Report: Agenda Committee - April 19, 2022

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Via Virtual Meeting room

REPORT NUMBER 286 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE

April 19, 2022

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on April 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. with the following members present:


PRESENT:
Douglas McDougall, (Vice-Chair, Acting as Chair), Cheryl Regehr, (Vice-President and Provost), Linda Johnston, Ernest W.N. Lam, Susan McCahan, Nicholas Rule, Evan Tang


REGRETS:
Salvatore Spadafora, Jan Mahrt-Smith


SECRETARIAT:
Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

IN ATTENDANCE:
Leah Cowen, (Vice-President, Research and Innovation and Strategic Initiatives), Daniella Mallinick (Director, Academic Programs, Planning and 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 Vice-Chair welcomed members of the Committee. He advised that the Chair was unavoidably absent and that he would be chairing the meeting in his absence. He advised members that as one academic administrative appointment pertained to his own appointment, he would recuse himself as Chair for consideration of the item, for which the Committee would appoint a char per tempore. He nominated Ernest Lam, Chair of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs to serve as chair per tempore. The Committee voted in favour of this appointment.
  2. Review of Academic Programs and Units – Part 2
    1. Semi-Annual Report on the review of Academic Units and Programs, October 2021 – April 2022

Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education introduced the item, noting that the report included five external reviews (one Provostial and four Decanal).

Professor Ernest Lam, Chair of the Committee on Academic Policy and Programs (“AP&P), reported on the Committee’s discussion of the reviews at its April 12, 2022 meeting. A summary of the discussion was contained in the AP&P report. The Committee found generally that each of the review summaries accurately reflected the overall reviews and that the administrative responses adequately addressed issues identified in the reports. There were no follow-up reports requested by the Committee.

  1. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda –April 27, 2022

    The Committee reviewed and approved the (draft) agenda for the Academic Board meeting scheduled for April 27, 2022.
  2. Approval of the Reports of the Previous Meetings

    Report 284 from the meeting of March 2, 2022, and Report 285 from the special meeting held April 6, 2022 were approved.
  3. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the Report of the previous meeting
  4. Date of the Next Meeting – May 17, 2022

    The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on May 17, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  5. Other Business

    There were no items of other business.

    The Committee moved IN CAMERA.
    1. Academic Administrative Appointments

      On a motion duly moved, seconded and carried

      YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

      The following academic administrative appointments:

      FACTOR-INWENTASH FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK

      Professor David Brennan

      Associate Dean, Research
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
      [extension]

      FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

      Associate Professor Elisa Brilli

      Director
      Centre for Medieval Studies
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027

      Professor Michael Evans

      Interim Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department of Statistical Science
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      Associate Professor Angelica Fenner

      Acting Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department of Germanic Languages and Literature
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      Professor Robert Gibbs

      Acting Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department for the Study of Religion
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      Associate Professor Gillian Hamilton

      Acting Vice-Dean, Academic Operations
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      Professor Geoffrey MacDonald

      Acting Chair
      Department of Psychology
      June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
      [extension]

      Professor John Peever

      Acting Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department of Cell and Systems Biology
      January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023

      Professor Edward Schatz

      Director
      Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027

      Professor James Stafford

      Vice-Dean, Academic Operations
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025
      [renewal; including one year of approved leave]

      FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

      Professor Morris Manolson

      Interim Vice-Dean, Research
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      JOHN H. DANIELS FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND DESIGN

      Professor Sean Thomas

      Associate Dean, Research
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025

      NEW COLLEGE

      Associate Professor Dickson Eyoh

      Acting Principal
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION

      Professor Douglas McDougall

      Interim Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      Associate Professor Sarfaroz Niyozov

      Interim Associate Dean, Programs
      July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

      Professor Michele Peterson-Badali

      Associate Dean, Research, International & Innovation
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
      [extension]

      ROTMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

      Professor Partha Sarathy Mohanram

      Acting Vice-Dean, Research, Strategy & Resources
      September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

      TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

      Associate Professor Pier Bryden

      Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs and Professional Values
      May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2027

      Professor Rita Kandel

      Chair and Graduate Chair
      Department of Laboratory Medicine
      May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2027
      [renewal]

      UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

      Associate Professor Jill Caskey

      Chair
      Department of Visual Studies
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024
      [extension]

      UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

      Associate Professor Alice Maurice

      Chair
      Department of English
      July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025

THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.


The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

April 19, 2022