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Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on September 25-26, 2003 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Committee Reports

5. Business Arising

6. Registrar’s Report

7. Committee Reports (Continued)

8. New Business

9. Committee Reports (Continued)

10. Registrar’s Report (Continued)

11. Committee Reports (Continued)

12. New Business

13. Committee Reports (Continued)

14. Correspondence

15. Notices of Motion

16. Next Regular Meeting

17. Adjournment

Session I:

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Present: Bernard J. Adam, Paul Brazeau, Jackie Breithaupt, Donald Cattani, Ted Coulson, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Patrick Daly, Suzanne De Froy, Pauline Demers, Rosemary Fontaine, Gordon Hough, Nancy Hutcheson, Martin Kings, Marilyn Laframboise (Chair), Diane Leblovic, Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell (from 1:35 p.m.), Harry Mulvale (until 5:15 p.m.), Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt, Patrick Slack, David Somer, Rick Victor, Hilda Watkins, Lila Mae (Lou) Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Present by teleconference: Normand Fortin (intermittent attendance), Larry Mongeon (intermittent attendance)

Presiding Officer: George Merrett

Guests: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Margaret Aubé, Peter Brown, Rosemary Gannon, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan, Charlie Morrison, Lynda Palazzi, Katherin Platt, Shirley Rodricks, 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. He explained the role of the Presiding Officer. He informed Council members that a camera crew would be filming portions of the September 25, 2003 Council meeting in order to provide media outlets with file footage for College related programming.

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

2.Agenda (GC20030925-84)

It was agreed to make the following changes to the agenda:

  • Add New Business item: 8.2 Council and Executive Committee Meeting Dates;
  • Items 6.9 Accreditation Committee Report and 8.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 23 — Accreditation Fees be dealt with immediately following the timed item 5.1 Presentation: College Survey: The State of the Teaching Profession, on Friday, September 26, 2003;
  • Item 6.2 and 6.2.1 Investigation Committee Report and the Supplementary Investigation Committee Report be dealt with immediately following the Accreditation Committee items.
  • Add Business Arising item: 4.1 Corporate Plan.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Agenda for the September 25-26, 2003 Council meeting be approved as amended.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, April 10, 2003 (GC20030925-85)

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Bernard Adam, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the April 10, 2003 Council Meeting be approved.

3.2 In Camera Meeting, April 10, 2003 (GC20030925-87C)

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Jackie Breithaupt, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the in camera session held during a Council meeting on April 10, 2003 be approved.

3.3 Third Inaugural Meeting, May 9, 2003 (GC20030925-88)

It was agreed to correct the record on page 1 under those present to indicate that Lila Mae (Lou) Watson was in attendance, not Lila Mae (Lou) Watkins and to add “by” before Nancy Hutcheson’s name on page 5 under Appointment of Committees.

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the Third Inaugural Council meeting held on May 9, 2003 be approved as corrected.

4. Committee Reports

4.1 Finance Committee (GC20030925-102, -103, -104, -105, 124) (Timed Item: 1:15 p.m.)

The report of the Finance Committee was received. The Chair, Patrick Daly, spoke to the report and made a PowerPoint presentation on the 2004 Budget. He noted that Elizabeth Papadopoulos had been elected Vice-Chair of the committee.

4.1.1 2004 Budget

Copies of the PowerPoint on the 2004 budget presentation were distributed to Council members (GC20030925-124). Members of Council undertook a line-by-line analysis of the 2004 budget of the Ontario College of Teachers. A question and answer session followed the presentation.

It was agreed to note that the 2004 budget was based on 244 staff positions, which included the four positions recommended by the Human Resources Committee (GC20030925-110) and 30% of the 44 additional positions in the Professional Learning Program Unit. It was noted that Professional Learning Program staff would be hired only as required to meet service levels.

It was moved by Pat Daly, Chair, Finance Committee, “That Council approve the 2004 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers with operating revenues and operating expenses of $30,402,000 and capital and deferred charges of $1,475,000.”

It was moved by Harry Mulvale and seconded by Rosemary Fontaine, “That Council postpone consideration of the 2004 budget of the Ontario College of Teachers until the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.”

It was moved by Jackie Breithaupt, seconded by Janet Ouellette, but

LOST,

That the question be put.

