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SIM Governance

Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee

The major function of the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure is indicated by its title. Meetings are held whenever particular School matters require consideration and decision.

The members of the Committee are: all full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, one student (returning), and one representative from the Associated Alumni. The Director attends to consider appointments only.

MIM Curriculum Committee

The mandate of the MIM Curriculum Committee is to develop and evaluate the curriculum of the MIM program and ensure that the curriculum meets the SIM and MIM goals and objectives.

MLIS Admissions Committee

The MLIS Admissions Committee serves as an advisory committee on matters of admission to the Master of Library and Information Studies program (including combined programs such as the MLIS/JD). The Committee provides advice on: admissions policies and practices, and recruiting activities for the MLIS and combined programs.

The members of the Committee are: the MLIS Program Coordinator (Chair), the SIM Director, a representative from the Associated Alumni, a returning student appointed by the Students' Association. The Administrative Assistant acts as Secretary.

MLIS Curriculum Committee

The mandate of the MLIS Curriculum Committee is to develop and evaluate the curriculum of the MLIS program and ensure that the curriculum meets the SIM and MLIS goals and objectives.

The members of the Committee are: two faculty, two students (one incoming and one returning), two alumni and the MLIS Program Coordinator. The Director and a representative from the Students' Association executive are ex-officio members. One member of the faculty acts as Chair and the Program Coordinator acts as Secretary.

The Committee meets monthly, as needed, throughout the academic year.

MLIS Awards & Scholarships Committee

The MLIS Awards & Scholarship Committee acts on matters pertaining to MLIS Program (including combined degree programs) awards, scholarships and bursaries for both incoming and returning students.

The members of the Committee are: the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) Program Coordinator (chair), the SIM Director, and the SIM Administrative Assistant.

School Council

As the policy making body for the School, the School Council is responsible for establishing the terms of reference of each Standing or Special Committee and receiving reports from committees and approving matters of policy relating to the School and its programs. Meetings are held at least once yearly, at the end of the Winter Term.

Membership in the School Council includes all full-time faculty, all part-time faculty who teach on a regular basis and who are appointed by the Board of Governors, professors emeriti, the MLIS Program/Graduate Coordinator,the MIM Academic Director, three students from the MLIS or MIM programs (one incoming student, one returning student, and a Co-Chair of the Students' Association), and the Chair of the Associated Alumni, all of whom have one vote. A non-voting observer is appointed by the Canadian Library Association to represent the Association. The Council is chaired by the Director of the School, and the Program/Graduate Coordinator acts as Secretary.