Minutes: Executive Committee, October 31, 2012

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. in room 3214, William G. Davis Building

Present:  G. Anderson (in the Chair), D. Saini, L. Bailey, N. Woolridge, P. Donoghue, C. Thompson, D. DiCenso, A. Reid

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the November 12, 2012 meeting of Erindale College Council. The report of the September 26, 2012 meeting of the Executive Committee was approved as circulated.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, Professor Bailey reported that at its October 29 meeting, members received three reports for information:  Grounds Monitoring Subcommittee report from Paul Donoghue, CAO on behalf of the Chair, Professor Nicholas Collins.  In addition, the committee received preliminary information on the UTM Ancillary Budgets from Christine Capewell, Director of Business Services in preparation for the committee’s upcoming meeting, when they would be presented in detail for consideration.  The committee heard that parking rates would be kept at an increase of 3%.  Professor Bailey noted that the ancillary budgets would be presented for approval to the Committee’s November 26 meeting.  He noted that instead of then submitting them to the December 6 meeting of Council, which was deemed a very busy time for members, the ancillary budgets would be submitted to the January 14 meeting of Erindale College Council; this would still allow the university to approximate the relevant Service Ancillary Review Group deadlines.

Professor Bailey reported that the Committee also endorsed the UTM Divisional Academic Plan.   The Committee agreed that the consideration of the Divisional Academic Plan would be under the report of the RPPC.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Professor Woolridge reported that at its October 30 meeting, the Vice-Dean Undergraduate talked about curriculum development process in preparation for the approval of curricular changes at the November meeting.  Similar to the RPPC, the AAC endorsed the UTM Divisional Academic Plan.   Members also received for information a course description changes in the Master of Biotechnology program for BTC1600H and approved a new course in the same program:  BTC1850H Creating Life Science Products.  This new course needs approval at ECC and would therefore be placed on the agenda for the upcoming meeting.

The agenda would end with the Vice-President and Principal’s report.  Professor Saini announced that the session on consultation on distribution of elected governance seats has been scheduled for Thursday, November 8, from 10 to 12 noon.  The consultation draft is available on the governance website and also through a call to action button on the main UTM page.  He would provide Council with an update on the elections guidelines consultation session as part of his report.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.


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