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Education Council Elections

Education Council Elections Rules and Procedures

The following rules and procedures for Education Council elections are in accordance with the College and Institute Act. In the event of any conflict between the rules and procedures and the Act, the College and Institute Act shall prevail.

Election Results for Faculty, Support Staff and Students

Faculty

According to the College and Institute Act, a faculty member is defined as:

"an instructor, librarian, tutor, counsellor, research associate, program coordinator or other employee of the institution that a collective agreement between the bargaining agents, as defined in section 1 of the Labour Relations Code, for the institution and faculty members specifies to be a faculty member."

Faculty will elect a total of ten (10) representatives to Education Council  who will serve for a term of two (2) years and may be elected to one (1) additional consecutive term.

  • There will be two (2) faculty members nominated and elected as Members at Large.
  • There will be eight (8) faculty members nominated and elected to represent the academic and divisions and support program areas. The academic division and program areas will nominate from within their respective areas and elect one representative each:
    • Faculty of Child, Family & Community Services
    • Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Language, Literature & Performing Arts
    • Faculty of Science & Technology
    • Learning Resources
    • Student Affairs and Services
  • Term commences on September 1, and will end August 31
  • Election Rules and Procedures
    • Schedule for Elections
    • Representation and Term of Office
    • Call for Nomination Information
    • Nomination Form
    • Election Process
    • Voting and Platform Statement
    • Conduct of Candidates
    • Appeals

During the term of office for the Education Council, a faculty member must:

  • Continue to meet the definition of a faculty member as defined in the College and Institute Act.
  • Continue to be an employee of Douglas College, as defined in the Collective Agreement Between Douglas College and Douglas College Faculty Association.

If any of the above-mentioned conditions are not met, the representative must forfeit the seat on Education Council.

 

Support Staff

According to the College and Institute Act, support staff is defined as:

"the employees of the institution who are not the president, educational administrators or faculty members."

  • Support staff will elect two (2) representatives to Education Council who will serve for a term of two (2) years and may be elected to one (1) additional consecutive term. The support staff will be elected from the support staff at large.
  • Term commences on September 1, and will end August 31
  • Election Rules and Procedures
    • Schedule for Elections
    • Notice of Election
    • Representation and Term of Office
    • Nomination
    • Election Process
    • Voting
    • Conduct of Candidates
    • Appeals

During the term of office for Education Council, a support staff member must:

  • Continue to meet the definition of a support staff member as defined in the College and Institute Act.
  • Continue to be an employee of Douglas College, as specified above.

Student

According to the College and Institutes Act, a student is defined as:

"a person the Registrar recognizes to be enrolled and in good standing in a course or program of studies at the institution"

  • For the purposes of elections, a student is an individual who is enrolled in at least one credit course and in good standing at the institution.

A student candidate may not be directly employed by the College as a faculty, support staff or administrative member.

  • Students will elect four (4) representatives who will serve for a term of one (1) year and may be elected to two (2) additional consecutive terms.  The student representatives will be elected from the students at large. At least one is from the Coquitlam campus and one is from the New Westminster campus.
  • Term commences on September 1, and will end August 31
  • Election Rules and Procedures
    • Schedule for Elections
    • Notice of Election
    • Representation and Term of Office
    • Nomination
    • Election Process
    • Voting
    • Conduct of Candidates
    • Appeals

During the term of office, a student member for Education Council must:

  • Maintain registration in at least one credit course at the College for at least two (2) semester of the term of office.
  • Not withdrawn or be required to withdraw from the College

 

Election procedures