Governance Committee Terms of Reference

Membership
Three elected members of Council, one of whom will be Chair
The President’s designate
Chair of Council
Chair, Academic Programs Committee of Council
Chair, Planning and Priorities Committee of Council

Ex Officio
University Secretary

Administrative Support
Office of the University Secretary

Governance Committee Members 2017/18

NAME
COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT
Committee term expires on June 30 of:
Kevin Flynn Chair, Council

Dirk de Boer

Chair, Planning and Priorities Committee
Terry Wotherspoon Chair, Academic Programs Committee
Heather Heavin [President's designate]
Beth Bilson University Secretary (ex-officio)
Council Members
Trever Crowe Associate Dean, CGSR
2019
Jay Wilson (chair) Curriculum Studies
2018
Pamela Downe Archeology and Anthropology
2020

Guests

David D'Eon                            USSU President

Robert Henderson                    GSA Designate

Administrative Support

Sandra Calver University Secretary's Office

The President and the Chair of Council are also ex-officio non-voting members of all University Council committees.

The Governance Committee is responsible for:

  1. Reviewing the Bylaws of Council and recommending to Council revisions to the Bylaws.
  2. Reviewing the Bylaws of Faculty Councils and recommending to Colleges and Schools changes to the Bylaws.
  3. Reviewing the membership, powers and duties of committees of Council and recommending to Council revisions to the membership, powers and duties of committees.
  4. Recommending to Council regulations and procedures for Council and Council committees.
  5. Advising Council with respect to its responsibilities and powers under the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995 and recommending to Council on proposed changes to the Act.
  6. Nominating members and Chair of the Nominations Committee of Council.
  7. Providing advice to the Chair of Council on the role of the Chair.
  8. Recommending to Council rules and procedures, including the penalties as prescribed by section 61(1)(h) of the University of Saskatchewan Act,1995, to deal with allegations of academic misconduct on the part of students.
  9. Recommending to Council rules and procedures to deal with appeals by students and former students concerning academic decisions affecting them as provided in section 61 (1) (j) of the University of Saskatchewan Act,1995.