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UR-017-16 · Serie · 1970-1971-1979-1980
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Executive Committee of Senate established an ad hoc committee on University Government (also known as the University Government Committee) at a meeting held 1st October, 1970. This committee established other ad hoc and sub-committees when needed to examine various issues of interest to Senate.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of meetings of the Sub-Committee for the Study of Senate Structure, a subcommittee of the Committee on University Government (1970-1971). Records were generated when the committee studied the function, membership and composition of Senate and the criteria for election to Senate. Series also consists of memos and minutes of meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee on Senate Composition, formed in October 1979 by the Committee on University Government, to study the composition of Senate. This ad hoc committee generated these records when studying the composition of Senate with respect to the further representation of part-time students and Student Services (1979-1980).

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UR-017-15 · Serie · 1960-1975
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Committee is a standing committee of Senate. The first meeting of the newly-formed Committee on Admissions and Awards (originally there was separate Committee on Scholarships and one on Admissions) was held December 1966, and at various times this Committee has been known as the Committee on Admissions, Scholarships and Bursaries. This title was later changed to the Committee on Admissions and Scholarships.

The Committee serves as a consultant and advisor to the Senate on admission and scholarship policy matters. Members include the Registrar, the Dean of Professional Studies or the Dean of Arts and Science (alternate annually), the Assistant Registrar Admissions and the Financial Aid Officer. Also includes six elected faculty members, three from each division.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of the Committee on Admissions (1964-1966), and the Committee on Scholarships (1960-1966), which were brought together when Mount Saint Vincent College became a University. Series also consists of minutes of the Committee on Admissions, Scholarships and Bursaries (1966-1975) generated when filling the following functions: recommending standards for both general and program-specific admission to undergraduate programs; recommending general and specific recruitment activities to attract student in keeping with the university academic objectives; evaluating exception and non-standard applications that fall outside established policies and to recommend appropriate action to Senate; recommending undergraduate scholarship standards and to work actively with Development initiatives in the specific area of endowment development to support and encourage university academic objectives and, reviewing annually the standing of students for awards, to receive and approve faculty and departmental nominations, and to allocate both entrance and in-course awards and renewals. The Committee also allocates the bursary portion of the scholarship budget.

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Student Affairs Committee
UR-017-14 · Serie · 1954-1975, 1979-1982
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Student Affairs Committee is a standing committee of Senate. Prior to 1966 the Committee reported directly to the President. The Student Affairs Committee is responsible for the conduct, activities and discipline of students. The membership of the Committee is the Dean of Student Affairs, two members of faculty, one student member of the Executive of the Student Council, and one student member elected by the student body.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of records generated by the Student Affairs Committee whose functions include: considering, at the request of Senate, any matter relating to student affairs, and serving in an advisory capacity to the Student Council on matters concerning student activities, such as the establishment of new clubs, organizations or publications. These records include minutes of meetings and annual reports of the Student Affairs Committee (1954-1975, 1979-1982).

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Nominations Committee
UR-017-13 · Serie · 1968-1982, 1989-1992
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Nominations Committee is a standing committee of Senate. Membership of the Committee consists of five elected faculty members, at least one of whom is a member of the Senate. Chairs of the Committee have included Joseph Foy (1972); Sister Mary Lua Gavin (1979-1980) and Joan Ryan (1980-1981).

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of meetings, memorandums and reports to Senate from the Nominations Committee, generated when conducting nominations and elections by Senate and faculty members, the functions of which are to secure nominations for faculty elections, conducting these elections, preparing and presenting to Senate, for ratification at the last meeting of the year, a slate of candidates for all Standing Committees of Senate, and to the Dalhousie Senate, and recommending to Senate changes in the procedures for nominations and elections.

