Senate

Sober second thought, rethought

A look at three perspectives on Senate reform.Continue...

Building up a conversation

In the early 2000s the Government of Ontario announced the elimination of Grade 13 in Ontarian high schools. The announcement held significant implications for post-secondary institutions in the province — both the Grade 13 and Grade 12 classes were graduating in the same year.

Queen’s was among those expected to increase their admittance for the double cohort, amounting to 3,000 new students over four years.

A recent Board of Trustee’s decision places Queen’s in a similar situation today.Continue...

Senate decides to keep GPA system

Queen’s Senator Jordan Morelli wants the University to rethink its grading structure.Continue...

Senate: University planning for more on-campus delivery in winter term

In their last meeting of the academic year on May 19, Senate gathered on video-chat platform Zoom to discuss operations for the fall term.Continue...

Queen’s preparing for extended remote learning in face of pandemic

Queen’s Senate convened for their March meeting via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the short- and long-term impacts of the novel coronavirus.Continue...

“Damaging and complex”: Senate discusses recent track coach firing

At a Senate meeting on Feb. 25, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris fielded questions about recently-fired track coach Steve Boyd from Senator Diane Beauchemin, who asked Harris to elaborate on the reasons for Boyd’s dismissal.

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After Senate debate, fall term break to be attached to Thanksgiving

The controversy over the fall term break has come to a conclusion.Continue...

University suspends Queen’s delegation to China after coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday’s Senate meeting, the first of the semester, included discussion of the fall term break, the closure of the Chown Hall investigation , and international students at Queen’s.

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Senate will take up motion to extend fall term break pilot

Senate will motion next week to extend the current iteration of the fall term break into a fourth year, extending its pilot past the three-year timeline and kicking a review of the policy down the road.

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At Senate, Queen’s says no exchange in Hong Kong next term

At its last meeting of 2019, Queen’s Senate wrapped up discussion about the fall term break and food insecurity, moving into discussion about issues that will likely dominate the winter term.Continue...

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