Winter 2023 Newsletter
Message from the Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break with time to unwind, recharge and be with loved ones. A new year symbolizes a fresh start, the beginning of something new and the opportunity to achieve great things – I’m looking forward to what we will accomplish together this year.
Whether you are someone who sets resolutions or goals at the beginning of the year or not, I hope you approach 2023 with optimism and excitement. Among many exciting things happening at TMU is planning for the School of Medicine. Recruitment is underway and ramping up for a number of leadership, faculty and instructor and clinical consultant roles. Keep an eye on the school’s careers page for upcoming opportunities.
The winter semester is packed with workshops to enhance your learning and career development. These sessions are also a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the university. Join us in our Let’s Talk… Series, Chairs & Directors Leadership Series and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) Learning Series.
Lastly, I invite you to attend our virtual town hall on January 30. We will discuss and seek feedback on the review of the Appointment of Academic Administrators (AAA) Policy and Procedures. If you are unable to attend, we would still appreciate your feedback (google form) through this form (external link) by February 6.
As we embark on the new semester and new year, please know the health and safety of our community is a top priority. I encourage you to reach out to your Chair/Director and/or Dean as first points of contact, with any specific questions or concerns you have.
As always, my team and I are here to support you. Please do not hesitate to reach out, I welcome the opportunity to meet, chat and collaborate.
I hope you have a wonderful semester.
All the best in 2023,
Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs
EDIA Learning Series for Faculty
Join us for part 3 of our EDIA series - spots are limited!
Elinor Whitmore (external link) , an experienced mediator, facilitator, workplace consultant and certified coach, from the Stitt Feld Handy Group, will be joining us to provide tips and tools to successfully navigate difficult conversations when the stakes seem high.
When: January 31, 2023
- 10:00am - 12:00pm: Interactive presentation
- 12:00pm - 1:00 pm: Q&A and further discussion (attendance is optional)
Spots available: 16
We want to hear from you!
Prior to our event, we’d like your input on a few questions we have posed in the below registration form. This will assist us with ensuring that the content is as relevant and helpful to you as possible. If you have previously registered for this event, we invite you to complete the form again so that we are able to receive your input.
Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Here’s what some of our colleagues had to say about the EDIA series...
Winter 2023 Learning and Development Opportunities
|Let’s Talk… Series
|Wednesday, Jan. 18
|Literature Reviews: Types, Techniques, and Tips for Success
|Tuesday, Jan. 24
|Resilience at Work
|Wednesday, Feb. 8
|Embedding EDI in Your SRC Practices: Dimensions Program
|Monday, Feb. 20
|Inviting Foreign Researchers at TMU
Important Dates and Reminders
Review of AAA Policy and Procedure
In accordance with section VI of the Appointment of Academic Administrators (AAA) Policy, the university is undertaking a review of the AAA Policy and Procedures.
A virtual town hall has been scheduled so that members of the community can provide feedback on the policy review. Once feedback from the community has been gathered and reviewed, a draft of the revised policy will be circulated for comment.
Virtual Town Hall
- January 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
If you are unable to attend the town hall, we would still appreciate your feedback. You can submit your comments online by filling out this (google form) feedback form (external link) by Monday, February 6.
The School of Medicine is Hiring
The School of Medicine continues to hire for a number of leadership, faculty and consultant roles. Keep an eye on the school's careers page for upcoming opportunities.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Don't forget, as part of TMU's continued mission to providing diversity information and professional development, we are an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (external link) (NCFDD).
To activate your membership, visit the Membership Activation Page (external link) , create a username and complete the registration process using your @torontomu.ca email address. You will receive an email confirming your account is active and that you can access the NCFDD resources.
Upcoming Faculty Success Program Important Dates
If you are interested in participating in the Faculty Success Program (external link) in the upcoming year, here are some important dates you should know!
Summer 2023 Faculty Success Program
- Make the Ask for FSP Sponsorship (external link) : January - February
- Early Bird Registration Dates: February 27 - March 29, 2023
- Faculty Success Program Dates: May 14 - August 5, 2023
Fall 2023 Faculty Success Program
- Make the Ask for FSP Sponsorship (external link) : April - May
- Early Bird Registration Dates: May 8 - June 7, 2023
- Faculty Success Program Dates: August 27 - November 18, 2023
NCFDD's entire 2023 webinar lineup will feature presentations on the most-requested topics from members, offering the opportunity to start discussions that will provide you with the support you need no matter where you’re at in your academic career.
- Making the Most of Your NCFDD Membership 2.0 (external link)
- Intro to Academic Publishing Contracts & Negotiation Basics (external link)
- Power Your Research: Academic Branding (external link)
- Producing Scholarship and Publishing with Undergraduate Students (external link)
- NCFDD Discussion Panel: "What I Wished I Would Have Known After Earning Tenure" (external link)
- Presumed Incompetent II: Lessons from the Struggles and Victories of Women of Color in Academia (external link)
- How to Translate Your Research for a General Audience (external link)
- Rising Above Burnout (external link)
- Multi-Week Course: Making the Case: Preparing Your Dossier for Promotion to Full Professor (external link)
- Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Teaching Practices (external link)
- NCFDD Discussion Panel: "What I Wished I Would Have Known as a New Full-Time Faculty Member" (external link)
- Creating a Culture of Support for All Faculty (external link)
- Indigenous Time Management (external link)