Advisory Committees

The Statutes require that an advisory committee be established when considering the appointment or reappointment of:

  • The Principal;
  • The Provost, Deputy Provost and Vice-Principals; and
  • The Deans.

Advisory Committees provide recommendations to the Principal for the appointments of the Provost, Deputy Provost, Vice-Principals, and Deans as well as recommendations to the Board of Governors for the appointment of the Principal. A list of Advisory Committees currently in place may be accessed from the list on the left.
 

COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Appointment of the Principal

The Board of Governors is responsible for appointing and reappointing the Principal. Before doing so the Board must consult an advisory committee with the following composition:

  • Chair of the Board of Governors (or other member designated by the Board of Governors) as chair of the Advisory Committee;
  • The Chancellor;
  • Two members appointed by the Board of Governors;
  • Two members appointed by Senate;
  • One member appointed by the Students’ Society of McGill University;
  • One member appointed by the Post-Graduate Students’ Society;
  • Two members appointed by the Council of the McGill Association of University Teachers;
  • Two members appointed by the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association; and
  • Two members elected by the administrative and support staff.
[Source: Statutes, section 1.3.4.1]


Appointment of other senior administrators

The Principal is responsible for recommending to the Board of Governors the appointment or reappointment of the Provost, Deputy Provost, Vice-Principals, and Deans. Before doing so, the Principal must consult advisory committees constituted in accordance with the Statutes.


For the appointment or reappointment of the Provost, Deputy Provost, and Vice-Principals, the advisory committee is composed of:

  • Four representatives of the Board of Governors;
  • Four representatives of Senate; and
  • Two students.
[Source: Statutes, Article 3.4.1]


For the appointment or reappointment of the Dean of a large faculty*, the advisory committee is composed of:

  • Four members nominated by the faculty immediately concerned;
  • Four members not necessarily members of the faculty concerned, nor of Senate, appointed by Senate;
  • Two members appointed by the Board of Governors; and
  • Three student members.

*Any faculty having fifty or more full-time members of faculty, exclusive of joint appointments with other faculties, is deemed to be a large faculty.


For the appointment or reappointment of the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the advisory committee is composed of:

  • Eight members of faculties offering graduate programs, appointed by Senate;
  • Two members appointed by the Board of Governors; and
  • Three student members.
[Source: Statutes, Article 3.4.2]


For the appointment or reappointment of the Dean of a small faculty*, the advisory committee is composed of:

  • Two members nominated by the faculty immediately concerned;
  • Two members, not necessarily members of the faculty concerned, nor of Senate, appointed by Senate;
  • One member appointed by the Board of Governors; and
  • Two student members.

*Any faculty having fewer than fifty full-time members, exclusive of joint appointments with other faculties, is deemed a small faculty.

[Source: Statutes, Article 3.4.2]