David Somer requested a recorded vote.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

 

Jackie Breithaupt

Bernard J. Adam

 

Ernie Checkeris

Paul Brazeau

 

Janet Cornwall

Donald Cattani

 

Patrick Daly

Ted Coulson

 

Suzanne De Froy

Rosemary Fontaine

 

Pauline Demers

Gordon Hough

 

Normand Fortin

Harry Mulvale

 

Nancy Hutcheson

Iain Munro

 

Martin Kings

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

 

Marilyn Laframboise

Hilda Watkins

 

Diane Leblovic

 

 

Elayne McDermid

 

 

Karen Mitchell

 

 

Janet Ouellette

 

 

Jennifer Pitt

 

 

Patrick Slack

 

 

David Somer

 

 

Rick Victor

 

 

Lou Watson

 

 

For: 19

Against: 10

Absent: 1

A vote was taken on the postponement motion, but it was

LOST,

That Council postpone consideration of the 2004 budget of the Ontario College of Teachers until the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.

Roll call vote:

For

Against

 

Bernard J. Adam

Jackie Breithaupt

 

Paul Brazeau

Ernie Checkeris

 

Donald Cattani

Janet Cornwall

 

Ted Coulson

Patrick Daly

 

Suzanne De Froy

Pauline Demers

 

Rosemary Fontaine

Normand Fortin

 

Gordon Hough

Martin Kings  

 

Nancy Hutcheson

Marilyn Laframboise

 

Harry Mulvale

Diane Leblovic

 

Iain Munro

Elayne McDermid

 

Elizabeth Papadopoulos      

Karen Mitchell

 

Jennifer Pitt

Janet Ouellette

 

Hilda Watkins

Patrick Slack

 

 

David Somer

 

 

Rick Victor

 

 

Lou Watson

 

For: 13

Against: 16

Absent: 1

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

CARRIED,

That Council approve the 2004 Budget of the Ontario College of Teachers with operating revenues and operating expenses of $30,402,000 and capital and deferred charges of $1,475,000.

Roll call vote:

For

Against

 

Bernard J. Adam

Harry Mulvale

 

Paul Brazeau

Iain Munro

 

Jackie Breithaupt

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

 

Donald Cattani

Hilda Watkins

 

Ted Coulson

 

 

Ernie Checkeris

 

 

Janet Cornwall

 

 

Patrick Daly

 

 

Suzanne De Froy

 

 

Pauline Demers

 

 

Rosemary Fontaine

 

 

Normand Fortin

 

 

Gordon Hough

 

 

Nancy Hutcheson

 

 

Martin Kings

 

 

Marilyn Laframboise

 

 

Diane Leblovic

 

 

Elayne McDermid

 

 

Karen Mitchell

 

 

Janet Ouellette

 

 

Jennifer Pitt

 

 

Patrick Slack

 

 

David Somer

 

 

Rick Victor

 

 

Lou Watson

 

 

For: 25

Against: 4

Absent: 1

5. Business Arising

5.1 Corporate Plan

It was agreed that the Corporate Plan be an item on the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting agenda.

The meeting recessed at 5:15 p.m.

Session II:

Friday, September 26, 2003

Present: Bernard J. Adam, Paul Brazeau, Jackie Breithaupt, Donald Cattani (until 2:00 p.m.), Ted Coulson, Ernie Checkeris, Janet Cornwall, Suzanne De Froy, Pauline Demers, Rosemary Fontaine, Gordon Hough (until 11:25 a.m.), Nancy Hutcheson, Martin Kings (until 12:30 p.m.), Marilyn Laframboise (Chair), Diane Leblovic, Elayne McDermid, Karen Mitchell, Harry Mulvale, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt, Patrick Slack, David Somer (until 12:30 p.m.), Rick Victor (until 11:25 p.m.), Hilda Watkins, Lila Mae (Lou) Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Patrick Daly, Normand Fortin, Larry Mongeon

Presiding Officer: George Merrett

Guests: Conrad Winn (COMPAS Inc.) (from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m), Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Staff: Peter Alexander, Margaret Aubé, Rosemary Gannon, Myrtle Herzenberg, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan, Charlie Morrison, Lynda Palazzi, Katherin Platt, Shirley Rodricks, Carol Springer

The meeting resumed at 9:05 a.m.

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, read a letter to Council members from former Council member, Pierrette Nadeau.

6. Registrar’s Report

6.1 Presentation: College Survey: The State of the Teaching Profession

The Chair reported that during the month of July the College’s magazine, Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession, conducted a survey of one thousand members in order to gather member perspectives on the state of the teaching profession in Ontario.

