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Education Council

Chair:  Todd Rowlatt

Vice-Chair:  Jo-Ellen Zakoor

Executive:  Todd Rowlatt, Jo-Ellen Zakoor, Taryn Thomson, Paul Yeung


Vancouver Community College is one of eleven public post-secondary educational institutions in British Columbia that are legislatively directed by collegial governance. This establishes the Board of Governors and Education Council as dual chambers of governance, each with specific powers and duties, as set out in the College and Institute Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 52 (the Act). VCC’s Education Council is also directed by its Bylaws which reflect the Act’s legislative framework and VCC specific practices. Under this authority, EDCO is able to steward the academic integrity of the college by engaging in the formulation, and/or approval, and/or recommendation for approval, of educational criteria, policies, and procedures inherent in college operations. For example, Education Council approves criteria, policies and procedures for

  • the examination and evaluation of student performance
  • student withdrawals from courses, programs, and the institution
  • academic standings, academic standards and the grading system
  • recognizing academic excellence
  • appeals by students on academic matters
  • courses leading to certificates, diploma and degrees

Education Council, together with the Board of Governors, jointly approves curriculum evaluation for the determination of equivalencies between institutional courses/programs and equivalences of courses/programs within the college.

Education Council Bylaws

 

For additional information contact the Education Council office at edco@vcc.ca.
For copies of approved past minutes, please contact Carlie Deans, Education Council Assistant, at cdeans@vcc.ca.


Appeals Oversight Committee

Chair: Debbie Sargent

The Appeals Oversight Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Education Council as directed by Articles 14.1 to 14.9 of the Education Council bylaws or as directed by the Council. The Committee ensures that student appeal proceedings are consistent with approved processes and undertaken in full compliance with educational policies and the legislative requirements of the College & Institute Act.   Terms of Reference

Curriculum Committee

Chair:  David Branter

The Curriculum Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Education Council to ensure that College curriculum development and revisions are consistent with approved processes and are undertaken in compliance with educational policies. The Committee provides quality assurance helping to ensure College curricula reflects sound pedagogical practices. Curriculum Committee is the first stop in the curriculum approval governance process as its recommendations are formally considered by Education Council for approval or for advice to the Board of Governors.  Terms of Reference

Education Policy Committee

Chair:  Mike Tunnah

The Education Policy Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Education Council to ensure that the College's development and review of educational policy is consistent with approved processes and undertaken in full compliance with existing policies. The Committee provides quality assurance helping to ensure College policies are sound, consistent and fair. Education Policy Committee is the first stop in the education policy approval governance process as its recommendations are formally considered by Education Council for approval or for advice to the Board of Governors.   Terms of Reference

Program Review and Renewal Committee

Chair:  Jo-Ellen Zakoor

The Program Review and Renewal Committee acts in an advisory capacity to Education Council to ensure that the review and renewal of College programs are consistent with approved policies and processes.  Terms of Reference


Faculty Representatives 
College-at-Large David Branter
Student Services Nona Coles
Transportation Trades Rick Cyr
Library & Learning Centre Todd Rowlatt
Language Studies Janet Theny
College-at-Large Taryn Thomson
Instructor Education; Music, Dance & Design; Centre for Instructional Development Elle Ting
Hospitality & Applied Business Mike Tunnah
Arts and Sciences Andrew Candela
Health Sciences Jo-Ellen Zakoor
Educational Administrators  
Registrar David McMullen
Vice President Academic, Students & Research Kathryn McNaughton
School of Health Sciences Debbie Sargent
School of Access David Wells
Student Representatives  
Broadway Campus Shaima Jaff
Broadway Campus Vacant
Downtown Campus Jonard Bernardo
Downtown Campus Vacant
Support Staff  
College-at-Large Charly Jadranin
College-at-Large Paul Yeung
Ex Officio  
VCC President Peter Nunoda

Education Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month except July and August.

Meetings are held from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and alternate between the Broadway and Downtown Campuses.

January 10
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 14
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 28 - Special Meeting
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 11
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

AgendaAgenda
Minutes
Resolution 

May 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

June 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

 

September 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

 

October 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

 

November 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

 

December 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

 

 


Education Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month except July and August.

Meetings are held from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and alternate between the Broadway and Downtown Campuses.

January 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

February 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

March 8
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

March 29 (Special Meeting)
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

April 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution

May 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Resolution

June 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution 

June 28 (Special Meeting)
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution 

September 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Resolution

October 11
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution 

November 8
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Resolution

December 13
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Resolution 


January 13
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 10
Room 240, Downtown

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 10
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 14
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

May 12
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 9
Room 240, Downtown

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 17  Special Meeting
Room 237, Downtown

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

Sepember 8
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

October 13
Room 240, Downtown

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

November 10
Room 5025, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

December 8
Room 1228, Broadway

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution