About 17 years ago I moved from Toronto to eastern Ontario to take a job at St. Lawrence College. My first day on the job, none of my staff showed up to work. No one thought to tell me it was opening day of hunting season and my team were avid hunters.
Needless to say, I felt a bit like a fish out of water. But it was a great lesson in appreciating how our students might feel on their first day, especially those who are far from home.
Fast forward to today. St. Lawrence College has a student population of more than 10,000 people. Our students come from all walks of life to get a top quality education in one of our 100+ programs. Some students are going to college for the first time. Others are coming back to school after years in the workforce. Many come from other countries, like China and India and Mexico.
With campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston and Scarborough, SLC is known for academic excellence, for preparing our graduates to be leaders in their field and for always putting students first.
We take great care to ensure that no matter where our students are from, no matter their background, they will find a warm, welcoming home and supportive, high-quality educational experience here at St. Lawrence College.
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President’s Advisory College Council
The President’s Advisory College Council reports to the President & CEO and provides a means for staff and students of St. Lawrence College to offer advice and feedback on matters of importance.
The President’s Advisory College Council:
Promotes communication and consultation and demonstrates the values of St. Lawrence College;
Represents the college community and includes representatives from the student body, faculty, administrative staff and support staff; and,
Is a forum for receiving input/feedback and forwarding the input and feedback, along with any council recommendations, to the appropriate decision making body within the College (i.e. Academic Council, CLT, CET).
The President’s Advisory College Council provides a vehicle for staff, faculty and students to be consulted and provide input on the following matters related to St. Lawrence College including Student life/services, College Services, Technology integration, Campus sustainability matters, Broad college system issues, College promotion and Educational services.
As agreed to at the December 19, 2019 Board of Governors meeting, all St. Lawrence College employees and students are considered members of PACC thus allowing all stakeholders the opportunity to share feedback and ideas with the President.
Meetings of PACC will take place regularly and through channels ranging from open forum events such as College Conversations and meetings with Student Government. Regular surveys and opportunities to share feedback following such events will also be available.
As per the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Governance and Accountability Framework, College Boards of Governors are to ensure that an advisory college council is established, the purpose of which is to provide a means for students and staff of the college to provide advice to the president on matters of importance to students and staff. The board of governors is to ensure that the structure, composition, terms of reference and procedures for the council are established in by-law. A report from this advisory council shall be included in each college’s annual report.