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Arts & Science Council

The Arts and Science Council considers policy for the Faculty of Arts and Science. It approves policy for the Faculty, e.g. in the areas of admissions and curriculum development. It specifies regulations governing evaluation and standing. The Council determines the schedule of dates and general nature of the timetable. It coordinates the work of the Curriculum Committees and approved courses of study and programs. The responsibility of the Arts and Science Council are not extended into areas that are, according to the University of Toronto Act, the responsibility of other bodies (e.g. budget, hiring, promotion, tenure).

Seating at Arts and Science Council

 


2017-2018 Governance Cycle

The meetings of Arts & Science Council for the 2016-2017 governance cycle have been scheduled as follows. This website will be updated with agendas and documentation one week ahead of a meeting of Council, with minutes from the previous meeting posted at the same time.

 
October 18, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

 
November 15, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
  • Meeting cancelled
 
December 13, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
 
February 14, 2018
9:00 – 10:15 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
  • Agenda
  • Minutes of the A&S Council Meeting, December 13, 2017
  • Amalgamation of the Munk School of Global Affairs and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and Renaming the Munk School of Global Affairs to the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (cover memo | proposal)
  • Major Modifications to Undergraduate Programs (cover memo)
    • Actuarial Science Specialist Program, Department of Statistical Sciences (proposal)
    • Actuarial Science Major Program, Department of Statistical Sciences (proposal)
    • Christianity and Culture Major Program, St. Michael’s College (proposal)
    • Digital Humanities Minor (New Freestanding Minor Program), Woodsworth College (proposal)
    • English Specialist Program, Department of English (proposal)
    • English Major Program, Department of English (proposal)
    • French Language Learning Major, Department of French (proposal)
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures Specialist Programs (Russian Language and Literature, Ukrainian Language and Literature Specialist), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (proposal)
    • Slavic Languages and Literatures Major Programs (Czech and Slovak Studies, Polish Studies, Polish Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, Ukrainian Language and Literature, South Slavic Studies), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (proposal)
Note: In his report, the Dean highlighted the release of a report from the Working Group on Indigenous Teaching and Learning, and the Agenda Committee will be looking at including discussion of its recommendations in future Council meetings. The page devoted to the Working Group can be found here, and the report itself can be found here.
 
March 21, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
 
April 18, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 am, Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

 


Meeting Documentation Archive:


Note:
Documents listed are motions brought forward to Council for approval. Documents appear in the final approved format.