Clarke to Continue Responsibility for Grad Studies

September 16, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

Prof. Anthony Clarke, assistant vice-president (academic), will be assuming official responsibility for Graduate Studies. The announcement was made today by Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic).

Clarke has been carrying the responsibilities for the office for the past year while the University began efforts to restructure its approach to the review and quality assurance of graduate and undergraduate programs, Mancuso says. It's intended to complement and harmonize with a system-wide reorganization, led by the Council of Ontario Universities, to replace disparate and disconnected review processes with a common approach.

Previously, U of G's portfolio for undergraduate and graduate programs was split between the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Assistant Vice-President (Academic).

"With a common process forthcoming at the provincial level, it made sense to align our efforts," Mancuso says. "This new structure not only better reflects the contemporary needs of the University and the system, but also yields a more rational allocation of administrative positions in a time of fiscal constraints."

Clarke brings years of administrative experience to the position, she says. Previously, he was acting associate vice-president (research) and the acting co-director of the Centre for International Programs. He also served as acting dean of the College of Biological Science, chaired the former Department of Microbiology and was the international liaison officer for five years. He has been a faculty member since 1986.

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