Susan McCahan

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Susan McCahan

Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education

Susan McCahan (B.S. Cornell U., M.S., Ph.D. RPI in Mechanical Engineering) is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and she is cross appointed to the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice. She currently serves as the Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, and the Vice Provost, Academic Programs at the University of Toronto. She has previously served as Vice Dean, Undergraduate and First Year Chair in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. 

Prof. McCahan works with academic divisions across all three campuses to assess and improve the academic student experience. Her portfolio revolves around the creation and assessment of programs of study, and initiatives that support re-imagining academic processes and experiences. Her portfolio includes cyclic quality assurance reviews, curricular reviews and renewal, and support for the development of new academic programs and units.

Her office collaborates with the divisions and other units on experiential learning infrastructure, enterprise level academic and educational technology systems, and data tools to inform academic decision-making. In addition, she oversees the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI), and supports administration of many of the major teaching awards and grant programs at the University.