By law, St. Thomas More College is responsible for the training of students and must therefore ensure that its actions and decisions are always made in the best interests of the people it serves. The corporate governance structure, which was put in place to fulfill the role of supervisor and fulfill this legal obligation, includes a board of governors and the ownership of a corporation of members representing their Catholic riding: the dioceses of Saskatchewan, members in general, Alumni/ae, Basilian fathers, STM students, permanent faculty and campus service. STM`s responsibility in its federated relations with the wider university community is defined in the regulations of the University Council (IX) and remains guided by the principles defined in the Academic Federation Agreement for the Enhancement of the Liberal Arts 2005-06 (AFAELA) for the academic program and within the framework of the Agreement on Revision Infrastructure Services 2003-04 (RISA) in the administrative field. In addition, St. Thomas More is represented by the St. Thomas More College Faculty Union (STMFU), founded in 1977, and the STM-STMFU Collective Agreement 2002-05. Non-university employees, although not formally represented by a trade union, shall as far as possible stick to a practice approved by the Board of Governors, namely the guidelines and procedures of the UofS Human Resources Department, in particular the CUPE 1975 and ASPA collective agreements for the CUPE and aspa equivalents. Students enrolled at the STM are being studied by the St. Thomas More College Students Union (STMSU). Newman Centre is also a group of students based at STM, and Newman is open to all UofS students, regardless of their college. Administratively, the President, Dean and Comptroller oversee the work of St.
Thomas More College in accountability to the Corporation, the Board of Governors and the Government of Saskatchewan and in co-operative federation with the University of Saskatchewan. The collective agreement recognizes the USFA`s benefits as part of the equitable division of labour and can be included as a contribution to the university`s administrative responsibilities to accommodate in college processes. . . .