Governance

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Director, Associate Director, and PhD Coordinator and has responsibility for the practical daily management of the Centre, its academic program, and personnel. The Director is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and in turn appoints the Associate Director and PhD Coordinator.

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee consists of the Executive Committee, approximately three budgetary and four non-budgetary CMS faculty, and the CMS Manager.  In spring the Director determines the committee membership for the following academic year and appoints with the intention of providing the broadest possible representation of research fields covered by CMS.  The committee conducts the annual planning of matters concerning CMS. It meets once a semester and as necessary.

Admissions and Fellowships Committee

The Admissions and Fellowships Committee is chaired by the Associate Director and includes the PhD Coordinator and Graduate Administrator; additional faculty members, generally three or four in number, are appointed with an eye to broad representation of constituent disciplines. The committee reviews and ranks fellowship applications after the major submission deadlines, reviews applications for admission to the MA and PhD programs, extends offers of admission, and allocates admission-related awards within its jurisdiction.

Academic Program Committee

The Academic Program Committee is chaired by the PhD Coordinator and includes the Associate Director, two faculty members, the Manager and Graduate Administrator, and one Student Representative, appointed by the PhD Coordinator in consultation with Chair of the Student Committee.  The committee approves new curriculum proposals and oversees annual course offerings.

Conferences and Lectures Committee

The Conferences and Lectures Committee consists of the Chair, the Manager, two (normally) faculty members, and two Student Representatives, both appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Chair of the Student Committee.  The committee organizes academic events for the current year while planning others for the subsequent one.

Joint Graduate Department Academic Appeals Committee

The Joint Graduate Department Academic Appeals Committee consists of one CMS faculty member plus an alternate.

Medieval Latin Studies Committee

The Medieval Latin Studies Committee consists of the Chair, a minimum of four voting members, and two Student Representatives, both appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Chair of the Student Committee.  The committee is responsible for maintenance of the CMS standards for the Level One and Level Two Latin examinations.  It meets twice yearly, following the September and April examinations, to determine the pass list for both levels, and on an occasional basis to discuss policy.  Students are fully participating voting members for the occasional but not for the examination meetings.

Modern Languages Committee

The Modern Languages Committee consists of the Chair plus a minimum of three other voting faculty members (two French and two German examiners in total), and two Student Representatives, both appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Chair of the Student Committee.   The committee is responsible for maintenance of the CMS standards for the modern language examinations and determines the number of examinations to be offered annually (minimum of two [fall, spring] for each language); the faculty members set examinations and determine the pass lists.

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee consists of the Chair, editors of CMS publication series (including the Dictionary of Old English), two faculty members, representatives from the presses of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and University of Toronto, and a Student Representative, appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Chair of the Student Committee.  The committee meets annually to oversee current publications and consider new publication initiatives.

Student Committee

See Student Committee for more information.

TA Appointments Committee

The TA Appointments Committee consists of the Executive, Manager, and Graduate Administrator.

Workload Committee

The Workload Committee consists of the Executive Committee and one annually elected faculty member holding a whole or partial budgetary appointment in CMS.