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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 9-10, 2004 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Registrar’s Report

5. Committee Reports

6. Correspondence

7. New Business

8. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

9. Business Arising

10. Address by Minister of Education — The Hon. Gerard Kennedy

11. Business Arising (Continued)

12. New Business (Continued)

13. Notices of Motion

14. Next Regular Meeting

15. Adjournment

Session I:

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Present: Paul Brazeau, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Ted Coulson, Patrick Daly, Suzanne De Froy, Rosemary Fontaine, Normand Fortin Gordon Hough, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair), Martin Kings, Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Anne Marie Levesque, Gail Lilley, Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell (from 1:30 p.m.), Harry Mulvale, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt, Patrick Slack, Jacques Tremblay, Rick Victor (from 1:45 p.m), Anne Vinet-Roy, Hilda Watkins, Don Watson, Lila Mae (Lou) Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Donald Cattani, Bill Matheson

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Guests: Caroline Zayid & David Leonard (McCarthy Tétrault), Joseph W. (Joe) Atkinson (from 4:15 p.m.), Tracy Beck (from 4:35 p.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Rosemary Gannon, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Marisa McCallister, Brian McGowan, Charlie Morrison, Lynda Palazzi, Katherin Platt, Carol Springer

1. Call to Order/Welcome

The Presiding Officer, George Merrett, called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. and welcomed all present.

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, welcomed new Council member, Jacques Tremblay. She informed Council members that Bill Matheson was not well and asked that he be in their thoughts and prayers.

It was noted that Steering was comprised of Nancy Hutcheson and Patrick Daly.

The material to be distributed was noted.

2. Agenda (GC20041209-170)

It was agreed that item 4.1 Responsibility for the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test, immediately follow the timed item 4.2 on Friday, December 10, 2004. It was also agreed to add item 8.6 Laptop Computers for Council Members, and 9.2 Notice of Motion — Release Time for Chair and Vice-Chair, to the agenda.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the December 9-10, 2004 Council meeting be approved as amended.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, September 30-October 1, 2004 (GC20041209-171)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the September 30-October 1, 2004 Council Meeting be approved.

3.2 Special Meeting, October 1, 2004 (GC20041209-173)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on October 1, 2004 be approved.

3.3 Special Meeting, December 2, 2004 (GC20041209-175)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on December 2, 2004 be approved.

4. Registrar’s Report (GC20041209-180)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson, spoke to the report and answered questions.

It was agreed that copies of “Narrowing the Gender Gap: Attracting Men to Teaching” would be distributed to Council members.

It was agreed that a summary representing the number of boards that had attended the 2004 Employer Conferences in Toronto and the Northern areas would be distributed to Council members.

It was agreed to provide Council members with correspondence received from the Ministry of Education relating to Letters of Permission.

It was noted that no accreditation review had occurred at the University of Windsor due to a strike situation at the time of the scheduled review.

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Executive/Chair’s Report (GC20041209-181)

The report of the Executive Committee/Chair was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report and answered questions. She noted that Anne Marie Levesque had been appointed to the Accreditation and Election committees; Gail Lilley to the Fitness to Practise and Election committees; Bill Matheson to the Quality Assurance Committee and Don Watson to the Editorial Board.

The Chair noted that the Executive Committee had reviewed a proposal to produce a CD-ROM that would be distributed to new members to welcome them to the profession in the Spring of 2005.

5.2 Investigation Committee (GC20041209-182, -183)

The reports of the Investigation Committee were received. The Chair, Harry Mulvale, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

5.3 Discipline Committee (GC20041209-184, -185)

The reports of the Discipline Committee were received. The Chair, Ted Coulson, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

5.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20041209-186)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair, Lou Watson, spoke to the report.

5.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20041209-187, -188)

The reports of the Registration Appeals Committee were received. The Chair, Janet Ouellette, spoke to the reports.

5.6 Finance Committee (GC20041209-189)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Patrick Daly, spoke to the report.

