Minutes: October 28, 2009

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday October 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in room 3130, South Building.

Present: A. Lange (in the Chair), I. Orchard, S. Gonsalves, W. Edgar
Regrets: R. Reisz, P. Donoghue, A. Wensley, J. Santiago

The Executive Committee met to discuss the agenda for the November 6, 2009 meeting of Erindale College Council.

The secretary reported that since ECC has not met yet in the fall the membership and the election of a Vice-Chair had yet to be ratified. These two items would therefore appear on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. She reported that Ms. Rose da Silva was nominated for the position of Vice-Chair of ECC. Ms. Da Silva is a graduate student in the department of Biology and has been involved with UTMAGS for a number of years and has been a consistent and involved member of ECC and some of its Standing Committees for several years. The Secretary advised that the Chair would also open up the floor to additional nominations for the Vice-Chair position.
On behalf of Prof. Reisz, Professor Lange reported on the October 26, 2009 meeting of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee. The committee heard four reports: Paull Goldsmith updated members on current capital projects, Joe Lim talked about recent computing updates and projects, Bill McFadden gave a report on hospitality and retail services, including planned food services in the Instructional Centre and finally the Chair read a memorandum from Alex MacIsaac, Manager of Parking and Transportation on the establishment of a local, campus process for appealing parking tickets that were issued in error. It was decided that all of this information could be summarized as part of the committee's regular report at ECC.

Professor Lange reported that the Academic Affairs Committee met on October 26, 2009 and had two reports for information. The Dean reported on the Instructional Centre and planned facilities and talked about a number of initiatives coming out of the Office of Dean, including the establishment of a Vice-Dean, Undergraduate position. The Executive Committee agreed that he would be invited to give a more detailed presentation about this position at the Council meeting. The next report received by the Academic Affairs Committee was on enrollment statistics from the Director of Enrolment Management and the Registrar, Ms. Diane Crocker. She would also be invited to give this detailed presentation to Council. In addition to the enrollment talk, Ms. Crocker also discussed the Office of the Registrar's annual report, which is available online and about moving the academic calendar from a hard-copy printing to an online version. About the latter, after much feedback from members, Ms. Crocker will report back at a future meeting of the AAC.
The Vice-President and Principal would provide a global report to Council, including an update on capital projects; Professor Orchard also suggested inviting a representative of Shore, Tilbe Irwin & Partners Architects to give a detailed presentation on the Instructional Centre, similar to the one given to Council on the Health Sciences Complex in the spring of 2009. It was agreed that this item would be added under his report.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

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