COVID-19:

Health and safety measures for Fall 2021

logo

Education Council

                    

Chair: Todd Rowlatt       

Vice-Chair: Natasha Mandryk                                         

Executive Member: Lucy Griffith

Assistant: Darija Rabadzija

Education Council (EdCo) is a key part of VCC’s internal governance structure. All public B.C. colleges are required by the College and Institute Act to have a Board of Governors and an Education Council, the two branches that make up bicameral governance. 

Education Council has the sole decision-making authority for

  • policies concerning examinations and evaluation of student performance;
  • criteria for academic standing, academic standards and the grading system;

  • policies and procedures for appeals by students on academic matters and establishing a final appeal tribunal for these appeals;

  • curriculum content for courses leading to certificates, diplomas or degrees.

Education Council acts in an advisory role to the Board of Governors on the development of educational policy.

Education Council and the Board of Governors have joint approval powers for decisions related to equivalency of courses, programs, or course credit.

To assist Education Council in the decision-making process, there are four supporting Standing Committees:

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Education Policy Committee
  • Appeals Oversight Committee
  • Education Quality 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 Bylaws 2015

Membership

Education Council is comprised of representatives from across VCC, including

  • ten faculty representatives
  • four educational administrative representatives
  • four student representatives
  • two support staff representatives
  • the President (ex officio).

Please see the Members tab for more information.

Meetings

Education Council warmly welcomes all members of the college community to attend regular Education Council meetings.

Education Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month, except for July and August, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings are conducted via videoconference (Zoom). However, the meeting format, dates and times are currently under review and may change. Zoom links for meetings are located on the meeting agenda.

2021 Regular Meetings

January 12 - Videoconference
February 9 - Videoconference
March 9 - Videoconference
March 17 - Special - Videoconference
April 13 - Videoconference

May 11 - Videoconference
June 8 – Videoconference
July – No meeting
August – No meeting

September 14 – Videoconference
October 12 - Videoconference
November 9 - Videoconference
December 7 - Videoconference

2022 Regular Meetings

January 11 - Videoconference
February 8 - Videoconference
March 8 - Videoconference
April 12 - Videoconference

May 10 - Videoconference
June 7 – Videoconference
July – No meeting
August – No meeting

September 13 – Videoconference
October 11 - Videoconference
November 8 - Videoconference
December 6 - Videoconference


 Appeals Oversight Committee

Chair: Lucy Griffith

The Appeals Oversight Committee is responsible for defining the standard processes through which VCC conducts its appeals. Members are responsible for ensuring consistency and fairness across all of VCC’s appeals procedures, including redefining appeals policies for the betterment of the College and all those involved. The Appeals Oversight Committee is also one of the key resources for training for appeal panels through its [annual] Tribunal Training Day. Appeals Oversight acts in an advisory capacity to Education Council on all appeals related matters.

Terms of Reference

 Curriculum Committee

Chair:  Todd Rowlatt

The official journey of VCC’s programs and courses begins at Curriculum Committee. As a member of Curriculum Committee, become deeply immersed in the development and maintenance of VCC’s curriculum. Help redefine the experience of VCC’s student by spurring new and exciting programs to the next step, and promote experiential growth within VCC. Feel pride knowing your contribution to continual curriculum development is valued, as Curriculum Committee acts in an advisory role to Education Council on all curriculum related matters.

Terms of Reference

 Education Policy Committee

Chair:  Natasha Mandryk

The embodiment of editorial scrutiny at its finest, members of Education Policy are responsible for the quality assurance process for the development and review of VCC’s educational policies. VCC’s policies are brought forward to this Committee within a five-year review cycle, and members ensure the policies are sound, consistent, and fair. Education Policy Committee acts in an advisory role to Education Council on all policy review related matters.