5.6.1 Financial Report - November 2004 (GC20041209-190)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended November 30, 2004 was received.

5.6.2 Financial Report - October 2004 (GC20041209-191)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended October 31, 2004 was received.

5.6.3 Facility Sub-committee Report (GC20041209-189, Attachment 1)

The report of the Facilities Sub-committee to the Finance Committee was received. Martin Kings, Chair, Facilities Sub-committee spoke to the report and answered questions.

5.7 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20041209-192)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received, The Chair, Jennifer Pitt, spoke to the report and answered questions.

5.8 Accreditation Committee (GC20041209-193)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Rick Victor, spoke to the report and answered questions. He noted that training sessions would be held in February 2005 for those people who wished to sit on accreditation panels. He also noted that awards with conditions had been imposed on Nipissing University and Charles Sturt University.

5.9 Accreditation Appeal Committee (GC20041209-194, -195)

The reports of the Accreditation Appeal Committee were received. The Chair, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, spoke to the reports and noted that the committee would be meeting the following day to approve Rules of Procedure for an Appeal Hearing.

5.10 Human Resources Committee

There was no report at this time. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, noted that the next meeting of the Human Resources Committee was scheduled to be held on January 27, 2005.

The Registrar noted that the job description for the French Languages Services Co-ordinator would be provided to Council members the following day.

5.11 Editorial Board (GC20041209-196)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report.

5.12 Election Committee

There was no report at this time. The Chair, Gord Hough, advised that the Election Committee would meet on February 8, 2005. He welcomed new Council members, Gail Lilley and Anne Marie Levesque to the committee.

5.13 Nomination Committee (GC20041209-197, -198)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Chair, Nancy Hutcheson, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, Chair, Nomination Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council confirm the appointments of Don Watson (appointed) and Bill Matheson (appointed) to the Standards of Practice and Education Committee.

5.14 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20041209-199)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair, Paul Brazeau, spoke to the report.

6. Correspondence (GC20041209-200, -201, -202, -203, -204, -205, -206, -207)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada re Non-Criminal Screening for Applicants Seeking Membership with the College and Response (GC20041209-200)
  • Letter to Minister of Education from the Chair re the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test (GC20041209-201)
  • Letter from the Chair of Council to the Minister of Education re Council Advice Concerning College Governance (GC20041209-202)
  • Letter from the Chair of Council to the Minister of Education re Lack of Consultation Concerning a Replacement of the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test (GC20041209-203)
  • Letter from the Registrar and the Chair of Council to the Minister of Education re Outstanding Correspondence and Response (GC20041209-204)
  • Letter to the Chair of Council from the President of The Ontario Principals’ Council re Advice on College Governance and Response (GC20041209-205)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the President of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association re College Governance (GC20041209-206)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair re Council Consideration of Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test Regulatory Changes (GC20041209-207)

7. New Business

7.1 Compensation for Council Members (GC20041209-209, -210)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the position of Presiding Officer.

The Executive Co-ordinator, Richard Lewko, spoke to this item and answered questions. He noted that there were currently no processes or procedures in place to implement these recommendations.

It was moved by Steering, “That Council approve:

1. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be granted release time for Council and committee business and that their employers continue to be compensated for replacement costs.

2. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be compensated at the government per diem rate for College-related business that takes place during the evening, weekend or holiday, pursuant to the attached schedule (GC20041209-209, Attachment 1).

3. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees who are retired from a board of education or are unemployed received compensation at the government per diem rate for Council and committee business.

4. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be entitled to no more than one release or per diem in the 24-hour period.

5. That the current preparation time policy be revised to provide up to one day of preparation time for elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees serving on panels for Accreditation, Accreditation Appeal, Registration Appeals and panels of the Investigation Committee.

6. That the Chair of the committee, in consultation with the Registrar, be given the authority to increase the amount of preparation time where additional time is required. Preparation time will be on a one-to-one basis, e.g., 1 day meeting = 1 day preparation time, with no more than one release or per diem in any 24-hour period.”

