Planning & Policy

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Provostial Guidelines, Practices & Frameworks

The following guidelines, practices, and frameworks were developed by the Office of the Vice-President and Provost as part of the Provost’s role as chief academic officer and chief budget officer and to ensure the implementation of policies approved by the Governing Council. The websites of individual Vice-Provosts include additional guidelines relevant to their areas of responsibility.

Governing Council Policies

An exhaustive list of all policies approved by the Governing Council of the University Toronto can be found on their website.

Academic Planning


In early 2011, the Vice-President & Provost established the Advisory Group on Academic Planning, charged with articulating guidelines and identifying best practices for academic planning at the divisional level (Faculties and departments). The Advisory Group’s draft report on the principles and process of academic planning was released in July 2011 and proceeded through governance.

Read more about academic planning.

The View from 2012


Towards 2030: A Third Century of Excellence at the University of Toronto (2008) set out long-term and overarching goals for the University with respect to matters such as enrolment, the student experience, the three-campus model, and resources. Since September 2011, the University of Toronto community has been engaged in a discussion of how we are following through on Towards 2030. This extensive consultation process included over 40 meetings — town halls on each of the three campuses, sessions with faculty, students, staff, governors, academic administrators, and alumni.  Written submissions were also received. Towards 2030: The View from 2012 is the culmination of this process. It assesses the University’s progress towards these long-term goals and identifies the new and ongoing challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Towards 2030: The View from 2012 consists of two documents. The first, Towards 2030: The View from 2012 — A Framework highlights the achievements to date and the new and continuing challenges. The second document, Towards 2030: The View from 2012 — An Assessment of the University of Toronto’s Progress Since Towards 2030 provides a more detailed and sustained analysis of the 2012 context and our progress to date in the areas outlined by Towards 2030.

Strategic Mandate Agreement (2017–2020)


The University of Toronto reports annually on the progress of our strategic activities in relation to all levels of government, other public sector institutions, the private sector and community partners. Our reports cover key data about the University’s accountability and performance.

Read more about the Strategic Mandate Agreement.

Budget Process & Overview


Developing and managing the University of Toronto operating budget is a huge annual task. It is an iterative process, dependent on consultation and communication. The planning cycle includes many opportunities for input by all members of the University community throughout the year.

See a complete overview of the budget process.

The University of Toronto has a number of Institutional Memberships that are provided by the Office of the Vice-President & Provost and Office of the President. These institutions and associations provide the U of T community with valuable services and resources.

Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE)

  • U of T Contact: Michelle Broderick, Senior Academic Research Analyst, Planning & Budget

Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services (CACUSS)

  • U of T Contact: Meredith Strong, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & Student Policy Advisor

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS)

  • U of T Contact: Brian Desrosiers-Tam, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL)

  • U of T Contact: Julian Weinrib, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education

Education Advisory Board (EAB)

  • U of T Contact – EAB Student Affairs ForumDavid Newman, Senior Director, Student Experience, Division of Student Life
  • U of T Contact – EAB Academic Affairs Forum: Nicholas Dion, Senior Projects Officer, Office of the Vice-President & Provost
  • U of T Contact – EAB Advancement Forum: Mila Miller, Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Advancement Organizational Development, Division of University Advancement

International Centre for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

  • U of T Contact: Andrea Russell, Director, Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President & Provost

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

  • U of T Contact: Emily Greenleaf, Program & Faculty Development Consultant, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

  • U of T Contact: David Newman, Senior Director, Student Experience, Division of Student Life

Scholars at Risk Network (SAR)

  • U of T Contact: Andrea Russell, Director, Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice-President & Provost

Society for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

  • U of T Contact: Professor Carol Rolheiser, Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

  • U of T Contact: Meredith Strong, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & Student Policy Advisor