37 Stepping Up Synthesis

 PDAD&C #37, 2004-05


FROM: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:  December 9, 2004
RE:  Stepping UP - Synthesis


Attached for your information is a document entitled Stepping UP – Synthesis.  This document is also available on the Provost’s web page at http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/userfiles/page_attachments/library/6/Stepping_Up_Synthesis_11704_202072.pdf
The purpose of the Stepping UP – Synthesis is to identify the major themes that have emerged from the consultations and Divisional plans through the Stepping UP exercise and to focus on those initiatives upon which we can work together. The Synthesis was developed through consultation with Principals and Deans over the course of the fall.

Within the Synthesis, five priority objectives are identified for the University, each of these building on one or more of our unique characteristics.  These objectives are intertwined and linked with our overall mission.  Following this are presented five items for continued action that are necessary to enable our mission. We have also identified five areas for further discussion across divisional boundaries. 

The Stepping UP - Synthesis has been submitted to governance as an appendix to the Academic Initiative Fund (AIF) First Round allocations documentation.  This information is available on the Governing Council web page at http://www.utoronto.ca/govcncl/bac/details/pb/2004-05/pba20041207.pdf