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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for coordinating the work of Council and its committees, monitoring the organization and structure of Council and other bodies, ensuring that equity considerations are integrated into the work of Council and its committees, serving as Council’s liaison with external bodies, and overseeing nominations and elections processes.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Sub-Committee

The Lassonde School of Engineering strives to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome and values, and can thrive in their various endeavors. Achieving this requires intentional and systemic action. This means creating policies, procedures, programs, events, and other interventions that work to eliminate barriers, and to establish and sustain the conditions that enable everyone to fully participate in campus life. 

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Learning, Curriculum & Students (LCS)

The LCS Committee is responsible for the development and oversight of curriculum, academic standards and pedagogy for the degrees and non-degree programming across the School, including supporting the delivery of curriculum and service courses for programs across the university in areas where Lassonde has disciplinary expertise.

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Program Assessment Group on Evaluation and Systems (PAGES) Sub-Committee of LCS

The Program Assessment Group on Evaluation and Systems (PAGES) is a subcommittee of the Lassonde Faculty Council Learning, Curriculum and Students (LCS) Committee. PAGES is responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction and recommendations to LCS as they relate to curricula and quality improvement within a context of compliance through accreditation and quality assurance reviews.

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Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Sub-Committee

The Sub-Committee on Non-Degree Studies (NDS) ensures compliance with School and Senate policies, promotes consultation and liaison, and provides advice on matters relating to non-degree studies activities in Lassonde. It is mandated on behalf of Senate to ensure that high quality courses and programs offered outside of the “for credit” approval structures to enhance the School and University’s reputation and provide real benefits in terms of student success, whether through an access lens, or as a professional development, or life-long learning opportunity.

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Engineering Common Curriculum (EC²) Sub-Committee

The EC² group is responsible for providing effective, coordinated and academic pedagogical recommendations and oversight for the engineering curriculum that is common and core to all engineering programs at Lassonde. The group will undertake creating a master accreditation unit map, oversee the management of graduate attributes, implement and engage with advisory groups.

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Planning, Academic Resources & Research (PARR)

The PARR Committee is responsible for consultations and recommendations on academic plans and major academic processes and will advise the Dean on the allocation of academic resources. The committee also promotes research and evaluates research resources at the Faculty level.

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Technology-enhanced, Experiential, and Active Learning (TEAL) Joint Sub-Committee

The technology-enhanced, experiential, and active learning (TEAL) committee is a joint subcommittee of the Lassonde Faculty Council Learning, Curriculum and Students (LCS) Committee and the Lassonde Faculty Council Planning, Academic Resources & Research (PARR) Committee. The TEAL committee is responsible for initiating, developing and promoting technology-enhanced learning, eLearning, experiential education, and active learning in the Lassonde School of Engineering.

Committee on Evaluations and Academic Standards

The Committee on Evaluations and Academic Standards oversees academic policy, academic standards and policies and practices related to graded evaluations. It will monitor and provide faculty-level academic oversight of grades exercises undertaken by academic units. The Committee shall conduct hearings and make decisions in cases of suspected breach of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty in accordance with Senate Policy.

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Academic Petitions Sub-Committee

On behalf of the Lassonde School of Engineering Faculty Council and in alignment with the York University Undergraduate Calendar, the Committee shall be responsible for the development and oversight of the academic petitions process, including review and decisions of academic petitions and appeals for students of the Lassonde School of Engineering.

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Tenure & Promotion (T&P)

The Committee on Tenure and Promotions (T&P) makes recommendations, as required, on Faculty and University policy concerning tenure and promotions. It deliberates on Faculty tenure and promotions policy and makes recommendations on such policy to Faculty Council and the Dean.

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Graduate, Learning Curriculum & Students (GLCS)

On behalf of Faculty Council and in alignment with Senate, the GLCS Committee is responsible for the development and oversight of curriculum, academic standards and pedagogy for the graduate degree programs across the School of Engineering.

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Awards Committee

The Committee on Awards shall make recommendations and provide advice to Council on policy matters related to awards and scholarship. It will promote and celebrate outstanding performance and creative scholarship across the School. It will adjudicate student, faculty and staff awards as applicable.

This committee will propose policy for student, staff and faculty awards (creation, advertisement, nominations and selections) in the Lassonde School of Engineering; additionally, this committee will adjudicate School-wide awards. On behalf of the Lassonde School of Engineering, and in the context of promoting, recognizing and celebrating outstanding achievements in teaching, learning, service and research, the Committee shall be responsible for those aspects of awards, prizes and medals under the School’s jurisdiction.