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Minutes of Council Meetings

Minutes of the Council Meeting of the Ontario College of Teachers held on March 30-31, 2006 in the Council Chambers, 6th Floor, 121 Bloor Street East, Toronto

Table of Contents

1. Call to Order/Welcome

2. Agenda

3. Minutes

4. Council New Business

5. Committee Reports

6. Council New Business (Continued)

7. Business Arising

8. Committee Reports (Continued)

9. New Business

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

11. Council New Business

12 Business Arising

13. Registrar’s Report

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

15. Notices of Motion

16. Committee Reports (Continued)

17. Correspondence

18. New Business (Continued)

19. Next Meetings of Council

20. Adjournment

Session 1

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Present: Danny Anckle (from 3:15 p.m.), Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Donald Cattani, Ted Coulson, Suzanne De Froy (from 1:15 p.m.), Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Normand Fortin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair), Andrew Kane, Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Anne Marie Levesque, Gail Lilley, Lynne Mastin, Bill Matheson, Iain Munro, Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Jennifer Pitt (from 2:15 p.m.), Howard Ramcharan, Amin Saab, Patrick Slack, Pauline Smart, Jacques Tremblay, Anne Vinet-Roy, Eileen Walker, Hilda Watkins, Don Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Legal Counsel: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Guests: John Dalla Costa (from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), Melinda Head (from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Norm Simon (from 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Myrtle Herzenberg, Joe Jamieson, Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz, Michael Salvatori

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 Presiding Officer noted the revisions to the Agenda and the materials to be distributed.

It was noted that Steering was comprised of Nancy Hutcheson and Gail Lilley.

The Chair, Marilyn Laframboise, noted that newly appointed Council member, Danny Anckle would be joining the meeting after the scheduled break.

2. Agenda (GC20060330-1, Revised)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the revised Agenda for the March 30-31, 2006 Council meeting be approved.

3. Minutes

3.1 Meeting, December 8-9, 2005 (GC20060330-2)

It was moved by Steering, and

CARRIED,

That the Minutes of the December 8-9, 2005 Council Meeting be approved.

4. Council New Business

4.1 Update of Bill 78, An Act to amend the Education Act, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, and certain other statues relating to education (GC20060330-44, -45, -45C) (Timed Item: 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006)

The Chair provided Council members with a historical overview from March 2004 when the Minister of Education noted his intention to revitalize the College.

She noted that at the October 20, 2005 meeting, Council agreed to the Minister’s proposal to extend the term of this Council by six months to November 8, 2006 in order to allow the Ministry to make the necessary legislative changes to the Election Regulation (O. Reg. 293/00).

She advised Council members that on March 24, 2006, the Minister had written to her requesting that the College make amendments to Ontario regulations 293/00 (Election of Council Members) and 72/97 (General) made under the Ontario College of Teachers Act by May of this year. The Minister’s request included reference to specific sections of each regulation that required amendment.

She further advised members that the Council Chair and the Registrar had initiated consultations with the Minister and senior ministry staff on March 27, 2006 in an attempt to obtain further clarification on the various regulatory amendments identified by the Minister.

The Chair informed Council members that a discussion on this matter would take place the following day and that only questions of clarification should be asked at this session.

The Deputy Registrar provided Council members with an analysis of Bill 78, Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Students Performance), 2006 (GC20060330-44, attachments 1 and 2). A question and answer session followed.

The Deputy Registrar then reviewed the letter to the Chair of Council from the Minister of Education re the introduction of Bill 78, the proposed Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Students Performance), 2006 (GC20060330-45, -45C) in which he outlined directions for regulatory amendments. He informed Council members that it was the Minister’s intention to have Bill 78 receive Royal Assent by the beginning of June. The notice of election and call for nomination would be included in the special election issue of Professionally Speaking/Pour parler profession in June.

The Deputy Registrar then addressed the authority of the Minister under section 12 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act (GC20060330-44, attachment 3).

