Reappointment of Professor Susan McCahan as Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (PDAD&C # 40)
From: Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost
Date: February 14, 2020
Re: Reappointment of Professor Susan McCahan as Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (PDAD&C # 40)
I am delighted to announce the reappointment of Professor Susan McCahan to her dual roles of Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education. Professor McCahan is appointed for a five year term, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025.
As Vice-Provost, Academic Programs (VPAP), Professor McCahan has honed her office’s focus on service delivery, academic program innovation, and quality assurance. Having one talented leader serve as both VPAP and as Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (VP-IUE) has resulted in many synergies related to the University priorities of excellence in undergraduate education, teaching, and academic programs. Under Professor McCahan’s leadership, the VP-IUE portfolio has enhanced the University’s expertise in metrics and data analysis to measure teaching excellence, program innovation, course evaluations, and curriculum design. In both roles, Professor McCahan has provided leadership on the University’s digital strategy and online learning strategies. She has also worked extensively on teaching and learning development, in particular through her oversight of the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation. Most recently, she has initiated an important external review of the University’s extensive institutional tri-campus teaching supports.
Prior to joining the Provost’s division, Professor McCahan was Vice-Dean, Undergraduate in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2007, Professor McCahan received both the President’s Teaching Award and a 3M National Fellowship Teaching Award. She has served as the president of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, and was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions and innovations in science and engineering education.
Please join me in congratulating Professor McCahan and thanking her for her continued service to the University of Toronto.