September 2021

  • Update on COVID case management

    As Brock’s COVID case counter indicates, the University managed a small number of positive COVID cases on campus last week. This first experience working with Niagara Region Public Health (NRPH) in the post-vaccine environment leaves us in a better position to share the process and its associated expectations with members of the Brock community. &... Continue reading

  • Institutional management of COVID cases in the classroom

    Even with Brock’s mandatory vaccination requirement in place, the University is likely to experience some level of COVID activity on campus this academic year. While vaccination helps reduce the severity of the health impact on individuals, management of confirmed cases in the Brock community is required. In this context, questions have been asked concerning ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 692nd 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. Note that appendices to the report can be ... Continue reading

  • Call for 2021/22 Mentorship Program

    Brock's mentorship program is managed by Human Resources and is open to all staff and faculty. Now in its fourth year, the program aims to create and sustain an inclusive mentoring community that fosters diversified knowledge, the opportunity to learn from colleagues and create meaningful connections across campus. This program matches mentees with experienced, knowledgeable ... Continue reading

  • President’s message – Welcome to the Fall term!

    Dear Brock students, staff, faculty members and librarians, Welcome to the Fall term! The road getting here has not been easy. It has had its twists and turns, and more than its fair share of uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, as experts tell us it will continue to do for the foreseeable future. ... Continue reading

  • Advisory Committee for the Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning

    Following the open call released over the summer, the University has formed an advisory committee under Faculty Handbook section 4 to search for a Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning. The Committee will include: Lynn Wells, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Committee Chair Tim O’Connell, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Mary Louise Vanderlee, Faculty ... Continue reading

  • Research FAQs updated

    Please note that the Research section of the general FAQs on the COVID page has been updated to reflect operations for the Fall term. Researchers seeking updated information can now consult that page. Some key highlights of the update include: The authorization process through the Associate Deans Research is no longer required. PIs (Faculty Supervisors) ... Continue reading

  • Consultation on the Policy and Procedures for the Appointment of Academic Administrators

    Section 4 of the Faculty Handbook is under the purview of the President & Vice-Chancellor and governs the appointment and re-appointment of academic administrators in the following roles: Vice-Provost Dean University Librarian Associate Dean Associate University Librarian Associate Vice-President, Research Following discussions with Senate, this section of the Faculty Handbook is being revised into a stand-alone ... Continue reading

  • Revised masking requirements released

    On September 2, Health, Safety & Wellness released revised masking requirements for the Fall term. The document can be found on SharePoint. The revised requirements address many of the questions we have heard from Deans, Chairs, Directors, and faculty members in recent weeks. Notably, it established that all members of the Brock community on campus are ... Continue reading

  • CPI releases instructor resource for fall teaching

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic sent Brock University’s classes online in March 2020, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) has played a key role in supporting faculty, part-time instructors and teaching assistants. Now, with about 60 per cent of classes planned for on-campus delivery for the Fall 2021 Term, a new instructor resource has been launched which is ... Continue reading