Unless otherwise noted, the information necessary to administer programs and activities of Trent University is collected under the authority of Section 18 (3) (c) of the Trent University Act and records are kept in the offices of the listed department. Please refer to the Dean's Office and Human Resources listings for a description of documents that may be included in departmental personnel files.
A description of the courses of study offered by Trent University’s academic departments and programs can be found in the current issue of the Academic Calendar also available in the Bata Library.
Arts & Science:
Trent University’s Faculty of Arts and Science is divided into 29 single discipline undergraduate departments and programs, 12 interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, and 15 graduate departments and programs.
The Office of the Dean of Arts and Science is responsible for the coordination and support of Trent University’s undergraduate academic departments and programs, and the appointment and career development of its faculty members. Visit the Dean's web site.
Centre for Teaching and Learning:
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is a new centre that focuses on supporting and celebrating teaching excellence, innovation and scholarship. The CTL launches teaching initiatives and offers professional development programming on pedagogies and best practices in order to support instructors in the continual enhancement of teaching and learning at Trent University. The CTL also offers individual consultations on learning outcomes, programming and assessment practices as well as coordinating workgroups on pedagogical issues and special teaching-related projects. Internal and external awards for members of the Trent community are also supported by the CTL. For more information, visit the CTL web site.
Trent’s five residential Colleges house offices for faculty and academic departments, student groups, and administrative departments. College Offices provide administrative support for college activities and services including Orientation Week, Academic Advisors (formerly Senior Tutors), and college events. College Offices also maintain academic information for the support of affiliated students. For more information, visit the colleges' web site.
Durham - Trent University Durham:
The Associate Dean/Head is responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the Trent University Thornton Campus in Oshawa. For more information visit the Trent Durham web site.
The Department of Financial Services processes cash receipts for students and other University departments as well as payments for good and services for the University community. Student billing and refunds are processed based on registration information as contained in the University Colleague financial system. The University budgets and capital projects are managed from the Financial Services offices. For more information, visit the Financial Services' web site.
First Peoples House of Learning:
For more information, visit the First Peoples House of Learning web site.
The Community Relations department is responsible for community engagement activities with the greater Peterborough area through a variety of targeted and public activities, sponsorships, events and partnerships. For more information, visit the the Community Relations web site.
The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for the administration of graduate degree programs offered at Trent University, the admission and registration of graduate students, as well as the management of scholarship and awards for graduate students. The Graduate Studies Committee is a standing committee of Senate and consists of members of faculty, Graduate Program Directors and graduate students from various disciplines, and reviews matters of education policy and planning for graduate students. For more information, visit the Graduate Studies' web site.
The Human Resources department is responsible for the administration of employment, payroll, benefits and pension, health and safety, staff training, and labour relations functions. For more information, visit the Human Resources web site.
Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility - Centre for:
The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility provides confidential advice to individuals who feel that they may have a rights-related problem under the university's Policy on Discrimination & Harassment and/or who wish to discuss possible options for resolution. The office is also responsible for administering the university's commitment to Accessibility [informed by our obligations under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)] and its equity/diversity initiatives. For more information, please go to the web site.
Information Technology is responsible for enterprise computing services and support, staff and student desktop computers, University telecommunications and instructional technology service and support. I.T. builds and manages all University network facilities, including connections to external networks, which include the Internet, ORION, and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PTSN). For more information, visit the IT web site.
Institutional Planning & Analysis - Office of
The Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis is responsible for research and policy support in the areas of strategic planning, enrolment and market research, survey research, database management, and the reporting of Trent University information to external agencies such as the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Council of Ontario Universities, Statistics Canada and other external agencies requesting institutional data. For more information, visit the
Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis web site.
Trent International supports the Trent community to increase national and international visibility & reputation; leverages institutional strengths through partnerships; supports student mobility; assists international and intercultural knowledge, skills and awareness to live and work effectively in a global environment; increases language competencies; contributes to the global classroom and provides international support services. For more information, visit the Trent International web site.
