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Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Governors, Procedure Governing the

Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Governors, Procedure Governing the

PREAMBLE Whereas the Act stipulates that: "The Board shall elect from its membership a chairman who shall hold office for a term of seven years and who shall be eligible for re-election for one further term." And further stipulates that: “The Board may reappoint a member to successive terms of membership; however, continuous membership shall […]

Externally Funded Regular Named Chairs, Policy on

Externally Funded Regular Named Chairs, Policy on

Policy Statement In furtherance of its academic mandate and out of a desire to provide donors with opportunities to support tenure and alternate stream faculty members, York University may designate certain regular academic positions as named chairs.  Regular named positions differ from Research and Teaching Chairs and Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships by the level of […]

Appointment of Honorary Governors of York University (Guidelines and Procedure)

Appointment of Honorary Governors of York University (Guidelines and Procedure)

I.     Role of Honorary Governors Honorary Governor is a titular status which may be conferred upon past governors in recognition of distinguished service or exceptional contribution to the Board of Governors or the mission of York University. II.     Criteria for Appointing Honorary Governors Honorary Governor status may be conferred upon a member of the […]

Postdoctoral Researchers at York University, Senate Policy on

Postdoctoral Researchers at York University, Senate Policy on

Policy Statement Postdoctoral researchers are individuals professionally conducting research after the completion of their doctoral studies. As integral members of the York University research community, postdoctoral researchers make valuable contributions to their research fields, and are vital to the achievement of University Academic Plan objectives and other planning goals. Scope and Definitions This policy applies […]

Establishment and Designation of Research and Teaching Chairs, Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships (Guidelines and Procedures)

Establishment and Designation of Research and Teaching Chairs, Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships (Guidelines and Procedures)

Description:  Has associated policy. Guidelines Funding Research and Teaching Chairs, Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships may be funded through: an endowment fixed term funding from external sources a combination of sources including eligible internal funds. Funding for incumbents shall be commensurate with explicit academic goals and objectives, and shall be sufficient to cover 100 per cent […]

Establishment and Designation of Research and Teaching Chairs, Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships (Policy)

Establishment and Designation of Research and Teaching Chairs, Professorships and Distinguished Fellowships (Policy)

Description:   Has associated Guidelines and Procedures Purpose and Aims In furtherance of its academic goals and out of a desire to recognize and reward faculty members for their achievements, York University may establish Research and Teaching Chairs and Professorships, and Distinguished Fellowships, which may also have the following aims: honour meritorious scholars who have demonstrated […]

Student Awards Categories, Guidelines and Procedures

Student Awards Categories, Guidelines and Procedures

Responsible Committee: Awards Categories The following award terms and definitions were approved by the Senate in June 2004 and revised in March 2009. These classifications are followed when naming an award. Award: Combines academic criteria (minimum grade of 70% for students entering from secondary school, undergraduate grade point average of 6.0, or graduate average of B) […]

Awarding of Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas in Extraordinary Circumstances, Policy on

Awarding of Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas in Extraordinary Circumstances, Policy on

Policy Statement Senate supports appropriate forms of recognition or commemoration of students who are unable to complete their studies owing to untimely permanent incapacitation or untimely death. Permanent incapacitation means the student will never be able to continue their studies even with assistance. Recognition may take the form of an earned academic degree, certificate or diploma that […]

Presidential Search (Principles)

Presidential Search (Principles)

Principles Governing a Presidential Search The search process itself should ensure a very broad pool of highly qualified potential candidates. The process should be as short as possible consistent with placing appropriate notices of the vacancy, and with a rigorous consideration of the candidates. The process should include broad and extensive consultations with the York […]