MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SENATE: NOVEMBER 19, 1999

As approved at the December 10, 1999, meeting of Senate. Copies of Exhibits and Appendices not included in World Wide Web information are available from the University Secretariat, Room 290, Stevenson-Lawson Building.

The meeting was held at 1:00 p.m. in A. Brandon Conron Hall, University College.

SENATORS: 73

J. Adams, A. Belcastro, D. Bell, R. Bohay, D. Braun, R. Bryan, C. Callaghan, P. Canham, T. Carmichael, V. Chahal, G. Cherian, M. Chernoff, J. Clark, R. Coulter, D. Cunningham, M. Curry, P. Davenport, J. Davies, P. Dean, P. Deane, E. Dipchand, C. Down, A. Esterhammer, M. Floryan, J. Garnett, W. Gibson, R. Harris, R. Hawkins, R. Holt, B. Hovius, F. Irani, G. Killan, M. Kissel, W. Lai, G. Leckie, J. MacKinnon, P. Mahon, S. Mangsen, D. Martin, M. McNay, P. Mercer, L. Milligan, I. Moore, G. Moran, J. Ndayiragije, P. Neary, J. Nicholas, M. Nolan, K. Okruhlik, J. Orange, M. Parker, C. Piper, S. Radcliffe, T. Rajan, S. Rich, D. Rosner, J. Roth, K. Rowe, S. Siegner, C. Sinal, P. Skidmore, D. Small, J. Stokes, R. Telfer, B. Tepperman, B. Timney, T. Topic, J. Van Fleet, G. Vanderburg, A. Vandervoort, G. Weese, M. Westmacott, L. Whittaker.

Observers: S. McDonald and S. Tan

By Invitation: J. Thorp

S.99-245 Welcome to New Senators

Dr. Davenport welcomed, on behalf of Senate, the newly elected and re-elected Senators.

S.99-246 Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of the meeting of October 15, 1999, were approved with the inclusion of the following correction to page 3:

S.99-215: University's Response to Orientation Incident Involving Engineering Students: second line: delete "and Associate Dean".

S.99-247 Wheelchair Accessibility to Academic Buildings (S.99-213)

At the October Senate meeting, questions were raised about wheelchair accessibility, specifically with respect to the McIntosh Gallery and in general concerning accessibility to academic buildings. Dr. Mercer, who was absent from the October meeting, reported that Western meets all the code requirements but is in a legal non-conforming use situation in the case of some older buildings. The McIntosh Gallery is a multi-level facility, consequently, the cost to provide wheelchair accessibility would be over $100,000. There is a plan in place to facilitate wheelchair accessibility to existing buildings on campus, but full barrier free access is extraordinarily difficult to achieve because Western does not have funding from the government or its own capital funds to address access problems on a campus-wide basis.

S.99-248 Orientation Incident Involving Engineering Students (S.99-215)

Dr. Mercer responded to a number of questions posed at the October Senate meeting about sanctions imposed on four engineering students involved in an orientation incident. He stated that the deregistration of the engineering students was rescinded as part of a broader plan to review the activities and traditions of the Faculty of Engineering Science. An independent review team has been established comprising Ms. Frances Bauer, Ombudsperson; Mr. John Jardine, City Engineer and member of the Engineering Science Advisory Council; and Mr. Gary Weese, former City of London Fire Chief and a community representative on Western's Senate. The review team recently began its work by placing advertisements in the media asking for input about the traditions and activities associated with the Faculty of Engineering Science.

Dr. Mercer reported that the status of the lawsuit is unknown, as Western has yet to receive a formal response from the engineering students' solicitor.

At the last meeting questions were asked about a comment attributed to Dr. Moran in the newspaper about "reserved powers" relating to student discipline. Dr. Moran advised that the reporter pressed the issue as to whether options other than Student Court or pressing criminal charges were available to contend with student behavior on campus. Dr. Moran stated that he told the reporter that the Calendar provides the option for a member of the administration to take disciplinary action that is in neither of those categories, particularly in cases where the actions of the student are seen to either endanger the safety of individuals in the community or the physical plant of the University. Responding to the question as to whether reserved powers exist relating to faculty, Dr. Moran advised that the matter of disciplinary action regarding faculty are covered in Conditions of Appointment and will be covered in the first contract currently being negotiated.

S.99-249 REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

Dr. Davenport reported on the following topics:

- Update on Leadership in Learning
- Management Board Announcement
- Operating Funds and SuperBuild

He highlighted his presentation with the use of slides, copies of which are attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes.

S.99-249a Leadership in Learning: Strategic Plan Update - November 1999

Leadership in Learning: Western's Strategic Plan, approved in the fall of 1995 by Senate and the Board of Governors, requires that updates outlining progress towards fulfilment of the recommendations advanced in the plan be submitted to the Senate and Board in May and November of each year. The Update document contained in the Report of the President was provided for information.

S.99-249b Management Board Announcement - November 18, 1999

Dr. Davenport reported that the Management Board announcement of November 18, 1999, contained four announcements relating to postsecondary education:

a reduction, characterized as an "administration and operations savings", of $3.9 million for postsecondary education (0.2% of $2.3 billion)

a reduction of the institutional threshold for loan defaults from 33.5% in 1999-00 to 28.5% in 2000-01 to 25% in 2001-02. This will have its main effect on private vocational colleges.

OSAP loans will be denied to students who understate their incomes

loans will be denied to students with poor credit ratings

S.99-249c Operating Funds and SuperBuild

Dr. Davenport stated that the Working Group on University Capacity, established last Spring, was revived this Fall by Minister Cunningham. The Working Group, comprising members of COU, the Ministry, and a representative from Finance, will discuss the operating funds needed to meet the increase in student demand as a function of demographic change and Ontario's double cohort. Western's submission to the SuperBuild Fund competition includes a statement that commitment to enrolment increases is contingent on the provision of sufficient operating funds to maintain and enhance the quality of degrees offered by Western.

Professor Davies voiced concern about the decisions made regarding enrolment projections caused by the quick timelines associated with the SuperBuild Fund competition. Dr. Davenport advised that the letter from the Minister concerning the SuperBuild Fund competition, received October 15th, had November 15th as the deadline for submissions, and Senate did not meet during that interval. He contended that the increased enrolment projections are conservative estimates; the baseline year is 1998-99 and therefore some students included in the estimates enrolled at Western this year (e.g., in ATOP programs).

