Review of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the University of Toronto and the Federated Universities

PDAD&C # 43, 2006-07

MEMORANDUM

TO:         Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs
               Federated Universities

FROM:   Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
               Richard Alway, President of the University of St Michael’s College 
               Paul Gooch, President, Victoria University
               Margaret MacMillan, Provost of the University of Trinity College 
               Catherine Riggall, Vice-President, Business Affairs
               Pekka Sinervo, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

DATE:     February 16, 2007

RE:        Review of the Memorandum of Agreement Between the
 
             University of Toronto and the Federated Universities

Cc:        The Bulletin


The relationships between the University of Toronto and the Federated Universities, including the roles of the Colleges, the Departments, and the Faculty of Arts and Science, were set out in the April 1974 Memorandum of Understanding, which redefined the academic role of the Colleges in the light of rationalized and shared resources among the parties.  Nine years later these relationships were reviewed and restated in the Memorandum of Agreement Regarding the Institutional Relationships of the University of Toronto and the Federated Universities in the Faculty of Arts and Science, dated June 30, 1983 this Agreement was renewed on June 21, 1990.  The 1998 Memorandum of Agreement between the University of Toronto and the Federated Universities (MOA) continued this relationship and its underlying principles, and extended their scope to include similar relationships with other Faculties and Schools of the University.

The parties to the MOA undertook a midterm review in 2005. The MOA may be renewed for a fixed period beyond June 30, 2008 following a full review of its operations.  The heads of the University of Toronto and the Federated Universities have begun organizing this review.

Terms of Reference for the Review

The terms of reference for this review are as follows:

  1. To review the operations of the MOA in light of the 2005 mid-term review
  2. To make recommendations on amendments to the MOA.
  3. To make recommendations on changes in practices and procedures to improve implementation of the MOA.
  4. To recommend on renewal and term of renewal.

Review Team Membership

University of Toronto

Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost

Catherine Riggall, Vice-President, Business Affairs

Pekka Sinervo, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science

Federated Universities

Richard Alway, President of the University of St Michael’s College

Paul Gooch, President, Victoria University

Margaret MacMillan, Provost of the University of Trinity College

 
The Review Team has formed four sub-committees to review and report on issues in the following broad areas. The Subcommittees are to review points of intersection, based on current operations, between the Federated Colleges and the University of Toronto in order to set out what is being done well and identify current and anticipated areas for improvement to be discussed.

Academic Subcommittee

Derek Allen (Chair)

Administrative, Budget and Space Subcommittee

Safwat Zaky (Chair)

Libraries Subcommittee

Carole Moore (Chair)
Linda Corman (Co-Chair)

Student Life and Registrarial Subcommittee

Susan McDonald (Chair)

 

The Review Team welcomes submissions from interested persons.  These should be sent by  March 8, 2007 to the attention of:

Helen Lasthiotakis
Director, Policy and Planning
Office of the Vice-President and Provost
416.946.0501
h.lasthiotakis@utoronto.ca

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