Agenda Package: Executive Committee - June 16, 2020

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Via Virtual Meeting Room

AGENDA

Pursuant to section 28 (e) and 38 of By-Law Number 2,
items 13 to 16 will take place in camera.


Closed Session

  1. Chair’s Remarks
  2. Report of the President
  3. Items for Endorsement and Forwarding
    1. Establishment of an Extra-Departmental Unit A (EDU:A): Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at University of Toronto Mississauga* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTM Campus Council (May 25, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT the proposal to establish the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP) at the University of Toronto Mississauga, as an EDU: A, as described in the Proposal for the Establishment of an EDU:A, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy (ISUP), University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), dated April 16, 2020, be approved, effective July 1, 2020.

    2. Proposal to convert the Centre for French and Linguistics (EDU:A) to the Department of Language Studies at University of Toronto Scarborough* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT, the Centre for French and Linguistics (EDU:A) be converted to the Department of Language Studies, as described in the proposal recommended by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, Professor William Gough, and dated April 17, 2020, be approved to be effective as of July 1, 2020.

    3. Proposal to convert the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (EDU:B) to the Department of Health and Society at University of Toronto Scarborough* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society (EDU:B) be converted to the Department of Health and Society, as described in the proposal recommended by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, Professor William Gough, and dated April 17, 2020, be approved to be effective as of July 1, 2020.

    4. Proposed Revisions to Policy on the Recognition of Campus Groups* (Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020)).

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT the proposed revisions to the Policy on the Recognition of Campus Groups, dated May 7, 2020, be approved, effective immediately.

    5. Capital Project: Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building – The Lawson Centre for Sustainability*(Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020) and Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020))

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT the Report of the Project Planning Committee for Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building - The Lawson Centre for Sustainability, dated April 16, 2020, be approved in principle; and,

      THAT the project totaling 9,229 net assignable square metres (nasm) and 14,068 gross square metres (gsm), be approved in principle, to be funded by Trinity College by means of a combination of institutional investments, fundraising, and external loans.

    6. Report of the 2020 Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC 2020)*

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council

      THAT the Report of the 2020 Committee to Review the UTM and UTSC Campus Councils (CRCC 2020), dated June 5, 2020, be approved in principle.

CONSENT AGENDA**

  1. Item for Endorsement and Forwarding
    1. Summer Executive Authority

      Be It Resolved

      THAT the following recommendation be endorsed and forwarded to the Governing Council
      1. THAT until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate committee or board, authority be granted to the President for:
        1. appointments to categories 21, 32, and 53 of the Policy on Appointments and Remuneration approved by the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, dated May 30, 20074;
        2. approval of such additional curriculum changes as may arise for the summer and September 2020; and
        3. decisions on other matters the urgency of which does not permit their deferral until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate standing committee or board, except on such matters that ought reasonably be addressed by the COVID-19 Special Committee.

          Except to the extent that any matter encompassed within (i) to (iii) above ought reasonably be addressed by the COVID-19 Special Committee5 ; and
      2. THAT all actions taken under this authority be approved by the Chair of the Governing Council prior to implementation and reported to the appropriate committee or board for information.

        [1] Category 2 includes the positions of Vice-President, Secretary of the Governing Council, and University Ombudsperson, which are subject to the approval of the Governing Council.

        [2] Category 3 includes the positions of Deputy Provost, Associate and Vice-Provosts, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Legal Counsel and Deputy Secretary of the Governing Council, which are subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, and are reported for information to the Governing Council.

        [3] Category 5 includes the head of Internal Audit (approved by the Business Board) and the Warden of Hart House (approved by the University Affairs Board); such appointments are reported for information to the Governing Council.

        [4] Approval of Academic Administrative Appointments until the next regular meeting of the Agenda Committee of the Academic Board shall be approved by electronic ballot and shall require the response of at least five members of the Agenda Committee.

