Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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Other form(s) of name

  • Office of the Vice-President, Academic (1969 - 1993)

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Dates of existence

1970 -

History

The Vice-President, Academic and Provost (VPA) is the senior academic officer for Simon Fraser University, responsible for the overall leadership of academic activities at the university.

In SFU's first years, all faculty deans and senior administrators reported directly to the President. Planning for the establishment of a Vice-President's Office to oversee academic matters began in the late 1960s, and two faculty members served as temporary Acting Vice-Presidents during 1968-1970 (Rudi Haering and Lalit Srivastava successively). In 1970 the university appointed Brian Wilson as Vice-President, Academic, and the Office was formally established on September 1, 1970 when Wilson's appointment commenced.

The main responsibilities of the Vice-President, Academic are to oversee reporting units (both academic faculties and academic-support departments); coordinate the university's academic planning processes; lead academic budget allocation planning; manage employment relations with academic faculty; coordinate external reviews of academic departments; coordinate space allocation and planning of facilities, infrastructure and IT systems; and liaise with other senior administrators at the university, government bodies and agencies, and other universities and educational institutions.

While the main functions of the Office have remained generally stable, the processes involved, the administrative framework, and the distribution of roles and responsibilities have evolved considerably over time. Four major reorganizations of the portfolio can be identified. (1) In 1972, the position of Assistant Vice-President, Academic (AVPA) was created with the appointment of Ian Mugridge. Mugridge was delegated responsibilities for supervision of the support service units within the VPA's portfolio (Library, Registrar, Academic Advice Centre), space planning and allocation, and some involvement in academic planning. (2) In 1975 Mugridge left the university; Dan Birch was appointed his successor as Associate Vice-President, Academic, and the division of responsibilities between VPA and AVPA was revised. Birch's focus as AVPA was on academic personnel matters and liaison with the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA), while academic planning and budgeting remained with the VP (still Brian Wilson). This pattern continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s under VPAs John Munro and George Ivany. During this period, two new units were created out of the VPA's Office: the Academic Relations Office (1988) to coordinate personnel-related services, and Academic Planning Services (1990) to support planning activities and provide administrative support for the external review process. Also during this period, the Office of the Vice-President, Research / Information Systems was established (1985) and took on (and expanded) functions relating to IT planning and research support services that had been previously handled by the VPA's Office. Responsibility for academic computing returned to the VPA's portfolio in 1990. (3) In 1996 under VPA David Gagan, many of the responsibilities of Academic Planning Services moved with its Director (Alison Watt) to her new position in Secretariat Services in the Registrar's Office. At the same time, the Associate VP Academic (Judith Osborne) assumed direct responsibility for Academic Relations, further defining the AVPA's position in terms of the university's academic employment relations with the faculty. Two faculty members were appointed Special Assistants to the Vice-President, Academic - Kathy Heinrich, with responsibilities for academic planning; and Bill Glackman, with responsibilities for information technology planning. (4) In 2001, the incumbent AVPA (Judith Osborne) left of the VPA's portfolio to become Associate Vice-President, Policy, Equity and Legal, reporting directly to the President and taking with her the role of chief university negotiator with SFUFA, as well as many policy-development responsibilities. The mandate of the new AVPA (Bill Krane) was redefined to focus on academic planning, budget, space allocation, and coordination of major and minor capital projects and IT projects.

Since its inception in 1970, the Office of the VP Academic has always reported directly to the President, and all faculty deans have always reported to the VP Academic. The relationship of the Office to academic-support bodies, however, has been more complex, with different units transferring into and out of the reporting portfolio at different times. Moreover, the reporting relationships have sometimes shifted between the VP and the AVP. See the table attached to this fonds description for a complete list of the units that have belonged to the VP Academic's portfolio, their distribution between the VP and the AVP, and the years of the reporting relationship.

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Related entity

Creative Services Group (1967–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2002 -

Description of relationship

Learning and Instructional Development Centre reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

SFU Surrey ([ca 2002] - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2002 -

Description of relationship

SFU Surrey reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Relations Office (1988 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

2001 - 2006

Description of relationship

Academic Relations Office reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Cooperative Education (1978 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999 -

Description of relationship

Cooperative Education reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

International Relations ([ca 1999] - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1999 - 2001

Description of relationship

International Relations reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Student Services (1964 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1998 - 2005

Description of relationship

Student Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of International Cooperation (1985 - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1998 - 2001

Description of relationship

Office of International Cooperation reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

University Computing Services (1991 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1994 - 2001

Description of relationship

Academic Computing Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Reprographics (1981 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1994 - 2000

Description of relationship

Reprographics reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Centre for University Teaching (1993 - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1993 - 2001

Description of relationship

Centre for University Teaching reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Network Services (1991 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1993 - 2001

