In March 2017, the University of Toronto announced a collegial, inclusive and deliberative process of exploration and consultation under paragraph 5 of the University’s Policy and Procedures for Faculty and Librarians on Academic Restructuring (‘the Policy’) to consider the context and parameters of potential academic restructuring of the Faculty of Forestry. The consultation process included consideration of potential structures that would allow academic programs and research related to the discipline of forest sciences at U of T to flourish and have stability and sustainability, including related programs and research in cognate units.
Consultation meetings with faculty members, students and staff were conducted in the spring and summer of 2017. A consultation website was also launched in order to solicit additional feedback. This was followed by the release of a discussion paper in October 2017 and a second round of consultation on the contents of that report.
Following that second phase of consultation, a proposal for academic restructuring has been drafted that would see faculty members, students and staff from the Faculty of Forestry join the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (FALD). Faculty members, librarians, students, staff and other stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the proposal using the space provided below.
Feedback will be accepted online until April 1, 2019. Questions about the current consultation process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.