Meeting of the Senate

Thursday 22 April 2010, 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 25 March 2010 (PDF*, 944 KB) (Appendix A, page 1)
    3. Business Arising from the Minutes
    4. Chair's Report
    5. [Information]
      Other Reports
      1. Research Report (PDF*, 501 KB) (Appendix B, page 11)
      2. Tuition Fee Report 2010-11 and 2011-12 (PDF*, 928 KB) (Appendix C, page 17)
  2. Question Period (Appendix D, page 21)

    1. Submitted by Senator Wiener (PDF*, 250 KB) – Why has the position of Director at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre been left vacant, and will the University be exploring structural changes to the format of Aboriginal Council and governing bodies regarding Aboriginal representation? Written response provided.
  3. Reports of Committees

    1. Academic Development (Appendix E, page 24)
      1. [Action]
        Proposal to change the Degree Program Names for Undergraduate Degrees in Gender Studies (PDF*, 705 KB) in the Faculty of Arts and Science
    2. Academic Development & Budget Review (Appendix F, page 28)
      1. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a new Bachelor of Arts Minor in Chemistry (PDF*, 1,595 KB) in the Faculty of Arts and Science
      2. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a Collaborative Masters in Applied Sustainability (PDF*,  KB) Program in the School of Graduate Studies
    3. Academic Procedures (Appendix G, page 86)
      1. [Information]
        Official Grading Scale (PDF*, 491 KB)
    4. Internal Academic Review (Appendix H, page 88)
      1. [Action]
        Request for extension of final Internal Academic Review Report (PDF*, 489 KB)
    5. Nominating (Appendix I, page 89)
      1. [Action]
        Elections (PDF*, 460 KB)
    6. Non-Academic Discipline (Appendix J, page 90)
      1. [Action]
        Athletics and Recreation Non-Academic Discipline Judicial Process (PDF*, 1,349 KB)
    7. Operations Review (Appendix K, page 105)
      1. [Information]
        Interim report on the composition of Senate (PDF*, 309 KB)
    8. Orientation Activities Review Board (Appendix L, page 116)
      1. [Action]
        Changes to Orientation 2010 Schedule (PDF*, 238 KB)
    9. Scholarships and Student Aid (Appendix M, page 117)
      1. [Information]
        New, Revised and Discontinued Awards March 2009-March 2010 (PDF*, 1,327 KB)
      2. [Information]
        Policy on Non-Monetary Awards (PDF*, 1,327 KB)
  4. Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges

    None Received

  5. Motions

    None Received

  6. Communications

    None Received

  7. Matters Referred to Standing Committees (Appendix N, page126)

    1. Integration of the Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (PDF*, 1,039 KB), Proposal for Organizational Restructuring of the Basic Sciences in the School of Medicine [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)]
    2. Student Evaluation, Progress & Promotion Policy for the School of Medicine (PDF*, 981 KB), Faculty of Health Sciences [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)]
    3. Request to develop a policy when setting sessional dates to avoid conflicts with faith dates. Appendix A, page 2 of the March 25, 2010 Senate Minutes (PDF*, 944 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)]
  8. Other Business (Appendix O, page 139)

    Senate will move into informal session

    1. [15 minute Discussion]
      Report of the Working Group to review the Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedures (PDF*, 718 KB)

    Senate will resume its regular business

  9. Closed Session

    Not Required


G. Moore
Secretary of the Senate

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