The Academic Council is the senior academic approval body for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, accountable to the Senior Management Council. Academic Council helps to ensure Sask Polytech provides high-quality, job-focused education that meets labour market needs as they evolve.

The Council's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Recommend approval of new programs
  • Approve major revisions to current programs
  • Provide input on academic standards, policies and procedures

Decisions made by the council consider benefits to the organization as a whole, not just benefits to individual schools or programs.


Voting members:

  • Provost and Vice President, Academic
  • Five faculty members from the schools and departments (one per academic dean)
  • One faculty member from the learning and teaching division
  • One faculty member from the student services division
  • Two students
  • One representative from a partner educational organization (regional colleges)
  • All academic deans

Each faculty and student member is eligible to serve a two year term, with one renewal possible, for a maximum of four years' consecutive service.

Non-voting members:

  • Registrar
  • AVP, Applied Research and Innovation
  • AVP, Learning and Teaching
  • AVP, Student Services
  • Special Advisor to the Provost

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