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September 18, 2003
Holy Cross Conference Room
7:00 p.m.



Members present: K. Ampong, L. Batt, R. Bittermann, R. Clews, S. DeVink, J. Gaudet, I. Fraser, S. Hale, P. Hawkins, P. MacDonald, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan, E. McKim, R. Myers, S. Narine, P. Ouellette, T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, S. Reid-MacNevin, H. Richmond, J. Rowcroft, N. Seely, M. Smith, D. van den Hoonaard

Absent with regrets: P. Lee, C. McCormick, D. O’Brien

Absent: R. Chrisjohn, J. Gilbert-Walsh, D. Gupta, D. Robinson

Dr. Myers called the meeting to order.

1. Agenda

Motion: That the agenda be adopted as revised, adding approval of graduates.

Rahn/Bittermann: CARRIED.

2. Announcements

a) Dr. Myers announced the forthcoming W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture, October 8, 2003, 5:30 p.m.: “The Rights Revolution: Lessons from the Maritimes,” by Dr. James W. Walker.
b) Dr. Myers reminded members of the Saturday, September 20, official opening of the North Wing Residence.
c) Dr. Myers reminded members of the Friday afternoon book launches for Omar Basabe and Karen Robert.
d) Dr. Clews reported that the competition for SSHRC Master’s Scholarships will be much earlier (December 1, 2003) than last year.

3. Minutes

MOTION: That Senate approve the minutes of August 28, 2003, with the correction of the title of ANTH 3333 “Anthropology of Exchange.”

McGowan:Hale. CARRIED.

4. External Review

Dr. Malcolmson reported on the progress of external reviews in his circulated memorandum (9/18/2003). He also circulated the President’s responses to Department Reviews (September 18, 2003).
Mr. Batt assumed the Chair.

5. MPHEC Quality Assurance Study

Dr. Myers had circulated a report on the MPHEC Quality Assurance study, including a summary of recommendations.
a) MOTION: That Senate strike an ad hoc committee comprising the chairs of the Senate Review Coordinating Committee, the Learning and Teaching Development Committee, the Academic Planning Committee, the Curriculum Committee, Dr. Rosemary Clews, and a student representative to be named by the Students’ Union;
That this committee review the MPHEC study, consult appropriately, and bring recommendations to Senate.
McKim:Fraser. CARRIED.
b) The composition or the membership of the Senate Review Coordinating Committee (SRCC) was discussed, but no action was taken to amend the formula for membership.

6. Enrolment Management Committee

Dr. Myers gave a detailed presentation on enrolment management, the history of the policy, recommendations of the Enrolment Management Committee (EMC), future challenges, and the current tentative enrolment statistics.

7. Approval of Graduate

MOTION: That Megan Bailey be approved for graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree, September 18, 2003.
Batt:Fraser. CARRIED.

8. Question Period

a) Mr. Ampong asked about the details of the opening ceremonies of the North Wing.
b) Prof. Rahn reminded department chairs that the Curriculum Committee would be checking with them about courses which will be under the new curriculum groups C and D.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Larry Batt, Secretary
September 22, 2003

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