Series UR-017-15 - Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Committee

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Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarship Committee

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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 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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Copyright Mount Saint Vincent University Archives unless otherwise noted on the records.

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Accession number: 1993-72, 2003-126, 2004-55

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MSVU Senate By-laws and Rules of Order 1995 and August 2002.

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