What does that mean? Broadly speaking, it means I am responsible for advancing OCAD U’s commitment to the student experience. My portfolio includes the offices of: Financial Aid and Awards, Registrar (including Student Advising), Admissions and Recruitment, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, our International Student Services office and the Mobility/Exchange Program, the Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Health and Wellness Centre. I play a role in policy development and work closely with the OCAD Student Union to make sure we’re responding to issues as they arise. As well, I am supported by OCAD U’s Manager, Student Communications and Campus Community, Sarah Mulholland, who also helps keep this blog current and active.
Our goal is to get some good two-way conversation going between students and the OCAD U administration. The more I can share with you about the challenges and issues I deal with every day, and the more you feed me questions, concerns and ideas, the better my decisions will be.
I have only three rules of engagement for our interactions online:
- Don’t reveal any personal information in social media. Email me directly at email@example.com if your concern involves revealing stuff about your particular situation – or about another student, staff or faculty member.
- Understand that some issues take time to resolve. I don’t have a magic wand, and there are lots of issues I don’t have the power to resolve, but Sarah and I will look into anything you bring to our attention.
- Don’t be creepy.
You can connect with me on the blog itself (use the comments feature), or on Instagram (@VEEPStudents). Facebook is just for family and friends. Sorry (boundaries.)
– Deanne Fisher