Faculty Development Committee

Committee Active/Inactive/Obsolete: Active

Committee Elected By: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science


To advance the quality of teaching at St. Francis Xavier University, and to promote scholarly discussion.


a) The Committee shall be a Committee of the University Faculty.
b) The Committee shall submit a written report on the previous year's activities and its plans for the coming year to the President of the University and the University Faculty at its winter meeting.
c) The Committee shall be a policy and planning committee, and shall approve means to implement proposed programs within resources allocated.
d) The Committee shall be made up of:
1. Three members of the Faculty of Arts, elected by that Faculty;
2. Two members of the Faculty of Science, elected by that Faculty;
3. One full‑time student appointed by the President of the Students' Union;
4. AAU representative
e) The Committee shall elect its own Chair for a two year term.
f) Terms of Appointment
1.The Faculty member shall serve for three years, except that initially they shall be elected for staggered terms; all may be elected for one further term.
2. The Students' Union President's appointee shall be appointed for one year.
3. Faculty member shall not concurrently be members of the Rank and Tenure Committee.

In general, the goals of the Committee are to develop programs for Faculty members who seek assistance in improving their teaching, and to foster a teaching environment which is conducive to learning and encourages excellence, through all stages of an academic career.
a) Initially, and periodically thereafter, the Committee shall undertake a review of Faculty needs related to their teaching development and propose and rank programs for serving those needs.
b) In particular, the Committee should annually develop and revise programs which shall
1.introduce new faculty appointees to the teaching expectations of the University, their Faculty and their Departments;
2. provide multi-media resources for use by Faculty;
3. meet such other faculty needs as may be identified.

The Committee shall develop a rolling budget for the implementation of its programs for each of the ensuing three fiscal years, for discussion with and presentation to the Academic Vice-President. The Academic Vice-President shall then seek approval of the budget through the normal process.

- Two elected members of the Faculty of Arts,
- Two elected members of the Faculty of Science,
- One elected member of the Faculty of Education
- One elected member of the Faculty of Business.
- One full-time student appointed by the President of the Students’ Union
- AAU representative

ELECTED by: Faculties of Arts, Science, Education and Business
DATE: Spring meeting

Number: 6 in total
Term: 3 years, rotating


Committee Membership

Hatem Ghouma3 Year2017-04-012020-04-01Faculty of Business
Robert Van den Hoogen3 Year2017-01-012019-12-01Faculty of Science
Wojciech Tokarz3 Year2016-11-012019-10-01Faculty of Arts
Carl Adams3 Year2016-12-012019-10-01Faculty of Science
Laura Lee Kearns3 Year2016-04-012019-04-01Faculty of Education
Guy Lalande3 Year2014-12-012017-12-01Faculty of Arts
Mark Fuller3 Year2015-10-012017-04-01School of Business
Tara Taylor3 Year2014-10-012017-01-01Faculty of Science
Brian MacLean2 Year2014-07-012016-10-01elected July 2014
Lindsay Berrigan3 Year2015-04-012016-10-01On Leave
Elizabeth Munroe3 Year2015-04-012016-04-01
Angie Kolen3 Year2012-10-012015-10-01Faculty of Science (on sabbatical Jan 1, 2016)
Jonathan Rosborough1 Year2014-12-012015-06-01Faculty of Arts - on sabbatical July 1, 2015
Dan Robinson1 Year2014-04-012015-06-01Faculty of Education (on sabbatical July 1, 2015)
Jonathan Rosborough3 Year2011-10-012014-10-01Arts Faculty
Rachel Hurst3 Year2011-10-012014-10-01Arts Faculty
Jo-Anne MacDonald3 Year2011-10-012014-10-01Science Faculty
Joanne Whitty-Rogers3 Year2014-07-012014-09-01
Mathias Nilges3 Year2010-10-012013-10-01Arts Faculty
Erin Austen3 Year2007-10-012010-10-01Arts Faculty
Adela Sandness3 Year2007-10-012010-10-01Arts Faculty off
Patricia Hawley3 Year2007-10-012010-10-01Arts Faculty off
Charlene Weaving3 Year2006-10-012009-10-01Science Faculty
Patricia Hawley3 Year2006-10-012009-10-01Science Faculty
Stephen Finbow3 Year2006-10-012009-10-01Science Faculty
Guy Lalande3 Year2005-10-012008-10-01Arts Faculty
Jamie MacDonald3 Year2005-10-012008-10-01Arts Faculty off
Hope Graham3 Year2005-10-012008-10-01Science Faculty
Irene Bernard3 Year2004-10-012007-10-01Arts Faculty
Agnes Calliste 3 Year2003-10-012006-10-01Arts Faculty
Jonathan Boulter3 Year2003-10-012006-10-01Arts Faculty off
Patti Hansen-Ketchum3 Year2003-10-012006-10-01Science Faculty
Agnes Calliste 3 Year2002-10-012005-10-01Arts Faculty
David DeCoste3 Year2002-10-012005-10-01Arts Faculty
Jane Dawson3 Year2002-10-012005-10-01Arts Faculty off
Paul Marquis3 Year2002-10-012005-10-01Arts Faculty off
Robert Van den Hoogen3 Year2002-10-012005-10-01Science Faculty off
John Buckland-Nicks3 Year2001-10-012004-10-01Science Faculty off
Caroline O'Connell 3 Year2000-10-012003-10-01Arts Faculty off
Patti Hansen-Ketchum3 Year2000-10-012003-10-01Science Faculty off
Dan MacInnes3 Year1999-10-012002-10-01Arts Faculty
Victor Kocay3 Year1999-10-012002-10-01Arts Faculty
Bill Marshall3 Year1999-10-012002-10-01Science Faculty

43 members.