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Senate Committee on Academic Development

For Details on Membership and Current Vacancies for this Committee, please visit our Governance Portal.

Terms of Reference

(as revised December 2, 2014)

To formulate and recommend to the Senate principles, policies, and priorities for the academic development of the University;

To formulate, adopt, and oversee rigorous processes for on-going academic planning that are responsive to changing needs in teaching and learning, including the annual monitoring of the implementation of the University's Academic Plan and its periodic revision and renewal.

To make recommendations to the Senate on the establishment of any faculty, school, centre, institute, department, or the academic terms of endowed or named chairs/professorships (excluding named research chairs that are primarily funded by external granting agencies) and approve minor changes to the academic terms of reference of such chairs/professorships on behalf of the Senate from time to time;

To make recommendations to the Senate on the academic quality and financial implications of proposals from faculties, schools, centres, and institutes, for new programs of study leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate;

To make recommendations to the Senate on proposals from faculties, schools, centres, and institutes, for changes that substantially alter existing programs of study;

To make recommendations to the Senate on amendments to Queen's University Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAP);

To advise on the admissions procedures of different Faculties and Schools;

To make recommendations to the Senate on proposed names, or changes thereto, of academic units, academic degrees and/or academic programs/plans;

To make recommendations to the Senate on the proposed enrolment plans developed by the Strategic Enrolment Management Group.