Professor Asher Cutter joined the University of Toronto’s Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2011 and professor in 2016. Professor Cutter’s research focuses on the genetic basis of evolutionary change, centred around population genomics and genome evolution, the genetics of speciation, and evolutionary cell biology. He served as Associate Chair (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from 2017-2019. Professor Cutter was appointed Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning in 2019.
The Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the Faculty’s academic planning process, the quality assurance of Arts & Science undergraduate and graduate academic programs and units per the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP), and the facilitation of key Faculty priorities, projects and/or special initiatives across multiple Vice-Decanal portfolios. The Associate Dean reports to the Vice-Dean, Academic Planning & Strategic Initiatives and the Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & International.
Key Areas of Portfolio
- Support for the academic planning process
- Program reviews
- Faculty priorities, projects and/or special initiatives
- Appeals and petitions
- Academic integrity
- Ongoing monitoring of IDT agreements