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 THE UNIVERSITY  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BCV6T1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 24, 2004
Attendance
Present: Dr. M. C. Piper (Chair), Mr. A. McEachern (Chancellor), Vice President L.
Whitehead, Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. B. Ahmadian, Mr. R. Affleck, Dr. B. Bemmels, Dr. J. D.
Berger, Dean M. A. Bobinski, Prof. C. Boyle, Mr. P. T. Brady, Dr. J. Brander, Dr. M.
Cameron, Dr. J. Carolan, Dr. E. Dean, Dr. J. Dennison, Mr. M. Edgar, Ms. G. Eom, Dr.
D. Fielding, Ms. M. Friesen, Dean N. Gallini, Principal J. H. V. Gilbert, Ms. T. Gillespie,
Dean F. Granot, Dr. D. Granot, Mr. S. Haffey, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Dean J. Hepburn,
Associate Vice President J. Hutton, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. J. Johnson, Ms. P. Liu, Ms. D.
Loo, Mr. R. Lowe, Mr. G. Martin, Ms. S. Martz, Mr. W. McNulty, Mr. J. Mistry, Dr. P.
Mosca, Dean D. Muzyka, Dr. D. Paterson, Mr. G. Paton, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C.
Quinlan, Mr. D. Riendl, Acting Associate Vice President and Registrar D. Robinson, Mr.
J. Rogers, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Dean J. Saddler, Prof. J. Sarra, Dean R. Sindelar, Dr. B.
Stelck, Dr. D. Steyn, Mr. N. Taylor, Dr. R. C. Tees, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. H. van Vuuren,
Mr. D. Verma, Dr. R. Windsor-Liscombe, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Dean E. H. K. Yen, Mr.
D. Younan.
By Invitation: Mr. J. Redmond, Vice President, UBC Properties Trust; Prof. R. Gardiner,
Department of Theatre, Film, & Creative Writing.
Regrets: Dr. L. Brinton, Mr. N. Broekhuizen, Dr. B. Crawford, Dr. L. Gunderson, Dr. R.
Harrison, Dr. R. Irwin, Dr. R. Kerekes, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. V. LeMay, Mr. J. Liu, Mr. T.
P. T. Lo, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. K. MacQueen, Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. B. Rodrigues, Dr.
A. Rose, Dr. C. Shields, Dean G. Stuart, Dr. J. Thompson, Dean R. Tierney, Ms. M. Tull,
Dr. R. Wilson, Mr. D. Yokom.
The President called the meeting to order.
Vol. 2004/05 04/05 - 29
 Vancouver Senate 04/05 - 30
Minutes of November 24,2004
Acting Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
Acting Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
The President informed members of Senate that Mr. Brian Silzer had taken a leave from
his duties for approximately three months and that he was expected to return prior to the
February 2005 meeting of Senate. President Piper welcomed Ms. Deborah Robinson as
Acting Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Tees l        That the minutes of the meeting of October
Dr. Berger i       20, 2004 be approved as circulated.
Carried.
Remarks from the Chair and Related Questions
NOVEMBER CONGREGATION
The President reminded members of Senate that four graduation ceremonies had taken
place on November 24, and that an additional four ceremonies were scheduled for the
following day. A total of 2,558 students were to graduate from their respective degree and
diploma programs. President Piper encouraged members of Senate to attend one or more
ceremonies to celebrate along with the graduates and their families.
TRIPS TO OTTAWA
The President described a recent trip to Ottawa to attend an annual event hosted by the
National Arts Centre. President Piper was pleased to participate in a round table
discussion about generating increased public and government support for the creative and
performing arts.
The President was scheduled to return to Ottawa in early December, accompanied by
UBC Deans, to attend an event for Members of Parliament to discuss the role of
universities in Canada and that of UBC in particular. The President was hopeful that
discussions
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Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
initiated at this event would inform the following federal budget, which was scheduled for
delivery in early 2005.
Candidates for Degrees and Diplomas
The Acting Secretary presented the list of candidates for degrees and diplomas.
