Minutes: February 24, 2010

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in room 3214, South Building.

Present: A. Wensley (in the Chair), R. Reisz, P. Donoghue, A. Lange, I. Orchard, S. Gonsalves
Regrets: J. Santiago, W. Edgar
In attendance: M. Pilar Galvez, VP External Affairs, UTMSU

The Executive Committee met to discuss the agenda for the March 4, 2010 meeting of Erindale College Council.

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, Prof. Reisz reported that the committee had met on February 22, 2010. The Committee received a detailed report and presentation on the long-term food services, by Bill McFadden, Director of Hospitality and Retail Services. Mr. McFadden talked about the extensive consultation process going into the development of the long-term food plan and discussed future food outlet locations. The Committee also heard an update from the Chief Administrative Officer on the status of current capital projects, including the Health Sciences Complex, the Instructional Centre, the South Building infill project, the parking deck and the planned office space construction on the site of Thomas Cottage. It was decided that the Chair of RPPC would first summarize the long term food plan presentation and then the CAO would give an update on capital projects and on the ongoing Master Plan review discussions to ECC.

Professor Lange reported that the Academic Affairs Committee met on February 22, 2010. The Committee received the annual report on the 2008-09 departmental and program reviews from the Dean; he explained the mechanics of the complex review process and provided specific information on the following four reviews, including outcomes: Language Studies, Geography, Chemical and Physical Sciences and the Institute for Culture and Communication. The committee also received the annual research report from Mr. Devin Kreuger, Director of Research Affairs. It was decided that both of the above items would be featured as separate presentations at the upcoming Council meeting.

The Vice-President and Principal noted that as part of his regular presentation to Council, he would report on the Mississauga Job Summit and the University Fund, items which the time constraints of the last ECC meeting did not allow him to complete.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

Secretary _______________________ Chair _______________________________