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Last updated on September 13, 2011 @12:49 pm
Office of the Dean
The Dean’s Office is the administrative wing of the Faculty of Arts. The Dean has responsibility for overall administration of the Faculty, provides strategic leadership, ensures productive relationships with other Faculties, government, public, and professional constituencies, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly contributions throughout the Faculty, supports unit heads in attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff, and plays a leadership role in the University’s fundraising campaign.
Members of the core leadership team in the Dean’s Office support the work of the Dean and share in the administration of the Faculty, overseeing Faculty-level committees, representing the Faculty of Arts on University-wide committees, and providing advice and support to heads, directors, and chairs.
|Senior Associate Dean, Academic||Janet Giltrow|
|Associate Dean, Communications and Strategy||Mary Lynn Young|
|Associate Dean, Faculty and Equity||Geraldine Pratt|
|Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies||Michael Richards|
|Associate Dean, Student Success||Sunaina Assanand|
|Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement||Victoria Auston|
|Assistant Dean, Facilities and Human Resources||Gerald Vanderwoude|
|Assistant Dean, Finance||Brian Lee|
Arts Academic Advising supports the academic success of the faculty’s 11,500 BA and BFA undergraduate students. From the point of admission, we provide programs and services designed to achieve the following:
- Ease students’ transition to university life, including support with the course selection and registration process;
- Give ongoing support and encouragement to students as they experience questions/concerns with their coursework;
- Provide targeted assistance to students who are having academic difficulty and may be in danger of academic probation or failure;
- Make appropriate referrals to other campus resources as needed (eg., Counselling Services, Access and Diversity, Student Health);
- Work with Department Advisors who are supporting students in their program specializations;
- Adjudicate student graduation;
- Provide targeted services/support to Aboriginal students and International students with specialized teams of advisors;
- Assist our faculty as they have questions/concerns around student issues.
Development and Alumni Engagement Office
The Development and Alumni Engagement office works with alumni, donors and community partners to support the Faculty of Arts.
Whether through involvement or investment, we engage individuals and organizations in the life of the Faculty.
This can be as simple as volunteering at an event or as generous as making a donation. Learn how you can get involved.
Instructional Support and Information Technology (ISIT)
Arts ISIT comprises four integrated teams offering specialized learning and teaching, and technology support and expertise. Located in the Buchanan complex, Arts ISIT is a key unit in the Faculty. Its initiatives include curriculum renewal, project management, and evaluation and analytics of learning and teaching, including management of course evaluations and distance education courses for the Faculty. It is also an innovative research hub for scholarship on the role of technology in enhancing teaching and learning.
Please visit our website, which highlights the many projects, activities, funding opportunities and services Arts ISIT provides to support the faculty.
Contact Arts ISIT:
|Main Office:||ISIT Helpdesk:|
1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Arts Communications plans and leads communications requirements for faculty, staff, student, alumni and donors. We incorporate web-based communications through our on-line website(s) as well as print, broadcast and social media. The office communicates and promotes the accomplishments of the Faculty within the University community as well as locally, provincially and nationally. The office acts as a bridge between the Dean of Arts Office and its associated units, as well as being a key contact for external bodies seeking public information about the faculty.
Arts Copying and Printing
The Arts Duplicating Centre / Print Shop in Buchanan E180 closed its doors Friday June 17, 2011. Faculty and staff members are directed to the Xerox Global Services (XGS) on-campus facility located at the south end of campus. Photocopying and other print jobs can be submitted 24/7 through the XGS web portal. To access the web portal for placing orders, users will need to create a User ID at: http://www.xeroxprintservicesubc.ca/. Specific instructions on the services available and how to submit orders have been sent to each unit in Arts. Faculty and staff who have not yet received this information should contact their unit’s Administrator for instructions and to find out whether there are any additional internal unit-specific guidelines and processes in place.