Call for Nominations for the Advisory Committee for Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies

PDAD&C #66, 2006-07

Memorandum

To:

Staff and Students of the Faculty of Information Studies
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs

From: 

Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost

Date:

June 12, 2007

Re:

Call for Nominations for the Advisory Committee for Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies

cc:

President David Naylor
The Bulletin


On June 30, 2008, Professor Brian Cantwell Smith will complete his term as Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies. Professor Cantwell Smith has indicated he will not be seeking re-appointment.

In accordance with Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, I am writing to call for nominations of individuals to serve on the advisory committee that will advise the President on the appointment of a Dean.

The Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators mandates the potential composition of the advisory committee as follows:

    • The Vice-President and Provost or representative (Chair);
    • Three to five members of the teaching staff of the Faculty;
    • One to three students of the Faculty;
    • The Dean 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 Faculty.
    • 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 advisory committee will begin meeting by the Fall with the objective of completing the search as soon as possible.

Nominations for the committee should be sent by June 29, via the Vice-President and Provost’s web site online form at http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/committees/advisory/FIS/advisory.htm.

Questions should be directed to Rosanne Lopers-Sweetman, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Priorities, by phone at 416.978.8994 or email r.lopers.sweetman@utoronto.ca.