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Student Member on Academic Council

Jun 10, 2024 | Jobs, On-Campus, Volunteer

Student Appointee on NAIT’s Academic Council – Volunteer opportunity for 2024/25!

Why get involved on Academic Council?

This is an exciting volunteer role for students who are looking to get involved in a high-level capacity in the administration of NAIT’s academic direction. You are given the opportunity to provide valid and informed feedback about the academic programs at NAIT.

As an appointee on Academic Council, you can expect the following perks in return:

  • Acquire skills that look great on your resume. You will build leadership and team experience by working with individuals who are addressing Academic Policy related to student admissions, courses and programs, academic awards, and other academic matters.
  • Have a vote on important matters regarding academic programming at NAIT.
  • Receive co-curricular credit on your Involvement Record
  • Gain a sense of engagement and community by learning about the “behind the scenes” of your school and gaining knowledge about how NAIT functions academically. You’ll also learn about how boards conduct their business.
  • Meals are provided at any preparation meetings. This is where you will meet with your student counterparts to review the agenda, related information, and discuss as a group prior to scheduled Academic Council meetings. 


  • Enrolled at NAIT in good standing for the entire 2024-25 academic year (Fall & Winter semesters)
  • Friendly and willing to learn
  • Team-player
  • Leadership experience is a definite asset, but not a requirement to apply
  • Must be available to attend all scheduled meetings throughout the year (no schedule conflicts)

 Tentative Meeting Schedule*:

  • Monday, September 9, 2024
  • Monday, October 21, 2024
  • Monday, November 18, 2024
  • Monday, February 10, 2025
  • Monday, April 21, 2025

*Schedule is subject to approval.

Meeting Info:

  • Attendance is mandatory at all meetings.
  • Meetings typically occur from 2-4pm online via Microsoft Teams.
  • One additional meeting (1 hour) is required in the week prior where you will gather with the student members of academic council to review meeting documents and prepare for the upcoming meeting.
  • Refreshments are served at these prep meetings.
  • Must have a computer equipped with a working camera and mic.

What is the role of NAIT Academic Council?

NAIT’s Academic Council makes recommendations to the Board of Governors about academic policy related to student admissions, courses and programs, academic awards, and other academic matters. Committees of Academic Council include the Honorary Degree Committee, the Instructional Excellence Award Committee, the Faculty Emeritus Committee and the Campus Community Committee.

The primary role of Academic Council is to inform academic decisions and make recommendations to the NAIT Board of Governors. These decisions fall into three categories:

  • Any matter that the Board refers to Academic Council;
  • Academic policy relating to the selection and admission of students, courses/programs of study, and academic awards; and
  • Any other matter that Academic Council considers advisable within its mandate.

 How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering and being part of an amazing team (that includes our NAITSA Executives!) to represent the needs of your fellow students, please complete the following:

1) Submit your resume

2) Complete the NAITSA application

Our goal is to form a team of students from a diverse cross-section of the campus to best represent the student body on the Academic Council. While we appreciate every applicant who shows interest in this opportunity, only those considered for the position will be contacted. You can expect to receive an email once your application has been received.

 Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

 We look forward to seeing your application!


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