Erindale College Council

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, November 27, 2003 at 12:15 p.m., in the Alumni Lounge Room 3138.

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

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the December 5th 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.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs committee, S. Aster reported that the committee had met on November the 26th to discuss the Divisional Curriculum reports. After some discussion as to the appropriate presentation of these reports to Council, it was decided that all materials were to be posted on the Council website and that each division’s representative would be called upon by S. Aster to highlight important aspects of their curriculum reports.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, G. Sprules noted that the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee had not met since the last Erindale College Council meeting. He reported that the ad-hoc committee, which was formed from

members of the Parking subcommittee, the College Affairs committee and the Resource Planning and Priorities committee, will meet on December 12, 2002 to discuss the Parking issue and produce a list of recommendations to be presented to the appropriate standing committees on January 14, 2003. He will report the above to the Council at its December 5th meeting.

On behalf of the College Affairs Committee, E. Martin reported that the College Affairs Committee had not met since the last Erindale College Council meeting. The next meeting of the committee will be a joint meeting with the Resource Planning and

Priorities Committee on January 14, 2003, at which the ancillary budgets will be presented. She will report the above to the Council at its December 5th meeting.

On behalf of the Computing and Data Communications Committee, J. Seel reported that the committee had not met since its October meeting and there were no items of import to report to College Council at its December 5th meeting. As a result, it was decided that a report from this committee would not appear on the agenda.

I. Orchard stated that as part of his report to Council, he would give a brief overview of the proposed partnership with the School of Continuing Studies, as well as an update on departmental planning and new hires at UTM.

Under the agenda item, Other Business, I. Orchard suggested that there be a call for nominations of the Vice-Chair position of Erindale College Council in order to fill in for the Chair on those occasions when the Chair is not able to attend. J. Poë noted that traditionally, the Vice-Chair was elected from the student constituency and would perform the normal duties of the position, in the absence of the Vice-Chair. She added that in the past there had been little need to fill this position. The Committee discussed the pros and cons of running an election for Vice-Chair in the middle of the academic year. S. Aster reminded the committee that the intention to elect a Vice-Chair had already been announced at the last ECC meeting. After discussion, it was decided that there would be a call for nominations for the Vice-Chair position of ECC whose term would be from January 2003 until April of 2003 and that a form would be available on the ECC website for this purpose.

The Chair reported that the committee to review the Erindale College Council Constitution is in the process of being formed and that she will report same to the Council at its December 5th meeting, along with announcing the call for nominations for the Vice-Chair.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.