REPORT OF THE OPERATIONS/AGENDA COMMITTEE [Exhibit I]

S.99-250 Senate Membership

S.99-250a Faculty Constituencies

On behalf of the Operations/Agenda Committee, it was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by P. Deane,

That the following nominees be elected to represent the constituencies shown for the terms indicated:

1. Representing the Huron College constituency, that Trish Fulton be appointed to Senate for a two-year term.

2. Representing the Richard Ivey School of Business Administration constituency, Chris Piper be appointed to Senate for a two-year term.

3. Representing the Faculty of Arts constituency, Patrick Mahon be appointed to Senate for a two-year term.

4. Representing the Faculty of Health Sciences constituency, Joyce MacKinnon and Anthony Vandervoort be reappointed to Senate for two-year terms.

5. Representing the Faculty of Information and Media Studies constituency, Michael Nolan be appointed to Senate for a two-year term.

6. Representing the Faculty of Music constituency, Sandra Mangsen be appointed to Senate for a two-year term.

CARRIED

S.99-250b Member of Senate from the General Community

It was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by P. Deane,

That Shanthi Radcliffe be elected to serve on Senate for a two-year term (to October 31, 2001) as representative of the General Community.

CARRIED

S.99-251 Senate Meeting Dates 2001

It was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by J. Davies,

That the following Senate meeting dates for 2001 be approved, with all meetings to begin Fridays at 1:00 p.m:

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

June 22

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 7

CARRIED

S.99-252 Convocation Schedule for 2001

S.99-252a Spring Convocation - June 2001

It was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by R. Coulter,

That Spring Convocation 2001be scheduled from Tuesday, June 5, through Friday, June 8.
CARRIED

S.99-252b Fall Convocation - October 2001

It was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by R. Coulter,

That Fall Convocation 2000 be scheduled on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26.
CARRIED

S.99-253 Nominating Committee Membership

R. Telfer (graduate student) was elected to the Senate Nominating Committee for a term to November 2000. In addition to the slate of nominees for membership on the Nominating Committee Professor R. Hawkins and Ms. E. Dipchand were nominated from the floor of Senate. A two-stage mail ballot will be conducted following the meeting.

S.99-254 Composition of SUEPP

It was moved by K. Okruhlik, seconded by G. Killan

That the composition of the SCUP Subcommittee on Enrolment Planning and Policy (SUEPP) be amended to include:
One member (and an Alternate) from an Affiliated College, appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Principal concerned. Representation by the Affiliated Colleges is on a rotational basis (two year cycles).
CARRIED

S.99-255 Proposal to Establish an ad hoc Committee of Senate (S.99-244)

[See also S.99-292 in these Minutes]

At the Senate meeting of October 17, 1999, it was moved by M. Lawless, seconded by J. Clayman, "That Senate create an ad hoc committee comprising 5 Senators, at least one of whom must be a student, to examine the procedures taken in imposing academic sanctions for a non-academic violation." By a motion approved by Senate, this matter was referred to the Senate Operations/Agenda Committee to be placed on the agenda for this meeting.

The context for the motion was discussed during the Enquiries period of the October meeting concerning the deregistration and subsequent reinstatement of four Engineering students who admitted to damaging a number of University residences by throwing balloons of purple dye at the buildings. That discussion is reported in the October Senate minutes, S.99-215.

One of the assigned responsibilities of the Operations/Agenda Committee is to "...make recommendations ...establishment of new standing or ad hoc committees, and other operational matters." The conclusions of that Committee with respect to the motion are reported in agenda Exhibit I for this meeting. Operations/Agenda, in its report, pointed out that there exists a Senate policy which acknowledges the imposition of academic sanctions for non-academic violations. The Committee was of the view that the suggested mandate for the proposed ad hoc committee -- "to examine the procedures taken in imposing academic sanctions for a non-academic violation" -- would best be included in the work of the Vice-Provost's Advisory Committee on a Student Code of Conduct. In this way, a comprehensive solution to the larger issues can proceed to SCAPA, and thence to Senate and the Board of Governors. The Operations/Agenda Committee reported that it could not support the motion to establish the proposed ad hoc committee which will be debated later in this meeting.

S.99-256 Candidates for Degrees - Fall Convocation 1999 - Amendments

On behalf of Senate, the Operations/Agenda Committee approved the amendment to the list of Candidates for Degrees for Fall Convocation 1999, contained in Appendix 1 to the Senate minutes of October 15, 1999.

Friday, October 22, 1999 King's College
Bachelor of Arts
Add: Meghan Alexandra Carrie

Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Science
Add: Hyuk-JaeWon

Faculty of Social Science
Bachelor of Arts
Add: Meghan Ann Cronin
Add: Penny Lawlis

S.99-257 Candidates for Degrees - Spring Convocation 1977 - Amendment

On behalf of Senate, the Operations/Agenda Committee approved the amendment to the list of Candidates for Degrees for Spring Convocation 1977, contained in Appendix 1 to the Senate minutes of June 3, 1977.

Monday, June 6, 1977 Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Education
Add: June Allison Lendore

S.99-258 Senate Attendance Requirements

The Senate Attendance Requirements, detailed in Exhibit I, were provided for information.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP [Exhibit II]

S.99-259 Vice-Chair of Senate

A. Pearson was re-elected to serve as Vice-Chair of Senate (to November 2000).

S.99-260 Board of Governors

P. Neary was elected to serve on the Board of Governors for a four-year term (term November 15, 1999 to November 14, 2003).

S.99-261 Operations/Agenda Committee

D. Small was elected to the Operations/Agenda Committee for a one year term (to November 2000). K. McQuillan, E. Skarakis-Doyle and M. Westmacott were elected to membership on OAC (terms to November 2001).

S.99-262 Honorary Degrees Committee

The following were elected to membership on the Honorary Degrees Committee: D. Small (term to November 2000), F. Longstaffe, K. Okruhlik, B. Singh, T. Vandervoort, and G. Weese (terms to November 2001).

S.99-263 Senate Review Board Academic (SRBA)

M. Atkinson was elected to serve as Chair of SRBA (term to November 30, 2000).

The following members of faculty were elected to SRBA (terms to November 30, 2001): P. Barton, M. Cheesman, S. Galsworthy, L. Milligan, D. Peterson, and J. Toswell.

The following undergraduate students were elected to SRBA (terms to November 30, 2000): J. Algate, P. Hong, M. Kissel, M. Lawless, C. Sinal, and M. Parker.

The following graduate students were elected to SRBA: terms to November 30, 2000): S. Mangos, M. McKenzie, G. Sholdice, and A. Schulte-Hostedde.

S.99-264 Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Admissions (SCAPA)

The following were elected to membership on SCAPA: R. Telfer and D. Braun (terms to November 2000); J. Thorp, P. Dean, B. Frohmann, D. Jorgensen, and S. Mangsen (terms to November 2001).

S.99-265 Standing Committee on Campus Recreation

R. Hemington (term to November 2000), D. Fairbairn and B. Timney (terms to November 2001) were elected to membership on the Standing Committee on Campus Recreation.

S.99-266 Senate Committee on Appeals (SCA)

C. Iwasiw was elected as an Alternate on the Senate Committee on Appeals to serve a three-year term (to November 2002) to replace L. Falkenstein who has resigned due to his upcoming study leave.

ACADEMIC POLICY AND ADMISSIONS [Exhibit III]

S.99-267 Sessional Dates

Professor Thorp read the following amendments to the Faculty of Law Sessional Dates for 2000 found on page 9 of Appendix 1: December 1, 4, 15 should read 5, 7, 21.

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by D. Small,

That Senate approve the sessional dates, outlined in Exhibit III, Appendix 1, as amended.
CARRIED

S.99-268 Four-Year General Bachelor of Arts Program in Film

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by K. Okruhlik,

That Senate approve the introduction of a Four-Year General Bachelor of Arts program in Film in the Faculty of Arts, effective September 1, 2000.

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Four-Year General BA in Film

Students must achieve at least 60% in Film 020E and should consult with the Department prior to admission. 7.5 senior Film courses including:

Film 251E
Film 270F/G
Film 271F/G
One of Film 158F/G or 258F/G
One full-course equivalent from Film 255E, 256F/G, 257F/G, 272F/G, 275F/G
Four additional senior Film courses. No more than two full-course equivalents at the 100-level (including Film 158F/G, if taken) may be counted for credit in the program. A 400-level seminar is optional. Courses not taken to satisfy the requirements can be taken as optional courses. Students may substitute for one senior Film course a relevant course from another department or faculty, with permission of the department.

Professor Timney asked whether the term "general" will be included in the name of four-year BA programs. Professor Thorp replied that the term "general" has become synonymous for non-honors and since the four-year programs are also non-honors they attract the word "general". He stated that the name "four-year general program" will not occur much in the future and that amendments to names of programs will continue.

The question was called and CARRIED

S.99-269 Introduction of a Four-Year BSc in Honors Physics and Computer Science; Withdrawal of Four-Year BSc in Honors Physics with Computer Science Minor

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by P. Deane,

That a Four-Year BSc Honors Physics and Computer Science program be introduced in the Faculty of Science, and that the Four-Year BSc Honors Physics with Computer Science Minor program be withdrawn, effective September 1, 2000.

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Four-Year BSc Honors Physics and Computer Science

Admission Requirements

A complete first-year program with:

Principal Courses
Physics 020
Calculus 050a/b plus 051a/b or Applied Mathematics 026, or the former Applied Mathematics 020 or 023a/b plus 024a/b, or the former Mathematics 027.
Computer Science 025a or 026a/b, plus 027a/b

Subsidiary Courses
One full-course equivalent from the Faculty of Arts or Social Science
One full-course option

Second and Third Year

Students will take one year of courses mainly in Physics and Applied Mathematics, called Group A, and one year of courses mainly offered by the Computer Science Department, called Group B. Students may take either the courses in Group A in year two and the courses in Group B in year three, or vice versa. The choice will restrict slightly the courses available in year four. Timetable constraints make it difficult to mix the courses in Groups A and B in years two and three.

Courses in Group A

Principal Courses
Physics 200, 259E
Applied Mathematics 261b
Calculus 250a, 251b
Differential Equations 215a/b

Subsidiary Courses
Linear Algebra 040a plus one half-course option or, if Linear Algebra 040a/b has been taken previously, one full course or equivalent option.
Physics 279y or Physics 379y (Non-credit)

Courses in Group B

Principal Courses
Four full-course equivalents from the following four and one-half courses:
Computer Science 208a/b, 209a/b, 210a/b, 211a/b, 212a/b/y
Mathematics 222a
Mathematics 223b or a half-course in Computer Science at the 300-level.
Physics: 1 full-course equivalent numbered 200 or higher

Subsidiary Courses
The remaining half-course from the list above
One half-course option
Physics 279y or Physics 379y (Non-credit)

Fourth Year

Principal Courses
Computer Science: five half-courses numbered 300 or higher
Physics 359E

Odd Years:
Physics 351a, 352b

Even Years:
Physics 365a, half-course option in Physics numbered 300 or higher

Subsidiary Courses
Odd Years:
Applied Mathematics 315a
Physics 479y (Non-credit)

Even Years:
One half-course option
Physics 479y (Non-credit)

CARRIED

S.99-270 Four-Year BHSc Program - Honors Sociology of Ageing and Health

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by D. Cunningham,

That an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and the Sociology of Ageing and Health program be introduced in the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective September 1, 1999.

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Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) and the Sociology of Ageing and Health

First Year

Health Sciences 021
One of Biology 022, 023 or 026
Sociology 020
2.0 full-course equivalent electives

Second Year

One of Sociology 231 or Health Sciences 201
One of Sociology 202 or Sociology 245/Health Sciences 245
One of Sociology 308F/G*, 315F/G* OR One of Sociology 178a/b*, 179a/b*, 307F/G*
0.5 Sociology elective
Health Sciences 202F/G, 203a/b, 204F/G
One of Health Sciences 205a/b or 206a/b

All students must at their own expense acquire current certification in basic First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation prior to the completion of second year. Deadline for submission of current certification to the office is April 30.

Note: *May be taken in either year 2 or year 3

Third Year

One of Sociology 202 or Sociology 245/Health Sciences 245 (whichever not taken in Yr. 2)
One of Sociology 308F/G*, 315F/G* OR one of Sociology 178a/b*, 179a/b*, 307F/G*
One of Health Sciences 205a/b or 206a/b (whichever not taken in Yr. 2)
Health Sciences 303a/b, 305a/b, 306a/b
1.5 full course equivalent elective options or equivalent in Sociology [Recommended: Sociology 230; Sociology 235; Sociology 263a/b; Sociology 314F/G; Sociology 316F/G; Sociology 341F/G]

Note: *May be taken in either year 2 or year 3

Fourth Year

One of Sociology 300a/b and 302a/b or Health Sciences 401
Sociology 408F/G, 476F/G
1.0 Sociology elective at the 300 or 400 level [Recommended: Sociology 314F/G; Sociology 341F/G; Sociology 415F/G; Sociology 478F/G]
Health Sciences 302F/G
1.5 Health Sciences electives chosen from the 300-400 series

CARRIED

S.99-271 Introduction of Four-Year BSc Geology; Withdrawal of Three-Year BSc Geology (Applied Geosciences)

It was moved by C. Sinal, seconded by B. Timney,

That a Four-Year BSc Geology program be introduced in the Faculty of Science, and that the Three-Year BSc Geology (Applied Geosciences) program be withdrawn, effective September 1, 2000.

