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Queen’s University at KingstonSenate Minutes –November 25, 20101M i n u t e sM E E T I N G O F T H E S E N A T EA meeting of the Senate was held on Thursday, November 25, 2010 in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202 at 3:30 p.m.Present:Principal Woolf in the Chair.Senators:Abdelmahmoud, Basser, Bevan, Blennerhassett, Brien, Brouwer,Chaudhry, A. Chowdhury, S. Chowdhury, Christie, Colgan, Colwell, Cordy, Crowell, Culham, Dacin, De Souza,Dimitrov, Eubank, Farewell, Fisher, Garcia Ondarza, Jones, Kwong, LaFleche, Lamoureux, Liss, Lockhart, Lyon,MacDougall, McCormack, Medves, Morelli, Notash, Oleschuk, Oosthuizen, Pardy, Pierce, Qureshy, Reid, Reznick,Silverman, Sinkinson, Stairs, Tolmie, Wang, Witzke, G. Moore (Secretary), C. Russell (Associate).Also Present:C. Beach, J-A. Brady, I. Bujara, A. Burfoot, C. Coupland, R. Coupland, A. Curran, C. Davis, N. Day,R. Denniston-Stewart, C. Fekken, C. Forbes, D. Gordon, D. Griffiths, L. Haque, M. Heeler, A. Husain, B. King,R. Lamb, G. Lessard, S. Murray, K. O’Brien, S. Rigden, T. Shearer, H. Smith, D. Stockley, C. Sumbler, B. Surgenor,B. Teatero, S. Verbeek, P. Watkin, P. Young, I. ZukIOPENING SESSIONThe Chair welcomed senators to the final meeting of 2010. He thanked outgoing student senatorK. Eubank, who was recently elected president of the Nursing Student Society, and medical studentsenator S. Bakar, whose term ends December 31.1.Adoption of AgendaMoved by Senator Jones, seconded by Senator Morelli, that the Agenda be adopted as amendedto move Item V, point 1 Motions after the Report of the Senate Committee on AcademicDevelopment a) Development of the Academic Plan, because they are similar in spirit.Carried 10-692.Adoption of the Minutes of the Meeting of 20 October 2010(Appendix A, page 1)Moved by Senator Oosthuizen, seconded by Senator Fisher, that the Minutes of October 20, 2010be adopted as circulated.Carried 10-703.Business Arising from the MinutesNone4.Principal’s ReportExternal RelationsThe Principal noted that he:Had been on the road for much of NovemberAttended the installation of former Queen’s VP (Academic) P. Deane asPresident ofMcMaster University with a group from Queen’sTravelled to India with 14 other Canadian university presidents on a week-long trip organizedby the Association for Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Many opportunities existfor Canadian universities to recruit Indian students. With 600 million under the age of 25, thereis a desperate shortage of places in Indian post-secondary institutions. More details on the tripare posted on the Principal’s blog atAppendix APage 1
Queen’s University at KingstonSenate Minutes –November 25, 20102Academic PlanningThe Principal reviewed the process over the last year and noted that the body that will ultimately writethe plan will find that much of the work has already been done. With the release of the Principal’s visiondocument, “Where Next?” nearly a year ago and the extremely thorough report from the AcademicWriting Team (AWT) over the summer, the framework is in place. In September, the AWT report was

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