Dr. Doreen Neville, Associate Vice-President (Academic), Planning, Priorities and Programs

Dr. Neville has a BN (Nursing, MUN, 1979), a M.Sc. (Nursing, Toronto, 1984), a M.Sc. (Health Services Administration, Harvard, 1986), and a ScD. (Health Policy and Management, Harvard) and holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor, Health Policy and Health Care Delivery, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Her research interests lie in the area of applied health policy, namely in the evaluation of the effectiveness of health information systems and health system governance models. Her teaching interests include the use of technology to enhance achievement of learning outcomes and the creation of teaching and learning environments which maximize engagement among educators, students and key stakeholders in the community.

Over the course of her career Dr. Neville has had leadership roles in both the health care system and the university, including the Director of Research and Development, Waterford Hospital, Chief Executive Officer, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, administrative lead for the e-Health Research Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, and Principal in the four-university collaborative degree program known as the Atlantic Regional Training Centre in Applied Health Services Research.

Since October 2006, Dr. Neville has held the position of Associate Vice-President (Academic). In the winter of 2011 she co-led (with Albert Johnson) a broadly consultative process to develop a Teaching and Learning Framework for Memorial University. The Teaching and Learning Framework was unanimously endorsed by Senate on May 10th, 2011 and initiatives to address the recommendations are underway.

In October 2011, Dr. Neville was appointed to a second term as Associate Vice-President (Academic), with specific responsibility for Planning, Priorities and Programs.

View Dr. Neville's curriculum vitae.

Portfolio description
The associate vice-president (academic), planning, priorities and programs, provides leadership in all areas pertaining to academic program planning and monitoring.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • providing leadership for teaching and learning initiatives, including planning and monitoring of institutional responses to the recommendations of the Teaching and Learning Framework;
  • monitoring academic planning and review processes mandated by Senate;
  • monitoring strategic enrolment planning initiatives;
  • developing and monitoring academic policies and procedures;
  • developing and monitoring inter-institutional agreements involving student programming and placements;
  • developing and monitoring inter-campus arrangements and agreements involving academic planning and programming; and
  • developing and monitoring academic partnerships with the College of the North Atlantic.

Academic support units currently in the portfolio include the Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning (CIAP) and Distance Education Teaching and Learning Support (DELTS).