Report: November 29, 2007

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in room 3129, South Building.

Present: A. Wensley, (in the Chair), I. Orchard, J. Lim, R. deSouza, A. Lange, W. Khogali, R. Reisz, S. Wahid
Regrets: J. Lim

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the December 11, 2007 meeting of Erindale College Council. Professor Wensley called on the Chair of each standing committee to summarize recent business and identify items for possible inclusion on the next ECC agenda.

The Chair proceeded to discuss the agenda of the December 11, 2007 meeting of Council.

On behalf of the Computing Committee, Mr. Lim reported that the committee met on November 21, 2007. The substance the meeting was the discussion, and subsequent approval of the Network Security Policy document. The draft network security policy was distributed to the Committee for feedback and discussion at its October meeting. The Computing Committee approved the policy, which will be submitted to Erindale College Council for approval.

The Resource Planning and Priorities Committee met on November 26, 2007. The Chief Administrative Officer gave an update on the planning and approval process of the Storm Water Management (SWM) pond. The Director of Business Services gave a summary of the preliminary budgets of the ancillaries of food, parking, residence and conference services, in preparation of the January meeting of the Committee, at which these ancillary budgets will be up for approval. Finally, Professor Collins presented for approval the re-naturalization of the ‘old field’. The plan, which calls for a controlled burn of the area for the spring of 2008, was approved by members, and will be submitted to Erindale College Council for approval.

On behalf of the Academic Affairs Committee, Professor Lange reported that the committee met on November 27, 2007. The agenda was a full one, and the following items were approved, and will be submitted to Erindale College Council for approval:

  • Humanities Curriculum report
  • Sciences Curriculum report
  • Social Sciences Curriculum report
  • Transfer of the Master of Management and Professional Accounting Program from the Rotman School of Management to U of T Mississauga
  • Expansion of the second teachable options in the Concurrent Teacher Education program
  • Name change for the Department of French, German and Italian to the Department of Language Studies

Additionally, new course offerings in the Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program (DIFA) were approved; their approval stops at the level of the Academic Affairs Committee.

The Vice-President and Principal noted that he would provide a brief report.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. (R. deSouza / W. Khogali)

Secretary _______________________ Chair _______________________________