General Faculties Council

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MRU campus

 

General Faculties Council

Welcome

The General Faculties Council (GFC) is established in accordance with the Alternative Academic Council Regulation of the Government of Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act. The Regulation gives Academic Council (called GFC at Mount Royal) authority over the institution’s academic affairs, subject to the approval of the Board, and as such is the senior academic decision- and policy-making body of Mount Royal. The GFC may make recommendations to the Board of Governors on several other issues.

Specific powers of the General Faculties Council (GFC) include approval of the granting of diplomas and degrees (other than honourary degrees), approval of the Academic Plan, academic programs, academic policies, academic awards, and the Calendar.

The GFC consists of:

  • 50 elected representatives of the faculty, librarians and counsellors
  • 3 elected representatives of part-time faculty
  • 10 elected representative of the students (8 voting)
  • 14 ex officio members.

The Chair of GFC is the President, and an elected Speaker runs the GFC meetings. The GFC normally meets on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from September to May.

The GFC functions through a standing committee structure consisting of 8 committees that carry out much of the detailed work and recommend actions that the GFC should take.

The Secretariat Office is responsible for the meetings of the GFC, the election of its members, the coordination of GFC committees and for providing the University with assistance on academic policy and governance.

GFC meeting schedule with agenda and minutes

DateTimeLocationAgenda/Minutes Meeting Package
Aug. 28, 20159:00 a.m.Y-224PDF
Sept. 17, 20154:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Oct. 15, 20154:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Nov. 19, 20154:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Dec. 17, 20154:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Jan. 21, 20164:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Feb. 25, 20164:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Mar. 17, 20164:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
Apr. 14, 20164:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF
May 12, 20164:00 p.m.Jenkins TheatrePDF

 

For prior GFC meeting minutes, see GFC minutes.