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April 20, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Committee Membership and Other Senate-Elected Positions


2013-2014 Membership Year

Academic Planning Committee

ACADEMIC PLANNING COMMITTEE (SAPC) as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Vice-President: Academic & Provost (chair) Deborah MacLatchy
-- ex-officio
Ex-officio senators chosen by and from the Dean of Arts, Education, Human & Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, Social Work,  the School of Business & Economics, Graduate Studies, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, and the University Librarian. Two of the ex-officio members of Senate shall be Deans of Faculties with undergraduate programs. John McCutcheon
Michael Carroll
Joan Norris
--
--
--



graduate student chosen by GSA Domenica DePasquale
2
6/30/2014
undergraduate student senator chosen by themselves Frank Cirinna
1 6/30/2013
faculty Seminary senator elected by the Seminary Mary (Joy) Philip
1
6/30/2016
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)
Eliana Suarez (SW)
Lee Willingham (M)
Markus Poetzsch (A/Sen)
Lisa Keeping (BE)
Kristiina Montero (Ed)
Colleen Loomis (Sc)
Kenneth Werbin (LA)

1
1
1
1
1
*
*
6/30/2015
6/30/2015
6/30/2016
6/30/2016
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
6/30/2014

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, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
6 senators Stacey Hannem
Ruth Cruikshank
Jonathan Finn
Matthew Thomas
Marc Kilgour (Chair)
Rudy Eikelboom
1
1
1
1
1
1
6/30/2014
6/30/2015
6/30/2016
6/30/2016
6/30/2015
6/30/2015
student senator Jazz Clement
1 6/30/2014

The By-laws and Regulations Committee shall consider and make recommendations to Senate for the proper functioning of the Senate.

Terms of Reference: By-laws and regulations refer to the structural organization of the Senate and to its internal operations; consequently they fall within the purview of the By-laws & Regulations Committee. All by-laws are to be reported to the Senate by this committee, whereas regulations will normally reach Senate consideration by avenues other than this committee. However, when the relationship of the university Act or the Senate by-laws to any proposed regulation is in doubt, the question may well be referred to the Senate By-laws & Regulations Committee for advice. The By-laws & Regulations Committee will interpret Senate by-laws and regulations not only to the Senate but to individuals and bodies of the university outside the Senate. Such requests for interpretation and information are not necessarily reported to Senate.

Chair to be elected by committee from among elected committee members
Administrative Support: University Secretariat



 
Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
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
Bruce Arai
Dawn Buzza
--
--
--
--
--
--
undergraduate student senator elected by themselves Tim Craven
1 6/30/2014
graduate student senator Alishau Diebold
1
6/30/2014
Alumni senator David Oates
2 6/30/2016
faculty senator - Arts Karljürgen Feuerherm
*
6/30/2014
faculty senator - Education Julie Mueller
1 6/30/2016
faculty senator - Music Carolyn Arnason
1
6/30/2016
faculty senator - SBE Sapna Isotupa
1
6/30/2015
faculty senator - Science Scott Ramsay
1
6/30/2016
faculty senator - FSW tbd
1
6/30/2016
faculty senator - Liberal Arts
Brenda Murphy
1
6/30/2015
faculty senator - Human & Social Sciences
Stacey Hannem
1
6/30/2014

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

Masoud Jelokhani-Niaraki
Peter Tiidus
Rudy Eikelboom (Sec.)
*
*
1
6/30/2015
6/30/2015
6/30/2014
administrative staff senator Marilyn Watson
1 6/30/2016


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, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
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 Micheál Kelly
-- ex-officio
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
6/30/2015
faculty: Faculty of Music
Anna Ferenc (Senator)
2
6/30/2016
faculty: Faculty of Science
Eugene Zima (Senator)
*
6/30/2016
faculty: Faculty of Liberal Arts
TBD
1
6/30/2014
faculty: Faculty of Social Work
Robert Basso
1
6/30/2015
faculty: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
Lauren  Eisler (Senator)
*
6/30/2014
faculty: School of Business and Economics
Jerzy Konieczny
1
6/30/2015
faculty: Faculty of Arts

Judy Bates (Arts)

2

6/30/2016

academic librarian Peter Genzinger
1
6/30/2016
administrative staff Rosemary Springett
1
6/30/2016
2 students Seth Warren
Catherine Lundy
1
1
6/30/2014
6/30/2014

