Program Council sets policies, criteria, procedures, schedules and curriculum content for students, the faculty, programs and the institution.
Under the College and Institute Act (1996; 2002sen) the Justice Institute Board of Governors has “the powers and duties of an Education Council to discharge under its own bylaws.” The Board has delegated these responsibilities through the President to Program Council.
Elected from the Program Council Membership, the Chair leads the Program Council. The alternate Chair is the Vice-President, Academic.
Up to 10 faculty members and staff
Three senior management staff appointed by the President
Vice-President, Academic (ex officio)
Two support staff
Registrar (ex officio)
Institute Librarian (ex officio)
Sets policies concerning examinations and evaluation of student performance
Sets policies concerning student withdrawal from courses, programs, and the institution
Establishes criteria for academic standing, academic standards, and the grading system
Sets criteria for awards recognizing academic excellence
Sets policies and procedures for appeals by students on academic matters, and establishes a final appeal tribunal for these appeals
- Establishes curriculum content for courses leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees
- Sets policies concerning library and resource centres
Sets the academic schedule and annual schedule of dates
Sets policies on faculty member qualifications
Establishes policies for admission qualifications
Sets policies and scheduling for the review of programs
Additional functions and responsibilities of Education Councils (established in the BC College and Institute Act) remain under the final responsibility and authority of the Board of Governors.