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Senate Passes Procedures for Temporary Suspension of Admissions (28 May 2013)

By Mark Jones; posted 31 May 2013.  For more history on this issue, see also QUFA Responds to SCAD re Suspensions of Admissions (27 August 2012). At its May 28 meeting, Queen’s Senate passed SCAD’s “Recommended Procedures Concerning the Temporary Suspension of … Continue reading

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Two Motions concerning the new “Time to Completion” policy in the School of Graduate Studies (16 April 2013)

As sent to the Senate Agenda Committee 15 April 2013.  Update, 30 April:  the first of these, urging the GSEC to suspend its new policy and find practical ways of facilitating timely completions, passed.  The second was stalled by technical … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Comments on the SAPTF Draft Report of March 2013 (8 April 2013)

Comments on the APTF-Draft-Report-March-2013, as sent to Senator Chris Moyes, Chair, Senate Academic Planning Task Force (SAPTF), on 8 April 2013; slightly revised.   Through no fault of the task force, this Draft Report appeared at a bad time of year … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Comments on the Strategic Enrolment Management Group Report (22 March 2013)

As emailed to Provost Alan Harrison and copied to QUFA Executive and PACC, 22 March 2013.  The Provost has not responded. Dear Dr. Harrison: I write in response to your invitation for comments on the SEMG Report on Enrolment Targets and Projections. 1. … Continue reading

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Proposed Amendments for SCAD’s Draft Procedures for Suspension of Admissions (18 March 2013)

As sent to SCAD and copied to all Senators by Senators T. Bridges, M. Jones, and J. Morelli, 18 March 2013. SCAD’s Report and Draft appear in the Senate Agenda package for 19 March 2013. Motions to Amend SCAD’s Proposed  … Continue reading

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Question for the Provost re New Administrative Positions (4 March 2013)

As submitted by Mark Jones (faculty Senator for Arts and Science) to the Senate Agenda Committee, 4 March 2013: Senate was recently informed of the creation of a new position in the upper Administration, the Vice-provost for Teaching and Learning. 

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Mark Jones, The Meaning of Justice Iacobucci’s Advice to Senate (16 November 2012)

Link sent to Senators and other campus lists, 16 November 2012. Dear Queen’s Senators and Colleagues: Queen’s Secretariat has released Justice Frank Iacobucci’s legal opinion (dated Nov. 12) “Re: The Senate’s role in Queen’s University Governance.” 

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Justice Frank Iacobucci, Opinion Re: The Senate’s role in Queen’s University governance (12 November 2012)

As made available to Queen’s Senators on Qshare, 14 November 2012,  pursuant to the motion approved in Queen’s Senate, 28 February 2012,  That the Senate obtain independent legal advice from a law firm with experience dealing with public law issues … Continue reading

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Annette Burfoot, Statement in Support of Senate Motion for Curriculum Committee Approval of all For-Credit Courses, Programs, and Activities (30 October 2012)

By Professor Annette Burfoot (Sociology).  As read in Queen’s Senate in support of the motion, 30 October 2012; posted by permission. (The motion was voted down, 25-20.) When I began work at Queens in 1989, serving in Senate was a privilege … Continue reading

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Submissions to the Agenda Committee for October Senate (16 October 2012)

The following questions and motions have been submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee for its consideration for the October 30 meeting of Queen’s Senate. Question for the Provost concerning the CAUT Report on the University’s treatment of Michael Mason

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Open Letter to Provost Harrison: Request for Written Report on Provost’s Office Investigation of Allegations of Research Misconduct at Queen’s and HEQCO (26 September 2012)

As emailed to Provost Alan Harrison by Mark Jones and Jordan Morelli, Faculty Senators for Arts and Science, 26 September 2012.  As of 16 April 2013, no answer has ever been received, and no written report on the Provost’s “investigation” … Continue reading

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September Senate Notes (26 September 2012)

The following notes are not comprehensive and are not meant to usurp the place of official minutes, only to inform members of significant developments pending the appearance of the official draft minutes next month. Senate met on 25 September (see … Continue reading

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SFC Meeting Monday, 24 September, 405 Douglas Library

The first Senate Faculty Caucus meeting for the new academic year will be Monday, 24 September, at 2:30 p.m. in Room 405 in Douglas Library (on the ground floor).

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Please Respond to SCAD re Suspensions Document (11 September 2012)

As emailed by Mark Jones to campus lists, 11 September 2012: Dear Colleagues, If you believe that Queen’s should follow regular consultative procedures before suspending admissions to academic programs (and this should include all who were concerned about the BFA … Continue reading

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Five Questions Submitted to the Agenda Committee for September Senate (10 September 2012)

1. Question for the Provost concerning the Provost’s Investigation.  Submitted by Senator Morelli. What is the state of the Provost’s investigation into the allegations of research misconduct by HEQCO and Queen’s?

