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October 31, 2014
 
 
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Committee Membership and Other Senate-Elected Positions 2014-2015



2014-2015 Membership Year

Academic Planning Committee

 ACADEMIC PLANNING COMMITTEE (SAPC)
  as of July 1, 2014
 Constituency 2014-2015 Members
Term
 Term Ends June 30
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost (chair)
 Deborah MacLatchy
 --  ex-officio
academic Dean or University Librarian chosen by themselves
Bruce Arai
 --  --
Mike Carroll
 --  --
Joan Norris
 --  --
 graduate student chosen by GSA
Kayleigh Abbott
1
2015
 undergraduate student senator chosen by themselves
Frank Cirinna

2015
 faculty Seminary senator elected by the Seminary
Mary (Joy) Philip
1
2016

 8 faculty members elected by UFC;

two must be senators;

one from each of the Faculties of Arts, Education, Human & Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, SBE, Science and Social Work

Lauren Eisler (HSS/Sen)
1
2015
Eliana Suarez (FSW)
1
2015
Lee Willingham (Music)
1
2016
Markus Poetzsch (Arts/Sen)
1
2016
Sofy Carayannopoulos (SBE)
1
2017
Dawn Buzza (Ed/Sen)
1
2017
Ken Maly (Science/Sen)
1
2017
Kim Anderson (LA)
1
2017

The Senate Academic Planning Committee makes recommendations to Senate on all matters related to the overall direction of academic programs at Laurier. This includes: adapting and modifying the overall university plan as required; responding to specific requests (from the Board of Governors or from the Ministry) to articulate a Laurier niche or position relative to a current situation or need; responding to requests from Faculties and units to initiate new programs, modify current programs, or cancel them; dealing with questions of policy that govern scholarships, bursaries and awards.

As part of this broad mandate, SAPC oversees the program review and approval process run by the University under the Ontario Universities’ Council on Quality Assurance, managed by the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents.

In general, its role is to offer to Senate a considered conceptualization of where the University is, in what direction it should be heading, and what needs to be undertaken to accomplish this.

Chair: Vice-President: Academic & Provost

Administrative Support: University Secretariat

 
By-laws & Regulations Committee

  BY-LAWS & REGULATIONS COMMITTEE
as of July 1, 2014
 Constituency  2013-2014 Members
 Term Term Ends June 30
 6 senators
 Rudy Eikelboom
1
2015
Stacey Hannem
2
2015
Jonathan Finn
1
2016
Matthew Thomas
1
2016
Scott Ramsay
*
2015
TBD
2017
 student senator
Frank Cirinna

2015

The By-laws and Regulations Committee shall consider and make recommendations to Senate for the proper functioning of the Senate. (See Terms of Reference 1.4)

Chair: Elected by committee from among elected committee members

Administrative Support: University Secretariat

 
Executive Committee

 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 as of July 1, 2014
 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 President (chair)
Max Blouw
 --  ex-officio
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost
 Deborah MacLatchy
 --  ex-officio
 head of the Seminary
 David Pfrimmer
 --  ex-officio
 academic Dean or University Librarian chosen by themselves
Gohar Ashoughian
 --  --
Glen Carruthers
--
 --
Heidi Northwood
--
 --
 undergraduate student senator elected by themselves
Christopher Mock
1
2015
 graduate student senator
Kayleigh Abbott
1
2015
 Alumni senator
Megan Harris
*
2016
 faculty senator - Arts
Mary-Louise Byrne
1
2017
 faculty senator - Education
Dawn Buzza
*
2016
 faculty senator - Music
Carolyn Arnason
1
2016
 faculty senator - SBE
Sapna Isotupa
1
2015
 faculty senator - Science
Scott Ramsay
1
2016
 faculty senator - FSW
TBD
*
2016
 faculty senator - Liberal Arts
Brenda Murphy
1
2015
 faculty senator - Human & Social Sciences
Lauren Eisler
1
2017

 faculty senators

-one shall be the Secretary of Senate (Sec.)

