Provostial Committee on Open UToronto

PDAD&C#4, 2012-13

To:   PDAD&C 
From:      Cheryl Misak, Vice-President & Provost 
Date:  July 16, 2012 
Re:  Provostial Committee on Open UToronto 


As members of the University community are aware, the landscape in which universities operate is shifting rapidly with the development of online credit courses, open access to scholarly publications and, most recently, massive open online courses (MOOCs). The University of Toronto is launching a new initiative, Open UToronto, to ensure that we maintain and enhance our role as a leading institution for teaching, learning, and research and to maximize opportunities for our students, faculty and the University as a whole. A Provostial Committee has been established to guide the development of Open UToronto principles and practice. The Committee will consult with members of the University community and will provide strategic advice and guidelines regarding on-line and open access resources and courses.

Open UToronto Committee Membership

Cheryl Regehr, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs (Chair)
Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies (I+TS) & Institutional Strategist for Academic Technology (CTSI) (Administrative Lead)
Larry Alford, Chief Librarian
Dimitri Anastakis, Associate Professor, Divisions of Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
Lee Bailey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and ICCIT, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Marilynn Booth, Dean, School of Continuing Studies
Ruth Childs, Associate Dean, Innovations and Opportunities, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Kenneth Corts, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Rotman School of Management
Katharine Dunlop, Undergraduate student, Trinity College
Avram Englert, Undergraduate student, University College
Rick Halpern, Dean and Vice-Principal (Academic), University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Julie Hannaford, Associate Librarian for the Humanities and Social Sciences Director, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Library
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Laurie Harrison, Director, Online Learning Strategies (I+TS)
Alison Keith, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics, Faculty of Arts & Science
Peter Lewis, Associate Vice President, Research
Susan McCahan, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Melody Neumann, Senior Lecturer, Department of Cell & Systems Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science
Seamus Ross, Dean, Faculty of Information
Suzanne Stevenson, Vice Dean, Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Arts & Science
Chirag Variawa, Student Governor, Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
James C. Wallace, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Charmaine Williams, Associate Dean, Academic & Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work