VP Academic Affairs: Laura Viselli

Laura is a second year MI student specializing in Library and Information Science and currently works as a TALint student in the Metadata Technologies Unit at UTL. Prior to coming to the iSchool she spent five years in the non-profit sector working with post secondary students across Canada and non-governmental organizations in Latin America. Laura graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an B.A. in Global Studies with a Spanish minor and a research specialization.

Laura is excited to build on the platform of trust and transparency that MISC has created to represent the academic needs of future and current iSchool students. All students are encouraged to get in touch with her!

email: laura.viselli@mail.utoronto.ca

The VP Academic Affairs is MISC’s liaison to all academic and curricular issues and serves as a point of contact for students experiencing academic or curricular issues. In addition, the VP Academic Affairs serves as the MI representative to the following Faculty of Information Committees to maintain a holistic understanding of Academic Affairs at the iSchool:

  • Committee on Standing, where the Faculty of Information discusses and makes decisions related to requests for extensions, late withdrawal, thesis options, and doctoral thesis titles and committees.
  • The Programs Committee for the Faculty of Information, which discusses and makes decisions related to the iSchool’s programs such as curricula.
  • Faculty Council, which is the body that oversees the Faculty’s standing committees and affairs.
  • The Masters and Recruitment Admissions Committee (MRAC), which reviews iSchool applicants’ program application packages and advises on the Faculty of Information’s recruitment strategies.

The VP Academic Affairs is allotted one vote on MISC’s General Council, and is expected to attend the above Committee meetings to report back on their activities at MISC’s regular General Council meetings. The VP Academic Affairs, along with the President and all other Vice President positions, is also a member of the MISC Executive. The Executive is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MISC, and are responsible for high-level decisions about MISC’s strategy and goals for each academic year.