Committee, Council and Senate Nominations for Contract members

Committee, Council and Senate participants needed

Your participation will help guide and expand the vibrant life and direction of the Faculty.

New participants are always in demand: many positions need to be filled to allow governance to function effectively. All positions have a limited term, so we are always looking for people to fill the vacancies.

Help guide the future of LA&PS by signing up yourself or by nominating a colleague.

Participants needed

Review the positions below, and use the nomination/sign-up form to indicate which positions you, or your nominee, are applying for.

Contract faculty representatives on Council - 30 Vacancies

Thirty faculty member for a one-year term

  • Thirty representatives of contract faculty members including CUPE Unit 1, CUPE Unit II, and CUPE-Exempt Course Directors, during the year they hold a Course Directorship/Teaching Assistantship, or are on a leave for which they accrue applicable prior experience under the CUPE Unit II collective agreement;
  • Council will normally take place the second Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm in the Senate Chambers, Room N940 Ross Building.

Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Success - 3 Vacancies

One contract faculty member for a one-year term, two graduate teaching assistants for a one-year term

Teaching, Learning and Student Success Committee - Mandate

The Committee on Teaching and Learning and Student Success will normally meet on the first Monday of each month (September - June) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Room N926N, Ross Building.


Nine full-time faculty members elected-at large for a three-year term
Two graduate teaching assistants elected at-large on an annual basis
One contract faculty member elected at-large on an annual basis
Three students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Full-time faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee.

The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.

At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Representative from E-services
Director of the Teaching Commons or designate
Director of the Learning Commons or designate
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Contract Senate Representatives - 2 Vacancies

Request for nominations for members to serve as Liberal Arts & Professional Studies contract faculty representatives on Senate. Two contract faculty vacancies for a one-year term

Senate Representatives - Mandate

Senate usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (September - June) from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Senate Chamber, Room N940, Ross Building.

Typically, we are short of participants, so all applicants and nominees will be acclaimed. In an instance where this is not the case, a vote decides.

Please forward any questions or feedback to Colin McMahon, Secretary of Council.