L. Batt, R. Bittermann, S. Brosha, B. Clark, R. Clews, K. Clouthier,
B. Cross, S. de Vink, J. Gaudet, J. Gilbert-Walsh, C. Kelly, P. Kent,
G. Kenyon, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, J. Masciulli (Political
Science Rep.), C. McCormick, M. McGowan, S. Narine, D. O’Brien
(Chair), T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, T. Tremblay
T. Bateman, J. Coughlan, J. McLaughlin, S. Stevenson
Absent: R. Chrisjohn, K. Clouthier, I. Fraser, D.
Gupta, P. Kent, N. Kinsella, P. Lee, S. Murray, H. Richmond, N. Seely,
Dr. O’Brien called
the meeting to order.
That the agenda be approved as amended with the addition of Academic
Mr. Batt reminded members of the invitation to an alumni event this
evening (March 17), “Jazz at The Hilltop”.
Mr. Batt reported on the start of online course registration for
continuing students for 2005-2006.
Dr. O’Brien announced the slate of nominees for honorary degrees
for May 9, 2005.
He indicated that the University would be publicizing the names
later through the normal press releases.
Dr. O’Brien gave an update on the fund-raising campaign for
the new building.
That the minutes of the February 17, 2005, meeting be adopted as circulated.
4. Academic Planning
Gilbert-Walsh had circulated the APC report (March 2, 2005), dealing
with the CORE Programme. (Click here to view
Motion: The Senate continue developing the CORE Programme with a
of CORE 2013 and CORE 3013, to be overseen and evaluated by an appropriate
Motion: That Senate establish an ad hoc CORE Steering Committee
to evaluate the
CORE Programme, develop variations on the CORE courses currently
piloted, and make reports and recommendations to Senate (or an appropriate
body within Senate) at the end of each year of the pilot programme.
It was agreed that the Nominating Committee would proceed with the
proposed committee, including seeking a student member.
- Motion: That
Senate establish an ad hoc committee to continue developing
undergraduate curricula reform with constituent membership from across
the curricular groups (A, B, C, D) and the CORE Programme, as well
as a student representative.
was understood that the focus would be on graduation requirements.
That Senate approve:
GRID 3903 Honours Thesis Proposal
GRID 4903 Honours Seminar
GRID 4906 Honours Thesis
Motion: That Senate approve the honours programme calendar material
for the Great Ideas Programme.
Motion: That Senate approve the creation of GRID 4003/4006 Independent
6. Academic Integrity
Brosha announced the proposal to have the Student Union initiate a
communications campaign emphasizing the need for academic integrity,
especially during this end of the academic year. He was encouraged
to do so.
- There was some discussion
on the plan for a special meeting on the external review of the Co-Op
Forum on the Strategic Plan was announced for April 11, 2005.
adjourned at 7:55 p.m.