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Minutes of Council Meetings

Council Meeting
Council Chambers, 15th Floor,
101 Bloor Street West, Toronto
December 4-5, 2014

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 4-5, 2014 in the Council Chambers, 15 th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Conflict of Interest

4. New Business

4.1 Appointment of Southeast Region Full-Time Member (Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.)

5. Public Presentations.

5.1 Music Education and the Qualifications required to teach music - Jim Palmer, OCT
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.)

5.2 OCT Fee Structure - Simon Sutherland, OCT
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.)

6. Minutes

6.1 Meeting, October 1-2, 2014

7. Business Arising

7.1 Governance Committee Implementation Consequential Regulatory Amendments (O. Reg. 293/00)

8. Registrar's Report

8.1 Report

7.2 Financial Report as September 30, 2014

9. Chair's Report

9.1 Report

10. New Business (Continued)

10.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee (Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.)

11. Chair's Report (Continued)

11.1 Report (Continued)

12. Committee Reports.

12.1 Executive Committee.

12.2 Investigation Committee.

13. Presentations of Scholarship Awards.

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

14.1 Finance Committee

14.1.1 Report

14.1.2 2015 Budget

14.2 Investigation Committee

14.3 Discipline Committee

14.4 Fitness to Practise Committee

14.5 Registration Appeals Committee

14.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee

14.7 Accreditation Committee

14.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee

14.9 Human Resources Committee

14.10 Editorial Board

14.11 Election Committee

14.12 Nomination Committee

14.13 Quality Assurance Committee

14.14 Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation

15. Correspondence

16. New Business (Continued)

16.1 Use of Voting Technology at Council Meetings

16.2 TQR Amendments - Condition Completion re Implementation of Enhanced Teacher Education Program

17. Notices of Motion

17.1 College Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Finance Committee Mandate re Audit Committee (Sections 5.02(d & e)

18. Next Meeting(s) of Council

19. Adjournment

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 4-5, 2014 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 1: December 4, 2014

Present : Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Evie Basztyk-Benishek, OCT, (from 1:10 p.m.) Christine Bellini, OCT, Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT,
Shabnum Budhwani, Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Merzak Damou, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT, Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Godwin Ifedi, Allyn Janicki, OCT, Monique Lapalme Arseneault (via teleconference), Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT,
Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Adannaya Nwaogu, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT, Louis Sloan, OCT, Pauline Smart, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT, Wes Vickers, OCT, Ronna Warsh, Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Dobi-Dawn Frenette, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT, Kara Smith, OCT

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk, Douglas McCarthy

Deputation: Jim Palmer, OCT, (from 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm)

Simon Sutherland, OCT, (from 1:30 pm to 1:50 pm)

Guests: Bill Kirkwood, Chair of the Public Interest Committee

Rosalind Maura Michelle McCanny (Scholarship Award Winner)

Stephanie Kathryn Lum (Scholarship Award Winner)

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Michael Kaptein (until 2:30 p.m.), Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Charlie Morrison,
Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

1. Call to Order/Welcome

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

It was noted that Marie-Louise Chartrand and Marc Dubois comprised the Steering Committee.

It was agreed that Council members would claim up to a half day for preparation time.

2. Agenda (GC20141204-103, Revised)

It was noted that the Minister of Education would not be addressing Council.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the December 4-5, 2014 Council meeting be approved.

3. Conflict of Interest

No conflicts were declared.

4. New Business

4.1 Appointment of Southeast Region Full-Time Member (GC20141204-124)
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.).

It was moved by Steering, and
CARRIED,

That Council appoint Evie Basztyk-Benishek, OCT to fill the Council vacancy in the Southeast Region Full-Time position.

The Chair of Council introduced and welcomed Evie Basztyk-Benishek to the meeting. Evie Basztyk-Benishek joined the meeting at that time.

The Chair advised Council members that Dobi-Dawn Frenette's term on Council had been extended for an additional year until December 18, 2015.

The Chair advised that a donation had been made in memory of Maria Bouwmeester's daughter's passing.

The Chair paid tribute to previous Council member Ernie Checkeris who had served on Council from 1999 to 2005. A moment of silence was observed in memory of
Ernie Checkeris.

The Chair advised members that Matthew Kavanagh would be attending the Council reception following the meeting as his surgery had been postponed to the following Monday. Donations raised at the Council meeting would be given to the
Matthew Kavanagh Fund.

5. Public Presentations

5.1 Music Education and the Qualifications required to teach music - Jim Palmer, OCT (GC20141204-129)
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.)

The Chair of Council welcomed Jim Palmer to the meeting. Jim Palmer's PowerPoint presentation was distributed (GC20141204-129).