Peter Tiidus
*
2015
Lisa Keeping
*
2015
Rudy Eikelboom (Sec)

2017
 administrative staff senator
Marilyn Watson
1
2016

It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to care for any matters committed to it by Senate, to function in place of the Senate between meetings of the Senate, to consider matters pertinent to Senate, including policies and protocol relating to university Convocations and functions, and to report to Senate.

Chair: President, Chair of Senate

Administrative Support: University Secretariat

 
Finance Committee

FINANCE COMMITTEE
as of July 1, 2014
Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 President Max Blouw
 --  ex-officio
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost
 Deborah MacLatchy
 --  ex-officio
 Vice-President: Finance & Administration
 Jim Butler
 --  ex-officio
 Vice-President: Research
 Abby Goodrum
 --  ex-officio
 Academic Dean or University Librarian, chosen by themselves
Paul Jessop
 --  --
  8 faculty members: Two must be senators with no more than one from each of the faculties of Arts, Education, Human & Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, SBE, Science and Social Work
faculty: Faculty of Education
Donna Kotsopoulos
2
2015
faculty: Faculty of Music
Anna Ferenc (Sen)
2
2016
faculty: Faculty of Science
Eugene Zima (Sen)
*
2016
faculty: Faculty of Liberal Arts
TBD
1
2017
faculty: Faculty of Social Work
Robert Basso (Sen)
1
2015
faculty: Faculty of Human & Social Sciences
Stacey Hannem (Sen)
1
2017
faculty: School of Business and Economics
Jerzy Konieczny
1
2015
faculty: Faculty of Arts
Judy Bates
2
2016
academic librarian
Peter Genzinger
1
2016
administrative staff
Rosemary Springett
1
2016
  2 students
Bryan Smith (graduate student)
1
2015
Trevor Thompson (undergraduate student)
1
2015

The Senate Finance Committee considers the financial position of the University and its fiscal responsibility for maintaining all academic programs. It makes recommendations to Senate on budget planning as well as on the details of the annual University operating budget as prepared for presentation to Senate and the Board. The recommendations of Senate on that budget are forwarded to the Board of Governors, the body with ultimate fiduciary responsibility for the University.

Chair: Elected by committee from among elected committee members

Administrative Support: University Secretariat

 
Honorary Degree Committee

  HONORARY DEGREE COMMITTEE
by July 1, 2014
Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 President (chair)
 Max Blouw
--
ex-officio
 Chancellor  Michael Lee-Chin
 --  ex-officio
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost
 Deborah MacLatchy
 --  ex-officio
 Board of Governors senator
Janet McLellan
*
2015
 Waterloo Lutheran Seminary senator
TBD
1
2017
 Alumni senator
Benjamin Graham
*
2016
 faculty senator
Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy
1
2016
faculty senator
Scott Ramsay
1
2016
 faculty member, Brantford campus
Lianne Leddy
1
2017
 faculty member
Kathleen Cameron
1
2017
 student senator
Elias Ahonen
1
2015
 administrative staff
Kevin Crowley
2
2015

Subject to the approval of Senate, the Honorary Degree Committee shall make policies regarding honorary degrees, shall invite nominations for honorary degrees, shall receive nominations respecting honorary degrees and make recommendation thereon to the Executive Committee of Senate.

Chair: President, Chair of Senate

Administrative Support: University Secretariat

 
University Teaching, Committee on (SCUT)

 UNIVERSITY TEACHING, COMMITTEE ON (SCUT)
as of July 1, 2014
 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning (chair)
 Pat Rogers
 --  --
 Director: Teaching Support Services
 Sandra Hughes
--
--


