University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Leadership & Orientation Retreat

For New Academic Administrators

The mandatory four-day AAA Retreat provides new academic administrators with an understanding of a wide range of important issues and topics to prepare for your new role. The Retreat includes sessions on budgeting, HR issues, and academic processes including recruitment and tenure. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet key administrators from across the University and to interact with your counterparts in other departments and Faculties.

Date: June 26–29, 2017 (8:30 am to approximately 4 pm each day)
Location: Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St., Upper Dining Room
See agenda

Resources

AAPM (aka “red binder”)
Academic HR Calendar

Presentations

Monday, June 26

Governance 101 for Academic Administrators, Sheree Drummond, Secretary of the Governing Council
Reflections on Leadership, Heather Boon, Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
The Budget Context, Trevor Rodgers, Executive Director, Planning & Budget; Scott Mabury, Vice-President, University Operations
Supporting Research Excellence at U of T, Vivek Goel, Research & Innovation

Tuesday, June 27

Financial Management, Sheila Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Hiring TAs, Alexander Brat, Executive Director, Labour Relations; Sarah Chan, Labour Relations Consultant
Tenure & Continuing Status Review, Nora Gillespie, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Vice-President & Provost; and Jane Harrison, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Probationary & Continuing Status Review in the Teaching Stream, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Wednesday, June 28

Promotion to Full Professor in the Teaching Stream, Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life; and Jane Harrison, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Faculty Recruitment & Immigration, Kate Enros, Associate Director; and Hisani Kreiser, Coordinator Immigration Advisor, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Grievances: Resources, Policy & Process, Kate Enros, Associate Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life; and Nora Gillespie, Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Vice-President & Provost
Contracts & Agreements, Archana Sridhar, Assistant Provost, Office of the Vice-President & Provost
Unconscious Bias Workshop, Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean, Faculty Affairs & Equity, UTSC
Unconscious Bias Workshop Facilitator’s Guide, Maydianne Andrade, Vice-Dean, Faculty Affairs & Equity, UTSC

Thursday, June 29

Hiring For Success, Anar Amlani, Manager of the Strategic Recruitment Centre and UTEMP, HR&E; and Melanie Wright, Senior HR Consultant & Policy Specialist, HR&E
Strategic Recruitment & Onboarding eBook, Strategic Recruitment Centre
Progress Through the Ranks (PTR), Jane Harrison, Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Managing Staff, Mark Seymour, Interim Director of the Organizational Development & Learning Centre, HR&E
Hiring & Advancing Sessionals, Alexander Brat, Executive Director, Labour Relations; Sarah Chan, Labour Relations Consultant; Tory Mathers, Director, Labour Relations

One-Pagers

Interim/Third Year Review
Tenure Best Practices
Summary of Evidence
Continuing Status Review

Referenced Links

Policies & Guidelines

Annual Administrative Accountability Reports

Business Officer or Senior Administrative Officer
Chair, Director, or Manager
Principal or Dean
Principal Investigator

Material of Possible Interest

Reading List

 

The Office of the Vice-Provost Faculty & Academic Life also offers workshops throughout the year to support your professional development and leadership. Please visit this website for news of upcoming programming, or email vpfal.prov.dev@utoronto.ca to be notified of upcoming workshops.