Faculty Development

The Faculty Development Committee fosters faculty development, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, provides advice and feedback about faculty development programming to the Faculty Development Coordinator and the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and establishes professional development in compliance with the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the Faculty Development policy.

Terms of Reference

Faculty Development Committee Terms of Reference

1.0    Mandate

The Faculty Development Committee fosters faculty development, including the scholarship of teaching and learning, provides advice and feedback about faculty development programming to the Faculty Development Coordinator and the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and establishes professional development in compliance with the Grant MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement and policy C5090: Faculty Development.

2.0    Accountability

2.1    The Faculty Development Committee is a standing committee of Academic Governance Council (AGC).
2.2    The Committee Chair will provide an Annual Report to AGC and submit recommendations as required for AGC’s consideration.

3.0    Composition

3.1    The Faculty Development Committee shall consist of the following:
a) One faculty member from each Faculty/ School, all elected by AGC
b) One Professional Resource Faculty member, elected by AGC
c) Faculty Development Coordinator (ex-officio)
d) One Dean, elected by AGC
e) President (ex-officio)
f) Provost and Vice President Academic (ex-officio)
g) Executive Director, Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (ex-officio, non-voting)
h) Director, Faculty Relations (ex-officio, non-voting)
i) Faculty Development Administrator (non-voting)

4.0    Terms of Office

4.1    Members shall serve two-year terms, except for those serving by virtue of their positions. Terms may be renewed. Initially, some members may be selected for one-year terms to provide for ongoing renewal of membership over time with 50% of the elected membership changing each year.

5.0    Operations of Committee

5.1    The Faculty Development Committee shall meet a minimum of six times per year.
5.2    Quorum is established at a simple majority of elected voting members, except School of Continuing Education faculty members, who do not count toward or against quorum.
5.3    In the event that the AGC Nominations Committee cannot secure desired membership from all Faculties/ Schools/ equivalent entities, the number of faculty positions available for nomination may be redistributed to one of the other Faculties/ Schools/ equivalent entities from similar disciplines, to ensure the total sought after faculty membership.
5.4    The Faculty Development Committee will be chaired by a faculty member.
5.5    The Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence shall provide administrative and resource support to the Faculty Development Committee.
5.6    The Executive Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence is the ex-officio senior administrator who provides executive advice and support as needed.
5.7    Approved minutes will be filed with the Academic Governance Council Secretariat.
5.8    Along with faculty representation, the Faculty Development Committee seeks input regularly from faculty with contractually-limited appointments.

Recommended by Faculty Development Committee
October 2, 2015
Amended and recommended by Academic Governance Council Executive Committee: November 2, 2015 (motion EC-02-11-02-2015)
Approved by Academic Governance Council
November 24, 2015 (motion AGC-05-11-24-2015)
Amendments to composition, regarding supernumerary, and quorum, effective July 1, 2017: January 24, 2017 (motion AGC-13-01-24-2017)
Amendment to remove Work Plans, effective September 1, 2017: April 18, 2017 (motion AGC-09-04-18-2017)
 

Meetings

The Faculty Development Committee meets regularly October through June.

Members

Faculty Development Committee 2019-20 Members

The membership of the Faculty Development committee will be listed here when it is finalized.