Minutes: February 26, 2009

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at noon in room 3129, South Building.


Present: I. Orchard, A. Lange, R. Reisz, D. Kreuger, A. Wensley, J. Lim

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the March 5th, 2009 meeting of Erindale College Council.  The Chair of each standing committee summarized recent business and identified items for possible inclusion on the next ECC agenda.
The Resource Planning and Priorities Committee scheduled to meet on Feburary 23rd was cancelled, and instead, Professor Reisz reported that the Committee voted through e-mail to approve the proposed By-Law changes that Mr. Devin Kreuger, the Acting Director of Governance, had prepared.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Professor Lange reported that at the February 24 meeting the Committee had received an update from Ms Diane Crocker, Registrar and Director of Enrolment Management, on deferred exams and on grading policies for the Concurrent Teacher Education Program. Under new business, the Committee heard from Mr. Devin Kreuger who had explained the proposed By-law revisions that would clarify the mandate and the delegation of authority to the Committee. Professor Lange reported that the Committee had approved the proposed revisions. Also under new business, Ms Mary Ann Mavrinac, Chief Librarian, had presented highlights from the 2007-08 Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre Annual Review. Included were the various accomplishments of the Library staff, the vision of the Library, and Library usage data.

Chief Information Officer Joe Lim reported that the February 25 Computing Committee meeting was cancelled, but that the Committee voted through e-mail to approve the proposed By-Law changes that removed the Computing Committee as a Standing Committee of Council.

The Vice-President and Principal noted that he would provide a brief report to Council.

The Chair proceeded to discuss the agenda of the March 5, 2009 meeting of Council. As agreed above, the Council meeting agenda would feature the reports from Academic Affairs Committee and the Vice-President & Principal. It was moved (I. Orchard / R. Reisz) and unanimously approved to endorse the revised By-Laws and changes to the Constitution. The agenda would also include a motion for approval of the revised By-Laws, and a notice to Council with respect to Constitutional changes what will be presented for approval at the last Council meeting of 2008-09. It was also suggested that Mr. Joe Lim could also provide Council with an update on the Microsoft Exchange migration project.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. (A. Lange / I. Orchard)