This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements,
notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees,
including reports on accreditation and discipline matters.
At its meeting on March 5–6, 2020, College Council:
welcomed new Council members John Cammarata (appointed); Wanda Percival (appointed); and Paul Picard, OCT, Interim Deputy Registrar;
asked the Minister of Education to amend the Education Act to require all district school boards, school authorities, private schools and the Provincial Schools Authority to provide information regarding the role and mandate of the Ontario College of Teachers to parents/guardians at the start of each school year or when students register mid-year;
established an ad hoc committee to further investigate and research the effect of a motion to require all teachers of private schools to become members of the Ontario College of Teachers;
received a quarterly report on operations from the Interim Deputy Registrar;
received a quarterly report from the Chair;
established new application fees for the initial accreditation of professional education programs and additions to programs based on a one-time travel cost of $315.17 per person, and a daily per diem of $303.06 per person for the number of days needed to conduct a review. It's the first increase in eight years and reflects cost of living increases over that period;
changed College bylaws so that the application fee for the initial accreditation of professional education programs of and additions to programs is based on a one-time travel cost of $315.17 per person, and a daily per diem of $303.06 per person for the number of days needed to conduct a review;
set the renewal fee for application for the accreditation of programs of professional education based on a one-time travel cost of $315.17 per person, and a daily per diem of $303.06 per person for the number of days needed to conduct a site visit; and
approved a sortition process to support recommendations to the Minister regarding College governance changes, which meets competency criteria to populate Council based on the competencies and attributes confirmed by the Governance Committee and the steps including a letter, self-selection/application, long list, short list, interview, final sortition, and an audit.