MEETING DATES 2018-19

 

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 19, 2018
October 17, 2018
November 7, 2018*
November 21, 2018
December 19, 2018
January 16, 2019
January 30, 2019*
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019

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COMMITTEE MANDATE

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;
  • coordinate and consult with other Council & Senate Committees on major academic program, principles and policy developments or changes, and issues of joint concern;
  •  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.

Program Assessment Group on Evaluation and Systems (PAGES) – a subcommittee of the Learning, Curriculum, and Students. Its primary focus is to provide strategic leadership, direction and recommendations to LCS, as they relate to curricula and quality improvement within the context of accreditation and quality assurance.
More specifically, the committee has been tasked by LCS to make recommendations related to transitioning our teaching culture to an outcomes-evidence based approach to delivering curriculum. In addition, PAGES is expected to make recommendations on how to implement a graduate attribute based assessment approach to curriculum with the goal of continuous program improvement. At the same time, the group is working to develop and implement key systems to underpin these activities.

Beyond making recommendations, PAGES is a working committee tasked with developing a graduate attribute assessment framework, mapping the curriculum to the graduate attributes, identifying key courses for graduate attribute assessment, identifying tools of assessment, analyzing assessment results, and making recommendations on curricula improvement.

Technology & Active Learning (TEAL) – description forthcoming.

Petition & Appeals – description forthcoming.

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.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:

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)

2018-19 MEMBERS:

Dean (Interim) Jane Goodyer (ex officio, voting)
Vice & Associate Deans UT Nguyen, Regina Lee
Librarian John Dupuis
Chair of Council Melanie Baljko
2 students (1 UG, 1 Grad) TBA
Staff Mitchell Burnie
3 Science Curriculum Reviewers John Amanatides, Yongsheng Chen, George Tourlakis
4 Engineering Curriculum Reviewers (PEng) Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, Franz Newland , Matthew Perras (Chair of LCS), Afshin Rezaei-Zare
Assistant Dean Students, non-voting Amy Gaukel
Secretary to Committee, non-voting (Staff Resource) Pam Edgecombe (Frances Valerio)

 

RESOURCES

LCS Moodle Page

LCS Dates for Submitting Agenda Items

LCS Guideline on Curriculum Process

LCS Curriculum Process 

LCS Checklist – New Course Proposal, Course Changes

Curriculum Management Tool (Kuali) – CIVL and MECH  Submissions for New Course Proposals and Course Changes

LE New Course Proposal Template for EECS and ESSE only

LE Existing Course Change Form for EECS and ESSE only

LE Changes to Degree Requirements Form

Council, LCS & PARR Terms of Reference