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May 20, 2020

Senate approved:
• The minutes of the February 28, 2020, meeting
• Changes to WIC’s Terms of Reference, Bylaw 14.10.1
• Ratification of Senate Executive’s motion due to significant disruption of operations
• Ratification of Senate Executive motions for grade changes
• Ratification of Senate Executive motions regarding Convocation
• Ratification of Senate Executive motion regarding University Bridging Program (UBP) and Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP) registrations
• Ratification of Senate Executive’s nomination of Tina Harriott for Senate Parliamentarian continuing as of July 1
• Several graduate and undergraduate curriculum changes (See agenda for details.)
• The Interim Strategic Research Plan
• A slate of nominees for standing committees of Senate and other committees

Senate received for information:
• Several undergraduate curriculum changes (See agenda for details.)
• A report on elections by the Faculty Complement
• Notice of motion re changes to the UREB ToR, Bylaw 14.13

Senate acknowledged the Senators whose terms are ending: P. Cormier MacBurnie, T. Findlay, D. Fisher, G. MacDonald, J. MacLeod, D. Plumb, S. Seager, D. Shiner, R. Zuk

June 19 and 24, 2020, Special Meeting

Senate approved:

  • Changes to UREB’s Terms of Reference, Bylaw 14.13.
  • The following motions:
    • That the University refrain from cutting previously scheduled fall 2020 and winter 2021 classes that are required for a student’s degree (with the exception of electives or any classes unable to be offered due to Public Health requirements) and reinstate any such classes that have been cancelled.
    • That Senators strongly disagree with Administration’s decision to cut the part-time budget and therefore negatively affect academic integrity and request that decision be reversed.
    • That an equity lens be applied to decisions related to the response to the pandemic with the results made publicly available and that equity groups and experts on campus be consulted in conducting the analysis, effective immediately.
    • That Senate requests that the Board of Governors freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 year.
    • That Senate request that the Strategic Planning process be delayed for six months.