Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

    Dr. Trushar Patel

    Student Issues

    • Managing academic and non-academic offences and assessing appeals
    • Managing grade appeals
    • Assessing exam accommodation requests
    • Liaising with the Accommodated Learning Centre and Counseling Services
    • Resolving miscellaneous complaints

    Faculty Issues

    • Approving grades and tracking distributions
    • Approving and tracking grade changes
    • Consulting on teaching, assessment, and student discipline policies
    • Consulting on miscellaneous classroom management concerns

    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


    • Collaborating with the International Centre for Students in the development and execution of offshore recruitment strategies
    • Development of Articulation and other agreements, including Study Abroad/Exchange programs


    • Oversight of and liaison with various outreach groups in the Faculty of Arts & Science (groups under ASPIRE umbrella)
    • Providing guidance and direction to these groups in line with the university’s Strategic Plan in regards to outreach and community involvement
    • Development of new initiatives
    • Supervising outreach staff

    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

    Public Relations/Advancement

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

    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

    Other Duties

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