Three Candidates for AVPA to Give Public Lectures

September 05, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

The selection committee for associate vice-president (academic) will present three candidates to the University community this month. All presentations will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Macdonald Institute, Room 103.

Candidates will give a 20-minute public presentation on "Campus Curriculum Reform" and will outline their background, experience and accomplishments that are particularly relevant to being AVPA at U of G. A 30-minute question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. The sessions will be audiotaped, and the tapes will be available by calling Kim McCaughan, Ext. 53846, or in the Provost’s Office, Room 424 of the University Centre.

Prof. Peter Pauls, a plant agriculture professor and Guelph's NSERC representative, will give a public presentation Monday, Sept. 10.

Psychology professor Serge Desmarais, associate dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, will speak Friday, Sept. 14.

Prof. Maurice Nelischer, director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, will speak Monday, Sept. 17.

A brief biography for each candidate is available online, and full curricula vitae are available through McCaughan.

Members of the University community are encouraged to attend the public lectures and to provide written comments to the selection committee. Comments must be received no later than Oct. 1 and can be directed to the committee by mail or by e-mail to e-mail. All comments will be held in strict confidence and will be shared with the committee in full, provided the writer is identified. Anonymous comments will not be reviewed.

The search committee is chaired by Prof. Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic). Committee members are: Prof. Jim Atkinson, Animal & Poultry Science; student Jakki Doyle; Prof. Daniel Chouinard, chair of the School of Languages and Literatures; Prof. Mike Emes, dean of the College of Biological Science; Patricia Tersigni, co-ordinator of undergraduate curriculum; and Prof. Gary Umphrey, Mathematics and Statistics.

Reporting to and working with the provost, the AVPA is responsible for the content, administration and seamless delivery of all undergraduate programs — including those at the regional campuses and the University of Guelph-Humber — the program review process as required by the provincial government, the launching of new initiatives and the internationalization of the curriculum. The AVPA also chairs the Council on Undergraduate Academic Advising and the Enrolment Co-ordinating Committee.

A detailed position profile is available online.

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