Batt, R. Bittermann, R. Clews, J. Coates, B. Craig, S. Doiron, I.
Fraser, P. Hawkins, M.E. Jardine, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson,
M. McGowan, E. McKim, W. McLean, R. Myers, D. O’Brien (Chair),
T. Parkhill, P. Pheeney, J. Rahn, S. Reid-MacNevin, M. Reimer, J.
Rowcroft, J. Sauvageau, N. Seely, D. van den Hoonaard, A. White, R.
McCormick, J. McFarland
Chrisjohn, D. Gupta
Dr. O’Brien called the meeting to order.
That the agenda be adopted as circulated, with the deletion of the
item on LTD Recommendation.
Dr. Clews reported on the plans of the Research Committee concerning
the research focus of the University and invited department chairs
to engage in a discussion on the research focus.
b) Mr. Batt reported on the plans to offer the online registration
for continuing students in the three weeks following the March 3-7,
2003 mid-term break.
c) Dr. O’Brien reminded members of the special meetings dealing
with the external review of the Departments of History and Criminology
scheduled for January 23, 2003.
d) Dr. O’Brien encouraged Senators to promote the Gala Dinner
scheduled for February 1, 2003. He noted that the fund raising objective
of providing bursaries for needy students was especially worthy.
e) Dr. O’Brien encouraged senators to promote attendance at
University athletic events,
noting how much the student athletes appreciated the support from
University faculty and staff.
That Senate approve the minutes of the December 12, 2002 meeting as
Dr. Myers introduced
the history and process of curriculum reform under the three-year
direction of the Academic Quality and Curriculum Committee (AQC).
He thanked the AQC members and other involved faculty members for
their involvement and support.
Senate approve the revised list of motions (1-9) as circulated at
the December 12, 2002 Senate meeting.
discussion on the general topic, the motion was withdrawn for consideration
at a subsequent meeting.
5. New Established Positions
on Appointments to Academic Staff (CAAS) had circulated a report
dealing with the proposed new established positions. Dr. van den
Hoonaard presented the report.
That Senate approve the report (January 8, 2003).
Van den Hoonaard:Williams. CARRIED.
That Senate express its thanks to the Board of Governors and the
Administration for this initiative.
6. Enrolment Management Committee Proposal
Dr. Myers presented
the proposal from the Enrolment Management Committee.
Senate approve the proposal to reform the admission requirements
for First-Year Studies by limiting the number of spaces to 20, by
broadening the eligibility range to 60%-69%, and by introducing
a process of application and selection. These changes are to take
effect for the 2003-2004 class.
7. President’s Advisory Committee on the Budget
called for nominees to sit as Senate representatives on the President’s
Advisory Committee on the Budget.
a) Student - Brad Clark
b) Faculty - Elizabeth McKim
The nominees were acclaimed.
In response to Dr. Reimer’s question about tables for classrooms,
Dr. Myers reported how the classrooms were reviewed and renovated
over the summer.
b) In the context of registration concerns with the implementation
of wait lists in the January 6-14, 2003 registration period, Dr. Fraser
asked if the matter could be discussed with the Registrar in a Department
Chairs meeting. Dr. Myers agreed.
c) Dr. Williams asked about the input into the classroom planning,
especially dealing with “smart classrooms.”
d) Mr. Batt noted that the upcoming 2003-2004 academic year would
for the timetable committee and he asked what committee might consider
the possible reinstatement of the TTH 11:30-1:00 time slot for scheduled
courses. Dr. Myers suggested that either the Campus Planning or Academic
Planning Committees could be contacted.
adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Larry Batt, Secretary
January 21, 2003
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