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
with regrets: P. Lee, C. McCormick, D. O’Brien
R. Chrisjohn, J. Gilbert-Walsh, D. Gupta, D. Robinson
Dr. Myers called
the meeting to order.
Motion: That the agenda be adopted as revised, adding approval of
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.
MOTION: That Senate approve the minutes of August 28, 2003, with the
correction of the title of ANTH 3333 “Anthropology of Exchange.”
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.
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.
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.
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
MOTION: That Megan Bailey be approved for graduation with a Bachelor
of Arts degree, September 18, 2003.
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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