Category Archives: Academic Planning

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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