REPORT NUMBER 257 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto
Your Committee reports that it met on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Simcoe Hall with the following members present:
Douglas McDougall (Vice-Chair), Markus Bussmann, Samantha Chang, Richard Hegele, Ernest W.N. Lam, Susan McCahan, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Cheryl Regehr
Nicholas Terpstra (Chair)
Tracey Gameiro (Secretary, Agenda Committee)
Archana Sridhar (Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President and Provost)
The meeting was held in Closed Session
- Chair’s Remarks
Professor Douglass McDougall, Vice-Chair, chaired the meeting in Professor Nicholas Terpstra’s absence.
Professor McDougall introduced himself as the incoming Vice-Chair, and extended regrets on behalf of the Chair, Professor Terpstra. The Vice-Chair welcomed members to the first meeting of the Committee for 2019-2020.
The Vice-Chair then provided an overview of the Committee membership, function, and procedures. He noted that background materials were available on the Committee’s Resources section of the governance portal, as well as on the Committee’s website.
Approvals by Electronic Ballot
The Vice-Chair noted that prior to the Committee’s first meeting, there had been a need, because of time constraints, to consider several academic administrative appointments by means of electronic ballot. He read the resolutions of September 6, 2019.
YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED
the following academic administrative appointments
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE Professor Marsha Chechik
Interim Chair & Interim Graduate Chair Department of Computer Science
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
Professor Nicholas Terpstra
Interim Chair & Interim Graduate Chair Department of Italian Studies
August 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020
FACULTY OF LAW
Professor Malcolm Thorburn
Associate Dean, Graduate Program
January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022
- Report on Approvals under Summer Executive Authority
The Vice-Chair reminded members that on June 25, 2019, the Council approved the annual delegation of authority to the President to act on behalf of the Governing Council during the summer months. The Vice-Chair reported that a senior academic appointment was approved under Summer Executive Authority, with the resolution as follows:THAT Professor Emeritus Ian Orchard be appointed as Acting Vice-President, University of Toronto, concurrent with his appointment as Acting Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, effective September 4, 2019 until June 30, 2020, or sooner if Professor Krull is able to resume his duties before then.
This resolution was subsequently approved by the Governing Council at its meeting on September 4, 2019.
The Report on Approvals Under Summer Executive Authority was received by the Committee for information.
Calendar of Business and Terms of Reference
The Committee reviewed the 2019-2020 Agenda Committee Calendar of Business. The Vice-Chair then reviewed the Committee’s Terms of Reference. He noted that much of the work undertaken by the Agenda Committee involved confirmation of the Academic Board agenda and approval of Academic Administrative Appointments. He encouraged members to review the Terms of Reference if they had not already done so.
Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – Thursday, October 3, 2019
The Committee reviewed and confirmed the agenda for the October 3, 2019 Academic Board meeting.
The agenda focused on the Orientation of new members, as well as seven capital projects coming forward to the Board. In the absence of the Provost the Report of the Vice-President and Provost would be delivered by Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs. The Report would include a brief update on the Strategic Mandate Agreement.
- Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting
Report 256 from the meeting of June 27, 2019, was approved.
- Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting
There was no business arising from the Report of the previous meeting.
- Date of the Next Meeting – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The Vice-Chair advised members that the Committee would next meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Other Business
There were no items of other business.
The Committee moved IN CAMERA.
- Appointments: 2019-2020 Striking Committee
The Vice-Chair reviewed the responsibilities of the Striking Committee and the process for establishing its membership.
On motion duly moved, seconded and carried
YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED
THAT the following members of the Academic Board be appointed to the 2019-2020 Striking Committee of the Academic Board for a term from October 3, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Ben Liu, administrative staff member
Harvey Botting, alumnus
Samantha Chang, student
- 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
Dr. Nancy Baxter
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022 [renewal]
Dr. Audrey Laporte
Institute of Health Policy, Management and EvaluationSeptember 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 [extension
The committee returned to CLOSED SESSION.
The meeting adjourned at 3:46 p.m.
September 27, 2019