Sessions for Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors

The Office of the Dean invites new and continuing Arts & Science chairs, principals and academic directors to attend the “Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors” (CPAD) sessions. These sessions focus on Arts & Science-specific practices and policies and provide relevant information at key points throughout the year.

For more information, please contact the A&S faculty development team: facultydev.artsci@utoronto.ca.

2022–23 Arts & Science, CPAD Leaders’ Program Series

Please register for any or all sessions via the following link:

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The Faculty Appointments Committee

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 3:15–4:45 pm or Thursday, January 26, 2023, 2:30–4 pm

This session will provide an overview of the role of the Faculty Appointments Committee (FAC), including a review of factors considered by the FAC in evaluating requests for new appointments and the Tableau data that inform the process.

Facilitators:

  • Tamara Trojanowska, Vice-Dean, Faculty & Academic Life
  • Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic Human Resources
  • George Taylor, Director, Faculty Budget & Finance
  • Mubin Merchant, Manager, Planning, Data & Analysis

Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session I

Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 10–11:30 am

This session will focus on Faculty budgeting mechanisms and their application to unit-level budget allocations. Copies of your respective unit’s budget will be shared. Please consider inviting your business officer to attend as well (however, the session is not intended for business officers alone).

Facilitators:

  • Horatio Bot, Executive Director, Faculty Budget, Planning & Finance Office
  • George Taylor, Director, Faculty Budget & Finance
  • Lisa-Ann Leung, Senior Finance Officer, Base Budget & Financial Operations

Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session II

Friday, January 20, 2023, 1:30–3 pm

This session will address financial reporting, accountability, access and use of non-operating funds such as research and donations. As for Session I, please consider inviting your business officer to attend as well (however, the session is not intended for business officers alone).

Please note that while participation in Session I is not required for participation in Session II, it is recommended.

Facilitators:

  • Horatio Bot, Executive Director, Faculty Budget, Planning & Finance Office
  • George Taylor, Director, Faculty Budget & Finance
  • Lisa-Ann Leung, Senior Finance Officer, Base Budget & Financial Operations

Supporting Research in A&S

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 1–2:30 pm

This session will focus on the role of the Vice-Dean, Research and Infrastructure in supporting Chairs and Directors with the achievement of academic unit research goals (i.e., related to recruitment, retention, and research spaces and infrastructure), as well as outline the research resources & supports provided to A&S faculty members through the research portfolio (i.e., A&S research funding programs, and grant application/awards development services available within the A&S Office of Research Services).

Facilitators:

  • Vince Tropepe, Vice-Dean, Research and Infrastructure
  • Lisa Rumiel, Director of Research Services

The PTR Process

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1–2:30 pm

This session provides an overview of the PTR process, including the role of the Chair/Director, the support provided by the Academic HR office, the handling of leaves, timelines, and information about central PTR and the Dean’s Excellence merit pools.

Facilitators:

  • Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic Human Resources

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 9:30–11 am

This session will discuss effective practices relating to recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Experienced leaders will provide advice and share leading strategies.

Facilitators:

  • Bharat Saini, Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic Human Resources
  • TBD, Acting Vice-Dean, Faculty & Academic Life

Assessing Community Engaged Scholarship for Evaluation Purposes

  • Date and facilitators TBD
  • Please use the registration link to be notified when session details become available.

All sessions will be offered in a hybrid format: in person (in Sidney Smith Hall) and online (through Zoom).


Additional Programming of Interest

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

CPAD members may also be interested in programming for chairs and directors offered through VPFAL.

Unconscious Bias Education Modules

Please also take advantage of the Unconscious Bias Education Modules and the recording of the Inclusive Practices in Recruitment workshop, created and offered by The Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence (TIDE). TIDE is a grassroots service group consisting of University of Toronto faculty members from across disciplines, with a focus on advancing equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T.

National Centre for Faculty Diversity (NCFDD)

The University of Toronto continues to maintain an institutional membership with the National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), a leading provider of professional development in higher education.  Activate your membership in order to access on demand and live, webinars and resources.