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Queen's University

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

Academic Development

(as revised December 2, 2014)

SCAD Meeting Schedule

To formulate and recommend to the Senate principles, policies, and priorities for the academic development of the University;

To formulate, adopt, and oversee rigorous processes for on-going academic planning that are responsive to changing needs in teaching and learning, including the annual monitoring of the implementation of the University's Academic Plan and its periodic revision and renewal.

To make recommendations to the Senate on the establishment of any faculty, school, centre, institute, department, or the academic terms of endowed or named chairs/professorships (excluding named research chairs that are primarily funded by external granting agencies) and approve minor changes to the academic terms of reference of such chairs/professorships on behalf of the Senate from time to time;

To make recommendations to the Senate on the academic quality and financial implications of proposals from faculties, schools, centres, and institutes, for new programs of study leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate;

To make recommendations to the Senate on proposals from faculties, schools, centres, and institutes, for changes that substantially alter existing programs of study;

To make recommendations to the Senate on amendments to Queen's University Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAP);

To advise on the admissions procedures of different Faculties and Schools;

To make recommendations to the Senate on proposed names, or changes thereto, of academic units, academic degrees and/or academic programs/plans;

To make recommendations to the Senate on the proposed enrolment plans developed by the Strategic Enrolment Management Group.


2 Ex Officio Members
Principal or delegate
Academic Colleague

8 Elected Members
4 faculty
2 members of the Alma Mater Society
1 member of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students
1 staff

At least one member on SCAD must be a Senator


Membership Affiliation Student Year Status Term Ends
H. Abdollah Faculty (Department of Medicine) Elected Sep-2015
S. Anderson A.M.S. Elected Sep-2016
M. Finlayson Academic Colleague Ex Officio
L. Daneshmend Principal's Delegate Ex Officio
J. Emrich Staff (Faculty of Law) Elected Sep-2015
E. Hill Faculty (Department of History) Elected Sep-2016
A. Jack-Davies Faculty Elected Sep-2015
I. Luyt S.G.P.S. Elected Sep-2015
C. Christie Faculty (Education) Elected Sep-2016


Chair: L. Daneshmend
Secretary: P. Watkin 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000