5. Committee Reports

5.1 Report of the Election Committee (GC20060330-26)

The report of the Election Committee was received. The Chair, Gord Hough, spoke to the report and answered questions. He noted the impact of the Minister’s introduction of Bill 78 on the election process and schedule. He drew Council member’s attention to the previously approved and revised election schedules, and noted that the revised election schedule may be subject to further revisions dependent upon the legislative timetable for Bill 78 in the Legislature.

6. Council New Business (Continued)

6.1 Update of Bill 78, An Act to amend the Education Act, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, and certain other statues relating to education (GC20060330--45C,) (Continued) (Timed Item: 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006)

The Deputy Registrar spoke to the attachment to the Minister’s letter of March 2006: Required Amendments to O. Reg. 293/00 — Election of Council Members and O. Reg. 72/97 — General, and noted the ten components of the document.

7. Business Arising

7.1 Report re Campaign to Promote Greater Public Respect for the Teaching Profession (GC20060330-4, 4C, -46) (Timed Item: 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006)

Douglas McCarthy assumed the position of Presiding Officer.

The Chair introduced new Council member, Danny Anckle, and welcomed him to the meeting.

The Registrar introduced John Dalla Costa, Melinda Head and Norm Simon.

Norm Simon, Melinda Head and John Dalla Costa made a PowerPoint presentation on Promoting Greater Public Respect for the Teaching Profession.

A question and answer session followed.

The Chair, on behalf of Council, thanked the presenters for their report and presentation.

The presenters left the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

The Chair noted that the Executive Committee had made a number of recommendations at its special meeting the previous day that were outlined in the Executive Committee Review memo (GC20060330-46).

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Nancy Hutcheson, and

CARRIED,

That the following motion be considered at this time:

That Council approve the following activities as a first step towards the development of a campaign to promote greater public respect for the teaching profession

  1. That our consultants (Norm Simon and John Dalla Costa) report to Council in June, 2006 with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.

  2. That a copy of the paper Promoting Greater Public Respect for the Teaching Profession be provided to the Minister of Education for review and comment.

  3. That College staff incorporate the key elements contained in the February 22nd report on the promotion of greater public respect for the teaching profession into planned revisions of College communication products such as brochures, speaking notes and direct mail.

Elizabeth Papadopoulos requested that the motion be split so that each of the three parts be considered separately.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, Chair of the Executive Committee, “That Council approve: That our consultants (Norm Simon and John Dalla Costa) report to Council in June, 2006 with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.”

It was moved by Rosemary Fontaine, seconded by Don Cattani, and

CARRIED,

That Council table the following motion to recess for a reception:

That our consultants (Norm Simon and John Dalla Costa) report to Council in June, 2006 with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.

The meeting recessed at 5:30 p.m.

Session 2

Friday, March 31, 2006

Present: Danny Anckle, Gabrielle Blais, Paul Brazeau, Donald Cattani (until 12:00 p.m. and from 1:05 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.), Ted Coulson, Suzanne De Froy, Rosemary Fontaine, Nick Forte, Normand Fortin, Gordon Hough, Garry Humphreys, Nancy Hutcheson (Vice-Chair) (until 2:35 p.m.), Andrew Kane (until 2:00 p.m.), Marilyn A. Laframboise (Chair), Anne Marie Levesque, Gail Lilley, Lynne Mastin, Bill Matheson, Iain Munro (until 12 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m.), Janet Ouellette, Elizabeth Papadopoulos (until 12 p.m.), Jennifer Pitt, Howard Ramcharan, Amin Saab, Patrick Slack, Pauline Smart (until 2:40 p.m.), Anne Vinet-Roy (until 3:00 p.m.), Eileen Walker, Hilda Watkins, Don Watson, W. Douglas Wilson (Registrar)

Regrets: Jacques Tremblay,

Presiding Officers: George Merrett, Douglas McCarthy

Legal Counsel: Caroline Zayid (McCarthy Tétrault)

Guests: Terri McKinnon (PricewaterhouseCoopers) (from 9:15 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.)

