Memoranda

  • Designing assessments to mitigate the use of AI writing tools

    Ahead of the beginning of the Fall term, the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) has released strategies to aid instructors in designing assessments that mitigate the use of AI writing tools. The full list of strategies can be found on the CPI website.   Continue reading

  • Brock, BUFA ratify collective agreement

    The tentative collective agreement reached between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (BUFA) on July 5 has now been ratified by both parties. Brock’s Board of Trustees ratified the agreement on Friday, July 14, and the BUFA membership voted to accept it on Monday, July 17. The agreement includes provisions for collegial governance rights, an ... Continue reading

  • Heather Bellisario named to Student Ombudsperson role

    Heather Bellisario spent more than a decade guiding Brock students as they charted their career course. Now, as the University’s new Student Ombuds, she’s offering help in a different capacity. In her new role, Bellisario will act as a confidential and neutral resource for the Brock community, where she can help students understand ... Continue reading

  • Ingrid Makus reappointed Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

    Ingrid Makus will begin her second term as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences on Saturday, July 1. She became Dean in 2018 after serving terms as Interim Dean in Social Sciences from 2016 to 2018 and Acting Dean from 2013 to 2014, as well as a term as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research with the Faculty from 2010 to 2013. ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 710th 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

  • Deborah O’Leary appointed Acting AVP, Research

    Deborah O’Leary has been appointed Acting Associate Vice-President, Research, and will serve in the role from July through December. The six-month appointment will take place while Michelle McGinn, Associate Vice-President, Research and Professor of Educational Studies, is on administrative leave. A Professor of Health Sciences, O’Leary is currently Associate Dean, Research and Graduate ... Continue reading

  • Brian Power reappointed as Vice-Provost and AVP, Academic

    Brian Power has been reappointed as Brock’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic for a second five-year term beginning July 1. Power was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities for six years before taking on his current leadership role in July 2018. A scholar in early music, and former Chair of Brock’s Department of Music, ... Continue reading

  • Provost’s report to the 709th 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 faculty and librarian self-nominations for an Advisory Group on Artificial Intelligence

    The advent of GPT4 and other similar technologies has catalyzed a robust debate within higher education about the implications of artificial intelligence for a range of academic activities, including teaching, learning, and scholarship. With a view to ensuring that operational decision-making at Brock benefits from our significant in-house expertise, the Provost and Vice-President, Academic is ... Continue reading

  • Inviting applications for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoption Grant

    Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any format and medium (e.g., textbooks, simulations, videos, etc.) that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open (e.g., Creative Commons) license. OER may be freely reused, revised, remixed, retained, and redistributed. A growing ... Continue reading