Summary – December 2005
At its December 8th and 9th meeting College Council
- approved an ad hoc committee recommendation to make the Council Chair a full-time
position, based on a regular school-year calendar. Council agreed that the
Chair be compensated at a level not less than their current salary and that
a salary benchmark be established to reflect the position's responsibilities
- created an ad hoc implementation committee, comprising one appointed and two
elected members, to determine the start date and parameters of the full-time
- approved a review of the role, time commitment and compensation package of
the full-time Chair's position within 18 months of implementation
- affirmed the current duties and release-time provisions for the Council Vice-chair
- approved revisions to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive
- appointed Nick Forte of Stratford to fill the Council vacancy in the English-language
Roman Catholic – Secondary position
- approved a review of the accreditation process, as required under Regulation
347/02 – Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs, by an external evaluator
- postponed a motion to provide a line-by-line budget expense report for the
2007 and subsequent College budgets until after the Finance Committee's report
in March 2006
- approved a meeting schedule for Executive Committee and Council for 2006,
setting September 30th as the date for the Annual Meeting of Members
College Council approved the appointment of Nick Forte to the elected Council
position for the English-Language Roman Catholic – Secondary boards.
Forte expressed interest in the position after the Nomination Committee announced
it was looking for a College member to replace Harry Mulvale. Mulvale, who
retired from teaching last June, had been acclaimed in the 2003 Council election.
Forte, who joined the London District Catholic School Board in 1985, teaches
Grades 9 and 10 science, Senior biology and college science co-op at John Paul
II Catholic Secondary School. He has won a number of communications awards
and has written on education topics for publications that include the Science
Teachers' Association of Canada's journal Crucible, the London Free Press,
the College's Professionally Speaking and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers
Association (OECTA) newsletter.
Forte was a member of the Parent Advisory Committee of the Child and Parent
Resource Institute in London from 1998 to 2000 and has served in various leadership
positions with the London District Unit of OECTA.
The Executive Committee has appointed Forte to serve on the Investigations
and the Standards of Practice and Education committees.