Task Force begins community consultations
Queen’s Senate Academic Planning Task Force will be listening intently to the campus community during the month of March.
In addition to feedback posted on its interactive website, the task force will make presentations and meet with a number of student and faculty groups to solicit input on the university’s evolving Academic Plan.
A town hall meeting on “Writing” takes place Monday March 7 in Ellis Hall Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30pm. “What is the best way to integrate the teaching and learning of writing with the learning of specific disciplines?” That was one of three questions discussed by senators, observers and visitors in an informal session at the February meeting of University Senate.
“Through a series of town halls, faculty boards and other consultations, we hope to engage the Queen's community in a dialogue about our proposed pillars for the Academic Plan,” says Task Force member Petra Fachinger (German, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies). “Nothing is cast in stone, and indeed these pillars may be remodeled as a result of community input.”
The Senate Academic Planning website provides continuing updates on proposed content of the plan, as well as details of upcoming events. Visitors to the site are encouraged to submit online feedback related to each section, as well as their overall comments.
The task force aims to produce a first draft of the plan by the end of April and a final report to Senate in September.