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Senior Management Council

Mandate and Terms of Reference

Senior Management Council (SMC) is the most senior decision-making advisory body within the management of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The council’s mandate is to make recommendations to the president, and to make decisions in accordance with The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Act and the organization’s management authorities’ grid. SMC communicates, as required, with the board of directors via reports and decision items.

SMC meets regularly to oversee and direct the operational affairs of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. It considers, approves, and provides direction for the organization’s academic, administrative tactical, operational and resource activities. SMC is also responsible for planning and making recommendations to the president on strategic and business development initiatives.

Meetings

Meetings take place each month from September through June. Special meetings to consider strategic or budget requirements are scheduled at the call of the chair.

2016-2017 Academic Year Meeting Dates

  • September 7, 2016 (Prince Albert)
  • October 5, 2016
  • November 4, 2016
  • December 9, 2016
  • January 6, 2017
  • February 3, 2017
  • March 3, 2017
  • April 7, 2017
  • May 5, 2017
  • June 8, 2017

Communication

A confidential report of each SMC meeting is distributed to council members, with detailed action items. Once adopted, a summary report is posted on mySaskPolytech for management, faculty and staff. 

Membership and Chair

SMC membership is composed of the president and CEO; the provost and vice-president, Academic; the CFO and vice-president, Administrative Services; and the vice-president, Strategy and Business Development. The senior executive assistant to the president and CEO is ex-officio member of SMC.

The president and CEO serves as chair of each meeting. The senior executive assistant to the president and CEO is responsible for the preparation of all agendas, official minutes and action lists of the meetings, and the preparation and posting of meeting summaries.

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