Staff: Margaret Aubé, Kim Bauer, Peter Brown, (from 9:15 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.), Myrtle Herzenberg, Nadine Carpenter (for Joe Jamieson), Richard Lewko, Brian McGowan (Deputy Registrar), Charlie Morrison, Katherin Platt, Lise Roy-Kolbusz, Michael Salvatori

The meeting resumed at 9:00 a.m.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Janet Ouellette, and

CARRIED,

That Council move into an in camera session with members of Council only.

Council moved into an in camera session at 9:00 a.m.

Council moved out of the in camera session at 9:15 a.m.

The Chair requested that Council members (and Executive Committee members) hold the following dates to convene special meetings to review proposed regulatory amendments:

Executive Committee Meetings

  • May 16 (tentative hold), 17, 18: to start at 9:00 a.m.
  • July 6, 2006 (tentative hold), from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Council Meetings

  • May 18, 2006 (tentative hold), to start at 9:00 a.m.
  • July 6, 2006 (tentative hold) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8. Committee Reports (Continued)

8.1 Finance Committee

(Timed Item: 9:05 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2006)

8.1.1 Finance Committee Reports (GC20060330-16, -17)

The Chair, Norm Fortin, introduced Terri McKinnon, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and noted that she had replaced Bryan Graham as the College auditor.

Terri McKinnon addressed Council and spoke to the Auditor’s Report.

The reports of the Finance Committee were received. The Chair, Norm Fortin, spoke to the reports and answered questions.

It was noted that the following motion had been brought forward to the December 8-9, 2005 Council meeting and had been postponed to the March meeting of Council:

That the format of the 2007 and subsequent budget reports be changed to include a line-by-line expense report and an explanation of the allocation of staff.

It was moved by Norm Fortin, Chair, Finance Committee, “That Council recommend that the motion deferred until after the Finance Committee report at the March 30-31, 2006 Council meeting be amended by substitution and by addition so that it reads:

That the format of the 2007 and subsequent budget reports include a supplementary budget schedules document for revenue and expense lines and an explanation of the allocation of staff, and that briefing sessions be held for Council members on the Finance Committee budget recommendation prior to the September Council meeting.”

It was moved by Jennifer Pitt, seconded by Suzanne De Froy, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put re the format for the 2007 and subsequent budget reports.

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

CARRIED,

That Council recommend that the motion deferred until after the Finance Committee report at the March 30-31, 2006 Council meeting be amended by substitution and by addition so that it reads:

That the format of the 2007 and subsequent budget reports include a supplementary budget schedules document for revenue and expense lines and an explanation of the allocation of staff, and that briefing sessions be held for Council members on the Finance Committee budget recommendation prior to the September Council meeting.

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

CARRIED,

That the format of the 2007 and subsequent budget reports include a supplementary budget schedules document for revenue and expense lines and an explanation of the allocation of staff, and that briefing sessions be held for Council members on the Finance Committee budget recommendation prior to the September Council meeting.

8.1.1.1 Facility Purchase Report (GC20060330-18, -19)

The Facility Purchase Report was received. The Executive Coordinator, Richard Lewko, spoke to the report and made a PowerPoint presentation.

The Chair explained the reason why elements of the presentation were not printed on confidential paper and noted that confidentiality was no longer an issue as the College was no longer in a negotiation phase with an existing landlord.

8.1.2 2005 Unaudited Financial Report (GC20060330-20)

The 2005 Unaudited Financial Report was received. The Controller, Peter Brown, spoke to the unaudited financial report.

George Merrett assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

8.1.3 Finance Committee Reports (Continued) (GC20060330-16, -17)

It was moved by Norm Fortin, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve that the Unappropriated account be set at $500,000.

