University Faculty Council
Excerpt from Senate By-Laws & Regulations
The University Faculty Council shall consist of all full-time faculty of the University, the University Librarian and all librarian members of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988, and all part-time contract academic staff of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the certificate of the Labour Relations Board, number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001. The Vice-President: Academic shall be the presiding officer. The University Faculty Council shall elect members to the Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee and other committees so specified in the Collective Agreement. This faculty council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.
Composition and Operating Procedures
Chairperson - Provost & Vice-President: Academic
Membership - All full-time faculty (excluding Waterloo Lutheran Seminary), the university librarian, and all librarian members of the bargaining unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988 and, all part-time contract academic staff (CAS) members of the bargaining unit as defined by Ontario Labour Relations Board certificate number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001.
Screening Committee of seven persons to set dates of meetings and agendas.
Nominations Committee of seven persons to propose nominations for all council committees, Faculty-at-large members on the Board of Governors, Faculty-at-large members on the Senate, faculty representatives on the Promotion and Tenure Committee in accordance with By-law No. 1, and faculty or librarian members on other committees as required by the provisions of the WLU-WLUFA Collective Agreement.
The University Faculty Council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.
The council shall be called by the chairperson or upon the written request of at least fifteen members of council who shall state the purpose of the call in the written notice. In the latter case, the meeting is to be held within ten working days of the date of the call.
Two dates during the year on which meetings of the council might be held, if there were agenda items, will be designated.
Report of the UFC Nominating Committee
For each committee, the name is linked to the membership and mandate. Also included is the approximate number of meetings per year.
Nominations remain open to fill vacancies until Sept. 2nd, 2016 at 4:30 pm.
Required are 2 faculty members:
1 from Faculty of Liberal Arts, to June 30th, 2017
1 from Faculty of Science, to June 30th, 2018
Dean, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Search Committee (Search to commence in Fall 2016)
Required is one Faculty Member:
1 tenured Faculty Members, elected by the University Faculty Council:
· eligible Faculties: Business & Economics, Human & Social Sciences, Liberal Arts or Social Work; with not more than one from any Faculty
· with at least one representative from the Brantford campus*
*To meet the requirements as per the Collective Agreement (11.2.5(e)(vi)) and the Board of Governors Approved Procedures for Searches & Reviews of Senior Administrators
Nominations are now closed. The following individuals are acclaimed to their positions. Congratulations!
Senate Academic Planning Committee
· Donna Kostopoulos (Education) to June 30th, 2017
Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee
Alternates – to August 31st, 2018:
· Si Li (Business & Economics)
Copyright Advisory Committee
To June 30th, 2017
· Kofi Barimah (Human & Social Sciences)
Dean, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Search Committee
· Lisa Keeping (Business & Economics)
Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning Search Committee
· Julie Mueller (Education)
Matthew Thomas - Library
Vacant - Faculty of Liberal Arts
Andrew Welsh - Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Justin Smith - School of Business and Economics
Abdelfettah Elkchirid - Faculty of Social Work
Julie Mueller - Faculty of Education
Margaret Walton-Roberts - Faculty of Arts
Vacant - Faculty of Science
Kirsten Yri - Faculty of Music
Melissa Heaman (Administrative support, Provost's Office)