Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT II - March 19, 1999
[The first 3 motions below will be proposed only if the new Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments (1999), as shown in Exhibit I, is approved by Senate. In all cases, the final implementation of these motions will be subject to the approval of the new Conditions document by the Board of Governors, March 25, 1999.]
Recommended: That Clinical Academic members of the academic staff of the University appointed under Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments (1999) be deemed to be "Faculty" of the University as defined under section 1(1)(g) of the University of Western Ontario Act, 1982.
Section 1(1)(g) of the University of Western Ontario Act, 1982 defines "Faculty" as:
(g) "Faculty" means the full-time members of the academic staff of the University including the Vice-Chancellor and academic Deans and such of the part-time members of the academic staff of the University as the Senate may from time to time determine;
Under Conditions of Appointment: Clinical Departments and Clinical Appointees in Basic Science Departments (1988), clinicians were appointed as "University Full Academics" ("UFA") or "University Part-Time Academics" ("UPTA") and were recognized as "Faculty" of the University as defined under section 1(1)(g) of the Act. The new Conditions of Appointment document has eliminated these appointment categories. Instead, all appointees will be appointed as "Clinical Academics". Approval of the proposed resolution will affirm that Clinical Academic members of the academic staff of the University will continue to be "Faculty" of the University, and therefore will be eligible for election to both the Senate and the Board, and to vote in elections to the Senate and Board, subject to any eligibility requirements set out in the University Act or Senate and Board election procedures. They will also be eligible to sit on University committees whose composition requirements include "faculty".
Recommended: That Clinical Academic members of the academic staff of the University appointed under Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments (1999) who hold Continuing Appointments in the Senate Stream be eligible for election to the following Senate Committees mandated under Conditions of Appointment (1986) whose members must be tenured members of faculty or full-time tenured members of faculty: Senate Committee on Promotion and Tenure I, Senate Committee on Promotion and Tenure II, Senate Committee on Appeals, and Senate Grievance Committee.
On April 14, 1988, Senate approved a resolution [S.88-43] that members of Faculty in the Faculty of Medicine with University Full Academic (UFA) appointments were eligible for election to Senate committees mandated under Conditions of Appointment. This was later clarified as extending only to those UFA appointees holding sequential term-continuing appointments. Under the new Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments (1999), UFA appointment status and sequential term-contiuing appointments have been eliminated. All appointees will be appointed as Clinical Academics. Clinical Academics will be in one of two Streams: the Provost Stream or the Senate Stream. Clinical Academics in the Senate Stream are expected to satisfy criteria similar to those required for tenured and probationary faculty of the University and are subject to the same Senate Committee review mechanisms for promotion and for the granting of a Continuing Appointment. This resolution provides that Clinical Academics with Continuing Appointments in the Senate Stream will be eligible for election to several of the Senate committees mandated under Conditions of Appointment.
Recommendation to Senate (via the Operations/Agenda Committee):
Recommended: That Candidate and Voter Eligibility for Representatives of Faculties, Schools and Affiliated Colleges as set out under Senate Election Procedures be amended as follows:
(2) Persons holding part-time academic appointments with the rank of Assistant Professor or higher shall be eligible for election and to vote in their appropriate academic units.
If, at any annual election, no nominations are received for a faculty constituency, Senate may appoint a member upon the recommendation of the constituency concerned.
Emeritus Professors who are members of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are eligible to vote for representatives of the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Senate. Ballots will be mailed to the Emeritus Professors' home Departments.
Because Conditions of Appointment: Physicians Appointed in Clinical Departments and Clinical Divisions of Basic Science Departments (1999) no longer classifies appointments to the academic staff of the University as full-time or part-time, the amendment to Senate Election Procedures will make qualified Clinical Academics eligible for election to Senate and eligible to vote in Senate elections.
Composition: Seven members of Senate, elected by Senate, at least one of whom shall be a graduate student. Not more than two members may be from a single academic unit. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is not considered an academic unit in this context.
There will be three alternates who are members of Senate, one of whom is a student, to attend meetings when regular members are unable to attend.
Ex officio members include: Chair, Student Caucus on Governance
Current Elected Membership:
Continuing to November 1999:
Members: D. McLachlin (Grad.), D. Small (Undergrad.), P. Deane (Arts), A. Weedon (Sci)
Alternates: G. Killan (King's), (vacancy)
Continuing to November 2000:
Members: B. Bryan (Sci.), J. MacKinnon (HS), R. Young (SS)
Alternate: R. Darnell (SS)
Required: One student member of Senate to serve as Alternate (term to November 1999) to complete the term of D. Small who now serves as a member on the Committee.
Nominee: Mark Kissel
Recommended: That the composition of SUEPP be amended by the addition of the Manager, Admissions and Liaison Services as a non-voting Resource Person, as recommended by SCUP.
Currently the Deputy Registrar and the Director of Institutional Planning and Budgeting are Resource Persons to SUEPP. The proposed amendment has been approved by SCUP, the parent committee of SUEPP.
Recommended: That the composition of SUWWW be amended to include the USC Communications Officer as an ex officio non-voting member, as recommended by SCITS.
The composition of SUWWW currently includes one graduate student appointed by SOGS and one undergraduate student appointed by the USC. The proposal has been approved by SCITS, the parent committee of SUWWW.
The Operations/Agenda Committee has been asked by the Chair of the Senate Review Board Academic to review the operations of SRBA in light of the allegations made by Professor S. Lupker in his letter to the Editor of Western News, February 18, 1999.
At the Senate meeting, Dean A. Pearson, Chair of Operations/Agenda, will advise Senate of the Committee's plans to date.