Erindale College Council

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 1:15 p.m., in the Alumni Lounge Room 3138, South Building.

Present: J. Poë (in the Chair), I. Orchard, P. Donoghue, S. Aster, J. Seel
Regrets: E. Martin, A. Mirza, G. Sprules

The Minutes of the previous meeting (April 1, 2003) were approved. (P. Donoghue/I. Orchard)

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the October 2, 2003 meeting of Erindale College Council. The Chair, J. Poë, called on the chair of each standing committee to summarize recent business and to submit potential agenda items for future meetings.
Professor Gary Sprules was not able to attend the meeting to report on the Committee’s September 15th meeting. Mrs. Poë reported that the Committee’s business included the motion regarding the Convergence Centre, similar to that of the Academic Affairs Committee, whose report will follow. The next meeting of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee will be on October 20, 2003.
Elizabeth Martin was not able to attend the meeting to report on the meeting f the Committee on September 22, 2003. Mrs. Poë reported that the Committee’s business included the motion regarding the Convergence Centre, similar to that of the Academic Affairs Committee, whose report will follow. The next meeting of the College Affairs Committee will be on October 27, 2003.
June Seel reported that the Computing Committee had not met since its spring 2003 meeting. The September 23rd meeting was cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2003, which will feature a substantial agenda.

Prof. Aster reported that the Academic Affairs Committee met on September 16, 2003. The Committee passed a motion supporting the addition of the Convergence Centre to the overall strategic pan of UTM. As Mr. Donoghue was detained, his report on departmental restructuring was moved to the next meeting. The Chair of the Academic Appeals Board, Professor Gordon Anderson, suggested that the Board’s terms of reference, be reviewed and its membership increased. The Academic Affairs Committee passed a motion for a small subcommittee to conduct the review of the terms of reference of the Academic Appeals Board and the Committee on Standing. In addition, on behalf of Vice-Principal Misak, Prof. Aster provided an update on the academic planning exercise and the relevant dates. The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, 2003.

The Vice-President and Principal to reported that at a retreat of the Principals and Deans, there was much review and discussion of the Provost’s White Paper, entitled “Stepping Up.” The Provost received much feedback from this group, necessitating a substantial revision of the document in form and content. He added that the document will most likely go through the January governance cycle.

The Chief Administrative Officer stated that his report to Council will include an update on capital and construction projects, including the architectural selection process for the Library building.

The Chair went on to structure the agenda formally. The Agenda will include the ratification of the new members of Council, followed by the election of the new Chair and Vice-Chair of Council. The Secretary will have a list of nominated and appointed members for distribution to all members. The new Council will assume office immediately after the end of the meeting. The Standing Committees will report on recent business and planned committee business for the year. The Vice-President and Principal’s report will include a discussion of the priorities for the academic year and planning for the Provost’s White Paper.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m. (I. Orchard / S. Aster)