Senate in brief
Highlights from the April 17 meeting of Senate.
Before the Senate meeting, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison led an open session on the new budget model and answered questions from those in attendance.
In his oral report to Senate, Principal Woolf provided updates on the following items:
In his report to Senate, Provost Harrison provided updates on the following items:
Reports of Committees
Senate approved a recommendation included in the report from the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) to approve the Enrolment Plan for 2012-2013.
Senate also approved a recommendation from the Senate Advisory Research Committee to approve the
renewal of the Cancer Research Institute for an additional five years, effective December 8, 2011, subject to ratification by the Board of Trustees.
Senate moved into information session and Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss gave a presentation about the university’s Strategic Research Plan (SRP), outlining the plan’s objectives and priorities. The final plan will be delivered to Senate for approval at the May Senate meeting. For the latest on the SRP process see the Queen’s News Centre story.
Provost Harrison reported that the Queen’s University Planning Committee (QUPC) has been focused on discussions related to the University’s efforts to balance the 2012-13 budget, as requested by the Board of Trustees. The 2012-13 balanced budget will be presented to the Board in May 2012, and a preview was presented to QUPC at the most recent meeting on April 13, 2012. The final QUPC meeting for the 2011-12 academic year was last week, and the group will begin meeting again in the fall.
Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges
Senate accepted for information the Queen’s School of Religion’s final report as an affiliated college. On May 1, 2012, the School will become fully reintegrated into the university.
Communications and Reports Submitted to Senate