Category Archives: Topics of Discussion

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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