Board by-laws and policies

Board By-laws

Listed below are all by-laws currently approved by the Durham College Board of Governors:

By-law No. 1 [PDF] A By-law relating generally to conduct of the affairs of the Board of Governors of The Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology pursuant to Regulation 34/03 under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technologies Act, 2002 (the “Act”)
By-Law No. 2 [PDF] A By-law regarding Advisory Committees for Programs of Instruction, pursuant to the Minister’s Binding Policy Directive on Framework for Programs of Instruction made under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 (the “Act”)
By-Law No. 3 [PDF] A By-law regarding the establishment of a College Council pursuant to the Minister’s Policy Directive regarding Governance and Accountability made under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technologies Act, 2002 (the “Act”).
By-law No. 4 [PDF] A By-law to regulate the election of Internal Governors pursuant to Regulation 34/03 under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 (the “Act”).

Board Policies

As a policy Board, the Board has established governance structures, including written policies that address expected outcomes, executive limitations, the board-president relationship, and how the Board will govern itself.

This approach clearly defines the boundaries between the Board and administration, therefore allowing the Board to focus on:

  1. Guiding the organization through very broad but complete policies.
  2. Ensuring that the College, through the President, is performing adequately.
  3. Ensuring that unethical and unacceptable situations do not occur by pro-actively addressing these values in board policy.

After an extensive governance review which concluded in June 2022, the Durham College Board of Governors approved the following by-laws and policies: 

I. Outcomes

II. Executive Limitations

III. Board-President Relationship

IV. Governance Process

      Board Work Plan

      The 2021-2022 Board of Governors Work Plan [PDF – 126 KB]

      Board Goals

      The Board of Governors 2021-2022 Goals [PDF – 37 KB]