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.
Council Summary: November 5-6, 2015
At its meeting on November 5–6, 2015, College Council:
- referred four recommendations contained in a report from the Public Interest Committee to the Discipline and Investigation committees for study, review and to report back at the March 2016 meeting of Council;
referred a motion to the Discipline and Fitness to Practice committees to review and report back to Council in March about sharing members in order to increase efficiencies;
received the Registrar’s report providing an update on activities related to strategic priorities;
received Chair Angela de Palma’s quarterly report;
approved changes to Accreditation regulation about establishing and directing panels;
received a report from the Public Interest Committee;
approved that the Registrar change the name of a qualification to “Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities” to reflect contemporary terminology;
rescinded a previous Council motion in order to give greater flexibility to the types of organizations that can provide Additional Qualification courses;
amended its bylaws to appoint five members of the Quality Assurance Committee, one of whom will be the Chair of Council;
approved revisions to the Standard Procedures of Council and the Executive Committee including the ability to vote electronically via e-Scribe;
approved revisions to standard procedures for committees of Council, work groups and subcommittees; and
referred the teleconference protocol for meeting participation to the Executive Committee.
- That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that the College’s legislation be amended to allow board complaints to be dealt with as regular employer notifications;
- That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that the College’s legislation be amended to realign the definition of “incompetence” as it appears in the College’s legislation to correspond to the five domains and 16 competency statements delineated under the Teacher Performance Appraisal process;
- That Council recommend to the Minister of Education that the College’s legislation be amended to allow for the publication of summaries of Discipline Committee decisions involving incompetence;
- That the College consider publishing full Discipline Committee decisions in CanLII, a legal database that is available to the public without charge.
Council Summary: December 3, 2015
At a special meeting on December 3, 2015, College Council:
- approved amendments to the Accreditation regulation to streamline the process for reviewing changes to accredited programs, resulting in greater efficiencies, time and cost saving for program providers and the College;
- amended Council member compensation policies affecting meeting cancellations and the early adjournment of meetings;
- passed a balanced College budget for 2016 of $37,381,901, resulting in a fixed membership fee of $150; and
- honoured Emily Runstedler, Alexis de la Torre and Nadine Wyczolkowski, respective recipients of the College’s Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education, the Ontario College of Teachers’ Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate Scholarship and the Ontario College of Teachers’ Intermediate/Senior Scholarship.