LCS meetings take place on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am (typically the third Wednesday of the month with exceptions *noted below). Location is 203 BRG.

September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017 (Location – 422 Petrie)
December 13, 2017
January 17, 2018
February 21, 2018
March 21, 2018
April 18, 2018
May 16, 2018
June 20, 2018




On behalf of Faculty Council and in alignment with Senate, the LCS Committee shall be responsible for the development and oversight of curriculum, academic standards and pedagogy.

Terms of Reference

The Committee shall be responsible for formulating policy and making recommendations to Council on matters concerning the planning, implementation, and evolution of the academic standards, regulations, curriculum and programs of Senate and Departments, including research-informed pedagogy (including taking into account the impact of the student experience and soliciting student input on student surveys). Standing agenda items shall include academic standards, curriculum, regulations, teaching and learning, the forms, modes, times and location of program delivery and other such matters of ongoing attention the Committee deems relevant to its mandate.
The Committee shall formulate and make recommendations to Council on the following:

  • standards for admission (including the kinds of admission credentials and qualifications), evaluation, examination, continuation and graduation;
  • policies bearing on the advancement of teaching and learning in the context of the Faculty and University’s missions and planning objectives, including those related to evaluation;
  • Senate and Faculty regulations;
  • the establishment, disestablishment and modification of degrees, programs, diplomas and certificates;
  • Senate and Faculty policies and oversight of processes related to the Quality Assurance Process and continual improvement (i.e., Undergraduate Program Reviews, Graduate Program Appraisals and Accreditation);
  • Make informed recommendations to the Council on the academic implications of curriculum policy with respect to ancillary curriculum matters (e.g., associate course fees, etc.) arising out of reports;
  • Constitute sub-committees on General Education/Complementary Studies, and from time to time establish ad-hoc working groups to deal with emerging priorities in relation to curriculum, curricular policy and standards.

General Education/Complementary Studies Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of LCS) provides coordination, oversight, and governance over the Faculty’s General Education/Complementary Studies Requirements. The Sub-Committee shall:

  • Develop common criteria to which courses should conform;
  • Review and approve new (or substantive changes to existing) courses offered by the Faculty where these proposals have already received area approval;
  • Receive proposals from Faculties that wish to develop and/or deliver General Education/Complementary Studies courses that would be made available to Lassonde students, and will consider and direct to the appropriate area level Committee requests from Faculties that wish to have a General Education course developed for their students;
  • Liaise with any pan-university General Education Committee that may be established by Senate and the General Education Committee of Faculties whose courses serve Lassonde students.

The Committee will encourage the development of interdisciplinary and inter-Faculty programs; review and act on behalf of Council with regard to proposals for new or changes in requirements of existing programs and certificates, courses and programs at all levels including content and patterns of study. The Committee will collaborate with the Committee on Academic Standards on issues of joint concern.

The Committee will also be responsible for coordination, oversight, accountability and reporting of such aspects of the above that are delegated to Council, Senate, or departments, and serve as Council’s liaison with academic administrators and other collegial bodies dealing with matters related to its mandate.

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a two-year rolling cycle. Each year, one-half of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members. The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term. At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes quorum.

Members deemed as “Science Curriculum Reviewers” will vote on science curriculum, while “Engineering Curriculum Reviewers” will vote on engineering curriculum. All other business will be voted on by the committee as a whole.


Dean, Vice/Associate Deans, Librarian, Chair of Council, 2 Students (1 Undergraduate, 1 Graduate), 3 Science Curriculum Reviewers, 4 Engineering Curriculum Reviewers (PEng), 1 Staff, Assistant Dean Students (non-voting),  Secretary to Committee (non-voting)

2017-18 MEMBERS:

Dean (Interim) Richard Hornsey (ex officio, voting)
Vice & Associate Deans Rob Allison, Spiros Pagiatakis
Librarian John Dupuis
Chair of Council Melanie Baljko
2 students (1 UG, 1 Grad) Adrien Sparling (Grad), TBA (UG)
Staff Hema Nair
3 Science Curriculum Reviewers John Amanatides, Yongsheng Chen, George Tourlakis
4 Engineering Curriculum Reviewers (PEng) Andrew Eckford, Sunny Leung, Franz Newland (Chair of LCS), Stavroula Pantazopoulou
Assistant Dean Students, non-voting Amy Gaukel
Secretary to Committee, non-voting (Staff Resource) Pam Edgecombe (Frances Valerio)



LCS Moodle Site 

LE Curriculum Approval Process & Timelines 

LE New Course Proposal Template

LE Existing Course Change Form

LE Changes to Degree Requirements Form

Council, LCS & PARR Terms of Reference