It was moved by Norm Fortin, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council approve the following Finance Committee recommendations:

  1. that the Reserve for Stabilization of Facility costs be set at $2,000,000
  2. that the Reserve for Fee Stabilization be set at $6,567,000
  3. that the Reserve for Working Capital (subject to any adjustment necessary during the financial statement audit) be set at $5,506,000.

8.1.4 2005 Audited Financial Statements(GC20060330-33)

The Audited Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2005, was received.

The Controller, Peter Brown, provided a page-by-page analysis of the 2005 Consolidated Financial Statements. As Council’s auditor, Terri McKinnon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, spoke to the Auditor’s Report.

It was moved by Norm Fortin, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council accept the December 31, 2005, Consolidated Financial Statements of the Ontario College of Teachers.

The Chair of the Finance Committee, Norm Fortin, thanked Lise Roy-Kolbusz, French Languages Services Coordinator, Peter Brown, Controller, Terri McKinnon of PricewaterhouseCoopers and the members of the Finance Committee for the work they had done in preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2005.

Terri McKinnon left the meeting at 11:10 a.m.

9. New Business

9.1 Appointment of Auditor

It was moved by Norm Fortin, Chair, Finance Committee, and

CARRIED,

That Council reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditors for the 2006 fiscal year.

10. Committee Reports (Continued)

10.1 Finance Committee

(Timed Item: 9:05 a.m, Friday, March 31, 2006)

10.1.1 Financial Report — February 2006 (GC20060330-21)

The Ontario College of Teachers Financial Report for the period ended February 28, 2006 was received.

The Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, thanked Norm Fortin for his work on the committee. She noted that this would be Norm Fortin’s last meeting of Council.

11. Council New Business

11.1 Update of Bill 78, An Act to amend the Education Act, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, and certain other statues relating to education (GC20060330--45C) (Continued) (Timed Item: 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2006)

The Chair advised Council members that numerous questions of clarification would be asked of the Minister and Ministry staff regarding the amendments to Regulation 293/00 — Election of Council Members.

It was moved by Don Cattani, seconded by Patrick Slack, and

CARRIED,

That the following motion be considered at this time:

That all discussions regarding O. Reg. 293/00 between the College and Ministry staff be attended by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the College.

It was agreed to add “and/or” before the words “Vice-Chair” as a friendly amendment.

It was moved by Paul Brazeau, seconded by Janet Ouellette, and

CARRIED,

That the question be put regarding O. Reg. 293/00 discussions.

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

CARRIED,

That all discussions regarding O. Reg. 293/00 between the College and Ministry staff be attended by the Chair and/or Vice-Chair of the College.

Douglas McCarthy assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

A lengthy question and answer session on the amendments to O. Reg. 293/00 followed. The Chair requested that members of Council forward any additional questions of clarification to the Deputy Registrar or to her as soon as possible.

Don Cattani commended Patrick Slack for the work he had done in the education community and noted that this would be Patrick Slack’s last meeting of Council.

12. Business Arising

12.1 Report re Campaign to Promote Greater Public Respect for the Teaching Profession (GC20060330-4, 4C, -46) (Continued)

It was moved by Garry Humphreys, seconded by Suzanne De Froy, and

CARRIED,

That the following motion be taken from the table:

That our consultants (Norm Simon and John Dalla Costa) report to Council in June, 2006 with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.

It was agreed to delete “in June 2006” as a friendly amendment.

It was moved by Jennifer Pitt, seconded by Garry Humphreys, and

CARRIED,

That the motion be amended by deletion of “our” and “Norm Simon & John Dalla Costa” & “their” to read:

That the consultants report to Council with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.

It was moved by Janet Ouellette, seconded by Suzanne De Froy, and

CARRIED,

That Council refer the following motion to the Executive Committee for study and report to the June 8-9, 2006 Council Meeting:

That consultants report to Council with a proposed creative script and focus-tested story board concepts that demonstrate how their inspirational ideas can effectively transition from theory to practice.