It was agreed to replace the word “for” with “of the” after the word “panels” and to delete the word “panels of the” before the words “Investigation Committee”, and to replace the word “Committee” with the word “Committees” in point 5 above. These amendments were considered friendly.

It was moved by Rick Victor and seconded by Patrick Daly, and

CARRIED,

That the motion be amended by the addition of item 7 to read:

7. That the Registrar develop procedures to implement the process relating to compensation for Members of Council, Committees and Panels and report to the March 31-April 1, 2005 Council meeting.

These procedures will become effective April 1, 2005.

It was moved by Rosemary Fontaine and seconded by Elizabeth Papadopoulos,

“That item #5 be amended by the addition of “Discipline Pre-Hearings and for regular meetings of Council.”

It was moved by Hilda Watkins, seconded by Paul Brazeau, and

CARRIED,

That the amendment motion be amended by the deletion of the words “Discipline Pre-Hearings”.

A vote was taken on the amendment motion as amended, but it was

LOST,

That item #5 be amended by the addition of “and for regular meetings of Council.”

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Patrick Daly, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put.

A vote was taken on the main motion, as amended, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve:

1. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be granted release time for Council and committee business and that their employers continue to be compensated for replacement costs.

2. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be compensated at the government per diem rate for College-related business that takes place during the evening, weekend or holiday, pursuant to the attached schedule (GC20041209-209, Attachment 1).

3. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees who are retired from a board of education or are unemployed received compensation at the government per diem rate for Council and committee business.

4. That elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees be entitled to no more than one release or per diem in the 24-hour period.

5. That the current preparation time policy be revised to provide up to one day of preparation time for elected members of Council, roster members, members at large, and institutional nominees serving on panels of the Accreditation, Accreditation Appeal, Registration Appeals and Investigation Committees.

6. That the Chair of the committee, in consultation with the Registrar, be given the authority to increase the amount of preparation time where additional time is required. Preparation time will be on a one-to-one basis, e.g., 1 day meeting = 1 day preparation time, with no more than one release or per diem in any 24-hour period.

7. That the Registrar develop procedures to implement the process relating to compensation for Members of Council, Committees and Panels and report to the March 31-April 1, 2005 Council meeting.

These procedures will become effective on April 1, 2005.

8. Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Award

(Timed Item: 4:45 p.m.)

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, welcomed Joe Atkinson and Tracy Beck to the Council meeting.

She stated that the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship, named for the second Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, provided $2,000 to a student accepted into one of Ontario’s consecutive or concurrent programs proceeding to their final year who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and community involvement.

The purpose of the Scholarship is tosupport excellence in teacher education through the awarding of scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist in the education of teachers or those wishing to become teachers.

The Chair noted the achievements of the recipient, a student of the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and declared Tracy Beck the second recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship.

Joseph W. (Joe) Atkinson presented the recipient with the scholarship award.

The meeting recessed at 4:50 p.m.

Session II:

Friday, December 10, 2004

Present: Paul Brazeau, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Ted Coulson, Patrick Daly (until 12:40 p.m.), Suzanne De Froy, Rosemary Fontaine, Gordon Hough, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair), Martin Kings, Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Anne Marie Levesque, Gail Lilley (until 12:40 p.m.), Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell, Harry Mulvale, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt, Patrick Slack, Jacques Tremblay, Rick Victor, Anne Vinet-Roy, Hilda Watkins, Don Watson, Lila Mae (Lou) Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Donald Cattani, Normand Fortin, Bill Matheson

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Guests: Caroline Zayid & David Leonard (McCarthy Tétrault), The Hon. Gerard Kennedy, Minister of Education (from 9:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Nadine Carpenter (until 12:40 p.m.), Rosemary Gannon, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Marisa McCallister, Brian McGowan, Charlie Morrison, Lynda Palazzi, Katherin Platt, Carol Springer

The meeting resumed at 9:05 a.m.

George Merrett assumed the position of Presiding Officer.

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, on behalf of Council, thanked staff for an enjoyable Holiday Season reception.

