St. Thomas University
19 , 2002
Members Present: L. Batt, R. Bittermann, R. Clews, J. Coates, I. Fraser, M. Ircha (UNB Rep.), P. Lee, P. Malcolmson, M. McGowan, E. McKim, W. McLean, R. Myers, D. O'Brien (Chair), T. Parkhill, J. Rahn, W. Randall (Gero Rep.), M. Reimer, R. Williams
Regrets: C. McCormick, J. McLaughlin, S. Reid-MacNevin, D. Savoie, N. Seely, A. White
Absent: M. Arévalo, R. Chrisjohn, J. Gaudet, T. Good, N. Kinsella, J. Palmer, I. Thiessen
Dr. O'Brien called the meeting to order.
MOTION: That the agenda be adopted as circulated.
Dr. O'Brien welcomed the new members in attendance:
Dr. Rusty Bittermann
Dr. Fenwick had circulated the report on Advanced Standing (June 3, 2002).
MOTION: That Senate approve the policy on Advanced Standing - Challenge for Credit.
Amendment: That the policy exempt the programmes of Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Work (one-year post-degree and the professional years of the four-year stream).
Amended Motion Carried.
a) Prof. Rahn had circulated the report of the Curriculum Committee. (September 19, 2002).
MOTION: That Senate approve the recommendations in the report.
b) Registrar's Warrant
Mr. Batt reported the exercise of the Registrar's Warrant in the absence of Curriculum Committee and Senate approval in July-August, 2002 for the following courses:
ESL 1213 Advanced English for Academic Purposes I
6. Nominating Committee
a) MOTION: That Senate approve the following nominees for the CAAS:
CAAS - Alan Bourassa (2004)
b) MOTION: That Senate approve the nominations of students to serve on the committees:
Academic Planning - Aimee White
c) MOTION: That Senate approve the following nominees to serve on the Intersession Committee:
Dr. Fraser engaged the senators in a discussion on the various aspects of the September 2002 registration process, including wait lists and the perceived lack of flexibility in course choices for students. Dr. Myers and Mr. Batt commented on the current situation and the plan for a September 25, 2002 post-mortem meeting.
b) Dr. Parkhill asked about the tentative enrolment count. Dr. O'Brien responded that the current enrolment of 2800 full-time students and another 250 part-time students seems to be at the top end of the enrolment target established by the University last year.
c) Dr. Reimer asked about the enrolment of international students. Dr. O'Brien reported that this year's target of 75 students had been reached.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
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