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November 18 , 2004
Holy Cross House
7:00 p.m.



In attendance: T. Bateman, L. Batt, R. Bittermann, S. Brosha, R. Clews, K. Clouthier, S. deVink,
J. Gaudet, I. Fraser, C. Kelly, P. Kent, G. Kenyon, P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M.McGowan, E. McKim, S. Murray, S. Narine, D. O’Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill, S. Reid, H. Richmond, M. Smith, S. Stevenson

Regrets: B. Clark, B. Cross, J. Gilbert-Walsh, J. McLaughlin, J. Rahn

Absent: R. Chrisjohn, D. Gupta, N. Kinsella, N. Seely


Dr. O’Brien called the meeting to order.

1. Agenda

Motion: That the agenda be approved as amended with the addition of the Strategic Plan, Intersession 2005 Timeline, and Next Meeting Date.
Bittermann:Brosha. CARRIED.

2. Announcements

a) Dr. Peter Kent circulated an information brochure on Study in Rome through the UNB Intersession 2005 programme.
b) Next Meeting: It was agreed that the next meeting would be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2004.

3. Minutes of October 21, 2004 Meeting

a) Motion: That the minutes of the regular meeting be approved.
McGowan:Richmond. CARRIED.
b) Motion: That the minutes of the special meeting be approved.
McGowan:Richmond. CARRIED.
4. Academic Planning Committee (APC)
a) Motion: That Senate adopt the proposal for the Irish Studies Major and Minor.
Fraser:deVink. CARRIED.
Note: Delete HIST 2153 from the elective group because it is listed in the required group.
b) The BSW programme proposal will be presented at the next Senate meeting.

5. Curriculum Committee

a) Dr. Malcolmson proposed a change to Senate’s procedure for dealing with new courses/programmes by each department or discipline. There was general agreement to do so.
b) Motion: That Senate approve the following:
RELG 2183 Religion and Politics
RELG 3133 From Hope to Solidarity: Liberation Theologies in the Americas
Batt:Parkhill. CARRIED.

6. Search Committees

a) Motion: That Senate establish search committees for chairs of the departments of anthropology, history, political science, psychology.
Malcolmson:Kenyon. CARRIED.
b) Motion: That Dr. Marc Smith be the department chair, from another department, to serve on the search committees.
Batt:MacDonald. CARRIED.

7. Student Research Fair

Dr. Clews announced the plan to hold the second annual Student Research Fair in March 2005. There was some discussion of the actual date. (March 16, 2005 was decided later.)

8. Strategic Plan

Dr. Elizabeth McKim circulated the draft (4 November 2004) of the Strategic Plan 2005-2010 and noted that it was posted on the website. Dr. McKim hoped that Senate would have an opportunity to discuss it at the December 2004 meeting.

9. Intersession Timeline

Mr. Batt circulated a timeline for Intersession 2005 planning. He noted that the department chairs had approved the draft timeline at their Department Chairs Meeting.

10. Meeting Times

Dr. Malcolmson asked members of Senate to consider changing the meeting start time from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. No decision was taken.

11. Question Period

In response to a question from Dr. Fraser, Dr. Malcolmson indicated that he was proceeding through his planned schedule of staffing meetings with all department chairs.

12. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Larry Batt, Secretary
November 25, 2004

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