The Chair noted that she had received notification from the Ministry of Education the previous evening that the Minister of Education wished to address Council this day on the interim measures to be put in place relating to the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda be amended to accommodate the Minister of Education’s address to Council during the meeting.

9. Business Arising

9.1 Ad Hoc Committee Report re Dispute Resolutions Program — External Review (GC20041209-178, -179) Timed Item: 9:05 a.m.

The report of the Ad Hoc Committee established to examine the findings of the External Review of the Dispute Resolution Program was received. The Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee, Harry Mulvale, spoke to the report and answered questions.

10. Address by Minister of Education — Gerard Kennedy

The Chair welcomed the Minister of Education, The Honourable Gerard Kennedy, who addressed Council on the teacher qualifying test and requested Council’s consideration of interim measures for the test requirements. The Minister of Education stated that he believed Council would need to meet prior to the scheduled March 31 —April 1, 2005 meeting to consider the proposed changes to the regulation. A question and answer session followed his address. The Chair thanked the Minister of Education for his address to Council.

11. Business Arising (Continued)

11.1 Ad Hoc Committee Report re Dispute Resolutions Program — External Review (GC20041209-178, -179) (Continued)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the position of presiding officer.

A question and answer session on the report continued.

The Registrar assured Council members that he had instructed staff of the Investigation and Hearings Department that when members of the public brought forward allegations of sexual misconduct or sexual abuse that Dispute Resolution would not be used.

It was moved by Steering, “Based on the report of the External Review of the use of the Dispute Resolution Program at the Ontario College of Teachers to resolve complaints of sexual abuse by Lisa Feld, May 19, 2004, That Council endorse the continued use of the Dispute Resolution program including its use to resolve Registrar’s complaints as it relates to matters of sexual abuse as defined in section 1 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996.”

It was moved by Karen Mitchell, seconded by Rick Victor, but

LOST,

That Council amend the motion to include the words “complaints that originate as” after the word “resolve” to read as follows:

Based on the report of the External Review of the use of the Dispute Resolution Program at the Ontario College of Teachers to resolve complaints of sexual abuse by Lisa Feld, May 19, 2004,

That Council endorse the continued use of the Dispute Resolution program including its use to resolve complaints that originate as Registrar’s complaints as it relates to matters of sexual abuse as defined in section 1 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and it was

CARRIED,

Based on the report of the External Review of the use of the Dispute Resolution Program at the Ontario College of Teachers to resolve complaints of sexual abuse by Lisa Feld, May 19, 2004,

That Council endorse the continued use of the Dispute Resolution program including its use to resolve Registrar’s complaints as it relates to matters of sexual abuse as defined in section 1 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996.

It was moved by Harry Mulvale, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee, “That Council approve the following recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Dispute Resolution:

  1. That the College regularly deliver information sessions focussing on the definition and continuum of complaint disposition processes for representatives of educational stakeholders, including the Council, affiliates, legal counsel, principals, supervisory officers, directors, and faculties of education.
  2. That the College publish an article in Professionally Speaking / Pour parler profession in 2005, outlining the definition and continuum of complaint disposition processes.
  3. That the College develop a brochure outlining the established criteria to be considered for readmission to the College following cancellation or revocation of a member’s certificate of qualification and registration.
  4. That the College recommend that the Investigation and Discipline Committees develop a guide regarding publication of individual complaint matters resolved through a ratified Memorandum of Agreement to be included in the binder of protocols.”

It was agreed to substitute the word “Council” for “the College” in point 4 as a friendly amendment.

It was moved by Rick Victor and seconded by Jacques Tremblay, “That the “Dispute Resolution Program” be retitled the “Allegation of Professional Misconduct Resolution Program”.

The Presiding Officer, Douglas McCarthy, ruled the motion out of order.

Rick Victor challenged the ruling of the Presiding Officer and stated that he had been misguided by being informed that he could put forward the motion at this time.

A vote was taken, and the ruling of the Presiding Officer was upheld.

