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Governance of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Governance is the means by which the Department is formally organized and managed. Below you will find the structure for both administrative and academic procedures, and by whom decisions are made within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and the Faculty of Education.

 

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Administrative Office

The Chair is the head of the Department and is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, following a formal search process. The initial appointment term is for 3 years. The appointment may be renewed. Please note the current Chair of the Department is Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky.

Graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs of the Department are led by Graduate and Undergraduate Program Directors. The Chair appoints the Program Directors.

E.C.P. Administrative Staff:

Departmental Standing Committees

Please find below the following committees: Executive Committee, Departmental Meetings, Departmental Tenure Committee (DTC), Graduate Awards Committee, Progam Committees, Clinic Advisory Committee, and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Committee.

The Executive Committee
Composition: Mandate:

The Department Chair, Graduate Program Directors of the five major program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, Master of Education in Educational Psychology, and School/Applied Child Psychology), and two elected graduate students (representing the professional and the non-professional programs).

Chaired by a member of the committee other than the Department Chair.

To render decisions about programs, courses, search committee representation, ad hoc committee formation, graduate funding allocation, and general policies and procedures to be adopted by the Department.

This committee meets once a month during the fall and winter terms, preceding the monthly department meetings.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Department Chair
Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Executive Committee Chair, Counselling Psychology Graduate Program Director
Dr. Alenoush Saoyan, Learning Sciences Graduate Program Director
Dr. Nancy Heath, Human Development and M.Ed. Educational Psychology Concentrations Graduate Program Director
Dr. Steven Shaw, School/Applied Child Psychology Representative
Samantha Ryan, Administrative Officer
Alexander Nowak, Administrative Assistant (on leave)
Jennifer Lavoie, Student Representative (non-professional programs)
Terra Kowalyk, Student Representative (professional programs)
2013-2014 Executive Committee Meeting Dates:
September 5, 2013
October 3, 2013
November 7, 2013
December 5, 2013
January 9, 2014
February 6, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 3, 2014

 

Department Meetings
Composition: Description:
Departmental meetings are open to all members of the department (Faculty members, other academic staff, and students).

To discuss policy, procedures and business arising within the Department. All Department members are eligible to add agenda items to be discussed at the meetings.

Department meetings are held monthly during the Fall and Winter semesters, follwoing the Executive Committee meetings.

2013-2014 Departmental Meeting Dates:
Sepetember 12, 2013
October 10, 2013
November 14, 2013
December 12, 2013
January 16, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
April 10, 2014

 

Departmental Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (DTC)
Composition: Mandate:

The Departmental Chair, at least one senior representative from following program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, and School/Applied Child Psychology).

Chaired by the Departmental Chair.

To render decisions and provide recommendations for faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

The committee meets as needed.

2014-2015 Commitee Members:
Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Susanne Lajoie, Alenoush Saroyan, Robert Savage, and Victroia Talwar.

The Graduate Awards Committee
Compositon: Mandate:
Graduate Program Directors of the following program areas or their representatives (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, and School/Applied Developmental Psychology).

The mandate of this committee is to render decisions concerning the nomination of ECP students for external and internal awards, scholarships and fellowships.

The committee typically meets 2-3 times a year and may add additional meeting sessions as needed.

