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Senate Minutes

August 28, 2003
2:00 p.m.
Holy Cross House Conference Room



Members present: L. Batt, R. Bittermann, R. Clews, J. Gaudet, S. Hale, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan, E. McKim, R. Myers, P. Ouellette, T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, S. Reid-MacNevin, M. Smith,
D. van den Hoonaard, D. Vipond (Psychology Rep)

Absent with regrets: S. de Vink, S. Doiron, I. Fraser, J. Gilbert-Walsh, P. Hawkins, M.E. Jardine, C. McCormick, S. Narine, D. O’Brien, N. Seely

Absent: K. Ampong, R. Chrisjohn, D. Gupta

Dr. Myers called the meeting to order.

1. Agenda

Motion: That the agenda be adopted as revised, adding Budget Report and Registration.
Batt:Ouellette. CARRIED.

2. Minutes

Motion: That the minutes of the July 22, 2003 meeting be adopted as circulated.
Batt:Ouellette. CARRIED.

3. Budget Report

Mr. Lawrence Durling, Vice-President (Finance and Administration) presented the report to Senate on the 2003-2004 university budget.

4. Student-Centered Student Course Evaluations

Mr. Philippe Ouellette presented the proposal (August 20, 2003) from the Students’ Union for a more student-centered student course evaluation.

Motion: That the proposal be received.
Ouellette:Malcolmson. CARRIED.

After some discussion, it was agreed that Mr. Ouellette would consult further and consider bringing back to Senate a new proposal.

5. External Review

Dr. Myers reported on the status of the two outstanding reviews (Gender Studies and Psychology) and announced that Dr. Malcolmson would be taking over the responsibility of external reviews.

6. Registrar’s Warrants

Mr. Batt announced the approval of the following courses under Registrar’s Warrant:
ANTH 3323 Hunters-Gatherers in the Modern World
ANTH 3333 Anthropology of Change
EDUC 5313 General Methods I
EDUC 5323 General Methods II
EDUC 5853 Drama Across the Curriculum
ENGL 2673 Literature and Catholicism I
ENGL 2683 Literature and Catholicism II

7. Registration 2003

Mr. Batt reviewed the schedule of events for registration, September 1-12, 2003. He
noted the changes in the registration procedures for this year.

8. Next Meeting

Dr. Myers announced the date of the next meeting: Thursday, September 18, 2003, 7:00 p.m.

9. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

August 29, 2003 Larry Batt
Secretary

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