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Faculty Senator Emails (updated 29 April 2013)

A full list of Queen’s Senate emails is elsewhere; this list compiles 35 Faculty Senator emails, as of 29 April 2013, as given on the Senate Membership webpage.

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List of Queen’s Senate Emails (updated 28 April 2013)

Below is a multiple-address list for all current members of Queen’s Senate, as of 28 April 2013, as given on the official Senate Membership list.

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QUFA Responds to SCAD re Suspensions of Admissions (27 August 2012)

Queen’s Senate Committee on Academic Development (SCAD) presented Senate with an “Interim Report” and a Draft of its “Recommended Procedures for the Suspension of Admissions to Academic Programs” last May (see Senate Minutes, 22 May 2012, AppEb).  It requested responses with a … Continue reading

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May Senate Notes (22 May 2012)

The following notes are not comprehensive and are not meant to usurp the place of official minutes, only to inform members of significant developments pending the appearance of the official draft minutes next September. Senate met 22 May.  About 40 … Continue reading

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SGPS, Open Letter on Access Copyright (22 May 2012)

Open Letter to Provost Alan Harrison from Queen’s Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS); copied to Senators email list, 22 May 2012: Dear Provost Harrison, On behalf of the Council of the Society of Graduate and Professional students, we … Continue reading

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Jennifer Massey and Sean Field, Open Letter to Queen’s Senate concerning Allegations of Research Misconduct at Queen’s University and HEQCO (18 March 2012)

Posted 20 May 2012, from a pdf file: Massey and Field Statement (19 May 2012). May 18th 2012 Dear Senators, We urge you to consider the motions proposed by Senators Terry Bridges, Mark Jones, and Jordan Morelli, which we understand have been struck from … Continue reading

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Revised Motions concerning Allegations of Research Misconduct at Queen’s University and HEQCO (15 May 2012)

Following the Senate Agenda Committee’s rejection of the original motions on 14 May 2012, the following three motions were resubmitted to the Agenda Committee on 15 May.

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Three Motions for Senate Concerning Alleged Research Misconduct at Queen’s University and HEQCO (8 May 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee on 8 May 2012 for inclusion on the Agenda for 22 May. The first was submitted by Senator Jordan Morelli, the second by Senator Terry Bridges, the third by Senator Mark Jones.  All … Continue reading

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Motion for Senate concerning Access Copyright (8 May 2012)

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.  Given that the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has … Continue reading

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Motion for Senate Concerning Policy on Travel Expenses (8 May 2012)

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 … Continue reading

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OCUFA: Statement on allegations of research misconduct at Queen’s University and HEQCO (27 April 2012)

As posted by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations and sent to members on 27 April 2012: OCUFA-Statement-on-Queens-HEQCO-April-2012-FINAL

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Mark Jones, Comments on the Principal’s Announcement re Legal Advice for Senate (17 April 2012)

As delivered in Senate, 17 April 2012, under “Business Arising from the Minutes” of 27 March 2012. Links have been added. The relevant text from the Minutes is given below. I have three comments concerning the Principal’s announcement that “Justice Frank … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Principal Woolf: Materials for Justice Iacobucci’s Consideration in Reference to the Authority of Senate (30 March 2012)

As emailed to Principal Woolf by Mark Jones and Jordan Morelli (as movers of the motion to get Senate legal advice on its own academic authority), and copied to all Senators, on 30 March 2012. The Principal responded on 30 … Continue reading

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Queen’s Posts “Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011” (27 March 2012)

The Secretariat’s website has now posted “Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011” as a complete text in one file.  The URL includes the word “final.”  This text appears to accord exactly with the text as approved by Senate in November 2011. … Continue reading

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Selim Akl, Letter on the GPA System and PeopleSoft (26 March 2012)

As emailed to Ryan Marchildon by Selim Akl, Director of the School of Computing, and forwarded to all Queen’s Senators on 26 March 2012: Hi Ryan, Thank you for your message. For the past three years I have been asking … Continue reading

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Queen’s Secret “Business Case” for Online Learning: Questions for the Provost (13 March 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 13 March 2012, for Question Period in the 27 March meeting of Senate. [Update: The Agenda Committee declined to include these questions on the … Continue reading

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A Motion concerning the Academic Plan (13 March 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 13 March 2012, for the 27 March meeting of Senate. See also Queen’s Bowdlerized Plan: An Open Letter to the Principal and the … Continue reading

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Legal Advice for Senate: Questions for Principal Woolf (13 March 2012)

As submitted to the Senate Agenda Committee by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 13 March 2012, for Question Period in the 27 March meeting of Senate.  The same questions were sent to the Principal on 8 … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Response to Principal Woolf re “Queen’s Bowdlerized Plan” (13 March 2012)

For this post, please see the Real Academic Planning blog.

