Nipissing University. Senate

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Nipissing University. Senate

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Academic Senate

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1973-

History

The Senate is one of the two governing bodies of Nipissing University (the other being the Board of Governors), and is responsible for academic policy. Originally, when it was an affiliated college of Laurentian University of Sudbury, Nipissing College's academic programs were overseen by Laurentian's Senate, of which Nipissing College's Principal/President George Zytaruk was a member. In 1973, Nipissing College established a Senate of its own, which was bound by the terms of the affiliation agreement to ensure that the College's academic programs were congruent with those of Laurentian University. When Nipissing College received its university charter in 1992 and became Nipissing University, the Nipissing University Act re-established the Senate as one of the two branches of governance of the new University.

Places

North Bay, Ont. (1973-)

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

The mandate of the Senate is to establish the educational policies of the university and make recommendations to the Board of Governors regarding any matter of academic concern to the university. The Senate's authority derives from the Nipissing University Act (1992).

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Nipissing University. Board of Governors (1967-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0013

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1973-

Description of relationship

The Board of Governors and the Senate are the two bodies in Nipissing University's bicameral governance system.

Related entity

Nipissing University (1967-)

Identifier of the related entity

NUCCASC-AR0014

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1973-

Description of relationship

The Senate is one of the two governing bodies of Nipissing University.

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

NUCCASC-AR0040

Institution identifier

Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created March 18, 2015 by Peter Houston

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Nipissing University. "Governance." Accessed March 19, 2015. http://www.nipissingu.ca/about-us/governance/Pages/default.aspx

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