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  • Senate Governance Committee

    Monday, June 4, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Surrey Campus, Cedar 2110

    AGENDA

    1. Call to Order .................................................................................. Patrick Donahoe 4:00

    2. Confirmation of Agenda

    3. Approval of Minutes, May 7, 2018

    4. Chair's Report

    5. New Business

    5.1 AC 13 Minimum Qualifications: Faculty of Science and Horticulture .................................................................... Mike Bomford and Elizabeth Worobec

    4:05

    5.2 AC 13 Minimum Qualifications: Wilson School of Design .................................................................................................... Carolyn Robertson

    4:15

    5.3 AC 13 Minimum Qualifications: Faculty of Arts ....................................................................................................... Faith Auton-Cuff

    4:25

    5.4 Change in Membership Composition: Senate Standing Committee on Policy Review ............................. Patrick Donahoe

    4:35

    6. Items for Discussion 4:45

    7. Adjournment 5:00

  • Senate Governance Committee May 7, 2018 Page 1

    MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

    Senate Governance Committee Monday, May 7, 2018

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Surrey Campus Cedar Board Room 2110

    Present: (Quorum 4 voting members) Ex-Officio / Voting

    Herbie Atwal Chamkaur Cheema

    Patrick Donahoe (Chair)

    David Burns Alan Davis

    Ex-Officio / Non-voting

    Sal Ferreras Zena Mitchell Keri van Gerven Stephen Yezerinac

    Regrets: Senate Office Guests:

    Michael Wong

    Rita Zamluk, Administrative Assistant

    Ken Stark

    1. Call to Order

    The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:07 p.m.

    2. Approval of Agenda

    Amend 6.2: strike strategists and replace with specialists.

    Herbie Atwal moved the agenda be confirmed as circulated.

    The motion carried.

    3. Approval of Minutes, April 9, 2018

    Herbie Atwal moved that the minutes be approved as circulated.

    The motion carried.

    4. Chair’s Report

    No Chair’s report.

    5. Pending Business

    5.1. Academic Plan 2023 final draft

    Sal Ferreras, presented draft 2, version 2. He highlighted changes to the details of student success, the articulation of the services provided to students, the strategies supporting teaching and learning, the increased importance and details of research, the value bridging technology, supports for international students, enhanced information on First Nations populations, the KPU Indigenous strategy. Further he reviewed the sections on the K-12 Curriculum transformation, Graduate Studies, and KPU’s Word. The presentation concluded with an overview of the next steps to develop the KPU Academic Plan 2023 prior to bringing the full version to Senate on May 28, 2018.

  • Senate Governance Committee May 7, 2018 Page 2

    The committee commented positively on the inclusion of curriculum, and having student success as the overarching goal. They discussed some word changes, edits, and metrics.

    5.2. VISION 2023 final draft

    Alan Davis provided background for the discussion. He highlighted the next steps to be taken for Senate to endorse VISION 2023. He discussed the changes made from the previous draft including the definition of experiential learning, engagement with communities, operating effectively in a changing environment, encouraging people to try new things, and ensuring students are ready for life. The committee discussed the clarity of the vision, ensuring consistency in metrics between VISION 2023 and KPU Academic Plan 2023, and the value of celebrating employees’ contributions.

    5.3. Proposal for Senate Governance Nominating Committee

    David Burns introduced the topic. The committee discussed the role of the committee in ensuring people are available for Senate elections, and Senate Standing Committees, the selection of students to ensure additional student representation, and naming the Registrar in the committee membership as the University Registrar.

    David Burns moved THAT the Senate Governance Committee recommends that Senate approves the Senate Nominating Committee [SNC] be disbanded, and that the attached changes be made to the mandate and membership of the Senate Governance Committee [SGC], which will concurrently be renamed the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee [SGNC].

    The motion carried.

    6. New Business

    6.1. AC 13 Minimum Qualifications: Counsellors

    Nick Phillips, Director of Counselling Services, provided background on the topic and answered questions from the committee. The committee discussed accreditation from professional organizations, and the educational requirements.

