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Executive Committee Terms of Reference

The Senate members of the Executive Committee shall be nominated by the Nominations Committee and elected annually by Senate.

(a) Membership

The Committee shall be composed of:

(i)  The Chancellor;
(ii)  The President or a designate;
(ii)  Two ex officio members of Senate;
(iv) Three appointed members of Senate;
(v)  Three elected members of Senate;
(vi) One student member selected annually by the student members of Senate; and
(vii) The Secretary (non-voting member).

(b) Term

The term of a Senate member on the Committee is one year, renewable annually for up to two additional years, for a maximum of three yearsThe Chancellor and President are members for the duration of their terms.

(c)  Chair

The Chancellor shall serve as Chair and the President shall serve as Vice-Chair.

(d) Duties and Powers

(i)  To determine the agenda for all meetings of Senate.

a.   In determining whether to add to the agenda a motion proposed by a member of Senate pursuant to Section IV 6 of these bylaws, the Executive Committee shall consider the powers of Senate as set out in Section 23 of The University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, as may be amended from time to time.

b.   The Executive Committee may refuse to place said motion on the agenda if it clearly appears that the motion submitted is primarily for the purpose of enforcing a personal claim or redressing a personal grievance against the University, any employee, officer or director of the University, or any body of the University, or primarily for the purpose of promoting causes unrelated to the activities of the University.

(ii)     To appoint task forces or special committees composed of members of Senate with power to investigate and report on matters of interest and concern to Senate.

(iii)    To consider all major reports being submitted to Senate.

(iv)    To consider and report on policy matters relating to the Senate.

(v)     To perform other duties as the Senate may from time to time direct.

(vi)    To recommend to Senate individuals for membership on the various Boards of Examiners for Professional Examinations; and to recommend to Senate on matters of policy with respect to Boards of Examiners, and on the establishment of new Boards of Examiners, when necessary.

(vii)   To act on behalf of Senate in special circumstances to provide approval of honorary degrees.

(viii)  To consult, through the Chancellor and the President with the Chair of the Board of Governors to ascertain the qualifications and qualities most needed by the Board when a vacancy arises, and to consider the name and backgrounds of potential candidates and present nominations to the Nominations Committee.