Dean Isaacson i        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
Dean Granot i       as approved by the Faculties and Schools, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they
were recommended, effective November 2004,
and that the Registrar, in consultation with the
Deans and the Chair of Senate, be empowered
to make any necessary adjustments.
Carried.
From the Board of Governors
Senate received notice that the following recommendations from Senate had been
approved, subject, where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be
implemented without formal reference to the President; and that the Deans and Heads
concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of
such new programs.
September 2004 Meeting of Senate
i.      Change in name from the Centre for the Study of Government and Business to
the Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business;
ii.      Change in name from the Brain and Spinal Cord Research Centre to the Brain
Research Centre;
iii.      Establishment of the CN Chair in Transportation and International Logistics;
iv.      The transfer of responsibility for the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Master of
Engineering programs from the Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Applied Science respectively.
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Minutes of November 24,2004
Academic Building Needs Committee
Academic Building Needs Committee
REPORT ON COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Note: This report was continued from the October 20, 2004 meeting.
As Chair of the Committee, Dr. Stelck resumed the report. He noted that Senate had not
received a report from the Committee in several years. Although members of the
Committee represented the Senate on the President's Planning and Property Advisory
Committee (PPPAC), the general feeling was that Campus & Community Planning and
the UBC Properties Trust were most actively involved in PPPAC operations. Academic
Building Needs Committee members had expressed concern about being asked to approve
projects at PPPAC meetings with little advance notice or background information and, in
response, PPPAC had improved its procedures to address this concern.
Dr. Stelck noted that members of Senate would recall a time when Senate debated in some
detail the relative merits of individual building proposals. It was his opinion that the
University had outgrown this model, primarily due to the large number of projects for
consideration. He encouraged interested members of Senate to visit the Land and Building
Services website at http://www.lbs.ubc.ca for a complete list of capital projects, including
funding sources and approval status.
The Chair recognized Mr. Joe Redmond, Vice President, UBC Properties Trust. Mr.
Redmond proceeded to give an overview of UBC construction priorities and the status of
each major project. He stated that the UBC Properties Trust endeavoured to improve the
campus community through the addition of housing and community services and to build
long-term wealth through residential development. The improved community would
attract larger numbers of students, faculty, and staff to live on campus, thereby reducing
commuter trips.
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Academic Building Needs Committee
Mr. Redmond showed a map of the UBC campus overlaid on a map of the downtown
Vancouver core, noting that the two areas were approximately the same size. He gave a
status report on each of the major capital projects, including the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre, an Olympic skating rink, and a renewal project for the Museum of
Anthropology. The Michael Smith Building and the Life Sciences Centre were two key
buildings that had recently been completed.
Discussion
In response to a question from Ms. Martz about security for a planned underground
transit station, Mr. Redmond stated that security issues would be carefully considered
during the design phase of the project. In response to a question from Ms. Eom about the
demand for study space, Mr. Redmond stated that UBC Properties Trust worked under
the direction of the Faculties to address this important need. In response to a question
from Mr. Paton, Mr. Redmond stated that individuals or groups interested in operating
businesses in new or planned buildings should contact UBC Properties Trust.
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe made comments on the importance of balancing the needs of arts
and science disciplines as the University community moved forward with capital
development.
Dr. Dennison recalled that, in decades past, the Senate had performed an important role
in decisions to deploy discretionary funding for building projects. He noted that the
funding sources for new projects had changed recently, such that much of the funding for
new projects came from donors. He questioned the role of Senate in building needs
decisions, and asked whether it made sense for the Academic Building Needs Committee
to continue to exist under its current terms of reference. Dr. Stelck agreed that it was
important that
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Academic Building Needs Committee
the Committee not act as a "rubber stamp", but that its members actively participate in
PPPAC discussions about academic space priorities.
