Report: Agenda Committee - April 7, 2020

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Via Virtual Meeting

REPORT NUMBER 263 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. with the following members present:

PRESENT:
Nicholas Terpstra (Chair), Douglas McDougall (Vice-Chair), Markus Bussmann, Samantha Chang, Richard Hegele, Ernest W.N. Lam, Susan McCahan, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Cheryl Regehr

SECRETARIAT:
Tracey Gameiro (Secretary, Agenda Committee)

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

The Meeting was held in Closed Session


1. Chair’s Remarks

The Chair welcomed members of the Committee and thanked everyone for their patience and flexibility with the transition to virtual meetings given the COVID-19 crisis.

Approvals by Electronic Ballot

The Chair noted that prior to the Committee’s meeting, there had been a need, because of time constraints, to consider an academic administrative appointment by means of electronic ballot. He read the resolutions of March 31, 2020.

YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

the following academic administrative appointment

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Professor Sal Spadafora

Acting Dean

January 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020

[Revised term]

2. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Committee reviewed and approved the (draft) agenda for the Academic Board meeting scheduled for April 23, 2020.

3. Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting

Report 261 from the meeting of March 3, 2020, was approved.

4. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

There was no business arising from the Report of the previous meeting

5. Date of the Next Meeting – Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

6. Other Business

There were no items of other business.

The Committee moved IN CAMERA.

7. Academic Administrative Appointments

On a motion duly moved, seconded and carried

YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

The following academic administrative appointments:

DALLA LANA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Professor Dionne Gesink

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025

FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCE

Associate Professor Gillian Hamilton

Associate Dean, Unit-Level Reviews

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025

Associate Professor Virginia Maclaren

Acting Vice-Dean, Academic Planning 

July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Associate Professor Ed Schatz

Acting Director
Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES)

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

FACULTY OF INFORMATION

Professor Heather MacNeil

Associate Dean, Academic

July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023

NEW COLLEGE

Professor Tara Goldstein

Vice-Principal

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

[includes an approved six-month leave]

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

Associate Professor Gurpreet Singh Rattan

Chair

Department of Philosophy

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2026

[includes approved six-month research leave]

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

Professor Maydianne Andrade

Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity & Success

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

[Extension]

THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.