posted on Jan. 24: Provost delivers his State of the Academy address today


University provost and vice-president academic Harvey Weingarten presents his 2001 State of the Academy address ” Whither McMaster? Managing Our Growth for 2003 — The Double Cohort Year” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 HSC-1A1.

McMaster is planning to receive a double cohort of students who will graduate from Ontario high schools in the year 2003. This double cohort is part of a larger demographic increase in the number of 18-24 year-old students seeking admission to university.

The provost will talk about why the way we do things at McMaster must change, the direction of these changes, and the capacity of McMaster to change sufficiently, to meet the challenges of the double cohort. Success stories that should make one optimistic about McMaster's future will be provided.

All members of the University and Hamilton communities are welcome.

In previous talks, the provost has discussed the academic duties of the professoriate and issues relating to institutional renewal.

His 1999 talk on the professoriate is located at and his 2000 talk on institutional renewal was distributed to faculty and staff in the summer.