Recommendation No. 1 - The Consultation recommended that field education supervisors of theological Colleges be convoked in a meeting of their own (possibly on an ecumenical basis) to undertake the following tasks:
a) to develop criteria for the training of supervisors both clergy and lay, for the more complete involvement of parishes in field education;
b) to clarify standards for the recognition of clergy as field education supervisors;
c) to clarify standards for the provision of adequate consultation on a regular basis between colleges and field education supervisors and among field education supervisors themselves.
That the National Executive Council approve Recommendation No. 1.
After considerable discussion the motion was CARRIED.
"Canon John Gibaut, currently director of Unity, Faith and Order at the Anglican Communion Office in London, England, is to leave his current role to become president, provost and vice-chancellor of Canada's Thorneloe University. Gibaut will take up his new role on June 1 , after the next meeting of the triennial Anglican Consultative Council in Hong Kong. Thorneloe University is a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation on the campus of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont." Gibaut said: "Thorneloe University's innovative programs, including its school of theology, reflect the best of the arts and humanities". "A priest of the diocese of Ottawa, Gibaut is well known in ecumenical circles, having served on national and international dialogues and commissions. He has been a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada, the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue and the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations".
"This spring , the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, which almost ceased operating in 2013, announced it had hired a new principal -- the first person to take on the position on a permanent basis since it was eliminated, also in 2013, as a cost-cutting measure. Effective August 1 , Dean Iain Luke, former assistant professor of theology and director of the Institute for Anglican Ministry at St. John's College, Winnipeg, became Emmanuel and St. Chad's new principal". "Things are now looking more hopeful for the college, [Anglican Bishop of Saskatchewan Michael] Hawkins says. Since 2014, it has been working on a plan to offer its licentiate of theology (LTh) mostly remotely, online, with the support of locally-based mentors and tutors -- an offering intended, he says, as training for diaconal ministry or for locally-raised priests".
The Bishop of Saskatoon spoke briefly on this subject and mentioned that the Heads of Colleges were desirous of having all the Heads of Colleges on the Committee on Theological Education and not just five as had been suggested during the last meeting of the House. This discussion was followed by a Motion.
That the action of the House of Bishops re the Committee on Theological Education stand.