7 Call for Nominations for the Search Committee for the Director of the School of Continuing Studies

PDAD&C # 7, 2004-2005


To: Staff and Students of the School of Continuing Studies
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date:  August 3, 2004
Re: Call for Nominations for the Search Committee for the Director of the  School of Continuing Studies

President R. Birgeneau
The Bulletin

On June 30, 2005, Dr. Mary Cone Barrie will complete her term as Director of the School of Continuing Studies.

Although not bound by Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators (Perron Rules), I would like to follow the same process for the search for the new Director. 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 Director.

The Perron Rules mandate the potential composition of the search committee as follows:

  • Vice-President and Provost or designate (Chair);
  • Three to five members of the teaching staff of the School;
  • One to three students of the School;
  • The Director of the School of Graduate Studies or representative;
  • A librarian, where appropriate;
  • Two or three other qualified scholars from within or outside this University, but outside the School;
  • 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 commence as a review committee, in keeping with the University’s established practice of conducting periodic divisional reviews at the end of a Director or Principal’s term.  The School will conduct a
self-study, which is due by September 3, 2004, and there will be an external review of the School 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 Director’s Office within the School.  The self-study, the School’s academic plan and the report of the external reviewers will be considered by the search committee in their review.

The search committee will begin meeting in the fall with the objective of completing the review by the end of the fall term, and identifying a new Director early in the year 2005, to allow for a smooth transition.  Nominations for the committee should be sent via Provost’s web site online form at www.provost.utoronto.ca > Committees > Search Committees
( http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_6_1628_1.html ).
Nominations should be sent by September 10, 2004.

Questions should be directed to Helen Lasthiotakis, Director, Policy and Planning by phone at 416.946.0501 or email h.lasthiotakis@utoronto.ca.