The DSC is involved with:
If you are interested in being on the DSC or helping with any of our activities (or you have any ideas for events or things that you want to see) please come to the meetings. We hope to meet fairly frequently and announcements will be posted.
Functions of a DSC
Departmental Student Council Executives (DSC Executives)
Each DSC will elect a DSC Executive, the size of which will be appropriate to the size and work of the department.
NOTE: some DSC's may wish to include all members of the departmental committees and of committees of the Faculty Board in the DSC Executive, while others may prefer to form a smaller Management Committee under its Chair. In either case, all elections are by the DSC; and the DSC Executive will not be entitled to appoint to any committee or duty a member not elected to that office by the DSC.]
NOTE: Large DSC's may wish to elect an officer to manage the internal affairs of the DSC under the Chair's general direction.]
Student Participation in Departmental Committees
NOTE: The intention is that if a department has only one student-staff committee (an Undergraduate Studies committee), it would be a standing committee. It is not intended to impose a complex committee structure upon departments which have already established, or wish to operate under a more flexible system. Where a department functions through a group of standing or special committees on which elected students serve, the functions of the Undergraduate Studies Committee could be distributed into the appropriate existing committees either in place of or in addition to an Undergraduate Studies Committee.]
Student Participation on Faculty Board
NOTE: The intention is to provide selection according to areas of knowledge, rather than according to the size of the departmental constituency.]
Admissions Committee - three; Curriculum Committee - seven; Academic Orientation Committee - three, plus the President of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and the Academic Coordinator of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society's Orientation Committee, ex officio ; Nominating Committee - four, plus the President and Vice President of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, ex officio ; Procedures Committee - three; Study Abroad and Student Exchanges - three, Computing Committee - three.
NOTE: The Nominating Committee is required to nominate, for the Admissions, Academic Orientation, and the Procedures Committee, one student from the Humanities, one from the Social Sciences, and one from the Departments of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; for the Curriculum and Nominating Committees, two students from the Humanities, two from the Social Sciences, and two from the Departments of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and to the Curriculum Committee, in addition, one graduate student.]
NOTE: By convention of the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Nominating Committee presents a slate including at least two names for each position, and additional nominations may also be presented from the floor.] E) For purposes of this by-law, the Concurrent Education Students Association will be considered to be a DSC and will be entitled to appoint one person to sit on the Faculty Board. Students who are proposed by the Concurrent Education Students Association for nomination to the standing committees of the Faculty, shall be considered to represent the discipline division of their major area of study.