APC Subcommittee on Courses and Teaching Programs (SCTP)

SCTP Composition

SCTP has twelve members appointed by APC: the Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Planning) - Chair, with vote; the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (or academic delegate); five academic staff members appointed to three-year renewable terms (taking care to rotate representation among faculties and ensuring representation of at least two of the larger faculties as defined by the University Statutes); one graduate student member, nominated by PGSS; one undergraduate student member, nominated by SSMU (one alternate undergraduate student member to be nominated by MCSS); one representative from Enrolment Services (voice but no vote); one representative from Student Services (voice but no vote); and one representative from Teaching and Learning Services (voice but no vote). The Chair of SCTP is an ex-officio member of APC. A member of Analysis, Planning, and Budget should be invited when resource implications of proposals for new teaching programs are being considered, in order to provide the necessary expertise.

The subcommittee is small enough to be efficient and large enough to encompass a broad spectrum of disciplines and expertise.


1. To exercise all the functions and powers of APC as regards courses, and inform APC about its actions in a timely manner.

2. To exercise all the functions and powers of APC as regards minor/moderate revisions to existing teaching programs and inform APC in a timely manner.

3. To evaluate the academic quality of proposals for new teaching programs and major revisions to existing teaching programs, taking into account, as appropriate, the following actions and make recommendations to APC:

a) assess whether the program design and proposed implementation have the potential to provide a high-quality learning experience;

b) determine whether the structural components of the program (e.g., number and distribution of credits, types of courses, division between required and optional courses) are well organized;

c) address resource allocation concerns.

4. To review, at the request of APC, existing courses and teaching programs and make recommendations to APC.

(revised:  May 4, 2023; 23-APC-05-25)

(For information contact Cindy Smith, Course and Program Officer, at 514-398-2624)

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