Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs (PDAD&C)

Academic Administrators who have been appointed under the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, as well as certain other senior administrators, are members of the Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs Committee (PDAD&C).

The committee is convened by the Vice-President & Provost as a consultative and advisory body. PDAD&C discusses particular issues or developments as well as receives annual updates on topics ranging from the budget to human resources. The committee meets regularly during the academic year and also receives targeted communications via the Provost’s Weekly Digest.

2021-22 Meeting Dates

For the 2021-22 academic year, PDAD&C meetings will occur on the following dates below, from 10:10am to 12:00pm. Currently, these meetings are scheduled as videoconferences. If larger in-person gatherings are permitted this fall, the meetings will take place in the Council Chamber in Simcoe Hall, with video-conferencing available. We will keep you updated on any changes in line with public health guidelines.

Agendas (and the meeting invite, if online) will be sent directly to members no sooner than the Tuesday of the week of the meeting. Administrative staff in need of the agenda must contact their PDAD&C member. Please note that Microsoft Teams may not work with all departmental email addresses, so we recommend that members use their individual U of T accounts to log into meetings.

Please note that only PDAD&C members and designated senior administrators are permitted to attend these meetings. PDAD&C members may request permission to assign a designate to attend a particular meeting on their behalf by emailing at least two days prior to the meeting.

All PDAD&C members automatically receive the Provost’s Weekly Digest each Friday, which includes all new memoranda. Assistants to PDAD&C members, as well as other administrative staff, faculty, and librarians are welcome to request subscription online.

October 7, 202110:10am to 12:00pm
December 9, 202110:10am to 12:00pm
February 17, 2022 (Budget)10:10am to 12:00pm
April 28, 202210:10am to 12:00pm


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