In early 2011, the Vice-President and Provost established an Advisory Group on Academic Planning charged with articulating guidelines and identifying best practices for academic planning at the divisional level (Faculties and departments). The Advisory Group’s draft report was released in July 2011 regarding the principles and process of academic planning and proceeded through Governance.

Based on draft report, the implementation of the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP), and amalgamated feedback from the highly consultative and engaged process, the Guidelines on Divisional Academic Planning were confirmed by Executive Committee on February 9, 2015.