Overview of Unit Creation & Change
The University of Toronto’s academic units include:
- Faculties and divisions
- colleges and
- extra-departmental units (EDUs).
Changes to academic units are the product of the University’s continuous cycle of improvement. These changes may take the form of:
- significant restructuring
Changes to units above are approved through governance. Proponents should contact their Dean’s office, which will work with the VPAP office to determine the relevant policy, process and governance pathway, and ensure appropriate consultation.
Transfers of programs or units require broad consultation, and in most cases, governance. Please consult with the VPAP office when contemplating a transfer.
More information is available on creating and changing extra-departmental units (EDUs) (centres and institutes).
The VPAP office also supports the implementation of the University’s Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on Academic Restructuring. For more information, please contact Daniella Mallinick.
- Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on Academic Restructuring (PDF)
- EDU Guidelines (PDF)
- Report on Unit Change 2016-17 (PDF)
Director, Academic Programs, Planning & Quality Assurance
Coordinator Academic Change