Category Archives: Announcements

Should Queen’s Dissolve the Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures? (16 May 2013)

By Mark Jones, posted 16 May 2013. A notice of motion buried in the 330-page April agenda for Queen’s Senate would have Senate dissolve the Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures (SCCAPL) at the end of May (see appendix to this … Continue reading

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Access Copyright: Who has signed, who has not (31 May 2012)

First posted 31 May 2012. Updated 9 June 2012. As of 7 June, UBC, Athabasca, Windsor, Winnipeg, York, New Brunswick, and Waterloo have announced that they will not sign with Access Copyright.  To follow this list see Ariel Katz’s blog … Continue reading

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“Business Case” Released (22 May 2012)

Queen’s “Business Case to Grow Distance Enrolments in the Faculty of Arts and Science” (Aug. 2011) has been released in response to a FIPPA request and is now posted on the Arts and Science website.  See “Commentary.”

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Mark Jones, “Business Case” to be Released under FIPPA (23 April 2012)

On 18 April, Queen’s Access and Privacy Coordinator Diane Kelly responded to a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) for the “business case” regarding the expansion of Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS).

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Laura Cameron, Queen’s Faculty Board: 100 years of collegial governance (18 April 2012)

Bob Lemieux pointed out that “The structure of Faculty Board was established by the Board of Trustees in 1913.” Next year – 2013 – will be the centenary of this valuable and remarkable structure. In line with Mark Jones’s call … Continue reading

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Queen’s Posts “Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011″ (27 March 2012)

For this post, please see the Queen’s Senate Faculty Caucus blog.

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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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