K. Ampong, L. Batt, R. Bittermann, J. Gilbert-Walsh, S. Hale, P. MacDonald,
P. Malcolmson, M. MacDonald, M. McGowan, E. McKim, S. Narine, D. O’Brien
(Chair), P. Ouellette, T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, H. Richmond, S. Rodriguez,
N. Seely, M. Smith, D. Van den Hoonaard
Absent with regrets:
R. Clews, P. Hawkins, C. McCormick, R. Myers, S. Reid-MacNevin
R. Chrisjohn, S. deVink, I. Fraser, D. Gupta, P. Lee, D. Robinson,
Dr. O’Brien called
the meeting to order.
That the agenda be adopted as circulated.
introduced the newly-elected student senators: Michael MacDonald and
3. Minutes of September
18, 2003 Meeting
MOTION: That the minutes
of the September 18, 2003 meeting be adopted as revised. McGowan:P.
(Item 8.b should read
“checking with them”)
4. Academic Standing
Mr. Batt circulated information
from the Senate Admissions and Academic Standing Committee.
MOTION: That the regulation
E.4 (page 236 of the University Calendar) be amended by deleting
the sentence “Previous courses with grades of D are not counted.”
Prof. Rahn had circulated
the Curriculum Committee report (October 16, 2003).
MOTION: That Senate approve
the recommendations of the Senate Curriculum Committee report (October
Two corrections were
a) PHIL 1013 description
should have read “reading of original.”
to Human Rights should be identified as HMRT 2313.
That Tom Bateman be elected to the Curriculum Committee for a term
commencing immediately and finishing June 30, 2004.
Mr. Batt brought to Senate
the following appeals:
a) James Hickson: appeal
of the decision of the Admissions and Academic Standing Committee;
b) Carney Curnew: appeal
of the decision of the Senate Student Academic Grievance
After some discussion,
it was agreed to establish two ad hoc committees to review the appeals
and report back to Senate before the end of the semester.
a) Ad hoc
committee for James Hinkson’s appeal:
Hale, Michael MacDonald, Shaun Narine
MOTION: That nominations
b) Ad hoc committee for
Carney Curnew’s appeal:
Elizabeth McKim, Jonathan Rahn
MOTION: That nominations cease.
8. External Review
a) Dr. Malcolmson circulated
a Departmental Review Response from the Education Department for
b) MOTION: That the review
schedule be revised as follows:
be reviewed in 2004-2005
Anthropology to be reviewed in 2005-2006
a) Dr. Hale asked whether
the student government is pursuing its interest in course evaluation.
Mr. Ouellette answered that the executive was pursuing the possibility
of implementing a student-run online course evaluation. He indicated
that the executive was pursuing this avenue in light of the perceived
lack of support from Senate at the August 28, 2003 meeting.
b) Mr. Ampong asked about
student membership on the Senate Committee to review the MPEC Quality
Assurance study. He was encouraged to send the student representative
named by the Students’ Union to the meeting planned for October
21, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
L. Batt, Secretary
October 17, 2003
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