Report: Agenda Committee - September 28, 2021

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Via Virtual Meeting Room

REPORT NUMBER 280 OF THE AGENDA COMMITTEE
September 28, 2021

To the Academic Board,
University of Toronto

Your Committee reports that it held a virtual meeting on September 28, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. with the following members present:

PRESENT: Salvatore Spadafora, (Chair), Douglas McDougall, (Vice-Chair), Trevor Young, (Acting Vice-President and Provost), Linda Johnston, Ernest W.N. Lam, Jan Mahrt-Smith, Susan McCahan, Evan Tang

REGRETS:
Nicholas Rule

SECRETARIAT:
Tracey Gameiro, Secretary, Agenda Committee

IN ATTENDANCE:
Archana Sridhar, Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President and Provost
David Palmer, Vice-President, Advancement (for item 4)


The meeting was held in Closed Session


  1. Chair’s Remarks

    The Chair welcomed members to the first Committee meeting of the governance year, and introduced himself as incoming Chair.

    The 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 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 10, 2021.

    YOUR COMMITTEE APPROVED

    the following academic administrative appointments

    on September 10, 2021

    FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

    Associate Professor Tamara Trojanowska

    Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity
    October 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025

    LAWRENCE S. BLOOMBERG FACULTY OF NURSING

    Associate Professor Robyn Stremler

    Acting Associate Dean, Academic
    January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

    Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Hugh Laurence

    Interim Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Curriculum

    September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    Associate Professor Michelle Silver

    Chair
    Department of Health and Society
    September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    Associate Professor David Zweig

    Acting Vice-Dean Recruitment, Enrolment and Success
    January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022

  2. Report on Approvals under Summer Executive Authority

    The Chair reminded members that on June 24, 2021, the Council approved the annual delegation of authority to the President to act on behalf of the Governing Council during the summer months. The Chair reported that the following four academic administrative appointments were approved under the Agenda Committee’s Summer Executive Authority by means of electronic ballot.

    The Report on Approvals Under Summer Executive Authority was received by the Committee for information. There were no questions from members.

    SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

    Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow

    Dean

    Appointment effective November 1, 2021
    (The Dean of the School of Continuing Studies is a PM position with no term dates)

    FACTOR-INWENTASH FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK

    Professor Charmaine Williams

    Interim Dean

    January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

    [or whenever a new Dean is appointed, whichever is sooner]

    SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

    Associate Professor Markus Schafer

    Acting Graduate Chair
    Department of Sociology

    September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

    TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Associate Professor Danielle Martin

    Chair

    Department of Family and Community Medicine

    October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2026

  3. Calendar of Business and Terms of Reference

    The Committee reviewed the 2021-2022 Agenda Committee Calendar of Business. The 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.
  4. Academic Board – Review and Approval of Agenda – October 12, 2021

    The Committee reviewed and confirmed the agenda for the October 12, 2021 Academic Board meeting.

    The Board’s agenda focused on the Orientation of new members, as well as the Bicentennial Campaign, and revisions to the Policy on Capital Planning and Capital Projects. Acting Provost, Professor Trevor Young would deliver his report first to the Board. The Report of the Vice-President and Provost would include a brief update on the University’s response to the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, as well as policies and procedures put in place to ensure a safe return to on campus activity and in person instruction.
  5. Approval of the Report of the Previous Meeting

    Report 279 from the meeting of June 23, 2021, was approved.
  6. Business Arising from the Report of the Previous Meeting

    There was no business arising from the Report of the previous meeting.
  7. Date of the Next Meeting – November 4, 2021

    The Chair advised members that the Committee would next meet on November 4, 2021, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  8. Other Business

    There were no items of other business.

    The Committee moved IN CAMERA.
  9. Appointments: 2021-2022 Striking Committee

    The 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 2021 - 2022 Striking Committee of the Academic Board for a term effective immediately to June 30, 2022:

    -Sarosh Jamal, administrative staff member
    -Eric Stubbs, alumnus
    -Evan Tang, student
  10. 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 Peter Loewen

    Director

    Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

    November 1, 2021 to June 30, 2026

    Professor Naomi Morgenstern

    Chair

    Department of English

    July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2027

    TEMERTY FACULTY OF MEDICINE

    Associate Professor Meredith Giuliani

    Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
    September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2026

    Professor Lucy Osborne

    Acting Director

    Institute of Medical Science
    November 11, 2021 to April 30, 2022


    THE COMMITTEE RETURNED TO CLOSED SESSION.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:58 p.m.


    September 29, 2021