No matter what the outcome is, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies along with the Faculty of Arts and Science commits the following:
There are several factors that led to the faculty within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies to vote in favour of suspending admissions to the program. Changes to the program and the school have taken place over the last 10 years with continued input from the students which include curriculum changes, changing the name of the school, the separation of Queen's Athletics and the academic programs and where alumni are finding work. The main considerations in this decision were:
The School presented their rationale at a Town Hall with students on October 22, 2015. [view the slides from the presentation]
Summer / Fall 2015 - Preliminary consultations
External stakeholders (through external reviewers and accreditation bodies), alumni (through email, phone, homecoming breakfast and in-person meetings), Faculty Board (other academic units), students (through Faculty board, email and town hall), Provost and faculty of SKHS
December / January 2016 – (if consultations lead to suspension) the Dean will announce at Faculty Board the 1 year temporary suspension
The Dean's rationale for her decision (either way) will be posted.
Which would take affect September 2017 – September 2018
January 26th – (if consultations lead to suspension) the Dean will announce at Senate the 1 year temporary suspension
February 2016 – meeting dates TBC
Dean to conduct any follow up consultations required (one-on-one meetings with stakeholders (including students) still wanting to present information related to the decision)
On or before June 2016 – the Dean to notify Provost and Senate further intentions regarding the temporary suspension
· to extend the temporary suspension by a further 2 years (maximum).
· to lift the temporary suspension and resume admissions to the original Program.
· to lift the temporary suspension and resume admissions to a revised/restructured Program [note: restructuring/revision may involve major modifications to a Program which, as defined by QUQAPs, will require approval by SCAD and Senate. Additional approvals by COU Quality Council (and an external accreditation body in the case of a professional Program) may also be necessary].
· to consider closure of Programs in accordance with the Senate approved Policy and Procedures for the closure of Academic Programs
To provide rationale and comment on the temporary suspension of admissions to the program please email the Dean of the Faculty Arts and Science. These emails will be referenced in her formulating the decision.
Suite F300 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N5
Phone: (613) 533-6095
Fax: (613) 533-2793