Education Council

Education council responsibilities

The College and Institute Act (amended to incorporate Bill 22 in 1996) requires that each educational institution in British Columbia create an Education Council. The Act describes three types of roles and responsibilities for Council. They are:

  1. The sole responsibility to set curriculum content as well as certain policies and criteria as identified under the Act.
  2. The joint responsibility with the Board on matters of curriculum evaluation related to course transfer as identified under the Act and other responsibilities of the Board that, on the initiative of the Board, the Board and the Council are subject to joint approval.
  3. An advisory role, responsible for advising the Board on the development of educational policies as identified under the Act.

Please refer to Part 4 of the College and Institute Act for the Sections that specifically list The Powers and Duties of Boards and Education Councils.