    David Burns moved that the Senate Governance Committee recommends Senate approves the amended qualifications for counsellors in AC13 Table - Minimum Qualifications - Faculty Positions.

    The motion carried.

    6.2. AC 13 Minimum Qualifications: Learning Specialists

    Ruth Fraser, Director, Services for Students with Disabilities, provided the background for the changes in the qualifications.

    David Burns moved THAT the Senate Governance Committee recommends Senate approves the addition of qualifications for Learning Specialists (Services for Students with Disabilities) in AC13 Table - Minimum Qualifications - Faculty Positions.

    The motion carried

    7. Items for Discussion

    No items for discussion.

    8. Adjournment

    The meeting adjourned at 5:01 p.m.

  • SENATE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

    Agenda Item: 5.1 Meeting Date: June 4, 2018 Presenter: Mike Bomford

    Elizabeth Worobec

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    Agenda Item: AC13 Minimum Qualifications: Faculty of Science and Horticulture

    Action Requested:

    X Motion to Approve Discussion Information Education

    Recommended Resolution:

    THAT the Senate Governance Committee recommends Senate approves the amended AC13 Minimum Qualifications for the Faculty of Science and Horticulture.

    Senate Standing Committee Report:

    For Senate Office Use Only

    Context & Background:

    The Faculty of Science and Horticulture is seeking Senate Governance Committee approval and recommendation to KPU Senate for the amended faculty minimum qualifications in Policy AC13 Minimum Qualifications

    Key Messages: Current minimum qualifications are outdated.

    Consultations: Amended qualifications were ratified for recommendation at the May15, 2018 Faculty of Science and Horticulture Faculty Council meeting.

    Attachments: 1. Current and Proposed Minimum Qualifications

    2. KPU Horticulture Diploma Programs Teaching Requirements

    Submitted by: Mike Bomford, Chair FSH Faculty Council

    Date submitted: May 16, 2018

  • TO: Chair, Senate Governance Committee CC: Elizabeth Worobec, Dean, Faculty of Science and Horticulture FROM: Mike Bomford, Chair, FSH Faculty Council DATE: May 15, 2018 SUBJECT: Minimum Qualifications for FSH Faculty

    The Faculty of Science and Horticulture Faculty Council recommends the following changes to the minimum qualifications for

    Faculty of Science and Horticulture Instructors working at KPU.

    Please add this to the agenda of the Senate Governance committee for recommendation to the Senate for approval.

    Motion: Ratify the Memorandum on Minimum Qualifications for Faculty of Science and Horticulture Instructors working at KPU as

    submitted by the Chair, FSH Faculty Council.

    Minimum Qualifications Faculty Positions - Current

    Discipline/Program Academic Professional Teaching (where not a

    requirement, it is a

    preference)

    Experience

    Applied Science Master’s degree in Engineering or

    Physics. Must have specialization in

    both engineering and physics over

    the undergraduate degrees held.

    Registration as a Professional

    Engineer in BC or eligibility for

    same(to be achieved in a specified

    period)

    Post-secondary

    Biology/Health Science Master’s degree in appropriate

    specialization, PhD preferred,

    subject matter specialization may be

    required

    Appropriate professional designation(where applicable)

    Post-secondary preferred

    Brewing Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred for full- time faculty

    Post-secondary preferred 5 years related work experience

    Chemistry Master’s degree in appropriate

    specialization

    Appropriate professional

    designation (where applicable)

    Post-secondary preferred

    CADD

    Core and Specialties

    CAD related programming

    Drafting or Technology Diploma

    Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Post-secondary preferred

    Post-secondary preferred

    6 years related work experience

    6 years related work experience

    MEMORANDUM

  • Environmental Protection Technology

    Bachelor’s degree required.,

    Master’s degree preferred Post-secondary preferred Relevant experience required

    Horticulture All

    programs: