Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost Executive Leadership
The Vice-President, Academic and Provost is responsible for the overall academic enterprise of OCAD University, which includes the provision of direction and support to the Faculties of Art, Design, Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Graduate Studies, the University Senate and its standing committees, the Writing & Learning Centre and Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre, as well as the departmental areas of Library Services, and Student Affairs (comprised of the Office of the Registrar, Admissions & Recruitment, Financial Aid & Awards, Health and Wellness, Centre for Students with Disabilities and Student Success Programs). Broadly, this mandate involves academic planning and the academic priorities of the university's strategic plan. Particular activities, such as faculty professional development (teaching and learning support activities, sabbaticals and PD funding), initiatives in experiential and online learning, international liaison, special events, etc. are supported here.
With respect to all of this, the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost is accountable for the Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) as well as financially sound operations and innovation. The position also includes liaison with the government and connections to governing bodies, including the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Universities Canada / Universités Canada, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) and membership in the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents (OCAV).