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Wilfrid Laurier University Provost & Vice-President: Academic
May 24, 2016
 
 
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University Faculty Council



Excerpt from Senate By-Laws & Regulations

5.7 University Faculty Council

The University Faculty Council shall consist of all full-time faculty of the University, the University Librarian and all librarian members of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988, and all part-time contract academic staff of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the certificate of the Labour Relations Board, number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001. The Vice-President: Academic shall be the presiding officer. The University Faculty Council shall elect members to the Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee and other committees so specified in the Collective Agreement. This faculty council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.


Composition and Operating Procedures

  1. Composition

    Chairperson - Provost & Vice-President: Academic

    Membership - All full-time faculty (excluding Waterloo Lutheran Seminary), the university librarian, and all librarian members of the bargaining unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988 and, all part-time contract academic staff (CAS) members of the bargaining unit as defined by Ontario Labour Relations Board certificate number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001.

  2. Committees

    Screening Committee of seven persons to set dates of meetings and agendas.

    Nominations Committee of seven persons to propose nominations for all council committees, Faculty-at-large members on the Board of Governors, Faculty-at-large members on the Senate, faculty representatives on the Promotion and Tenure Committee in accordance with By-law No. 1, and faculty or librarian members on other committees as required by the provisions of the WLU-WLUFA Collective Agreement.

  3. The University Faculty Council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.

  4. The council shall be called by the chairperson or upon the written request of at least fifteen members of council who shall state the purpose of the call in the written notice. In the latter case, the meeting is to be held within ten working days of the date of the call.

  5. Two dates during the year on which meetings of the council might be held, if there were agenda items, will be designated.

Vacancies

Report of the UFC Nominating Committee

The following individuals were elected or acclaimed during the Spring 2016 UFC election.

Senate Academic Planning Committee

· Dawn Buzza (Education) to June 30th, 2017

· Nancy Freymond (Social Work) to June 30th, 2018

· Sara Matthews (Arts) to June 30th, 2019

· Lee Willingham (Music) to June 30th, 2019

Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee

Delegates – to August 31st, 2018:

· Sybil Geldart (Human & Social Sciences)

· Frederique Guinel (Science)

· Shelley McGill (Business & Economics)

Alternates – to August 31st, 2017:

· David Haskell (Liberal Arts)

Alternates – to August 31st, 2018:

· Madhu Kalimipalli (Business & Economics)

· Kirsten Yri (Music)

University Faculty Council Nominating Committee

· Julie Mueller (Education) to June 30th, 2017

· Kirsten Yri (Music) to June 30th, 2018

· Abdelfettah Elkchirid (Social Work) to June 30th, 2018

· Justin Smith (Business & Economics) to June 30th, 2018

Library Council

To June 30th, 2018

· Donna Kotsopoulos (Education)

· Peruvemba Ravi (Business & Education)

University Librarians Continuing Appointment and Promotion Committee (ULCAP)

To August 31st, 2017

Library delegates:

· Vera Fesnak

· Julia Hendry

· Hélène LeBlanc

· Greg Sennema

Faculty delegates:

· Michael Carroll (Arts)

· Madhu Kalimipalli (Business & Economics)

Alternates:

· Joanne Oud (Library)

· Peruvemba Ravi (Business & Economics)

Copyright Advisory Committee

To June 30th, 2017

· Kathy Behrendt (Arts)

· Josephine McMurray (Business & Economics)

· Scott Ramsay (Science)

 
UFC online voting link

There is currently no election open. 

 
University Faculty Council Nominating Committee 2015-16

Matthew Thomas - Library

Vacant - Faculty of Liberal Arts

Andrew Welsh - Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Christine Neill - School of Business and Economics

Abdelfettah Elkchirid - Faculty of Social Work

Steve Sider - Faculty of Education

Margaret Walton-Roberts - Faculty of Arts

Li Wei - Faculty of Science

Kirsten Yri - Faculty of Music

Melissa Heaman (Administrative support, Provost's Office)