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 to be elected by committee from among elected committee members.
Administrative Support: University Secretariat



 
Honorary Degree Committee

HONORARY DEGREE COMMITTEE as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
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
*
6/30/2015
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary senator David Pfrimmer
2
6/30/2014
Alumni senator Megan Harris
1
6/30/2016
faculty senator Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy
Scott Ramsay
1
1
6/30/2016
6/30/2016
faculty member, Brantford Campus
Kim Anderson
*
6/30/2014
faculty member
Scott Slocombe
1
6/30/2014
student senator Luke Dotto
1
6/30/2014
administrative staff Kevin Crowley
2
6/30/2015

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
Administrative Support: University Secretariat



 
University Teaching, Committee on

UNIVERSITY TEACHING, COMMITTEE ON (SCUT) as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Associate Vice-President: Teaching & Learning (chair)
Pat Rogers
-- ex-officio
Director: Teaching Support Services
Sandra Hughes
-- ex-officio
faculty: Faculty of Arts Mercedes Rowinsky
1
6/30/2014
faculty: Faculty of Education Kristiina Montero
1
6/30/2016
faculty: Faculty of Music Jessica Kun
*
6/30/2015
faculty: School of Business & Economics Laura Allan
2
6/30/2015
faculty: Faculty of Science Eileen Wood
1
6/30/2015
faculty: Faculty of Social Work TBD
1
6/30/2016
faculty: Brantford Campus Antony Christensen
1
6/30/2016
academic librarian Irene Tencinger
1 6/30/2016
undergraduate student Chris Walker
2
6/30/2014
graduate student Kayleigh Abbott
1
6/30/2014

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 & Learning
Administrative Support: Office of Teaching Support Services



 
Nominating Committee

NOMINATING COMMITTEE as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
2 faculty senators Julie Mueller
Kim Morouney
1
1
6/30/2016
6/30/2014
faculty

Peter Tiidus (Chair)

1
6/30/2016
faculty: Brantford Campus
Gary Warrick
2
6/30/2015
student senator Jazz Clement
1 6/30/2014
Alumni Association member Ashley Cameron
* 6/30/2015
administrative staff Lisa Fanjoy
2 6/30/2016

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.

Nominating Procedure: Senate will accept nominations from the floor in addition to the list prepared by the Nominating Committee, without the prior consent of the nominee, and whether or not the nominee is present. Should nominations be made from the floor, the Secretary of Senate shall determine the eligibility of those so nominated and seek the written consent of all such nominees. Such written consent shall be received within five working days of the meeting of Senate. The Secretary of Senate shall convey all information regarding eligibility and consent to the university secretary. If any nominee is not eligible or does not provide written consent, the nominee’s name shall not be included on the ballot. The election shall then proceed by mailed ballot.

Chair to be elected by committee from among elected committee members
Administrative Support: University Secretariat



 
Promotion and Tenure Committee

PROMOTION AND TENURE COMMITTEE (SPAT) as of Sept 27, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Vice-president: Academic & Provost (chair) Deborah MacLatchy
-- ex-officio
Vice-President: Research (alternate:  Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies)
Abby Goodrum
Joan Norris (alternate)
-- ex-officio
Dean of the Member's faculty B. Arai; J. McCutcheon; M. Kelly; M. Carroll; G. Carruthers; N. Coady; P. Jessop; D. Buzza.
-- 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)
William McTeer (Sci)
Kathryn Carter (Lib Arts)
Carolyn Arnason (Mus)
Ignacio Castillo (SBE)
1
2
1
2
1
8/31/2015
8/31/2014
8/31/2014
8/31/2015
8/31/2014

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)
Pamela Bryden (Sci)
Carole Leclair (Lib Arts)
Paul Pulford (Mus)
Kalyani Menon (SBE)

1
1
1
*
1
8/31/2015
8/31/2015
8/31/2015
8/31/2014
8/31/2014
Employment equity representative Laura MacDonald

Margaret Walton-Roberts

Susan Neylan

--
--

--

8/31/2014
8/31/2014

8/31/2014


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
Administrative Support: Office of the Vice-President: Academic



 
Research and Publication, Committee on

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION, COMMITTEE ON (SCRAP) as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 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
Ashley Coleman
1
1
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
faculty: Faculty of Arts Abderrahman Beggar
1
6/30/2014
faculty: Faculty of Education Kristiina Montero
2 6/30/2016
faculty: Faculty of Music

