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Undergraduate Program Review Policy and Procedures


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Term for Summer School

Resolved that as recommended by the Senate Part-time Studies Committee, that the summer school session will normally be a six week term for full undergraduate degree courses with exceptions to the length of term of a course or courses approved by the Academic Unit and the Dean of the Faculty.

 

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Student Feedback on Teaching at Lakehead University
 

 

1.0 Preamble

Teaching is a complex and multidimensional activity.  Student feedback is important as one measure, among many, used to enhance and provide evidence of teaching quality.

2.0 Purpose

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Scheduling of Classes/Examinations

Resolved that:
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Review and Approval of Academic Programs

 

I OVERVIEW

The Policy for the Review and Approval of Academic Programs (herein referred to as the Policy) governs the review and approval of proposed new programs, major modifications, and the cyclical review of existing programs at Lakehead University.

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Removing and Reinstating Courses
 
Resolved that the following actions be taken:
 
1.    Procedure for removing and reinstating courses from the Calendar:
 
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Professorial Lectures, Inaugural

The purposes of the Inaugural Professorial Lectures are to enhance generally the academic ambience of the University, to share knowledge broadly with the University and local community, and to be a recognition and celebration of faculty members who have been promoted to the rank of full professor.
 
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Professor-Produced Materials for Course Requirements, Use of
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Professor Emeritus
 

1. The title shall be offered to all those who retire from full-time academic life while holding the rank of Professor or Associate Professor at Lakehead University, provided that they have served the University in a full-time academic capacity for a period of not less than ten years.
2. Candidates who do not meet all of the above requirements may also be nominated.
3. The title as such shall carry with it no remuneration, no formal duties and no voting rights.
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Professor Emeriti, Services
 
In addition to any arrangements a Professor Emeritus might be able to make with his/her former Department or School, the following services will be available:
 
1. Office Space
Room 5020 in the Library has been equipped with two desks and some other basic office equipment. It will be made available upon request to the Vice-President (Academic) on a month-to-month basis for use on academic projects.
 
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Professional Associate
 
The granting of the title “Professional Associate” reflects some mutually beneficial professional association between the University and the candidate.  

The title “Professional Associate” may be granted for any of the following purposes:
·        To recognize the sharing of professional expertise;
 
·        To recognize the importance of liaison with professional organizations, communities or agencies;
 
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Enrolment Caps

Preamble
 
Enrolment in courses will be capped only when deemed necessary. Once a cap has been set, additional sections of a course should not be established until the approved cap has been reached.
 
Principles
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English Proficiency (Admissions)
 
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied in an English language school system for more than three full years will be required to present proof of English facility.

English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum acceptable score is 550;

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum acceptable score is 90.

Units may require higher scores.

 

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Cotutelle Policy

 

Introduction:

Lakehead University’s Academic Plan 2012-17 lists “Expand our International Reach” as a priority.  The university is actively recruiting students at both the undergraduate and graduate level as part of this expansion.  As part of this expanded reach Lakehead University needs to look to other mechanisms of establishing international relationships.  One mechanism to do so is to establish a cotutelle policy. 

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Calendar Changes - Required Information
 
 
The academic units concerned should be reminded that the Senate Standing Committees have requested that academic units, when submitting proposed course or program changes, provide the required documentation related to:
  1. Confirmation that the proposed changes have been approved by the Faculty Council where applicable.
     
  2. Academic viability and significance of the proposed changes.
     
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Articulation Agreement Policy and Procedures


For the purposes of this policy Articulation Agreement will be defined as:

A joint academic program agreement struck between a Faculty/program of Lakehead University and a Faculty/program of an accredited community college.

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Adjunct Professor

 

The granting of the title “Adjunct Professor” reflects some mutually beneficial scholarly association between the University and the candidate.

The title “Adjunct Professor” may be granted for any of the following purposes:

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