As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee on 8 May 2012 by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, for inclusion on the Agenda for 22 May. Professor Epprecht’s letter is attached by permission.
I move that Senate endorse DEVS Head Marc Epprecht’s letter to VP Janiec, and that it recommend that Queen’s Administration reconsider Queen’s new guidelines for travel expenses, based on concerns such as those that Professor Epprecht outlines.
Rationale: In order to avoid a chilling effect on research, research expenses should remain on a per diem basis or some very similar structure.
Note: A parallel motion was passed by FAS Faculty Board on 4 May 2012.