Meeting of the Senate

Thursday 23 April 2009, 3:00 p.m. [Please Note Time Change]
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

Preliminary Proceedings: Principal Tom Williams will deliver a “Principal’s Report to the Community” which will be followed by a Q & A. Senators are encouraged to attend. The regular Senate Meeting is expected to begin at 3:30 p.m.

  1. Opening Session

    1. Adoption of Agenda
    2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting of 26 March 2009 (PDF*, 350 KB) (Appendix A, page 1)
    3. Business Arising from the Minutes
    4. Chair's Report
    5. Other Reports
      1. [Information]
        Research Report (PDF*, 459 KB) (Appendix B, page 8)
      2. [Information]
        Centre for Teaching and Learning – Annual Report (PDF*, 384 KB) (Appendix C, page 14)
      3. [Information]
        Council of Ontario Universities (COU) Meeting of April 3, 2009 - Report by Senator Oosthuizen, Academic Colleague (PDF*, 293 KB) (Appendix D, page 19)
      4. [Information]
        Interim Tuition Fee Report 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 – Vice- Principal (Academic)(PDF*, 230 KB) (Appendix E, page 31)
  2. Question Period (Appendix F, page 34)

    1. From Senator J. Welsh (PDF*, 220 KB), President, SGPS, regarding how the University intends to reconcile actual budget cuts reducing and closing programs that contribute to the practice and philosophy of diversity with Queen’s mission statement “Engaging the World” and “Social Diversity”. Response to be provided by Senator Deane, Vice-Principal (Academic)
  3. Reports of Committees

    1. Academic Development & Budget Review (Appendix G, page 35)
      1. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science (PDF*, 2,342 KB)
      2. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce the Drug Development and Human Toxicology (DDHT) stream in the existing Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science (PDF*, 946 KB)
      3. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a new program in Cancer Research in the existing Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Research Stream in the Faculty of Arts and Science (PDF*, 1,039 KB)
      4. [Action]
        Proposal to introduce a Collaborative Program in Cancer Research in the School of Graduate Studies and Research (PDF*, 1,181 KB)
    2. Agenda (Appendix H, page 120)
      1. [Action]
        Senate Meeting Dates 2009-2010 (PDF*, 229 KB)
    3. Internal Academic Review (Appendix I, page 121)
      1. [Action]
        Request for Extension of final Internal Academic Review Report (PDF*, 262 KB)
    4. Nominating (Appendix J, page 123)
      1. [Action]
        Elections (PDF*, 253 KB)
    5. Operations Review (Appendix K, page 127)
      1. [Action]
        Amendments to the Terms of Reference and Composition of the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD) (PDF*, 257 KB)
      2. [Information]
        Clarification regarding the use of Electronic Voting and Cancellation of Senate Meetings (PDF*, 253 KB)
  4. Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges ( Appendix L, page 134)

    1. [Information]
      Changes to Fields of Study in Geography Graduate Programs (PDF*, 308 KB)
  5. Motions

    1. Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development
  6. Communications (Appendix M, page 139)

    1. [Information]
      Provisional Approval for a Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (PDF*, 259 KB)
  7. Matters Referred to Standing Committees (Appendix N, page 140)

    1. Review of degree program names for graduate degrees [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Procedures (SCAP)]
    2. Motions from Senator J. Welsh and Senator Rouget (PDF*, 265 KB)
  8. Other Business

    None Received

  9. Closed Session

    Not Required


G. Moore
Secretary of the Senate

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