Associate Vice-President Faculty Relations and Academic Administration
Administrative and professional experience
Kim Hart was appointed AVP faculty relations and academic administration in March 2009. Prior to joining VPAC, she served as the associate dean academic and student relations in the UVic Faculty of Law from 2005 to 2009 and was the southern director of the Akitsiraq Law School Program in Iqaluit, Nunavut, from 2002 to 2005.
She received her LLB from UVic in 1993 and practiced law in Victoria for several years before joining the UVic Faculty of Law as a senior instructor in 2001. As a faculty member at UVic she served on numerous senate, faculty and campus committees. Kim is a practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Member, Deans' Council
Member, President's Advisory Council
Member, Integrated Planning
Member, Cross Institutional Efficiency Project Steering Committee
Member, Privacy Steering Committee
Member, Employment Equity Advisory Group
Member, Joint Committee on the Administration of the Framework Agreement (JCAA)
VPAC is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of exceptionally talented faculty and supporting them in ways that allow them to achieve their highest potential. In this position, reporting to the VP academic and provost, the AVP faculty relations and academic administration is responsible for all faculty relations matters at UVic including:
- recruitment and retention issues
- the negotiation, interpretation and administration of the faculty Framework Agreement
- drafting new university policies and procedures and advice interpreting existing policies related to faculty
Working closely with the director, faculty renewal and academic leadership initiatives, and the adviser to the provost on equity and diversity, this portfolio includes support and training of academic administrators.
As a practicing lawyer, the AVP faculty relations and academic administration provides legal advice to deans, chairs, directors and senior administrators on matters related to faculty, students, and academic policies, procedures and regulations.