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Joint Senate Committee for NOSM

A Joint Senate Committee for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has been duly constituted by both Senates to review all academic recommendations from the Academic Council, and make recommendations to both Senates for their approval.

Membership

Lakehead University Members:
Provost and Vice-President Academic Dr. Nancy Luckai (designate) Ex-officio
Chair or a delegate from the Senate undergraduate Studies Committee (appointed for the year by USC, if different from the chair) Dr. Rachel Warburton

 

Ex-officio

 

One student selected by the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Niharika Shahi 2018-2019
One Faculty Member Dr. Birbal Singh 2018-2021
One Faculty Member who is a Senator elected by Senate  Dr. Rhonda Koster 2018-2021
One individual from Lakehead University with expertise in a health related area, elected by Lakehead Senate Dr. Sylvane Filice 2018-2021
NOSM Appointment (non-voting) Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett Ex-officio
Secretary of Senate (non-voting) Ms. Barbara H. Eccles, Legal Counsel and Interim University Secretary Ex-officio

 

Laurentian University Members:
Vice-President, Academic and Provost Dr. Celine Lariviere (designate) Ex-officio
One representative from NOSM Dr. Catherine Cervin 2018-2021
Three faculty members Dr. Abdel Omri 2015-2018
Dr. Mazen Saleh 2015-2018
Lissa Gagnon 2017-2019
One NOSM student Vacant
Secretary of Senate (non-voting) Diane Roy, Interim Registrar and Secretary Ex-officio

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The Joint Senate Committee for NOSM “JSC” has been duly constituted by both Senates to review all academic recommendations from the Academic Council and make recommendations to both Senates for their approval.

Role and Function

  1. The Committee will review only proposals approved by the Academic Council for NOSM.
  2. The Committee will be able to consult as necessary.
  3. The Committee will be able to recommend acceptance of proposals it has reviewed to the Senates of both Lakehead and Laurentian Universities.
  4. The Secretary to the Academic Council will be the Secretary to the Joint Senate Committee and provide administration assistance for this committee.
  5. Any recommendation that the Committee makes must go to both Senates and must be the same for both.
  6. Rejection or referral back of a Committee recommendation by either Senate will be deemed rejection or referral back by both Senates.
  7. Any recommendation rejected or referred back to the Committee that is subsequently revised must go back to both Senates

Appeals

Pursuant to the NOSM Policy Regarding Academic Appeals, the Academic Council Appeal Committee will be drawn from the Committee Panel and will be convened to learner appeals based on an academic decision rendered by any Northern Ontario School of Medicine (“NOSM” or “School”) program or committee under the purview of the Academic Council (the “Council”) making a promotion, withdrawal decision or finding of unprofessional behaviour.

The membership of the Committee Panel will include the Chair of the Joint Senate Committee for NOSM (or designate), who shall serve as Chair of the Committee Panel and two (2) additional members of the Joint Senate Committee appointed by the Committee for a period of two academic years, running from July 1 to June 30.  Certain terms of service may survive beyond a member’s term of appointment.

Composition

Each University will select six (6) voting members for the Joint Senate Committee for NOSM.

Laurentian Composition                      

  • 1 Vice-President Academic and Provost or designate*
  • 1 representative from NOSM
  • 3 faculty members
  • 1 NOSM Student from an Association representing NOSM Students[1]
  • Secretary of Senate, or designate (non-voting)

Lakehead Composition

  • 1 Provost and Vice President (Academic) *
  • 1 Chair or delegate from the Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee (appointed for the year by SUSC, if different from the chair)
  • 1 Faculty Senator elected by Lakehead Senate (3 year term)
  • 1 Faculty member, recommended to Senate through the Senate Nominating Committee (3 year term)
  • 1 individual from Lakehead University with expertise in a health related area, elected by Lakehead Senate. The individual may qualify through a teaching or research specialization (3 year term)
  • 1 student selected by the Lakehead University Student Union
  • Secretary of Senate or designate (non-voting)

If the Provost & Vice President (Academic) is absent, the Deputy Provost or designate may attend meetings as a voting member [if applicable]

A non-voting representative from NOSM will sit on the Committee to assist, appointed by the Dean of the Medical School.

Terms of Office

  • Faculty members:  three-year terms (renewable)
  • Student members:  one-year terms (renewable)

Organization

The Chair will be elected annually by the Committee from among voting members at the first meeting of each academic year.

The Committee may meet by video and/or audio conference.

A minimum of seven (7) days’ notice shall be given for all meetings except that a meeting may be held at any time without due notice if all members of the Committee are able to be present and/or consent thereto.

A quorum for the transaction of business at a Joint Senate Committee meeting shall be 50 % plus one         member (7 of 12) or a simple majority of the filled positions.

A member who is absent from a scheduled committee meeting more than three (3) times per academic year will have his or her membership on the committee automatically terminated unless determined otherwise by the Chair.

 v.4.0 April – May 2018 –  Revisions 2018 due to appeal changes in NOSM documents -April 5 – AC, April 26 – JSC, May 14 – Lakehead University Senate, May 15 – Laurentian University Senate

Meeting Dates

All meetings are held via site to site WebEx -Conference

  • Fall dates will be determined in September

For more information on the Joint Senate Committee for NOSM, please contact:

Gina Kennedy, DTM
Secretary to the Academic Council
Tel: (705) 662-7206
Email: gkennedy@nosm.ca