Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum

Mandate

  1. Receive and review concept papers, full program proposals, and program revisions for all programs seeking Senate approval.
  2. Review general curricular guidelines or requirements for programs.
  3. Report with recommendations to Senate on the status of concept papers, full program proposals, program implementations, and program revisions in such a manner and at such times as the program approval/implementation process and Senate may require.
  4. Receive and review all new, revised, and discontinued course outlines whose revisions require approval by the Senate and recommend approval to Senate, in accordance with the criteria defined in the Course Outline Manual.
  5. Advise Senate Standing Committee on Policy in regard to policies that impact curriculum as required, and report with recommendations to the committee and to Senate.
  6. Oversee the Course Outline Manual and recommend approval of any non-operational revisions to the Senate.
  7. Establish such subcommittees as needed to fulfill the committee's responsibilities and to consider their recommendations and forward as appropriate for approval by Senate.
  8. Establish guidelines for program approval.
  9. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

Membership Composition

Voting Members

  • Chancellor
  • President
  • University Registrar or designate
  • Student senator or student representative
  • Faculty senator or representative from each Faculty
  • Two deans or designates
  • Academic advisor

Non-voting Members

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • University Registrar or designate
  • Senator or representative, Co-operative Education
  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic or designate
  • Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning or designate
  • Senator or representative, Office of Teaching and Learning

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Krista Gerlich-FitzgeraldDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2026
Navleen KaurStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2024
Shelley BoydDeanAugust 31, 2025
Brett FavaroDeanAugust 31, 2025
Theresa VoorsluysAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2024
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Ian StanwoodFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2025
Conrad KingFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2027
Jen AdamsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Sherilyn SweeneyFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2026
Richard PopoffFaculty of ScienceAugust 31, 2026
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2026
Katherine Carpenter, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Lindsay NorrisWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2026
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Catherine Schwichtenberg, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
 Senator or representative, Co-operative Education 
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2024
Leeann Waddington Associate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Nishan PereraRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2025

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: MS Teams Online

Time:

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEMEETING timeAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Wednesday, August 30, 2023Wednesday, September 13, 20234:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.September 13, 2023September 13, 2023
Wednesday, September 27, 2023Wednesday, October 11, 20234:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.October 11, 2023October 11, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023Wednesday, November 8, 20234:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.November 8, 2023November 8, 2023
 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - Special Meeting4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.November 15, 2023November 15, 2023
Wednesday, November 22, 2023Wednesday, December 6, 20234:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.December 6, 2023December 6, 2023
Wednesday, December 20, 2023Wednesday, January 10, 20244:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.January 10, 2024January 10, 2024
Wednesday, January 24, 2024Wednesday, February 7, 20244:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.February 7, 2024February 7, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024Wednesday, March 6, 20244:15 p.m. - 7:15p.m.March 6, 2024March 6, 2024
Wednesday, March 27, 2024Wednesday, April 10, 20244:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.April 10, 2024April 10, 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024Wednesday, May 15, 20244:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.May 15, 2024May 15, 2024
Wednesday, May 22, 2024Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - in person4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.June 5, 2024June 5, 2024


Subcommittees

Membership Archives

2022 / 2023 

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Krista Gerlich-FitzgeraldDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2026
Navleen KaurStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2023
Shelley BoydDeanAugust 31, 2025
Brett FavaroDeanAugust 31, 2025
Theresa VoorsluysAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2024
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Ian StanwoodFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2025
Parthiphan KrishnanFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Jen AdamsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Sherilyn SweeneyFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2023
 Faculty of Science and Horticulture 
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2023
Katherine Carpenter, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Lindsay NorrisWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy Jeon, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio
 Senator or representative, Co-operative Education 
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2024
Leeann Waddington Associate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Nishan PereraRepresentative, Office of Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2025

2021 / 2022

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird)ChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Nadia HenwoodDesignate, University RegistrarAugust 31, 2022
Olivia TakaokaStudent SenatorAugust 31, 2022
Greg MillardDeanAugust 31, 2024
Jeff DyckDeanAugust 31, 2025
Theresa VoorsluysAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2024
FACULTY SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES  
Bogdan BryjaFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2022
Parthiphan KrishnanFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Jen AdamsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2024
Sherilyn SweeneyFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2023
Gregory HarrisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2023
Katherine Carpenter, Vice-ChairMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2024
Lindsay NorrisWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Amy Jeon, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity RegistrarEx officio
Melissa KrahnSenator and representative, Co-operative EducationAugust 31, 2022
David BurnsDesignate, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2024
Rajiv JhangianiAssociate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Leeann WaddingtonRepresentative, Teaching and Learning CommonsAugust 31, 2022

2020 / 2021

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Kim BairdChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Simi DhaliwalStudent RepresentativeAugust 31, 2021
Deepak GuptaAssociate Vice-President, ResearchEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanAugust 31, 2021
Elizabeth WorobecDeanAugust 31, 2021
Deborah HendersonDirector of a Research InstituteAugust 31, 2021
Joel MurrayDesignate, Associate Vice-President, Teaching and LearningAugust 31, 2024
SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVES  
Daniel Bernstein, ChairFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2024
Karen Meijer-KlineFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Sundeep VaraichFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Mandeep PannuMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Victor MartinezWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2021
Paul OhlerFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2022
Paul AdamsFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Mark VardyFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
David BurnsVice-Chair of SenateEx officio

