Minutes: September 23, 2009

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday September 23rd, 2009 at 2:00PM in room 3129, South Building.


Present: I. Orchard, A. Lange, R. Reisz, A. Wensley (in the Chair), D. Kreuger, P. Donoghue, S. Gonsalves; W. Edgar; J. Santiago
Regrets: R. Reisz

The Executive Committee met to discuss the agenda for the scheduled October 1st, 2009 meeting of Erindale College Council. 

Due to an absence of actionable motions and business, the Resource Planning & Priorities Committee and Academic Affairs Committee meetings—both scheduled for September 21st—had been cancelled.

The Secretary informed the Committee that the full-time students and the administrative staff would both be holding elections on Friday September 25th to vote for their representatives on ECC.

The only item of business for the October 1st ECC meeting would be for the outgoing ECC members to confirm the 2009-10 membership. The Secretary recommended that the committee cancel the October 1st ECC meeting, and for the Executive Committee to confirm the 2009-10 ECC membership on behalf of Council. Historically the ratification of the ECC membership has not been debated or contentious at Council, and has passed without incident.

I. Orchard reiterated to the Committee that under the old Constitution UTM was required to hold three Council meetings each term. The changes to the Constitution implemented last year now allow the Executive Committee to cancel one meeting per term if there is not sufficient business to warrant the meeting. He agreed with the Secretary that the ratification of the 2009-10 ECC membership, while important, was not sufficient business to hold a Council meeting.

The Committee agreed to cancel the October 1st Council meeting. Following the staff and student elections the Secretary will circulate the 2009-10 ECC membership list to the Executive Committee members and will call an e-mail vote for the Executive Committee to confirm the membership on behalf of Council.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. (A. Lange / I. Orchard)