Category Archives: Open Letters

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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