Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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The Standing Committees of Cultural Studies Steering Committee include:

Faculty, staff, and students who wish to sit on standing committees are expected to make a one-year commitment in the name of continuity of the group.

Each committee has a faculty chair, who is a member of and appointed by the Steering Committee. The chair of each committee recruits for their own committee and endeavours to secure adequate diversity of representation from faculty, staff, and students. All committees may also have a student co-chair. The chair of every Standing Committee is automatically a member of the Constitution committee. If a chair loses the confidence of their Committee or of the Steering Committee, e.g. by failure to adequately consult, failure to carry out their duties, or through a violation of the Collective Agreement, they may be removed at any time by a decision of the Steering Committee. When such a decision is being discussed, the chair has voice but not vote.

When it is both possible and desirable, the job of committee chair may be split between two people, e.g. one student and one faculty member. At least one of the co-chairs must be a faculty member. A student co-chair is desirable when possible, to extend and embody the participatory decision-making valued in the program. The student co-chair is chosen by consensus vote of the given committee. The responsibilities of the co-chair, when there is one appointed, from some subset of general chair responsibilities. They are to be discussed between the chair and co-chair. The word “chair” in the sections below and elsewhere should be understood to mean “chair or co-chair".