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SENATE ORIENTATION 2011. RYERSON ACT  Sets the objects of Ryerson University  Defines role of Board of Governors www.ryerson.ca/about/governors/ management.

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1 SENATE ORIENTATION 2011

2 RYERSON ACT  Sets the objects of Ryerson University  Defines role of Board of Governors management and control of the University property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs

3 ROLE OF SENATE  regulates educational policy  makes recommendations to the Board on establishment, change or termination of programs and courses of study, schools, divisions and departments  determines curriculum, academic standards and qualifications for degrees, diplomas and certificates

4 ROLE OF SENATE  awards fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, medals, prizes and other marks of academic achievement  awards degrees, diplomas and certificates  creates councils and committees to exercise its powers.

5 SENATE MEMBERSHIP  Ex-Officio (19)  Chancellor  President (Chair of Senate)  Vice Presidents (including Provost)  Deans  Chief Librarian  Registrar  Vice Provosts

6 ELECTED SENATORS (51)  Faculty (33)  At-Large (8)  Faculty (15)  Chang School (2)  Chairs/Directors (5)  RFA (1)  Library (1)  CUPE (1)

7  Students (16)  At-Large Undergraduate (5)  Faculty Undergraduate (5)  Graduate (2)  Chang School (2)  RSU (1)  CESAR (1)  Alumni (2)  Associate members (non-voting) (4 or 5)  Chang School (2)  CUPE 1 & 2 (2)  Chair - Academic Standards if not a Senator

8 SENATE BYLAWS  Elections  Term of Office  Senate Vacancies  Committee Vacancies  Officers of Senate

9 ATTENDANCE  Failure to attend two consecutive meetings without written notice to the Secretary, or three meetings in the session results in dismissal.  Cease to be a Senator if no longer hold the position held at the time of election.  Rules apply to committees

10 MEETING PROCEDURES  Meeting schedule and agenda deadlines at  Agenda posted week before meeting – no hard copies  Documents not approved for circulation – request to be placed at information table  Senators must:  Sign in and take name card  Return name card at end of meeting  Raise name card to vote  Use microphone when speaking

11 MEETING PROCEDURES Bourinot’s Rules see for outlinewww.ryerson.ca/senate  Senators may:  Speak to an issue twice;  Make motions to Senate  Types: Substantive, Procedural and Hortative  Notice required in writing: Substantive and Hortative  At previous meeting  To SPC  Prior to agenda deadline  Waiver of notice:  If timeliness is essential - determined by a majority vote  Under Members’ Business

12 AGENDA 1.Call to order/Establishment of quorum 2.Approval of agenda 3.Announcements 4.Minutes of previous meeting 5.Matters arising from the minutes 6.Correspondence

13 REPORTS Reports a.Report of the President b.Report of the Secretary c.Committee Reports 8. Old Business 9. New Business as circulated 10. Members’ business 11. Adjournment

14 STANDING COMMITTEES Standing Committees of General Responsibility  Senate Priorities Committee (SPC)  Academic Governance and Policy Committee (AGPC)  Scholarly Research and Creative Activity Committee (SRCAC)

15 SENATE PRIORITIES COMMITTEE (SPC)  President Chairs  Vice Chair of Senate (elected)  Provost and Vice Provost, UP  Ex Officio elected  Dean  Dean/Vice Provost/Chief Librarian  Members elected by Senate  Faculty (4)  Graduate and Undergraduate student (1+1)

16 ROLE  Selection of topics for Senate discussion  Emergent issues  Review overall budget with respect to academic impact  Represent in meetings with BOG  Review implications of changes in academic structures  Agenda  Act on behalf of Senate in summer

17 ACADEMIC POLICY AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE (AGPC)  Provost Chairs  Vice Provost Academic (Vice Chair)  Vice Provost Students  Registrar  Dean  Chair/Director  5 faculty Senators  Graduate & Undergraduate students (1+2)  2 Senate Associates

18 ROLE  Senate Bylaws  Governance Council Bylaws  Senate policy review and proposals  Senate nominations

19 SCHOLARLY RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SRCAC)  VP, Research and Innovation Chairs  1 faculty from each Faculty  Dean, School of Graduate Studies  Dean  REB and Animal Care Chairs  1 designate from each Faculty (Assoc Dean)  Librarian  Graduate and Undergraduate students (1+1)

20 ROLE  Report on state of SRC Activity  Establish SRC Representative group  Advise Senate on emerging SRC issues  SRC strategic planning  SRC Policies  Subcommittees – Research Ethics Board and Animal Care Committee

21 OTHER STANDING COMMITTEES  Senate Appeals Committee  Academic Standards Committee  Animal Care Committee  Awards and Ceremonials Committee  Learning and Teaching Committee  Research Ethics Board

22 ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE (ASC)  Reports to Senate make recommendations for Senate’s consideration.  Responsibilities include: Review of major undergraduate curriculum changes, amendments to program objectives, admission requirements, and degree designations. Periodic review of undergraduate programs. Review of new undergraduate program proposals. Review and formulation of policies governing undergraduate curriculum structures.

23 GOVERNANCE COUNCILS  Yeates School of Graduate Studies Council  G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education Council  Department/School Councils  Liberal Studies Council

24 Questions?


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