Jim Palmer spoke on behalf of the Ontario Music Educators' Associates and the Alliance for Music Education about the music qualifications for elementary classroom teachers. He noted that music teachers with extensive training are unrecognized and unprotected and that teachers with little or no training experience in music teach a subject for which they are not qualified. He spoke to the changes that would be required for certified music teachers to be recognized for their qualifications. He noted that other provinces recognized qualified music teachers and urged the College to advocate for those changes.

The Chair of the Standards of Practice noted that her committee and staff would look into this matter.

The Chair thanked Jim Palmer for his presentation to Council.

5.2 OCT Fee Structure - Simon Sutherland, OCT
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.)

Simon Sutherland, OCT spoke to the creation of a new membership fee structure to reflect members who are excluded from running for Council based on their employment status, and to the possibility of changing election eligibility requirements to ensure that all fee paying members have the same right to seek office.

The Chair noted that the Election Committee had reviewed similar requests and would review this request.

The Chair thanked Simon Sutherland for his presentation to Council.

6. Minutes

6.1 Meeting, October 1-2, 2014 (GC20141204-104)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on
October 1-2, 2014 be approved.

7. Business Arising

7.1 Governance Committee Implementation Consequential Regulatory Amendments ( O. Reg. 293/00) (GC20141204-106)

The Registrar noted that with the creation of a Governance Committee and the discontinuation of the Nomination and Election committees effective July 1, 2015, consequential regulatory amendments were required to remove references to the Election Committee in Ontario Regulation 293/00 Election of Council Members.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that Regulation 293/00 Election of Council Members be amended as outlined in document GC20141204-106, effective July 1, 2015.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smart, Pauline

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Warsh, Ronna

 
 

For : 31

Against : 0

Absent: 4

8. Registrar's Report

8.1 Report (GC20141204-107)

The Registrar's Report was received. The Registrar spoke to his report and the addendum to his report and advised that:

· The College would be bringing forward a request to Council at its next meeting in March 2015 recommending that the Minister of Education make additional changes to Regulation 176/10 (Teachers' Qualifications) to facilitate applications from internationally educated applicants who do not hold certification from their respective jurisdictions at the time of application to the College.

· The Ontario Fairness Commissioner had made positive mention of the College's communication strategy practices with its applicants in its annual report entitled "Practices aren't Perfect".

· The report of the summer focus groups which looked at a variety of the College's services including the public and members' awareness of the College, the communications strategy and the College's services would be posted on CouncilNet and that the recommendations in the report would be considered.

· Advances have been made with the Pan Canadian language competency project. Registrars' for Teacher Certification Canada have requested a grant to allow the group to pilot the test using both internationally educated teachers and teachers from faculties of education from across Canada.

· The College is reviewing internally its French language plan to ensure adequate staff with proficiency in the language. In addition, the College will be surveying members and stakeholders about French language services provided by the College. The results of the survey will be posted to CouncilNet and some Council members will be invited to be critical readers for the survey instrument. It was hoped to have the survey launched in January.

· At the request of Council, additional statistics have been added to the Investigation and Hearings information.

7.2 Financial Report as September 30, 2014 (GC20141204-108)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report as at September 30, 2014 was received.

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, spoke to the report.

9. Chair's Report

9.1 Report (GC20141204-109)

The Chair's Report was received. The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report.

The following Council members reported on their professional development opportunities:

· Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert and Liz Papadopoulos spoke about their attendance at the CLEAR (Council on Licensure Enforcement Regulation): 2014 Annual Education Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

· Gale Dores and Liz Papadopoulos spoke about their attendance at the Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators (CNNAR) Regulatory Conference 2014 in Montreal, Quebec.

· Christine Bellini, Jean-Luc Bernard, Monique Chateauvert and
Merzak Damou spoke to their attendance at the College Conference "Inspiring Public Confidence". (Continued on page 7.)

10. New Business (Continued)

10.1 Report of the Public Interest Committee
(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.).

The Presiding Officer welcomed Bill Kirkwood, the Chair of the Public Interest Committee, to Council.

Bill Kirkwood advised that there was no written report at this time. He outlined the five topics the Public Interest Committee wished to pursue as part of its work plan for the 6th Council:

1. Governing in the Public Interest - Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Accountability

2. Ensuring Excellence in the Classroom

3. Review of Accreditation Processes

4. Professional Advisories

5. Professional Development and Currency

He advised that the committee had chosen to begin work on the fifth topic - professional development and currency. He noted that the College was able to track the ongoing professional learning of its members by way of additional qualifications and that this was also part of the College's strategic plan. In addition, he had made arrangements for Gale Dores, Chair of the Standards of Practice Committee, and senior staff to make a presentation to the committee. He noted that the Public Interest Committee had determined that ongoing professional learning was in the public interest.

