Report: Agenda Committee - April 20, 2021

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Via Virtual Meeting

REPORT NUMBER 275 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 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: 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.
  2. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    The Committee reviewed and approved the (draft) agenda for the Academic Board meeting scheduled for April 28, 2021. It was decided that the Provost’s report would include a presentation of the important access and inclusion work being done at the University of Toronto.
  3. Approval of the Reports of the Previous Meetings
    1. Report Number 273 – March 2, 2021
    2. Report Number 274 – April 6, 2021 (Special Meeting)

      Reports 273 and 274 from the meetings of March 2, 2021 and April 6, 2021 respectively, were approved.
  4. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the Reports of the previous meetings.
  5. Date of the Next Meeting – Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    The Chair stated that the next meeting would be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  6. 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:

    FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Professor Thomas Keymer

    Interim Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of English
    July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

    Professor Martin Pickave

    Chair
    Department of Philosophy
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027
    (renewal; including one year leave)

    FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

    Professor Bernhard Ganss

    Vice-Dean, Research
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
    (renewal)

    Professor Ernest Lam

    Associate Dean, Graduate Education
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023
    (renewal)

    Associate Professor Teaching Stream Jim Yuan Lai

    Vice-Dean, Education
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023
    (renewal)

    FACULTY OF KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Professor Timothy Welsh

    Interim Associate Dean, Research
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022


    ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION

    Professor Normand Labrie

    Interim DeanJuly 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
    [or whenever a new Dean is appointed, whichever is sooner]

    TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Professor Mary Forhan (pending tenure approval)

    Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
    September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026

    Professor Liliana Attisano

    Interim Chair and Graduate Chair
    Department of Biochemistry
    May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    Associate Professor Lisa Richardson

    Associate Dean, Inclusion and Diversity
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    Professor James Rutka

    Chair
    Department of Surgery
    June 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021­­
    (extension)

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

    Professor Ilia Binder

    Chair
    Department of Mathematical and Computational Science

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

    Professor Ruth Childs

    Director
    Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023

    Professor Richard Greene

    Acting Chair
    Department of English and Drama
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    Professor Tanjim Hossain

    Chair
    Department of Management
    July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2027
    (including one year leave)

    THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.


    The meeting adjourned at 3:19 p.m.


    April 20, 2021