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runs in the fall, winter and summer, and so most instructors are on 80% contracts. Thereis a plan to investigate the feasibility of moving people to full year contracts to work onspecial projects (i.e. curriculum and program development) or conduct research withinthe added 20% of the contract. Once these plans have been fleshed out withRenison’sFinance, they will be brought to the President of Renison for approval. If all goes asplanned, HR could create new contracts for May 2020 to coincide with the new fiscal year.3.Work towards resolving space limitations at the ELI.ResponseGaining sufficient access to space is an ongoing issue for many units at the university. TheELI has obtained a great deal of new space since the last program review. However, withthe growth of the ELI and Renison as a whole, space remains a concern, especially in theFall term. Because language teaching involves many hours, and as such, many instructors,having adequate office space is problematic. Unlike regular faculty, full-time instructorsas well as Program Managers share space in double or triple person offices. It would notbe feasible to provide single offices for the number of teaching staff the ELI has. Becausesessional instructors are integral to the work of the ELI, when the new space was given, alarge sessional office with multiple desks and workstations was created. This space hasbeen furnished with instructor feedback in mind. The major concern with this space isthat it is in the basement, below the full-time instructors’ space. This creates a feeling ofinequity, which is understandable given the location of the office. Unless new space isbuilt, it does not seem likely that the location of the current sessional office can change.Senate Undergraduate Council21 May 2019, Report to Senate (Consent)page7of1318
February 2019Page 5 of 10June 2015Page 5 of 10Although gaining more space for both offices and classrooms is a priority for the ELI, it isdecided at the Renison Board level.4.Refresh course names so that they better indicate their purpose.ResponseThe BASE team and the EFAS team will work on renaming the courses to better reflect thecourse content. For example, all writing-focused coursesare currently called “WritingSkills”, but it is suggested these courses have names that better reflect the content andlevel of the course, such as “Introduction to Academic Writing and Research Skills”(BASE)andEffective Writing and Research in Academic Contexts” (EFAS). The course nameshave been approved within the unit and at CAPE Council to meetRenison’sregulations.The course name changes are scheduled for approval at March 12, 2019 SUC.5.Further diversify the representation of students from different countries in BASE.ResponseRecruitment for the BASE program is a joint effort between Marketing and UndergraduateRecruitment at UW and Marketing and Recruitment at Renison.Because Renison’srecruitment efforts are already in non-English speaking countries, we have access toinformation about potential opportunities for new student markets and existing

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Term
Fall
Professor
Sajid
Tags
Bachelor s degree, Postgraduate education

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