St. Thomas University
28 , 2002
Members Present: L. Batt, R. Bittermann, R. Clews, J. Coates,
S. Doiron, I. Fraser, P.Hawkins, M.E. Jardine, J. Gilbert-Walsh (Phil.
rep), P. Lee, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan, E. McKim, W.
McLean, R. Myers, D. O'Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill, P. Pheeney, J.
Rahn, S. Reid-MacNevin, M. Reimer, J. Sauvageau, M. Ircha (UNB rep),
N. Seely, D. van den Hoonaard, A. White
Absent: R. Chrisjohn, T. Good, D. Gupta, P. MacDonald
Dr. O'Brien called the meeting to order.
Motion: That the agenda be adopted as circulated.
Dr. O'Brien welcomed the newly-elected student senators: Sarah Doiron and Mary-Elizabeth Jardine. He also welcomed Dr. Jim Gilbert-Walsh who was representing the Philosophy Department.
a) Mr. Batt announced the posthumous awarding of the BA degree to the late Eric Couturier and the University service held for family and friends at the Chapel on November 15, 2002.
b) Dr. Myers announced the upcoming campus visit of Dr. Kurt Geisinger, Academic Vice President of UST-Houston, December 5-9, 2002. He invited any faculty members or departments interested in possible exchanges to get in touch with him.
Motion: That the minutes of the October 17, 2002 meeting be adopted
5. Search Committees for Department Chairs
a) Motion: That Senate authorize the setting up of search committees
for chairs of the Departments of Criminology, Economics, Religious
Studies, Romance Languages, and Social Work.
b) Motion: That senate approve the nomination of Patrick Malcolmson
to serve as the Chair to sit on these search committees.
6. Admissions and Academic Standing Committee
Mr. Batt presented the report on behalf of Dr. Kim Fenwick, Chair of the Admissions and Academic Standing Committee.
a) Motion: That Senate approve the establishment of the Dick and
Judy Kennedy Scholarship.
b) The summary of student appeals (January 2001 - October 2002) was presented to Senate for information.
7. Curriculum Committee
Motion: That Senate approve the items requiring Senate approval
in the November 28, 2002 report.
8. Nominating Committee
Motion: That Bill Randall be elected to the Campus Planning Committee
to serve from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003.
9. Research Committee
Dr. Clews circulated a report on research activities (September - November 2002).
Motion: To receive the report.
10. AQC Report on Revision of the BA (Part 1)
The AQC had circulated a proposal for a new BA curriculum. Dr. Myers suggested that the members discuss the report at this meeting, but that Senate should defer voting on the motions or amendments until the December 2002 meeting.
11. Academic Planning Committee
a) Report on ESL Support
Motion: That changes proposed in Dr. Dunn's "Proposal for Changes
to ESL Support at St. Thomas University" be approved by Senate.
It was understood that these changes would be implemented for September 2003.
b) Proposal for a Major in Great Ideas
Motion: That Senate approve the adoption of the proposal for the
creation of an interdisciplinary "Great Ideas" programme.
It was understood that the major would be available effective September 2003.
12. Senate Review Coordinating Committee (SRCC)
Motion: That the following slate of reviewers for Gender Studies be approved:
Marilyn Porter, Memorial U
13. Student Nomination
Motion: That Senate approve the student nominees to the Standing Committees:
Sarah Doiron - Curriculum
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Larry Batt, Secretary
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