Senate Caucus Biweekly Report for Jan 4-23, 2016

Read the report here. Read the highlights after the jump.

January 24, 2017 | Rene Iwo | The Senators' blog


The Winter term has started and the Senators have also begun with Round 2! Here is the first biweekly report of the term! You can also find our previous biweekly reports here.

A few highlights:

  • We discussed progress the Senators have made in advocating for a Fall Reading Break. The Faculty of Engineering, however, has raised a valid concern regarding their accreditation mandating a specific number of teaching days that might be compromised with the implementation of a Reading Break in the Fall term.
  • We again discussed governance reform at McGill, in relation to the Senate Question on University Governance Best Practices that was submitted to the January 2017 Senate meeting.
  • We discussed final exam deferrals. It seems that the pilot project for exam deferrals did not create a spike in deferrals compared to previous semesters.

Minutes of each Senate Caucus meeting is available upon request via email.

If you’re interested in attending a Senate Caucus meeting to learn more about what the Senators do, feel free to email me (the UA Secretary) to get more information. Senate Caucus meetings are held every Monday at 6:30 PM in the SSMU Office.