In response to a question from Dr. Steyn about the necessity of a new parking structure in
light of a desire to reduce automobile traffic to campus, Mr. Redmond agreed that the
reduction of single-occupant-vehicle traffic remained an important goal. Transit ridership
to campus had increased by approximately 40% in the previous year following the
introduction of the student U-Pass. The new parking structure was intended to partially
replace parking spaces that had been lost due to other construction projects. President
Piper stated that the Board of Governors had recently received a detailed report on
parking that demonstrated that, even considering the new parking facility, there was to be
a net decrease in parking spaces on campus. The President reminded members of Senate
that parking structures were built as self-sustaining operations that did not require
support from general purpose operating funds. Mr. Edgar pointed out that many of the
parking spaces lost were in the reasonably-priced "B Lots," while parking in the new
facility would likely be considerably more expensive. He requested that affordability for
students be taken into consideration. Ms. Gillespie stated that, as on-campus parking
costs increased, more students chose to park close to campus and commute. The resulting
parked cars constituted an inconvenience to neighbouring residents.
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe and Dean Quayle emphasized the need for an overall long term
plan for academic space needs. Dean Quayle suggested that the Academic Building Needs
Committee could advocate for the connection between the academic vision and
institutional and non-institutional use of space. She suggested that the Committee be
involved in the planning and implementation of the University Town project.
The President thanked Dr. Stelck and Mr. Redmond for the report.
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Minutes of November 24,2004
Curriculum Committee
Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
On behalf of the Committee, Dr. Bemmels presented for approval the proposal for a low-
residency, distance education delivery mode for the Master of Fine Arts (M. F. A.) in
Creative Writing.
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe     l        That Senate approve the curriculum proposal
Dean Granot J       from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
In response to a query from Mr. Haffey, Dr. Bemmels stated that program application
procedures and deadlines were published on a website separate from the Calendar so that
this information could be more readily updated.
Mr. Taylor asked why the tuition fees for the distance education delivery mode were
higher than for the in situ version of the program. Upon invitation by Dr. Bemmels,
Professor Gardiner stated that the department intended to recover all costs through
student tuition. Dr. Bemmels reminded members of Senate that tuition fee levels were
approved by the Board of Governors and did not constitute part of the Curriculum
Committee's review.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee
Principal Gilbert presented the reports, as Chair of the Committee.
VICE CHAIR OF SENATE
Principal Gilbert l        That Senate elect Dr. Herbert J. Rosengarten
Dr. Windsor-Liscombe     i        as V*ce Chair of Senate until August 31, 2005.
Carried.
Members of Senate expressed their appreciation through applause.
SENATE COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The Committee recommended the following revisions to Senate Committee membership:
1. Academic Policy Committee: Add Mr. Sean Haffey to replace Mr. Edward
Greathed.
2. Agenda Committee: Add Mr. Jitesh Mistry to replace Mr. Mike Yung and add
Ms Marnee Tull to replace Mr. Nathan Taylor.
3. Appeals on Academic Standing: Add Ms Torill Gillespie to replace Mr. Jitesh
Mistry.
4. Budget: Add Professor Janis Sarra to fill vacancy (LGIC) and add Dr. Douw
Steyn to fill vacancy.
5. Continuing Studies: Add Ms Debbie Loo to fill vacancy.
6. Liaison with Post Secondary Committee: Add Mr. Sean Haffey to replace Mr.
Edward Greathed.
7. Teaching and Learning Committee - Add Dr. Douw Steyn to replace Dr. Paul
Harrison.
8. Tributes Committee: Add Mr. Bijan Ahmadian to replace Mr. Mike Yung.
9. Representative to St. Mark's College: Add Mr. Sean Haffey.
Principal Gilbert l        That Senate accept the recommendations of the
Dean Isaacson i        Nominating Committee with respect to Senate
Committee membership.
Carried.
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Tributes Committees
ELECTION OF STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Principal Gilbert l        That Senate elect Mr. Bijan Ahmadian and Mr.
Dr. Rosengarten J        Diaa Younan to fill two vacancies for student
representatives on the Nominating Committee.
Carried.
Tributes Committees
MEMORIAL MINUTES
Dr. Thorne presented the following memorial minutes, as Chair of the Committee.
Betty Howard
1923-2004
Dr. Betty Howard served Senate as a Representative of the Joint Faculties from 1972
to 1975.