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Library Committee
UR-017-12 · Serie · 1975-2003, 2005
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Library Committee is a standing committee of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate. The Committee meets no less than four times per year, and consists of the University Librarian or Assistant Vice-President; a professional librarian, six members of faculty, three from each division, and two students to be named by Student Council. Chairs of the Committee have included Sister A. M. Westwater (1977 -1978). Recording secretaries have included Annette Pothier (1977), Lynn A. Kelley (1977) and Carolyn Scanlan (1980-1981).

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of meetings of the Library Committee (1975-2003) generated by the functions of the Library Committee which include advising the University Librarian/Assistant Vice President and Senate on priorities and policies regarding library resources and services at the University, and on matters pertaining to departmental library allocations. The Committee also considers other matters that have a bearing on the teaching and research support provided by the Library. Series also contains a discussion of the Budget Allocation Formula Options, presented by Terry Paris, on January 18, 2005.

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Communications Committee
UR-017-11 · Serie · 1969-1971
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Communications Committee was formed to keep the University community informed of Senate decisions and concerns. Senate then accepted the principle of open meetings and posting of agendas, and the Communications Committee was dissolved 25 October 1971, as the purpose for which the Committee was formed no longer existed. In 1971, the Coordinating Committee on Communications was created, reporting to the President's Office, and not Senate.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of interoffice memorandums, reports and minutes generated by the Communications Committee (1969-1971) when keeping the University community informed of Senate decisions and concerns.

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Committee on Teaching and Learning
UR-017-10 · Serie · 1971-1979, 2005
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Committee on Teaching and Learning is a standing committee of Senate. This Committee was originally known as the Committee on Continuing Education and Summer School until it was folded into the Committee on Teaching ca. 1995.

The purpose of the Committee on Continuing Education and Summer School was to provide for the continuous re-examination of the continuing education philosophy and policy of the University to make recommendations to Senate, and to ensure the provision of challenging and diversified continuing education programs. The membership of the committee included the Director of Continuing Education and Summer School as Chairman, three faculty members elected by Senate for three-year terms, and two students elected by Senate for one-year terms, one from among the continuing education students, the other from the undergraduate academic body. The committee met monthly during the academic year and held additions meetings during the summer as required.

The purpose of the Committee on Teaching and Learning is to contribute to the maintaining, fostering and appreciating excellence in teaching and learning at the Mount. Functions of the committee are: to foster and recognize excellence in teaching; to monitor new developments in teaching approaches and' pedagogies, and to inform Senate of such developments; to consider and advise on academic matters and planning for areas of innovative education such as distributed learning, co-operative education and non-credit programming; to organize and support professional development opportunities in teaching for faculty, possibly in collaboration with similar committees or institutes at other Atlantic universities; to consider and bring recommendations to Senate on policy matters affecting teaching and learning, including instruments for student ratings of teaching; to provide a forum for the discussion of curriculum, pedagogy, teaching and learning consistent with the University's mission; to monitor the availability of resources related to teaching enhancement and to make recommendations to the library for the acquisition of such resources; to act as a clearing house for the dissemination of information on teaching enhancement to members of the university communities; to serve as the selection committee for the Instructional Leadership Award; and to act as an appeal committee for Prior Learning Assessment Review.

The membership includes the Vice-President (Academic) and the Director of Distance and Learning and Continuing Education, both ex-officio. Members also include four members of faculty and a winner of the Alumnae Teaching Award, as well as one student chosen by the Student's Union.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of meetings and memorandums generated by the Committee on Continuing Education and Summer School (1971-1979) resulting from the functions of reassessing on a continuing basis the function of extension, continuing education, and summer school in a changing society to meet the needs of society and the University; effect long-range planning of courses to avoid duplication; examining the content for courses no in the regular calendar; planning calendars for publications; meeting with the corresponding body at Dalhousie University; consulting with the department and dean to secure professors for summer school and continuing education courses and, encouraging appropriate department to provide research on the development of adult courses and on patters of adult learning; memorandums generated by the Ad-Hoc Committee on Expansion (1974-1975) which was formed in 1974 to explore the ways and means of expanding the Mount Saint Vincent University course offerings outside of the normal day-time period. Also includes a copy of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Newsletter, No. 39, February 2005.