A question and answer session followed.

The Chair of Council thanked Bill Kirkwood for his report.

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

11. Chair's Report (Continued)

11.1 Report (GC20141204-109) (Continued)

Members continued providing information on their professional learning opportunities:

· Gale Dores, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray spoke about their attendance at the Professional Learning Framework Consultation sponsored by the Standards of Practice Unit.

· Marc Dubois and Louis Sloan spoke about their attendance at the NASDTEC Conference in Rhode Island.

· Monique Lapalme Arseneault spoke about the Conflict Resolution Course she had taken.

12. Committee Reports

12.1 Executive Committee (GC20141204-110)

The report of the Executive Committee was received. The Chair,
Liz Papadopoulos, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

12.2 Investigation Committee (GC20141204-111)

The report of the Investigation Committee was received. The Chair, Terry Price, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

It was moved by Terry Price, Chair of the Investigation Committee, " That Council develop an ongoing professional development process to ensure that members of Council are kept current in matters related to educational and other legislation that impact on their role as members of Council."

It was moved by Liz Papadopoulos, seconded by Marc Dubois, but it was

LOST,

That the above motion be amended by substitution to read:

That staff develop a process to track Council member professional development related to their governance and adjudicative roles and ensure continuity in its delivery to Council.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

 

Janicki, Allyn

 

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

 

Linton, Shanlee

 

Loubert, Myreille

 

Mackie, Mary Lou

 

Nwaogu, Adannaya

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smart, Pauline

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Warsh, Ronna

 
 

For : 0

Against : 31

Absent: 4

It was moved by Ronna Warsh, seconded by Godwin Ifedi, " That the motion be amended as follows: That staff ensure that members of Council are kept current in matters related to education and other legislation that impact on their role as members of Council."

It was moved by Pauline Smart, seconded by Vicki Shannon, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the Investigation Committee motion until the following day.

13. Presentations of Scholarship Award s

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.)

The Chair, Liz Papadopoulos, welcomed the award recipients, Rosalind Maura Michelle McCanny, Stephanie Kathryn Lum and their guests, to the Council meeting. The Chair noted that one of the scholarship award winners: Hélène Monique Lefran ois was not able to attend.

The Chair noted that the Ontario College of Teachers' Scholarship Program recognizes and supports excellence in teacher education by awarding scholarships to prospective teachers whose achievements and characteristics model those values.

The Chair advised that Hélène Monique Lefran ois was the 12th recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education award, a teacher candidate from Ottawa University and advised that a cheque for $2,000 would be sent to her.

The Chair noted the achievements of the 2nd recipient of the Ontario College of Teachers Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship award, a teacher candidate in the consecutive education program at Queen's University, Rosalind Maura Michelle McCanny, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

The Vice-Chair of Council, Marc Dubois, noted the achievements of the 2nd recipient of theOntario College of Teachers Intermediate/Senior Scholarship award, a teacher candidate in the concurrent education program at Ottawa University, Stephanie Kathryn Lum, and presented her with a cheque for $2,000.

Rosalind McCanny and Stephanie Lum addressed and thanked Council for honouring them with the awards.

The meeting recessed at 5:00 p.m.

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on December 4-5, 2014 in the Council Chambers, 15th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Session 2: December 5, 2014

Present : Alexander (Sandy) Bass, OCT, Christine Bellini, OCT, Evie Basztyk-Benishek, OCT Jean-Luc Bernard, OCT, Shabnum Budhwani,
Marie-Louise Chartrand, Monique Châteauvert, Merzak Damou, OCT, Irene Dembek, OCT, Angela De Palma, OCT, Gale Dores, OCT,
Marc Dubois, OCT, (Vice-Chair), Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad,
Dobi-Dawn Frenette (via teleconference), Robert Gagné, Clyde Glasgow, Jacqueline Gray, OCT, Godwin Ifedi, Allyn Janicki (via teleconference), OCT, Monique Lapalme Arseneault (via teleconference),
Shanlee Linton, OCT, Myreille Loubert, OCT, Mary Lou Mackie, OCT, Adannaya Nwaogu, OCT, Liz Papadopoulos, OCT, (Chair), Terry Price, OCT, Vicki Shannon, OCT (via teleconference from 10:55 a.m.),
Louis Sloan, OCT, Pauline Smart, Kara Smith, OCT, Demetri Vacratsis, OCT (via teleconference), Wes Vickers, OCT, Ronna Warsh,
Michael Salvatori, OCT, (Registrar)

Regrets: Stefanie Achkewich, OCT, Matthew Kavanagh, OCT

Presiding

Officers: Lori Lukinuk, Douglas McCarthy

Staff: Kim Bauer, Tan Crombie, Francine Dutrisac, OCT, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, OCT, (Deputy Registrar), Michael Kaptein,
Richard Lewko, Michelle Longlade, OCT, Charlie Morrison,
Linda Zaks-Walker, OCT

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Douglas McCarthy resumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

Evie Basztyk-Benishek requested that Council members observe a moment of silence in memory of the 14 women who had lost their lives 25 years ago in the École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal.

