December 2020

  • Brock extends credit/no credit grade options for undergraduate students

    Please note the following Brock News item from Thursday, December 17. _________________________________ Given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the academic lives of students, Brock University is extending a series of measures first introduced in April to provide additional grading options to undergraduates. The decision is similar to steps taken recently by several other Canadian ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 685th meeting of Senate

    It is customary for the the Provost & Vice-President, Academic to provide a report to each meeting of Senate outlining plans, priorities, issues and other news. As these reports are already public through the University Secretariat Office, they will also be shared regularly through this memorandum page. _________________________________________________________ Provost’s Report to Senate – December 16, 2020 With the ... Continue reading

  • Holiday greetings from the Provost

    Dear members of the Brock community, As the end of the term approaches, I want to thank all students, staff, faculty members and librarians for their extraordinary efforts in these recent months. The Fall term has been like no other and has presented us with challenges beyond those we ever thought we would face. Yet ... Continue reading

  • Guidance on additional technology costs to students

    At Senate 684 on November 18, student representatives discussed a number of challenges that both graduate and undergraduate students are facing with the transition to online learning this term. One of the issues that was raised involved students being asked to spend additional funds to purchase extra learning resources for third-party assessment websites and other tools that ... Continue reading

  • A word from the Vice-Provost & AVP, Students

    Colleagues, please find attached a letter from Anna Lathrop, Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, Students on student mental health __________________________ To all faculty members and part-time instructors Greetings colleagues, I am writing to you on behalf of the Campus Assessment, Response, and Education (CARE) team. This committee is a group of Brock medical and professional staff who ... Continue reading

  • President’s holiday celebration

    All faculty members, librarians and staff are invited to the President’s Annual Holiday Celebration. This year’s event will be virtual using the Lifesize platform and will be livestreamed beginning at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16. The URL will take you to the SharePoint site to access the virtual event. President Fearon will open the ... Continue reading