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Principal Daniel Woolf, Response to “Queen’s Bowdlerized Plan” (12 March 2012)

For this post, please see the Real Academic Planning blog.

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Queen’s Bowdlerized Plan: An Open Letter to the Principal and the Provost (11 March 2012)

As emailed to Principal Daniel Woolf and Provost Alan Harrison, and copied to all Senators, by Petra Fachinger, Mark Jones, and Jordan Morelli on 11 March 2012.  See also Principal Woolf’s response (12 March) and a further response to Principal Woolf … Continue reading

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Queen’s Journal: Lawyer to revisit BFA decision (2 March 2012)

By Savoula Stylianou. As published in Queen’s Journal, 2 March 2012. University will hire lawyer to examine Fine Art suspension [photo caption:] Students and members of Occupy Queen’s protested outside Senate on Tuesday in support of the BFA program as Principal Woolf walks … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Senate Passes Motion to Get Legal Advice (29 February 2012)

As emailed to campus lists, 29 February 2012: Dear Colleagues: Senate passed a motion to get legal advice concerning its own authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20 at yesterday’s meeting, thanks to very strong student support both in … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Queen’s Governance: The Case for Legal Advice for Senate (28 February 2012)

At its meeting of 28 February 2012, Queen’s Senate passed a motion concerning Senate authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20. What follows is the opening argument for it as delivered in Senate. This motion simply proposes that … Continue reading

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QueensYOU: Our Platform (28 February 2012)

As sent to Queen’s Senators by Ryan Marchildon on 28 February 2012 (with minor corrections by the authors).  See also Ryan Marchildon, “Letter to Senate on the GPA System.” To our friends and colleagues at Queen’s University: QueensYOU is spearheading a movement … Continue reading

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Ryan Marchildon, Letter to Queen’s Senate on the GPA System (28 February 2012)

Ryan Marchildon addressed Queen’s Senate on 28 February 2012 concerning  problems posed to students by the new GPA system.  Since his speaking time was limited, he forwarded the following supplement, outlining possible solutions, to the Senators by email. See also … Continue reading

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SGPS Council Supports Senate Motion Concerning Senate Authority on Academic Decisions (14 February 2012)

PDF file emailed to Queen’s Senators on 14 February 2012.  Refers to the Motion Concerning Senate Authority on Academic Decisions, which is on the Senate Agenda for February 2012.  SGPS Letter Supporting Senate Motion re Senate Authority Excerpt: we, the Council of the … Continue reading

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Questions for Principal Woolf (13 February 2012)

Questions for the Principal, as submitted to the Secretariat on 13 February 2012 for the 28 February meeting of Senate, in reference to the Principal’s January address.

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Mark Jones, Actual Attendance in Queen’s Senate, 2010 and 2011: Analysis (8 February 2012)

Posted 8 Feb. 2012; corrected 16 April 2012 (the original posting under-represented   ex officio attendance for 2010). Senate attendance is not what it should be, analyses for 2010 and 2011 show.[1]  The official history of Queen’s Senate and authorities … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Notice of Motion that Senate Obtain Legal Advice (10 January 2012)

As filed with the Secretariat by Mark Jones, Faculty Senator for Arts and Science, on 10 January 2012, and included in the January Agenda for Action on 28 February:

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Principal Woolf’s Report to the University Senate (24 January 2012)

This is the text of the Principal’s address to Senate on 24 January 2012, as subsequently posted on the Office of the Principal website: January 24, 2012 Speaking notes Check against delivery Welcome back everyone and a happy new year. … Continue reading

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Petition to Senate Concerning Admission Freezes and Closures (17 November 2011)

As posted 17 November 2011 on ipetitions.com; this petition was presented to Senate in November with 580 signatures and had 740 signatures as of 11 February 2012. Given the recent announcement that Queen’s “is suspending admission and upper-year transfers to the Bachelor of Fine Arts … Continue reading

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Queen’s Secretariat, “Update on the Academic Plan” (4 November 2011)