Library Services is responsible for the following services: Archives & Special Collections; Borrowing & Circulation; Government Publications; Interlibrary Loans; Maps, Data, Government Information Centre; and Reserves. For more information, visit library services' web site.
Marketing & Communications:
The Marketing & Communications Office is responsible for marketing, internal and external communications (through printed material, the Web and intranet), issues and reputation management, media relations, social media, and the overall image and messaging of the University. For more information, visit the Marketing & Communications web site.
Physical Resources Department:
The Department of Physical Resources is charged with the long and short term maintenance and repair at Trent University, including all buildings, furniture, equipment, building fabrication, landscaping, and snow removal. The Physical Resources Department oversees the functioning of the following areas: Facilities Maintenance; Mechanical Electrical Maintenance; Caretaking; Grounds; Waste Management; Capital Project Management; Mailroom; Administration; and the Powerhouse. For more information, visit the PRD web site.
The Office of the President provides support for the President and Vice-Chancellor who is the chief executive officer of the institution. It coordinates the President's schedule and meetings and provides support to presidential advisory committees. For more information, visit the President's Office web site.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for recruitment of new undergraduate domestic students, admission of new undergraduate domestic and international students, and registration of new and continuing students. The Registrar’s Office processes transfer credits, maintains the official student academic records, and evaluates undergraduate degree eligibility. The office is responsible for student financial aid applications, the awarding of scholarships, bursaries, and some prizes, academic timetabling, reporting of enrolment data, and the implementation of systems such as scheduling software. For more information, visit the Registrar's web site.
The Risk Management Department is responsible to protect persons and property at Trent University through the provision of policies, programs and services including Campus Security, Health and Safety, Access Control, Emergency Preparedness and Response, the University Insurance Program, Risk Management, Walkhome and Trent University Emergency First Response. The department also provides, maintains, enforces and administers the University’s parking program. For more information, visit the Risk Management web site.
Student Affairs Office :
The Office of Student Affairs provides administrative support to the following departments: Academic Skills; Athletics; Housing; Disability Services; Religious Affairs; Conference Services; Health Services; Food Services; Career Centre; and Counselling. Student Affairs also coordinates campus programs, Introductory Seminar Week, and Parent Orientation. For more information, visit the Student Affairs web site.
The University Secretariat provides the governing bodies of the University with administrative services, research and analysis, and general support. The office manages the senior academic appeals process and supports presidential searches. The Secretariat provides information and advice on Senate and Board of Governors policies, procedures, precedents and records and administers access/privacy matters. For more information, visit the Secretariat web site.
Vice President (Academic) & Provost:
The Vice President (Academic) & Provost oversees the administration of all academic and academic support programs and services, research and student services. For more information, visit the VP (Academic) web site.
Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies:
The Interim Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for the operations of the Graduate Studies Office and Instructional Development Centre, and for the administration of the Academic Innovation Fund.
Vice-President (Finance and Administration):
The Vice-President, Finance and Administration oversees the management of a variety of administrative and operational services, including Human Resources, Physical Resources, Financial Services, IT, Risk Management, Conferences and Athletics. For more information, visit the Vice-President, Finance and Administration web site.
Vice-President (External Relations & Advancement):
External Relations and Advancement is responsible for
fundraising activities, alumni relations and promotion of the
University through community relations. Please visit the Vice President (External Relations & Advancement) web site
for more information.
Vice-President (Research and International):
The office of the Vice-President, Research and International oversees the administration of the Office of Research. The Office of Research is responsible for the research enterprise at Trent University including the day-to-day administration of research grants, agreements, contracts, memoranda of understandings, international collaborative research networks, honorary research appointments, certifications and matters of compliance, statistical and institutional reporting, and research personnel. Please visit the Vice President (Research and International) web site for more information.
Information on the University’s programs and services is maintained on the University web site. Hard copies of key documents including the University calendar, view book and annual report are available in the reference section of the Bata Library.