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

2019–2020 Academic Year

Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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

Not a Council member but interested in attending a meeting as a guest? Contact governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca for more information.


Please forward all reports to governance.fase@ecf.utoronto.ca by the submission date:

Governance Cycle Executive Committee submission deadline Executive Committee mailing Executive Committee meeting Faculty Council Submission Deadline* Faculty Council mailing Faculty Council meeting
1 Sep 24 Oct 1 Tue Oct 8 Oct 8 Oct 15 Thu Oct 31
2 Nov 7 Nov 14 Thu Nov 21 Nov 21 Nov 29 Fri Dec 13
3 Jan 21 Jan 28 Tue Feb 4 Feb 4 Feb 13 Fri Feb 28
4 Mar 24 Mar 31 Tue Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 15 Wed Apr 29

*For items not first submitted to the Executive Committee

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.