Senate in brief
Highlights from the February 12 meeting of Senate
At the beginning of the meeting, Principal Daniel Woolf extended his congratulations to the student candidates in recent elections, including two senators: AMS President-elect Eril Berkok and Undergraduate Student Trustee-elect Andrew Aulthouse.
Principal Woolf provided a written report to Senate.
In his additional oral report, Principal Woolf provided the following updates:
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), provided a written report to Senate.
In his additional oral report, Provost Harrison provided the following updates:
Senate discussed a question submitted by Senator Pamela Murphy to the Academic Planning Task Force (APTF) regarding surveys. Chris Moyes, Chair, APTF, provided a written response.
Senate discussed a question submitted by Senator Petra Fachinger regarding the Queen’s National Scholars program. Provost Harrison provided an oral and written response.
Reports of committees
That until Senate has approved the procedure for the suspension of admissions to an academic program as mandated by Senate and referred to SCAD in January 2012 (Minutes, p. 7), no suspensions of admissions to academic programs and/or plans shall be made without prior consideration and approval by Senate.
The motion was passed.
Communications and reports submitted to Senate
Senate deferred a discussion on the International Strategy to the March meeting.
Matters referred to standing committees
Senator Jordan Morelli read a response from Campus Equipment Outfitters regarding concerns that inappropriate jacket bars were being sold at the store. Senator Morelli informed Senate that Campus Equipment Outfitters actively turns down any requests for bars that are directly related to drinking on campus, in classrooms, or any other illegal activity. Kim Woodhouse, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, also spoke to the issue, advising that this is not strictly an engineering student phenomenon and that a campus-wide effort to discourage the wearing of these badges would be appropriate.