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FOUR-YEAR GENERAL BSc GEOLOGY

Admission Requirements

Completion of a first year program including: Earth Sciences 020 or equivalent (see note) with a mark of at least 60%; Chemistry 020 or 023, Mathematics 030 or any two of the following: Calculus 050a/b, 051a/b, 081a/b, Mathematics 028a/b, Linear Algebra 040a/b, Statistical Sciences 024a/b; or the former Applied Mathematics 020, or 023a/b and 024a/b, or the former Mathematics 027.

Note:
Courses equivalent to Earth Sciences 020 are any two of Earth Sciences 081a/b, 082a/b, 083F, 085a/b, 281b; the recommended combination most closely approximating the content of Earth Sciences 020 is Earth Sciences 082a/b and 085a/b.

Second Year
Earth Sciences 200a, 201a, 205a
Earth Sciences 206b, 220b, 230a/b, 250y, 260b
One and one-half full-course equivalent options, to attain a total of five and one-half courses.

Note:
Computer Science 026a/b is a strongly recommended option.
Earth Sciences 280 is not acceptable for credit in this program.

Third Year

Earth Sciences 310a/b, 312a, 320a/b, 340a/b, 370a
Earth Sciences 300b, 314b, 350y, 361a/b,
One senior-level full-course equivalent option, to attain a total of five and one-half courses.

Fourth Year

Earth Sciences 400a/b, 462a/b, 450y; two of 411a/b, 412a/b, 460a/b; two of 431a/b, 432a/b, 440a/b
Two senior Science full-course equivalent options numbered 200 or above, to attain a total of five and one-half courses.

The Area of Concentration will consist of the 12.0 senior-level Earth Science courses which are specified in second, third, and fourth year.

CARRIED

S.99-272 Four-Year BSc Geophysics

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by R. Bryan,

That a Four-Year BSc Geophysics program be introduced in the Faculty of Science, effective September 1, 2000.

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FOUR-YEAR GENERAL BSc GEOPHYSICS

Admission Requirements

Completion of a first year program including: Earth Sciences 020 or equivalent (see note) with a mark of at least 60%; Physics 020, 022, 024 or 025; Calculus 050a/b plus one of 051a/b or 081a/b, or Applied Mathematics 026 or the former Applied Mathematics 020, or 023a/b and 024a/b, or the former Mathematics 027.

Note:
Courses equivalent to Earth Sciences 020 are any two of Earth Sciences 081a/b, 082a/b, 083F, 085a/b, 281b; the recommended combination most closely approximating the content of Earth Sciences 020 is Earth Sciences 082a/b and 085a/b.

Second Year

Earth Sciences 200a, 201a
Earth Sciences 206b, 220b, 260b, 250y
Calculus 280a, 281b
Chemistry 024a/b
One full-course option, to attain a total of five and one-half courses.

Note:
A first year Physics course must be completed prior to registration in Year 3.
Computer Science 026a/b is a strongly recommended option.
Earth Sciences 280 is not acceptable for credit in this program.

Third Year

Earth Sciences 320a/b, 321a, 322a
Earth Sciences 300b, 314b, 350y
Differential Equations 215a
Physics 243b
Linear Algebra 040a/b
One senior-level full-course equivalent option, to attain a total of five and one-half courses.

Fourth Year

Earth Sciences 420a/b, 421a/b, 422a/b, 424a/b, 440a/b
Two and one-half senior Science full-course equivalent options numbered 200 or above, to attain a total of five courses.

The Area of Concentration will consist of the 8.5 senior-level Earth Science courses which are specified in second, third, and fourth year.

CARRIED

S.99-273 Affiliated College Courses

S.99-273a Huron College: ICS Courses

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by W. Gibson,

That effective September 1, 2000, the following International and Comparative Studies be introduced at Huron College:
250F/G: Africa in Transition
301F/G: Methodologies for International and Comparative Studies
400E-409E: Seminars in International and Comparative Studies
490E: Honors Thesis

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International and Comparative Studies 250F/G: Africa in Transition

An examination of how processes of change in Africa can inform understanding of development through a study of a variety of cultures and contexts within Africa. An analysis of African experiences of, and perspectives on, development.
Prerequisite: ICS 020 or permission of the Instructor
3 hours, half course

International and Comparative Studies 301F/G: Methodologies for International and Comparative Studies

Methodologies related to research on current cross-cultural/international themes, and to international development initiatives. Methods may include participatory research, gender analysis, program cycle management and impact studies.
Prerequisite: ICS 020
Pre- or Corequisite: ICS 200E
3 hours, half course

International and Comparative Studies 400E - 409E: Seminars in International and Comparative Studies

Advanced topic selected by the instructor. Each student will present a major research paper exploring the interdisciplinary content of international and comparative studies.
Prerequisite: ICS 301F/G. Restricted to students in the 4th year.

International and Comparative Studies 490E: Honors Thesis

An original research project under faculty supervision, with scheduled tutorials and class meetings held throughout the year. An oral defence of the thesis will be required.
Restricted to ICS Combined Honors students with a grade of 75% in each of ICS 200E and 301F/G
Prerequisite: ICS 301F/G

CARRIED

S.99-273b King's College: Psychology of Social Influence and Overview of Addictions

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by G. Killan,

That, effective September 1, 2000, Psychology 342F/G: The Psychology of Social Influence and Social Work 430a/b: Overview of Addictions be introduced at King's College with the following course descriptions:

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Psychology 342F/G: The Psychology of Social Influence

A review of psychological theory and research relating to the interplay of influence, direct behavior change phenomena, persuasion-based and behavior-based attitude change, the influence of mood states, hypnosis, cognitive processes in influence, and resisting influence.
Prerequisites: Psychology 270F/G, or 275E or the former 271 and registration in third or fourth year of Honors Psychology Program.
2 lecture hours, 2 seminar hours, half course.

