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Provost's Quarterly Updates

Dr. David Witty, PhD, MRAIC, FCIP, RPP
Provost and Vice-President Academic

Since the start of his term in July 2010 as Provost and Vice-President Academic at Vancouver Island University, Dr. Witty has been responsible for the quality and direction of VIU’s academic vision and mission. As the Senior Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, the Provost collaborates closely with the President and the Vice-President Administration and Finance to provide direction and leadership for the institution.

Dr. Witty ensures effective institutional planning and assessment processes are in place and executed in an integrated manner.  Dr. Witty is also tasked with leading a comprehensive approach to strategic enrolment management by ensuring that the student experience is at the forefront of all decisions.

The Provost and Vice-President Academic’s portfolio also encompasses, but is not limited to, developing and implementing the Academic Plan; working with faculty to ensure programs remain relevant; promoting Aboriginal initiatives; developing faculty and student recruitment and retention strategies; fostering a culture that values research and scholarship; encouraging institution-wide collegiality and cooperation; and pursuing academic partnerships with other institutions.  The Provost and Vice-President Academic ensures these responsibilities are all managed in alignment with the university’s vision, values, goals, and objectives.