SGS Governing Principles (as of Dec 10, 2012)

III. The Executive Committee of Graduate Council

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of members of Graduate Council as follows:

  • The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Chair.
  • The Chair, or equivalent, of each Graduate Program Committee.
  • The Assistant Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Four faculty members, who are members of the Graduate Council, appointed by Graduate Council for staggered two-year terms.
  • One graduate student from Graduate Council.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Committee

  1. Reviewing the organization and procedures of Graduate Council and its committees and reporting with appropriate recommendations for improved effectiveness on matters of a conceptual, structural, or strategic nature.
  2. Setting the agenda for meetings of Graduate Council, ensuring that materials are sufficiently developed to afford fruitful debate at Council.
  3. Nominating for appointment by Graduate Council the membership of both standing and ad-hoc committees, excluding only the Executive Committee itself (the Graduate Council shall elect them), and nominating members to other University bodies, as required by Graduate Council.
  4. Acting on behalf of Graduate Council for matters requiring immediate action or when a quorum of Graduate Council is not reached.  All actions taken on behalf of Graduate Council will be reported at the next regular meeting of Graduate Council.
  5. Acting on behalf of the School of Graduate Studies on any other matter for which Graduate Council authorizes it by passing an appropriate resolution.
  6. Recommending recipients for graduate program Medals of Merit and the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

Quorum: Simple Majority (Robert’s Rule of Order).

Meeting: A meeting shall be held anytime on the call of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.