Faculty Council

Faculty Council sets and approves academic policy, principles, priorities, and the general direction for the teaching and research activities of the Faculty. Reporting up through Faculty Council are several committees including the Admissions Committee, Committee on Community Affairs and Gender Issues, Curriculum Committee, Graduate Education Committee, Scholarships and Awards Committee, Teaching Methods and Resources Committee, and Committee on Examinations.

Among its many roles and duties, Faculty Council:

  • establishes policies regarding academic matters
  • establishes committees for the conduct of council business
  • advises the Dean on matters relating to academic matters
  • approves and regulates standards of admissions
  • delegates authority for administration of its policies to its committees and academic administrative officers
  • elects Chairs of Committees

2017–2018 Academic Year

Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

  • Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

All Council meetings take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202).


Submission deadlines for all reports are as follows:

Governance Cycle Executive Committee submission deadline* Executive Committee mailing Executive Committee meeting Faculty Council mailing Faculty Council meeting
1 Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 23
2 Nov 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 28 Dec 12
3 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 13 Feb 27
4 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20 Mar 28 Apr 11

* Forward reports to governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca.

Faculty Council Meeting Documentation

Faculty Council Documents & Resources

Governance Documents

Standing Committee Documents

Questions about Faculty Council or other governance matters? Contact Caroline Ziegler, Faculty Governance and Programs Officer, at governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca.