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 195 KB]
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 100 KB]
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 200 KB] 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 – 98KB] 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

In 2007, the Durham College Board of Governors adopted a policy governance approach to governance of the College. This approach provides a powerful and effective framework for structuring Board governance processes, clearly articulating outcomes and processes for the President to achieve those outcomes.

It places the Board in control of the organization, but at a very broad level. Through clear and proactive delegation of expectations and authority to the President, it simultaneously fulfills the board’s fiduciary role and empowers the President to flexibly and creatively perform what the Board has defined. Because this approach clearly defines the boundaries between the Board and Administration, it allows the Board to focus on its value-added governance role of:

  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.

Consistent with this approach, the Board has adopted the following Board Policies:

I. Outcomes

II. Governance Process

IV. Executive Limitations

Board Work Plan

The 2017-2018 Board of Governors work plan [PDF – 400 KB]

Board Goals

The Board of Governors 2017-2018 Goals [PDF – 100 KB]