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Wilfrid Laurier University Provost & Vice-President: Academic
April 27, 2017
 
 
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University Faculty Council



Excerpt from Senate By-Laws & Regulations

5.7 University Faculty Council

The University Faculty Council shall consist of all full-time faculty of the University, the University Librarian and all librarian members of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988, and all part-time contract academic staff of the Bargaining Unit as defined by the certificate of the Labour Relations Board, number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001. The Vice-President: Academic shall be the presiding officer. The University Faculty Council shall elect members to the Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee and other committees so specified in the Collective Agreement. This faculty council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.


Composition and Operating Procedures

  1. Composition

    Chairperson - Provost & Vice-President: Academic

    Membership - All full-time faculty (excluding Waterloo Lutheran Seminary), the university librarian, and all librarian members of the bargaining unit as defined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board Certificate, number 0477-88-R, dated October 3, 1988 and, all part-time contract academic staff (CAS) members of the bargaining unit as defined by Ontario Labour Relations Board certificate number 2704-00-R dated January 10, 2001.

  2. Committees

    Screening Committee of seven persons to set dates of meetings and agendas.

    Nominations Committee of seven persons to propose nominations for all council committees, Faculty-at-large members on the Board of Governors, Faculty-at-large members on the Senate, faculty representatives on the Promotion and Tenure Committee in accordance with By-law No. 1, and faculty or librarian members on other committees as required by the provisions of the WLU-WLUFA Collective Agreement.

  3. The University Faculty Council shall also serve as a forum for the discussion of University-wide issues and may send recommendations to Senate.

  4. The council shall be called by the chairperson or upon the written request of at least fifteen members of council who shall state the purpose of the call in the written notice. In the latter case, the meeting is to be held within ten working days of the date of the call.

  5. Two dates during the year on which meetings of the council might be held, if there were agenda items, will be designated.

Vacancies

<This message is sent on behalf of the University Faculty Council Nominating Committee>

Dear Faculty and Librarians,

Please see below for the slate of nominations for vacancies on several committees for the coming year. This list of nominees is being presented via email to the Laurier community. Additional nominations will be accepted until noon on April 12, 2017. Please note that self-nominations are accepted. An election, if required, will take place by electronic ballot in late April.

To submit nominations, or if you have any questions, please contact Melissa Heaman (mheaman@wlu.ca or #2859).

Report of the UFC Nominating Committee

For each committee, the name is linked to the membership and mandate.  Also included is the approximate number of meetings per year.

Board of Governors – 5 meetings per year, plus service on one Board Committee

Required is 1 faculty member:

Bruce Everitt (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

1 from any Faculty to June 30th, 2020

Stephen Perry (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

Kristiina Montero (Faculty of Education)

Cristina Stoica (Faculty of Science)

Senate and Academic Planning Committeemeets monthly

Required are 5 faculty members:

VACANT

1 from Faculty of Human & Social Sciences to June 30th, 2018

Sofy Carayannopoulos

Lan Guo

1 from Lazaridis School of Business & Economics to June 30th, 2020

Steve Sider

1 from Faculty of Education to June 30th, 2020

VACANT

1 from Faculty of Liberal Arts to June 30th, 2020

Xu (Sunny) Wang

1 from Faculty of Science to June 30th, 2020

Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee – meets Oct./Nov. re: Tenure; April/May re: Full professor; as necessary for new appointments

Required are 2 tenured faculty members to act as delegates (from Faculties other than Business & Economics, Human & Social Sciences, and Science):

Kimberly Barber (Faculty of Music)

2 from different Faculties (from Faculties other than Business & Economics, Human & Social Sciences, and Science) to August 31st, 2019

VACANT

3 tenured faculty members to act as alternates (from Faculties other than Business & Economics and Music):

Ilias Kotsireas (Faculty of Science)

3 from different Faculties (from Faculties other than Business & Economics and Music) to August 31st, 2019

VACANT

VACANT

University Faculty Council Nominating Committee – meets once or twice per year; works to fill vacancies for UFC-elected positions on committees

Required are 6 faculty members:

VACANT

1 from Faculty of Liberal Arts to June 30th, 2018

Glenn Buhr

1 from Faculty of Music to June 30th, 2018

VACANT

1 from Faculty of Arts to June 30th, 2019

Julie Mueller

1 from Faculty of Education to June 30th, 2019

VACANT

1 from Faculty of Human & Social Sciences to June 30th, 2019

Matt Thomas

Mark Weiler

1 from Library to June 30th, 2019

Library Council – meets 3-4 times per year

Required are 3 faculty members from different faculties:

VACANT

· 1  (from Faculty other than Business & Economics) to June 30th, 2018

Xu (Sunny) Wang (Faculty of Science)

· 2 (from different Faculties other than Business & Economics) to June 30th, 2019

Katherine Bell (Faculty of Arts)

­­University Librarians Continuing Appointment and Promotion Committee (ULCAP) – meets once or twice per year

(Similar to Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee; see 16.2 in the Collective Agreement for more information)

Required are 4 librarians and 2 faculty members as delegates:

Vera Fesnak

4 librarians with continuing appointments, to August 31st, 2018

Julia Hendry

Charlotte Innerd

Matt Tales

Michael Carroll (Faculty of Arts)

Chris Nighman (Faculty of Arts)

2 tenured faculty members from any Faculty, to August 31st, 2018

Si Li (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

Required are 1 librarian and 1 faculty member as alternates:

Matt Thomas

1 librarian with continuing appointment, to August 31st, 2018

VACANT

1 tenured faculty member from any Faculty, to August 31st, 2018

Copyright Advisory Committee – meets 2-3 times per year

Required are 4 faculty members:

Si Li (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

Teresa Marcon (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

4 faculty members (at least 1 from each campus, no more than 1 from each Faculty), to June 30th, 2018

Jessica Kun (Faculty of Music)

Shengda Hu (Faculty of Science)

Abdelfettah Elkchirid (Faculty of Social Work)

Search Committee, Provost & Vice-President: Academic – to begin in Fall 2017

Required are 8 faculty members:

Alistair Edgar (Faculty of Arts)

Audra Mitchell (Faculty of Arts)

8 faculty members with tenured or continuing appointment, elected by the University Faculty Council, with:

· not more than one representative from any one Faculty,

· one representative from the Library,

· at least one representative from the Brantford campus, and

· at least one representative from the Waterloo campus

(As per the Collective Agreement 11.2.5(b)) and the Board of Governors Approved Procedures for Searches & Reviews of Senior Administrators)

Lisa Keeping (Lazaridis School of Business & Economics)

Richelle Monaghan (Faculty of Human & Social Sciences)

Rob Kristofferson (Faculty of Liberal Arts)

Peter Genzinger (Library)

Matt Thomas (Library)

Heidi Ahonen (Faculty of Music)

Jonathan Wilson (Faculty of Science)

Bruce McKay (Faculty of Science)

VACANT

 
UFC online voting link

NA

 
University Faculty Council Nominating Committee 2016-17

Matthew Thomas - Library

Vacant - Faculty of Liberal Arts

Andrew Welsh - Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Justin Smith - School of Business and Economics

Abdelfettah Elkchirid - Faculty of Social Work

Julie Mueller - Faculty of Education

Margaret Walton-Roberts - Faculty of Arts

Derek Gray - Faculty of Science

Kirsten Yri - Faculty of Music

Melissa Heaman (Administrative support, Provost's Office)