Committee Members:
Committee is formed for departmental review and ranking periods for fellowship applications.
Program Committees
Composition:  Mandate: 
Faculty members associated with program areas, Program Coordinator, two student representatives (one Ph.D. and one M.A.), one student representation for M.Ed. concentrations in Educational Psychology (one M.Ed.).                                                                      The mandate of program committees is to monitor program offerings, make recommendations for student admissions, monitor student progress, make recommendations to the Executive Committee for program revision/changes, forward names of students and faculty for various awards, prepare for accreditation (in the case of the professional programs). Programs determine the frequency of meetings.
Program Committees are as follows:
Program Committee Members Meeting Dates
Counselling Psychology Counselling Psyschology Program Fauclty
Graduate Program Advisor
TBA, Ph.D. Representative
TBA, M.A. Student Representatives
2014-2015 schedule to be announced
Human Development Human Development Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
TBA, M.A. Student Representative
TBA, Ph.D. Student Representative
2014-2015 schedule to be announced
Master of Education in Educational Psychology M.Ed. Educational Psychology Program Facuulty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
TBA, M.Ed. Student Representative
2014-2015 schedule to be announced
Learning Sciences / Health Professions Education Learning Sciences Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Health Professions Education Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
TBA, M.A. Student Representative
TBA, Ph.D. Student Representative
2014-2015 schedule to be announced
School/Applied Child Psychology School/Applied Child Psychology Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
TBA, M.A. Student Representative
TBA, Ph.D. Student Representative
2014-2015 schedule to be announced
The Clinic Advisory Committee
Composition: Mandate:

Clinic Director, one faculty representative from both professional programs (Counselling Psychology and School/Applied Child Psychology), Administrative Officer, Graduate Program Adviser, Clinic Coordinator, two representatives from the community and two student representatives from both professional programs.

For more information, please visit the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic webpage.

The role of the Clinic Advisory Committee (CAC) is to assist the clinic director in matters of policy, procedures and financial planning relative to the operations of the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic.

The committee meets 2 – 4 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jack De Stefano, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Dr. Annett Körner, Counselling Psychology Program Representative
Dr. Ingrid Sladeczek, School/Applied Child Psychology Program Representative
Ms. Samantha Ryan, ECP Administrative Officer
Mr. Alexander Nowak, Graduate Program Advisor (on leave)
Ms. Rachael Muncaster (on leave), Assesment Materials Resource Centre Coordinator
Ms. Emelia Triplet, Interim Assesment Materials Resource Centre Coordinator
Ms. Vera Romano, Course Lecturer
Ms. Shawna Atkins, Course Lecturer
Ms. Sumin Na, Counselling Psychology PhD Student Representative
Ms. Samira Moumne, School/Applied Child Psychology MA Student Representative
Ms. Adina Berindean-Coroiu, Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative
Assessment Materials and Resource Centre Committee
Composition: Mandate:

AMRC Chair, Clinic Director, School/Applied Child Psychology Program Representative, Administrative Officer, Graduate Program Advisor, one M.A. and one Ph.D. student representative from both School/Applied Child Psychology and Counselling Psychology programs.

For more information, please visit Assessment Materials Resource Centre webpage.

To ensure that the Resource Centre's administration, both in service to its users and availability of tests, is maintained at the highest standard possible. The Committee meets a minimum of twice a year where important issues relating to the Resource Centre are discussed.

The committee meets a minimum of 2 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Annett Körner, Chair of Assessment Materials Resource Centre Committee
Dr. Armando Bertone, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Jack De Stefano, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Samantha Ryan, ECP Administrative Officer
Mr. Alexander Nowak, Graduate Program Advisor (on leave)
Ms. Rachael Muncaster (on leave), Assessment Materials Resource Centre Coordinator
Ms. Emelia Triplet, Interim Assesment Materials Resource Centre Coordinator
Ms. Samira Moumne, School/Applied Child Psychology MA Student Representative
Mr. Colin Campbell, School/Applied Child Psychology PhD Student Representative
Ms. Adina Berindean-Coroiu, Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative
Ms. Danielle Brosseau, Counselling Psychology PhD Student Representative

Departmental ad hoc Committees

Please find below the following committee(s): Advisory Search Committee.

Advisory Search Committee (for Academic Positions)
Composition: Mandate:
Department Chair (ex officio), Program Director in the area of hire (ex officio), one member of program in the area of hire, a representative of the Department Executive Committee, a graduate student representing the area of hire (preferably not a supervisee of a committee member), an external member representing a department with close ties to the area of hire. The Search Committee is chaired by Program Director in the area of hire.