Description of relationship

Computing Operations and Technical Support Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Human Rights Office (1991 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1991 - 2002

Description of relationship

Human Rights Office reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Planning Services (1990 - 2004)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1990 - 2002

Description of relationship

Academic Planning Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Creative Services Group (1967–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1990 - 1994

Description of relationship

Learning and Instructional Development Centre reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Task Force on the Quality of Service at SFU (1990)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1990

Description of relationship

Task Force on the Quality of Service at SFU reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Salary Equity Study Committee (1988 - 1991)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1989 - 1990

Description of relationship

Salary Equity Study Committee reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Relations Office (1988 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1988 - 1996

Description of relationship

Academic Relations Office reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of International Cooperation (1985 - 2001)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1988 - 1993

Description of relationship

Office of International Cooperation reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Faculty of Applied Sciences (1985 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 -

Description of relationship

Faculty of Applied Sciences reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Institutional Research and Planning (1974 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1985 - 2001

Description of relationship

Office of Analytical Studies reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Creative Services Group (1967–)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 1985

Description of relationship

Learning and Instructional Development Centre reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

School of Engineering Science (1982 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 1985

Description of relationship

School of Engineering Science reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Advice Centre (1971 - 1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 1985

Description of relationship

Academic Advice Centre reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

University Library (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1981 - 1984

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

University Library (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1975 - 1979

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Institute of Public Policy Analysis (1973 - 1974)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1973 - 1974

Description of relationship

Institute of Public Policy Analysis reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (1972 - 1985)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1973 - 1984

Description of relationship

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic (1972 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1972 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of the Vice-President, University Services (1971 - 1977)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1971

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, University Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Advice Centre (1971 - 1992)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1971 - 1972

Description of relationship

Academic Advice Centre reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Continuing Studies (1971 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1971 -

Description of relationship

Continuing Studies reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Registrar's Office (1965 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 - 1972

Description of relationship

Registrar reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies (1970 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Beedie School of Business (1979 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

November 1981 -

Description of relationship

Faculty of Business Administration reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Division of General Studies ([ca 1970] - [ca 1973])

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 - 1973

Description of relationship

Division of General Studies reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Faculty of Education (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Faculty of Education reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Faculty of Science (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Faculty of Science reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Academic Planning Office (1964 - 1974)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 - 1974

Description of relationship

Academic Planning Office reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Office of the President (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost reports to Office of the President

Related entity

University Library (1965 - )

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1970 - 1972

Description of relationship

University Library reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Student Services (1964 -)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

1966 - 1971

Description of relationship

Student Services reports to Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Srivastava, Lalit M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 June 1969 - 31 March 1970

Description of relationship

Lalit M. Srivastava officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Acting Vice-President, Academic

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Wilson, Brian G.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1970 - 31 April 1978

Description of relationship

Brian G. Wilson officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic

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Heinrich, Kathy

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1996 - 31 August 1999

Description of relationship

Kathy Heinrich officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Special Assistant to the Vice-President Academic, Academic Planning

Related entity

Saunders, Ross (9 January 1938 - 28 July 2005)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 May 1989 - 30 October 1989

Description of relationship

Ross Saunders officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Acting Vice-President, Academic

Related entity

Glackman, Bill

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 July 2000 - 31 August 2001

Description of relationship

Bill Glackman officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Assistant Vice-President, Information Technology

Related entity

Glackman, Bill

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1996 - 30 June 2000

Description of relationship

Bill Glackman officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Special Assistant, Academic Information Technologies

Related entity

Birch, Daniel R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

21 April 1978 - 31 May 1979

Description of relationship

Daniel R. Birch officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Acting Vice-President, Academic

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Munro, John M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 June 1979 - 31 August 1984

Description of relationship

John M. Munro officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic

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Ivany, J. W. George

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1984 - 31 August 1989

Description of relationship

J. W. George Ivany officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic

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Salter, Liora

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 November 1989 - 1990

Description of relationship

Liora Salter officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Acting Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Munro, John M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 July 1990 - 31 August 1995

Description of relationship

John M. Munro officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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Gagan, David P.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 1995 - 1999

Description of relationship

David P. Gagan officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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Waterhouse, John H.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 2000 -

Description of relationship

John H. Waterhouse officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Related entity

Munro, John M.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 July 1999 - 31 August 2000

Description of relationship

John M. Munro officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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Haering, R. R.

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

21 November 1968 - 31 May 1969

Description of relationship

R. R. Haering officer of Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost: Acting Vice-President, Academic

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Driver, Jonathan

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1 September 2008 -

Description of relationship

Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost officer Jonathan Driver: Vice-President, Academic and Provost

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