: Academic Advising Center & Career Services, Admissions, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning (CATL), Financial Aid, Graduate Studies, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning (IRAP), Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP, which includes UG Rsh and Creativity), and Records & Registration. In this role I act as the direct report for the directors of these units and report directly to the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. I oversee special projects related to student enrollment, student retention, assessment and faculty development.

I also serve as UW-L's System Liaison & UWL Academic Planner and thus coordinate the internal and UW System approval of new programs and internal review of existing academic programs. I serve as the consultant for new UWL programs (majors, minors, emphases, concentrations), guiding them through the internal and System processes, and reviewing materials. 

Current courses at UWL

CHM 530: Chemistry for the Health Sciences (a graduate-level course for students in the M.S. Biology-Nurse Anesthesia program)

PAS 624: Medical Biochemistry (a graduate-level course for students in the Physician Assistant program)



Ph.D. University of WI-Madison, 1997
Major: Biochemistry

B.S. University of WI-Eau Claire, 1991
Major: Chemistry, ACS Certification

Teaching history

CHM 100: Contemporary Chemistry

CHM 103: General Chemistry Lab

CHM 325: Fundamental Biochemistry

CHM 417: Biochemistry I

CHM 418: Biochemistry II

CHM 471: Chemistry Capstone

CHM 530: Chemistry for Health Sciences

PAS 624: Medical Biochemistry