Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning - Membership

PDAD&C#55, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM

To:
Governing Council
PDAD&C
Professional & Managerial Staff
Confidential Staff
President of UTFA
Presidents of Employee Unions
Presidents of APUS, GSU, SCSU, UTMSU and UTSU
 
 From:  Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
 Date:   February 17, 2011
 Re:  Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning - Membership



As I indicated in my memo of November 26 2010, a Provostial Advisory Group on Academic Planning is being established. This Committee will examine models of academic planning, and in consultation with members of the University of Toronto community, discuss best practices for planning at the unit and divisional level. The Committee will give advice to the Office of the Provost, which will develop guidelines for academic planning and make them part of the Administrative Manual which provides detailed procedures, best practices, and standardized templates for reviews and for assuring that our programs are of high quality.  These guidelines will be consistent with the principles embedded in the University of Toronto: Academic Planning in the context of Towards 2030 and with the Quality Assurance Framework requirements. They will allow for flexibility and variation across and within divisions in order to best develop and reflect local as well as institutional goals and resources.

I am pleased to report that the University of Toronto community responded enthusiastically to my request for nominations to the Advisory Group.  From these nominations, a highly qualified and broadly representative group has been established. Given the number of nominations received, we have expanded the Committee from its initially suggested size.

Members of the Provostial Advisory Group on Academic are as follows:

Co-Chairs:

Professor Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life Professor Cheryl Regehr, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs

Members:

Ms. Michelle St. Amour, Graduate Student, Faculty of Arts and Science Mr. Adam Awad, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Arts and Science Professor Marion Bogo, Faculty of Social Work Professor Rebecca Comay, Faculty of Arts and Science Professor Kenneth Corts, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Ms. Catherine Gagne, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Ms. Samantha Green, Undergraduate Student, Faculty of Law Mr. Duncan Hill, University of Toronto Mississauga Ms. Kate Holland, Faculty of Arts and Science Ms. Sheril Hook, University of Toronto Mississauga Libraries Professor Ira Jacobs, Faculty of Physical Education and Health Ms. Cynthia Messenger, Innis College, Faculty of Arts & Science Professor Amy Mullin, University of Toronto Mississauga Mr. Anton Neschadim, Graduate Student, Faculty of Medicine Professor Ato Quayson, Faculty of Arts and Science Professor Paul Santerre, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Professor John Scherk, University of Toronto at Scarborough Professor Sarita Verma, Faculty of Medicine