Executive Committee


Approved June 2014

In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. Co-ordinate the work of the Council and its committees by:
    1. Directing the flow of Council business including, where appropriate, referring matters to Council committees;
    2. Maintaining oversight of the work of Council committees;
    3. Scheduling the agenda of the Council and approving all matters going before the Council.
  2. Advise and make recommendations to the Council on all matters pertaining to:
    1. The organization of the Council and its committees;
    2. the organization and function of academic governance in the Faculty.
  3. Authorize altering the order of business for any meeting of the Council, provided that the order to be followed is shown on the Notice of Meeting;
  4. Be responsible for the nomination and elections of officers of the Council, members of Council committees, and Faculty representatives on Senate and Senate Committees; regulate the election of students, contract faculty members and CUPE Unit 1 Teaching Assistants, and Professional and Managerial Staff (CPMs) and members of the Faculty support staff (YUSA) to the Council; delegate the nomination and elections to a sub-committee and/or Council staff;
  5. Periodically review the Rules and Procedures and governance structure of the Council or its committee system, and recommend amendments to the above for the approval of the Council;
  6. In the case of the absence or illness of the Chair and the Vice-Chair, appoint one of the members of the Council to act as Chair pro tempore and for such period the member so appointed shall act as, and have all the powers of, the Chair;
  7. Serve as a summer authority following Senate practice, and act on behalf of the Council from the last meeting of the Council in the spring, to the first meeting of the Council in the fall;
  8. Establish special committees to deal with matters of general concern that do not fall within the accepted area of jurisdiction of an existing committee, with the approval of the Council; perform oversight and report to the Council on the creation of ad hoc sub-committees by Council committees. When such special or ad-hoc committees are formed regularly, consider recommending that they be approved as committees of the Council or sub-committees of a committee of Council;
  9. Negotiate with the President the procedures for Decanal searches in the Faculty.

Chair of Faculty Council (who shall Chair the meetings) for a one-year term
Vice-Chair of Council
Six faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Three students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies representative on the Executive Committee of Senate,
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Membership 2016-2017

Chair: Brenda Spotton Visano, Department of Economics
Vice-Chair: Carl S. Ehrlich, Department of Humanities

Ali Asgary, School of Administrative Studies
Ida Ferrara, Department of Economics
Susan Ingram, Department of Humanities
Leslie Sanders, Writing Department

Representatives from SCOLAPS:

Maria-Palma Zito
Antonnia Kiana Blake
Tawfic Amandi

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):

Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Dean
Carl S. Ehrlich, LA&PS representative on the Executive Committee of Senate
Brittany Tuer, Secretary of Council

Scheduled Meeting Dates 2016-2017

The Executive Committee will normally meet the last Wednesday of each month (September – June) from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room N926N, Ross Building.

2016/2017 Committee Meeting Dates
September 28, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 30, 2016
December 14, 2016*
January 25, 2017
February 15, 2017*
March 29, 2017
April 26, 2017
May 31, 2017
June 28, 2017

*The December meeting will be held on the Second Wednesday of the month due to the winter holiday.
*The February meeting will be held on the Third Wednesday of the month due to the winter Reading Week.

Reports & Documents

Archived Executive Committee Agendas, Minutes, and Synopses


Date Agenda (PDF) Additional Documents
 September 3, 2014 Agenda Package
 September 24, 2014  Agenda Package
 October 29, 2014  Agenda Package
 November 26, 2014  Agenda Package
 January 7, 2015  Agenda Package
February 25, 2015  Agenda Package
 March 17, 2015  Agenda Package
 March 25, 2015  Agenda Package
 April 29, 2015  Agenda Package
 May 27, 2015  Agenda Package
June 16, 2015 (e-meeting)  Agenda Package


 September 25, 2013 Agenda Package
 October 30, 2013  Agenda Package
 November 27, 2013  Agenda Package
 January 29, 2014  Agenda Package
 February 26, 2014  Agenda Package
 March 26, 2014  Agenda Package
 April 30, 2014  Agenda Package
 June 4, 2014  Agenda Package
 June 25, 2014  Agenda Package


 August 29, 2012 Agenda Package
 October 10, 2012  Agenda Package
 October 31, 2012  Agenda Package
 November 28, 2012  Agenda Package
 December 12, 2012  Agenda Package
 January 30, 2013  Agenda Package
 February 27, 2013  Agenda Package
 March 27, 2013  Agenda Package
 April 24, 2013  Agenda Package
 May 29, 2013  Agenda Package


 September 28, 2011 Agenda Package
 October 26, 2011  Agenda Package
 November 29, 2011  Agenda Package
 January 4, 2012  Agenda Package
 January 25, 2012  Agenda Package
 February 22, 2012  Agenda Package
 April 25, 2012  Agenda Package
 June 20, 2012  Agenda Package


 September 29, 2010 Agenda Package
 October 27, 2010  Agenda Package
 November 24, 2010  Agenda Package
 January 5, 2011  Agenda Package
 January 26, 2011  Agenda Package
 March 2, 2011  Agenda Package
 March 23, 2011  Agenda Package
 April 27, 2011  Agenda Package
 May 25, 2011  Agenda Package


 June 2, 2009 Agenda Package
 September 30, 2009  Agenda Package
 October 28, 2009  Agenda Package
 November 25, 2009  Agenda Package
 January 13, 2010  Agenda Package
 February 24, 2010  Agenda Package
 March 15, 2010  Agenda Package
 March 24, 2010  Agenda Package
 April 28, 2010  Agenda Package
 June 2, 2010  Agenda Package
August 12, 2010 Agenda Package
August 31, 2010 Agenda Package