II. The University

University Governance

In accordance with the University of Guelph Act (1964), the University operates under a bicameral system of governance comprising the Senate and the Board of Governors. The Senate is responsible for the academic policy of the University which includes responsibility for determining the courses of study, standards of admission and qualifications for graduation. The Board of Governors is responsible for all other aspects of the governance of the University not assigned to the Senate. This includes oversight of the management and control of the University and its property, revenues, expenditures, business and related affairs. The Board of Governors is responsible for the operation of the Board of Trustees of the University of Guelph Heritage Fund.

The Office of the University Secretariat carries the responsibility for coordinating and facilitating the activities of the Board of Governors and of the Senate, and their committees, subcommittees, councils, boards, and student judicial hearing and appeal committees to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the university’s bicameral system of governance.

The University Secretary also holds responsibility for institutional compliance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA); and, for providing timely, accurate, and objective information, advice, interpretation and application of policy and legislation as it relates to access to information and privacy or the University of Guelph Act (1964).

For information on the Board of Governors and the Senate, visit the University Secretariat website at http://www.uoguelph.ca/secretariat/.

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