Planning and Priorities Committee
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
Eleven members of the General Academic Assembly, at least six of whom will be elected members of Council, normally one of whom will be chair. At least one member from the General Academic Assembly with some expertise in financial analysis will be nominated.
One Dean appointed by the Council
One undergraduate student appointed by the U.S.S.U.
One graduate student appointed by the G.S.A.
One sessional lecturer
Ex Officio Members
The Provost & Vice-president Academic or designate
The Vice-president (Finance & Resources) or designate
The Vice-president (Research) or designate
The Vice-president (University Advancement) or designate (non-voting member)
The President (non-voting member)
The Chair of Council (non-voting member)
Resource Personnel (Non-voting members)
The Assistant Provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment
The Director of Budget, Planning and Strategy
The Director of Integrated Facilities Planning
The Associate Vice-president, Facilities Management Division
The Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-president Information and Communications Technology
The Special Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Initiatives
The Office of the University Secretary
The Planning and Priorities Committee of Council is responsible for:
- Conducting and reporting to Council on university-wide planning and review activities in consultation with the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
- Evaluating College and Unit plans and reporting the conclusions of those evaluations to Council.
- Recommending to Council on academic priorities for the University .
- Recommending to Council on outreach and engagement priorities for the University.
- Seeking advice from other Council committees to facilitate university-wide academic planning.
- Recommending to Council on the establishment, disestablishment or amalgamation of any college, school, department or any unit responsible for the administration of an academic program, with the advice of the Academic Programs Committee.
- Balancing academic and fiscal concerns in forming its recommendations.
- Providing advice to the President on budgetary implications of the Operations Forecast and reporting to Council.
- Considering the main elements of the Operating Budget and the Capital Budget and reporting to Council.
- Advising the Academic Programs Committee on the fit with University priorities and the general budgetary appropriateness of proposals for new academic programs and program deletions.
- Integrating and recommending to Council on matters referred to it from other Council committees.
- Advising the President and senior executive on operating and capital budgetary matters, including infrastructure and space allocation issues, referred from time to time by the President, providing the advice is not inconsistent with the policies of Council. The Planning and Priorities Committee will report to Council on the general nature of the advice and, where practicable, obtain the guidance of Council. However, the Committee need not disclose to Council matters the disclosure of which would be inimical to the interests of the University.
The President and the Chair of Council are also ex-officio non-voting members of all University Council committees.
Reports to University Council
Request for Input - Policy for Medical Faculty
Report for Information - Report on the Work of the Enrolment Subcommittee
Request for Decision - Respiratory Research Centre in the College of Medicine
Report for Information - 2017-2018 Operations Forecast
Request for Decision - Vision, Mission and Values of the University of Saskatchewan
Report for Information - Report on University Lands Capital Projects
PPC December 2014 Request for Decision: Name change for Department of Religion and Culture
PPC October 2014 Item for Information: Motions from Council members: Report from the planning and priorities committee
PPC September 2014 Item for Information: 2015-16 Operations Forecast
Capital & Finance Subcommittee
Capital and Finance Subcommittee
Dirk de Boer, Chair
Resource Members:Jacquie Thomarat
Subcommittee Membership, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016Members:ChairDirk de Boer, Department of Geography and Planning, Chair of the Planning and Priorities CommitteeMembers:Ken Wilson, Biology, Planning and Priorities Committee representativeCatherine Niu, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Planning and Priorities Committee representativeHector Caruncho, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work committee representativeJohn Gordon, Medicine, Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work committee representativeJordan Robertson (student), Edwards School of Business, Academic Programs Committee representativeKarsten Liber, Vice-President Research - Toxicology Centre, representing centresBryan Bilokreli, Director, Director, Capital Planning, designate of the ProvostPiya Sen, Financial Services Division - FSD - Budget and Special Projects, designate of the Vice-President Finance and ResourcesLaura Zink, Director, Special Projects, designate of the Vice-President ResearchTroy Harkot, Institutional Planning and Assessment, Department of Information and Communications TechnologySandra Calver, Associate Secretary, Academic Governance (committee secretary)
Terms of reference
(from Section 8, Policy on Centres, as approved by Council December 2003)
A standing Subcommittee on Centres will be created.
• To facilitate the creation of new centres
• To monitor adherence to the Policy
• To develop and review the Policy and Guidelines
• To oversee the disestablishment of centres
• To maintain a list of active centres
Membership on this Subcommittee will be drawn from the Planning & Priorities and Research, Scholarly & Artistic Work Committees of Council, the Offices of the three Vice-Presidents and will be supported by the University Secretary’s Office. The Subcommittee will report to Council through the Planning & Priorities Committee.