Meeting of the Senate

Thursday 25 September 2008, 3:00 p.m. [Please note time change]
Policy Studies 202

Preliminary Proceedings: Principal Tom Williams will deliver a “Report to the Community on the Financial Challenges Facing Queen’s University” which will be followed by a short Q & A. Senators are encouraged to attend. The regular Senate Meeting is expected to begin at 3:40 p.m.

  1. Opening Session

    1. Adoption of Agenda
    2. Adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting of 21 May 2008 (PDF*, 105 KB) (Appendix A, page 1)
    3. Business Arising from the Minutes
      1. Operations Review Committee response to Senator Welsh’s concerns (PDF*, 460 KB) regarding nominating procedures (Appendix B, page 10)
      2. Letter from Chancellor David Dodge regarding “Statement of Responsibilities and Expectations Confidentiality/Collegiality/Conflicts” (PDF*, 269 KB) for the Joint Board/Senate Advisory Committee to Select the Principal (Appendix C, page 11)
      3. Update on potential re-location of the Human Rights Office
    4. Chair's Report
    5. Other Reports
      1. [Information]
        Research Report (PDF*, 483 KB) (Appendix D, page 13)
      2. [Information]
        Senate Committee Agenda Topics (PDF*, 289 KB) (Appendix E, page 19)
      3. [Information]
        Preliminary Report on Admissions and Enrolment – Oral Report by Jo-Anne Brady, University Registrar
      4. [Information]
        Honorary Degrees Fall 2008 (PDF*, 230 KB) (Appendix F, page 23)

    Special Presentation

    1. [Information]
      Academic Integrity – Presentation by J. Lee, Academic Integrity Advisor to the Vice-Principal (Academic) and C. Sumbler, Assistant, Academic Integrity & Special Projects
  2. Question Period

    None Received

  3. Reports of Committees

    1. Academic Development (Appendix G, page 24)
      1. [Information]
        2007-2008 Omnibus Report (PDF*, 237 KB)
    2. Academic Procedures (Appendix H, page 26)
      1. [Information]
        Policy on Academic Integrity Procedures – Requirements of Faculties & Schools (PDF*, 1,103 KB) [Notice of Motion]
    3. Creative Arts and Public Lectures (Appendix I, page 41)
      1. [Information]
        Annual Report 2007-2008 (PDF*, 299 KB)
    4. Nominating (Appendix J, page 46)
      1. [Action]
        Elections (PDF*, 242 KB)
    5. Operations Review (Appendix K, page 47)
      1. [Action]
        Ratification of revisions to the Composition and Terms of Reference of the Senate Advisory Research Committee (PDF*, 281 KB)
  4. Reports of Faculties and Affiliated Colleges

    None Received

  5. Motions (Appendix L, page 51)

    1. [Action]
      Academic Amnesty for students participating in the November 5, 2008 Day of Action (PDF*, 229 KB)
  6. Communications (Appendix M, page 52)

    1. [Information]
      Notification of the closure of the Centre for Manufacturing of Advance Ceramics and Nanomaterials in the Faculty of Applied Science (PDF*, 294 KB)
  7. Matters Referred to Standing Committees (Appendix N, page 54)

    1. AMS Prosecutor’s Report 2007/2008 (PDF*, 272 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (SONAD)]
    2. Proposed changes to the Terms of Reference of the Senate Orientation Activities Review Board (SOARB)(PDF*, 317 KB) [Referred to the Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC)]
    3. Proposal to introduce a Graduate Program in Gender Studies in the School of Graduate Studies and Research (PDF*, 308 KB) [Referred to the Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) and the Senate Budget Review Committee (SBRC)]
    4. Proposed changes to the University Council on Athletics’ (UCA) Governance Structure (PDF*, 248 KB) [Referred to the Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC)]
  8. Other Business

    None Received

  9. Closed Session – CONFIDENTIAL (**Appendix O, page 64)

    1. [Action]
      Report of the Honorary Degrees Committee



G. Moore
Secretary of the Senate

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