Meeting of the Senate

Thursday 24 March 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

  1. Opening Session

    1. Adoption of Agenda
    2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting of 17 February 2011 (PDF*, 371 KB) (Appendix A, page 1)
    3. Business Arising from the Minutes
    4. Principal's Report
    5. Provost's Report
      1. Diversity and Equity Task Force – Oral update from the Director of Educational Equity and Diversity Projects
    6. [Information]
      Reports requested by Senate
      1. Honorary Degree Recipients (PDF*, 324 KB) Spring and Fall 2011 (Appendix B, page 9)
  2. Question Period

    1. Questions from Senator Morelli (PDF*, 332 KB) specific to the Academic Planning Task Force. Written response from the Academic Planning Task Force (Appendix C, page 10)
  3. Reports of Committees

    1. Academic Development (Appendix D, page 12)
      1. [Action]
        Proposal for a new unit in the Faculty of Arts and Science: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (PDF*, 421 KB)
      2. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a combined MD/PhD and MD/MSc (PDF*, 2,710 KB) in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Graduate Studies

    Informal Session

    1. Academic Planning Task Force (Appendix E, page 55)
      1. [30-minute discussion]
        Questions from the Task Force (PDF*, 311 KB)

    Regular Session Resumes

    1. Advisory Research (Appendix F, page 56)
      1. [Action]
        Name change: Centre for International Relations (PDF*, 300 KB)
    2. Operations Review (Appendix G, page 58)
      1. [Notice of Motion]
        Functions of Senate (PDF*, 337 KB)
    3. Queen’s University Planning Committee
      1. [Information]
        Oral update from Chair
    4. Senate Working Group to Review the Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure (Appendix H, page 73)
      1. [Notice of Motion]
        Revised Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure (PDF*, 595 KB)
    5. Student Life Centre Council (Appendix I, page 109)
      1. [Action]
        Proposed amendments to the constitution (PDF*, 354 KB)
  4. Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges

    None Received

  5. Motions

    None Received

  6. [Information]

    Communications and Reports Submitted to Senate

    1. Board of Trustees Meeting March 4/5, 2011 (PDF*, 294 KB) (Appendix J, page 119)
    2. Research Report (PDF*, 457 KB) (Appendix K, page 122)
    3. Motion passed by Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB) (PDF*, 319 KB) (Appendix L, page 127)
    4. Exit Poll 2010 – Results
  7. Matters Referred to Standing Committees (Appendix M, page 128)

    1. That AODA training (PDF*, 311 KB) be indicated on the student transcript as a milestone [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)]
    2. Review of the 2010-2011 AMS Judicial Affairs Office Operations Report (PDF*, 567 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD)]
    3. SGPS Non-Academic Discipline Report 2010-2011 (PDF*, 272 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD)]
    4. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Aboriginal Admission Policy (PDF*, 331 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)]
    5. Proposal for a new Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (PDF*, 421 KB) (see Appendix Da, page 12) [Referred to Queen’s University Planning Committee (QUPC) for information only]
  8. Other Business

    None Received

  9. Closed Session

    Not Required


G. Moore
Secretary of the Senate

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