Social Work 430a/b: Overview of Addictions

An examination of the addictions field with a focus on addiction as oppression. The use, misuse, and abuse of psychoactive substances will be examined from a biopsychosocial perspective. The course will review both addition-specific and general community resources utilized in treatment and recovery.
Antirequisites: Social Work 465a completed in 1998-99 and Social Work 465b in 1999-2000.
Prerequisites: Social Work 316a/b, 317a/b, and 318a/b.
3 lecture hours, half course.

CARRIED

S.99-274 Admission Requirements: Honors and Combined Honors Programs in MIT

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by M. Nolan,

That effective September 1, 2000, the admission requirements for second and senior years of the Honors and Combined Honors programs in Media, Information & Technoculture in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, be revised from 3 criteria to 1, to require a minimum average of 75% in all previous course work with no failures.

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HONORS PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

Entrance to the second and senior years of the Honors program is limited. A minimum requirement for admission to the MIT honors program is an overall average of 75 percent, with no failures. Students will be evaluated for admission based upon their academic standing. Attainment of the minimum average does not guarantee admission.

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COMBINED HONORS PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

Entrance to the second and senior years of the Combined Honors program is limited. Students must be accepted by both participating programs. A minimum requirement for admission to the MIT portion of a Combined Honors program is an overall average in all previous course work of 75 percent, with no failures. Students will be evaluated for admission based upon their academic standing. Attainment of the minimum average does not guarantee admission.

CARRIED

S.99-275 Progression Requirements: MD Program

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by D. Martin,

That the Satisfactory Progression and Conditional Progression requirements in the Doctor of Medicine Program be amended as outlined below:

Satisfactory Progression

To satisfactorily complete each year, and to progress to the next year or to graduation, a student must meet the following requirements:

For Year 1, students must pass all course work, assignments, examinations of each course in the year, as defined by the Course Coordinator(s).

For Year 2, students must pass all course work, assignments, examinations of each course in the year, as defined by the Course Coordinator(s).

For Year 3(Integrated Clinical Clerkship), students must pass all Clinical Rotations and the Observed Structured Clinical Exam to pass clerkship

For Year 4, students must pass all Clinical Science Options and must meet the requirements of the Transitional Period (final 12 weeks of the program) to pass Year 4

The honors grade adjusted by the course weight leads to a weighted honors score. A student who obtains a total weighted honors score in the top 10% of the class for all courses in Year 1,Year 2, or Year 3, or Year 4 will be considered to have passed with Honors and shall be named to the Dean's Honor List. A student who has been named to the Dean's Honor List in each of the academic periods in which honors is available shall graduate With Distinction.

Conditional Progression

A student who has failed may be eligible to be considered for a period of remediation (either a study period or specific remedial program) followed by supplemental examination (reassessment which may be written, oral, and/or clinical in nature). Such supplemental privilege is in no way the right of the student, but rather is a permission granted by decision of the Undergraduate Medical Education Council. The period and scheduling of remediation is a decision of the Undergraduate Medical Education Council. The supplemental examination(s) will immediately follow the remediation. The supplemental examination(s) must be passed on the first attempt and prior to the start of the next academic year in order for the student to remain in the program.

The exception to this will be that a student who has failed a single clinical rotation in Year 3 who has been granted permission to address by the Clinical Education Committee, will be permitted to address during the scheduled time for Clinical Science Options in Year 4.

Permission for remediation and supplemental examination will be considered only when following conditions both exist:

1. The total of all failures (FAI) during the Doctor of Medicine program, including failures for which supplemental examination was previously granted, does not exceed three course weights.

2. One of (a)-(d) is true regarding performance in the current Year:

a. at the end of Year I, the student has received grades of HON or PAS in all but one or two course weights;

b. at the end of Year 2, the student has received grades of HON or PAS in all but one or two course weights;

c. at the end of Year 3(Integrated Clinical Clerkship), the student has received grades of HON or PAS and all but one Clinical Rotation or the Observed Structured Clinical Exam

d. during Year 4 Clinical Science Options and Year 4 Transitional Period, the student has met all course requirements

The maximum period of remediation will be:

Years 1, 2: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within 6 weeks of the date that the grade of fail is officially released to the student at the end of the academic year.

Year 3: Integrated Clinical Clerkship: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed in a maximum of eight weeks prior to commencing Clinical Science Options.

Year 4 Clinical Science Options: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within four weeks, to be completed after the end of Year 4.

Year 4 Transitional Period: Supplemental examination(s) (when granted) must be successfully completed by the student within two weeks, to be completed after the end of Year 4.

Achievement of pass in a supplemental examination does not delete the original grade of FAIL from the student record. A grade of SRP (Supplemental Examination/Remedial Work passed) will be separately recorded on the student record.

Requirement to Withdraw

A student who has not met the requirements listed under "Satisfactory Progression" shall be required to withdraw from the medical program for any of the following reasons:

1. the student has not met the conditions listed under "Conditional Progression" and, therefore, is not eligible for supplemental examination;

2. the student has met the conditions listed under "Conditional Progression" but permission for supplemental examination is not granted;

3. the student fails a supplemental examination granted under "Conditional Progression".

A student who has met the requirements under "Satisfactory Progression" may be required to withdraw under the University penalties for Scholastic Offenses.

Note: Students wishing to appeal against a decision of the Faculty of Medicine should refer to the Academic Rights and Responsibilities section of Western's Academic Calendar.

CARRIED

Professor Thorp stated that the change in the Progression Requirements for the MD program as it affects Graduation "With Distinction" will be incorporated into the revised calendar copy.

S.99-276 Progression Requirements and Restrictions on Full-Time Enrolment

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by J. MacKinnon,

That Senate approve the progression requirements allowing a continuation of full-time registration be clarified and amplified (as shown in italics below), effective September 1, 2000.

REVISED CALENDAR COPY (pages 23-24 and 26 of the 1999 academic calendar)

PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

....When a student has attempted 4 or 4.5 courses and the grade point total is 4 or fewer, registration as a full-time student must be authorized by the Dean of the Faculty in which the student proposes to register.

When the number of courses attempted exceeds 5 but does not reach 10, courses previously attempted plus sufficient of the courses of the current session will be counted in a manner most advantageous to the student to reach 5 attempts with a minimum of 6 grade points.

When a student has completed 9 or 9.5 courses and the grade point total is 12 or fewer, registration as a full-time student must be authorized by the Dean of the Faculty in which the student proposes to register.

When the number of courses attempted exceeds 10, eligibility for further registration will be calculated on the basis of courses previously attempted plus sufficient of the courses of the current session counted in a manner most advantageous to the student to reach a total of 10 attempts with a minimum of 14 grade points.

