Standing Committees are those committees whose terms of reference are included in Senate’s By-Laws. They have particular academic functions in University Governance, meet regularly to make recommendations on their areas of responsibility, and report annually to Senate.

Executive Committee (EX)

Responsibilities assigned to the Executive Committee include the preparation of the agenda for each Senate meeting; acting between regular Senate meetings on matters of an administrative nature which would normally come to Senate but which require immediate decision; collecting and distributing the policies and procedures of Senate committees; and ensuring that Senate committees are completely and consistently described within the By-laws of Senate; and approving the graduation lists for all convocations. The terms of reference for the Executive Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.1).

Chair:
Dr. Mary Bluechardt

Ex-Officio Members:
President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Mary Bluechardt
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin

Secretary of Senate:
Prof. Paula Crouse

Student Member:
Mr. Templeton Sawyer (Interim)

Faculty Representatives (4):
Dr. Tina Harriott:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Elsie Henderson:  January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Dr. Nargess Kayhani:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Cornelia Schneider:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Vacancy:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023

Note: Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Academic Appeals Committee (AAC)

The mandate of the Academic Appeals Committee is to receive, consider and decide in accordance with Senate policies student appeals of decisions on such matters as plagiarism and cheating, the alleged misapplication of university regulations, and other decisions that affect a student’s academic standing and status at the university. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.2).

Chair: 
Dr. Nargess Kayhani

Ex-Officio Members:
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo (non-voting)

Student Members:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (6):
Dr. Gabrielle Durepos, Professional Studies (Regular):  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Nargess Kayhani, Arts & Science (Regular):  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Valda Leighteizer, Education (Regular):  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Amelie Lemieux, Education (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Mirwais Qaderi, Arts & Science (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Joan Turner, Professional Studies (Alternate):  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP)

CAPP serves as consultant and advisor to the Senate on matters dealing with academic policy and planning. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3).

Chair:
Dr. Julie McMullin

Ex-Officio Members:
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin 
Dean of Arts & Science, Dr. Carrie Dawson 
Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Dean of Education, Dr. Antony Card
Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Kathy Darvesh (Interim)
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo

Student Members:
Ms. Katerina Allan

Faculty Representatives (6):
Prof. Elizabeth Hicks, Professional Studies, Senator:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Scott MacMillan, Professional Studies:  January 24, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Education:  July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Ms. Denyse Rodrigues, Library:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. James Sawler, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Anna Smol, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Vacancy, Education:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023

Note: Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Graduate Studies Program and Policy Committee (GSPP)

Graduate Studies Program and Policy Committee is a sub-committee of CAPP, and serves as a consultant and advisor to that committee and to Senate on matters dealing with the graduate curriculum and the policies for the regulation of graduate programs. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3.1).

Chair:
Dr. Kim Kienapple

Ex-Officio Members:
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Registrar or designate, Mr. Paul Cantelo
Dean of Education or designate, Dr. Melissa McGonnell

Student Member:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (5): 
Dr. Robert Berard (EDUC):  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Reina Green (Arts/Science):  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Bohdan Luhovvy (Professional Studies):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Will Shead (Arts/Science):  July 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020
Dr. Amy Thurlow (GPRL):  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Donna Varga (GAHN):  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Note: Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)

This subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP) serves as consultant and advisor to the Senate on matters dealing with undergraduate curriculum. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.3.2).

Chair:

Dr. Antony Card

Ex-Officio Members:
Dean of Education, Dr. Antony Card
Dean of Arts & Science, Dr. Carrie Dawson
Dean of Professional Studies, Dr. Kim Kienapple
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo


Student Member:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (5):
Dr. Sandi Findlay-Thompson, Professional Studies: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Roni Gechtman, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Valda Leighteizer, Education:  January 25, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Daphne Lordly, Professional Studies:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Alexandra Tsedryk, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022

Note:
Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence for Academic Administrators (CAPTPAA)

The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence for Academic Administrators is responsible for the academic assessment of administrators who are not members of the bargaining unit represented by the Mount Saint Vincent Faculty Association. In addition this committee makes recommendations to Senate about the awarding of the status of Professor Emeritus. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.4).

Chair:

Dr. Julie McMillan


Ex-Officio Members:

Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMillan

Faculty Representatives:

Dr. Mary Jane Harkins, Education:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Deborah Norris, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Corey Slumkoski, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Committee on Information Technology and Services (SCOITS)

It is the responsibility of the Committee on Information Technology and Services to advise and recommend to Senate appropriate academic policies, guidelines, needs and priorities relating to the delivery of electronic information and network services at Mount Saint Vincent University. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.5).

