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Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence
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1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1980 (Creation)
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4 cm of textual records
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The Senate of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was created in 1966 when Mount Saint Vincent College became Mount Saint Vincent University under Bill 85, granting the University a Charter. Some of the Committees that are now standing committees of Senate do predate Senate, such as the Student Affairs Committee and the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning. The Senate is responsible for the academic policy of the University and regulates the academic programs of the University. The size and membership of the Senate, and the terms of office of its members, are determined by the by-laws of the Senate, subject to Section 8 of the University Charter. Voting members are the President; the Academic Vice-president of the University; the Administrative Vice-president of the University; the Deans; the University Librarian; the Registrar; faculty members elected by the faculty; students elected by the students and such other persons as the Senate from time to time determines. The Chair of Senate is the University President. Senate meets on the last Monday of each month throughout the University session. These meetings are generally open to the University community, subject to limitations including special considerations of confidentiality. All Senate standing and ad-hoc committees report directly to Senate.
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The Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence is a Standing Committee of Senate, and was known in the past as the Committee on Appointments, Rank and Tenure. This Committee is responsible for matters dealing with the awarding of
academic rank, tenure and permanence to administrators with academic rank who are not members of the bargaining unit represented by the Mount Saint Vincent Faculty Association. The Vice-President Academic acts as Chair. This Committee communicates the decision
reached in each case of appointment, promotion and tenure or permanence to the Chair of Senate, to the President and/or to the Board of Governors, as appropriate. The Committee considers individuals recommended for Emeritus status, and makes recommendations to Senate concerning the granting of emeritus status. Members of the committee include four
elected members of faculty serving as members of the University Review Committee/University Review Committee for Librarians.
Series forms part of Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of records generated by various ad hoc and sub-committees of the Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence, whose functions included evaluating and determining the appropriate academic rank which academic administrators should receive upon appointment; and to evaluate whether or not the awarding of tenure or permanence in
an academic department (or jointly in several departments) is appropriate, as well to evaluate and determine whether or not the promotion to a higher rank is appropriate for academic administrators currently holding an academic rank at the Mount, and to perform all
evaluations according to the criteria and procedures approved by Senate. Records include the Minutes of the Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Appointment (1974) and the Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Re-Appointment (1973), and the Sub-Committee on Faculty Appointments, Status, Promotion and Tenure (1970-1971); minutes of the Senate Review Committee for 14 November 1980, and correspondence of February 1980.
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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives unless otherwise noted on the records.
Series file list is available.
See also minutes of the Committee on Appointment Rank, Promotion and Tenure (1974-1978) held in the MSVU President's Office.
A report made by the Committee ·on Promotion and Tenure to the Board of Governors made in 1965 can be found at the Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse (Sisters of Charity) Archives.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession number: 2003-255
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MSVU Senate By-laws and Rules of Order 1995 and August 2002.