Academic Administrative Procedures Manual

Welcome to the Academic Administrative Procedures Manual website.  The Manual is now fully online and we will not be providing hardcopies to departments and divisions. 

You'll find the website substantially changed with many new sections and a different organisational structure as well as a summary of good practices for many academic human resource processes.  Most useful of all, the site is now fully searchable so you should be able to find the materials that you need easily and quickly. Use the Menu to the right in order to navigate through the AAPM or use the Search the AAPM box to find something in particular.

The Academic Administrative Procedures Manual provides details of the process involved in upholding policies and procedures at the University of Toronto.  While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the official Governing Council policy will take precedence over the Manual where there is a discrepancy.   If you find any such discrepancies, please contact my office at

The Manual is intended to be a work in progress.  This version is regularly updated and I strongly encourage you to return to the site whenever you need a template letter or form.

Your feedback in revising the Manual and your suggestions on how best to structure the website have been extremely useful.  Please continue to send any comments or suggestions to, and contact us with any questions that you might have regarding the procedures set out in the Manual.

Professor Sioban Nelson
Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life