College of the Rockies Education Council (EDCO)
Introduction to the Education Council
Education Council is a representative body of the College, roughly similar to a university Senate. Education Council’s role is based on the key principle that academic staff must play a decisive role in making educational decisions and in setting policy affecting teaching, learning, and the support of teaching and learning in the institution.
The College and Institutions Act describes three roles and responsibilities for the Council. They are:
- The sole responsibility to set curriculum content as well as certain policies and criteria as identified under the Act;
- The joint responsibility with the Board of Governors (the Board) on matters of curriculum evaluation related to course transfer as identified under the Act and other responsibilities of the Board that, on the initiative of the Board, the Board and the Council agree are subject to joint approval;
- An advisory role, responsible for advising the Board on the development of educational policies as identified under the Act.
To help with this work, Education Council has three Standing Committees:
- Curriculum Standing Committee (CSC)
- Academic and Student Affairs Policy Committee (SAP)
- Awards Committee
Education Council meets monthly from September until June. Meetings, and the minutes from meetings, are public. Education Council values shared governance and welcomes advice from the entire college community.
Fore more information, please contact:
John McDonaugh, Vice-chair