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Senate in brief

Highlights from the May 26 meeting of Senate.

Consent agenda

Senate received:

  • A report from the Senate Agenda and Summer Advisory Committee
  • A report from the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)
  • A report from the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)
  • A report from the Senate Cyclical Program Review Committee (SCPRC)
  • A report from the Senate Educational Equity Committee (SEEC)
  • Reports from April and May from the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee (SGNC)
  • The April report and 2014-15 cases reviewed from the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD)
  • The research report
  • The advancement report

Principal’s report

Principal Daniel Woolf was unable to attend this meeting of Senate, but provided a written report and schedule highlights.

Provost’s update

In addition to his written report, Provost Alan Harrison provided Senate with the annual report of the Provost's Advisory Committee on Mental Health and the annual report of the Provost's Advisory Committee for the Promotion of the Arts.

The Provost provided an oral update on Queen’s application and admissions numbers to date, noting that first choice applications to Queen’s were up by four per cent.

The Provost informed Senate that a draft Policy on Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities has been presented to the Policy Advisory Subcommittee and is posted on the policies webpage for community feedback.

The Provost also presented on the university’s 2015/16 operating budget.

Board of Trustees report

Rector Mike Young provided a report on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Committee Motions and Reports

Senate approved:

  • A proposal to delete the three graduate fields in the Department of Classics and create two new graduate fields effective September 2015.
  • The name change of the Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA Program to the Executive MBA Americas - A Partnership with Cornell, Queen's School of Business, effective July 1, 2015
  • Nominations as recommended SGNC
  • The definition of “faculty” for the purposes of Senate Committee applications, from SGNC
  • Changes to Senate's Rules of Procedure regarding the obligatory leave and removal of senators and Senate Committee members, from SGNC  

Senate received:

Reports of Faculties and Schools

Senate received an April and May report from the Graduate Studies Executive Council.