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External Faculty Review 2018-2019

The University of Toronto commissions external reviews of Faculties as part of its regular cycle of quality assurance. As part of the review process, the Provost has appointed a team of three external reviewers (see Announcement of Review Team under Supporting Documents) from peer institutions to undertake an assessment of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Core components of the process are the preparation of an Arts & Science self-study, and a site visit by the external reviewers on October 29-31, 2018. The report of the reviewers and the response of the Dean to the reviewers’ report will be presented to University governance.

Through a consultative and broad-based process begun in Fall 2017 and continuing through 2018, we are reflecting upon our collective achievements and evaluating the Faculty’s academic and administrative performance. As a result of this process, we will produce our self-study, which is the primary reference document for the review. The self-study will address the terms of reference for the review (see Terms of Reference under Supporting Documents) and document the Faculty’s progress in achieving its academic mission for the past five years, 2013-2018.

During the site visit, the reviewers will meet with students, faculty and staff, academic administrators within the Faculty as well as senior University administrators and cognate deans. Following the site visit, the reviewers will provide their report in relation to Arts & Science undergraduate and graduate education, research, planning, organization and resources, our relationships with other University units, and our societal impact. The reviewers’ report will highlight our strengths and challenges and recommend opportunities where we might further improve our Faculty.

After the reviewers’ report is received, the Faculty’s senior leadership will embark upon consultations with key stakeholders to discuss the reviewers’ report and its recommendations and draft an administrative response. The reviewers’ report, along with the administrative response, will then be presented to University governance, targeted for Spring 2019.

To send comments or questions regarding the review, please email review.artsci@utoronto.ca.

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