About the VPA

Roles and responsibilities

On the Fredericton campus, the VPA’s responsibility for academics, space, budgets, and personnel include 11 faculties, the College of Extended Learning, libraries, the Registrar’s Office, and Student Services.

Chairing the deans’ council, the VPA works with faculty deans to:

  • promote excellence and integrity in teaching and learning, research, and university service
  • foster a climate that encourages faculty, staff, and students to identify and pursue innovation in these activities

The VPA also works closely with the vice-president (research) on matters that advance the university’s research goals, as well as the School of Graduate Studies.

The VPA oversees the regular evaluation of Fredericton’s academic programs with a view to maintaining excellence while encouraging improvements, innovations, and interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaboration; also, the VPA recommends all initial academic appointments and makes recommendations for reappointment, tenure, and promotion for tenure-track faculty for the Fredericton campus.

With other university administrators, and in particular the vice-president of the Saint John campus, the VPA collaborates to:

  • set strategic enrolment management goals
  • enhance student services
  • increase internationalization activities
  • further program development

The position also has a public role to play on behalf of UNB. As such, the VPA maintains a high profile in the research community, and understands the crucial role that research plays in the development and advancement of knowledge; communicates the value of research, and the importance of research funding.

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VPA Secure Site

Fredericton campus Faculty and Staff have access to this website.