The Executive Committee of Senate has been monitoring the disruption of academic activities resulting from the strike by CUPE 3903 that began on November 6, 2008. It has been doing so in accordance with the Senate Policy on the Academic Implications of Disruptions or Cessations of University Business Due to Labour Disputes or Other Causes(http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/document.php?document=70).
Professor Brenda Spotton Visano
Chair of Senate
*For information on academic activities that are suspended or are continuing, please see the document “Suspension of Academic Activities Beginning November 6 Definition, Suspensions and Exceptions” posted on the University Secretariat Websitehttp://www.yorku.ca/secretariat
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 is the 7th day of the strike. Senate policy deems that a disruption of 7 days means that:
1. all suspended Fall term half-courses and courses running on more compressed schedules will require some remediation*;
2. the exact nature of the remediation for these courses will depend on the length of the disruption;
3. remediation will be overseen by Senate Executive, and reflect recommendations from the Vice-President Academic and Provost, Faculties and the Registrar;
4. Senate Executive’s guidance to those responsible for remediation will be based on the principles of the Disruptions policy: academic integrity, fairness to students, and timely information.
Senate Executive will continue to monitor the situation in accordance with its responsibilities defined by the “Disruptions” policy. Those having items of business for Senate Executive arising from the disruption should contact the Committee’s Secretary, Harriet Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org).