Academic Administration | Vice-President Academic | Fredericton | UNB

Academic administration

The Academic Administration Officer provides decision-making, analytical and organizational support in the development of planning and policy, analysis, compilation of reports and monitoring of the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton Campus’ faculty and support staff complements as well as all aspects of the Association of University New Brunswick Teachers (“AUNBT”) Collective Agreement.

Specific roles and responsibilities

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are current and make recommendations to the VPA regarding new policy and procedure, with regard to UNB-F Faculty and support employment.

  • Assist faculties and service departments to ensure that university human resource policies and procedures are followed in recruitment/searches, hires (appointments/contracts), assessments, leaves, grievances, arbitrations and disciplinary cases.

  • Assist faculties and service departments to comply, and monitor their compliance with, the Collective Agreement with regard to academic searches, hires (appointments/contracts), assessments, leaves, grievances, arbitrations and disciplinary cases.

  • Track and monitor employment-related activity. For example, assess and evaluate all proposed contracts for compliance to UNB-F policy, procedures, the Collective Agreement, and any applicable decisions of the VPA.

  • Liaise with faculties and service departments proposing actions that impact faculty and/or support staff complements in order to assess impacts and make recommendations to the VPA.

  • Analyze precedents and interpretations of relevant Collective Agreement sections or policies when confronted with a personnel issue in order to provide recommendation to VPA and faculty/service department.

  • In consultation with Human Resources and Financial Services’ payroll departments, evaluate and provide relevant training to professional staff in Faculties or service departments to facilitate efficiency and effectiveness of work performed related to Academic Administration.

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Fredericton campus Faculty and Staff have access to this website.



Other resources

Faculty contacts

Faculty/Dept Deans/Chairs
Arts Joanne Wright, Dean
Dr. Carmen Poulin, Associate Dean
Dr. Sean Kenndy, Acting Associate Dean 
Dr. Lucia Tramonte, Acting Chair (Anthropology)
Dr. Gary Waite, Acting Chair (Classics & Ancient History)
Dr. Donald Wright, Chair (Political Science)
Dr. John Ball, Chair (English)
Dr. Scott Preston, Chair (Culture & Language Studies)
Dr. Christine Horne, Chair (French)
Dr. Gary Waite, Chair (History)
Dr. Robert Larmer, Chair (Philosophy)
Dr. Luc Theriault, Chair (Economics)
Dr. Sandra Byers, Chair (Psychology)
Dr. Lucia Tramonte, Chair (Sociology)
Computer Science Dr. Luigi Benedicenti, Dean
Dr. Andrew McAllister, Acting Assistant Dean, Undergraduate
Dr. Ken Kent, Acting Assistant Dean, Research & Outreach
Education Dr. Sharon Wahl, Dean
Dr. Ellen Rose, Associate Dean, Grad Studies
Dr. David Wagner, Acting Associate Dean, Grad Studies
(Jan. 1 to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Katherine Winslow, Associate Dean, Undergrad Studies
Engineering Dr. Chris Diduch, Dean
Dr. Michel Couturier, Associate Dean
Dr. Richard Tervo, Assistant Dean
Mr. Frank Collins, Assistant Dean
Dr. William Cook, Chair (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Jeffrey Rankin, Chair (Civil Engineering)
Dr. Bruce Colpitts, Chair (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Dr. Peter Dare, Chair (Geodesy & Geomatics)
Dr. Juan Carretero, Chair (Mechanical Engineering)
Forestry Dr. Van Lantz, Dean
Dr. Ted Needham, Assistant Dean
Graduate Studies Dr. Drew Rendall, Dean
Dr. Sasha Mullally, Associate Dean
Dr. Mary McKenna, Assistant Dean (Interdisciplinary)
Dr. Kevin Englehart, Associate Dean
Law Mr. Michael Marin, Acting Dean
Ms. Catherine Cotter, Acting Associate Dean
Management  Dr. Devashis Mitra, Dean
Dr. Joseph Abekah, Associate Dean, External Programs
Dr. Donglei Du, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Dr. Martin Wielemaker, Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives
Harriet Irving Library Ms. Lesley Balcom, Dean of Libraries
Ms. Joanne Smyth,  Director (Collections)
Mr. James MacKenzie, Director (Academic & Scholarly Technologies)
Ms. Jeannie Bail, Director, Learning & Research Services
Kinesiology Dr. Wayne Albert, Dean
Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Assistant Dean
Dr. Charlene Shannon-McCallum, Assistant Dean
Nursing Dr. Lorna Butler, Dean
Dr. Sue O'Dnnell, Acting Associate Dean, Research & Grad Studies
TBA, Associate Dean, Moncton
Dr. Emily Read, Acting Assistant Dean, Humber College
Science Dr. Gary Saunders, Dean
Dr. Ben Newling, Assistant Dean
Dr. Dave Keighley, Acting Assistant Dean
Dr. Janice Lawrence, Assistant Dean
Dr. Dion Durnford, Chair (Biology)

Dr. Sara Eisler, Acting Chair (Chemistry) 
(July 1 to Dec. 31, 2020)

Dr. Adam Dyker, Acting Chair Chemistry
(Jan. 1 to June 30, 2021)

Dr. Karl Butler, Chair (Earth Sciences)
Dr. Sanjeev Seahra, Chair (Mathematics & Statistics)
Dr. P. T. Jayachandran, Chair (Physics)
College of Extended Learning Mr. Ian Allen, Executive Director
Renaissance College Dr. Carol Nemeroff, Dean