G. Baier, L. Batt, D. Brodie, J. Coates, B. Craig (Phil Rep), J.
Doerr, T. Good, S. Hale, D. Hare, G. Kenyon, P. Lee, S. MacDonald,
D. McKenzie-Mohr, E. McKim, A. Moore, S. Murray, R. Myers, J. Palmer,
J. Rahn, J. Rowcroft, N. Seely, I. Thiessen, R. Williams
Absent with Regrets:
K. Breen, R.
Chrisjohn, I. Fraser, M. George, D. Gupta, P. Malcolmson, D. Robinson,
Dr. Myers called
the meeting to order.
Dr. Myers welcomed,
as new members of Senate, Prof. Philip Lee, Director of Journalism,
and Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Delegate of FAUST President.
a) Dr. Myers
announced the appointment of Dr. Torbjörn Svensson as the University's
second Adjunct Professor.
b) Dr. Myers
announced the date of November 1, 2001 for the annual Dean's List
c) Dr. Myers
announced the planned curriculum retreat scheduled for Friday afternoon,
October 19, 2001, to be held at the Mactaquac Holiday Inn. He announced
that University classes would be cancelled from 11:30 a.m. that
the minutes of August 29, 2001 be approved as circulated.
expressed concerns about the ongoing issues surrounding computing
services which he had raised under Question Period in August 2001.
Dr. Myers responded that the University had arranged for private-sector
management of the service for three months.
assumed the Chair.
submitted the Curriculum Committee report.
Senate approve COOP 1003Experiential Learning.
Dr. Myers introduced
the circulated report of the Enrolment Management Committee.
That the target for full-time student enrolments be set at 2500
and that the acceptable enrolment range be set at 2400 to 2600.
That the motion on the enrolment target be tabled.
Hale:Coates. DEFEATED. (4-13-3)
Motion CARRIED. (12-2-5)
That enrolment be managed in such a way as to improve the graduation
rate of students from Year 2.
Myers:Brodie. CARRIED. (18-1-1)
That the Vice-President (Academic) monitor application and enrolment
data and, in consultation with the Director of Admissions, close
the University to new applications after July 31, or any later date,
when necessary for the achievement of our enrolment objectives.
That the minimum average required for admission to degree programmes
be extended from 65% to 67%, and that students with admissions averages
below 65% and 67% now be placed in First-Year Studies.
That the current regulation mandating dismissal for students with
an annual GPA below 1.0 be amended to raise the requirement from
1.0 to 1.5.
f) It was
agreed that the implementation of the revised admissions average
be for the class entering September 2002. The revised requirement
would be made public immediately through the high school relations
officers and the web edition of the University Calendar.
g) The Committee
had offered Senate various options for the implementation of the
change to the academic dismissal minimum GPA.
That Senate defer a decision concerning the implementation until
the October 2001 Senate meeting.
Moore:Palmer. DEFEATED (6-14-1)
That the revised academic dismissal regulation be implemented
effective September 1, 2002 (for academic performance in the 2002-2003
Brodie:Kenyon. CARRIED. (14-5-3)
8. Senate Review
Coordinating Committee (SRCC)
Linda Coates be named to the Senate Curriculum Committee and that
Jonathan Rahn be named Chair.
9. Search Committees
the proposed SRCC slate of nominations for the review of the Aquinas
Programme be approved.
Senate authorize the establishment of search committees for Chairs
of Education, History, Psychology, and Religious Studies.
Jonathan Rahn be the Senate nominee to sit on these four search
Myers assumed the Chair
Mr. Moore had
circulated a list of student nominees for Senate Standing Commitees.
Senate approve the slate as circulated.
Dr. Hale asked
that the Senate room chairs be oiled.
adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Larry Batt, Secretary
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