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October 22, 2014
 
 
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FAQs regarding Faculty Structure



When did Laurier make the change to two faculties in Brantford?

Laurier began a full review of Multi-Campus Governance in 2010 through a Presidential Task Force. After two reports, an academic working group was struck to make recommendations regarding the establishment of faculties at the Brantford campus. That working group recommended the establishment of two faculties, which was approved by Senate on April 16, and the Board of Governors on April 18, and became effective July 1, 2013.

 
Why did Laurier move to two faculties in Brantford?

The report of the Presidential Task Force on Multi-Campus Governance, as endorsed by Senate and approved by the Board of Governors, recommended that disciplinary Faculties be created at Laurier Brantford. In October 2012, Senate and the Board of Governors approved the terms of reference for the Brantford Academic Governance Working Group. The working groupís mandate was to develop models for a one-Faculty, two-Faculty, and three-Faculty structure and to recommend one of the models. Following extensive consultation and deliberation, the Brantford Academic Governance Working Group recommended that two Faculties be created from among the programs currently offered at Laurier Brantford.

 
How does the change to multiple faculties affect me as a student

In short, there is no change to the studentís academic experience. The changes are only applicable in terms of academic governance. The only noticeable changes to students should be in contact with their Dean/Associate Dean, and any faculty specific communications.

 
Who do I contact with academic issues?

Academic Advising will be unchanged, with the team of advisors serving students from all programs and faculties.

 
Who is my academic advisor?

Academic Advising will be unchanged, with the team of advisors serving students from all programs and faculties.  Advising remains in the Research and Academic Centre East, RCE 132 and online at www.wlu.ca/brantford/advising.

 
What will my degree look like?

Graduates will receive the same Laurier degree, with the signature of your facultyís Dean, and the name of the faculty from which you graduate.

 
What do I do if Iím in a combination program with two programs i

The Registrarís  Office will place you in a faculty by the alphabetical order of your majors. For example, a Contemporary Studies and Criminology student will be placed in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, but can request to be moved during the program confirmation period in March. More details will be coming from the Registrarís Office.