This email to Queen’s Senators, titled “Update on the Academic Plan” and sent before noon on Friday, 4 November 2011, announces the “final” draft of the Plan. See commentary. Dear Senators: As agreed at Senate on October 24, the Academic … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, e-Queen’s Misrepresents Senate (1 November 2011)

“Senate in Brief,” in the e-Queen’s Bulletin for 1 Nov. 2011, reports on Senate for 24 October 2011.  As it explains, “The Senate Academic Planning Task Force (APTF) submitted a notice of motion with the results of its work to … Continue reading

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October Senate Notes (24 October 2011)

These notes are not comprehensive and are not meant to usurp the place of official minutes, but only to inform members of significant developments in Senate, pending the appearance of the minutes. Senate met on 24 October 2011. Among the … Continue reading

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Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting Schedule, 2011-12

Senate Submissions Due (noon) Caucus Meetings (Fridays) Senate Meetings (3:30 p.m.)

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Jordan Morelli, Notice of Motion for Approval of the Completion of the 2010-11 Academic Planning Cycle, and for the Institution of a Cyclical Annual Planning Process (17 October 2011)

As sent by Jordan Morelli, Queen’s Senator for Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, to the Secretariat on 17 October 2011. Since the greatest weaknesses that were noted in the September draft of the Academic Plan, such as its entire failure … Continue reading

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Daniel Woolf on the Academic Plan and the “Domain of Senate” (excerpt from a Letter to William Young) (posted 7 October 2011)

A letter written by Principal Woolf to the Chair of the Board of Trustees on 25 June 2011, laying out “Annual Goals and Priorities” for 2011-12, was leaked sometime in July and discussed widely on campus and in the national … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, The Principle of Faculty Majority (6 October 2011)

In the Queen’s Senate meeting of 27 September 2011, the Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC) moved that a new ex officio position in Senate be created for Vice-Provost Cole.  Senator Morelli asked how the addition of an administrative ex officio … Continue reading

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September Senate Notes (27 September 2011)

These notes are not comprehensive and are not meant to usurp the place of official minutes,  but only to inform members of significant developments in Senate, pending the appearance of the minutes. Senate met on 27 September. The major issue … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Queen’s Draft Academic Plan as of September 2011: A Dissent (27 September 2011)

As emailed to the Academic Planning Task Force, Senate, and campus lists on 27 September 2011: As an active member of the Academic Planning Task Force from January to July (when I left on sabbatical), I herewith express my dissent … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, QUFA and Queen’s Senate (9 September 2011)

As published in QUFA Voices, 9 September 2011. See also here and here. At QUFA’s 24 August 2011 General Meeting to discuss the new agreement, someone asked how Members might best combat the Administration’s will to rule at Queen’s in … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Farewell APTF (25 July 2011)

As emailed to Senators on 24 July 2011 with two attachments: On Virtualization and Differentiation of Ontario Universities Resources Dear Senators and Colleagues, I attach drafts, just completed, towards two sections of the Academic Plan: one long, on virtualization and … Continue reading

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May Senate Notes (26 May 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Caucus members, 26 May 2011: Dear Colleagues, I am sending Caucus members some notes on Senate, which met at 9:30 a.m. on May 25. These are not meant to usurp the place of official … Continue reading

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Notice of Motion Concerning the Official Grading System of Queen’s University (May 2011)

As sent by Jordan Morelli to the Senate office, 19 May 2011: Whereas at the May 20, 2009, meeting of the Queen’s University Senate, Senate passed Motion 09-42, moved by Senator LaFleche and seconded by Senator Deane, “that Queen’s adopt … Continue reading

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New “Purpose and Functions of Senate” (28 April 2011)

As sent by Senate, 2 May 2011. This is the final revision of the 1982 “Functions of the Senate“: PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS OF SENATE Approved by the Senate on April 28, 2011 Central Function: 1. Under the jurisdiction of the … Continue reading

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Notes for the Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting (25 April 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Faculty Senators, 25 April 2011: Dear Colleagues, The Senate Faculty Caucus will meet tomorrow morning (Tues., Apr. 26) at 9:30 a.m. in Watson 207, to discuss the Senate agenda for Apr. 28.

