University Governance

The CDHI has five levels of governance. These are: the leadership team; the Steering Committee, and our External Advisory Board. In addition to these two, the Vice-President, Research & Innovation’s Strategic Initiatives Office convenes two other groups to whom we report: the Dean’s Council (meets annually) and the Implementation Committee (meets three times annually).

1. The Dean’s Council

The mandate of the Dean’s Council is to support the development, approval, and execution of a strategic plan; marshall the resources of the University to support the Initiative where appropriate; advise on and approve major changes to the research program or budget (greater than $200K); Evaluate progress against targets and relevant benchmarks; and based on the evaluation of progress, approve the release of ISI funding and carry-over requests. The Deans Council meets once per year.

Member of the Dean’s Council will include: Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives or delegate; Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga or delegate; Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough or delegate; Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences or delegate; Dean, Faculty of Information or delegate; Academic Lead, Critical Digital Humanities Initiative; and ISI Representative.

This Council is organized by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives. To learn more about this Council, as well as its current membership, please contact Dr. Sean Caffrey at sean.caffrey@utoronto.ca.

2. The Implementation Committee

The mandate of the Implementation Committee is to Provide ongoing advice and help the Initiative overcome challenges and identify and secure opportunities; provide access to divisional resources that support the Initiative in meeting its targets; and advise on and approve changes to the research program or budget with funding implications between $15K and $200K. Implementation Committee meets three times annually.

The membership of the Committee includes as co-chairs: Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives or delegate and Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga or delegate. Members include: Vice-Principal Research & Innovation, University of Toronto Scarborough or delegate; Vice-Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts & Science or delegate; Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Information or delegate; one FAS Department Chair; Academic Lead, Critical Digital Humanities Initiative; and ISI Representative.

This Implementation Committee is organized by the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives. To learn more about this Committee, as well as its current membership, please contact Dr. Sean Caffrey at sean.caffrey@utoronto.ca.