University Council

Record Schedule Number: 1996-59
Office of Primary Responsibility: University Secretary

This series documents the deliberations, decisions and recommendations of the University Council not found in the records of the General Academic Assembly.

University Council is the University’s primary academic body, whose membership is established by the University of Saskatchewan Act (1995). The University Secretary serves as secretary. The Chair is elected by Council.

Under The University of Saskatchewan Act (1995), Council is responsible for overseeing and directing the academic affairs of the University and has the authority to authorize the establishment or disestablishment of any college, department, or institute, and to provide for the University’s affiliation or federation with any educational institution.  Council also sets academic programs and standards for academic performance, determines enrollment quotas, and recommends to the President and the Board on budgetary matters and capital expenditures or any other matters that Council considers to be in the interests of the University.

Documents in this series, in printed or electronic form, may include:

  • agendas
  • reports
  • approved minutes
  • supporting material
  • working papers

Council records form an important part of the documentary heritage of the university and are available at University Archives & Special Collections or the Office of the University Secretary.

There is no legal or administrative requirement for any other campus unit or officer to retain copies beyond the time needed for the execution of current business or for reference purposes. No copy should be included when unit records are transferred to the Archives unless substantively annotated.

Secretary1 yearTransfer official copy to Archives for permanent retention; retain reference copy in office until no longer required
OthersUntil no longer requiredDestroy

Any members, including the chair, who feel that their notes or annotations contain important information may choose to provide those notes to the Secretary for inclusion in the official file.

  • Governance
Classification: 420 - Committee Records - Governance
Approval Date: 13 June 1996
Revision Date: 16 October 2015
Status: In force