Dr. Howard retired from UBC in 1988 as an Assistant Professor Emerita of Physics
and Astronomy. Her career at UBC began in 1953 when she was hired as a sessional
lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (then Physics); and she was
appointed Assistant Professor in 1965.
Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Howard held the Canadian Ellis Fellowship from the
International Federation of University Women in Leiden, Holland. Dr, Howard was
an officer of the Canadian Association of Physicists, the American Association of
Physics Teachers and the B.C. Science and Technology Centre. In addition to serving
on the UBC Senate, Dr, Howard was involved for many years with timetable
organization and registration of first year Science students.
James Macoun Kennedy
1928-2004
Dr. James M. Kennedy served on the University of British Columbia Senate from 1969
to 1975 as a Representative of Joint Faculties.
After more than a decade working with Atomic Energy of Canada, Dr. Kennedy
joined UBC in January 1966 as the Director of the Computing Centre, a position he
held until June 1980. In addition, he became a professor in the Department of
Computer Science in 1968. From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Kennedy served in the President's
Office as Vice-President of University Services. As well as a valuable mem-
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
ber of the UBC community, Dr. Kennedy was a founding member of the Canadian
Information Processing Society, He served as an officer of the Canadian Mathematical
Association, the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Canadian Applied
Mathematics Association; and as a board member of Vancouver Community College
and the Management Advisory Council of BC Colleges and Provincial Institutes.
Dr. Thorne l        That the memorial minutes for Dr. Betty
Dr. Berger J       Howard and Dr. James M. Kennedy be entered
into the Minutes of Senate and that copies be
sent to the family of the deceased.
Carried.
Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
CHANGE IN NAME FOR THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Vice President Whitehead presented a proposal to change the name of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The proposal was
accompanied by a report from the Faculty outlining support for the change and a
summary of consultation and discussion.
Vice President l        That Senate approve the change in name from
Whitehead J        the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences to the
Dean Quayle Faculty of Land and Food Systems, to be
abbreviated "LFS", effective February 1, 2005.
Dean Quayle stated that, although agriculture remained critical to the Faculty, the
concepts behind land, food, and community were also of central importance. She
described a trend among Canadian faculties of agricultural sciences toward updating their
names. The Faculty had consulted extensively in its search for a name that fit the Faculty,
yet did not overlap with the disciplinary areas of other Faculties and departments. The
Faculty had first proposed the new name of "Environmental and Food Sciences," a name
that was rejected due to unacceptable overlap with other Faculties. The Dean was pleased
to report that a proposal to develop an "Environmental Sciences" grouping or college
structure for
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
all environmentally-related groups had emerged from the discussion. The Deans had also
discussed a possible inter-Faculty degree in environmental sciences with several different
streams.
Dean Quayle stated that the new name was a critical component in the Faculty's plan to
refine its vision and to better promote the Faculty's exciting programs and degrees. The
use of the word "Systems" was intended to capture a sense of interrelatedness and
connection.
Dean Quayle thanked all participants in the Faculty and across campus. The Dean
expressed particular thanks to Ms. Robbin Simao, Communications Coordinator, Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences.
Discussion
Mr. Edgar thanked the Dean on behalf of his student constituents in the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences for her work on this important initiative. He recalled extensive
student participation when the consultation process first began in February 2004. Student
involvement appeared to slow down over the summer, however, with far less student
consultation occurring during the 2004/2005 academic year. Some students felt that the
new name did not represent everyone in the Faculty, and wished to request additional
consultation.
Mr. Edgar l        That the proposal to rename the Faculty of
Ms. Eom J       Agricultural Sciences be referred back to the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, through the
Office of the Vice President, Academic &
Provost, with the request that the Dean's
Office survey students and faculty members to
seek their views on possible Faculty names.
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
Mr. Edgar suggested that an e-mail or online survey of students would be appropriate. He
stated that his constituents had expressed the need to remain connected to agriculture,
and were concerned that the loss of the word "sciences" would be associated with a loss
of credibility.
