Senate Mandate

The powers and responsibilities of the Senate shall be as follows:

Subject to the control and jurisdiction of the Corporation, to govern the academic work and life of the University.

To prepare and recommend plans and policies for the academic development of the University, including by way of example, the following:

  • areas of study,
  • organization of academic activities (such as faculties, divisions, programmes and departments),
  • graduate studies policy,
  • methods of teaching and study,
  • educational standards,
  • library and other academic services,
  • conduct of examinations,
  • recommending to Convocation the granting of all degrees in course,
  • nature of all scholarships, fellowships and awards,
  • admissions,
  • size and composition of faculty.

Senate Document

Responsibilities of Departmental Chairpersons (PDF)
Senate 317 – April 23, 1990

Senate Committees

All links are PDF files.

Academic Appeals Committee

Academic Integrity Committee

Academic Review Committee

Academic Standing and Admissions Policy Committee (ASAP)

Ad Hoc Committee of Senate on Education for Sustainable Development at Bishop’s

Continuing Education Committee

Experiential Learning Committee

Graduate Studies Committee

Institutional Repository Committee

Ombudsperson Selection Committee

Research Ethics Committee (Policy on the Responsible Conduct of Research)

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Reconciliation and Decolonization

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Senate By-Laws and Policies

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the Review of the Student Teaching Evaluation Instrument

Senate Ad-Hoc Committee for the EWP/Writing Centre

Senate Committee on Prizes

Senate Committee on Statistics

Senate Committee on Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services

Senate e-Learning Committee

Senate Library Committee

Senate Nominating Committee

Senate Planning Committee

Senate Program Academic Review Committee (SPARC)

Senate Research Committee

Senate Research Space Committee

Senate Teaching and Learning Centre Initiative Committee (TLCI)

Senate Teaching Evaluation Committee

Senate Timetable Committee