Committees

The Faculty of Arts & Science Teaching & Learning Portfolio has two main committees: the Committee on Teaching & Learning (CTL) and the Teaching & Learning Initiatives Funding Committee (TLIFC).

Committee on Teaching & Learning (CTL)

CTL advises on teaching and learning strategic priorities, policies, practices and resources, provides feedback and direction on ongoing initiatives (such as ATLAS) and generally serves as a first stop for consultation and input on the Faculty of Arts & Science teaching mission and initiatives.  In providing broad oversight on these issues, this committee reflects a commitment to exemplary teaching and the centrality of students’ learning experiences.

  • Alana Boland, Committee Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Geography/Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning
  • Pamela Klassen, Committee Co-Chair, Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & International
  • Donald Ainslie, Professor, Department of Philosophy/Principal, University College
  • Yvette Ali, Registrar, Victoria College
  • Robert Batey, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry
  • Heather Buchansky, Student Engagement Librarian/Coordinator, Undergraduate Library Instruction, University of Toronto Libraries
  • Christian Caron, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Associate Chair, Department of Sociology
  • Carol Chin/Alison Smith, Associate Professor and Acting Chair/Professor and Chair, Department of History
  • Heidi Pepper Coles, Associate Director, Student Success Programs, Office of the Faculty Registrar
  • Abdullah Farooqi, Graduate Student, Department of History/TATP Trainer
  • Michelle French, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Navroop Gill, Teaching and Learning Project Lead, University of Toronto Libraries
  • Rafael Gomez, Professor and Director, Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources
  • Tony Harris, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Cell & Systems Biology
  • Kerry Huffman, Registrar, New College
  • Heather Kelly, Senior Director, Student Success, Student Life
  • Ruo Ning (Nancy) Qiu, Undergraduate Student, Mathematics, Statistics and Chemistry/Trinity College
  • Karen Reid, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Computer Science
  • Melinda Scott, Dean of Students, University College
  • Markus Stock, Professor and Chair, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • Jonah Toth, Undergraduate Student, International Relations/Victoria College
  • Brenda Wastasecoot, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Centre for Indigenous Studies
  • Sarah Williams, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology

Dean’s Office Assessors

  • Sotira Chrisanthidis, Senior Manager, Client Services, Information and Instructional Technology
  • Pam Gravestock, Director, Teaching Support & Faculty Development
  • Deborah Robinson, Faculty Registrar & Director of Undergraduate Academic Services

Administrative Coordinator

Monday, October 15, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Teaching & Learning Initiatives Funding Committee (TLIFC)

The TLIF committee considers and recommends proposals for funding for a number of initiatives, such as the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) and Advancing Teaching & Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) fund. The committee is responsible for reviewing each proposal submission and providing the Dean with recommendations on the approval and funding of proposed initiatives based on their alignment with the mandate of the specific initiative and the Faculty of Arts & Science overall goals and priorities. As such, the committee fosters pedagogical innovation and ongoing curriculum renewal in support of the Faculty’s commitment to teaching excellence and high-quality student learning experience.

  • Alana Boland, Committee Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Geography/ Associate Dean, Teaching & Learning
  • Pamela Klassen, Committee Co-Chair, Professor, Department for the Study of Religion and Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & International
  • Erika Bailey, Lead Coordinator, Career Exploration, Career Exploration & Education
  • Janice Boddy, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
  • Donald Boere, Registrar, Innis College
  • Ashley Bruce, Associate Professor, Department of Cell & Systems Biology and Director, Human Biology Program
  • Amy Cote, Graduate Student, Department of English
  • Gillian Hamilton, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate, Department of Economics
  • Tim Harrison, Professor and Chair, Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Nicholas Lombardo, Graduate Student, Department of Geography
  • Dragana Obradovic, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
  • Nicholas Provart, Professor, Department of Cell & Systems Biology
  • Michael Ratcliffe, Department of Immunology and Vice-Provost, Dean of Arts, Trinity College
  • Monica Emili Segura, Undergraduate Student, Human Biology Program/Department of Physiology
  • Cheryl Shook, Registrar, Woodsworth College
  • Bethany White, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Statistics
  • Jun Ya (Lily) Zhang, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mathematics/Department of Computer Science

Dean’s Office Assessors

  • Pam Gravestock, Director, Teaching Support & Faculty Development
  • Deborah Robinson, Faculty Registrar & Director of Undergraduate Academic Services
  • Sotira Chrisanthidis, Interim Director, Information & Instructional Technology

Administrative Coordinator

Friday, October 12, 2018
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019