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Agenda- November 28, 2023


November 28, 2023

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. via videoconference

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Agenda for AC meeting


Suggested Start Time

1.     Call to Order

2:30 p.m.

2.     Agenda (M)


3.     Chair’s Remarks

2:35 p.m.

4.     Inquiries and Communications

·       COU Academic Colleague Report* (Alyson King)

2:45 p.m.

5.     Provost’s Remarks

(a)  Senior Academic Administrator Search Update

(b)  Planning Update* (Lori Livingston & Sarah Thrush)


2:55 p.m.

6.     Budget Approach 2024-2027* (Brad MacIsaac, Lori Livingston & Sarah Thrush)

3:10 p.m.

Committee Reports


7.     Undergraduate Studies Committee (Mary Bluechardt)

a)    Major Program Modification – Bachelor of Science in Integrative Neuroscience* (M)


3:30 p.m.

8.      Graduate Studies Committee (Ted Christou)

a)    New Program Proposal – Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Mechatronics Engineering* (M)


3:40 p.m.

9.     Research Committee (Les Jacobs)

3:50 p.m.

10. Policy Amendments

(a) Policy on Micro-credentials and Continuous Learning Offerings and Committee Terms of Reference* (M) (Mary Bluechardt and Ted Christou)

(b)  Intellectual Property Policy* (C) (Les Jacobs)

4:00 p.m.

11. Consent Agenda:

(a)  Minutes of the Meeting of October 24, 2023*

(b)  Minor Program Adjustments from USC (I)

a.     Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering*

b.     Bachelor of Science in Health Physics and Radiation Science*

c.     Bachelor of Science in Integrated Mathematics and Computer Science*

(c)   Cyclical Program Reviews from GSC (I)

a.     Master of Health Sciences*

(d)  Academic Policy Documents from GSC and USC (I)

a.   Final Examination Procedures*

b.   Final Examination Chief Proctor Directives*

(e)  Conferral of Degrees Fall 2023*


4:20 p.m.


12. Other Business

(a)  Land acknowledgement for January In-Person Academic Council meeting

4:25 p.m.

13. Termination (M)

4:30 p.m.

Lauren Turner, University Secretary

Policy Instruments available for written consultation:

*Documents attached            (C) Consultation          (D) Discussion          (I) Information          (M) Motion