St. Thomas University
20 , 2004
Members present: L. Batt, R. Clews, B. Cross, J.
Gaudet, I. Fraser, J. Gilbert-Walsh, S. Hale, P. Lee, P. MacDonald,
P. Malcolmson, C. McCormick, M. McGowan, S. Murray, R. Myers, S. Narine,
D. O’Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill,
Regrets: S. deVink, E. McKim, J. Rahn, S. Rodriguez, M.E. Smith
Absent: K. Ampong, R. Chrisjohn, D. Gupta, P. Hawkins, N. Kinsella, M. MacDonald, P. Ouellette, D. Robinson, A. Secord, N. Seely
Dr. O’Brien called the meeting to order.
Motion: That Senate adopt the agenda as circulated with the addition
of the Debbie Nason Social Work Bursary.
Dr. Myers announced that the MPHEC had approved the following programmes:
a) Bachelor of Arts Double Major “Great Ideas” and an
already approved major,
Motion: That the minutes of the March 18, 2004 meeting be approved as circulated.
4. Transition Provisions for Revised Programme in Anthropology
Motion: That Senate approve the transition provisions pertaining
to the revised anthropology programme.
5. Research Ethics Policy
Dr. O’Brien reported on the consultation process on the Research Ethics Policy. It was agreed that the topic could be considered at the next regular meeting.
6. CAAS Report
Motion: That Senate receive the CAAS report.
7. Curriculum Committee
Motion: That Senate approve the April 20, 2004 curriculum committee report.
8. Student Academic Conferences Grant Committee
Dr. Myers described the history of the proposed committee. Nominations were opened for two faculty members to serve on the committee.
9. Debbie Nason Social Work Bursary
Motion: That Senate approve the Debbie Nason Social Work Bursary.
10. Question Period
In a response to a question from Dr. Cross concerning the reference to 3000 students in the President’s Report 2002-2003, Dr. O’Brien indicated that there had been no change to our enrollment target. He noted that the figure of 3000 reflected the number of full-time and part-time students.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Larry Batt, Secretary
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