Minutes: September 21, 2011

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. in room 3214, William G. Davis Building

Present: A. Wensley (in the Chair), D. Saini, L. Bailey, G. Cassar, M. Zandawala, N. Woolridge, D. DiCenso Regrets: P. Donoghue

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the first meeting of Erindale College Council, which was scheduled for October 6, 2011.

The report of the September 1, 2011 was approved as circulated.

The Chair called on the Secretary of Council to give a report of the status of nominations for ECC membership. Ms. Ferencz Hammond reported that the first item of business at the first meeting of ECC in the fall is always the ratification of Council's new membership. She summarized the list of nominations received and reported that 70 nominations were received for the 50 full-time student positions available and that therefore there was an election scheduled for that constituency on Friday, September 23rd. She also reported that 7 part-time part-time student positions out of a possible 14 were filled and that 2 administrative staff positions out of the available 2 were also filled. The noted that the entire proposed ECC membership list would be available online with the circulation of the October 6 meeting agenda.

The Chair noted that stemming from the Executive Committee's establishment of the Governance Review Committee (GRC) on September 1, a report and corresponding motion should be forwarded to the first meeting of Council.

The Chair called on Professor Bailey to discuss the business from the September 19 meeting of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee. Professor Bailey noted that members heard about the establishment of the GRC from the Chair of ECC and the revisions to the ECC Constitution and By-laws, presented by the Director of Governance. The Committee then approved the establishment of the Institute for Human Development (IHD) presented by the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean.

The Chair called on Professor Woolridge to discuss the business from the September 20 meeting of the Academic Affairs Committee. Professor Woolridge reported that the AAC received the same reports for information as the RPPC. The AAC, similar to RPPC also approved the establishment of the IHD.

It was decided that in addition to the establishment of the GRC, the Chair of ECC would also present the two revised documents and give notice of motion for the changes to the ECC constitution and By-laws, so that there would be plenty of opportunity for members to access the documents online, before being asked to vote on them at the November 3 meeting of Council. The IHD proposal would be forwarded to Council for approval under the report of the AAC.

The Vice-President and Principal would contribute a report to Council, including a discussion on campus safety.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

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