The University is committed to academic governance that incorporates formal and structured input from faculty, staff, and students related to program and institute-wide academic decisions. Academic Council’s primary focus is the academic quality of all new and existing programs.

Academic Council is the senior academic body of the university. Among other things, it advises on university academic standards, academic policies, and program approval and review. While business decisions are made by the President in consultation with the Board, the determination that a program meets the academic requirements and standards of the University is that of the Academic Council.

Visit the Academic Council Elections page for more information about the elections.


The Academic Council meets monthly, on the first Thursday of the month from 3 to 4:30 pm. The meetings take place virtually, via Microsoft Teams.

  • [No meeting in January]
  • February 2, 2023
  • March 2, 2023
  • April 6, 2023
  • May 4, 2023
  • June 1, 2023
  • July  6, 2023
  • [No meeting in August]
  • September 7, 2023
  • October 5, 2023
  • November 2, 2023

Meetings are open to UCW community members; if you would like to attend an Academic Council meeting, please send an email to the Academic Council Secretary at [email protected].


Please find the list below of the most recent AC meeting minutes; please note that the files are PDF files (we recommend downloading them on your local machine and opening them in Adobe Reader).

For minutes of meetings older than 1 year, please contact the Academic Council Secretary at [email protected].

To nominate someone for an honorary doctorate, download and complete the nomination form.

Bylaws for the Academic Council