Chair:
TBA

Ex-Officio Members:
Director of Information Technology and Services, Dr. Karen Smyth
Interim Director of Teaching and Learning, Designate, Dr. Kathy Darvesh

Student Member:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (7):
Dr. Karen Blotnicky, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Geneviève Boulet, Education, Senator:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Christine Doe, Education:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. DeNel Rehberg Sedo, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Kelly Resmer, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Ms. Denyse Rodrigues, Library:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Gary Sneddon, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022

Library Committee (SLC)

The Library Committee is charged with advising the University Librarian and Senate on priorities and policies regarding library resources and services at the university. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.6).

Chair:

Dr. Derek Fisher


Ex-Officio Member:

Ms. Tanja Harrison


Professional Librarian:

Ms. Meg Raven


Student Members:

TBA


Faculty Representatives (6):

Dr. Danielle Cox, Science, Senator:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Roni Gechtman, Humanities/Social Sciences:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Marnina Gonick, Education:  July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Dr. Patti Gouthro, Education:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Amelie Lemieux, Education:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Prof. Michael Whalen, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Tianyuan Yu, Professional Studies:  January 25, 2019 – June 30, 2021

Note:
Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Nominations Committee (SNC)

The Nominations Committee is responsible for conducting nominations and elections by Senate and the Faculty Complement. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.7).

Chair:
Dr. Stephen Perrott/Ms. Judy Fraser Arsenault

Ex-Officio Member:
Secretary of Senate, Prof. Paula Crouse

Faculty Representatives (5): 
Dr. Robert Bérard, Education:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Francois-Xavier Eygun, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Ms. Judy Fraser Arsenault, Professional Studies, Senator:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Reina Green, Arts & Science:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Melissa McGonnell, Education:  January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Dr. Tracy Moniz, Professional Studies:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Stephen Perrott, Arts & Science, Senator:  July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Note:   Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Committee on Research and Publications (CRP)

The Research and Publications Committee encourages research and publications within the university, acts as the peer review committee for the allocation of internal research funds, and advises Senate on research policy and priorities.   The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.8).

Chair:
Dr. Derek Fisher (Interim)

Ex-Officio Member:
Associate Vice-President (Research), Dr. Derek Fisher (Interim)

Faculty Representatives (8):
Dr. Michael Bowen, Education:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Ms. Lindsey MacCallum, Library:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. KelliAnne Malinen, Social Sciences:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Deborah Norris, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Jonathan Roberts, Humanities:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Larry Steele, Humanities:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Kyly Whitfield, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Chérif Matta, Science:  October 2, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Note:   Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Student Experience Committee (SE)

It is the responsibility of the Student Experience Committee to advise Senate and the Associate Vice-President Student Experience on matters relating to enrolment, retention and the quality of student life. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.9).

Chair:
Ms. Paula Barry Mercer

Ex-Officio members:
Associate Vice-President Student Experience, Ms. Paula Barry Mercer
General Manager, Students’ Union, TBA
Director of Athletics and Recreation, Ms June Lumsden
Manager, International Education Centre, Ms. Amy Braye
Manager, Residence Life, Ms. Lynn Cashen Basso
Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment Representative, Ms. Kelly Gallant

Student Members:
TBA, President of the Students’ Union
TBA, Vice-President Student Life

Faculty Representatives (3):
Dr. Elizabeth Bowering, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Education:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Scott MacMillan, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Committee on Teaching and Learning (SCOTL)

The overall role of the Committee on Teaching and Learning is to contribute to maintaining, fostering and appreciating excellence in teaching and learning at Mount Saint Vincent University.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.10).

Chair:
TBA

Ex-Officio Members:
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Dr. Julie McMullin
Representative, Teaching and Learning Centre, Dr. Leigh-Ann MacFarlane
Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Kathy Darvesh (Interim)
Teaching Award recipients: TBA

Student Member:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (4):
Dr. Elizabeth Bowering, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 20, 2022
Dr. Patricia Gouthro, Education:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Peter Mombourquette, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Deborah Norris, Professional Studies:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021

Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Awards (UASAC)

The mandate of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships is to serve as consultant and advisor to the Senate on admission and scholarship policy matters. In addition, it allocates scholarships and bursaries to appropriate students. The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.11).

