Institutional Partnerships

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (OVPIUE) collaborates with institutional and divisional groups across the University of Toronto on projects and initiatives to enhance the educational experience for students.

Pedagogical, Curricular and Academic Governance Supports

The OVPIUE is closely linked to several other units with a focus on supporting academic divisions, units, programs and individual faculty members achieve their pedagogical and curricular objectives. The OVPIUE collaborates closely with these units as we collectively seek to enhance the educational experience for the University’s students. Click each unit below to learn more about their goals and how they connect with the OVPIUE.

The Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) provides leadership in teaching and learning at the University of Toronto and provides support for pedagogy and pedagogy-driven instructional technology for all teaching staff and teaching assistants across U of T’s campuses and divisions. View the U of T Teaching and Learning Calendar of events.

OVPIUE connection: The Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education oversees CTSI and the Office partners with CTSI on a range of faculty-facing initiatives and teaching award resources. CTSI programming regularly appears in the monthly OVPIUE newsletter; if you would like to receive these announcements, subscribe to the OVPIUE newsletter.

The Academic, Research & Collaborative (ARC) technologies group is a partnership between the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI). The ARC technologies group supports institutional educational technology systems such as the University’s learning management system (Quercus), web and mobile application development, and technologies for teaching.

OVPIUE connection: We collaborate with the ARC technologies group on technology projects and administration of the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) grant.

The Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) collaborates with community partners and U of T students, faculty and staff to facilitate community-engaged learning and research opportunities. These partnerships support community building, enhance local capacities, and provide authentic applied learning experiences for our students.

OVPIUE connection: As community-engaged learning (CEL) is a form of experiential learning (EL), we partner with the CCP on initiatives related to information sharing and education for faculty and staff on CEL and EL at U of T. CCP faculty and staff events regularly appear in the monthly OVPIUE newsletter; if you would like to receive these announcements, subscribe to the OVPIUE newsletter.

Digital Learning Innovation (DLI) leads the incubation of emergent digital learning initiatives in support of the broader academic mission of U of T, through online learning consultations, specialized learning technologies support, open education resource development, and more.

OVPIUE connection: We partner with DLI on initiatives aimed to promote digital learning across U of T, such the Data-Driven Design: Quercus Record Store and Learning & Education Advancement Fund Plus (LEAF+) funding opportunities.

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs (OVPAP) oversees and supports the University’s quality assurance process for academic programs, which includes academic change, the creation and closure of academic units and programs, and the cyclic review of academic divisions, units and programs. OVPAP also oversees institutional academic policies and divisional academic plans.

OVPIUE connection: Susan McCahan is the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, and the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs. We collaborate with the OVPAP on initiatives related to academic policy and curriculum development.

Project Partners

The support and advancement of strategic initiatives related to undergraduate education across the University of Toronto requires a complex network of collaborators. Click on each unit below to learn more about them and how OVPIUE works with them to improve the educational experience for undergraduate students.

The Institutional Research & Data Governance (IRDG) Office is responsible for implementing an institution-wide data governance program, leading the Institutional Data Strategy and reporting and analytics services.

OVPIUE connection: the IRDG Office partners with the OVPIUE in support of our student data analytics portfolio.

Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration manages the development and implementation of centrally administered U of T computer systems, which include the core administrative management and student systems listed below.

OVPIUE connection: EASI partners with the OVPIUE in support of our learning systems portfolio.

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students (OVPS) has responsibility for non-academic policies and procedures affecting students and student organizations across the three campuses.

OVPIUE connection: OVPS partners with the OVPIUE on projects to enhance the student educational experience at U of T, including experiential learning, undergraduate research and learning systems.

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management (OVPSEM) champions a student-centric approach to enrolment activities, engaging divisional leaders and implementing transformations that support institutional and divisional goals.

OVPIUE connection: OVPSEM partners with the OVPIUE in support of experiential learning, undergraduate research and learning systems.

All of our major priorities and initiatives are done in consultation with and in support of the academic divisions, including annual consultations for teaching awards, academic data analytics and systems projects, and all curriculum development projects are led by the divisions.


As the OVPIUE supports a range of new and ongoing initiatives to enhance the quality of the undergraduate student learning experience, it is important that we gain input from students related to these initiatives. In addition to project-specific student engagement, we also convene a Student Advisory Committee annually.

The OVPIUE’s Student Advisory Committee provides advice and feedback to inform and support the design and implementation of institutional initiatives focused on enhancing the undergraduate academic learning experience. The focus of the Committee is to seek students’ unique insights and design thinking skills on a range of institutional academic priorities related to undergraduate education. 

The members of the Student Advisory Committee are current students from each of the first-entry undergraduate divisions across the University: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Science, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Faculty of Music, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto Mississauga, and University of Toronto Scarborough.

Student Advisory Committee members represent their peers and engage in an institution-wide conversation about undergraduate education. Students gain insight into the diversity of perspectives and how they inform academic programming and curricular initiatives at the University.  

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