Meeting of the Senate

Thursday 22 October 2009, 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 24 September 2009 (PDF*, 391 KB) (Appendix A, page 1)
    3. Business Arising from the Minutes (Appendix B, page 13)
      SCAP response to question regarding grading scheme(s) (PDF*, 258 KB) and the PeopleSoft student information system
    4. Chair's Report
    5. [Information]
      Other Reports
      1. Research Report (PDF*, 430 KB) (Appendix C, page 14)
      2. Board of Trustees Meeting, October 2-3, 2009 (PDF*, 249 KB) (Appendix D, page 16)
  2. Question Period (Appendix E, page 18)

    1. From Senator Stevens – How is the University Working to Achieve Incoming AODA (PDF*, 232 KB) (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Requirements. Written response from Audrey Kaplan, Director of Campus Planning.
    2. Responses from Vice-Principal (Academic) to questions asked on September 24, 2009 (PDF*, 496 KB)
  3. Reports of Committees

    1. Academic Development (Appendix F, page 22)
      1. [Action]
        Addendum to the Senate Policy on Certificate Programs (PDF*, 469 KB)
    2. Academic Development & Budget Review (Appendix G, page 26)
      1. [Action]
        Proposal to Establish a Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PDF*, 1,456 KB) in the School of Business and the School of Graduate Studies
    3. Academic Procedures (Appendix H, page 44)
      1. [Action]
        Change of Degree Program Names for Graduate Degrees (PDF*, 260 KB)
      2. [Action]
        Policy on Student Names (PDF*, 288 KB)
      3. [Action]
        Policy on Certificates of Attendance (PDF*, 232 KB)
      4. [Action]
        Proposed Changes to Senate Policy on Transcript Terminology (PDF*, 259 KB)
    4. Advisory Research (Appendix I, page 56)
      1. [Action]
        Proposed Changes to the Nomination and Selection Process for Canada Research Chairs at Queen’s University (PDF*, 1,517 KB)
      2. Human Mobility Research Centre (PDF*, 524 KB)
        1. [Action]
          Five-Year Review of the Human Mobility Research Centre (PDF*, 543 KB)
        2. [Action]
          Review of Proposed Amendments to the HMRC Constitution (PDF*, 312 KB)
    5. Educational Equity (Appendix J, page 92)
      1. [Information]
        Annual Report 2008-2009 (PDF*, 473 KB)

    Senate will move into Informal Session

      1. [Discussion]
        Proposed Educational Equity Policy (PDF*, 620 KB)
        Current Educational Equity Policy (PDF*, 318 KB) (approved by Senate in 2001)

    Senate will resume its Regular Business

    1. Internal Academic Review (Appendix K, page 113)
      1. Internal Academic Review Reports (PDF*, 251 KB)
        1. [Action]
          Department of Geography (PDF*, 823 KB)
        2. [Action]
          Department of Health and Epidemiology (PDF*, 560 KB)
        3. [Action]
          School of Environmental Studies (PDF*, 765 KB)
    2. Nominating (Appendix L, page 140)
      1. [Action]
        Elections (PDF*, 243 KB)
    3. University Council on Athletics (Appendix M, page 141)
      1. [Information]
        Annual Report - May 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009 (PDF*, 334 KB)
  4. Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges

    None Received

  5. Motions (Appendix N, page 148)

    1. Academic consideration for students participating in the November 5, 2009, Campaign for a Poverty Free Ontario (PDF*, 463 KB) – Motion proposed by Senator Stevens
  6. Communications (Appendix O, page 150)

    1. [Information]
      Provisional Centre Approval for a Surveillance Studies Centre (PDF*, 475 KB)
    2. [Information]
      Vice-Principal (Academic) presentation report on diversity (PDF*, 246 KB) to be delayed until November 26, 2009 meeting of the Senate
  7. Matters Referred to Standing Committees (Appendix P, page 152)

    1. Name Change – Department of Women’s Studies (PDF*, 505 KB) [Referred to Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD)]
    2. University Planning Committee Proposal (PDF*, 1,661 KB) [Referred to Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC)]
  8. Other Business

    None Received

  9. Closed Session

    Not Required


G. Moore
Secretary of the Senate

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