|From:||Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost|
|Date:||May 12, 2017|
|Re:||Collegial Process of Exploration and Consultation about the Faculty of Forestry (PDAD&C #102)|
In late March, I announced a collegial, inclusive, and deliberative process of exploration and consultation about the Faculty of Forestry under paragraph 5 of the Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on Academic Restructuring:
5. Prior to an Academic Restructuring being proposed, faculty members and librarians of potentially affected Academic Units must have had a reasonable opportunity to participate in a collegial, inclusive, and deliberative process in which the context and parameters of potential Academic Restructuring could be explored and during which their input was sought.
A consultation website is now available through which faculty members and librarians, as well as students, staff, and other stakeholders, are invited to provide input as part of the collegial, inclusive, and deliberative process exploring the context and parameters of potential restructuring. All communications will be received in confidence and will be anonymized before inclusion in any public consultation materials. Please share this information with faculty and librarians in your unit.
I am also pleased to announce that Professor Elizabeth Smyth, Vice-Dean, Programs, at the School of Graduate Studies has agreed to chair a series of consultation sessions that are now being scheduled with members of potentially affected academic units.
The first phase of consultation is scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2017. Following this first phase of consultation, the Office of the Vice-President & Provost will produce a discussion paper and initiate a second phase of consultation in early Fall 2017, to allow all faculty and librarians and other key stakeholders who might be affected by a potential academic restructuring to provide feedback on the discussion paper through the website.
If you have any questions about the consultation process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.