Category Archives: Motions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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