Dean Quayle stated that she appreciated the challenge for students, considering the early
intensity of consultation, followed by the apparently rapid closure of the discussion and
determination of the proposed new name. She added that the Faculty had made every
effort to talk to students about the proposed change. Members of the Faculty's core team
had met with the undergraduate student society and a group of graduate students, and
had made presentations to several large class sections. The Dean stated that she
appreciated the fact that current students had chosen the Faculty based on its current
name, and they might therefore be reluctant to accept the new name.
In response to a query from Dr. Brander, Dean Quayle stated that 75 percent of
respondents in a large survey had expressed support for a change in name. Submissions
had also indicated that the word "agriculture" constituted a significant impediment,
particularly for high school students. The Dean added that, even though the Faculty's
name would change, "tag lines" used in marketing and communications materials would
continue to use the word "agriculture" when appropriate. She emphasized that the idea
was to position agriculture differently, rather than to abandon it outright.
Dean Isaacson spoke against the motion to refer, citing an expansive, inclusive
consultation process over an extended period of time. He noted that the naming issue was
complex, with external and internal needs to be considered.
In response to a question from Mr. Brady about which Faculties had opposed the use of
the name "Environmental and Food Sciences," Dean Hepburn responded that "environ-
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Reports from the Vice President, Academic & Provost
mental science" was a very broad term that encompassed a large number of UBC
activities. The Faculty of Science had been opposed to the name because of what it
considered an unacceptable level of overlap with departments like Earth and Ocean
Sciences. Dean Quayle added that the Faculty of Forestry had also opposed the
"Environmental and Food Sciences" name.
Ms. Gillespie stated that she, as a student in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, was
opposed to the proposed new name of "Land and Food Systems." Mr. Edgar read several
quotes from other students similarly opposed.
The motion to
refer failed.
Discussion on the Main Motion
Mr. Haffey expressed concern that people outside the University would not understand
the meaning of the new name, and suggested that the Faculty reconsider its choice.
Dr. Adebar suggested that the Faculty consider waiting one or two months to allow
additional time for a short survey. Dean Quayle reiterated the challenge of having a
narrow field of names from which to choose. In response to Mr. Haffey's comments, she
expressed support for the marketability of the new name, stating that the Faculty needed
to signal and lead a change in direction.
The motion to
approve the new
name was put
and carried.
The Senate Student caucus requested that the Secretary record in the Minutes its
opposition to the motion.
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Universitas 21 and U21 Global Update
Universitas 21 and U21 Global Update
The Chair recognized Dr. Michael Goldberg, Associate Vice President, International. Dr.
Goldberg had circulated copies of the Universitas 21 Annual Review 2003/2004 for
information. He recalled that Universitas 21 had been created in 1997 at the University of
Melbourne. In its second year of operation, the presidents of the then 18 member
universities had concluded that it would be most valuable to identify projects for the
consortium that would be impossible for any one of the member institutions to implement
independently. The first projects involved professional portability and the mobility of
professional students, as well as quality assurance within the consortium. These initial
projects were followed by an emphasis on online learning, which led to the creation of
U21 Pedagogica and U21 Global. The following framework of four pillars for activities
planned to take place over the next three years had been identified:
1. Global Learning;
2. Distinctive Cross-National Research;
3. Technologies and Delivery Mechanisms;
4. Public Policy and Community Engagement.
Dr. Goldberg proceeded to give highlights of activities scheduled to occur under each of
the four pillars.
Discussion
In response to a question from Mr. Brady about the U21 Global enrolment, Dr. Goldberg
stated that approximately 450 students had registered in U21 Global programs, including
one student from Canada. He emphasized that these programs were not intended for
Canadian students. In response to a further query, President Piper responded that UBC
had invested $500,000 USD in U21 Global.
