Governing Documents: Officers
Effective Date:
Revised Date:
October 2, 1990
January 28, 1999
Review Date:
January 1, 2015
Approving Body:
Board of Governors
Applies to:
All Staff


There shall be a Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of the University.


Powers and Duties

The powers, duties and functions of the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost shall include:


  1. overseeing the administration of the academic aspects of the activities of the University;


  2. authorizing the implementation of new programs for those units reporting to the Vice-President where necessary approvals have been granted;


  3. acting for the President, in the President's absence or inability to act, in relation to the Senate, the Council of every faculty, school and department and Deans' Council, and in relation to such other matters involving the Board and bodies outside the University as may be designated by the President or the Board;


  4. acting as the officer through whom the heads of academic units, and such other units and services as may be designated by the President, report;


  5. being a member ex officio of each faculty, school or department council;


  6. receiving reports from the heads of academic units, and of such other units as may be designated by the President, on the operation of their units;


  7. assessing and making recommendations on requests, from faculties, schools, departments and services under the Vice-President's supervision, for capital and operating appropriations and for any changes therein, and any changes in the fees associated with academic programs;


  8. recommending to the President on the appointment, promotion, tenure, change of service, discipline, retirement and dismissal of the Director of Libraries, deans, directors of schools, heads of academic departments and other academic staff;


  9. preparing such analyses, reports, plans, and policy recommendations as the Vice-President (Academic) and Provost deems appropriate for advancing the academic work of the University; and


  10. undertaking such additional duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board or the President.