PROGRESSION FOLLOWING ADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING

....A grade point total of eight must be accumulated in the first five courses attempted at Western. When a student has completed 4 or 4.5 courses and the grade point total is 6 or fewer, registration as a full-time student must be authorized by the Dean of the Faculty in which the student proposes to register. A transfer student must satisfy the first year requirements prior to graduation....

CARRIED

S.99-277 Graduation "With Distinction" and Dean's Honor List: Requirements for Students in a Bachelor of Education or Diploma in Education Program

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by R. Coulter,

That, effective July 1, 2000, graduating students in the BEd/DipEd program must achieve an overall minimum weighted average of 85% in order to receive the designation "With Distinction" and to qualify for inclusion on the Dean's Honor List, as highlighted below:

DEAN'S HONOR LIST (S.4062, S.89-17, S.93-301, S.95-13, S.95-295, S.98-109)

Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are named to the Dean's Honor List. In May of each year the Dean of each Faculty establishes an Honor List containing the names of all students registered in that Faculty whose average mark, for all courses completed in the previous 12 months, May 1 to April 30, is 80% or more with no failed courses. (For any course completed on a letter of permission in this period the mark must be "A".)

Concurrent Degree Students who are registered in an approved program of full-time studies leading to two undergraduate degrees will be adjudicated for the Dean's Honor List of each Faculty provided that at least 3.5 courses of the year's work have been approved for credit towards the particular degree.

The statement above applies to undergraduate students in the Faculties of Arts, Health Sciences, Information and Media Studies, Medicine & Dentistry, Music, Science and Social Science, and at Brescia, Huron and King's Colleges.

For other undergraduate faculties and schools:

1) For the Richard Ivey School of Business, students in the Honors Business Administration Program must complete a full year's work, as defined by the program, attain grades in the top 10% of the class or have a special recommendation of the Dean.

2) For the Faculty of Education, graduating students in the BEd/DipEd Program must achieve an overall minimum weighted average of 85% in order to qualify for inclusion on the Dean's Honor List.

3) For the Faculty of Engineering Science students must achieve an average of 80% or more on a full year's work (i.e., six full courses or equivalent). Students in the final and graduating year must be registered in five courses or more to be included in the Dean's Honor List.

4) For the Faculty of Law, students must complete a full year's work as defined by the program and be in the top 10% of the class to be named to the Dean's Honor List for that year.

Students in the combined LLB/MBA Program are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law during their first year of Law and for the Dean's Honor List at the Business School during their first year of MBA courses. In each of the third and fourth years of the program, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Law on the basis of the courses taken at the Faculty of Law in each particular year. In the fourth year, students are also considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Business School on the basis of the Business courses taken during the last two years.

Only the grades earned in courses taken at the Faculty of Law in a particular year (provided those courses total at least 14 credit hours) are used to calculate a student's standing for an overall achievement award in that year. Students who attend the Faculty of Law on a letter of permission from another law school are not considered for the Dean's Honor List or an overall achievement award in that year.

GRADUATION "WITH DISTINCTION" (S.3662, S.93-301, S.95-13, S.95-295, S.98-108, S.98-166)

Students in degree programs who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will graduate "with distinction".

Exceptions:

1) Business: Students awarded the GSW Inc. Gold Medal in the graduating year of the Honors Business Administration Program shall graduate With Distinction. The calculation for awarding the Gold Medal will be based on the highest grade average on the combined HBA 1 and HBA 2 years.

Students who are on the Dean's Honor List in each of the two years at the Business School shall graduate With Distinction, as an Ivey Scholar.

2) Education: Students in BEd/DipEd programs must achieve an overall minimum weighted average of 85% to graduate With Distinction.

3) Engineering: Students must fulfill Dean's Honor List criteria for the final 3 years of study shall graduate With Distinction.

4) Law: Students must be on the Dean's Honor List in at least two of their three years in the Law program to graduate With Distinction.

5) Medicine: Students must pass each year of the program with honors to graduate With Distinction.

Graduands of diploma or certificate programs offered by Western who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will receive the designation "With Distinction".

Notes:

Students who qualify for Graduation "With Distinction" will receive the designation on diplomas, transcripts and reports.

Letters of Permission: For purposes of calculation, alpha grades received on a letter of permission will be converted to grade points in accordance with current Senate policy. A student will be considered to have an "A" average if the equivalent grade point average is 4.0 or greater. Averaging for Letter of Permission courses and for courses taken at Western will be done separately.

Joint Three-Year BSc Physics Degree Combined with Fanshawe College Diploma in Control Engineering or Electronics Engineering Technology: Students will graduate with distinction if they meet the following criteria: 1) an average of 80% in the 10 courses taken at Western; b) a full course load of five courses per academic year taken at Western between September and April; c) a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.2 in the courses taken at Fanshawe College; and 4) no failures in any courses at either Western or Fanshawe, even if the course is subsequently repeated successfully.

No Appeals: Since the designation "With Distinction" is conferred only when a student has achieved a certain average, a failure to achieve graduation "With Distinction" may not be appealed (although the grades on which the designation is based may be appealed in the normal way. See Section on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.)

CARRIED

S.99-278 Preliminary Year Program at Brescia College (S.99-230)

It was moved by B. Timney, seconded by T. Topic,

That the Preliminary Year Program at Brescia College be amended to read as outlined below:

CALENDAR COPY

[Brescia College offers] a co-educational preliminary year program for students who have a minimum of 24 credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). A minimum 70% average in an academic program oriented toward university studies with most courses at the advanced level of difficulty is required for admission consideration. Prerequisites for Preliminary Year courses will normally be the same as for the Ontario Academic Credits.

Students from outside Ontario are admitted with the equivalent of Ontario Grade 12 on the basis of percentage and rank in class.

The preliminary year consists of five courses selected from: English 010E, Geography 010, History 014, Mathematics 017a and 012b, Religious Studies 011, Sociology 010, French 002 or 010, German 002, Spanish 002. Successful completion of the preliminary year requires a pass standing in all five courses with a minimum overall average of 60%.

Students who have successfully completed the preliminary year are formally eligible to apply for admission to Brescia College, The University of Western Ontario, and its other affiliated colleges. Admissions decisions will be based on academic performance and completion of prerequisite courses and the Dean's decision regarding admissions is final.

Courses taken in the preliminary year will be part of the student's overall academic record. These five courses however constitute the basis of admission to university study and do not carry university credit. Students may appeal course marks following the usual procedures (see relevant Academic Rights and Responsibilities Section of the Calendar) but failure of a preliminary year program may not be appealed.