Two of the faculty/librarian members of the committee shall be senators

 faculty: Faculty of Arts
Patricia Elliot
1
2017
 faculty: Faculty of Education
Donna Kotsopoulos
*
2016
 faculty: Faculty of Music
Jessica Kun
*
2015
 faculty: School of Business & Economics
Laura Allan
2
2015
 faculty: Faculty of Science
Eileen Wood
1
2015
 faculty: Faculty of Social Work
TBD
1
2016
 faculty: Brantford campus
Antony Christensen
1
2016
 academic librarian
Irene Tencinger
1
2016
 undergraduate student
TJ Edmondson

2015
 graduate student
Chrissy Orlowski
1
2015

The broad mandate of the Committee on University Teaching is to support and advance teaching at the University. The committee shall send recommendations to Senate regarding university policies associated with teaching, including teaching spaces and campus-wide and classroom-situated teaching and learning technologies. The committee shall
also adjudicate selected instructional development grant programs, referee the teaching and instructional assistant award of excellence, and liaise with other university committees related to teaching.

Chair: Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning

Administrative Support: Office of the Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning

 
Nominating Committee

 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
 as of July 1, 2014
 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 2 faculty senators

Kim Morouney
2
2017
Bonnie Glencross
*
2016
 faculty Peter Tiidus
1
2016
 faculty: Brantford campus
Gary Warrick
2
2015
 student senator
Elias Ahonen
1
2015
 Alumni Association member
Ashley Cameron
*
2015
 administrative staff
Lisa Fanjoy
2
2016

The Nominating Committee shall have the responsibility of preparing a list of nominees to Senate committees for the annual meeting or as required. The Nominating Committee may select nominees from outside the Senate except where otherwise stipulated. The establishment of a list of nominees does not preclude nomination from the floor.

Chair: Elected by committee from among elected committee members

Administrative support: University Secretariat

 
Promotion and Tenure Committee

  PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE (SPAT)
  as of September 1, 2014
 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends August 31
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost
Deborah MacLatchy
--
 ex-officio
 Vice-President: Research (alternate: Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies)
 Abby Goodrum
 --  ex-officio
 Joan Norris (alternate)
--
 --
 Dean of the Member's faculty
B. Arai
--
ex-officio
H. Northwood
--
ex-officio
M. Kelly
--
ex-officio
M. Carroll
--
ex-officio
G. Carruthers
--
ex-officio
N. Coady
--
ex-officio
P. Jessop
--
ex-officio
C. Willard-Holt
--
ex-officio
 Designates: 5 tenured faculty (no more than one from any Faculty) elected by UFC for 2-year terms effective September 1 to August 31
Glenda Wall (Arts)
1
2015
Frederique Guinel (Science)
1
2016
Kathryn Carter (Liberal Arts)
2
2016
Carolyn Arnason (Music)
2
2015
Ignacio Castillo (SBE)
2
2016
 Alternates: 5 tenured faculty (no more than one from any Faculty) elected by UFC for 2-year terms effective September 1 to August 31
Ute Lischke (Arts)
1
2015
Pamela Bryden (Science)
1
2015
Kate Rossiter (HSS)
*
2015
Dawn Buzza (Education)
1
2016
TBD

2016
 Employment equity representative (one year term)
Laura MacDonald
--
2015
Susan Neylan
--
2015
--
--
--

 The Promotion and Tenure Committee shall, in accordance with the policies and procedures governing its operations, make recommendations to the President on specific applications for promotion and tenure.

Chair: Vice-President: Academic & Provost

Administrative Support: Office of the Vice-President: Academic

 
Research and Publication, Committee on (SCRAP)

 RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION, COMMITTEE ON (SCRAP)
 as of July 1, 2014
Constituency
2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term Ends
 Vice-President: Research (Chair)
 Abby Goodrum
--
 ex-officio
 Dean, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
 Joan Norris
 --  ex-officio
 Director, WLU Press
 Brian Henderson
 --  ex-officio
 graduate students
Kayleigh Abbott
2
2015
Beth Watters
1
2015

