Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Terms of Reference

Academic Planning & Priorities Committee of Senate (APPC)

COMPOSITION

Chair:

  • Provost & Vice-President, Academic (ex officio, voting)

Voting Members:

  • Chair of TRU Senate
  • Chairs of the following standing committees of Senate:
o   Budget
o   Educational Programs
o   Research
o   Graduate Studies
  • Five (5) additional members of Senate, approved by Senate. Two (2) of whom must be Deans and two (2) of whom must be faculty members selected to ensure that the composition of the Committee reflects the diversity of disciplines at the University.
  • One (1) Open Learning faculty member approved by Senate
  • One (1) Faculty member
  • One (1) staff member approved by Senate
  • Two (2) undergraduate students nominated by TRUSU and appointed by the Senate Steering Committee
  • One (1) graduate student nominated by TRUSU and appointed by the Senate Steering Committee
  • Associate Vice-President, Research & Graduate Studies

Ex Officio Non-Voting Members:

  • Associate Vice President, Open Learning
  • Associate Vice-President & CEO Global Operations, TRU World
  • Associate Vice-President, Strategic Enrolment and University Registrar
  • Executive Director, Aboriginal Education

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise Senate on the mission statement and the educational goals, objectives, strategies and priorities of the University
  • Following consultation with the Educational Programs Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee (as appropriate) and the Budget Committee, advise Senate on Category III changes
  • Following consultation with the Educational Programs Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee (as appropriate) and the Budget Committee, advise Senate on the priorities for implementation of new programs leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Following consultation with the Educational Programs Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee (as appropriate) and the Budget Committee, advise Senate on the establishment or discontinuance of Faculties, Schools, Divisions and Departments of the University
  • Following consultation with the Research Committee and the Budget Committee, advise Senate on the establishment, revision or discontinuance of research centres, institutes, and research chairs and professorships, and other research-related matters requiring Senate approval
  • Following consultation with other relevant standing committees, review and advise Senate on the terms of affiliation, articulation and other contractual agreements with other post-secondary institutions
  • Following consultation with the Educational Programs Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee (as appropriate), the Budget Committee, and any other relevant standing committees, advise Senate on the number of students that may be accommodated by the university and policies for enrolment management
  • Advise Senate on policies and processes for the development, review, implementation and communication of educational plans that support the priorities of the University
  • Advise the Budget Committee of Senate on the academic priorities for the allocation of funds
  • Review the reports and recommendations of the Educational Programs Evaluation Committee or the Graduate Studies Committee (as appropriate) and advise Senate on actions
  • Establish such sub-committees as needed to fulfil the Committee’s responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned by Senate
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