Nominations for the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies
PDAD&C #5, 2002-2003
M E M O R A N D U M
|TO:||Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Faculty, Staff and Students of the Faculty of Information Studies
President, FIS Alumni Association
|FROM:||Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost|
|DATE:||July 30, 2002|
|RE:||Nominations for the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies|
|cc:||President R. Birgeneau
On June 30, 2003, Professor Lynne Howarth will complete her term as Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies. Though eligible for reappointment, Dean Howarth has decided not to continue for a second term but to return to her research and teaching. We will be conducting an international search for a new Dean.
In accordance with Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators (Perron Rules), I am writing to call for nominations of individuals to serve on the search committee that will advise the President on the appointment of a new Dean.
The Perron Rules mandate the potential composition of the search committee as follows:
In addition, the committee may include an alumnus/a, a member of the administrative staff, and a senior member of the appropriate professional community.
The search committee will also function as a review committee, in keeping with the University's established practice of conducting periodic divisional reviews at the end of a Dean or Principal's term. The Faculty will conduct a self-study, which is due by September 25, and there will be an external review of the Faculty early in the fall term. The external reviewers will be asked to comment on specific issues related to leadership and administration, and the role of the Dean's Office within the Faculty. The self-study, the report of the external reviewers and the results of the reviews that have already been commissioned by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies and the American Library Association will be considered by the search committee in their review.
The search committee will begin meeting in September 2002 with the objective of completing the review in the fall of 2002, and identifying a new Dean early in the year 2003, to allow for a smooth transition.
Nominations for the committee should be sent to the attention of Lesley Lewis, Assistant Vice-Provost, Professional Faculties, by September 9, 2002. She can be reached by phone at 978-2632, fax at 971-1380, or email at email@example.com.