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Senate in brief

Highlights from the March 31 meeting of Senate

Consent Agenda

Senate received:

  • A report from the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)
  • Reports for February and March from the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)
  • A report from the Senate Advisory Research Committee
  • A report from the Senate Cyclical Program Review Committee
  • Reports for February and March from the Senate Educational Equity Committee
  • A report from the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee (SGNC)
  • A report from the Senate Library Committee
  • A report from Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline
  • A report from the Queen's University Planning Committee
  • The Senate research report
  • The Advancement fundraising report
  • A University of Ottawa report on e-learning, which was referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development for its review

Principal’s Report

In addition to his written report and schedule highlights, the Principal provided the following updates:

  • Queen’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs, including the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative, are increasingly being recognized across Canada and in the United States.
  • The principal was recently in Toronto and had the opportunity to discuss Queen’s innovation and experiential learning opportunities with senior government officials at Queen’s Park.
  • Innovation was the topic of a roundtable during the recent visit of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
  • Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, visited Queen’s to present and consult on the NSERC 2020 strategic plan.

Provost’s Report

Provost Alan Harrison provided a written report to Senate.

Jill Scott, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning), and Professor Brian Frank, Director of Program Development in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, presented on the work of the Queen’s-specific Learning Outcomes Working Group.

Board of Trustees Report

Trustee Andrew Aulthouse provided a report on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

COU Academic Colleague Report

Senate received the COU Academic Colleague Report.

Committee Motions and Reports

Senate approved:

Senate defeated:

Reports of Faculties and Schools

Senate received reports from the School of Graduate Studies and the School of Business.

Question Period

  • Provost Harrison and Dean Mumm provided a written response to a question regarding online courses
  • Provost Harrison provided a written response to a question concerning the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization

Communications

Senate received: