Terms of Reference

To consider matters related to the academic governance of the University, and in particular, in regard to academic governance:

  1. To advise Senate on the interpretation of existing Senate provisions;
  2. To receive and make recommendations to Senate on any proposals to introduce changes;
  3. To provide a continuing review, and on this basis, to make recommendations to Senate on possible changes thereto.
  4. To recommend to Senate the number, size and terms of reference of standing committees of the Senate.
  5. To oversee the nomination and election process for Senate committee membership.


  1. The Clerk of Senate, ex-officio
  2. Six faculty members broadly representative of the Faculties of the university, with at least 50% being current or past sitting Senators
  3. One undergraduate student
  4. One graduate student