Education Council

Education Council was created in 1995, as required by amendments to the College and Institute Act, 1994. The purpose of this legislation was to increase participation by students, staff, faculty, and administrators in governance of the institution, by creating a system of institutional governance similar to the type of governance found in Canadian universities. The College of New Caledonia had initiated a concept of governance similar to Education Council in 1991. Academic Council, as it was known, had a similar composition and set of responsibilities as the present Education Council. CNC's Academic Council was often noted as a successful practice during the provincial discussions leading to the formal establishment of Education Councils.

Deadlines for 2024/2025 Academic Year:

August 2024: Revised Programs Admissions Requirements for implementation Fall 2025.
November 2024: Revised Programs or Courses learning outcomes for implementation Fall 2025.
March 2025: New Programs or Courses for implementation Fall 2025.

Deadlines for 2025/2026 Academic Year:

August 2025: Revised Programs Admissions Requirements for implementation Fall 2026.
November 2025: Revised Programs or Courses learning outcomes for implementation Fall 2026.
March 2026: New Programs or Courses for implementation Fall 2026.

Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Education Council meeting dates are listed below. All meetings are held on a Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the board room unless otherwise notified. To ensure that your agenda item is submitted in time for the meeting date, please refer to the submission deadline.

Proposal/Submission Deadline

Meeting Date

May 30, 2023

June 13, 2023
July 25, 2023
August 8, 2023
August 29, 2023
September 12, 2023
September 26, 2023
October 10, 2023
 October 31, 2023 November 14, 2023
November 28, 2023
December 12, 2023
January 4, 2024
January 16, 2024
January 30, 2024
February 13, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 12, 2024
March 28, 2024
April 9, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 14, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 11, 2024


When submitting items for the agenda please make sure all information/documentation is complete as outlined in the Education Council Handbook and forward it to the administrative assistant for Education Council for circulation to the program advisory committees. 

Submit agenda items by email (See submission deadlines above)

For past Education Council agendas, minutes and background information, click here. This information is searchable by year, title, description or key word. Agenda packages and minutes are available online from 1991 to the present date.