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Academic Change and Divisional Governance

The Office of Graduate and Life Sciences Education (GLSE) at the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), collaborates and coordinates with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, the, School of Graduate Studies, and the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine on all matters pertaining to changes in graduate curriculum and programming.  Broadly speaking, these changes are categorized into the following 4 types:  minor modifications, major modifications, new programs, and program closures. Each academic change has an established path of approval (i.e. governance).

As part of the wider University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process, one step in the overall approval path is obtained at the Faculty of Medicine (i.e. divisional governance). The type of academic change proposed will determine which divisional committee(s) review and approve the propose change. To the left is  a menu listing these types of academic changes, its the corresponding governance process, as well as links to the necessary governance forms (i.e. template) and related material.  A detailed outline of the entire governance process can be found in the University of Toronto Quality Assurance Process (UTQAP).

It is strongly recommended that you contact the Graduate Affairs Officer before pursing any of these academic changes. Early consultation with GLSE facilitates discussion about timelines and protocol and more importantly, ensures that the appropriate template and necessary supporting documentation is submitted.