Faculty Governance

FES Faculty Council

    The Council of the Faculty of Environmental Studies (“Faculty Council”) – a committee of the Senate of York University – is the governing body that establishes policy and regulations in all Faculty matters, both directly and through its standing committees.

Faculty Council Heirarchy

    • Vice-Chairs
    • Secretary of Council (non-voting)
    • Dean
    • Associate Dean (Research)
    • Associate Dean (Students)
    • Graduate Program Director
    • Undergraduate Program Director
    • Faculty Member
    • Support Staff (CPM)
    • Support Staff (YUSA)
    • Chair of BESSA (or delegate)
    • Chair of GESSA (or delegate)
    • Co-Chair of PhESSA (or delegate)
    • Policies and Procedures Executive Committee

    • Chair (Dean)
    • Secretary of Council (non-voting) All full-time and part-time and joint-appointed faculty members in FES
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student (elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student (elected by PhESSA)
    • Policies and Procedures Committee of Instruction

    • MES/JD Program Coordinator (Chair)
    • Graduate Program Director (or delegate)
    • 2 Osgoode Hall representatives (appointed by Osgoode Dean)
    • Faculty Member
    • MES/JED student (elected by GESSA)
    • Director, OSAS (or delegate) (non-voting)
    • Policies and Procedures MES/JD Program Subcommittee

    • Chair and Undergraduate Program Director
    • Faculty (Foundations course director, ENVS 2000)
    • Faculty (Foundations ENVS 2000)
    • Faculty (Course director, ENVS 2400)
    • Faculty (Foundations course director, ENVS 2200)
    • Associate Dean:
    • Director, OSAS or delegate (non-voting), (delegate)
    • Teaching Assistant (elected by PHESSA)
    • Undergraduate student (elected by BESSA)
    • Undergraduate student(elected by BESSA)
    • Secretary (non-voting)
    • Policies and Procedures Undergraduate Program and Curriculum subcommittee

    • Chair (faculty member, elected by faculty members on the committee)
    • Associate Dean (Research)
    • FES Rep on APPRC
    • 2 Faculty Members
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student (elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student(elected by PhESSA)
    • Director of OSAS or delegate (non-voting)
    • Policies and Procedures Research Committee

    • Chair (tenured faculty, elected by faculty members on the committee)
    • AA&E Rep(tenured faculty, elected by faculty members on committee)
    • Dean’s Representative
    • 4 Faculty Members
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student (elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student(elected by PhESSA)
    • Secretary (non-voting) (The majority of faculty on FAAC should normally have tenure.)
    • Policies and Procedures Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee

    • Chair (tenured faculty, elected by faculty members on the committee)
    • 4 Faculty Members
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student (elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student (elected by PhESSA)
    • Secretary (non-voting) (The majority of faculty on the T&P Committee shall have tenure. A maximum of two faculty members may be untenured.)
    • Policies and Procedures Tenure and Promotions Committee

    • Chair(elected by committee members)
    • 6 Faculty Members
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student(elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student(elected by PhESSA)
    • Secretary(non-voting)
    • Policies and Procedures Appeals Committee

    • The Faculty of Environmental Studies Equity Committee usually meets once every month, September through May, from 10:00am to 11:30am pm in Room 248, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies ( HNES ) Building, Keele Campus.

    • 3 Faculty Members
    • BES student (elected by BESSA)
    • MES student(elected by GESSA)
    • PhD student (elected by PhESSA)
    • Two full-time staff members, preferably from recruitment and student services
    • Director, OSAS (non-voting)
    • Policies and Procedures Equity Committee