Colin Lee (to December 2013)

Heidi Ahonen (January 2014 to June 2014)

1
6/30/2014
faculty: School of Business & Economics Sapna Isotupa (Senator)
2 6/30/2016
faculty: Faculty of Science Quincy Almeida
1 6/30/2014
faculty: Faculty of Social Work Magnus Mfoafo-M'Carthy (Senator)
*
6/30/2014
faculty: Brantford Campus Gary Warrick
1
6/30/2016
2 Faculty Stephen Perry
Scott Slocombe
1
1
6/30/2015
6/30/2014

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

STUDENT APPEALS COMMITTEE (SAC) as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Vice-President: Academic & Provost (chair)
Deborah MacLatchy
-- ex-officio
3 students (2 undergraduate student senators, 1 graduate student)
Elias Ahonen
Tim Craven
Domenica De Pasquale
1
1
1
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
other senator Pam Bryden
1 6/30/2016
Faculty: Faculty of Arts (Designate)
Morgan Holmes
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Arts (Alternate)
Ali Zaidi
1
6/30/2016
Faculty: School of Business & Economics (Designate)
Mary Kelly
2
6/30/2015
Faculty: Business & Economics (Alternate)
John Banks
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Education (Designate)
Julie Mueller
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Education (Alternate)
Steve Sider
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Music (Designate)
Anna Ferenc
1
6/30/2015
Faculty: Faculty of Music (Alternate)
Carolyn Arnason
1
6/30/2016
Faculty: Faculty of Science (Designate)
Michael Cinelli
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Science (Alternate)
Matthew Smith
1
6/30/2015
Faculty: Faculty of Social Work (Designate)
Martha Kuwee Kumsa
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Faculty of Social Work (Alternate)
Gary Cameron
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Brantford Campus (Designate)
Erin Strahan
1
6/30/2014
Faculty: Brantford Campus (Alternate)
Geoff Spurr
1
6/30/2014

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 the chair of the committee
Administrative Support: Office of the Vice-President: Academic

 
Student Life Committee

STUDENT LIFE COMMITTEE (SLC) - ON HIATUS as of July 1, 2013
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Vice-President: Student Affairs
David McMurray -- ex-officio
academic Dean or University Librarian chosen amongst themselves TBD
ex-officio
7 faculty members, one from each of the Faculties of Arts (A), Education (Ed), Music (M), SBE (BE), Science (Sc), Social Work (SW), or Brantford Campus (Br) TBD (Sc)
TBD (M)
TBD (Br)
TBD (SW)
TBD (BE)
TBD (A)
TBD (Ed)
*
*
*
*
1
1
1
6/30/2015
6/30/2015
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
6/30/2016
6/30/2016
6/30/2016
3 undergraduate students from Waterloo campus TBD
TBD
TBD
1
1
1
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
6/30/2014
1 undergraduate student from Brantford Campus TBD
1
6/30/2014
1 graduate student TBD
1
6/30/2014

The Senate Student Life Committee will recommend to Senate policies relating to the lives of students at Laurier insofar as those lives are affected by the academic environment of the institution. The educational experience at an institution like Laurier depends on many factors. Its intellectual life is intimately connected with both the academic program as it exists formally and other activities of members of the Laurier community.

Chair to be elected by committee from among elected committee members
Administrative Support: Office of the Dean of Students



 
Other Senate-Elected Positions


Other Senate-Elected Positions


VICE-CHAIR OF SENATE
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
elected senator Eugene Zima
*
6/30/2014


SECRETARY OF SENATE
Constituency 2013-2014 Member Term Term ends
faculty or academic librarian senator Rudy Eikelboom
1
6/30/2014


MEMBERS ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
3 faculty senators; must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Brenda Murphy
Steffen Ziss
Janet McLellan

1
*
1
AnnMtg/2015
AnnMtg/2014
AnnMtg/2016


SECONDARY SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTED BY SENATE
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Representatives of the Ontario secondary school system Sherri Vansickle
TBD
1
*
6/30/2015
6/30/2014


COUNCIL OF ONTARIO (COU) ACADEMIC COLLEAGUE
Constituency 2013-2014 Members Term Term ends
Faculty senator or incumbent Mary Kelly Delegate
Marc Kilgour Alternate
3
2
6/30/2015
6/30/2014