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


Academic HR Calendar


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
Tenure & Continuing Status Review
Probationary & Continuing Status Review in the Teaching Stream

Wednesday, June 28

Promotion to Full Professor in the Teaching Stream
Faculty Recruitment & Immigration

Thursday, June 29

Progress Through the Ranks (PTR)


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 to be notified of upcoming workshops.