Agenda for Planning and Budget Meeting of September 18, 2007

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PLANNING AND BUDGET COMMITTEE Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 4:10 p.m.
Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

A G E N D A



(Cover Memo)


1. Chair’s Welcoming Remarks and Orientation

2. Report of the Previous Meeting (May 22, 2007) *

3. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

4. Senior Assessor’s Report

5. Declaration of Property as Surplus to University Requirements * (Cover)(Item)

Be It Recommended to Academic Board

THAT the David Dunlap Observatory lands be declared surplus to University requirements.

6. School of Graduate Studies/Faculty of Arts and Science: Proposal for a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology *

Be it Resolved that the Planning and Budget Committee concurs with the recommendation of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs

THAT the proposal to establish the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology within the Faculty of Arts and Science be approved, effective September, 2008.

7. School of Graduate Studies/Faculty of Arts and Science: Proposal for Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programs in Cell and Systems Biology *

Be it Resolved that the Planning and Budget Committee concurs with the recommendation of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs

THAT the proposal to establish the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Cell and Systems Biology within the Faculty of Arts and Science be approved, effective September, 2008.

8. School of Graduate Studies/Faculty of Arts and Science: Closure of the Joint Master of Spatial Analysis Program *

Be it Resolved that the Planning and Budget Committee concurs with the recommendation of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs

THAT the proposal from the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Science to close the Joint Master of Spatial Analysis (M.S.A.) Program at the University of Toronto be approved, effective immediately.

9. Capital Project: Project Planning Report – University of Toronto at Scarborough Balcony Enclosures * (Cover)(Item)

Be It Recommended to Academic Board

1. THAT the Project Planning Report for the Balcony Enclosures at the University of Toronto at Scarborough be approved in principle.

2. THAT the total project scope comprising approximately 455 gross square meters having a total project cost of $3,614,900 be approved with funding to be provided from UTSC operating funds.

10. Capital Project: Project Planning Report – Expansion of the Rotman School of Management * (Cover)(Item)

Be It Recommended to Academic Board

1. THAT the Project Planning Report for the Rotman School of Management Expansion be approved in principle.

2. THAT the project scope of approximately 7400nasm (15,000gsm) new construction and additional renovation of existing facilities be approved with a total project cost of $91,800,000 to complete Phase One.

3. THAT Phase Two renovations to existing spaces be approved in principle.

4. THAT the preliminary space program for the Executive Development Programs and affiliated research centers be approved in principle for the provision of approximately 2800nasm (5600gsm) to accommodate these functions.

5. THAT long-term borrowing capacity, maximum of $20 million, be allocated on a contingency basis to accommodate cash flow requirements.

11. Capital Project: Project Planning Committee – Membership and Terms of Reference – Administrative Offices, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Galbraith Building * (for information)

12. Accommodations and Facilities Directorate * (for information) (Cover)(Item)

a) Annual Report on Approvals on Projects between $50,000 and $2 Million (2006-07)

13. Calendar of Business for 2007-08 * (for information)

14. Report on Decisions under Summer Executive Authority (oral report for information)

15. Date of the Next Meeting – Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:10 p.m.

16. Other Business