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Academic Policy and Planning Committee

COMMITTEE MANDATE

Provisionally approved June 2011

Examines, formulates, and reviews long-term and short-term academic planning as well as comprehensive policies for the Faculty, including degree and non-degree credit studies.
In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. In tandem with the Dean and in close consultation with Departments/Schools & Colleges, oversee the development of the Faculty Academic Plan, coordination/implementation of the plan, and report to the Council on activities.
  2. Make recommendations to the Council on the feasibility of new Schools/Departments, Programs, Research Centres;
  3. Make recommendations to the Council on reviews of existing Schools/Departments, Programs, Research Centres;
  4. Direct advice on the employment of resources within the Faculty to the Dean;
  5. Make recommendations to the Dean via the Council on budgetary matters that affect academic programs;
  6. Advise the Dean on evening education, part-time and full-time studies, graduate education, and Faculty fundraising;
  7. Advise the Dean on the interplay of academic and budget issues in the development of the Integrated Resource Plan;
  8. Through the Non-Degree Studies Sub-Committee, receive proposals and set policy with respect to the institutional development in areas of non-degree programming and the relationship between degree and non-degree studies;
  9. Advise the Dean on matters related to the allocation of appointments of faculty members to the tenure stream (but not individual appointees) each year, preferably within the context of comprehensive budget proposals and in light of the Faculty Academic Plan and developmental plans of the various Schools/Departments within the Faculty;
  10. Access all relevant information through the Office of the Dean and report to the Council regularly on all advice given to the Dean.

Membership:

Seven faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Two 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 Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee of Senate
Director for the Division of Continuing Education
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Staff Representative from the Strategic Planning Unit
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, and at least one member from an interdisciplinary program.  Units will self-identify as one of the following: humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.  

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

MEMBERSHIP 2014-2015
Kymberley Bird, Department of Humanities
Susan Dimock, Department of Philosophy
Mary Jo Ducharme, School of Human Resource Management
Thaddeus Hwong, School of Public Policy & Administration/School of Administrative Studies
Christopher Innes, Department of English
Mustafa Karakul, School of Administrative Studies
Nick Mule, School of Social Work
Representatives from SCOLAPS (TBA)
 
Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):
Martin Singer, Dean
Kim Michasiw, Vice Dean
LA&PS Representative on the Academic Policy, Planning & Research Committee of Senate
Director for the Division of Continuing Education
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Staff Representative from the Academic Planning Unit
Cristina Arlia, Secretary of Council
SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2014-2015

The Academic Policy and Planning Committee will normally meet the third Wednesday of each month (September - June) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Room N926N, Ross Building.

2014/2015 Committee Meeting Dates
September 17, 2014 February 11, 2015
October 15, 2014 March 18, 2015
November 19, 2014 April 15, 2015
December 10, 2014 May 20, 2015
January 21, 2015 June 17, 2015
 
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REPORTS & DOCUMENTS
Rules and Procedures of Council
A Strategic Plan for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, 2010-2020: Making Choices for our Future
LA&PS Implementation Scrolls
Proposal for the administrative transfer of the graduate program in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Proposal for the administrative transfer of the graduate program in Social and Political Thought from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Proposal for the administrative transfer of the graduate program in Communication and Culture from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Reports to Council

 

Scheduled Meeting Dates