Report: September 27, 2007

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF ERINDALE COLLEGE COUNCIL, held on Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in room 3129, South Building.

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

The Executive Committee met to set the agenda for the October 4, 2007 meeting of Erindale College Council. Professor Beck called on the Chair of each standing committee to summarize recent business and identify items for possible inclusion on the next ECC agenda.

The report of the previous meeting was approved. (J. Lim / R. Reisz)

The Director of Governance provided an update on the status of nominations, acclamations and details on the available positions for Council as well as its Standing Committees. The report is attached hereto as Appendix A. She reported that an election for the full-time student constituency would take place on September 28, 2007.

Ms. Ferencz Hammond also noted that the agenda would include the ratification of the new Council membership and the annual activity report of QSS, which is a regular feature of Council’s first meeting. The Chair of QSS, Mr. Vladimir Glebov, would be asked make this yearly presentation.

The Chair proceeded to discuss the agenda of the October 4, 2007 meeting of Council.

On behalf of the Computing Committee, Mr. Lim reported that the committee met on September 26, 2007 and received reports on the following topics:

  • UTORid migration: an update was given and some outstanding problems were discussed with respect to implementation
  • Changes to voice communication: voice communication hosting responsibility was transferred from U of T Mississauga to St. George Telecommunications
  • An update on the efficacy of the newly introduced speech recognition system was given
  • Classroom and laboratory changes: several laboratories were decommissioned and some were converted into classrooms
  • Creation of advisory groups to the CIO
  • Mr. Anil Vyas, Manager of Micro Electronics gave a full report of classroom upgrades and implementing minimum technology standards for classrooms with capacity of over 36
  • The CAO gave an overview of the Information Technology Services Organizational Review

On behalf of the Resource Planning and Priorities Committee, Professor Reisz reported that at its meeting on September 24, 2007 the committee received a comprehensive report from the Chief Administrative Officer on campus planning, capital development, summer 2007 renovations, the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, an update on infrastructure improvements and proposed capital projects until 2010. The CAO’s report included a budget report from the Director of Business Services. The Committee also heard a report from the manager of retail planning, development and operations on the meal plan launch and upgrades to food facilities.

The Academic Affairs Committee did not have a meeting in September. It was decided that Diane Crocker, Registrar and Director of Enrollment Management would be asked to present to Council on intake figures, a report which has become a regular feature of the first meeting of Council.

The Vice-President and Principal noted that he would provide a brief report on the taskforce process for Towards 2030: Planning for U of T’s future and an update on the Medical Academy.

The Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m. (J. Lim / R. Reisz)

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