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Education Council

Chair:  Elle Ting

Vice-Chair:  Denise Beerwald

Executive:  Elle Ting, Denise Beerwald, Natasha Mandryk

Assistant: Darija Rabadzija

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 Quality Assurance 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

2019 Regular Meetings

January 8 – 5025 Broadway
February 12 – 240 Downtown
March 12 – 5025 Broadway
April 9 – 240 Downtown
May 14 – 5025 Broadway
June 11 – 240 Downtown

July – No meeting
August – No meeting
September 10 – 5025 Broadway
October 8 – 240 Downtown
November 12 – 5025 Broadway
December 10 – 240 Downtown

 

 


Appeals Oversight Committee

Chair: Andrew Candela

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:  John Demeulemeester

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

Quality Assurance Committee

Chair:  Todd Rowlatt

The Quality Assurance Committee (formerly Program Review and Renewal Committee) is responsible for guiding fundamental aspects of VCC, such as program review, program renewal, and CD fund allocation. Members of the Quality Assurance 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


Faculty Representatives 
College-at-Large Denise Beerwald
Student Development Nona Coles
Transportation Trades Lucy Griffith
Library & Learning Centre Todd Rowlatt
Arts and Sciences Natasha Mandryk
College-at-Large Shawna Broekhuizen
Instructor Education; Music, Dance & Design; Centre for Teaching, Learning & Research Elle Ting
Hospitality, Food Studies & Applied Business John Demeulemeester
Arts and Sciences Andrew Candela
Health Sciences Heidi Parisotto
Educational Administrators  
Registrar Dave McMullen
Vice President Academic and Applied Research David Wells
School of Health Sciences Jo-Ellen Zakoor
  Vacant
Student Representatives  
Broadway Campus Vacant
Broadway Campus Vacant
Downtown Campus Vacant
Downtown Campus Vacant
Support Staff  
College-at-Large Vacant
College-at-Large Vacant
Ex Officio  
VCC President Ajay Patel

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.

 

 

2019 Meeting DatesAgendaMinutesResolutions
January 9
Broadway Campus, room 5025
Agenda  Minutes Resolution 
February 12 - Rescheduled
Downtown Campus, room 240
Agenda    
February 20
Broadway Campus, room 1223
 ‌Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
March 12
Broadway Campus, room 5025
Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
April 2 - Special Meeting
Broadway Campus, room 5025
 Agenda ‌‌Minutes  Resolution
April 9
Downtown Campus, room 240
Agenda Minutes Resolution
May 14
Broadway Campus, room 5025
Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
June 11
Downtown Campus, room 240
Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
September 10
Broadway Campus, room 5025
Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
October 8
Downtown Campus, room 240
 Agenda  Minutes  Resolution
November 12
Broadway Campus, room 5025
 Agenda    Resolution
December 10
Downtown Campus, room 240
 Agenda    

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, DowntownCampus

Agenda 
Minutes
Resolution

May 8
Room 5025, Broadway Campus

Agenda
Minutes
Resolution

June 13
Room 240, DowntownCampus

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

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