York University (Toronto, Ont.).Vice President (Academic Affairs)

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York University (Toronto, Ont.).Vice President (Academic Affairs)

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1969-

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The post of Vice President (Academic Affairs), first created in 1969, was abandoned as an executive title from 1973 to 1978, when it was again taken up. The Vice President (Academic Affairs) acts as the principal interface between the central administration and the academic community at York, including the Senate, the Faculties, and certain academic support units (Centre for Support of Teaching, Department of Instructional Aid Resources, etc). The Vice President has budgetary, administrative and planning responsibility for the academic operation of the University, and is assisted by Associate Vice Presidents for Research, Faculties and Admissions & Recruitment. The Vice President (Academic Affairs) has Senate responsibilities, both as an ex-officio member and as the officer responsible for seeing that Senate legislation is carried out by faculties.
Within the faculties, the Vice President has responsibility for seeing that budgets reflect planning priorities. S/he approves academic appointments, acts as an administrative link between all Deans and the Senate, and promotes new academic endeavors. In the field of academic development, the Vice President often acts as a catalyst for new academic enterprises, particularly those involving several faculties. S/he may assist the emergence of graduate programmes or Organized Research Units, and sometimes provides of seed money. The following men have served as Vice President (Academic Affairs) :' James Gillies (1966-?) ;Dennis Healy (1969-1970); Walter Tarnopolsky (1972- 1973); William Found (1980-1985); Kenneth Davey( 1986-1990) Steven Fienberg (1991-1993) Micheal Stevenson(1993-).

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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.

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