Although there are no scholarships available for entrance to this program, upon completion of this qualifying year, students are eligible for Brescia's entrance scholarships to first year.

CARRIED

S.99-279 Academic Transcript Changes Deferred to January 1, 2001 [S.98-219, 219a, 219b; S.98-246; S.99-43]

The following motions, approved by Senate at the meeting dates indicated were to be implemented next year and were reliant on having the new PeopleSoft Higher Education software able to accommodate the programming changes that would be required. The Office of the Registrar regrets that it is unable to meet this deadline. SCAPA approved the extension of implementation of these changes to January 1, 2001.

February 19, 1999, meeting of Senate - was to be effective in the 2000-2001 academic year:

That class (i.e., section) average be added to the transcript (assessing failures as 40%);
That for passing grades, the class size (i.e., section) be added to the transcript (including failures in the enrollment);
That an annual report by SCAPA be made to Senate showing average grades and distribution, by Faculty, and the entry average of incoming students.
Note that the addition of university-wide descriptors of letter grades, approved in February 1999 for implementation in January 2000, will appear on the back of transcripts in the Spring of 2000 with the next order of transcript paper stock.

October 16, 1998, meeting of Senate - was to be effective January 1, 2000:

That the policy on Academic Transcripts be revised to permit students to request a partial transcript restricted to marks and grades leading to a specific degree program, as set out below.

September 18, 1998, meeting of Senate - was to be effective January 1, 2000:

That the policy on Academic Transcripts be revised to add post-1993 information on scholarships, awards, fellowships, prizes and medals.

S.99-280 New Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

On behalf of Senate, SCAPA has approved the terms of reference for The London Police Services Board Awards for recommendation to the Board of Governors through the Vice-Chancellor.

S.99-281 Creation of ad hoc Subcommittees of SCAPA re Secondary School Curriculum Reforms

The SCAPA Report to Senate contained information about the creation of ad hoc Subcommittees of SCAPA re Secondary School Curriculum Reforms. Details are found in Exhibit III, pages 15-16.

S.99-282 Revisions to Three-Year BSc and Four-Year BSc Honors Geology; Three-Year BSc and Four-Year Honors BSc Geophysics

Effective September 1, 2000, the Three-Year BSc and Four-Year BSc Honors Geology programs and the Three-Year BSc and Four-Year Honors BSc Geophysics programs will be revised as detailed in Exhibit III, pages 16 - 19.

UNIVERSITY PLANNING [Exhibit IV]

S.99-283 Policy on Funding of Designated Faculty Fellowships

On behalf of the Senate Committee on University Planning, it was moved by G. Moran, seconded by J. Davies,

That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the policy on Funding of Designated Faculty Fellowships shown in Exhibit IV, Appendix 1.
CARRIED

S.99-284 The MBA '83 Faculty Fellowship

It was moved by G. Moran, seconded by P. Neary,

That Senate approve the establishment of The MBA '83 Faculty Fellowship under the terms of reference shown in Exhibit IV, Appendix 2, based on a $125,000 donation by the MBA Class of 1983.
CARRIED

S.99-285 The W. Glenn Campbell Faculty Fellow

It was moved by G. Moran, seconded by J. Davies,

That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the W. Glenn Campbell Faculty Fellow in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Science. The fellowship is based on a $600,000 gift from Dr. W. Glenn Campbell to be endowed by Foundation Western according to an Agreement which includes the terms set out in Exhibit IV, Appendix 3.
CARRIED

S.99-286 Joint PhD Program in Educational Studies

It was moved by G. Moran, seconded by B. Timney,

That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, that a Joint PhD program in Educational Studies be offered by The University of Western Ontario in collaboration with Brock University, Lakehead University, and the University of Windsor, commencing January 1, 2000.
CARRIED

S.99-287 SuperBuild Growth Fund for Postsecondary Education

Dr. Moran provided an update on the University's proposal to the SuperBuild Growth Fund for Postsecondary Education. He highlighted his presentation with the use of slides, copies of which are attached as Appendix 2. The SuperBuild Growth Fund will provide $660 million in capital funding for postsecondary institutions to expand their capacity to help provide a place for all qualified and motivated students graduating from high school now and in the future as the population continues to grow. The fund is divided into two categories. Category I will provide $510 million for capital initiatives related to enrolment expansion; the deadline for proposals was November 15, 1999. Category II will provide $150 million for innovative academic projects where two or more institutions are involved; the deadline for proposals is December 15, 1999. The four criteria for the SuperBuild competition are: enrolment growth; private and non-provincial funding; student demand; and community/regional impact. There is no reference to deferred maintenance in the criteria. Also uncertain is the percentage of government funding anticipated for proposals.

Dr. Moran reviewed the components of Western's proposal which involves two projects: the Accessibility and Quality Project and the Biomedical Sciences Project.

Discussion included the following questions from Senators and responses from the Provost:

Could the proposal to the SuperBuild Fund competition include the cost of renovating buildings to provide wheelchair accessibility, such as the McIntosh Gallery?

New buildings and major renovations include the costs associated with the provision of barrier free access, however, the McIntosh Gallery cannot be covered by this initiative.

Is positioning the Biomedical Sciences Project second a strategic move?

The first criterion of the SuperBuild Fund competition is to provide access for all qualified and motivated students in the face of the increased demand arising from the secondary school double cohort and the echo of the baby-boom. Clearly if the Biomedical Sciences project had been ranked first, it would be seen as ignoring the government's priorities.

What is the government's timeline for announcing the results of the competition?

It is not known when the SuperBuild Fund announcements will be made but the Deputy Minister, in yesterday's briefing, suggested that it would be January 2000.

S.99-288 2000-2001 Budget Outlook, Planning Issues and Guidelines

The 2000-2001 Budget Outlook, Planning Issues and Guidelines detailed in Exhibit IV, Appendix 5, was provided for information.

S.99-289 Report of the UPRAC Auditors on Undergraduate Program Reviews at The University of Western Ontario

The report of the UPRAC Auditors on Undergraduate Program Reviews at The University of Western Ontario, detailed in Exhibit IV, Appendix 6, was received for information.

S.99-290 21st Century Chairs for Research Excellence Program

Details about the 21st Century Chairs for Research Excellence Program, contained in Exhibit IV, Appendix 7, were provided for information.

S.99-291 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS - [Exhibit V]

Announcements and Communications, detailed in Exhibit V, were provided for information.

