Call for Nominations for the Search Committee for Dean of the Faculty of Music

PDAD&C #7, 2003-2004


TO:   Staff and Students of the Faculty of Music
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   July 29, 2003
RE:   Call for Nominations for the Search Committee for Dean of the Faculty of Music
cc:   President R. Birgeneau
The Bulletin

On June 30, 2004, Professor David Beach will complete his term as Dean of the Faculty of Music. He is not eligible for reappointment.

In accordance with Section 60 of the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators (Perron Rules), 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 Dean.

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

  • Professor Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost (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 search committee will also function as a review committee, in keeping with the University's established practice of conducting periodic divisional reviews at the end of a Dean or Principal's term. The Faculty will conduct a self-study, which is due by September 5, 2003, and there will be an external review of the Faculty early 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 Dean's Office within the Faculty. The self-study, the report of the external reviewers and the review commissioned by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies will be considered by the search committee in their review.

The search committee will begin meeting in October 2003 with the objective of completing the review by the end of the fall term, and identifying a new Dean early in the year 2004, to allow for a smooth transition. Nominations for the committee should be sent to the attention of the Assistant Provost and Special Assistant to the Provost by phone at (416) 978-6194, fax at (416) 978-3939, or email at Nominations should be sent by September 19, 2003.