Council members were shown television coverage on the member survey.

That Chair stated that the results of the survey would be shared with members, education stakeholders and the provincial government in an effort to promote dialogue.

The Chair introduced Conrad Winn, President and CEO of COMPAS Inc. who made a PowerPoint presentation on the statistical and substantive analysis of the survey. A question and answer session followed the PowerPoint presentation.

Nancy Hutcheson, Vice-Chair, thanked Conrad Winn for his presentation.

7. Committee Reports (Continued)

7.1 Accreditation Committee (GC20030925-109)

The report of the Accreditation Committee was received. The Chair, Rick Victor, spoke to the report and answered questions.

8. New Business

8.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 23 — Accreditation Fees (GC20030925-115, -122)

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson and seconded by Diane Leblovic, “That Council approve the following additions to section 23 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers:

23.11 The application fee for accreditation of programs of professional education be:

  1. $ 7,476.64 for 2003
  2. $ 7,476.64 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

23.12 The renewal fee for application for accreditation of programs of professional education be:

  1. $ 7,476.64 for 2003
  2. $ 7,476.64 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

23.13 The application fee for accreditation of an Additional Qualification listed in Regulation 184/97, including Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) and Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program (SOQP) be:

  1. $ 186.92 for 2004
  2. $ 186.92 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

23.14 The renewal fee for application for accreditation of an Additional Qualification listed in Regulation 184/97, including Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) and Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program (SOQP) be:

  1. $ 186.92 for 2004
  2. $ 186.92 for subsequent years, or as may be amended from time to time by the amendment of these bylaws.

It was moved by Iain Munro and seconded by Bernard Adam, “That Council refer the amendments to the bylaws, section 23. Accreditation Fees (sections 23.11, 23.12, 23.13 and 23.14) to the Finance Committee for further study and report to the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.”

It was moved by David Somer, seconded by Karen Mitchell, and

LOST,

That the question be put.

Don Cattani challenged the Presiding Officer’s ruling on second time speakers. He believed that the Presiding Officer had changed his mind on second time speakers as it related to the mover of the motion. He believed that the Presiding Officer’s decision to not allow further speakers once the mover of the motion had begun speaking for the second time was incorrect because of his change of mind.

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

A vote was taken on the referral motion, but it was

LOST,

That Council refer the amendments to the bylaws, section 23. Accreditation Fees (sections 23.11, 23.12, 23.13 and 23.14) to the Finance Committee for further study and report to the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.

It was moved by Don Cattani, seconded by Elizabeth Papadopoulos, and

CARRIED,

That Council postpone consideration of the amendments to bylaws section 23. Accreditation Fees (23.11, 23.12, 23.13 and 23.14) to the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting and direct the Registrar to consult with the Faculties of Education and report back to the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.

Iain Munro requested a recorded vote.

Recorded vote:

For

Against

 

Bernard J. Adam

Jackie Breithaupt

 

Paul Brazeau 

Janet Cornwall

 

Donald Cattani

Pauline Demers

 

Ted Coulson  

Martin Kings  

 

Ernie Checkeris

Diane Leblovic

 

Suzanne De Froy

Elayne McDermid

 

Rosemary Fontaine

Karen Mitchell

 

Nancy Hutcheson

Janet Ouellette

 

Marilyn Laframboise

Patrick Slack

 

Harry Mulvale

David Somer

 

Iain Munro     

Lou Watson

 

Elizabeth Papadopoulos

 

 

Jennifer Pitt

 

 

Hilda Watkins

 

 

For: 14

Against: 11

Absent: 5

9. Committee Reports (Continued)

9.1 Investigation Committee (GC20030925-92 revised, -93)

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

It was noted that the Investigation Committee Report on the Dispute Resolution Program would be an item on the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting agenda.

10. Registrar’s Report (Continued) (GC20030925-90)

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

He reported that Claire Elizabeth Button was the first recipient of the Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship award for the 2003-2004 year and that she would be invited to the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting to receive her award. She would also be in attendance at the reception at that time.

It was agreed that the Joint Task Force Report (on the Professional Learning Program) of the Ontario Association of Deans in Education and the Ontario Teachers’ Federations be provided to Council members at the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting.

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Diane Leblovic, and

CARRIED,

That Council amend the agenda and immediately consider the following items in this order:

6.1 Executive/Chair’s Report

8.2 Schedule of Council and Executive Committee meeting dates

6.8 Standards of Practice and Education Committee Report

6.11 Human Resources Committee Report.

11. Committee Reports (Continued)

11.1 Executive/Chair’s Report (GC20030925-91)

The report of the Executive Committee/Chair was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report.