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Mark Jones, Request for Withdrawal of Motion to Approve Revised Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Policy (8 April 2011)

As emailed 8 April 2011. Harry Smith (Co-ordinator, Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, and Chair of the Senate Working Group) responded that the Working Group had previously determined to withdraw the Motion for Approval from the Senate’s April Agenda.  See also Appendix … Continue reading

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David Mullan, Comments on March 25, 2011, Draft of Functions of Senate (2 April 2011)

This commentary was solicited by Queen’s University Faculty Association and is reprinted here by permission. It refers to two successive proposals from the Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC) for revising the 1982 Functions of the Senate. The first is attached … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Concerns about the Proposed Revisions to Queen’s Human Rights Policy (29 March 2011)

Memo originally sent on 20 March 2011 to the Queen’s Senate Faculty Caucus and QUFA: The Senate Agenda for 24 Mar. 2011 includes a Notice of Motion (for approval by Senate in April) of a revised “Human Rights Policy and … Continue reading

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Notes for the Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting (22 March 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Faculty Caucus Members, 20 March 2011: Dear Colleagues, The Senate Faculty Caucus will meet in 207 Watson Hall at 9 a.m. Tuesday, 22 March, to discuss the Senate agenda for 24 Mar. Please email … Continue reading

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Notes from the Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting (18 January 2011)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Faculty Senators, 18 January 2011: Dear Colleagues, The Senate Faculty Caucus (SFC) met at 9 this morning; discussion focused primarily on SORC’s proposed revisions to “Functions of the Senate” and on the analysis furnished … Continue reading

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Notice of Motion for Senate of 20 January 2011 (6 January 2011)

Notice of Motion for Senate of 20 Jan. 2011 Senator Christie Given that SORC gave notice on 25 November 2010 of a motion to approve its proposed revision of the 1982 “Functions of the Senate” document (item III.5.b in the … Continue reading

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Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting Schedule (2011)

Senate Faculty Caucus Meetings are generally scheduled for two days before Senate Meetings.  For 2011, the caucus will meet as follows:

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David Mullan, Analysis of SORC’s Proposed Revisions to “Functions of the Senate” (6 January 2011)

On 25 November 2010, the Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC) gave notice of a motion to approve extensive revisions to the foundational “Functions of the Senate” document. Observing that SORC should have included point-by-point analysis with rationales for its proposed … Continue reading

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Notes from the Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting (10 December 2010)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Faculty Senators, 5 January 2011: Dear Colleagues: The Senate Faculty Caucus held a special meeting on Friday, 10 December.  Following are notes on our discussion.

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Patrick Oosthuizen: Selection Criteria for the Academic Planning Task Force (8 December 2010)

Queried about the criteria to be used by the Senate Nominating Committee in constructing the Academic Planning Task Force, Patrick Oosthuizen (Chair of the Committee) has responded as follows (extract from an email of 8 December 2010):

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“Functions of the Senate”: Parallel Texts with Commentary (25 November 2010)

Email from Mark Jones to Marjorie Jean Stairs, Chair, Senate Operations Review Committee (SORC), 25 November 2010: Dear Dr. Stairs: As promised in Senate today, I write you regarding SORC’s Notice of Motion re “Functions of the Senate” (item III.5.b … Continue reading

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Two Motions for the Drafting of the Academic Plan, as amended (25 Nov. 2010)

These are the motions that created the Academic Planning Task Force (APTF). For the unamended motions, see 11 November. The motions are presented here as amended on the floor of Senate, as recounted in the Senate minutes for 25 November … Continue reading

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Notes from the Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting (23 November 2010)

As emailed by Mark Jones to Faculty Senators, 23 November 2010: Matters discussed at the first Senate Faculty Caucus Meeting this morning: 1. SFC meetings schedule. For the remainder of the year, SFC plans to meet in the same slot, … Continue reading

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Two Motions for the Drafting of the Academic Plan (11 Nov. 2010)

On the Senate Agenda for 25 November 2010: 1st Motion: Given that Queen’s is about to embark on drafting its academic plan;

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Open Letter on Queen’s Senate Emails (5 November 2010)

As emailed by Mark Jones to members of Queen’s Senate, 5 November 2010: Dear Colleagues: Queen’s Secretariat has refused to provide faculty members of Senate with the Senate email list. I therefore provide one in this email.

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OCUFA Release: HEQCO Differentiation (27 October 2010)

Press release from OCUFA (Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations), 27 October 2010: Council’s vision for university differentiation just won’t work, say faculty TORONTO – The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is deeply concerned about a new paper … Continue reading

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OCUFA Response to the HEQCO Differentiation Report (26 October 2010)

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations responds to the HEQCO Report; as sent to Queen’s University Faculty Association, 27 October 2010: • “Differentiation”, when applied to Ontario’s university system, can mean a variety of different things. OCUFA takes it to mean … Continue reading

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Old “Functions of the Senate” Document (1982)

This document, posted on the University Senate website, was superseded by the new “Purpose and Functions of Senate” on 28 April 2011. FUNCTIONS OF THE SENATE (as amended November 1982, edited July 2010) To determine all matters of an academic … Continue reading

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