Education Council

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Education Council

Education Council (EDC) was created to enhance VPC’s academic and education capacity and to facilitate the efficient and effective administration of its academic, education and training programs and policies. Education Council is responsible for providing oversight and advice to the Board of Governors on all academic and educational related matters.

Education Council is an advisory body to the Board of Governors which oversees the development, review and implementation of quality academic programs and policies. The Education Council is not empowered to independently issue directives but rather fulfills a vitally important academic quality assurance, policy and administrative oversight and capacity enhancement role in its various academic and education areas of advisory responsibility.

The Education Council is comprised of members from within and external to VPC. The VP Academic (or designate) is appointed as the Chair with the AVP Academic (or Director of Academic Planning) appointed as the Vice Chair of Education Council. A minimum of three instructors; two department representatives; two current students; and, one external member will also be appointed to Education Council. The President and Chief Executive Officer are ex officio (non-voting) members. Education Council conducts its business affairs and discharges its responsibilities through six Standing Committees: Education Policy and Planning Committee; Curriculum Development Committee; Student and Faculty Appeals Committee; Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee; Health Safety and Wellness Committee; and, the Nominating Committee.

Education Council Meeting Schedule (2023)

March 24, 2023 – Documents for review (only viewable by members by contacting the Registrar)

Education Council Policy
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria 
Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines (DQAB)
EDC Meeting Package (March 24, 2023)
EDC Briefing Note (March 24, 2023)
EDC Meeting Minutes (October 21, 2022)
Associate of Arts Degree Proposals 
VPCAS Strategic Plan
VPCAS Academic Plan
VPCAS Business Plan
VPCAS Corporate Policy

 

September 22, 2023 – Documents for review (only viewable by members by contacting the Registrar)

Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines (DQAB)
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria (DQAB)
Checklist – Degree Program Review and Organization Review (DQAB)
EDC Meeting Package (September 22, 2023)
Associate of Science Degree Proposal (Sept 12, 2023)
VPCAS Organizational Self-Study Report (Sept 12, 2023)
VPCAS Strategic Plan
VPCAS Academic Plan
VPCAS Business Plan
VPCAS Corporate Policy
BC Labour Market Outlook 2022 Report
EDC Meeting Minutes (Sept 22, 2023)
 
 

Education Council Meeting Schedule (2022)

September 23, 2022 – Documents for review (only viewable by members)

Education Council Policy
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria 
Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines 
External Organization Reviewer Profile
External Organization Review Report
EDC Orientation
EDC Meeting Package (September 23, 2022)
5-Year Strategic Plan
5-Year Academic Plan
5-Year Business Plan
Corporate Policy Manual (June 10, 2022)
Statement on Ethical Conduct
EDC Briefing Note (September 23, 2022)
EDC Meeting Minutes (September 23, 2022)
Motions 1-6 (September 23, 2022)

 

September 30, 2022 – Documents for review (only viewable by members)

Education Council Policy
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria 
Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines 
External Organization Reviewer Profile
External Organization Review Report
EDC Meeting Package (September 30, 2022)
Organizational Review Self-Study Report
Corporate Policy Manual (June 10, 2022)
EDC Briefing Note (September 30, 2022)
EDC Meeting Minutes (September 30, 2022)
Motions 7-14 (September 30, 2022)
 

October 14, 2022 – Documents for review (only viewable by members)

Education Council Policy
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria 
Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines 
External Program Reviewer Profile
Associate of Arts Degree Proposals 
Associate of Arts Degree External Reviews 
EDC Meeting Package (October 14, 2022)
EDC Briefing Note (October 14, 2022)
EDC Meeting Minutes (October 14, 2022)
Motions 15-25 (October 14, 2022)

 

October 21, 2022 – Documents for review (only viewable by members)

Education Council Policy
Organizational Review and Self-Study Criteria 
Degree Program Review Criteria and Guidelines 
External Program Reviewer Profile
Associate of Science Degree Proposals 
Associate of Science Degree External Reviews 
EDC Meeting Package (October 21, 2022)
EDC Briefing Note (October 21, 2022)
EDC Meeting Minutes (October 21, 2022)
Motions 26-34 (October 21, 2022)
 

Education Council Committees

Education Council may establish both Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees as it may deem necessary to discharge its responsibilities. In this regard, Education Council has established six Standing Committees as briefly described below.

Education Policy and Planning Committee
The Education Policy and Planning Committee will participate in organization self-study reviews, develop and review academic policies as well as proposals for new academic programs, and, will monitor the progress being made with respect to the achievement of academic objectives outlined in the 5-Year Academic Plan.

Curriculum Development Committee
The Curriculum Development Committee will ensure that quality is incorporated into the design of all new academic programs and major revisions to existing programs.

Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
The Student and Faculty Appeals Committee will ensure that all student and faculty appeals are heard in a timely manner and appropriately adjudicated.

Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
The Scholarship and Awards Committee ensures that financial awards are based on the objective evaluation of the specified award criteria for all scholarship and financial awards that are provide by VPC and its various donors or sponsors.

Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
The Health, Safety and Wellness Committee is responsible for ensuring all health, safety and wellness plans are developed in accordance with Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skill Training and/or other government requirements.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee ensures that all committees are appropriately staffed with internal and external members as may be required, and, that the various Education Council Committees have access to the resources they require to discharge their duties.

Education Council

Officers
Dr. Kevin Nagel, MA, MSt, PhD, ICD.D.
Chair
All Committee Member
Executive Administration
 
Dr. Andy Igonor, PhD, CISM, CRISC, CDPSE, CPHIMS
Vice Chair
All Committee Member 
Executive Administration
 
Dr. Olivia New, BSc., PhD
Vice Chair
All Committee Member
Executive Administration
 
Albert Wang, BSc (Computer Science)
Ownership Representative
All Committee Member
Executive Administration 
 
Terry Lum, MBA
Registrar
All Committee Member
Staff Representative
 
Jenny Mak, BA (Hons)
Secretary
All Committee Member 
Staff Representative
 
 
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Members
Kam Azmoodeh, MA
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Mark Bembenek, MSc
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Faculty Representative 
 
Clyde Robertson, MA
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Faculty Representative 
 
Giuseppe Blacio, MBA, PhD (in progress)
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Nominating Committee
Faculty Representative 
 
Ted Dichupa, BA, AHLEI Cert.
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Vanessa Ford, MBA, CPHR
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Nominating Committee
Staff Representative 
 
Dr. Christina Hsieh, MA, MEd, PhD
Curriculum Development Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Jyoti Kohli, MSc, MEd
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Ben Lai, MSc, CPA
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Curriculum Development Committee
Faculty Representative 
 
Dr. Eugene Lee, MASc, PhD
Curriculum Development Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Allan Li, BA
Curriculum Development Committee
Nominating Committee
Staff Representative 
 
Rainy Shan, MBA 
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Alumnus Representative
 
Abdul Vance, MA (Econ), MA (Development Economics)
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Curriculum Development Committee
Faculty Representative
 
Florence Wang, BA
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Scholarship and Financial Awards Committee
Nominating Committee
Staff Representative
 
Leah Wu (General Studies program)
Curriculum Development Committee
Student and Faculty Appeals Committee
Student Representative
 
Cecilia Wu (General Studies program)
Education Policy and Planning Committee
Health, Safety and Wellness Committee
Student Representative

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