Academic Affairs Committee 2010-2011

ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE


MEMBERSHIP 2010-2011

  1. Vice-President and Principal - Professor Hargurdeep (Deep) Saini
  2. Interim Vice Principal Academic & Dean - Professor Amy Mullin
  3. Vice Dean Graduate – Professor Amrita Daniere
  4. Vice Dean Undergraduate, Teaching & Learning - Professor Angela Lange
  5. Vice Principal Research - Professor Ulrich Krull
  6. Chair of Council - Professor Anthony Wensley
  7. Chief Librarian - Mary Ann Mavrinac
  8. Registrar - Diane Crocker
  9. Teaching Staff (15 - one member from each department or interdisciplinary unit):
    Department of Biology –Professor Nick Woolridge (2010/11) – CHAIR
    Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences - Professor David McMillen
    (2010/2011)
    Department of Psychology - Professor Stuart Kamenetsky (2009/10)
    Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences – Professor Arnold
    Rosenbloom (2010/2011)
    Department of English and Drama – Professor Stanka Radovic (2010/2011)
    Department of Language Studies – Professor Emmanuel Nikiema (2009/10)
    Department of Historical Studies – Professor Sarianna Metso (2010-11)
    Department of Philosophy - Professor Gurpreet Rattan (2009/10)
    Department of Anthropology - Professor Todd Sanders (2009/10)
    Department of Economics - Professor Xianwen Shi (2010-11)
    Department of Geography - Professor Pierre Desrochers (2010/11)
    Department of Management – Professor Louis Florence (2009/10)
    Department of Political Science - Professor Steven Bernstein (2009/10)
    Department of Sociology - Professor Weiguo Zhang (2009/10)
    Institute of Communication, Culture and Technology – Professor Tracey Bowen
    (2010-11)
  10. 10. Full-Time Undergraduate Students (5)
    Jeremy Edward Cruz
    Nerissa Elizabeth Inniss-Boston
    Aly-Khyan Madhavji
    Zoha Tanvir Zubari
    1 vacant
  11. 11. Part-Time Undergraduate Students (2)
    Grace Yuen
    Maria Pilar Galvez
  12. 12. Administrative Staff member of Council (1)
    Joan McCurdy-Myers (2009/10)
  13. 13. Graduate Student members of Council
    Thomas Braukman
    Meet Zandawala
  14. 14. Assessor Members (Chairs of Subcommittees)
    Academic Appeals Board – Professor Gordon Anderson
    Library – Professor Hugh Gunz
    Humanities Curriculum Committee – Professor Pascal Michelucci
    Social Sciences Curriculum Committee – Professor Graham White
    Sciences Curriculum Committee – Professor Mary Lou Smith
    Graduate Curriculum Committee – Professor Amrita Daniere


Terms of Reference (from the UTM By-Laws)

The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for consideration of policy in the academic area and for monitoring matters within its area of responsibility. In general, the Committee is concerned with matters affecting the teaching, learning and research functions of UTM. The Committee shall make recommendations to the Vice-President and Principal on issues and matters within its purview, and will approve, with Executive Committee confirmation as needed, recommendations within its areas of authority.

Areas of Responsibility & Delegated Authority

  1. Admissions Policies & Practices
    Minor changes to individual programs or to practices and policies are normally approved by the Academic Affairs Committee for recommendation for approval by Governing Council. New policies and practices or amendments to existing ones which will affect the campus-wide academic community will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation, subject to the approval of Governing Council.
  2. Awards & Scholarships
    The establishment, termination or major amendment of policies on student awards will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation. Any minor amendments to the same may be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee.
  3. Academic Regulations
    Changes to academic regulations and other matters affecting the UTM academic calendar will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation.
  4. Academic Program Proposals
    Academic program proposals forwarded from the Curriculum Subcommittees will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation. All major changes within existing academic programs, and academic program proposals which involve new academic directions for UTM, will be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee, endorsed by the Executive Committee, and then forwarded to Council for confirmation, subject to the approval of Governing Council.
  5. Policy on Academic Services
    Policy matters with respect to academic services (such as the Library) fall within the terms of reference of the Academic Affairs Committee. Such policies will be approved by the Committee and forwarded to the Executive Committee for confirmation.
  6. Monitorial Responsibilities
    The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring academic matters as may be required by general policy, as specified herein, or by resolution of the Executive Committee or by the Council. The Committee receives annual reports on matters within its purview, including reports on the following: Reviews of academic units and programs; The Office of the Registrar; Research and Graduate activities; Continuing Education; Academic Discipline & Academic Appeals; Library services.

Membership

  • 1 Chair of Council
  • 1 Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (non-voting, ex officio)
  • 1 Vice-President and Principal
  • 1 Vice-Principal, Academic
  • 1 Vice-Dean, Graduate
  • 1 Vice-Principal, Research
  • 1 Registrar
  • 1 Chief Librarian of UTM
  • 1 member of the administrative staff who is a member of the Council
  • 1 member of the teaching staff from each Department and interdisciplinary unit
  • 2 part-time undergraduate student members of the Council elected by and from the part-time undergraduate members of Council
  • 2 graduate student members of the Council elected by and from the graduate members of Council
  • 5 full-time undergraduate student members of the Council elected by and from the full-time undergraduate members of Council
  • Chairs of Subcommittees (assessors)

Election of Members
Non ex-officio members shall be elected in the Fall from the elected and appointed members of Council by the members of Council in their constituency for a term of two (2) years where possible, with the exception of full-time undergraduate students and graduate students, who shall be elected for a term of one (1) year.

Chair
A Chair shall be elected by the Committee from the non ex-officio, teaching staff members of the Committee and shall serve for a period of two years. A member elected by the Committee for a two-year term as Chair shall have his/her membership on the Committee extended by one year if such is necessary to complete his/her term as Chair.

Secretary
The Secretary of the Council shall act as the Secretary for the Committee.

Subcommittees

  1. Humanities Curriculum
  2. Sciences Curriculum
  3. Social Sciences Curriculum
  4. Graduate Curriculum
  5. Academic Appeals Board
  6. Advisory Committee to the UTM Library