St. Thomas University
Members present: L. Batt, R. Bittermann (History Rep), D. Brodie, B. Craig, G. Kenyon, N. Kinsella, D. McKenzie-Mohr, R. Myers, P. Pheeney, J. Rahn, M. Reimer (Sociology Rep), I. Thiessen, B. Fisher-Townsend
Regrets: G. Baier, J. Doerr, M. George, T. Good, S. Hale, S. MacDonald, E. McKim, W. McLean, S. Murray, D. O'Brien, N. Seely, A White
Absent: M. Arévalo, R. Chrisjohn, J. Coates, D. Gupta, P. Lee, P. Malcolmson, J. Palmer, S. Reid-MacNevin, D. Robinson, J. Rowcroft, D. Savoie, R. Williams
Dr. Myers called the meeting to order.
It was agreed to adopt the agenda as circulated.
a) Motion: That the minutes of the April 25, 2002 meeting be adopted
b) Motion: That the minutes of the May 9, 2002 meeting be adopted
3. Business Arising from Minutes
In response to Dr. Brodie's question, Dr. Myers indicated that June 15, 2002 was the date by which the President should respond to the Senate recommendations dealing with appointments to the academic staff.
4. Nominating Committee
Dr. Myers noted that Dr. Hale's name should not be listed under Academic Planning.
Motion: That Senate approve the report from the Nominating Committee,
5. Plagiarism Report
Dr. Myers welcomed Dr. Sheila Andrew as an observer and asked her to introduce the report on preventing plagiarism from the Senate Committee on Student Academic Grievance (May 2002).
Motion: That Senate adopt the recommendations of the report (May
2002) from the Senate Committee on Student Academic Grievance.
It was agreed to add a friendly amendment:
B(iii) Any student who knowingly provides material to support plagiarism
is also guilty of academic misconduct.
Dr. Myers undertook to invite a faculty discussion on email to share ideas and suggestions among faculty members.
6. Transition-Year Programme
Dr. Myers welcomed Dr. Bill Dunn as an observer to present the information and the proposed changes to the Transition-Year Programme.
Motion: That Senate approve the suggested revisions for 2002-2003
in the Transition-Year Programme. (May 2002 report)
7. Next Meeting
It was agreed that the next meeting would be scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2002, 9:00 a.m.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
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