Expert Panel on Undergraduate Student Educational Experience (USEE)

Overview

As a world-leading research university, a core component of the University of Toronto’s mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of success and fulfillment, whether for further study in graduate and professional programs or for direct entry into the workforce. The Three Priorities discussion paper outlines an institutional commitment to rethink and reinvent undergraduate education in a research-intensive context, including such elements as research-based learning, experience-based learning and internationalized learning, among many others.

The University of Toronto offers a wide variety of academic programs at the undergraduate level, in addition to a wealth of other curricular and co-curricular options for students to pursue their interests and passions. Articulating a shared vision for undergraduate education and student experience at the University will provide a framework for academic planning and the development of services and co-curricular programs for undergraduate students.

This shared vision of student educational experience builds on the University’s strength and international reputation in academic and research excellence. It recognizes the value of differentiation in terms of student educational experience within our various Faculties, Colleges, Campuses, and departments, but also emphasizes the common threads connecting their educational experience across academic and administrative units, and the incredible benefits of collaboration at a vast institution like ours.

Membership

The Expert Panel on Undergraduate Student Educational Experience (USEE) is tasked with enunciating and enlivening our shared vision for the undergraduate educational experience at the University of Toronto, and making recommendations towards continuous improvement that would lead to that vision’s implementation across the University.

The Expert Panel will include:

  • Professor Greg Evans, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (Chair)
  • Professor Aarthi Ashok, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Ashley Beckles, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Professor Randy Boyagoda, Principal, University of St. Michael’s College
  • Adam Kuhn, Director, Student and Campus Community Development, Division of Student Life
  • Clayon Levy, Undergraduate Student, St. George Campus
  • Professor Rhonda McEwen, Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Cheryl Shook, Registrar, Woodsworth College
  • Andrew Vyravipillai, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto Scarborough

Professor Sandy Welsh, Vice-Provost, Students, and Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, will serve as assessors to the Expert Panel.

Any questions about the Expert Panel can be sent to provost@utoronto.ca.

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