Dean Muzyka reminded members of Senate that one of the intended benefits of
partnership in U21 Global was to share experience between institutions, and recalled that
he had
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Universitas 21 and U21 Global Update
been in favour of UBC involvement. He cited, however, two recent concerns. The first
concern was that several prospective U21 students had reportedly been led to believe that
they would be receiving UBC content through a U21 Global program, whereas UBC had
not been involved in the creation of the program modules. The second concern was that
U21 Global had begun attending the same recruitment fairs as its member institutions,
including UBC. The Dean stated that his preliminary understanding was that U21 Global
would tap new markets, but had found that U21 Global was in fact competing with
member institutions for the same students. Dr. Goldberg responded that he shared Dean
Muzyka's first concern about the apparent marketing of UBC content to U21 Global
students, and stated that the problematic advertising had been withdrawn. Responding to
Dean Muzyka's concern about market share, Dr. Goldberg stated that, since U21 Global
offered its programs via distance education, it did not constitute significant competition to
institutions delivering programs in situ. Dr. Goldberg added that someone had suggested
that a council of deans be established to ensure that U21 Global activities were adding
overall value.
In response to a question from Mr. Riendl, Dr. Goldberg stated that the annual
membership fees for Universitas 21 were $35,000 USD.
Dr. Gilbert stated that a recent meeting of the U21 Health Sciences Group in Brisbane
had been highly productive, and that member organizations were enjoying much
improved access to benchmarking data as a result of participation in Universitas 21. He
expressed support for Universitas 21 as having great possibilities for the future. He added
that the consortium might benefit from more direction from the institutional presidents,
and that delegates would appreciate centralized sponsorship of travel costs.
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Universitas 21 and U21 Global Update
In response to a question from Dean Isaacson on Universitas 21 membership, Dr.
Goldberg stated that both he and the President were members of the membership
committee. The consortium is limited to 25 member institutions, and the job of the
membership committee was to strategically increase membership to that upper limit. The
committee was seeking, for example, at least two additional continental European
members, as well as exploring opportunities in areas such as Latin America.
Dr. Brander asked whether there had been a financial return on UBC's initial investment.
Dr. Goldberg responded that financial gain had not been a goal of UBC's participation,
particularly considering the enormous development costs for each course module. Dr.
Goldberg stated that most member institutions expected a return in the form of learning
and experience, rather than in the form of a monetary return on investment. The
President added that one significant benefit to the University was that it had minimized
the risk involved in e-learning by sharing it among multiple partner institutions.
In response to a question from Dr. Brander about lessons learned to date, Dr. Goldberg
stated that one of the first discoveries had been that the high end e-learning market space
was relatively uninhabited. Another lesson was that, although the U21 Global e-learning
model had proven to be scaleable, its scaleability was less than originally thought. A third
lesson was that the provision of high quality service to students was absolutely essential.
In response to a question from Dean Gallini about exit strategies, Dr. Goldberg stated
that the U21 Global board had set targets for U21 Global for each of the following three
years. The initiative's degree of success in reaching those targets would help the board
determine the ongoing viability of U21 Global.
The President thanked Dr. Goldberg for his report.
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Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
Report from the Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
2004/2005 REPORT ON ENROLMENT
Ms. Robinson presented the enrolment report for information. She stated that the
University had made a number of changes to the admissions process for the 2004/2005
academic year, and that feedback from high school and college counsellors had been
excellent. Ms. Robinson added that the University had succeeded in meeting its enrolment
targets for the first time in the preceding three years.
In response to a request from Dr. Paul Harrison, Ms. Robinson agreed to circulate at a
future meeting of Senate a report showing how registration statistics compared to
enrolment targets.
Tributes Committee - in camera
CANDIDATES FOR HONORARY DEGREES
The President announced that the remainder of the Senate session would take place in
camera, and requested that all visitors leave.
Dr. Thorne circulated a list of candidates for honorary degrees to be conferred at
graduation ceremonies to take place in 2005. She reminded members of Senate that the
candidates were usually selected because they have brought honour to UBC. She
emphasized the confidential nature of the list of nominees, since not all nominees would
be willing or able to attend a ceremony to accept the degree.
Dr. Thorne l        That Senate approve the list of candidates for
Dean Granot i        honorary degrees, as presented by the Tributes
Committee.
Carried.
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Adjournment
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of
the Senate was scheduled for December 15, 2004.

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