Members present: T. Bateman, L. Batt, R. Bittermann,
S. Brosha, R. Clews, J. Coughlan,
B. Cross, S. deVink, I. Fraser, J. Gilbert-Walsh, D. Gupta, C. Kelly,
P. Kent, G. Kenyon, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan,
E. McKim, S. Murray, D. O’Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill, S. Reid,
H. Richmond, M. Smith
Regrets: B. Clark, J. McLaughlin, S. Narine, J.
Rahn, N. Seely, S. Stevenson
Absent: R. Chrisjohn, K. Clouthier, J. Gaudet, N.
Dr. O’Brien called the meeting to order. He welcomed the new
Senate representative from the Alumni organization, Joseph Coughlan.
credit for GCE “A” level courses
Senate adopt the proposed Calendar copy for transfer credits: GCE
A level courses. (November 24, 2004)
It was noted
that there may be questions concerning teacher certification and
the eligibility for the St. Thomas B.Ed. programme.
of Arts Major in Journalism
Senate adopt the proposed Calendar statement on first-stage and
second-stage admission fo the major in journalism.
Dr. Cross had
circulated the APC report and the copy of the follow-up report to
Senate concerning the BSW programme proposal (Received APC, September
That St. Thomas University incrementally cease to offer the four-year
BSW and adopt a Post-Degree Bachelor of Social Work programme based
on a modified, extended format similar to the existing Post-Degree
Bachelor of Social Work programme.
That a joint committee be formed consisting of representatives from
the Social Work Department and the St. Thomas University Administration
student loan and income assistance policy barriers in the Atlantic
region with respect to supporting post-degree BSW education.
That Senate approve the Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethics.
Dr. Cross noted
that the list of courses for the minor might be expanded after consultation
with other departments.
presented the report of the Curriculum Committee. Senate considered
the report one discipline at a time.
Senate approve the recommendations concerning:
Studies Murray:Kenyon. CARRIED.
as a Second Language Murray:Richmond. CARRIED.
That the title
of EDUC 5543 be amended to “Roman Catholic Religious Education.”
delete “No prerequisite: from the description of PSYC 4493.
and Society Muray:Brosha. CARRIED.
j) Irish Studies
- for confirmation of Senate.
Calendar description of programme and courses.
k) Social Work
that the Calendar description for French 1006 be revised to read
“open only to those students who have no previous exposure
to French language instruction.”
It was agreed
that the Registrar would consult with the Chair of Romance Languages
to arrange registration procedures.
Science Murray:Bateman. CARRIED.
included the addition of “theories of” before “comparative”
in POLS 4313 description.
q) Fine Arts
included the addition of Journalism 2043 Photojournalism.
It was agreed that the Curriculum committee, Education Department,
and Registrar would review the 3000 level Education courses and their
role in the curriculum.
Larry Batt, Secretary
December 23, 2004
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