Board Meetings are Open to the Public

One week ago the President of Tyndale University College & Seminary announced that “a time for strategic visioning” had been mandated by the Board of Governors. All who have an interest in Tyndale’s future will therefore want to pay careful attention to decisions taken by the Senior Administration and Board of Governors at this time. This obviously includes, but is not limited to, all current employees of Tyndale University College & Seminary.

TUCFA particularly encourages Faculty members to take careful notes, to give input as appropriate, and to participate fully in any and all processes that bear on the school’s “strategic visioning.”

In particular, TUCFA encourages all Faculty to attend today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Corporation and Board of Governors. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 25 November 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and is open to the public from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. It will be held in the B. Stiller Boardroom unless a larger venue is announced.

As a reminder, the Tyndale University College and Seminary Act of 2003, which gives Tyndale royal assent to offer its degrees, stipulates that “meetings of the board of governors shall be open to the public and prior notice of the meetings shall be given to the governors and to the public.” Further, “no person shall be excluded from a meeting except for improper conduct as determined by the board of governors.”

The Board Chair does have the right to declare “part of the meeting” confidential, and the agenda for today’s meeting states that committee reports from 5:00 PM are to be in camera. However, hospitality is available from 3:30 PM, so there is a window of opportunity become familiar with Tyndale’s current Board members, and to audit seven motions of the AGM. The President is also scheduled to give an open report to the Board.

Open Agenda for Today’s AGM

  1. Call to Order & Chair’s Remarks (4:00-4:05 PM)

  2. Devotional and Prayer – Gary Nelson (4:05-4:15 PM)

  3. Motions (4:15-4:30 PM)

    • Motion #1 Re: Agenda
    • Motion #2 Re: Minutes
    • Motion #3 Re: Members
    • Motion #4 Re: Honorary Members
    • Motion #5 Re: Officers of the Corporation
    • Motion #6 Re: Committees
    • Motion #7 Re: Next AGM
  4. President’s Report (4:30-5:00 PM)

Board of Governors Schedule, 2015–2017

Board Meeting Corporation AGM
Wed., 28 Jan. 2015, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Fri., 27 Mar. 2015, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 3 June 2015, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Fri., 25 Sep. 2015, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 25 Nov. 2015, 4:00–8:00 PM 25 Nov. 2015
Fri., 29 Jan. 2016, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 13 April 2016, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Wed., 8 June 2016, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Fri., 30 Sep. 2016, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 30 Nov. 2016, 4:00–8:00 PM 30 Nov. 2016
Fri., 27 Jan. 2017, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 5 Apr. 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Wed., 7 June 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM  
Fri., 29 Sep. 2017, 8:30 AM–3:30 PM  
Wed., 29 Nov. 2017, 4:00–8:00 PM 29 Nov. 2017

Note that future meeting may be subject to change. Tyndale is obliged to give notice of its Board meetings, so one can either look for its announcements or else confirm times and venues with the President’s office.