Report: Agenda Committee - May 18, 2021

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Via Virtual Meeting

REPORT NUMBER 277 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. with the following members present:

PRESENT:
Nicholas Terpstra (Chair), Douglas McDougall (Vice-Chair), Cheryl Regehr (Vice-President and Provost), Mark Schmuckler (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education), Markus Bussmann, Samantha Chang, Ernest W.N. Lam, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Nicholas Rule

SECRETARIAT:
Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

IN ATTENDANCE:
Daniella Mallinick (Director, Academic Programs, Planning & Quality Assurance, Office
of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs), Archana Sridhar (Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President and Provost)

The Meeting was held in Closed Session  


  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members and guests to the meeting and thanked them for their attendance.
  2. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The Committee reviewed and confirmed the agenda for the last meeting of the Academic Board for the 2019-2020 governance year, scheduled for May 27, 2021. It was decided that the Provost’s report would include a presentation from Steven Bailey, Director, Academic + Campus Events (ACE), on the ‘Transforming the Instructional Leadership’ (TIL) pilot aimed at assisting instructors navigate the online learning environment and improve their online teaching.
  3. Approval of the Reports of the Previous Meetings

    Report 275 from the Committee’s meeting on April 20, 2021, and Report 276 from the Special Meeting held May 7, 2021 were approved.
  4. Business Arising from the Reports of the Previous Meetings

    There was no business arising from the Reports of the previous meetings.
  5. Date of the Next Meeting – May 31, 2021

    The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on May 31, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  6. Other Business

    There were no items of other business.

    The Committee moved IN CAMERA.
  7. Appointments: 2021-2022 Nominating Committee for the University Tribunal and Academic Appeals Committee

    On a motion duly moved, seconded and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    THAT the following individuals be appointed to the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee for the University Tribunal and the Academic Appeals Committee for a term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022:

    Professor Jutta Brunnée, Chair and President’s designate

    Professor Ben Alarie, teaching staff member of the Academic Board

    Mr. Peng Fu, alumni member of the Academic Board

    Ms Emily Hawes, student member of the Academic Board
  8. Academic Administrative Appointments

    On a motion duly moved, seconded and carried

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    The following academic administrative appointments.

    FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Associate Professor Taras Koznarsky

    Interim Chair & Graduate Chair

    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    Professor Leonid Livak

    Chair & Graduate Chair
    Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

    July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027

    SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

    Professor Vina Goghari

    Vice-Dean, Programs and Innovation

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027

    (includes one year of leave)

    Associate Professor Elizabeth Page-Gould

    Graduate Chair

    Department of Psychology

    September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026

    TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Associate Professor Marcus Law

    Associate Dean, MD Program

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

    Professor Jessica Fields

    Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity and Success
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025

    Associate Professor Teaching Stream Karen McCrindle

    Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

    (renewal; includes one year of leave)

    Associate Professor Sharlene Mollett

    Director

    Centre for Critical Development Studies

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027.

    (includes one year of leave)

    THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:27 p.m.

    May 19, 2021