Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

    Jennifer Copeland

    Curriculum and Admissions Management

    • Oversight of new course and program proposals
    • Liaising with the University’s Curriculum Coordination Committee and Admissions Standards Committee
    • Coordination of preparation and submission of materials to the Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC)
    • Other curriculum-related activities as required
    • Oversee domestic transfer and articulation matters in consultation with the Registrar’s Office and the Director, Curriculum and Academic Scheduling

    New Programme & Initiative Development

    • Development of new initiatives and programmes in accordance with identified strengths and in coordination with the Strategic Enrolment Management plan
    • Coordinating arts and science elements to be included in the Institutional Access Plan, and the Enrolment Planning Envelopes
    • Exploration of alternative course delivery models and methods
    • Providing assistance in coordination of funding requests

    Graduate Studies

    • Liaise with the School of Graduate Studies to enable and support graduate work within the Faculty of Arts & Science
    • In association with Dean’s Office administrative support, assign and monitor the graduate teaching assignments (GTA’s) of all graduate students in the Faculty
    • Work with Department’s Chairs and Program Coordinators, to ensure the optimal, efficient and fair use of GTA resources within the Faculty
    • Coordinate with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to the extent needed, to ensure transparency in GTA resource allocation, and graduate student work assignments


    • Coordinate with the Office of the Vice-President Research on matters of importance, including involvement in major funding application selection and review processes
    • Promote research productivity and creative activity across all disciplines in the Faculty of Arts & Science

    Faculty Space Planning and Space Assignment/Renovation

    • Short-term decisions regarding space needs (temporary hires/graduate students/visiting scholars, Risk and Safety Services issues)
    • Medium-term decisions concerning departmental growth, and moves triggered by new buildings and the inevitable shuffle which follows
    • Long-term planning and providing advice to the Dean regarding space planning for new additions, and new buildings
    • Oversight of research equipment and related renovations, as well as interfacing with Office of Research Services
    • Consideration of equipment purchases, and equipment placement, supplies to buildings, and in many cases, renovations to floor-plans
    • Working with the Office of Research Services as new projects are developed

    Necho Approvals

    • Act as Dean’s designate, where needed, for one-over-one signing authority for expenditures by faculty members, Chairs, Coordinators


    • Representing the Dean at teaching, research, and interview sessions for academic candidates

    Professional Activities Reports and Salary, Tenure, and Promotion Tasks

    • Assisting in the process for annual/biennial evaluation of faculty members, and in the management/operation of activities of STP Committees


    • Participating in the delivery of the undergraduate program (no more than one course per academic year)
    • Instructing and supervising graduate students (at discretion, and in accord with needs of the program of research)


    • Maintaining an active research program, including publications and conference presentations

    Public Relations/Advancement

    • Attending, and occasionally hosting, public events on behalf of the Faculty and the University

    Other Duties

    • Miscellaneous duties assigned and undertaken as needed, for the efficient functioning of the Dean’s Office