Planning and Priorities Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Membership
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 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 President's designate on Aboriginal matters

Administrative Support
The Office of the University Secretary

The Planning and Priorities Committee of Council is responsible for:

  1. Conducting and reporting to Council on university-wide planning and review activities in consultation with the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
  2. Evaluating College and Unit plans and reporting the conclusions of those evaluations to Council.
  3. Recommending to Council on academic priorities for the University .
  4. Recommending to Council on outreach and engagement priorities for the University.
  5. Seeking advice from other Council committees to facilitate university-wide academic planning.
  6. 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.
  7. Balancing academic and fiscal concerns in forming its recommendations.
  8. Providing advice to the President on budgetary implications of the Operations Forecast and reporting to Council.
  9. Considering the main elements of the Operating Budget and the Capital Budget and reporting to Council.
  10. 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.
  11. Integrating and recommending to Council on matters referred to it from other Council committees.
  12. 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.

Membership

 Membership 2018-19

Council Members

Dirk de Boer (chair)

Geography and Planning

2019

Andrew Grosvenor

Chemistry

2021

Lynn Lemisko

Educational Foundations

2021

Darrell Mousseau

Psychiatry

2020

Peter Phillips

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

2019

Louise Racine

Nursing

2020

Ken Wilson

Biology

2021 (second term)

General Academic Assembly Members

Angela Bedard-Haughn

Soil Science

2020

Maxym Chaban

Economics

2020

Marie Lovrod

English

2021

Norman Sheehan

Accounting

2019

Dean

Keith Willoughby

Dean, Edwards School of Business

2020

Sessional Lecturer

Meera Kachroo

Linguistics and Religous Studies

2019

Other Members

Tony Vannelli

Provost and Vice-President Academic (ex officio)

Kevin Schneider

(VP Research representative) Interm Associate Vice-President Research (ex officio)

Greg Fowler

VP Finance and Resources (ex officio)

Jacqueline Ottmann

Vice-Provost Indigneous Engagement (ex officio)

Brent Kobes

USSU designate

Naheda Sahtout

GSA designate

Resource Members

John Rigby

Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment

Jacquie Thomarat

Director, Resource Allocation and Planning, IPA

Troy Harkot

Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Shari Baraniuk

Chief Information Officer (CIO) and AVP,  Information and Communciations Technoloogy

Sandra Calver

Committee Secretary, Office of the University Secretary

Capital & Finance Subcommittee

Capital and Finance Subcommittee

Membership

Dirk de Boer, Chair
Lisa Kalynchuk
Susan Whiting
Joel Bruneau
Ralph Deters
Karen Lawson
Leslie Walter

Resource Members:

Jacquie Thomarat
John Rigby
Bryan Bilokreli
Shari Baraniuk
Colin Tennent
Colleen MacDonald*
Andrew Manovich
Tiffany Lepage*

*to attend as guests and a resource at the discretion of their reporting Director of AVP

Centres Subcommittee

Centres Subcommittee

Subcommittee Membership July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

CENTRES SUBCOMMITTEE

Chair
Dirk de Boer              Geography and Planning     Chair of the Planning and Priorities
Members
Ken Wilson                            Biology                       PPC representative
TBD                                                                            PPC representative
TBD                                                                            RSAW representative
John Gordon                          Medicine                     RSAW representative
TBD                                                                            APC representative
Karsten Liber                         Vice-President Research-Toxicology Centre, representing centres
TBD                                        Designate of the Provost
Piya Sen                                 Financial Services Division - Budget and Special Projects, designate of the Vice-President Finance and Resources
Laura Zink                             Director, Special Projects, designate of the Vice President Research
Troy Harkot                           Institutional Planning and Assessment, Dept. of Information and Communications Technology
 
Resource Members
Secretary: Sandra Calver, Associate Secretary, Academic Governance

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.