It was moved by Marilyn Laframboise, seconded by Ted Coulson, and

WITHDRAWN,

That College staff incorporate the key elements contained in the February 22nd report on the promotion of greater public respect for the teaching profession into planned revisions of College communication products such as brochures, speaking notes and direct mail.

12.2 Teachers’ Qualifications Review (TQR) Report (GC20060330-5)

The Deputy Registrar provided an update regarding the Teachers’ Qualifications Review. He noted that Phase I of the TQR review had been completed and that Phase II had begun and invited all Council members to participate in the review. He advised that a final report would be provided for review at the Council meeting in June 2006. He noted that a Council briefing session would be held on June 7, 2006 to review data from all three phases of the review and to discuss possible recommendations for amendments to Regulation 184/97, Teachers’ Qualifications.

12.3 Ad Hoc Committee Implementation Report re Release Time for the Chair of Council - Update

The Chair, Gord Hough, explained that effective February 6, 2006 the present Chair of Council had assumed the position on a part-time basis until the end of this school year and that as of September 5, 2006 she would work full time at the College.

The Registrar advised members that further information on this matter could be found on CouncilNet.

George Merrett assumed the role of Presiding Officer.

13. Registrar’s Report (GC20060330-6)

The Registrar’s Report was received. The Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson, spoke to the report. He noted that Linda Zaks-Walker, presently the Project Manager of the Teach in Ontario Project, would be assuming the position of Investigations and Hearings Coordinator effective April 17, 2006. He complimented Joe Jamieson on the contributions he had made in the interim period as the Acting Investigations and Hearings Coordinator.

14. Committee Reports (Continued)

14.1 Chair’s/Executive Report (GC20060330-7)

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

14.2 Investigation Committee (GC20060330-8, -9)

The reports of the Investigation Committee were received. The Vice-Chair, Ian Munro, spoke to the reports.

14.3 Discipline Committee (GC20060330-10, -11)

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

14.4 Fitness to Practise Committee (GC20060330-12)

The report of the Fitness to Practise Committee was received. The Vice-Chair, Anne Vinet-Roy spoke to the report.

14.5 Registration Appeals Committee (GC20060330-13)

The report of the Registration Appeals Committee was received. The Chair, Janet Ouellette, spoke to the report.

14.6 Standards of Practice and Education Committee(GC20060330-14, -15, -41)

The reports of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee were received. The Chair, Jennifer Pitt, spoke to the reports. The Chair noted that Council members would be requested to complete a feedback form to the revised standards and submit it to the committee by April 15, 2006.

The Chair of the Standards of Practice and Education Committee spoke to the legal opinions from McCarthy Tétrault re the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession (GC20060330-41).

15. Notices of Motion

The following Notice of Motion was read into the Minutes. It was received for consideration at the June 8-9, 2006 Council Meeting:

15.1 Bylaw Amendments — Section 32 — Professional and Ethical Standards (GC20060330-35)

Moved by Jennifer Pitt, Chair, Standards of Practice and Education Committee

32.01 The following are hereby prescribed as standards of practice for the teaching profession:

(a) Commitment to Students and Student Learning

Members are dedicated in their care and commitment to students. They treat students equitably and with respect and are sensitive to factors that influence individual student learning. Members facilitate the development of students as contributing citizens of Canadian society.

(b) Professional Knowledge

Members strive to be current in their professional knowledge and recognize its relationship to practice. They understand and reflect on student development, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum, ethics, educational research and related policies and legislation to inform professional judgment in practice.

(c) Professional Practice

Members apply professional knowledge and experience to promote student learning. They use appropriate pedagogy, assessment and evaluation, resources and technology in planning for and responding to the needs of individual students and learning communities. Members refine their professional practice through ongoing inquiry, dialogue and reflection.