2019 / 2020

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity Registrar or designateAugust 31, 2022
 Student Senator 
Diane PurveyDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2020
Elizabeth WorobecDean or Associate DeanAugust 31, 2020
Nick BransfordAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2023
SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE  
Randal ThiessenFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2022
Parthiphan KrishnanFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Jen AdamsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Laurel TienFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2023
Gregory HarrisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2020
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Anton KietaiblMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Lindsay NorrisWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity Registrar or designateEx officio
Leanne MacKenzieSenator or representative, Co-operative EducationAugust 31, 2020
Sandy VanderburghProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Rajiv JhangianiVice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or designateEx officio
Leeann WaddingtonEducational DeveloperAugust 31, 2022

2018 / 2019

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Elizabeth WorobecDeanProvost appointment
Nadia HenwoodUniversity Registrar or designateAugust 31, 2022
Herbie AtwalAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2021
Christina WilcoxStudentAugust 31, 2019
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Randal ThiessenFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
Parthiphan KrishnanFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Jen AdamsFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2021
Laurel TienFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2022
Gregory HarrisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2020
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Anton KietaiblMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2021
Paola GavilanezWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2020
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Leanne MacKenziefaculty Member, Co-operative EducationAugust 31, 2020
 faculty Member, Library 
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, Academic or designateEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and Learning or designateEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity RegistrarEx officio

2017 / 2018

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Elizabeth WorobecDeanProvost appointment
Nadia HenwoodRepresentative, Office of the RegistrarAugust 31, 2019
Herbie Atwal, SenatorAcademic AdvisorAugust 31, 2018
Sheamus CollinsStudentAugust 31, 2018
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Denise Nielson, SenatorFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
Parthiphan KrishnanFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2020
Leanne MacKenzieFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2020
Leeann Waddington, SenatorFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2018
Gregory HarrisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2020
Ron MurrayFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2020
Doug FletcherMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2019
Paola Gavilanez, SenatorWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2020
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Leanne MacKenziefaculty Member, Co-operative EducationAugust 31, 2020
Linda Rogersfaculty Member, LibraryJune 30, 2018
David Burns, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity RegistrarEx officio

2016 / 2017

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
George MelvilleChancellorEx officio
Alan DavisPresidentEx officio
Jane FeeDeputy ProvostEx officio
Diane PurveyDeanProvost appointment
Elizabeth WorobecDeanProvost appointment
Nadia HenwoodRepresentative, Office of the RegistrarRegistrar appointment
Herbie AtwalSenator and Educational AdvisorAugust 31, 2018
Caitlin McCutchenSenator and StudentAugust 31, 2017
Brenda SnaithSenatorAugust 31, 2017
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Denise NielsonFaculty of Academic & Career PreparationAugust 31, 2019
David BurnsFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2017
Leanne MacKenzieFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2020
Leeanne WaddingtonFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2019
Gregory HarrisFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2017
 Faculty of Trades and Technology 
Doug FletcherMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2019
Michael PopeWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2017
NON-VOTINGROLETERM END
Khairunnisa AliCo-operative EducationAugust 31, 2017
Linda RogersLibraryAugust 31, 2017
Jennifer Au, ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Sal FerrerasProvost and Vice-President, AcademicEx officio
Stephanie ChuVice-Provost, Teaching and LearningEx officio
Zena MitchellUniversity RegistrarEx officio

Meeting Archives

2022 / 2023

2021 / 2022

2020 / 2021

2019 / 2020

2018 / 2019

2017 / 2018

2016 / 2017

2015 / 2016

2014 / 2015

2013 / 2014

2012 / 2013

2011 / 2012

2010 / 2011

2009 / 2010

2008 / 2009

Degree Proposal Assessment Committee Archives (pre-Senate)

2007 / 2008

2006 / 2007

2005 / 2006

2004 / 2005

2003 / 2004

2002 / 2003

2001 / 2002

2000 / 2001

1999 / 2000

AGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
September 15, 1999September 15, 1999
October 5, 1999October 5, 1999
December 8, 1999December 8, 1999
January 12, 2000January 12, 2000
February 9, 2000February 9, 2000
March 8, 2000March 8, 2000
April 5, 2000April 5, 2000
May 24, 2000May 24, 2000
June 7, 2000June 7, 2000

1998 / 1999

AGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
September 9, 1998September 9, 1998
October 14, 1998October 14, 1998
November 9, 1998November 9, 1998
February 10, 1999February 10, 1999
March 14, 1999March 14, 1999
May 5, 1999May 5, 1999
June 9, 1999June 9, 1999

1997 / 1998

AGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
September 10, 1997September 10, 1997
October 8, 1997October 8, 1997
February 25, 1998February 25, 1998
May 20, 1998May 20, 1998
June 10, 1998June 10, 1998

1996 / 1997

AGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
September 11, 1996September 11, 1996
October 23, 1996October 23, 1996
November 13, 1996November 13, 1996
December 11, 1996December 11, 1996
January 15, 1997January 15, 1997
February 12, 1997February 12, 1997
March 12, 1997March 12, 1997

1995 / 1996

AGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
April 24, 1996April 24, 1996
May 29, 1996May 29, 1996