When the Governing Council approved the Terms of Reference for the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils and their Standing Committees in June, 2012, the resolution included a provision which mandated a review of the new governance model at the end of the first year of operation. In June 2014 the Governing Council struck the Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils to undertake such review.
The Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils reported its findings and recommendations to Governing Council on December 11, 2014.
Given that at the time of the first review, it had only been one year since the implementation of the model, the CRCC (2014) recommended that the Governing Council undertake a follow-up review in three years’ time. Following approval by the Executive Committee, that review was delayed until the administrative review was completed. With that administrative review process now concluded, the follow-up review of the tri-campus governance model can now proceed.
At its meeting on February 27, 2020, the Governing Council established the 2020 Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC, 2020) to fulfill the resolution’s requirement. The CRCC (2020) is charged with reviewing particular elements of the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils as outlined in its Terms of Reference, which experience has shown may require some refinement. Additional documentation regarding the University of Toronto governance structures can be found on the website of the Office of the Governing Council.
It is expected that the CRCC (2020)’s recommendations will be considered by the Governing Council at its meeting on June 25, 2020.