Senate Micro-Credential Committee

Mandate

The Senate Micro-Credential Committee (SMC) is a subcommittee of the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum (SSCC). In support of  AC15 Micro-credentials policy and procedure, SMC is the body which has the subject expertise to recommend approval of micro-credential proposals, in accordance with criteria set out in the policy and by the Senate Standing Committee on Curriculum.

The Senate Micro-credential Committee (SMC) is a SSCC subcommittee with a mandate to:

  1. Create and make available a micro-credential outline form.
  2. SMC will oversee an expedited approval process for micro-credentials.
  3. Review micro-credential outlines and make recommendations for approval by the provost for non-credit-bearing micro-credentials or by the provost, SSCC and Senate for micro-credentials that are credit-bearing or embedded within credit-bearing courses or programs or recognized as requisite for KPU courses or degree requirements.
  4. Review micro-credentials that have not been offered for a period of two years and recommended by the provost for discontinuance.
  5. Regularly provide a report of all reviewed credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing micro-credentials to SSCC.
  6. Review the criteria for micro-credentials and make recommendations for revision to SSCC.
  7. Review periodically the mandate, membership composition, and processes of the SMC, and make recommendations to SSCC concerning these matters as appropriate.
  8. Make recommendations for amendments to AC15, Micro-credentials policy and procedures as they pertain to micro-credentials.
  9. Other duties as assigned by Senate.

Membership Composition

Chair: Elected by the committee for a three-year term

The SMC will have an elected chair from among the following members:

Voting Members

  • One faculty member from each Faculty
  • One representative from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • One representative from Continuing and Professional Studies
  • One decanal representative

Non-Voting

  • Vice-Chair of Senate
  • University Registrar or designate

Terms of Office

  • Faculty members: three-year term

The Chair will inform the committee if a member’s absences exceed three meetings. The committee will discuss the situation and the chair, in conjunction with the committee, may declare the position vacant.

2023–2024 Membership

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sharmen LeeDecanal RepresentativeAugust 31, 2025
Nadine SiribanRepresentative, Continuing and Professional StudiesAugust 31, 2026
Meredith LairdRepresentative, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2026
FACULTY MEMBERS  
Anjela GodberFaculty of Academic and Career PreparationAugust 31, 2026
Victoria NicholsonFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2025
Jovita VytasekFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2025
 Faculty of Health 
Daniel AnvariFaculty of HorticultureAugust 31, 2025
John Singh, ChairFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Wiktor TutlewskiMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2025
 Wilson School of Design 
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Catherine Schwichtenberg, Vice-ChairVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio

2023–2024 Meeting Schedule

Location: All meetings will be over MS Teams.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SUBMISSION DEADLINEMEETING DATEAGENDA PACKAGEAPPROVED MINUTES
Wednesday, September 13, 2023Friday, September 22, 2023 (cancelled)  
Wednesday, September 27, 2023Friday, October 6, 2023October 6, 2023October 6, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023Friday, October 20, 2023October 20, 2023October 20, 2023
Wednesday, October 25, 2023Friday, November 3, 2023 (cancelled)  
Wednesday, November 8, 2023Friday, November 17, 2023November 17, 2023November 17, 2023
Wednesday, November 22, 2023Friday, December 1, 2023December 1, 2023December 1, 2023
Wednesday, January 3, 2024Friday, January 12, 2024 (cancelled)  
Wednesday, January 17, 2024Friday, January 26, 2024 (cancelled)  
Wednesday, January 31, 2024Friday, February 9, 2024February 9, 2024February 9, 2024
Wednesday, February 14, 2024Friday, February 23, 2024February 23, 2024February 23, 2024
Wednesday, February 28, 2024Friday, March 8, 2024March 8, 2024March 8, 2024
Wednesday, March 13, 2024Friday, March 22, 2024March 22, 2024March 22, 2024
Wednesday, April 3, 2024Friday, April 12, 2024April 12, 2024April 12, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024Friday, April 26, 2024April 26, 2024April 26, 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024Friday, May 10, 2024May 10, 2024May 10, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024Friday, May 24, 2024May 24, 2024May 24, 2024

Membership Archives

2022-2023

VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Sharmen LeeDecanal RepresentativeAugust 31, 2025
Winnie WongRepresentative, Continuing and Professional StudiesAugust 31, 2025
David BurnsRepresentative, Provost and Vice-President, AcademicAugust 31, 2025
FACULTY MEMBERS  
 Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation 
Victoria Johnston-HatchFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2025
Jovita VytasekFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2025
 Faculty of Health 
Daniel AnvariFaculty of Horticulture and ScienceAugust 31, 2025
John SinghFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Wiktor TutlewskiMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2025
Carley Hodgkinson, Vice-ChairWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
NON-VOTING MEMBERSROLETERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of SenateEx officio
Nadia HenwoodUniversity RegistrarEx officio

2021–2022

VOTINGROLEFACULTYTERM END
 Faculty memberFaculty of Academic and Career Preparation 
 Faculty memberFaculty of Arts 
Jovita VytasekFaculty memberFaculty of Educational Support and DevelopmentAugust 31, 2025
Daniel AnvariFaculty memberFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2025
Sharon Leitch JossFaculty memberFaculty of HealthAugust 31, 2025
Wiktor TutlewskiFaculty memberMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2025
John SinghFaculty memberFaculty of Trades and TechnologyAugust 31, 2025
Carley HodgkinsonFaculty memberWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2025
David BurnsRepresentative,
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
 August 31, 2025
Diana ChristieRepresentative,
Continuing and Professional Studies
 August 31, 2025
Sharmen LeeDecanal Representative August 31, 2025
NON VOTINGROLEFACULTYTERM END
Amy JeonVice-Chair of Senate Ex officio
Zena MitchellUniversity Registrar or designate Ex officio

2020–2021

VOTINGDEPARTMENTFACULTYTERM END
Amir Azaron, ChairBusiness QuantsMelville School of BusinessAugust 31, 2023
Allyson RozellMathematicsFaculty of Science and HorticultureAugust 31, 2023
Mariana GatezvaSociologyFaculty of ArtsAugust 31, 2023
Victor MartinezProduct DesignWilson School of DesignAugust 31, 2023
NON-VOTING ROLETERM END
Masako Ishihara Academic AdvisorAugust 31, 2023
David Burns Vice-Chair of SenateEx officio

Meeting Archives

 

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