Academic Policy and Governance Committee

The Academic Policy and Governance Committee shall work to advance the Association’s interest in meaningful collegial governance at Mount Royal University, including through initiatives to strengthen systems of governance and to protect and champion the voice of the academic staff within them. The Committee shall also support the work of the Academic Policy and Liaison Officer, including with respect to monitoring and developing responses to University governance initiatives (e.g., policy and planning initiatives) that intersect with the Association objectives.

re that Faculty are empowered to contribute their voices to help the MRFA build a strong cohesive response on issues that matter to Faculty and to ensure strong bicameral governance on our campus.

We accomplish our goal primarily by:

  1. Reviewing GFC materials in advance of GFC meetings – APGC members thoroughly review the package to identify which agenda items could have potential impact on academic governance and policy, specifically related to academic freedom, the CA, and members’ employment conditions.
  2. Disseminating information and creating discussion about the package prior to GFC via Faculty caucuses, and
  3. Hosting a pre GFC caucus for all interested members in the Faculty Centre/on zoom the day prior to each GFC – (GFC is usually the third Friday of the month) from 1-2p.m., APGC hosts an open meeting in the Faculty Centre for all Faculty to review the GFC package and brainstorm on potential issues of interest. Refer to the MRFA calendar for specific meeting times and links.

We also offer a mentoring program whereby upon request, new Councillors in their first year of GFC service are matched with experienced Councillors.

All Faculty are invited to participate in APGC.

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