The following shall be members of the Academic Programs Committee:
- dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies (chair, non-voting except to break ties);
- associate deans, Faculty of Graduate Studies;
- the faculty graduate chairs from the faculties of:
- Medicine, and
- one (1) graduate chair from each of the following groups, (i)-(v) chosen by, and in a manner agreeable to the units listed in each group:
- Agricultural and Food Sciences, Human Ecology;
- Law, Asper, Social Work, Université de Saint-Boniface;
- Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Medical Rehabilitation;
- Architecture, Marcel A. Desautels, Art, and
- Clayton H. Riddell, Graduate Studies;
- the Director of Libraries;
- one (1) graduate student selected by the Graduate Students' Association.
Term of Members
The terms of members of the Academic Programs Committee shall be as follows:
- members in category ‘d’ shall have a three (3) year term commencing July 1 of the year of selection; the terms of these members shall be staggered such that one-third of the committee shall be replace/reappointed each year;
- the graduate student member shall have a one (1) year commencing July 1 of the year of selection; the graduate student member shall be eligible for reappointment.
- The dean (or designate) shall call and preside at all meetings of the Academic Programs Committee;
- the Academic Programs Committee shall normally meet monthly, except in July, August, and December;
- the quorum shall be fifty percent of the members plus one; and
- a staff person appointed by the dean shall be the secretary (non-voting) of the Academic Programs Committee.
Powers and Duties
Subject to the powers and duties of Faculty Council, the Academic Programs Committee shall:
- review and comment on statements of intent and/or program proposals;
- recommend priority among proposed graduate programs;
- seek clarification;
- provide the proposal in summary form and recommend approval to Executive Committee; and
- consider and recommend to the Executive Committee the introduction, deletion and modification of graduate courses.