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McMaster Accessibility Council (MAC)

McMaster Accessibility Council (MAC)

 

MANDATE

McMaster Accessibility Council and its Members are responsible for ensuring the University’s adherence to AODA Accessibility Standards. The Council provides a mechanism for planning, reviewing and evaluating the implementation of the AODA Accessibility Standards within the University.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To guide the development of plans for the implementation of the AODA Accessibility Standards at the University.
  2. To receive plans and reports related to the implementation of AODA Accessibility Standards from the appropriate University personnel and committees.
  3. To make recommendations to the University regarding policies and institutional changes required to ensure adherence to the AODA Accessibility Standards.
  4. To monitor the progress of AODA Accessibility Standards implementation across the University.
  5. To oversee the filing of the required accessibility reports to the Ontario government regarding the University’s compliance with AODA.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Council will report to the President through the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and the Vice-President (Administration). The Council will prepare an annual report of its activities. The Terms of Reference will be reviewed every five years.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Council will be reviewed periodically to ensure that all areas of the University are appropriately represented. Membership on the Council is made up of senior officers of the University who are accountable for decisions made at the Council. From time to time, members of the Council may send a delegate if they are unable to attend a meeting.

The committee will be chaired by a member of McMaster’s faculty or staff, appointed for a three-year term by the President, upon the recommendation of the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) and the Vice-President (Administration).

 

QUORUM 

Three senior officers (or designates who have been given authority) are required to vote on a motion to bind the University. In addition, where there is a vote binding another department, the Council member of that particular department must be present at the meeting.

 

MEMBERS

  • Associate Vice-President (Teaching & Learning)
  • Associate Vice-President (Faculty)
  • Associate Vice-President (Students & Learning) and Dean of Students
  • Assistant Vice-President and Chief Facilities Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Director, HR Employee Services and Support (HR designate)
  • Chief Information Officer - Manager, Client Services (UTS designate)
  • Director, Human Rights & Equity Services
  • Director, Public & Community Relations
  • Vice-President (Education), McMaster Students Union

 

CONSULTANTS

  • Manager, Employee Health Services
  • Accessibility Specialist, HRES
  • Manager, Student Accessibility Services

 

MEETINGS

A schedule of meetings will be developed based on an annual planning cycle of issues/topics for the agenda.

 

Approved March 29, 2012

Revised April 21, 2014

Revised October 22, 2014

Revised April 2, 2015

Revised August 26, 2015

McMaster Accessibility Council – First Annual Report

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McMaster Accessibility Council – Second Annual Report

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McMaster Accessibility Council – Fourth Annual Report

 

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McMaster Accessibility Council – Fifth Annual Report

 

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