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Senate Standing Committee on Program Review

Mandate

Kwantlen Polytechnic University performs regular and consistent reviews of educational programs and units of study that are under the jurisdiction of Senate. The Senate Standing Committee on Program Review (SSCPR) oversees this process.

Specifically, the mandate of the SSCPR is to:

  1. Make recommendations to Senate on proposed revisions to the Program Review Policy
  2. Develop procedures and standards to ensure program reviews are conducted in accordance with the principles of the Program Review Policy
  3. Review Self-Study Reports, External Reviews and Action Plans, and determine whether or not these meet KPU's program review standards.
  4. Receive Institutional Responses to each program review, prepared by the Dean and Provost.
  5. Receive Action Plan One year Follow-up reports that consist of a summary of the project, and its achievements.
  6. Report to Senate once per semester with a summary of the number of program reviews that have been initiated, the number of Action Plans approved, and other items of note, since the last report to Senate.
  7. Report to Senate annually with a schedule for program Reviews planned for the coming year.

Additional Resources: Program Review

Membership Composition

Common Features for all Senate Committees

  • The Chancellor, President and Vice-Chancellor are recognized as voting members of all committees. However, it is understood that they are unlikely to be able to attend most meetings and their presence or absence shall not count towards quorum.
  • Each Senate committee is comprised of some number of Senators, as appropriate for that committee.
  • Each Senate committee is chaired by a Senator
  • Chair of a committee should not be the administrator whose portfolio mirrors that of the committee
  • Committee membership will be reviewed annually. Members are eligible for reappointment.

Chair: Elected by the committee

Normally the chair will be elected in April from among the current membership for a two year term to commence the following September. This information will be included in the report to Senate. The Chair is a voting member.

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • One faculty member from each Faculty 
    (either a faculty member selected by the Senate Nominating Committee in consultation with Faculty Council, or a Senator)
  • One librarian
    (selected by the Senate Nominating Committee in consultation with the Chair of the librarians)
  • Deputy Provost
  • Two Deans/Associate Deans
    (selected by the Senate Nominating Committee in conjunction with the Provost and Vice-President, Academic)
  • Representative from Student Services
    (excluding the Office of the Registrar) (selected by the Senate Nominating Committee in consultation with the Vice-Provost, Students)
  • Representative from Institutional Analysis and Planning
    (selected by the Senate Nominating Committee in consultation with the Executive Director, Institutional Analysis and Planning)
  • One student

Ex Officio Non-Voting

  • Manager, Strategic Planning and Quality
  • Representative from the Office of the Registrar
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic
  • Vice-Chair of Senate

Terms of Office

  • Faculty members:  three-year term with one-third of these members to be selected each year
  • Professional support staff:  three-year term
  • Deans and Associate Deans:  reviewed regularly in conjunction with the Provost
  • Senators:  three-year term
  • Student or student senator:  one-year term

The chair will inform the committee if a member’s absences exceed three meetings within the academic year. The committee will discuss the situation and the position may be declared vacant by the chair in consultation with the committee.The committee has determined that it requires a minimum of three (3) senators as members.

2017 / 2018 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Jane Fee Deputy Provost Ex officio
Allison Richardson Librarian August 31, 2020
Charvi Gulati Student August 31, 2018
Lori McElroy Representative, Institutional Analysis and Planning August 31, 2020
Laura Vail Representative, Student Services August 31, 2020
DEANS    
Patrick Donahoe Dean Provost appointment
David Florkowski Dean Provost appointment
FACULTY MEMBERS    
Chris Traynor Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement August 31, 2020
David Burns, Senator Faculty of Arts August 31, 2019
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2020
Donna Cato Faculty of Health August 31, 2018
Stan Kazymerchyk, Senator and Chair Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2018
Emma Baggott Faculty of Trades and Technology August 31, 2020
Sabrina Del Monte School of Business August 31, 2020
Jessica Bayntun Wilson School of Design August 31, 2018
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sunita Wiebe Manager, Strategic Planning and Quality Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac Representative, Office of the Registrar August 31, 2019
Steve Cardwell Designate, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
David Burns Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio

2017 / 2018 Meeting Schedule

Location: Surrey, Cedar Board Room 2110

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MEETING DATE AGENDA PACKAGE APPROVED MINUTES
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 September 20, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 November 8, 2017 November 8, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 December 6, 2017 December 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 January 24, 2018 January 24, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 February 28, 2018 February 28, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 April 25, 2018 April 25, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 20, 2018

Membership Archives

2016 / 2017 Membership

VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
George Melville Chancellor Ex officio
Alan Davis President Ex officio
Celia Brinkerhoff Librarian August 31, 2020
Jane Fee Deputy Provost Ex officio
Lori McElroy Representative, Institutional Analysis and Planning August 31, 2020
Tanvir Singh Student August 31, 2017
Theresa Voorsluys Representative, Student Services August 31, 2017
DEANS    
Patrick Donahoe Dean Provost Appointment
Brian Haugen Dean Provost Appointment
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES    
Chris Traynor, Senator Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement August 31, 2017
David Burns, Senator Faculty of Arts August 31, 2019
Marti Alger Faculty of Educational Support and Development August 31, 2020
Donna Cato Faculty of Health August 31, 2018
Stan Kazymerchyk, Senator and Chair Faculty of Science and Horticulture August 31, 2018
  Faculty of Trades and Technology  
Alexandra Richmond School of Business August 31, 2018
Jessica Bayntun Wilson School of Design August 31, 2018
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ROLE TERM END
Sunita Wiebe Manager, Strategic Planning and Quality Ex officio
Stephen Yezerinac Representative, Office of the Registrar August 31, 2019
Sal Ferreras Provost and Vice-President, Academic Ex officio
Jennifer Au Vice-Chair of Senate Ex officio

Meeting Archives

2016 / 2017

2015 / 2016

2014 / 2015

2013 / 2014

2012 / 2013

2011 / 2012

2010 / 2011

2009 / 2010

2008 / 2009

2007 / 2008

2006 / 2007

2005 / 2006

2004 / 2005

2003 / 2004

2002 / 2003

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