Town Hall Meetings

PDAD&C #26, 2002-2003

M E M O R A N D U M

TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   November 18, 2002
RE:   Town Hall Meetings

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO ALL FACULTY, STUDENTS AND STAFF IN YOUR AREA.

In mid December 2002, the Provost's Office will be launching the next academic planning process by posting "green papers" at www.utoronto.ca/plan2003. A "green paper" is a consultative phase that precedes the drafting of a planning or policy document. The "green paper" phase of planning aims to elicit campus-wide discussion about priorities for the next academic plan. The green papers will also be published in the January 13th issue of the Bulletin.

During January and February, I will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the "green papers". This is an opportunity for all members of the University community to contribute their ideas and their sense of priorities to the academic planing process. Please encourage your faculty colleagues, and your graduate and undergraduate students to attend one of these meetings and please attend yourself.

Following this consultation, a draft academic plan for the 2003-2009 period will be drafted. It will be circulated for further discussion before being taken to Governing Council in late spring.

A calendar for the Town Hall meetings can be found at www.utoronto.ca/plan2003/meetings.htm.