Minutes: Executive Committee, September 26, 2012

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, September 26, 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 October 11, 2012 meeting of Erindale College Council.

The report of the March 28, 2012 meeting of the Executive Committee was approved as circulated.

The Chair called on the Chief Returning Officer to give her report.  Ms. Cindy Ferencz Hammond reported that all 50 full-time student positions, 4 part-time student positions and 7 administrative staff positions were filled on Erindale College Council.  The Standing Committee nominations were scheduled to open on October 2, 2012 and new members on all the committees would begin their term in the second governance cycle.  For specific membership information and updated membership lists of all the committees, Ms. Ferencz Hammond referred members to the governance website.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, Professor Bailey reported that at its September 24 meeting, members received three reports for information:  a computing services update, a hospitality and retail services report and a comprehensive capital projects report.  It was agreed that because of the multitude of capital projects and their far-reaching effects on the campus, an update report would be warranted.  It was also agreed that the retail services report would be incorporated into the capital projects report. 

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Professor Woolridge reported that at its September 25 meeting, the Vice-Dean Undergraduate talked about changes to transitional programs, which would be submitted to the committee in the near future.  The Dean then presented the UTM Divisional Academic Plan for information, in preparation for the October meeting, when the committee will be asked to consider it for endorsement.  Members also received a report from the Registrar on recent enrollment counts; it was agreed that Ms. Crocker would be asked to present these same statistics to one of the upcoming meetings of Council.  The Academic Affairs Committee also considered and gave final approval for some minor curriculum changes to the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP).

The Chair explained that the Executive Committee’s terms of reference, ITEM III-4.2 Function in our By-Laws, calls on the Executive Committee to confirm, on behalf of Council, resolutions approved by the Academic Affairs Committee.

It was duly moved and seconded,
THAT the Executive Committee confirm the resolution of the Academic Affairs Committee on the Concurrent Teaching Education Program internship course changes as outlined in the enclosed proposal.  (N. Woolridge/D. Saini)

The motion was approved.  The Chair asked Professor Woolridge to report this item to Council for information.   

The agenda would end with the Vice-President and Principal’s report.  Professor Saini noted that he would provide an update to Council on the progress of governance review and its implementation, especially as it related to elections guidelines. 

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


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