The governance of St Stephen’s College is carried out jointly under Provincial Charter by the Academic Senate and The Board of Governors of St Stephen’s College. The Academic Senate is responsible for setting all academic policies and academic standards, the oversight of all academic matters pertaining to the College and its programming, as well as the granting of degrees in theology both earned and honorary. The Academic Senate is accountable to The Board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the College.
The Academic Senate is committed to a Learner-Centered approach in carrying out the College’s Mission Statement. This value is reflected in all academic policies and academic standards. At St Stephen’s College, all individuals are respected and empowered to participate in their own education in relation to their faith or spiritual tradition and the educational requirements of the College, in consultation with Degree Program Chairs and Instructors. The Academic Senate is the decision-making body for issues involving both academic principles and standards. Standing Committees of Academic Senate are: Nominating Committee, Faculty Council, Honorary Degrees Committee, Research Ethics Committee, Program Review Committee, and the Degree Program Committees (Doctor of Ministry Program Committee, Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program Committee, Master of Theological Studies Program Committee).