Search Committees are advisory committees who make a recommendation to the Department Chair for academic hires.

Council of the Faculty of Education

Please find below the following committees: Faculty Council, Nominating Committee, Academic Policy Committee (APC), Committee on Graduate Studies (CGS), and Education Library Advisory Committee (ELAC).

Faculty Council
Composition: Description:
For a complete list please see the Faculty Council constitution, available on the Faculty of Education website.

The Council of the Faculty of Education is a deliberative, decision-making body representing administration, faculty (teaching and research), support staff, and students. The Council may establish, and from time to time amend, rules and regulations governing its own meetings and procedure for the transaction of business properly coming before it.

Elected Committee Members:
Profs. Martin Drapeau and Nancy Health, ECP Faculty Member Representatives
Profs. Elaine Menard and Catherine Guastavino, SIS Faculty Member Representatives
Profs. Teresa Strong-Wilson and Lise Winer, DISE Faculty Member Representatives
Profs. David Pearsall and Bill Harvey, KPE Faculty Member Representatives
Ms. Fernanda Soler Urzua and Ms. Cora-Lee Conway, Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS) Representatives
Ms. Kady Patterson and Ms. Brianne Bond, Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS) Representatives
Prof. Gerald Scott Conrod, Course Lecturer Representative
Mr. Michael Canavan, Managerial Staff Representative
Mr. Dean Thomson, Clerical and Technical Representative

Non-elected Members:
Prof. Dilson Rassier, Interim Dean of Faculty of Education
Prof. Julie Côté, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Prof. Elizabeth Wood, Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Prof. Kimiz Dalkir, Executive Director, Student Affairs
Prof. Alain Breuleux, Associate Dean, Infrastructure
Prof. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Chair, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Prof. Ralk St-Clair, Chair, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education
Prof. René Turcotte, Interim Chair, Dept. Kinesiology and Physical Education
Ms. Allyson Noftall, Assistant to the Dean of Faculty of Education

Faculty Council establishes the following standing committees and their mandates:

Nominating Committee
Composition: Mandate:

The composition of the Nominating Committee shall consist of a total of five members; four members elected from Faculty Council, one from each academic unit, with the Dean chairing the committee. The duration of the term for elected members will be for two years except for this first year of implementation where two members will serve a one year term.

The mandate of the Nominating Committee is to ensure that proper procedures are in place pertaining to all standing committees, and/or ad hoc committees and that they are appropriately constituted and are operational in their mandated activities.

The Nominating committee shall make recommendations to Faculty Council regarding the nomination of academic staff members to serve on standing or ad hoc committees of the Faculty.  Memberships of all standing, and/or ad hoc, university committees shall be reviewed annually by the 30th of April.

Committee Members:
Prof. Dilson Rasier, Chair - Interim Dean of Faculty of Education
Prof. Martin Drapeau, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) Representative
Prof. Catherine Guastavino (Aug-Dec 2013) Charles-Antoince Julien (Jan-Apr 2014), School of Information Studies (SIS) Representative
Prof. Enrique Garcia, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education Representative
Prof. Teresa Strong-Wilson, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education Representative

Academic Policy Committee (APC)
Composition: Description:
  • Associate Dean (academic)
  • Director of the Office of Student Teaching and Head Librarian of the Education Library shall be ex-offcio, voting members.
  • Students Affairs Officer (voice without a vote)
  • Academic unit representatives (one per academic unit of the Faculty of Education offering programs leading to degrees).
  • Two student memebers (one undergraduate nominated by Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS), and one graduate student nominated by the Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS)).

Chaired by the Associate Dean.

Responsible for all academic matters relating to undergraduate and graduate courses and programs or administered by the Faculty of Education.

