In March the Board approved the 1998 schedule for Strategic Issues meetings to be held prior to Board meetings. Since that time, new developments necessitate a change to the following meetings:
May 21, 1998 "Curriculum, Academic Programs, and the Future of the Three-Year Degree" - Jeff Stokes to moderate a panel discussion. Panel: Roma Harris, David Bentley, Roxanne Porter (USC).
Roxanne Porter will not be the USC's Academic Affairs Officer after April 30. It is proposed that this session be moved to September 24, 1998, to allow the new USC Academic Affairs Officer time to become acquainted with the above-noted issues.
September 24, 1998 "The Ontario University System" - a panel of Presidents.
Neither the President of McMaster, Dr. Peter George, nor Professor Bonnie Patterson (currently President of the Council of Ontario Universities and President-Elect of Trent), is able to participate on this date. It is proposed that this session be moved into 1999 (specific date TBA).
Recommended: That the following changes be made to the Strategic Issues schedule:
May 21, 1998 - noon - 3:00 (lunch provided): A session on salary negotiations with Western's employee groups; process and strategies for negotiating first contracts with the UWO Faculty Association and UWO Staff Association; the Professional & Managerial Association (non-unionized). Members of the Board who are in any bargaining unit will not attend.
September 24, 1998 (regular time, 1:30 - 3:00): "Curriculum, Academic Programs, and the Future of the Three-Year Degree" - Jeff Stokes to moderate a panel discussion. Panel: Roma Harris, David Bentley, USC Academic Affairs Officer.
1999: Postpone "The Ontario University System" to a date to be determined later.