Collegial Governance Structures for Markham Centre Campus: Draft Options Paper


Lisa Philipps, interim vice-president academic & provost, issues the following announcement to the York University community:

Collegial governance is a critical element in planning for the opening of York University’s Markham Centre Campus (“MCC”), and I am pleased to share with you a document intended to serve as a reference point to inform consultations with the University community this academic year.

Over the next few months, we will be seeking input from the community on the discussion questions in the paper to determine how to best build governance at the unit, program and campus levels at MCC. Venues for consultations will include Faculty Council meetings, Senate, the Student Representative Roundtable, an open forum on the Keele Campus, and an opportunity for written feedback.

I would like to encourage all community members- faculty, staff, and students- to read the Options Paper and engage in the community consultations. For those that are unable to attend an in-person session, I invite you to provide your written feedback through our consultation form.

The Options Paper can be accessed on the Vice-President Academic & Provost’s website and further details with regard to the consultation opportunities will be provided in the near future.


Consultations currently scheduled for Winter 2018:

Thursday, January 4th

Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty Council | Senate Chamber | 3:30pm

Tuesday, January 9th

Science Faculty Council | Lumbers | 3:30pm

Tuesday, January 9th

Lassonde School of Engineering Faculty Council | 125 Bergeron | 4:30pm

Thursday, January 17th

AMPD Faculty Council | Joe Green Theatre | 1:00pm

Friday, January 26th

Faculty of Education Faculty Council | 519 Kaneff Tower | 9:30am

Thursday, February 8th

LA&PS Faculty Council | Senate Chamber | 4:30pm

* CHANGED Thursday, March 22

FES Faculty Council | HNES 142 | 1:00pm