The records in this series document Professor McLeod’s activities in the Faculty of Education between 1975 and 1996, his other administrative duties throughout the University, and his visiting professorship at the Université de Montréal (1990). The first files relate to his involvement in University affairs outside the Faculty of Education, especially the Centre for Health Promotion and the Salary, Tenure and Personnel Committee. His curriculum vitae and his “professional data files”, document annually his professional activities from 1975 to 1994. His activities are also revealed in his appointment books (1989-1995) and planning calendars (1990-1995), which are to be found in B1996-0030 except for the last year where the reader should consult Series 1 of B1999-0013.
The administrative records themselves begin with a series of files (1975-1996) containing general correspondence, minutes, and memoranda, relating primarily to issues in the Faculty of Education. The earliest of the files dealing with specific activities and issues is a major review of the Faculty in 1975. This sets the tone for the remaining files that address primarily issues relating to the changing nature of the curriculum and periodic administrative reorganizations. There are proposals for a staff exchange program with and a Faculty of Education/PACE Initiative in the West Indies, and a Black Canadian teacher education fellowship program. Other files cover such experiments as the voluntary induction project in the Secondary Integrated Program and a two-year pilot project for the Masters/Teachers certification program. The challenges posed by the changing nature of Canadian society are reflected in files that include the Multicultural and Education Research and Development Group, a multicultural early childhood project, a multicultural family studies project, anti-racism workshops, the seniors class, and a student group, Teachers Interested in Education for Diversity (TIED).
Two major administrative/program reorganizations are documented in this series. From 1991 to 1994 Professor McLeod chaired the BEd/OTC (Ontario Teachers College) Restructuring Committee, which recommended changes to the teachers’ education program, including the introduction of a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning program. The other development was the merger of the Faculty of Education and OISE, following an agreement signed in November 1994 between the University and OISE. An Academic Integration Task Force began meeting in March 1995 and McLeod played an active role in its deliberations. A report, “An academic plan for OISE/UT”, was submitted the following January. There is also a report by Vendra Masemann, ‘Dealing with diversity: needs assessment of the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto,’ completed in May 1995. Additional files document McLeod’s three-year term on the Academic Board of the Governing Council, to which he was elected in 1993.
The records contain correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports. The arrangement generally is chronological within each type of activity. The files on general correspondence, BEd/OTC Restructuring Committee, FEUT/OISE merger, and the Academic Board are grouped separately and in the order described above.
Professor McLeod’s planning calendars have been filed in B1996-0030/030(02).