Every year, members of SCOLAPS advocate for LA&PS students. We represent our peers at departmental and Senate levels, uphold your best interests and dedicate our time to raising awareness on the issues that impact your experience at York. For details on how we accomplish these goals, familiarize yourself with the roles outlined below. If you have any questions about our work, or you wish to get involved with our team, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Senators actively participate in York University's Senate. Activities include attendance on the Student Senator Caucus and maintaining a consistent presence in Senate Monthly meetings. SCOLAPS also participates on Senate task-forces and committees such as the Executive; Academic Policy, Planning and Research; Academic Standards, Curriculum, and Pedagogy; Appeals; Tenure and Promotions; and Awards.
Year Representatives are responsible for reaching out to students in their year across the Faculty. Their primary goal is to serve as a point of contact to students in their year group for academic-related concerns, as well as to organize events that allow specifically students within LA&PS to get involved and be aware of the resources available to them.
SCOLAPS councillors have the opportunity to actively participate in various Standing Committees within the Faculty Council of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. A brief description of each is provided below. For more information on each of the committees, please visit the Office of the Faculty Council.
The Executive Committee is responsible for directing the flow of Council business, and maintaining oversight of the work of Council committees.
Academic Policy and Planning Committee
The Academic Policy and Planning Committee 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.
Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards
The Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the Council approval of new academic initiatives including new certificates, new degrees, new programs of study, major changes to existing program requirements and other matters related to curriculum, curricular policy and standards.
Tenure and Promotions Committee
The Tenure and Promotions Committee is responsible for making recommendations on Faculty and University policy concerning tenure and promotion, and reviewing and reporting to the Council on tenure and promotion activities at least three times per year.
Committee on Research Policy and Planning
The Committee on Research Policy and Planning is responsible for actively seeking ways to enhance the scholarly climate of the Faculty by creating and reviewing methods of resource management and distribution in Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Success
The Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Success is responsible for guiding the ongoing development of the educational mission of the Faculty, and promoting ongoing assessment and enhancement of teaching and learning.
Committee on Student Academic Petitions and Appeals
The Committee on Student Academic Petitions and Appeals primarily receives and acts on student academic petitions, including petitions against the application of Faculty, Departmental and School rules and regulations. The committee meets in panels for consideration of cases for the adjudication of petitions and appeals against previous committee decisions.