St. Thomas University
15 , 2001
Absent with regrets:
Dr. Myers called the meeting to order.
the circulated agenda be approved.
Dr. Myers announced the following:
the minutes of the October 18, 2001 meeting be adopted as circulated.
a) Correction of Agenda motion seconder - "Palmer" not "Power."
b) Correction to Item 3b of the minutes:
Delete: "At the December 2001 meeting of the Board, the following recommendation will be considered: that there be no reference to a specific enrolment target and that a revised enrolment range be 2400-2800."
Add: Dr. O'Brien also indicated that he would himself propose to the Board an amendment of the first motion to delete reference to the specific target of 2500 and to change the upper limit of the range to 2800.
4. Curriculum Committee
Prof. Rahn had circulated a report from the Senate Curriculum Committee.
a) Motion: That
Senate approve ESL 1013 English for Academic Purposes I
b) Motion: That
Senate approve ENGL 3226 Early Drama in Production.
c) Motion: That
Senate approve ENGL 3633 Literature and Medicine.
d) Motion: That
Senate approve the revised description for COOP 1003 Introduction
to Experiential Learning.
e) Motion: That
Senate approve the revised calendar description and prerequisite for
POLS 2106 Canadian Politics.
f) Motion: That
Senate approve POLS 3316 Comparative Politics.
h) Motion: That
Senate approve the changes in title and descriptions for POLS 1103
Law, Power and Canadian Politics and POLS 1603 Law, Power and Global
Prof. Rahn reminded Senators that the Senate Curriculum Committee should receive any requests for curriculum changes by November 29, 2001.
5. Intersession Report
Mr. Batt circulated the report on Intersession/Summer Session2001. He described the success of the programme and noted the need to revisit some of the procedures and dates of the policy.
6. Nominating Committee
Ian Fraser be named to the Research Committee to June 30, 2002.
7. Committee on Budget
Dr. Myers called
for Senate nominees to the President's Advisory Committee on the Budget:
(b) the faculty
8. Calendar Publication Schedule
Mr. Batt announced the calendar publication schedule of dates for the 2002-2003 edition of the calendar, noting the need for a mid-December senate meeting to consider curriculum and programme changes for the calendar. It was agreed to hold the December meeting as follows:
It was also agreed to provide flexibility for the normal distribution notice of one week so that the Curriculum Committee could submit its recommendations for circulation Monday, December 10, 2001.
9. Graduation Pledge
Dr. McKenzie-Mohr had circulated a proposal for a graduation pledge.
a) Motion: That
the report be received.
b) Motion: That
the matter be referred to the Academic Planning Committee.
b) In response
to Dr. Doerr's question about the Maclean's ranking of 18 in terms
c) In response to Dr. Hale's question concerning the status of the review of the impact of the Tri-Council Policy and the Research Ethics Committee on research proposals at St. Thomas, Dr. Myers reported that there had been an open forum. Dr. Myers agreed to look into the matter of the need for a formal notice to initiate action.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
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