November 23, 2011
An academic plan for the university has been unanimously endorsed by Senate.
In a vote of 52 – 0 at its November meeting Tuesday, Senate approved the Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011, which consists of a 13-page academic plan summary and four pillars.
“For the first time in recent memory, Queen’s has a coherent academic plan,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “This is the kind of document I had hoped would evolve when I started to engage discussion about our future almost two years ago. After extensive consultation, collaboration and revision, we can now move forward with implementation. I would like to thank all the members of the Senate Academic Planning Task Force, and the many members of the university community, who have worked so hard and contributed to this plan.”
Senate agreed to include a provision for striking a task force each fall consisting of students, staff and faculty who will consider a new planning issue or set of issues recommended by the task force of the previous year. Each new task force will submit its report – including recommendations and observations about implementation of previous recommendations – for Senate approval.