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Council is the academic governance body for the the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS). The Office of the Faculty Council is responsible for academic policy and development, and we are committed to both ensuring ongoing excellence and acting as forum for innovation for our Faculty.

Our team contributes through monthly council, eight standing committees, appointments across the university and various working groups which are made up of appointed and elected faculty, students, academic leadership and staff. Together, our work maintains and supports effective, fair and transparent collegial governance at LA&PS and across the broader University community. We encourage you get involved in this important work.

Getting involved with council changes the way one thinks about academic life here in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS). The discussions that take place in our monthly meetings and across our standing committees really do represent the forefront of thought and innovation in our faculty.

 By joining these conversations, faculty members, students and staff alike can take an active role in the decisions that shape who we are as a faculty. As the way that we teach, learn, research, and plan as a university continues to change, these conversations have never been more important to ensure a continued culture of collegiality, support, and excellence in LA&PS.

As Chair of council for the 2021-2022 academic year, I am committed to encouraging members to continue to play their role of shaping the policies of our faculty and its future. In so doing, I will encourage members to actively participate in faculty council subcommittees and faculty council meetings.

— Nelson Waweru, Chair of Council