A vote was taken on the main motion, and it was

CARRIED,

That Council approve the following recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Dispute Resolution:

  1. That the College regularly deliver information sessions focussing on the definition and continuum of complaint disposition processes for representatives of educational stakeholders, including the Council, affiliates, legal counsel, principals, supervisory officers, directors, and faculties of education.
  2. That the College publish an article in Professionally Speaking / Pour parler profession in 2005, outlining the definition and continuum of complaint disposition processes.
  3. That the College develop a brochure outlining the established criteria to be considered for readmission to the College following cancellation or revocation of a member’s certificate of qualification and registration.
  4. That Council recommend that the Investigation and Discipline Committees develop a guide regarding publication of individual complaint matters resolved through a ratified Memorandum of Agreement to be included in the binder of protocols.

11.2 Responsibility for the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test (GC20041209-177, -230)

Copies of Teacher Excellence — Unlocking Student Potential Through Continuing Professional Development dated August 16, 2004, a Ministry of Education Partnership Table discussion paper (GC20041209-230) was distributed to Council members.

It was moved by Suzanne De Froy, seconded by Nancy Hutcheson, and

CARRIED,

That Council move into Committee of the Whole for 10 minutes to discuss the issue of the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test and the letter sent by the Minister of Education dated November 23, 2004 to teacher candidates re the OTQT.

Council moved into Committee of the Whole at 12 noon and

Council moved out of Committee of the Whole at 12:10 p.m.

The Presiding Officer reported that the following recommendation had been approved during the Committee of the Whole and recommended to Council.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve holding a Special Meeting of Council to discuss the issue of the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test and the letter sent by the Minister of Education dated November 23, 2004 to teacher candidates re the OTQT.

It was moved by Suzanne De Froy, seconded by Iain Munro, but

WITHDRAWN,

That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that the design and implementation of the Ontario Teacher Qualifying Test for graduates of accredited Faculties of Education be assigned to the accredited Faculties of Education.

12. New Business (Continued)

12.1 Bylaw Amendment — Section 5 Standing Committees(GC20041209-211, -212)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by deleting the words “for a term of one (1) year renewable” and replacing them with the words “until the first meeting of the next Council” to read:

5.15 A person appointed to a standing committee shall be a member of the committee until the first meeting of the next Council.

12.2 Bylaw Amendment — Section 23 — Accreditation Appeal Fees (GC20041209-213, -214)

It was moved by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Chair, Accreditation Appeal Committee, and

CARRIED,

That section 23 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by addition to include the following:

23.15 Accreditation Appeal Fees

(a) A provider of a program of professional education or a program of additional qualification who submits a Notice of Appeal under subsection 41(1) of Ontario Regulation 347/02 shall pay an appeal fee in an amount:

(i) equal to the fee paid by the provider for the accreditation of that program, and

(ii) in the case of a program of professional education that

(A) was denied accreditation, or

(B) was granted accreditation with conditions, or

(C) had its accreditation revoked,

and where the provider has requested a hearing, the appeal fee shall include an additional amount of $25,000 plus $1,750 GST for 2004, and for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

(b) Fees must be paid in full by the provider to the College at the time of application for appeal.

(c)

(i) Refunds under this subsection must be paid by the College to the provider at the time of the decision of the accreditation appeal.

(ii) In the case of an appeal of a program of professional education, the College shall refund fees to the provider where the cost of the site visit and/or panel review for the appeal was less than that required for the original accreditation.

(iii) In the event of a successful appeal the College shall refund the appeal fee charged to the provider in the following cases:

(A) where an accreditation decision to deny accreditation is appealed, and the appeal results in the granting or confirming of accreditation,

(B) where an accreditation decision to deny accreditation is appealed, and the appeal results in the granting or confirming of accreditation, with one or more conditions,

(C) where an accreditation decision to grant accreditation with one or more conditions is appealed, and the appeal results in the removal of all conditions.

