Policy revamp
January 11, 2016

Senior Management Team
Over the past few months, there have been some changes to NSCAD’s senior management team. The administration of the university is led by NSCAD President Dianne Taylor-Gearing, along with:

•    Sharon Johnson Legere, Vice President Finance and Administration
•    Dr. Ann-Barbara Graff, Vice President Academic and Research
•    Linda Hutchison, Associate Vice President University Relations
•    Terry Bailey, Acting Associate Vice President, Student Experience & Registrar

Policy Framework
Since July 2015, members of the senior management team along with the Directors of Facilities, Computer Services, and Human Resources, have been working on a policy framework for NSCAD.  Kathy Connor, Executive Assistant, Governance and the President’s Office, is charged with the stewardship of the policy development process and coordinating policy-related activity of the senior management team and Board of Governors.

Working with a policy review consultant, team members reviewed and identified gaps in NSCAD’s existing policies.

The 60 policies on the books include everything from a Space Use Policy and Attendance Policy to the Code of Conduct. Twenty-three policies were identified as being in need of review, while other policies were created where gaps were acknowledged.

For example, policies developed include an Emerita Policy, Confidentiality and Privacy Policy, and Employee Recognition Policy.

As policies are developed, the next stage is review and approval, first by the senior management team and then by the Board of Governors on the recommendations of its four standing committees: Governance and Human Resources, Advancement, Financial and Physical Resources and Audit and Risk Oversight.

As the policies are approved, they are being posted on the NSCAD University website in the section “About the University.

The Policy Framework and template format are approved by the Board of Governors and have been posted. Newly developed policies and revised policies are in the final stages of approvals, although new policy development is ongoing.