Nine faculty members, including at least two members of Senate


 faculty: Faculty of Arts
Judith Fletcher
1
2017
 faculty: Faculty of Education
Donna Kotsopoulos
*
2016
 faculty: Faculty of Music
Heidi Ahonen
1
2017
 faculty: School of Business & Economics
Sapna Isotupa (Sen)
2
2016
 faculty: Faculty of Science
Quincy Almeida
2
2017
 faculty: Faculty of Social Work
Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy (Sen)
1
2017
 faculty: Brantford campus
Gary Warrick
1
2016
 2 faculty
Chet Robie (Sen)
1
2017
Stephen Perry
1
2015

The Research and Publications Committee shall review and examine policies on research as they affect the academic life of the University, and, where appropriate, make recommendations to Senate. Its mandate shall include receiving annual reports from the Animal Care Committee and the Research Ethics Board, and annually approving the distribution of funds within the University's internal research grants program. It shall also advise the Vice-President: Research on matters that pertain to research and its effective promotion and dissemination, and shall consult with the Director of the WLU Press on issues concerning scholarly publications.

Chair: Vice-President: Research

Administrative Support: Office of Research Services

 
Student Appeals Committee (SAC)

  STUDENT APPEALS COMMITTEE (SAC)
  as of July 1, 2014
Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term Ends June 30
 Vice-President: Academic & Provost
Deborah MacLatchy
--
 ex-officio
 3 students (2 undergraduate student senators, 1 graduate student)
Alicia Appleby (undergraduate student)

2015
Nik Mookerji (undergraduate student)

2015
Robert Bruce (graduate student)

2015
 other senator
Pam Bryden
1
2016
 faculty: Faculty of Arts (Designate)
Dana Weiner
1
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Arts (Alternate)
Ali Zaidi
1
2016
 Faculty: School of Business & Economics (Designate)
Mary Kelly
2
2015
 Faculty: Business & Economics (Alternate)
Christine Neill
1
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Education (Designate)
Steve Sider
1
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Education (Alternate)
Dawn Buzza
1
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Music (Designate)
Anna Ferenc
1
2015
 Faculty: Faculty of Music (Alternate)
Carolyn Arnason
1
2016
 Faculty: Faculty of Science (Designate)
Michael Cinelli
2
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Science (Alternate)
Matthew Smith
1
2015
 Faculty: Faculty of Social Work (Designate)
Martha Kuwee Kumsa
2
2017
 Faculty: Faculty of Social Work (Alternate)
Gary Cameron
2
2017
 Faculty: Brantford campus (Designate)
Erin Strahan
2
2017
 Faculty: Brantford campus (Alternate)
TBD
1
2017

The Student Appeals Committee shall hear and determine appeals from the decisions of the divisional faculty councils on applications and examinations by students and appeals
relating to scholarships, bursaries and awards, and subject to the approval of Senate, shall establish rules and procedures for the hearing and determination of such appeals. The Vice-
President: Academic shall be chair of the committee.

Chair: Vice-President: Academic & Provost

Administrative Support: Office of the Vice-President: Academic

 
Student Life Committee (under review)

Student Life Committee
as of July 1, 2014
Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term Ends June 30
Under review
 
Other Senate-Elected Positions

VICE-CHAIR OF SENATE

Constituency  2014-2015  Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 elected senator
Eugene Zima
1
2017
  SECRETARY OF SENATE

 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 faculty or academic librarian senator
Rudy Eikelboom

2017
  MEMBERS ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term ends June 30
 3 faculty senators; must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
Steffen Ziss
1
AnnMtg/2017
Brenda Murphy
1
AnnMtg/2015
Janet McLellan
1
AnnMtg/2016
SECONDARY SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTED BY SENATE

 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term Ends
 Representatives of the Ontario Secondary School System
 Sherri Vansickle
1
2015
 Lila Read
1
2017
  COUNCIL OF ONTARIO (COU) ACADEMIC COLLEAGUE

 Constituency  2014-2015 Members
 Term  Term Ends
 faculty senator or incumbent (two year term)
Mary Kelly (delegate)
3
2015
Kathleen Cameron (Alternate)
1
2016