The Board of Governors is vested with the management of administration and academic affairs at College of the North Atlantic through the duties and powers of the Board outlined in the College Act, 1996 (Sections 15 and 16). The Board is concerned with the governance of the College including: providing and operating facilities for program delivery; approving, authorizing and providing programs that meet the labour market demands of the province; and, making policies to govern the organization, administration and operation of the College including personnel policies. The Board also assigns duties to the President (Section 8).
The Board of Governors' role includes: policy formulation to direct priorities and directions to be achieved by the institution; ensuring accountability through assessment of institutional performance; facilitator to the College and its stakeholders; and, support to, and assessment of, the performance of the President.
The Board's committees for provincial operations include:
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint not less than 9 and no more than 18 members (Section
Under section 11(3) of the College Act, a member of the Board whose appointment has expired continues to be a member of the Board until a successor is appointed.
Those who make up the Board of Governors should collectively possess the following core competencies:
Members of the Board of Governors should possess the following personal attributes:
Members of the Board of Governors should be available to meet six times per year. The cross-appointed members should also be available to meet six times per year for meetings of Memorial University's Board of Regents. Meetings are typically held during normal working hours.
Attendance at Board meetings will be in person unless exceptional circumstances exist and a member needs to attend via electronic means and such means are available.
Each Board member will attend a minimum of 50% of regularly scheduled meetings in a year.
The Board will designate one meeting per year as an Annual General Meeting and notice of such meeting shall be provided at least 30 days in advance.
Meetings of committees of the Board of Governors occur at the discretion of the Chair.
Board members may also be expected to spend additional time to review materials and prepare for Board and Committee meetings.
Some travel may be required.
LGIC appointed members serve three-year terms (Section 11(1)), with the exception of faculty and student representatives who serve two-year terms (Sections 10(3(b)) and 10(4(b)). The President continues to serve as a non-voting member for the duration of employment.
A member of the Board is eligible for re-appointment to the Board, but after two consecutive terms on the Board that person is no longer eligible for re-appointment until the expiration of three years from the time he or she was last a member of the Board (Section 11(2)).