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Committee on Research and Publications
UR-017-9 · Serie · 1977-1996
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Scholarship and Research Committee, reporting to the University administration, was established in 1969. It was known as the Committee on Research and Publications when moved from under Administration and was reporting to Senate in 1987. Functions of the Committee include reviewing and recommending on the University's research policy, and recommending annually on the internal funding of research; establishing criteria in the disbursement of monies received from granting councils and internal sources; assessing as peer reviewers applications from the faculty for funding for research project, and making recommendations regarding the allocation of research funds; encouraging publications; serving as the selection committee for the Award for Research Excellence; and serving as the Ethics Appeal Board for graduate and undergraduate projects. Membership includes the Director of Research as an ex-officio member, and four full-time members of faculty(elected) representing the areas of humanities, social sciences, sciences, and professional programs plus one member at large. At least one of these members is a member of Senate.

The Director of Research provides leadership for the administration of the University's research activities. The Research Office provides grant opportunities and reports on grants applied for and received. Full-time ongoing faculty and faculty with term appointments are eligible to apply for internal grants. The MSVU Research Office maintains a Research Inventory, updated on an annual basis, to highlight faculty research. Services offered by the Research Office include Assistance to Prepare a Large-Scale Collaborative Grant; Research Collaboration Workshop: Women and Gender; Aid to Scholarly Publications Grant Application; New Scholars Standard Grant. The Research Office also collects Internal Grant Research Reports from MSVU researchers.

The Research Office is responsible for providing support to the University Research Ethics Board (UREB). With the UREB, the Director promotes educational activities about research ethics. The Research Office provides the administrative support for the UREB.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes of meetings of the Committee on Research and Publications (1989-1990) generated by activities which include encouraging research and publications within the University, acting as the peer review committee for the allocation of internal research funds, and advising Senate on research policy and priorities.

Series also consists of Committee on Research and Publications summary of decisions (1977-1995); Annual Grants and contracts; running tallies external and internal; internal grant reports (1986-1995).

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UR-017-8 · Serie · 1990
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

In 1990 the Computer Advisory Committee was formed. Later known as the Committee on Information Technology and Services, this Committee was a standing Committee of Senate. The purpose of the Committee is to advise and recommend to Senate appropriate academic policies, guidelines, needs and priorities relating to the delivery of electronic information and network services at Mount Saint Vincent University, to include on occasion broader issues that affect the University community as a whole. Membership includes the Director of Information Technology and Services, and the Director of Distance learning and Continuing Education, as well as one member of Senate, four full-time members of faculty, and one
student member. The Committee meets at least four times a year.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of the minutes of the Computer Advisory Committee for 1990, generated by fulfilling the functions of the Committee, which include recommending to Senate policies and priorities regarding the acquisition and development of information technology and services to meet the academic needs, both instructional and research, of the University; to serve as an advisory committee to the Director of Information Technology and Services on the academic needs of the University; and to consult with academic departments regarding their priorities and needs for information technology.

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Committee on Cultural Affairs
UR-017-7 · Serie · 1970-1972
Parte de Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

The Committee on Cultural Affairs (also known as the Cultural Affairs Committee) was organized in 1966 for the purpose of serving as sponsor and coordinator of cultural affairs involving the University. This Committee reported to Senate and met twice a year. The membership of the Committee consisted of representatives from each of the following areas: Music, Fine arts, film programs, Drama, the Public Relations Director, the Dean of Students and one member-at-large, preferably from the English Department.

Series forms part of the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds and consists of minutes and reports generated by the Cultural Affairs Committee (1970-1972) when cooperating with other institutions in sponsoring cultural affairs, coordinating cultural events sponsored by departments or individual faculty members, and keeping a calendar of these events.

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