The Academic Council is the senior academic approval body for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, accountable to the Senior Leadership 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:

  • Faculty members – Four (4) representatives from the schools and departments (one from each faculty)
  • One representative from the Learning and Teaching division
  • One faculty representative within Student Services
  • One member at large from any school or division
  • Two student representatives who are the president and vice-president academics of SPSA
  • One college representative from the partner organizations to Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
  • All Saskatchewan Polytechnic academic deans, as ex-officio members
  • Vice-provost as ex officio member and council chair
  • The associate vice-president, Learning and Teaching, as ex officio member and council vice chair

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:

  • President
  • Provost and vice-president, Academic
  • Director, Enrolment Services and Registrar
  • Associate vice-president, Applied Research and Innovation
  • Associate vice-president, Student Services
  • Special advisor to the provost

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