Terms of Reference

 Education Quality Committee

Chair:  Todd Rowlatt

The Education Quality Committee (formerly Program Review and Renewal Committee/Quality Assurance Committee) is responsible for guiding fundamental aspects of VCC, such as program review, program renewal, and CD fund allocation. Members of the Education Quality Committee ensure all of these processes are clearly defined, and are constantly on the lookout for new and better methods to improve integral College processes.‌‌

Terms of Reference


 

Constituency Name Term
10 Faculty Representatives (elected for two-year term: November to October)
Arts and Sciences Natasha Mandryk Nov 2020-Oct 2022
Arts and Sciences Shantel Ivits Nov 2020-Oct 2022
Health Sciences Janita Schappert Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Health Sciences Heidi Parisotto Nov 2021-Oct 2022
Hospitality, Food Studies & Applied Business John Demeulemeester Nov 2020-Oct 2022
Trades, Technology & Design Louise Dannhauer Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Library & Learning Centre Todd Rowlatt Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Instructor Education; Centre for Teaching, Learning & Research Lucy Griffith Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Student Success Vacant Oct 2021-Oct 2022
College-at-Large Sarah Kay Nov 2020-Oct 2022
4 Educational Administrators (appointed by President for one-year term: January to December)
Registrar Dave McMullen Jan 2021-Dec 2021
Vice President, Academic & Research David Wells Jan 2021-Dec 2021
Dean, School of Health Sciences Jo-Ellen Zakoor Jan 2021-Dec 2021
Dean, School of Trades, Technology & Design Brett Griffiths Jan 2021-Dec 2021
4 Student Representatives (elected for one-year term: November to October) 
Broadway/Annacis Island Campus Ishaan Saini Nov 2021-Oct 2022
Broadway/Annacis Island Campus Marcus Ng Nov 2021-Oct 2022
Downtown Campus Jessica Yeung Nov 2021-Oct 2022
Downtown Campus Poshak Sachdeva Nov 2021-Oct 2022
2 Support Staff (elected for two-year term: November to October)  
College-at-Large Vacant Nov 2021-Oct 2023
College-at-Large Vacant Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Ex Officio    
President & CEO

Ajay Patel

Ex Officio 

Education Council warmly welcomes all members of the college community (students, staff, faculty, and administration) to participate in shaping the future of teaching and learning at VCC.

VCC’s Education Council is made up of ten faculty members, four student representatives, four educational administrators, and two support staff. The President is an ex-officio member. Faculty, students, and support staff are elected by their peers; administrators are appointed by the President.

College-wide elections are held each October; additional by-elections may be held to fill vacant seats. 

Election Rules Aug 2021

Student Representatives - Why join EdCo?

  • Be empowered to make changes to improve student life on campus
  • Learn how the College is run
  • Gain valuable experience working in a team with people across the College
  • Develop your leadership skills by representing the students of VCC
  • Shape the future of VCC for the best student experience
  • Engage with the VCC community–students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Thank you to all students who joined us at the Q&A sessions with EdCo Chair Elle Ting on September 20 (Introduction to EdCo - presentation from these sessions).

For questions about the elections process, please contact elections@vcc.ca. Nomination forms are available on myVCC for students and employees.


January 11
Videoconference

        

February 8
Videoconference

     

March 8
Videoconference

      

April 12
Videoconference

                     

May 10
Videoconference

     

June 7
Videoconference

      

September 13
Videoconference

     

October 11
Videoconference

    

November 8
Videoconference

 

December 7
Videoconference

 

 


Education Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month except July and August.
Meetings are currently held via online (via Zoom)from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

*Please note: The future meeting format, dates and times are currently under review and may change*

January 12
Videoconference

      Agenda 
      Minutes  
      Resolution  

February 9
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

March 9
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

March 17 - Special
Videoconference         

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

April 13
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

May 11
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes     
       Resolution

June 8
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

September 14
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

October 12
Videoconference

       Agenda
       Minutes
       Resolution

November 9
Videoconference

       Agenda

       Resolution

December 7
Videoconference

 


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 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 11
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 10
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 18 - Special Meeting
Videoconference

Minutes

March 30 - Special Meeting
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 6 - Special Meeting
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes

April 14
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

May 12
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 9
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 24
Consent Resolution

Resolution

September 8
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

October 13
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

November 10
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

December 8
Videoconference

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution


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 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 12 - Rescheduled
Room 240, Downtown Campus

‌‌Agenda

February 20
Room 1223, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

March 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 2 - Special Meeting
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 9
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

May 14
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 11
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

September 10
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

October 8
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

November 12
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

December 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution


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 9
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

February 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution 

March 13
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

April 10
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

May 8
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

July 11
Consent Resolution

Resolution

September 11
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

October 9
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

November 13
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

December 11
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution


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 
Minutes
Resolution

December 13
Room 240, Downtown Campus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution 


 

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