Who is Involved in Academic Change at U of T?
Faculties & Their Units
- Consult as appropriate with other programs, units, students and faculty about any academic initiative (creation, modification or closure)
- design curriculum
- develop program objectives
- determine learning outcomes
- assemble human, instructional and physical resources
- coordinate the appraisal process for any new proposed program
- Work collaboratively with appropriate offices across the University to implement any newly approved program.
The VPAP Office
- Advises on whether a proposal represents a major or minor modification to an existing program or a new academic program under the UTQAP
- Convenes new program consultation meetings early in a program’s development to provide support and advice at an early, productive stage concerning academic considerations and budget including:
- funding and tuition
- faculty resources
- UTQAP requirements and
- Provides advice and input on any significant academic proposal including entirely new programs, major modifications to existing programs and any minor modifications with institutional implications
- Encourages full and comprehensive consultation around academic change
- Ensures that programs are aligned with the University’s stated goals and meet the requirements of the UTQAP
- Takes proposals forward for approval as appropriate through the committees of Governing Council and to the Quality Council; supports submission to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU)
- Produces the graduate academic calendar annually.
Here you’ll find information on how to bring forward different types of academic change and who to contact for advice and support.
- Governance approval pathways for academic change proposals
- Divisional councils
- Committee on Academic Policy and Programs Terms of Reference (PDF)