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January 27, 2005
Holy Cross House Conference Room
7:00 p.m.



Present: T. Bateman, L. Batt, R. Bittermann, S. Brosha, B. Clark, K. Clouthier, B. Cross,
S. deVink, I. Fraser, D. Gupta, S. Hale (Sociology Rep), P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan, S. Murray, S. Narine, T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, H. Richmond, N. Seely, S. Stevenson, T Tremblay

Regrets: R. Clews, J. Coughlan, J. Gilbert-Walsh, C. Kelly, P. Kent, G. Kenyon, P. Lee,
C. McCormick, J. McLaughlin, D. O’Brien, M. Smith

Absent: R. Chrisjohn, J. Gaudet, N. Kinsella

Dr. Malcolmson called the meeting to order.

1. Agenda

Motion: That the agenda be approved as amended with the addition of Library Books and Curriculum Committee Report.
Gupta:Narine. CARRIED.

2. Announcements

a) Dr. Malcolmson announced the February 15, 2005, deadline for departmental requests for new established positions.

b) Dr. Malcolmson and Mr. Batt announced upcoming events:

STU Revue, January 28, 2005, 8:00 p.m.
Aquinas Lecture, January 29, 2005,
T-Ring Ceremony, February 2, 2005,
Chancellor’s Day, February 4, 2005.

c) Draft Dates for Registration

Mr. Batt circulated the list of significant dates for the publication of the Calendar, course offerings for Summer 2005 and 2005-2006 academic year, and the online registration days. He called for comments or suggestions. (Click here to view)

Mr. Batt also circulated the table of Movable Dates for the liturgical calendar, identifying the dates for Easter Sunday from 2004 to 2041. (Click here to view)

3. Minutes of December 16, 2004 Meeting

Motion: That the minutes of the December 16, 2004 meeting be adopted as circulated. Richmond:Brosha. CARRIED.

There was some discussion on the new electronic format of the minutes and reports.

4. Senate Meeting Time

Motion: That the regular Senate meeting time and day be 4:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, effective September 2005.
Batt:Gupta. CARRIED. (16-3)

5. Admissions and Academic Standing

Mr. Batt reported the implementation amendment in the December 2004 submission on admission to the second stage of journalism.

6. Academic Planning Committee (APC) (Click here to view report)

a) Motion: That the description for Science and Technology Studies (January 12, 2005) be adopted for inclusion in the St. Thomas University Calendar, Section Four, under the heading “Science and Technology Studies.”
Cross:Stevenson. CARRIED.

(friendly amendment to replace “required” by “acquired” )

b) Motion: That the description for Fine Arts (January 12, 2005) be adopted for inclusion in the St. Thomas University Calendar, Section Four, under the heading Fine Arts. Cross:Tremblay. CARRIED.

c) Motion: That Senate adopt the proposed Great Ideas Honours Programme for inclusion at St. Thomas University beginning in the fall semester of 2005.
Cross:McGowan. CARRIED.

Dr. Malcolmson indicated that he would look into the next approval step.

7. Nominating Committee (Click here to view report)

Motion: That Professor Dawne Clarke and Professor Ian Nicholson be elected to the two six-month positions on the Senate Nominating Committee. The terms will begin immediately and end June 30, 2005.
Batt:Fraser. CARRIED.

8. Curriculum Committee (Click here to view report)

Prof. Rahn circulated the January 27, 2005 Curriculum Committee report at the meeting.
Motion: That Senate receive the report.
Rahn:Narine. CARRIED.

9. President’s Advisory Committee on the Budget

Dr. Malcolmson opened the floor for nominations for the position of one faculty member to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Budget.

Nominations:

D. Gupta - declined
S. Narine - * declared elected

Motion: That nominations cease.
Parkhill:Rahn. CARRIED.

10. Library Books

Motion: That Senate support the principle of allowing honours students to obtain materials on research loan from the UNB libraries.

Brosha:Fraser. CARRIED.

11. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Larry Batt, Secretary
January 28, 2005