        [5] The Governing Council approved the establishment of the COVID-19 Special Committee on April 2, 2020. This Special Committee shall exist up to and including the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Council for the 2020-2021 academic year, and has the power to respond to urgent matters related to COVID-19 which do not permit their deferral until the next regular meeting of the Governing Council or its appropriate standing committee, campus council or board.
  2. Items for Confirmation

    1. Creation of the Centre for Global Disability Studies as an Extra-Departmental Unit (EDU:C) at University of Toronto Scarborough* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTSC Campus Council (May 26, 2020))

      Be It Confirmed by the Executive Committee

      THAT, the creation of the Centre for Global Disability Studies as an Extra-Departmental Unit C as described in the proposal recommended by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean, Professor William Gough, and dated April 7, 2020, be approved to be effective as of July 1, 2020.

    2. Proposal to Close the Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development (FMIHD) as an Extra-Departmental Unit C (EDU:C) at University of Toronto Mississauga* (Arising from Report Number 42 of the UTM Campus Council (May 25, 2020))

      Be It Confirmed by the Executive Committee

      THAT the proposal to disestablish the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development as an EDU: C, as described in the Proposal to Close the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development (FMIHD), dated March 27, 2020, be approved, effective January 1, 2021.

    3. Name Change of Academic Unit: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering to change the name of the EDU:A Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering to Institute of Biomedical Engineering* (Arising from Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020))

      Be It Confirmed by the Executive Committee

      THAT the name of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, be changed to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2020.

    4. Constitutional Amendments: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design* (Arising from Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020)).

      Be It Confirmed by the Executive Committee

      THAT the proposed amended Constitution of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Council, which was recommended for approval by the Council on February 26, 2020 be approved, effective July 1, 2020.

  3. Reports of the Previous Meetings of the Executive Committee* (for approval)

    Report Number 513 (May 5, 2020)

    Report Number 514 (May 14, 2020)

  4. Business Arising from the Reports of the Previous Meeting

  5. Minutes of the Governing Council Meeting – May 14, 2020* (for information)

  6. Business Arising from the Minutes of the Governing Council Meeting

  7. Reports for Information

    1. Review of Academic Programs and Units – Part 2

      1. Follow-Up report on Reviews - (i) Edward S. Rogers St. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering); (ii) Cinema Studies Institute (Faculty of Arts and Science); (iii) The David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (formerly the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics), the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) and the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics (Faculty of Arts and Science)

      2. Semi-Annual Report on the reviews of Academic Units and Programs – October 2019 to March 2020*

    2. Report Number 87 of Elections Committee (May 20, 2020)*

    3. Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020)*

    4. Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020)*

    5. Report Number 42 of the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus Council (May 25, 2020)*

    6. Report Number 42 of the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Council (May 26, 2020)*


  1. Date of Next Meeting – Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  2. Other Business

    Governing Council meeting: June 25, 2020

In Camera Session

  1. Items for Approval by the Executive Committee
    1. Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters: Recommendation for Expulsion+

    2. Academic Integrity Matters: Laying of Charges and Establishment of a Judicial Board+

    3. External Appointment
      1. West Park Healthcare Centre Board of Directors+
  2. Item for Endorsement and Forwarding to the Governing Council
    1. Capital Project: Report of the Project Planning Committee for the Trinity College in the University of Toronto New Student Residence & Academic Building – The Lawson Centre for Sustainability – Total Project Cost and Sources of Funding+(Arising from Report Number 218 of the University Affairs Board (May 21, 2020) and Report Number 228 of the Academic Board (May 28, 2020))

  1. Committee Members with the President
  2. Committee Members alone


* Documentation is attached.
** Documentation for consent item included. This item will be given individual
consideration by the Committee only if a member so requests. Members
with questions or who would like the consent item to be
discussed by the Committee are invited to notify the Secretary, Mr. Anwar Kazimi, at least
24 hours in advance of the meeting by email at anwar.kazimi@utoronto.ca.
*** Documentation will follow when available.
+ Confidential documentation is attached for members only.