The Chair noted that at the previous Executive Committee meeting on September 11-12, 2003 an Ad Hoc Committee had been formed to study and report on the scheduling of Council and Executive Committee meeting dates for the next three years.

It was moved by Nancy Hutcheson, seconded by Diane Leblovic, but

LOST,

That Council approve:

That the Executive Committee meeting date of March 4-5, 2004 be rescheduled to February 12-13, 2004, and that the Council meeting date of March 25-26, 2004 be rescheduled to February 26-27, 2004, and that a teleconference meeting of Council be held on March 25, 2004 to review the audited financial statements.

12. New Business

12.1 Council and Executive Committee Meeting Dates

It was moved by Janet Ouellette, seconded by Harry Mulvale, and

CARRIED,

That Council adopt the practice of setting three year calendars of dates for regular Executive Committee and Council meetings.

It was noted that a report on the scheduling of meetings by the Ad Hoc Committee would be presented to Council members at the December 11-12, 2003 Council meeting. It was also noted that Nancy Hutcheson, Rick Victor, and Lou Watson were members of the Ad Hoc Committee.

13. Committee Reports (Continued)

13.1 Standards of Practice and Education Committee(GC20030925-106)

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

13.1.1 New Teacher Induction Program (GC20030925-107, -108)

It was moved by Diane Leblovic, Chair, Standards of Practice and Education Committee, and

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY,

That Council approve the document New Teacher Induction: Growing Into the Profession (GC20030925-107).

13.2 Human Resources Committee (GC20030925-110, -120)

The report of the Human Resources Committee was received. The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, spoke to the report.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, Chair, Human Resources Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve four new permanent staff positions for 2004, specifically: one client services assistant position in Client Services, two program officer positions in Accreditation and one web analyst position in Information Technology.

13.3 Discipline Committee (GC20030925-94, -95)

The reports of the Discipline Committee were received. The Chair, Bernard J. Adam, spoke to the reports.

13.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20030925-96)

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

13.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20030925-97, -98)

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

13.6 Professional Learning Committee (GC20030925-99, -100, - 101)

The reports of the Professional Learning Committee were received. The Chair, Elayne McDermid, spoke to the report and answered questions.

13.7 Accreditation Appeals Committee

There was no report.

13.8 Editorial Board (GC20030925-111)

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

13.9 Election Committee

There was no report.

13.10 Nomination Committee

There was no report.

13.11 Quality Assurance Committee

There was no report.

13.12 Executive/Chair’s Report (GC20030925-125) (Continued)

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, stated that an Executive/Chair’s supplementary report (GC20030925-125) had been distributed to members of Council. The report noted that the Executive Committee had met on September 25, 2003 to appoint Chairs to Special Committees of Council, as follows:

Marilyn Laframboise, Chair of the Human Resources Committee

Marilyn Laframboise, Chair of the Editorial Board

Gord Hough, Chair of the Election Committee

Nancy Hutcheson, Chair of the Nomination Committee

Paul Brazeau, Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee

14. Correspondence (GC20030925-112, -113, -114, -121, -126)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to Minister of Education re Teacher Qualifying Test and Response from Minister (GC20030925-112)
  • Letter to Deputy Minister of Education re Letters of Permission and Deputy Minister’s Response (GC20030925-113)
  • Letter to Registrar from Pierrette Nadeau and Response from Registrar (GC20030925-114)
  • Email from Emily Noble, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and response from Registrar (GC20030925-121)
  • Letter from Allen Pearson, Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Western Ontario relating to the Accreditation Fee (GC20030925-126)

15. Notices of Motion

15.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 23 — Professional Learning Program Provider Fees Adjustment (GC20030925-114)

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes:

That section 23 of the bylaws of the Ontario College of Teachers be amended by substitution as follows:

23.09 The fee for application for approval as a new provider of professional learning courses be:

  1. $93.46 for 2001 and 2002
  2. $93.46 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws.

23.10 The fee for application for approval of a new professional learning course be:

  1. $23.36 for 2001 and 2002
  2. $23.36 for subsequent years or as may be amended from time to time, by the amendment of these bylaws.

16. Next Regular Meeting

  • December 11-12, 2003

17. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Marilyn A. Laframboise

Signed: Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson

Dated

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