(d) Leadership in Learning Communities

Members promote and participate in the creation of collaborative, safe and supportive learning communities. They recognize their shared responsibilities and their leadership roles in order to facilitate student success. Members maintain and uphold the principles of the ethical standards in these learning communities.

(e) Ongoing Professional Learning

Members recognize that a commitment to ongoing professional learning is integral to effective practice and to student learning. Professional practice and self-directed learning are informed by experience, research, collaboration and knowledge.

32.02. The following are hereby prescribed as the ethical standards for the teaching profession:

(a) Care

The ethical standard of Care includes compassion, acceptance, interest and insight for developing students’ potential. Members express their commitment to students’ well being and learning through positive influence, professional judgment and empathy in practice.

(b) Respect

Intrinsic to the ethical standard of Respect is trust and fair-mindedness. Members honour human dignity, emotional wellness and cognitive development. In their professional practice, they model respect for spiritual and cultural values, social justice, confidentiality, freedom, democracy and the environment.

(c) Trust

The ethical standard of Trust embodies fairness, openness and honesty. Members’ professional relationships with students, colleagues, parents, guardians and the public are based on trust.

(d) Integrity

Honesty, reliability and moral action are embodied in the ethical standard of Integrity. Continual reflection assists members in exercising integrity in their professional commitments and responsibilities.

16. Committee Reports (Continued)

16.1 Accreditation Committee (GC20060330-22, -23)

The reports of the Accreditation Committee were received. The Chair, Iain Munro, spoke to the reports. He commended recently retired Suzanne Thurston for the excellent work she had done in support of the committee.

16.2 Accreditation Appeal Committee

There was no report of the Accreditation Appeal Committee.

16.3 Human Resources Committee (GC20060330-24)

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

16.4 Editorial Board (GC20060330-25)

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

16.5 Nomination (GC20060330-27)

The report of the Nomination Committee was received.

16.6 Quality Assurance Committee (GC20060330-28)

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

17. Correspondence (GC20060330-29, -30, -31, -32, -43)

The following items of correspondence were received for information:

  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Principal Representation (GC20060330-29)
  • Letter to the Deputy Minister of Education from the Registrar re Council Election and Schedule and the Response (GC20060330-30)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council and the Registrar re Council Review of Provisional Certificates (GC20060330-31)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Public Appointments to Council (GC20060330-32)
  • Letter to the Minister of Education from the Chair of Council re Meeting with the Minister of Education (GC20060330-43)
  • Letter to the Chair of Council from the Minister of Education re the introduction of Bill 78, the proposed Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Students Performance), 2006(GC20060330-45, -45C) (See pages 2-3)

18. New Business (Continued)

18.1 College Guiding Policy Motion (Don Watson) (GC20060330-34)

It was moved by Don Watson, seconded by Suzanne De Froy, “That the College Council undertake a facilitated strategic planning exercise as soon as possible after the new Council is appointed in the Fall of 2006, involving Council members and Staff, to determine high level guiding policies for the College, such as purpose (or mission) and direction.”

It was agreed to add the word “recommend” after the words “College Council” as a friendly amendment.

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

CARRIED,

That the College Council recommend that a facilitated strategic planning exercise be undertaken as soon as possible after the new Council is appointed in the Fall of 2006, involving Council members and Staff, to determine high level guiding policies for the College, such as purpose (or mission) and direction.

19. Next Meetings of Council

  • May 18, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. (Tentatively scheduled)
  • June 7, 2006 — Teachers’ Qualifications Review (TQR) Council Briefing Session
  • June 8-9, 2006 from 9:00 a.m.
  • July 6, 2006 from 11a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tentatively scheduled)

20. Adjournment

The Chair, on behalf of Council, paid tribute to the two appointed members whose terms of office would soon be ending: Patrick Slack and Norm Fortin.

The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

Signed: Chair, Marilyn A. Laframboise

Signed: Registrar, W. Douglas Wilson

Dated:

Dated:

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