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

2016–2017 Academic Year

Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Monday, April 10, 2017

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 CycleExecutive Committee submission deadline*Executive Committee mailingExecutive Committee meetingFaculty Council mailingFaculty Council meeting
1Sep 9Sep 16Sep 23Oct 11Oct 25
2Oct 20Oct 27Nov 3Nov 17Dec 1
3Jan 4Jan 9Jan 16Feb 14Feb 28
4Mar 6Mar 14Mar 21Mar 27Apr 10

* 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.