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Student Affairs Committee
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1954-1975, 1979-1982 (Creation)
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6 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 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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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives unless otherwise noted on the records.
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Accession number: 1991-81, 2003-255
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MSVU Senate By-laws and Rules of Order 1995 and August 2002.