1. Regular meetings of the Council shall normally take place on the first Wednesday of each month. Special meetings of the Council may be called:
(i) By the Principal
(ii) By the Chairman upon petition by at least 10 members of the Council.
2. The quorum of the Academic Council shall be defined as one half + one of the number of members referred to in the membership categories (a), namely
(a) the College Principal, the Vice-Principal, and Assistant Principal, the Registrar of the College, the Co-ordinator of Student Affairs of the College, the Co-ordinator of Community Education Programs (or head of equivalent unit) of the College, Divisional Heads at the College.
(b) all full-time College Faculty Members (including Counselling Faculty Members) and Librarians holding academic status.
3. Meetings of the College Academic Council shall be conducted in the spirit of Robert's Rules of Order, latest edition.
MINUTE #533, November 19, 1986
That the period between the last regular Council meeting in the Winter Semester to the first regular Council meeting in the following Fall Semester, the quorum for the Council be 30 percent of the voting members of the Council.
Revised see Minutes of College Academic Council of September 18, 1991 and attachments.
MINUTE #1052, December 20, 1993
"Moved that the following ELECTION PROCEDURES be added to the College Academic Council Bylaws:
1. If there are nominations from the floor after the Nominating Committee has presented its slate for a committee, the positions will be filled by an election by secret ballot, conducted by the Nominating Committee. Ballots shall be circulated to all members of College Academic Council no later than two days following the close of nominations. Completed ballots shall be returned to the Nominating Committee no later than seven days following the close of nominations.
2. If a candidate for a position on a committee is the only candidate satisfying the requirements for one position on the committee, that candidate shall be acclaimed. The ballot shall consist of the names of the remaining candidates.
3. A member of the College Academic Council may vote for a number of candidates up to the number of positions to be filled on the committee. The candidates with the most votes shall be declared elected, unless restrictions of committee membership are thereby violated, in which case that combination of candidates which satisfies the membership requirements of the committee, and which receives the most total votes shall be declared elected."
Minute #1120 (1), September 16, 1994
"That By-Law 1 of the Academic Council of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College be amended to read: Regular meetings of the Council shall normally take place on the first Friday of each month."
MINUTE #1197, October 5, 1995
That the September meeting of College Academic Council is to take place the first full week of classes.
MINUTE #1255, April 12, 1996
College Academic Council approved the reconfiguration of Council’s Standing Committees to reflect the new administrative structure.
MINUTE #1472 #10, Sept 13, 2000
That By-Law 1 of the Academic Council of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College be amended to read: Regular meetings of the Council shall normally take place on the first Wednesday of each month.