A university proposal to partner with private international college Navitas to provide an alternative first-year pathway for some international students garnered further discussion from university Senators at the governing body’s regular meeting Friday.
The move of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday.
Western Libraries faced questions from Senators having difficulty with the way the university plans to turn the page on traditional ways of housing its collection in favour of a long-planned renovation to library physical space and an expanded digital collection.
Aspiring teachers in the Faculty of Education will need higher marks to progress and graduate from Western’s two-year Bachelors of Education program.
Two longstanding groups charged with overseeing Convocation – the Convocation Board and Honorary Degrees Committee – will work together to propose improvements to the process surrounding the biannual event.
Veteran Education researcher and administrator Kathy Hibbert has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education, for a term that runs Oct. 1-June 30, 2020, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) announced this week.
University Senators said their farewells to President Amit Chakma and other departing senior leaders Friday during the governing body’s final meeting until fall.
Every day, Western firewalls turn back an average of 630,000 attempted cyber-attacks on the network – ranging from phishing attempts to brute force attacks that could otherwise compromise the university’s systems and accounts.
Western is putting forward an operating budget of $792.2 million, a plan that includes drawing $14 million from reserves to help make up a forecast 2.2-per-cent drop in revenues.
Students will be allowed to self-report absences twice in a school year without getting a doctor’s note, university Senate decided Friday.
Prospective Western students will now receive crystal-clear messages of the consequences of falsifying application details or documents.
Western expects incoming students in September to have high school graduating averages no lower than 83.5 per cent. That threshold, similar to last September’s, will continue to make Western’s admission standards one of the highest in the country.
Lower base spending will have to take place at Western – both institutionally and at the unit level – as the impact of tuition rollbacks ripples through campus budget planning, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President Academic, told university Senate Friday.
Western continues to move in the right direction in carrying out its commitment to employment equity in faculty hiring, Karen Campbell, Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty), told university Senate Friday.
Weather-related university closings – like weather forecasting itself – is not an exact science, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), told university Senate Friday.
Sam Trosow is “walking on air” following news of his appointment to Western’s Board of Governors. Yet, having served as a member of Senate for two terms, he is well aware of the occasional moments of tension between the university’s bicameral governing bodies.
Western students who use a name other than their legal name will soon be allowed to use that preference on everything from campus email to their diploma. It is a move, university officials say, that promotes a more inclusive community. “This is an issue that has been...
Sunday mid-term exams will be reintroduced, for just three weekends per term, during an 18-month trial period that will start during this winter term.
A second draft of Western’s proposed freedom of expression policy, dated Oct. 23, received unanimous approval from Senate Friday. The policy now goes to the Board of Governors on Nov. 29.
The large student gathering that took place on Broughdale Avenue at the end of September, during what has come to be known as “FoCo,” was among the chief topics of discussion at the October session of Senate, with issues of student safety, communal efforts towards solutions and the “protection” of Homecoming emerging as main concerns.