12.3 Bylaw Amendment — Section 23 — Accreditation Fees for Additions to Programs of Professional Education(GC20041209-215, -216)

It was moved by Rick Victor, Chair, Accreditation Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the following amendment to Section 23.11 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers by the addition of the words “and additions to programs of professional education” as follows:

23.11 That the application fee for the initial accreditation of programs of professional education and additions to programs of professional education be based on a one-time travel cost of $218.69 plus $15.31 GST per person, and a daily per diem of $210.28 plus $14.72 GST per person for the number of days needed to conduct a review, and that the application fees as set out in this bylaw be for September 2004, and for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

12.4 Bylaw Amendment — Section 23 — Professional Learning Program, Course and Provider Fees (GC20041209-217, -218)

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Jennifer Pitt, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the following motion to the March 31-April 1, 2005 Council Meeting:

That Council approve that section 23 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by the deletion of subsections 23.09 and 23.10 and that the remaining subsections of section 23 be renumbered accordingly.

12.5 Laptop Computers for Council Members

It was moved by Paul Brazeau and seconded by Martin Kings, “That each Council member be provided with a laptop computer.”

It was agreed to add, “if requested” at the end of the sentence, as a friendly amendment.

It was moved by Harry Mulvale, seconded by Patrick Daly, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the following motion to the Registrar for report to the March 31-April 1, 2005 Council Meeting:

That each Council member be provided with a laptop computer if requested.

13. Notices of Motion

The following notices of motions were read into the Minutes for consideration at the March 31 — April 1, 2005 Council Meeting:

13.1 Bylaw Amendment — Section 2 — Visual Identity (GC20041209-219)

Moved by Steering

That section 2 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution and addition to include the following:

2.03 The visual identity of the College shall be depicted by the College’s icon and wordmark as set out below:

College Visual Identity

2.04 The Registrar shall establish guidelines for the use of the visual identity. Any use of the visual identity other than in accordance with such guidelines require the prior written approval of the Registrar.

2.05 Any use of the College’s visual identity by a person other than the College requires the prior written consent of the Registrar.

13.2 Release Time — Chair and Vice-Chair of Council

Moved by Gord Hough

That effective September 2005 the Chair of Council be granted full-time release for Council and committee business and further that the Vice-Chair of Council be granted a minimum of half-time release for Council and committee business and that, in both situations, their employers be compensated by the College for replacement costs.

13.3 Use of College’s Icon and Wordmark Protocol

Moved by Hilda Watkins and seconded by Harry Mulvale

That a protocol be established regarding the use of the College’s icon and wordmark on all documents and literature.

13.4 Renaming Dispute Resolution Program

Moved by Rick Victor and seconded by Jacques Tremblay

That the “Dispute Resolution Program” be retitled the “Allegation of Professional Misconduct Resolution Program.”

14. Next Regular Meeting

  • March 31-April 1, 2005

Council members were advised that a Special Meeting of Council would be called in early February to address regulatory changes regarding initial teacher assessment.

It was also noted that a Special Meeting of the Executive Committee would need to be called prior to the Special Council Meeting.

The following materials were distributed to Council members:

  • Maintaining, Ensuring and Demonstrating Competency in the Teaching Profession (GC20041209-223) (Section containing the 13 recommendations adopted as advice to the Minister of Education by Council at its meeting of April 10, 2000, in response to the request from the Minister of Education re a Teacher Testing Program)
  • Summary of Boards/Others Represented — 2004 Employer Conferences (Toronto and Northern) (GC20041209-224)
  • French Language Services Co-ordinator (GC20041209-225)
  • Letter from the Ministry of Education (Paul de Sadeleer) re Letters of Permission as of August 31, 2004 (GC20041209-226)
  • Narrowing the Gender Gap: Attracting Men to Teaching (GC20041209-227)
  • Ontario College of Teachers Member’s Handbook 2005 (GC20041209-228)
  • Ontario College of Teachers Leadership Excellence Responsibility (GC20041209-229)

15. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Marilyn Laframboise

Signed: Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson

Dated:

Dated:

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