Minutes: November 25, 2009

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday November 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in room 3138, South Building.

Present: A. Wensley (in the Chair), R. Reisz, P. Donoghue, A. Lange,, I. Orchard, S. Gonsalves, W. Edgar
Regrets: J. Santiago
In attendance: C. Au Yeung, VP Internal, UTMSU

The Executive Committee met to discuss the agenda for the December 4, 2009 meeting of Erindale College Council.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, Prof. Reisz reported that the committee had met on November 23, 2009. The committee was given initial reports for information on the budgets of the four ancillaries in preparation for the full budget presentation and approval, which is to take place in January 2010. As part of the parking report, the Chief Administrative Officer reported on the proceedings of the Transportation and Parking subcommittee, which also discussed budget implications and the possible addition of a parking deck or structure, which is under discussion in order to ameliorate the parking supply shortfall experienced during the fall of 2009. It was decided that Professor Reisz could summarize the reports of the four ancillaries as part of his report, and that Mr. Donoghue would give a separate report on parking in order to provide members with as much detail as possible early on in the process. The Committee also received the annual report of the Grounds Monitoring Subcommittee.

Professor Lange reported that the Academic Affairs Committee met on November 23, 2009 to approve the three curriculum reports. As a result of last year's change in the ECC by-laws, she reminded members that the Executive Committee also needed to confirm the curriculum changes. Then, minor curriculum changes would be submitted to ECC for information, and major changes would go to Council for approval. The Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences Curriculum reports are attached hereto as Appendix A; Professor Lange summarized them and moved (seconded by W. Edgar) that the 2010-11 curriculum changes be approved by the Executive Committee. In response to a member who noted that a few of the resource implications were still pending approval by the Office of the Dean, the Director of Governance suggested that the motion be amended to the following:

Be it resolved,
THAT the Executive Committee approve the 2010-11 curriculum changes, pending the approval of resource implications by the Office of the Dean. The motion was approved.

Ms. Ferencz Hammond would circulate an email to members of the Executive Committee once the approval of resource implications as they related to curriculum had been completed.

The Vice-President and Principal noted that as part of his regular presentation to Council, he would report on the campus' United Way campaign and make a funding announcement.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

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