Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mark Jones, Senate Passes Motion to Get Legal Advice (29 February 2012)

As emailed to campus lists, 29 February 2012: Dear Colleagues: Senate passed a motion to get legal advice concerning its own authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20 at yesterday’s meeting, thanks to very strong student support both in … Continue reading

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Mark Jones, Queen’s Governance: The Case for Legal Advice for Senate (28 February 2012)

At its meeting of 28 February 2012, Queen’s Senate passed a motion concerning Senate authority on academic decisions by a vote of 28 – 20. What follows is the opening argument for it as delivered in Senate. This motion simply proposes that … Continue reading

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QueensYOU: Our Platform (28 February 2012)

As sent to Queen’s Senators by Ryan Marchildon on 28 February 2012 (with minor corrections by the authors).  See also Ryan Marchildon, “Letter to Senate on the GPA System.” To our friends and colleagues at Queen’s University: QueensYOU is spearheading a … Continue reading

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Ryan Marchildon, Letter to Queen’s Senate on the GPA System (28 February 2012)

Ryan Marchildon addressed Queen’s Senate on 28 February 2012 concerning  problems posed to students by the new GPA system.  Since his speaking time was limited, he forwarded the following supplement, outlining possible solutions, to the Senators by email. See also … Continue reading

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Faculty Board Restructuring under Discussion (28 February 2012)

A restructuring of the Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Board is under discussion.  On 28 February 2012, Associate Dean Bob Lemieux emailed a notice of motion to all Department Heads, for forwarding to all faculty, that (at its meeting … Continue reading

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Art McDonald, Letter on the GPA Grading System (25 February 2012)

As sent to Jordan Morelli and Ryan Marchildon on 25 February 2012; posted by permission. Jordan, Ryan I agree completely with all of the points contained in your message re point 2 below.[1]  I believe that the transition to a … Continue reading

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Ontario Government Policy Paper Recommends 3/5 Online Courses (23 February 2012)

First posted 23 February 2012; updated 28 May 2012. Details are still vague, but a policy paper generated within the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) is reportedly proposing to the Ontario Government that three out of five post-secondary … Continue reading

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