McMaster University

McMaster University

Reporting Units

The office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is the gathering point for all matters academic including enrolment management; program development and assessment; faculty recruitment, retention and promotion; student life; budget and space allocation; and strategic planning. As well as McMaster's six faculties, the following units report to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic):

Icon indicating a reporting unit Vice-Provost (Faculty) — Kim Dej - Acting

The Vice-Provost (Faculty) is responsible for developing and coordinating policies and practices with respect to undergraduate education.  The Vice-Provost (Faculty) plays a key role in a wide range of academic matters related to undergraduate studies, including those that cross Faculty boundaries and/or involve other educational institutions. Other responsibilities include being Chair of: Undergraduate Council, a Committee of Senate that is responsible for curriculum, admissions, awards and general academic regulations of the University; Associate Deans Group. Web: Vice-Provost (Faculty)

The Vice-Provost Faculty oversees:

The MacPherson Institute which works with the McMaster community to support innovation, leadership and excellence in teaching and learning.

The McMaster University Continuing Education which provides lifelong learning.

The Arts and Science Program which is a highly regarded interdisciplinary program that equips its graduates to excel in work and/or further study in a wide range of fields.

The Office of Academic Integrity which assists instructors and students with issues of academic integrity.

The Office Of Community Engagement which fosters ongoing collaboration with community partners through research, education and volunteerism.

Icon indicating a reporting unit Vice-Provost & Dean (Graduate Studies) —Doug Welch

The Dean of Graduate Studies provides the leadership and support for all graduate programs and is responsible for maintaining and improving the standards and policies of graduate scholarship within the University. Responsibilities include chairing the Graduate Council and acting as its voice in Senate, organizing doctoral dissertation defenses and selecting external examiners, and ensuring the integrity and efficient operation of the graduate registry including admissions and graduate student academic records.

Other responsibilities include representing the University at the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), as well as in other external organizations as required. The Dean of Graduate Studies serves on the appointments and promotions committees in each Faculty, as well as on the Senate Committee on Appointments.

Web: Graduate Studies

Icon indicating a reporting unit Associate Vice-President (Students and Learning) & Dean of Students - Sean Van Koughnett

The AVP (Students and Learning) is also the Dean of Students and is responsible for providing vision, leadership and successful management of several diverse student affairs programs and services. This portfolio consists of the first year transition program, personal and academic counseling, career counseling and employment services, residence life, service learning, health services and programs, athletics and recreation, accessibility services, community relations, judicial affairs and student affairs planning and evaluation. The Dean of Students works collaboratively with all of the University stakeholders to create learning opportunities for students that facilitate active engagement and maximize effective learning.

Web: Student Affairs

Icon indicating a reporting unit Vice-Provost (International Affairs) - Peter Mascher

Please check back soon for more information on Peter Mascher...

Web: Office of International Affairs

Icon indicating a reporting unit Associate Vice-President, Finance and Planning (Academic) - Linda Coslovi

Linda Coslovi is Associate Vice-President, Finance and Planning (Academic). She provides leadership and strategic direction for the operating and financial activities of the Academic envelope, including University enrolment and academic space planning and partnerships. As the chief administrative officer of the Academic Envelope, she ensures the efficient and effective strategic management of the envelope’s processes and resources to ensure ongoing fiscal health of the Academic programs and related support areas, and is the primary steward of the University Budget Model.

The Associate Vice-President oversees:

The Office of Faculty Relations which ensures that academic appointments and progression follow all legislative and contractual agreements and provides leadership with immigration concerns.
Web: Faculty Relations

The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis which provides accurate, timely, and high quality data to various academic and administrative offices at McMaster and to external agencies.
Web: The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis

Icon indicating a reporting unit Associate Vice-President (Equity and Inclusion Office) - Arig al Shaibah

The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) was formerly called the Office of Human Rights & Equity Services). Equity and Inclusion (EIO) wants to make McMaster a university community where all students, staff and faculty can learn, work and live in equality and respect. To this end, EIO actively promotes an environment free from sexism, racism, heterosexism, discrimination against people with disabilities and all other forms of harassment and discrimination. In addition, our office receives enquires and complaints concerning any form of harassment or discrimination and attempts confidential resolution. Equity and Inclusion Office ensures that the Sexual Harassment Policy and the Anti-Discrimination Policy are administered efficiently, effectively and fairly.

Web: Equity and Inclusion

Icon indicating a reporting unit Director (McMaster Museum of Art) - Carol Podedworny

Carol PodedwornyCarol Podedworny is McMaster University’s Director and Curator of the Museum of Art

Reporting to the V.P. Academic, McMaster University, and as a member of the management team, the Director and Curator, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is responsible for the overall operations of the Museum and for the creative management of this unit within the mandate and policies approved by McMaster University. The Director and Curator is the administrative and artistic director of the museum. To this end the Director and Curator oversees the administrative, artistic, fiscal, and staff management responsibilities of the museum on a day-to-day and on-going basis. The Museum presents a changing roster of permanent collection, in-house produced and borrowed exhibitions and ancillary events. The Museum’s active participation in the Canadian arts community is marked by its exhibition and publication projects. The research intensive aspects of its principle mandate to collect, exhibit and interpret works of art, enable the Museum to participate in the lively dialogue on art in this country.

Web: McMaster Museum of Art

Icon indicating a reporting unit University Librarian - Vivian Lewis

The University Librarian is responsible for managing all operations of the McMaster University Library and is a member of the Senior Management Team of the University. The McMaster University Library is comprised of three libraries including the Mills Library (Social Sciences/Humanities), the Innis Library (Business) and the Thode Library (Science/Engineering). The University Library also includes the William Ready Division of Archives and Special Collections. The combined collections of the libraries total more than 2 million books, 20,000 print and electronic journal titles, and an additional 30,000 e-resources. The library includes significant special collections as well. McMaster University Library is a member of OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries), CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) and of ARL (Association of Research Libraries) and participates in a number of consortial projects including CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network) and COAHL (Consortium of Ontario Academic Health Libraries) for digital content. McMaster Library is one of only 15 research libraries in Canada that is a member of CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries) and of ARL (Association of Research Libraries). The budget is more than $15 million annually. Staffing currently stands at more than 110 full time employees.

Web: Library

Icon indicating a reporting unit Assistant Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer - Gayleen Gray

Gayleen Gray is McMaster's Chief Technology Officer.

The Chief Technology Officer is accountable to the Provost and VP Academic and to the VP Administration for strategy, implementation, policy advice and guidance on all matters related to technology at McMaster. This includes priority setting, investment management, process improvement, application implementation, enterprise networks and infrastructure, telecommunications, security, service, standards, and support.

Web: University Technology Services


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