Feedback needed on collegial governance structures for Markham Centre campus

An artist’s drawing of the Markham Centre campus

Lisa Philipps, interim vice-president academic & provost, issues the following announcement to the York University community:

Collegial governance is a critical element in planning for the opening of York University’s Markham Centre campus (MCC), and I am pleased to share with you a document intended to serve as a reference point to inform consultations with the University community this academic year.

Over the next few months, we will be seeking input from the community on the discussion questions in the paper to determine how to best build governance at the unit, program and campus levels at MCC. Venues for consultations will include Faculty Council meetings, Senate, the Student Representative Roundtable, an open forum on the Keele Campus, and an opportunity for written feedback.

I would like to encourage all community members – faculty, staff, and students – to read the Options Paper and engage in the community consultations. For those that are unable to attend an in-person session, I invite you to provide your written feedback through our consultation form.

The Options Paper can be accessed on the Vice-President Academic & Provost website and further details with regard to the consultation opportunities will be provided in the near future.

Consultations currently scheduled for Winter 2018:

Thursday, Jan. 4 at 3:30pm in the Senate Chamber, Room N940, Ross Building, Keele campus: Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty Council.

Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 3:30pm in the Lumbers Building (Room TBA), Keele campus: Faculty of Science Faculty Council.

Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 4:30pm in Room 125, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, Keele campus: Lassonde School of Engineering Faculty Council.

Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 1pm in the Joe Green Studio Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, Keele campus: The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design Faculty Council.

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 12:34pm in Room 142, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building, Keele campus: Faculty of Environmental Studies Faculty Council.

Friday, Jan. 26 at 9:30am in Room 519, Kaneff Tower, Keele campus: Faculty of Education Faculty Council.

Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4:30pm in Room N940, Ross Building, Keele campus: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Faculty Council.

For more information, visit the Vice-President Academic & Provost website.