Welcome to the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic

The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice-President, Academic (AVPA) is oversight of undergraduate education at the University of Waterloo, including curriculum, policies, new programs as well as overseeing existing programs.

The AVPA also works closely with the Registrar in overseeing enrolment management, Faculty Deans, Associate Dean (undergraduate), other administration in the six faculties, the Federated University, affliliated University Colleges and the Secretariat.

The AVPA chairs the Senate Undergraduate Council, Undergraduate Operations Committee (UOPs), Student Services Advisory Committee and the Distinguished Teacher Awards Committee.  They co-chair the Undergraduate Student Relations Committee. and are a member of the Deans' Council, the Executive Council, and the Faculty Relations Committee.

The AVPA reports to the Vice-President and Provost (see organizational chart). The AVPA oversees the Centre for Extended Learning, Centre for Teaching ExcellenceWriting and Communication Centre and the Academic Leadership Program.  The AVPA shares oversight of the Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) with the Associate Provost, Co-operative and Experiential Education as well as the Office of Academic Integrity and the Quality Assurance Office, that oversees Academic Program Reviews, with the Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.