S.99-292 Proposal to Establish an ad hoc Committee of Senate [Exhibit VI] (S.99-244; S.99-255)

At the October 17, 1999, meeting of the Senate, the following motion was moved by Mike Lawless, seconded by Jeff Clayman. On a subsequent motion approved by Senate, the motion was referred to the Senate Operations/Agenda Committee for placement on the agenda for this meeting.

The Chair invited debate on the motion:

That Senate create an ad hoc committee comprising 5 Senators, at least one of whom must be a student, to examine the procedures taken in imposing academic sanctions for a non-academic violation.

S.99-292a It was moved by C. Sinal, seconded by V. Chahal,

That the motion be amended as follows (shown in italics):

That Senate create an ad hoc committee comprising 5 Senators, at least one of whom must be a student, to examine the procedures taken in imposing academic sanctions for non-academic violations.
CARRIED

Mr. Sinal stated that motion does not call into question the actions of the administration, but rather, it proposes that a committee review a section of the Academic Calendar regarding the imposition of academic sanctions for non-academic violations because this section is viewed as ambiguous. He clarified that this motion is not about the case of the four engineering students. The proposal is made in the spirit of Section 30(e) of the UWO Act reads that Senate "may inquire into and publish reports upon any matter that affects the academic reputation or effectiveness of the University". In his view, something has happened that "affects academic reputation or effectiveness of the University" and therefore the ad hoc committee should be established to look into that section of the Academic Calendar.

Professor Rosner asked if the motion implies that the following Senate policy on Academic Sanctions be rescinded:

Registration in the University and the right of free access to the library, residences, specialized equipment and other University facilities implies a commitment on the part of the student to use such facilities in accordance with established rules. A student not fulfilling these obligations becomes liable to the imposition of academic sanctions.

Mr. Sinal stated that the full text of the policy includes reference to non-payment of prescribed fees, fines and/or bills which maybe in regard to tuition and/or the library system. He asserted that that section of the calendar is quite specific but if a certain part of the policy is looked at on its own it takes on a completely different meaning, consequently ambiguity exists.

Mr. Curry stated that a necessary implication of the imposition of any sort of penalty both in a legal and ethical sense is the existence of due process. The current policy seems to be related to library fines and overdue library books and it does not provide any mechanism for due process; it merely states that academic sanctions can be imposed for non-academic offenses. The imposition of academic penalties is a Senate issue, therefore, as the academic governing body, Senate should establish this committee to review the situation and decide if a change is needed.

Ms. Martin concurred that the motion seeks to establish a committee to interpret that paragraph thereby providing a clear set of guidelines that would apply in future situations.

Ms. Radcliffe asked for clarification of the role of the Review Committee dealing with Engineering Science issues. Dr. Harris stated that the intent of the review committee is to invite submissions from members of the Engineering Science community, current members and alumni, to discuss practices within the Faculty of Engineering Science that may have given rise to the perception on the part of the Engineering students that certain kinds of activities are acceptable on campus.

Dean Okruhlik stated that the rationale for the motion is based on the wrong information: the imposition of academic sanctions for non-academic violations currently is a Senate policy, therefore Senate's powers were not violated. She advised that the Vice-Provost's Advisory Committee on Student Code of Conduct will step up its work to develop a Code for Western.

Professor Timney, Chair of the Vice-Provost's Advisory Committee on a Student Code of Conduct, stated that the committee encountered difficulty in developing a policy precisely because of some of the issues raised with respect to the current motion. One of the issues that arose, for example, is what actually constitutes a non-academic offense? Does classroom disruption constitute an academic offense or a non-academic offense? Does theft or destruction of another student's notes or computer files constitute an academic offense? What is the appropriate sanction for an offense that may be considered as non-academic? Two policies exist: the Academic Offenses Policy and the Student Disciplinary Code. The Student Disciplinary Code deals primarily with offenses at wet/dry events, but no policy is in place to deal with a range of "unacceptable student activities" that do not fall within the academic domain. The Committee will develop a report that deals in much broader terms with issues of student conduct and a draft version of a Student Code of Conduct that will then be presented for general consultation and ultimately will become a general University policy.

Dr. Mercer explained that Western employs a bicameral system of governance. The Board of Governors and the Senate share the responsibility of governing the University; an artificial division of those responsibilities would be unwise. It is construed in the Academic Sanctions policy (excepted in Exhibit I and quoted by Professor Rosner, above) that even in respect of what amounted to property offenses, academic sanctions could be issued. He advised that Senate should move carefully in deciding to strike a committee to review these matters because ultimately, under the UWO Act, the residual responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the property of the University, both its physical plant and its grounds, resides with the Board of Governors. This excerpted portion is Senate's reflection of the desire not to unduly divide those responsibilities. It allows for the imposition of academic sanctions even though the type of offense might have been one that would ordinarily be reserved for the Board's jurisdiction. The subsequent portion that is excerpted, shown in Exhibit I, does not deal with offenses against property. It is a separate matter dealing with non-payment of prescribed fees; consequently the provisions which deal with appeals are in respect of that separate jurisdiction. There is no inherent right to appeal. Although it maybe offensive to an intuitive notion of due process not to have specific appeal rights, it is not offensive to a legal stand. If someone appears on campus and behaves violently, action may be taken on behalf of the University and in the name of the Board to protect the integrity of the campus -- the issuance of a trespass order, for example. There are legal means of challenge against the issuance of a trespass order that are outside the University's purview.

The question on the motion as amended was called and was DEFEATED. [26 in favor 28 against]

Dean Stokes requested that SCAPA or Operations/Agenda provide at the next meeting of Senate a report on the status of the work of the Vice-Provost's Advisory Committee on a Student Code of Conduct, including timelines.

ENQUIRIES AND NEW BUSINESS

S.99-293 Contribution to the Liberal Party of Canada

Professor Cherian asked for clarification of a report by CBC's National News Magazine on November 18 about Western making a contribution to the Liberal Party of Canada. Dr. Davenport explained that the Senior Operations Committee of the Board, in May 1998, approved a policy that allows the University to purchase a table at an event sponsored by a political party. These activities must be reported back to the Senior Operations Committee. The Board of Governors purchased a table at a dinner on September 28, 1998, when the Prime Minister was in London. Dr. Davenport was a speaker at that dinner. On February 25, 1999, the Board purchased a table at a dinner where Mr. Alan Rock gave a presentation on the Federal Government health research initiatives.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

Signed by:

P. Davenport, Chair
J.K. Van Fleet, Secretary