Senate Committee on Academic Development and Procedures

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Terms of Reference

(Approved 2021)

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, non-research centres or institutes, departments, 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 (QUQUAP).

To advise on university-wide admission policies.

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 Management Group.

To recommend policies on academic integrity to the Senate and to approve procedures developed to implement these policies.

To approve annually sessional dates on behalf of Senate.

To advise Senate on matters pertaining to the publication of the University Calendars.

To recommend to the Senate a policy outlining standards for conducting examinations.

To examine and approve grading systems throughout the University.

To recommend to the Senate policy on the content of the student transcript.

To recommend to the Senate a policy outlining standards for Convocations.

To approve, on behalf of the Senate, Faculty Board-certified lists of degrees, diplomas and certificates.

For individual cases of a breach of academic integrity, in which no appeal has been brought to the University Student Appeals Board,the Academic Integrity Subcommittee will conduct a review according to s.10 of the Senate Policy on Student Appeals, Rights and Discipline. If satisfied, the subcommittee will approve a recommendation that a student be required to withdraw from the University. The committee shall report in summary form) annually to Senate on the numbers and types of cases it has reviewed.


Subcommittee on Academic Integrity

Subcommittee on Examinations

Subcommittee on Academic Calendars

Meeting Dates 2021-2022

SCADP Meeting Date Materials Deadline
September 9, 2021 August 31, 2021
October 6, 2021 September 28, 2021
November 10, 2021 November 2, 2021
December 1, 2021 November 23, 2021
January 5, 2022 December 21, 2022
February 9, 2022 February 1, 2022
March 7, 2022 February 25, 2022
March 30, 2022 March 22, 2022
May and June meetings TBC  

Secretary: C. O'Brien