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Education Council

Chair:  Todd Rowlatt

Vice-Chair:  Jo-Ellen Zakoor

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

Assistant: Carlie Deans

At Vancouver Community College, Education Council (EdCo) is a legislated body that was established by the College and Institute Act in 1994, and acts in an advisory role to the Board of Governors. Education Council is responsible for the approval of student-centered improvements to curriculum, policies and procedures to ensure VCC’s students receive the highest quality of enriched educational experiences. To assist Education Council in the decision making process, there are four supporting Standing Committees: Curriculum Committee, Educational Policy Committee, Appeals Oversight Committee, and Program Review and Renewal Committee.

Education Council and its Standing Committees are committed to creating standards of evaluation for curriculum development, changes to policies and procedures, fair appeals processes, and thorough criteria for program reviews and renewals.

Education Council is comprised of representatives from across VCC, including 10 faculty representatives, four educational administrative representatives, two student service representatives, and four student representatives from SUVCC. See the Members tab for more information.

Education Council warmly welcomes all members of the college community. Education Council would like to extend an open invitation to attend all regular meetings for faculty, students and staff to participate in steering the bright future of teaching and learning at VCC. Education Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month, except for July and August, from 3:30-5:30pm. Please note the campus location alternates between the Broadway and Downtown campuses.

Education Council Bylaws 2015

2017 Regular Meetings

January 10 – 5025 Broadway
February 14 – 240 Downtown
March 14 – 5025 Broadway
April 11 – 5025 Broadway
May 9 – 5025 Broadway
June 13 – 240 Downtown

July – No meeting
August – No meeting
September 12 – 5025 Broadway
October 10 – 240 Downtown
November 14 – 5025 Broadway
December 12 – 240 Downtown

2017 Special Meetings

March 28 – 5025 Broadway
July 5 - 5025 Broadway

August 28 - 2205 Broadway

 

 


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 Robert Kunka
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 Kimberly Sanchez
Broadway Campus Vacant
Downtown Campus Sayad Ali Mousavi Azad
Downtown Campus Vacant
Support Staff  
College-at-Large Karen Crossett
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

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

May 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

July 5 - Special Meeting
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

August 28 - Special Meeting
Room 2205, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

September 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

October 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

November 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda 

Resolution

December 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

 

 


 

January 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 8
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 29 (Special Meeting)
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

May 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

June 28 (Special Meeting)
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

September 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

October 11
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

November 8
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

December 13
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
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