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

14.1 Finance Committee

(Timed Item: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.)

14.1.1 Report (GC20141204-115)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair,
Marie-Louise Chartrand, spoke to the report and responded to questions of the report.

14.1.2 2015 Budget (GC20141204-116)

The Deputy Registrar, Joe Jamieson, reviewed the 2015 Budget with Council members on a page-by-page basis. The Deputy Registrar and Controller responded to questions after each page had been presented.

It was moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee, "That Council approve the 2015 budget as contained in document GC20141205-116 with an unchanged annual membership fee of $150.00."

It was moved by Terry Price, seconded by Shanlee Linton, but it was

LOST,

That line 15 of document GC20141204-116, the public awareness component, be amended from $500,000 to $140,000 and that paid radio, TV (CP24), magazine print and movie theatre-based advertisements be removed from the work plan proposed by staff.

.Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

 

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Bellini, Christine

 

De Palma, Angela

Bernard, Jean-Luc

 

Dores, Gale

Budhwani, Shabnum

 

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Châteauvert, Monique

Gray, Jacqueline

Damou, Merzak

Janicki, Allyn

Dembek, Irene

Linton, Shanlee

Dubois, Marc

Nwaogu, Adannaya

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Papadopoulos, Liz

Gagné, Robert

Price, Terry

Glasgow, Clyde

Sloan, Louis

Ifedi, Godwin

Vacratsis, Demetri

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

Vickers, Wes

Loubert, Myreille

Mackie, Mary Lou

Smart, Pauline

Smith, Kara

Warsh Ronna

 

For : 14

Against : 18

Absent: 3

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2015 budget as contained in document GC20141205-116 with an unchanged annual membership fee of $150.00.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Gray, Jacqueline

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Vickers, Wes

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smart, Pauline

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Warsh, Ronna

 
 

For : 29

Against : 2

Abstain: 1 Absent: 3

Lori Lukinuk assumed the role of Presiding Officer at this time.

14.2 Investigation Committee (GC20141204-111)

Ronna Warsh WITHDREW the following motion without objection: That the motion be amended as follows: That staff ensure that members of Council are kept current in matters related to education and other legislation that impact on their role as members of Council.

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

CARRIED,

That Council develop an ongoing professional development process to ensure that members of Council are kept current in matters related to educational and other legislation that impact on their role as members of Council.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bass, Sandy

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Dubois, Marc

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Gagné, Robert

Châteauvert, Monique

Ifedi, Godwin

Damou, Merzak

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

Dembek, Irene

Smart, Pauline

De Palma, Angela

Smith, Kara

Dores, Gale

Vacratsis, Demetri

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Warsh, Ronna

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Janicki, Allyn

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

   

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 22

Against : 10

Absent: 3

14.3 Discipline Committee (GC20141204-112)

The report of the Discipline Committee was received. The Chair, Robert Gagné, spoke to the report.

14.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20141204-113)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Chair,
Louis Sloan, spoke to the report.

14.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20141204-114)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair,
Marc Dubois, spoke to the report.

14.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee (GC20141204-117)

The report of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee was received. The Chair, Gale Dores, spoke to the report and provided an update on a meeting that had taken place on December 3rd which included a review of the Professional Learning Framework; Inclusive Education Policy Development with Students and Educators and approval of Final Additional Qualification (AQ) Course Guidelines.

14.7 Accreditation Committee

There was no report.

14.8 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report.

14.9 Human Resources Committee (GC20141204-118)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair,
Wes Vickers, spoke to the report and responded to questions.

14.10 Editorial Board (GC20141204-119)

The report of the Editorial Board was received. The Chair, Christine Bellini, spoke to the report.

14.11 Election Committee

There was no report.

14.12 Nomination Committee (GC20141204-120)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received. The Chair, Irene Dembek, spoke to the report.

14.13 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20141204-121)

The report of the Quality Assurance Committee was received. The Chair,
Clyde Glasgow, spoke to the report.

14.14 Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation (GC20141204-122)

The report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Council Member Compensation was received. The Chair, Jacqueline Gray, spoke to the report and responded to questions. She advised that the committee was developing a survey which asked members to document their concerns.

It was noted that the survey results would be available at the March 2015 meeting of Council.

15. Correspondence (GC20141204-123)

The following item of correspondence was received for information:

· Letter to the Minister of Education re: Addressing Council (GC20141204-123)

16. New Business (Continued)

16.1 Use of Voting Technology at Council Meetings
(GC20141204-126)

The Briefing Note on Council Voting was received.

The Director for Corporate and Council Services spoke to the six options described in the Briefing Note.

A question and answer session ensued.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve option 4 as follows:

  • Purchase paperless meeting and agenda management tool software allowing integration of meeting materials and vote tabulation activity into one software tool.
  • Amend College bylaws to require all Council voting to take place via vote tabulation software. Council members can access tabulation software online regardless of location.
  • Amend computer purchase policy to ensure all members acquire a laptop/tablet for use during meetings. Provide back-up computer hardware in the event of failure, damage or loss.

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 

Warsh, Ronna

 
 

For : 32

 

Absent: 3

16.2 TQR Amendments - Condition Completion re Implementation of Enhanced Teacher Education Program (GC20141204-127)

The Registrar and the Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation, Michelle Longlade, spoke to the changes to the College's certification requirements that would be required as a result of enhancements made to programs of professional development which will be in effect on
September 1, 2015 and responded to questions.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that Regulation 176/10, Teachers' Qualifications be amended by addition (underlined) to read as follows:

Part III - Qualifications in subjects listed in
Schedule C

25. (1) The Registrar shall record on a candidate's general certificate of qualification and registration an entry for an additional qualification in a subject listed in Schedule C if the Registrar has satisfactory evidence that the candidate has successfully completed an accredited program leading to the qualification or has a qualification that the Registrar considers to be equivalent to the successful completion of such a program.

(2) Despite subsection (1), if the holder of a certificate granted under subsection 12 (1) completes an accredited program leading to a qualification in a subject listed in Schedule C for the purposes of completing the requirements identified in subsection 12 (3),

(i) the qualification shall not be recorded on the certificate, and

(ii) the completion of the accredited program cannot be used for the purposes of satisfying any requirements set out in section 6.1, section 6.2, or Part III of this regulation

[References to this exception should also be made in subclauses 6.1(3)(f) and 6.2(3)(f)]

Roll Call Vote:

For

Against

 

Bass, Sandy

Basztyk-Benishek, Evie

Bellini, Christine

Bernard, Jean-Luc

Budhwani, Shabnum

Chartrand, Marie-Louise

Châteauvert, Monique

Damou, Merzak

Dembek, Irene

De Palma, Angela

Dores, Gale

Dubois, Marc

Edgar-Webkamigad, Elizabeth

Frenette, Dobi-Dawn

Gagné, Robert

Glasgow, Clyde

Gray, Jacqueline

Ifedi, Godwin

   

Janicki, Allyn

   

Lapalme Arseneault, Monique

   

Linton, Shanlee

   

Loubert, Myreille

   

Mackie, Mary Lou

   

Nwaogu, Adannaya

 

Papadopoulos, Liz

 

Price, Terry

 

Shannon, Vicki

 

Sloan, Louis

 

Smith, Kara

 

Vacratsis, Demetri

 

Vickers, Wes

 
 

For : 31

 

Abstain: 1 Absent:3

17. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes for consideration at the
March 26-27, 2015 Council Meeting:

17.1 College Bylaws - Proposed Amendment to Finance Committee Mandate re Audit Committee
(Sections 5.02(d & e) (GC20141204-115)

Moved by Marie-Louise Chartrand, Chair of the Finance Committee:

That Council approve amendments to the College bylaws by the addition of the following words "and the annual audited financial statements" to section 5.02(d) and the addition of section 5.02 (e) to read:

5.02 (d) The Finance Committee shall monitor and report to Council on the financial activities of the College and shall recommend to Council an annual budget, the appointment of an auditor and the annual audited financial statements.

5.02 (e) The Finance Committee shall also act as the Audit Committee of the College for the purposes of reviewing the annual audit scope, audit fees and audit findings.

18. Next Meeting(s) of Council

  • March 26-27, 2015

19. Adjournment

The Chair noted that it was Pauline Smart's last meeting of Council as her term concluded on January 9, 2015. The Chair thanked Pauline for her contributions to Council and the teaching profession.

The Chair informed members that just under $1,000 had been raised in support of Matthew Kavanagh's operation.

She wished all members and staff a happy holiday.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

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