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Senate Minutes

December 16, 2003
2:00 pm, Holy Cross House Conference Room



Members present: L. Batt, R. Clews, S. DeVink, I. Fraser, S. Hale, N. Kinsella, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, C. McCormick, M. McGowan, E. McKim, R. Myers, D. O’Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, B. Randall, (Gero. Rep) H. Richmond, S. Rodriguez, M.E. Smith

Regrets: K. Ampong, J. Gilbert-Walsh, P.Hawkins, M. MacDonald, S. Narine, P. Ouellette, S. Reid-MacNevin, N. Seely, D. van den Hoonaard

Absent: R. Bittermann, R. Chrisjohn, J. Gaudet, D. Gupta, D. Robinson, J. Rowcroft

1. Agenda

MOTION: That the agenda be adopted as circulated.
Kinsella:Rodriguez. CARRIED.

2. Announcements

a) Dr. O’Brien announced that the new Forest Hill Residence received a Fredericton City Hall award.
b) Dr. Clews announced the involvement of St. Thomas University in the Metropolis Project.

3. Minutes

a) MOTION: That the minutes of the November 20, 2003 meeting be adopted as circulated.
McGowan:Hale. CARRIED.

b) MOTION: That the minutes of the December 4, 2003 meeting be adopted as circulated.
Malcolmson:Hale. CARRIED.

4. Business Arising from Minutes

Dr. Clews announced that the University Strategic Research Plan 2003-2008 had been amended with the revised second paragraph.


5. Admissions and Academic Standing Committee

The committee had approved the Evelyn Sweezey Scholarship and submitted it for Senate approval.
MOTION: That Senate approve the Evelyn Sweezey Scholarship.
Batt:McKim. CARRIED.

6. Curriculum Committee

a) MOTION: That Senate receive the Curriculum Committee report.
Rahn:Smith. CARRIED.
b) MOTION: That Senate approve the changes in the Spanish curriculum.
Rahn:Myers. CARRIED.
It was agreed that the text would be revised for Calendar publication. It was also agreed that Senate did not need to approve the Certificate of Competency in Spanish because it was an external credential.
The Total Immersion programme was not considered by Senate.
c) Native Studies
MOTION: That Senate approve NATI 3403 The Archaeology of First Nations’ History.
Rahn:Fraser. CARRIED.
d) Anthropology
MOTION: That Senate approve the revisions to the Anthropology programme as circulated.
Rahn:MacDonald. CARRIED.
It was agreed to set aside the normal 7-day notice for the following curriculum committee proposals.
MOTION: That Senate approve the following:
Rahn:Fraser.
e) SOCI 2543 Sociology of Religion CARRIED.
f) SOCI 3163 Development Issues CARRIED.
g) ENGL 3363 The Transcendent Romantics CARRIED.
h) ENGL 3373 The Visionary Romantics CARRIED.
i) ENGL 3103 Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop CARRIED.
j) ENVS 3006 Environmental Policy and Praxis CARRIED.
k) FREN 3603 Civilisation francophone 1: Europe française
FREN 3613 Civilisation francophone 2: Amérique française
FREN 3623 Civilisation francophone 3: Maghreb
FREN 3633 Civilisation francophone 4: Afrique subsaharienne et Caraïbes
CARRIED.
l) That the following course numbers be changed:
FREN 3503 to FREN 4503
FREN 3513 to FREN 4513
FREN 3523 to FREN 4523
FREN 3533 to FREN 4533
FREN 3543 to FREN 4543
FREN 3553 to FREN 4553
FREN 3563 to FREN 4563
FREN 3573 to FREN 4573
CARRIED.
m) History
HIST 2136 Introduction to African History
HIST 3573 African History in Global Context
HIST 3963 Modernity and the Rise of Consumerism
in Canada, 1880-1980.
HIST 4136 Historians and World History
HIST 4156 Revolutions in the Modern World
CARRIED.
n) Psychology
PSYC 4513 Seminar in Popular Psychology
PSYC 1013/1023 Introduction to Psychology. Change in description.
PSYC 4263 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 3613 Principles and Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy
PSYC 2163 Drugs and Behaviour
CARRIED.
o) Journalism
JOUR 1013 Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 1033 Law and the Media in Canada
JOUR 2023 Introduction to Journalistic Writing
JOUR 2013 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
JOUR 2053 Pictures at Eleven: Understanding Television News
JOUR 3023 Telling Stories with Sound: Radio News 1
CARRIED.
p) Group C and D Courses
MOTION: That Senate ask the Curriculum Committee to develop a more substantial list of criteria for these groups.
Myers:Parkhill. CARRIED.
Dr. O’Brien thanked Prof. Rahn and the members of his committee for their work on the curriculum.

7. Corey Curnew Appeal

In recognition of earlier involvement in this appeal the following members left the meeting: Larry Batt, Peter MacDonald, Rick Myers.
Dr. McKim, of the ad hoc review committee, reviewed the events of the appeal.
MOTION: That Mr. Curnew’s appeal be denied and that he be offered a retroactive withdrawal for Anthropology 3643, without academic penalty.
McKim:Richmond. CARRIED.

8. External Reviews

Dr. Malcolmson reported on the Philosophy, Psychology, and Economics departmental reviews.
It was proposed and agreed to postpone the review of CORE 2003.

9. English Courses

MOTION: That Senate approve: ENGL 3216 Advanced Drama Production
ENGL 4213 Seminar in Performance and Production
McKim:Fraser. CARRIED.

10. Question Period

a) In response to Dr. Hale’s question about a possible new building on campus, Dr. O’Brien described the process by which ideas for new buildings move through the planning stages.
b) In response to Dr. Hale’s request for information on a course release, Dr. Clews indicated her understanding of the implementation period.

11. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

January 14, 2004 Larry Batt
Secretary

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