Chair:
Mr. Paul Cantelo

Ex-Officio Members:
Registrar, Mr. Paul Cantelo
Associate Registrar of Admissions and Registration, Ms. Martine Staatsen-Kintziger
Financial Aid Coordinator, Ms. Alison Stark
Student Academic Advisor, Ms. Heather Maxwell
Associate Vice-President Student Experience, Ms. Paula Barry Mercer
Manager of Student Recruitment, TBA

Resource:
Institutional Analyst, Ms. Isabelle Cormier
Undergraduate Student Rep, TBA

Faculty Representatives (6):
Dr. Germaine Chan, Professional Studies:  March 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Michelle Eskritt, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Christine Lackner, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Valda Leighteizer, Education:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Suzanne Seager, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Prof. Michael Whalen, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

Graduate Scholarships, Assistantships, and Awards (GSAA)

This committee is a consultant and advisor to Senate on matters relating to scholarships and assistantships for graduate students and to make recommendations on the allocation of funding according to the regulations of the University or relevant external funding agency.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.12).

Chair:
Dr. Kim Kienapple

Ex-Officio Members:
Dean of Graduate Studies (or designate), Dr. Kim Kienapple
Registrar’s Designate, Ms. Michelle Ball

Faculty Representatives (5):  
Dr. Mary Jane Harkins, EDUC:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Jonathon MeDrano, GCYS:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. DeNel Rehberg Sedo, GPRL:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Martha Walls, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Kyly Whitfield, GAHN:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021

University Research Ethics Board (UREB)

The mandate of the UREB is to review the ethical acceptability of research including approving, rejecting, proposing modifications to, or terminating any proposed or ongoing research involving human participants which is conducted within, or by members of, the institution using considerations set forth in the TCPS2 as a minimum standard. The UREB reports to Senate annually but is subject to the requirements of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, established by the Government of Canada’s Panel on Research Ethics.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.13).

Chair:
Dr. Daniel Séguin

Vice Chair:
Dr. Jeff Young

External Community Members:
Mr. Justin Hiltz
Mr. Kenneth Long
Ms. Megan Muise

Ex-Officio Members:
Research Ethics Co-ordinator, Ms. Brenda Gagne
Member knowledgeable in the law, TBA

Faculty Representatives (10):
Dr. Karen Blotnicky, Professional Studies:  August 30, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Ardra Cole, Education:  January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Christine Doe, Education:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Sara King, Education:  January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Christine Lackner, Arts & Science:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Ian Pottie, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Dan Séguin, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Will Shead, Arts & Science:  September 28, 2018 – December 31, 2020
Dr. Joan Turner, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Juliette Valcke, Arts & Science:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Jeff Young, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Note:  Italics denote terms which do not include the entire academic year.

Student Judicial Committee (SJC)

It is the responsibility of the Student Judicial Committee to hear and adjudicate cases brought under the Non-Academic Discipline Policy.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.14).

Chair:
Dr. Jennifer Brady

Student Representatives:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (2 + 2 Alternates):
Dr. Candace Blayney (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Jennifer Brady (Regular):  July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Danielle Cox (Regular):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Shane Theunissen (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Student Discipline Appeals Committee (SDAC)

It is the responsibility of the Student Judicial Appeals Committee to hear and adjudicate any appeals brought under the Non-Academic Discipline Policy.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.15).

Chair:
Ms. Judy Fraser-Arsenault

Student Representatives:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (2 + 2 Alternates):  
Dr. Candace Blayney (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Ms. Judy Fraser Arsenault (Regular):  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Dr. Shane Theunissen (Alternate):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Joan Turner (Regular):  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Writing Initiatives Committee (WIC)

The Writing Initiatives Committee is a sub-committee of the Committee on Teaching and Learning. Its purpose is to foster and promote writing initiatives that benefit all members of the Mount community with particular emphasis on student learning. “Writing initiatives” include university structures and activities related to the teaching, learning, study, and practice of writing.  The terms of reference for the Committee can be found within the Senate By-Laws (14.10.1).

Chair:
Dr. Nathaniel Street

Ex-Officio Members:
English Department Writing Coordinator, Dr. Nathaniel Street
Interim Director of Teaching and Learning, or designate, Ms. Emily Ballantyne (designate)
Representative, Writing Centre, Ms. Clare Goulet
Representative, International Education Centre, Ms. Sarah Jacques
Representative, Committee on Teaching & Learning (by annual invitation) –TBA

Student Member:
TBA

Faculty Representatives (4):
Dr. Amélie Lemieux, Education:  January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Dr. Shannan Grant, Professional Studies:  July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Dr. Arthur McCalla, Arts:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022
Ms. Sandra Sawchuk, Library:  July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022