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The Educational Excellence Committee is a standing committee of the Education Council at Douglas College. Under the amended Colleges and Institutes Act (1996), Education Council is charged with "setting criteria for awards recognizing academic excellence" (24.2 (d)). The purpose of this committee is to fulfill this obligation by fostering a culture of recognition of student excellence throughout the College.
The Committee includes 5-7 members, and reflects the balance and diversity of members on Education Council:
Membership must include a representative from Education Council.
Members will serve a two-year term, and can elect to serve subsequent terms.
The chairperson is elected annually by the Committee members.
The Education Council representative reports to Education Council and submits recommendations. Current minutes of the Educational Excellence Committee are held by the Educational Excellence Chair and historical records are kept with the Education Council secretary. The chairperson will present a report of the committee's activities annually, according to Education Council by-laws.
A quorum is a simple majority of the current membership.
Revised: November 2016