Minutes: January 25, 2007

Report: January 25, 2007.

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 12.00 p.m. in the Ante Room, Rm. 3129, South Building.

Present: R. Beck (in the Chair), C. Misak, A Wensley, R. Reisz, R. deSouza, J. Lim

1. Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 30, 2006)

Professor Misak suggested that, in the fifth paragraph, “compliant” be changed to “not unhappy.”
The sentence would therefore read “Professor Misak reported that students were currently not unhappy regarding the childcare issue, and was confident that this would not be raised at the next ECC meeting.”

The Minutes of the meeting of November 30, 2006 were approved as amended. (R. Reisz/J. Lim)

2. ECC Agenda

The Chair, Professor Beck, observed that the Executive Committee was meeting to set the agenda for the next meeting of ECC, scheduled for February 1, 2007. He called on the Officers and Chair of each standing committee to summarize recent business and to identify items for inclusion on the next ECC agenda.

Professor Misak noted that her report would be relatively brief, and would include the introduction of the Director of the new Academy of Medicine, Dr. Pam Coates. She would also be announcing the delay of the Academy until September 2008. A DVD would also be shown regarding the City of Mississauga winning the World Leadership Award for its Healthy City Stewardship Centre, an initiative co-founded by the University of Toronto Mississauga.

On behalf of the Resource Planning & Priorities Committee, Professor Reisz reported that the Committee had met on January 22, 2007. The meeting was dedicated to the Ancillary Budgets and Financial Plans of U of T Mississauga’s ancillaries (Conference Services, Food Services, Parking Services, and Residence). Mr. deSouza had provided an overview of the budget process as well, but this would not be presented to ECC. It was agreed that, at ECC, each Ancillary Budget/Financial Plan should be presented individually, after which the floor would be opened to questions/discussion. Presenters should be told to be succinct in their presentations, and should report on operating principles and budget for 2007-08 only. The Executive Committee agreed that there should be individual motions for each ancillary, and then an omnibus motion at the end. Mr. deSouza mentioned that there would likely be questions at ECC regarding the introduction of meal plans and the impending closure of Spigel Hall. He did not anticipate any questions regarding Conference Services. Students might ask about the City of Mississauga enforcing parking on this campus. He observed that parking rate increases had actually been reduced since the Stakeholders’ Meeting, noting that in some cases there was in fact a reduction in rates so hopefully this issue would not be controversial. Mr. deSouza also mentioned that the Residence rate increases (8% for undergraduates and 5.5% for graduates and family) were comparable to other residences in the area.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Professor Wensley reported that the Committee had met on January 23, 2007. At that meeting, Professor Krull, Vice-Principal, Research and Vice-Dean, Graduate had proposed that the Academic Affairs Committee approve the creation of the UofT Mississauga Professional Graduate Programs Centre (PGPC) as an EDU-B on this campus. The Academic Affairs Committee agreed that this should be recommended to ECC, and this motion would therefore be on the agenda. It was agreed that Professor Krull should be asked to keep his presentation brief.

On behalf of the Computing Committee, Mr. Lim reported that the Committee had met on January 24, 2007. At the meeting, members had been updated on various issues including problems with e-mail, Blackboard LMS implementation, etc. Hence, Mr. Lim’s report to ECC would be brief.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 12.25 p.m. ( C. Misak/J. Lim)

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