Bill Pr14 2002
An Act respecting
Redeemer University College
The board of governors of Redeemer University College has applied for special legislation to amend its degree granting powers. The applicant represents that Redeemer University College was continued as a degree granting institution by the Redeemer Reformed Christian College Act, 1998 under the name Redeemer Reformed Christian College and that the name of the institution was changed by the Redeemer University College Act, 2000 to Redeemer University College.
It is appropriate to grant the application.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. Section 7 of the Redeemer Reformed Christian College Act, 1998 is repealed and the following substituted:
7. (1) There shall be a senate of the College composed of,
(a) the president and vice-president (academic) of the College;
(b) any member of the teaching faculty who holds the rank of dean in an area of administration which deals with academic matters; and
(c) not fewer than 12 or more than 30 supporting members of the College,
(i) at least four of whom shall be elected from among and by the teaching faculty,
(ii) at least four of whom shall be elected from among the persons holding the rank of professor, associate professor or assistant professor at any accredited post-secondary educational institution, one-half of whom are nominated by the teaching faculty and one-half of whom are nominated by the board, and all of whom are elected by the supporting members,
(iii) at least one of whom shall be elected from among and by the students of the College,
(iv) at least two of whom shall be elected from among and by the members of the board, and
(v) at least one of whom shall be elected from among and by the alumni.
(2) The board shall by by-law determine if more than 12 persons shall be elected to the senate under clause (1) (c).
(3) A by-law made under subsection (2) shall provide that the persons elected under subclauses (1) (c) (i) and (ii) comprise more than one-half of the membership of the senate.
Term of office
(4) The senate shall determine by by-law the term of office, which may be one, two or three years, for the members appointed from each of the groups referred to in clause (1) (c).
Eligibility for reappointment
(5) Subject to subsection (6), no elected member of the senate shall serve on the senate for more than six consecutive years, but on the expiration of one year after having served on the senate for six consecutive years, a person is again eligible for membership on the senate.
(6) An elected member of the senate ceases to hold office when he or she ceases to be eligible under the subclause of clause (1) (c) under which he or she was elected, but a student member who graduates during his or her term of office may serve for the remainder of the year.
(7) Subject to the approval of the board, where a vacancy occurs for any reason among the elected members of the senate before the term for which a person was elected has expired, the senate shall determine whether the vacancy is to be filled and if so, the manner and procedure for so doing, and the person filling the vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the term of the person whose membership is vacant.
(8) The president of the College shall be chair of the senate.
Powers of the senate
7.1 Subject to the approval of the board with respect to the expenditure of funds, the senate may,
(a) enact by-laws for the conduct of its affairs;
(b) make recommendations to the board with respect to the establishment, change or termination of programs and courses of study, schools, divisions and departments;
(c) determine the curricula of all programs and courses of study;
(d) determine the standards of admission to and continued registration in the College;
(e) determine the qualifications for degrees, diplomas and certificates of the College;
(f) conduct examinations, appoint examiners and decide all matters relating to examinations and examiners;
(g) award fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, medals, prizes and other marks of academic achievement;
(h) award diplomas and certificates;
(i) grant the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Christian Education and Bachelor of Christian Studies, consistent with the College's objectives;
(j) create councils and committees to exercise its powers;
(k) advise the board as to the appointment, classification, transfer, reclassification and removal of the members of the teaching faculty in accordance with the rules and procedures established by the board.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Redeemer University College Act, 2002.
The purpose of the Bill is set out in the Preamble.