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- Join Education Council - By-elections are happening now! - 

One Downtown Student seat and one Faculty (Student Success) seat are up for election.

Why join EdCo as a student representative?

  • 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

For more information, please review the Education Council Introduction January 2023.

Election Timelines:

  • Nominations: Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 10 (4:00 p.m.)
  • Campaign Period: Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17 
  • Voting (online): Wednesday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 28 (4:00 p.m.)
  • Results: Announced by March 3

Nomination forms are posted on myVCC for students and employees. Questions? Please contact elections@vcc.ca.

Notice of By-Election Winter 2023

Election Rules Aug 2021

Group photo of Education Council members

Photo: EdCo Planning Day June 2022

Chair: Natasha Mandryk   

Vice-Chair: Sarah Kay

Executive Members: Andy Sellwood and Louise Dannhauer

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 three supporting Standing Committees:

  • Curriculum Committee
  • Education Policy 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). Zoom links for meetings are located on the meeting agenda.

2023 Regular Meetings

January 10 - Videoconference
February 14 - Videoconference
March 7 - Videoconference
March 16 - Special Meeting
April 11 - Videoconference

 

May 9 - Videoconference
June 13 – Videoconference
July – No meeting
August – No meeting


September 12 – Videoconference
October 10 - Videoconference
November 14 - Videoconference
December 12 - Videoconference



 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:  Sarah Kay

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 2022-Oct 2023
Arts and Sciences Sarah Kay Nov 2022-Oct 2024
Health Sciences Janita Schappert Nov 2021-Oct 2023
Health Sciences Heidi Parisotto Nov 2022-Oct 2024
Hospitality, Food Studies & Applied Business Belinda Kaplan Nov 2022-Oct 2024
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
Andy Sellwood Feb 2022-Oct 2023
Student Success Vacant Nov 2022-Oct 2024
College-at-Large Derek Sproston Nov 2022-Oct 2024
4 Educational Administrators (appointed by President for one-year term: January to December)
Registrar Dave McMullen Jan 2023-Dec 2023
Vice President, Academic & Research David Wells Jan 2023-Dec 2023
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences Shirley Lew Jan 2023-Dec 2023
Dean, School of Hospitality, Food Studies &
Applied Business
Dennis Innes

Jan 2023-Dec 2023

4 Student Representatives (elected for one-year term: November to October) 
Broadway Campus Gabriel Sarnoh Nov 2022-Oct 2023
Broadway Campus Marcus Ng Nov 2022-Oct 2023
Downtown Campus Sonal Singh Nov 2022-Oct 2023
Downtown Campus Vacant Nov 2022-Oct 2023
2 Support Staff (elected for two-year term: November to October)  
College-at-Large Ali Oliver Feb 2022-Oct 2023
College-at-Large Vivian Munroe Feb 2022-Oct 2023
Ex Officio    
President & CEO

Ajay Patel

Ex Officio 

- Join Education Council - By-elections are happening now! - 

One Downtown Student seat and one Faculty (Student Success) seat are up for election.

Why join EdCo as a student representative?

  • 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

For more information, please review the Education Council Introduction January 2023

Election Timelines:

  • Nominations: Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 10 (4:00 p.m.)
  • Campaign Period: Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17 
  • Voting (online): Wednesday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 28 (4:00 p.m.)
  • Results: Announced by March 3

Nomination forms are posted on myVCC for students and employees. Questions? Please contact elections@vcc.ca.

Notice of By-Election Winter 2023

Election Rules Aug 2021

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. 


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.

January 10
Videoconference

     Agenda

     Resolution  

February 14
Videoconference

     Agenda

March 7
Videoconference

   

March 16 - Special 3:30-4:30
Videoconference

   

April 11
Videoconference 

         

May 9
Videoconference

    

June 13
Videoconference

 

September 12
Videoconference

      

October 10
Videoconference

   

November 14
Videoconference

    

December 12
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.

January 11
Videoconference

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Resolution

February 8
Videoconference

     Agenda
     Minutes
     Resolution

March 8
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

March 16 - Special
Videoconference, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

April 12
Videoconference 

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution    

May 10
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

June 7
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

September 13
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

October 11
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

November 8
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

December 6
Videoconference

      Agenda
      Minutes
      Resolution

 


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.

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
       Minutes
       Resolution

December 7
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 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