Article 16: Standing Committees

16.01 There shall be a Publications Committee which shall publish or cause to be published the Corporation’s newsletter and any other publications that are authorized by the Board and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.01.01 The Publications Committee shall consist of:

16.01.01.1 a Chair, elected who shall be an ex officio director of the Corporation and entitled to vote at all meetings thereof, and shall be selected by an Election pursuant to Article 9 hereof;

16.01.01.1.1 The person so elected shall assume the position of Chair of the Publications Committee immediately upon the expiration of the term of the incumbent Chair of the Publications Committee or upon the position of Chair of the Publications Committee being or becoming vacant, whichever shall earlier occur; and

16.01.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board. 1

6.01.02 All members of the Publications Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.02 There shall be a Membership Committee which shall organize and administer membership drives, determine recommended membership fees and provide such recommendations to the Board, and publish or cause to be published materials promoting the Corporation and its aims and objectives, and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.02.01 The Membership Committee shall consist of:

16.02.01.1 a Chair, appointed by the Board from amongst its members, who shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.02.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.02.02 All members of the Membership Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.03 There shall be a Communications and Public Relations Committee which shall develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies, programmes and materials to promote the Corporation and its goals, objectives, and activities to the public, and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.03.01 The Communications and Public Relations Committee shall consist of:

16.03.01.1 a Chair, appointed by the Board from amongst its members, who shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.03.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.03.02 All members of the Communications and Public Relations Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.04 There shall be a Finance Committee which shall advise the Board of Directors on the financial affairs of the Corporation, review the Corporation’s financial statements including such monthly financial statements as may be generated. The Finance Committee shall be responsible for preparing the Corporation’s annual budget and presenting the same to the Board, and it shall further undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.04.01 The Finance Committee shall consist of:

16.04.01.1 a Chair, who shall be the Treasurer of the Corporation; and

16.04.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.04.02 All members of the Finance Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.05 There shall be an STLHE /SAPES Awards Committee which shall honour outstanding university teachers and educational leaders in Canada and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.05.01 The STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee shall consist of:

16.05.01.1 a Chair;

16.05.01.2 the Coordinators of each of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Sub-Committee, the Alan Blizzard Award Sub-Committee, the Chris Knapper Award Sub-Committee and any other Sub-Committees as may be established by the Board; and

16.05.01.3 such other members as are appointed by the Chair, with such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.05.02 All members of the STLHE Awards Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.06 The Chair of the STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee shall:

16.06.01 be selected by an Election pursuant to Article 9 hereof;

16.06.02 assume the position of Chair of the STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee immediately upon the expiration of the term of the incumbent Chair of the STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee or upon the position of Chair of the STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee being or becoming vacant, whichever shall earlier occur;

16.06.03 be an ex officio director of the Corporation and entitled to vote at all meetings thereof;

16.06.04 hold the position of Chair of the STLHE / SAPES Awards Committee for FOUR (4) years from the date of assumption of such position, PROVIDED THAT such position shall be automatically vacated:

16.06.04.1 if the holder of such positions has resigned from either such position by delivering a written resignation to the Secretary of the Corporation;

16.06.04.2 if the holder of such positions is found by a Court of competent jurisdiction to be of unsound mind;

16.06.04.3 if the holder of such positions becomes bankrupt or suspends payment or compounds with his or her creditors; or

16.06.04.4 upon death of the holder of such positions, PROVIDED FURTHER THAT if any vacancy shall occur for any reason in this subparagraph contained, the Board may by majority vote appoint another Member to fill the vacancy so created, with such appointment expiring upon the expiration of the remainder of the term of the former holder of such positions so vacated; and

16.06.05 in any event, hold said positions at the will of the Board.

16.07 The STLHE / SAPES Awards Sub-Committees shall be the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Sub-Committee, the Alan Blizzard Award Sub-Committee, the Chris Knapper Award Sub-Committee, and such other Sub-Committees as the Board may establish from time to time (the “Sub-Committees”) which shall administrate their respective awards and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.07.01 Each Sub-Committee shall consist of:

16.07.01.1 a Coordinator, appointed by the Board from amongst its members SAVE FOR the Coordinator of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Sub-Committee as aforesaid, and each of whom shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.07.01.2 such other members as are appointed by the Chair or the Coordinator, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair, the Coordinator, and of the Board.

16.07.02 All members of a Sub-Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.08 There shall be a Conference Committee which shall organize the hosting of the annual conference of the Members of the Corporation and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.08.01 The Conference Committee shall consist of:

16.08.01.1 a Chair, appointed by the Board from amongst its members, who shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.08.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.08.02 All members of the Conference Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.09 There shall be a Bi-lingual Advocacy Committee which shall endeavour to ensure support for and involvement of Francophone colleagues on actions and issues that are authorized by the Board and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.09.01The Bi-lingual Advocacy Committee shall consist of:

16.09.01.1 A chair, elected who shall be an ex officio director of the Corporation and entitled to vote at all meetings thereof, and shall be selected by an Election pursuant to Article 9 hereof;

16.09.01.2 The person so elected shall assume the position of Chair of the Bi-lingual Advocacy Committee immediately upon the expiration of the term of the incumbent Chair of the Bi-lingual Advocacy Committee or upon the position of Chair of the Bi-lingual Advocacy Committee being or becoming vacant, whichever shall earlier occur; and

16.09.01.3 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.10 There shall be a Partnerships Committee which shall endeavour to develop and maintain relationships with external entities for the mutual benefit of those entities and the Corporation, and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.10.01 The Partnerships Committee shall consist of:

16.10.01.1 a Chair, appointed by the Board from amongst its members, who shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.10.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.10.02 All members of the Partnerships Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.11 There shall be a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Committee which shall organize any activities that promote or support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and issues that are authorized by the Board and which shall undertake such further duties as the Board may authorize.

16.11.01The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Committee shall consist of:

16.11.01.1 A chair, appointed by the Board from amongst its members, who shall hold office at the will of the Board; and

16.11.01.2 other members appointed by the Chair, such members to hold membership in the Committee at the will of the Chair and of the Board.

16.11.02 All members of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Committee must be Members of the Corporation.

16.12 The Board of Directors may by resolution and from time to time establish any such further and other Standing Committees as it may in its sole discretion determine.