Report: Agenda Committee - October 31, 2023

Via Virtual Meeting room

Report Number 301 Of The Agenda Committee

OCTOBER 31, 2023

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto,

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on October 31, 2023 with the following members present:

PRESENT: Douglas McDougall, (Chair), Cheryl Regehr, (Vice-President and Provost), Susan McCahan, (Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education), Jutta Brunnée, Catherine Amara, Mark Lautens, Ali Syed

REGRETS: Ernest W.N. Lam, (Vice-Chair), Aarthi Ashok,

SECRETARIAT: Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

IN ATTENDANCE: Andrea Russell, Acting Assistant Provost

The meeting was held in Closed Session

  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members to the meeting, offering brief remarks.
  2. Review of Academic Programs and Units
    1. Semi-Annual Report on the Reviews of Academic Units and Programs

      Professor Amara reported on the eleven decanal reviews received by AP&P at its meeting on October 24th, 2023.  All were brought forward for information and discussion.

      The eleven programs reviewed were:
      1. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Department of Computer Science  
      2. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Master of Mathematical Finance (MMF) program 
      3. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Department of Mathematics 
      4. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures 
      5. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Munk Area Studies
      6. Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and its undergraduate and graduate professional programs 
      7. Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 
      8. University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) Department of Sociology 
      9.  Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 
      10. University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Paramedicine program, offered jointly with Centennial College 
      11.  University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)  Journalism program, offered jointly with Centennial College 

Professor Amara noted that the reviews had been conducted appropriately and in accordance to policy.  She thanked the Chairs of the reading groups for thorough and thoughtful work.

Professor Amara indicated that the Committee had a thorough discussion of each of the reviews.  One Follow-Up Repot had been requested for the UTSC Paramedicine program offered jointly with Centennial College. 

  1. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – November 16, 2023

    The Committee reviewed and approved the agenda for the November 16, 2023 Academic Board meeting.

    It was determined that the agenda would include: proposed revisions to the Policies for Librarians, a summary report by the Chair of AP&P on the eleven program reviews received by the Committee and the Provost’s Annual Report on Academic Integrity.   It was further decided that the Consent Agenda would include the Report on the University Tribunal, the Report of the Academic Appeals Committee as well as the reports of the Standing Committees.
  2. Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting

    Report 300 from the meeting of October 3, 2023 was 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 – December 12, 2023

    The Chair advised members that the Committee would meet next on December 12, 2023, from 2:00 to 3:00 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,


    the following academic administrative appointments.


Professor Penelope Lockwood

Department of Psychology

July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2029


Professor Kerry Rittich

Acting Associate Dean, Students
January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024


Professor Ryan McClelland

Acting Dean
November 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024


Professor Robin Elliott

Acting Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs
November 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024


Professor Joseph Flessa

Associate Dean, Programs
January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2026

Professor Michal Perlman

Acting Associate Dean, Research, International & Innovation
January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Professor Creso Sa

January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026

The meeting adjourned at 2:37 p.m.

November 1, 2023