Academic Planning

Throughout 2019-20, the Faculty of Arts & Science is developing its 2020-25 Academic Plan.

Between December 2018 and May 2019, the Dean’s Office engaged in the first phase of the academic planning process, which began with the formation of 8 working groups. Working group topics were derived from the 2018 A&S Priorities Discussion Paper and additional areas of focus highlighted in the 2018 Self-Study for the 2018-19 external review of the Faculty. View the membership and terms of reference for each working group (available to all with UTORID access).

The working groups were co-chaired by the Vice-Deans and Chairs of academic units or College Principals, and members included faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni and staff members. Each had discussions addressing their respective terms of reference and ultimately produced a report – submitted to the Arts & Science Dean – outlining main points of discussion and recommendations for the Faculty.

In September 2019, the Office of the Dean established an Academic Plan Advisory Committee (APAC). The working group reports, the 2018 A&S Priorities Discussion Paper, and the report and administrative response from the 2018-19 external review of the Faculty are informing the current phase of academic planning.

In January and February 2020, the Dean will engage in broad consultation with A&S stakeholders, in person and by soliciting feedback online; these opportunities for feedback will be announced early in the new year.