Academic Planning

Throughout 2019-20, the Faculty of Arts & Science will be developing its next 5-year academic plan.

The Dean’s Office is undergoing the first phase of the academic planning process, which began with the formation of eight working groups. Working group topics were derived from the A&S Priorities Discussion Paper and additional areas of focus highlighted in the 2018 A&S Self-Study.

The working groups are co-chaired by the Vice-Deans and Chairs of academic units or College Principals, and members include faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni and staff members. Each will have discussions addressing their respective terms of reference and will ultimately produce a report – to be submitted to the Arts & Science Dean – summarizing the main points of discussion and recommendations for the Faculty moving forward.

The working group reports, the A&S Priorities Discussion Paper, and the report from the 2018-19 review will inform the next phase of developing the academic plan, which will involve a broad consultation process with A&S stakeholders.

Working Groups
  1. Academic Planning & Change
  2. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion 
  3. Leveraging our Strengths as a Faculty of Arts and Science
  4. Partnerships, Outreach & Alumni
  5. Research
  6. Space & Infrastructure
  7. Student Experience: Graduate
  8. Student Experience: Undergraduate

View the membership and terms of reference for each working group (available to all with UTORID access).