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 standing committees pertaining to: Admissions, Community Affairs and Gender Issues, Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum, Scholarships and Awards, Teaching Methods and Resources, and 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

Officers of Faculty Council

  • Speaker: Professor Javad Mostaghimi (MIE)
  • Recording Secretary: Caroline Ziegler (governance.fase@utoronto.ca)

2020-2021 Academic Year


The 2020-2021 governance meeting dates and submission deadlines are as follows.

CycleExecutive Committee Submission DeadlineExecutive Committee MailingExecutive Committee MeetingFaculty Council Submission Deadline*Faculty Council MailingFaculty Council Meeting
1Sep 18Oct 28Mon, Oct 5Oct 5Oct 9Fri, Oct 23
2Oct 20Oct 29Thu, Nov 5Nov 11Nov 18Wed, Dec 2
3Jan 19Jan 26Tue, Feb 2Feb 3Feb 10Wed, Feb 24
4Feb 23Mar 4Thu, Mar 11Mar 16Mar 23Tue, Apr 6
* For items not first submitted to the Executive Committee


If you are not a member of Council and would like to receive Council notifications and attend meeting(s) as a non-voting guest, please contact governance.fase@utoronto.ca to be added to the guest mailing list. (Executive Committee meetings are closed to guests.)

Executive Committee meetings are from 12:10-1:00 pm and Council meetings are from 12:10-2:00 pm. All meetings are typically held in GB202 and include a light sandwich lunch. It will be determined if these meetings will be virtual or in-person closer to each date.

Faculty Council Meeting Documentation

Faculty Council Documents & Resources

Governance Documents

Academic Appeals Board and Standing Committees of Council, 2020-2021

  • Community Affairs & Gender Issues Committee
  • Engineering Graduate Education Committee
  • Teaching Methods & Resources Committee

Questions about Faculty Council or other governance matters? Contact governance.fase@utoronto.ca.

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