Academic Affairs Committee Charter
Name of Committee:
Academic Affairs Committee
Name of Committee Sponsor:
Board of Governors
The purpose of the Academic Affairs Committee is to advise the Board of Mount Royal University regarding relevant matters bearing on the quality and reputation of the institution’s academic programs and research activities, educational expectations and challenges faced by the University, strategic direction, academic plans and budgets, and faculty positions and personnel policies.
The Committee respects the authority of the General Faculties Council to make decisions with respect to academic policies and academic matters, but may be required to endorse such decisions, if subject to Board approval.
The Committee has the authority to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Governors.
The Academic Affairs Committee shall consist of:
Term of Office:
The term of office for all members of the committee shall be one year, ending on the date of the Board’s first regular meeting in the academic year.
The quorum shall consist of a simple majority of members.
The Committee shall meet at the call of the chair and strive to operate by consensus rather than by majority rule. The Committee may establish procedures and policies for the conduct of its meetings, including preparation of agendas and recording of minutes as determined by the Committee from time to time.
The principal responsibility of the Academic Affairs Committee is to advise and make recommendations to the Board of Governors on matters which pertain to academic affairs that fall within the purview of the Board, including but not limited to:
The Academic Affairs Committee will consider recommendations from the General Faculties Council prior to making a recommendation to the Board on the following matters:
The Executive/Board Support office will provide administrative support. The Executive Assistant to the President shall serve as a resource and the Board Secretary will serve as recording secretary for this Committee. Budget to cover meeting expenses, photocopying and other related activities will be housed in the Executive/Board Support office.
The records of the Committee’s decisions shall be maintained by the Executive/Board Support office in the form of correspondence related to those decisions, legal documents, and/or minutes of meetings as appropriate.
This is a standing committee of the Board of Governors.