Sheridan Senate approves Academic Policies and presents Academic Programming recommendations to the Board of Governors through the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board.
Senate meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from September to May, and on the third Thursday of June. (Senate does not meet in the month of December.)
The CAAT Policy Framework and the Senate Board of Governors gives the authority to the Sheridan Senate (formerly Academic Council) to assume the powers and duties as outlined in the Terms of Reference for Senate (approved June 1, 2016 by the Board of Governors).
Today, the Senate is made up of 72 voting members, including:
Faculty (full-time and non-full-time) membership is determined within each Academic Faculty and FT representation numbers are proportionate to the number of FT faculty in each Faculty. A formal election is held each spring with electronic voting taking place through Access Sheridan.
Ex-Officio voting members of Senate include the:
Voting members on Senate normally serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve one additional 3-year term. Ex-officio Senators remain on Senate as long as they hold their position at Sheridan.
Ex-Officio Non-voting members are:
There are 6 Standing Committees of Senate:
Standing Committees of Senate meet monthly and report to Senate.
Each Academic Faculty has its own Local Academic Council (LAC), which does work similar to that of the Senate at the local level with membership including significant cross representation between the Faculty LAC and the Senate for alignment and communication purposes.
For additional information, contact the Secretary of Senate, Sheila Shaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-845-9430 x 2060