Committee Members:
Prof. Elizabeth Wood, Chair - Associate Dean (Academic)
Prof. Fiona Benson, Director of the Office of Student Teaching
Maya Kucji, Lisaison LIbrarian of the Education Library
Joan Barrett, Faculty Students Affairs Officer
Prof. Kevin McDonough, DISEW Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Tara Flanagan, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology Representative
Prof. Dennis Jensen, KPE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Joan Bartlett, SIS Academic Unit Representative Kady Paterson, EDUS Representative
Jason Lister, EGSS Representative

Committee on Graduate Studies (CGS)
Composition: Description:

Consists of nine members:

  • Associate Dean, Research
  • Deputy Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
  • Academic

Chaired by the Associate Dean, Research

Responsible for fostering and enhancing an active an collegial Faculty-wide research culture for graduate students.

Committee Members:
Prof. Julie Côté, Chair - Associate Dean responsible for Graduate Studies
Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian of the Education Library
Prof. Anila Asghar, DISE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Annett Körner, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology Representative.
Prof. David Pearsall, KPE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Karyn Moffat, SIS Academic Unit Representative
TBA, Ph.D. EGSS Representative
Jason Lister,  M.A. EGSS Representative

 

Education Library Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Composition: Description:

Consists of a total of nine members:

Chaired by the Dean of the Faculty of Education

Responsible for fostering and enhancing an active and collegial Faculty-wide research culture for graduate students.

Committee Members:
Prof. Dilson Rassier, Chair - Interim Dean, Faculty of Educaion
Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian of the Education Library
Prof. Teresa Strong-Wilson, DISE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Annett Körner, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology Representative
Prof. Enrique Garcia, KPE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Elaine Menard, SIS Academic Unit Representative
Kady Paterson, EDUS Representative
Jason Lister, EGSS Representative

Prizes and Awards Committee (PAC)
Composition: Description:

Consists of a total of eleven members:

  • Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Associate Dean, Research
  • Academic unit representatives (one per academic unit of the Faculty of Education)

Chaired by the Dean, Faculty of Education.

The Prizes and Awards Committee (PAC) is responsible to put forward quality nominations from the Faculty of Education's Academic community for faculty, university national and international specific prizes, awards and public recognition. Other aards such as Honorary Doctorates or community based awards recognizing the exceptional efforts of citizen and organizations could also be considered for nomination.

The mandate of the committee is to:

  • Actively seek applicants for nomination on selected prizes and awards
  • Communicate the call for applications of awards to the departments and coordinate the gathering and processing of the required documentation.
  • Identify nominations which will then be forwarded to the appropriate body by the Chair.
  • Maintain a repertoire of petential candidates and a schedule of activites related to the call for applications.

Committee Members:
Prof. Dilson Rassier, Chair - Interim Dean, Faculty of Education
Prof. Lunn Butler Kisber, DISE Academic Unit Representative
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology Representative
Prof. Julie Côté, KPE Academic Unit Representative
Prof. Eun Park, SIS Academic Unit Representative

Student Affairs Committee (SAC)
Composition: Description:

Consists of a total of eleven members:

  • Executive Director, Student Affairs
  • Associate Dean, Academic
  • Student Affairs Officer
  • Director, Student Teacing Office
  • One Undergraduate Program Director from each academic unit of the Faculty
  • One academic advisor from each academic unit of the Faculty
  • One academic advisor from FNIE
  • One undergraduate student member in satisfactory standing nominated by Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS).

Chaired by the Executive Director, Student Affairs.

Responsible for  informing and making recommendations to the Academic Policy Committee (APC) on the application of institutional policies and procedures related to Student Life and Learning to courses and programs of studies of the Faculty.

Committee Members:
Prof. Kimiz Dalkir, Chair - Executive Director, Student Affairs
Maya Kucij, Associate Dean (Academic)
Prof. Lise Winer, Graduate Program Director
Dr. Steven Shaw, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology Graduate Program Director
Prof. Julie Côté(Sept-Dec 2013) William Havery(Jan-June 2014), KPE UG or Graduate Program Directors
TBA, SIS UG or Graduate Program Director
Kady Paterson, EDUS Representative
Jason Lister, EGSS Representative

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