The Vice-President & Provost and Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity, and Culture are composing an advisory group to examine protections for Professional/Managerial staff with professional credentials who lead clinical or experiential learning opportunities and whose duties require them to tackle topics likely to arouse controversy.
Terms of Reference
The Advisory Group on Professional/Managerial (PM) Staff Roles Administering Professional Experiential Education Programs will:
- Consult with members of the University community regarding professional experiential instruction and supervision of students, and situations where potential additional protections may be required.
- Identify PM positions at the University that require professional designations and that lead professional experiential activities for students, where such roles might require additional job protections.
- Identify programs in which these roles are situated both within the University and in other research-intensive universities and assess the models used to supervise such programs including structure, advisory committees, direction, mandate and academic rationales, and protections for professional staff.
- Assess the job descriptions for these roles to better articulate criteria for oversight, and review appropriateness of current job structures.
- Consider how the PM staff members’ standards of professional practice can best be upheld within the structures of these programs.
- Review the University’s existing practices, processes, and policies to determine whether the existing policy framework is appropriate with regards to job protections for these roles, and whether changes or additional policies and processes may be required to support those whose positions require them to take on controversial and unpopular topics.
The Advisory Group will be co-chaired by Vice-President Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Acting Provost Trevor Young, and will include faculty and staff representatives from academic and shared service units. The Advisory Group will present recommendations by October 31, 2021.
Advisory Committee Members
- Trevor Young, co-chair, Acting Vice-President & Provost
- Kelly Hannah-Moffat, co-chair, Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture
- Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
- Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
- Mayo Moran, Professor of Law, University of Toronto and Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College, University of Toronto
- Lisa Dolovich, Professor of Pharmacy and Dean, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
- Lin Fang, Associate Professor & Ph.D. Program Director Factor-Inwentash Chair in Children’s Mental Health
- Ariana Bradford, Executive Director, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
- Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resources Office, Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture
- Heather Kelly, Executive Director, Student Life Programs & Services