Erindale College Council

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

Present: J. Poë (in the Chair), I. Orchard, P. Donoghue, E. Martin. S. Aster, G. Sprules, J. Seel, C. Ferencz Hammond

Regrets: A. Mirza

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the January 24, 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.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs committee, S. Aster reported that the committee had not met since the last Erindale College Council meeting on December the 5th. After some discussion, it was decided that since the Provost was visiting UTM to receive input on the Green Paper, the Academic Affairs Committee would meet on January 21st to discuss the Academic Plan and formulate relevant questions on the matter. It was also suggested that Cleo Boyd, Director of the Academic Skills Centre, present to the Committee on the differing skill sets of incoming High School students.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, G. Sprules noted that the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee had a joint meeting with the College Affairs Committee on January the 14th, and that the four major ancillary budgets were presented, discussed and approved. The Vice-President and Principal noted that the ancillaries were in general very positive, especially concerning the innovative programs of the Residence Centre and the positive outlook of Conference Services. These ancillaries will be brought to the January 24th meeting of Erindale College Council for approval. The next meeting of RPPC will be on February 25, 2003.

On behalf of the College Affairs Committee, E. Martin reported that the College Affairs Committee met jointly with the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee on January the 14th, as reported above. The next meeting of the committee will be on February the 3rd. E. Martin reported that Diana Borowski had asked to present to the Committee on UTM’s link to the Mississauga Community. In addition, it was suggested that regular updates to the College Affairs Committee on UTM student services would be beneficial to the committee’ activities. Therefore, it was proposed that Mark Overton update the committee at its February 3rd meeting on the activities of QSS.

On behalf of the Computing and Data Communications Committee, J. Seel reported that the committee had not met since the last Erindale College Council meeting - its next meeting was planned for January 20, 2003. Paul Donoghue noted that there was ongoing work regarding the development of a more thorough computer backup system. It was agreed that Computing Services report to the committee on this issue as well as the transition of the campus to a new email server. J. Seel also suggested that the Webmaster, Duncan Hill, report to the committee on accessibility issues relating to the web.

I. Orchard stated that as part of his report to Erindale College Council, he would describe UTM’s priority on UofT’s SuperBuild submission, as well as give an update on departmental planning and new hires at UTM.

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.