Fonds UR-017 - Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

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Mount Saint Vincent University Senate fonds

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  • 1957-2003 (Creation)
    Mount Saint Vincent University. Senate
    The Mount Saint Vincent University Senate was formed in 1967 as part of the granting of University Status by the Nova Scotia provincial government.

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8.39 m 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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Fonds consists of minutes, agendas, memorandums, correspondence, background documents, and reports generated by the Mount Saint Vincent University Senate and its various committees.

Fonds consists of fifteen series:

  1. Senate minutes
  2. Executive Committee
  3. Academic Coordinating Committee
  4. Committee on Academic Policy and Planning
  5. Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Tenure or Permanence
  6. Committee on Cultural Affairs
  7. Committee on Information Technology and Services
  8. Committee on Research and Publications
  9. Committee on Teaching and Learning
  10. Communications Committee
  11. Library Committee
  12. Nominations Committee
  13. Student Affairs Committee
  14. Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Committee
  15. Ad Hoc Committee on University Government

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  • English

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  • Arabic

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Some material in this fonds is restricted. Consult Archivist or Senate office.

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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number: 1981-27, 1982-187, 1986-86, 1987-35, 1991-81, 1991-100, 1993-72, 1993-73, 1993-76, 2002-09, 2002-44, 2003-126, 2003-127, 2003-250, 2003-251, 2003-252, 2003-253, 2003-254, 2003-255, 2003-256, 2003-258, 2003-259, 2003-260, 2003-261, 2003-262, 2003-263, 2003-264, 2003-265, 2004-42, 2004-55, 2005-04, 2004-66, 2005-44, 2006-60, 2006-63, 2006-65, 2008-51

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Mount Saint Vincent University Archives

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Created 1 August 2017.

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  • English

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  • Arabic


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