Policy abstracts

Preamble

The policies of Senate are found in three places: here among these abstracts; in the Academic Calendar; and, in the record of the minutes of Senate meetings.  A project has been undertaken to codify policies according to a consistent template.  Where the policies below are numbered, these policies have been codified.  Other policies are included here for quick reference.  The list presented is by no means exhaustive.  Should you have any questions concerning Senate policies, please contact Senate and Curriculum Services at 604.827.0003.

The policies of the Board of Governors can be found here.

Category Title Policy number Effective date
Academic Policy Definition of Full-Time Status for Undergraduate Students 15 Apr. 1998
System-Wide Academic Policy Development 22 Mar. 2006
Graduate Student Leaves of Absence V-302 1 Dec. 2020
Graduate Student Parental Accommodation V-303 17 Oct. 2012
Academic Concession V-135 1 Sep. 2020
Labour Disruption Policy 22 Nov. 2019
Academic Accommodation for all Students’ Religious Observances and for the Cultural Observances of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students ***Note: J-136 succeeds UBC Policy 65: Religious Holidays to provide accommodations for students in these circumstances.*** J-136 1 Sep. 2020
Awards Student Awards V-200 Discontinued and replaced by V-200.1
Student Awards V-200.1 1 Sept. 2018
Student Awards V-200.2 1 Sept 2019
Administration and Personnel Format, Development and Administration of Senate Policies V-1 01 Jan. 2010
Emeritus Status V-250.2 16  Dec. 2015
Faculty Retirement and Post-Retirement Policy (Draft) 22 Jan. 2003
Student Evaluation of Teaching 16 May 2007
Third Party Recruiting Guidelines replaced by J-55
Admissions Admission Based on Interim Grades for Applicants following Canadian Extra-Provincial Curricula J-51 Discontinued and replaced by J-51.1
Admission Based on Interim Grades for Applicants following Canadian Extra-Provincial Curricula J-51.1 16 May 2018
Admission Based on Interim Grades for Applicants following Canadian Extra-Provincial Curricula J-51 02 Mar. 2011
Admission for Secondary School Applicants following the BC/Yukon Curriculum J-52 Discontinued and replaced by J-52.1
Admission for Secondary School Applicants following the BC/Yukon Curriculum J-52.1 Discontinued and replaced by J-52.2
Admission for Secondary School Applicants following the BC/Yukon Curriculum J-52.1 Discontinued and replaced by J-52.2
Admission for Secondary School Applicants following the BC/Yukon Curriculum J-52.2 16 May 2018
Course-specific Minima for Secondary School Applicants J-53 Discontinued and replaced by J-53.1
Course-specific Minima for Secondary School Applicants J-53.1 16 May 2018
Admission for British Columbia Youth in Care  J-54 17 Feb. 2016
Third-party Recruitment Agreements J-55 27 Oct. 2016
Admission for Secondary School Applicants following the BC/Yukon Curriculum V-52 Discontinued and replaced by J-52
Prior Learning Assessment 23 Feb. 2000
Student Appeals Academic Standing Appeal Procedures
Disciplinary Appeal Procedures 01 Jul. 2007
Degrees, Programs, and Courses Approval of Certificate Programs 27 Feb. 2008
Co-operative Education Programs 19 May 2004
Degree Names and Parchments 01 Oct. 1997
Evaluation of Joint Degree Proposals 01 Apr. 2000
Naming of Master’s Degrees 20 Apr. 2005
Professional Conduct for Social Work Students 19 Apr. 2006
Writing and Communication Skills 16 Apr. 2008
Content and Distribution of Course Syllabi V-130 16 Jan. 2019
Examinations Student Conduct during Examinations J-101 01 Sep. 2012
Examination Hardships and Clashes V-102 01 Sep. 2021
Term and Formal Examination Scheduling V-125 01 Sep. 2020
Sudden Examination Disruption Procedures 15 Oct. 2003
Use of the Formal Examination Periods V-103 17 Oct. 2012
Faculties and Schools Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Council Membership 01 Jul. 2011
Membership in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 16 May 2007
Reviews of Administrative Units 18 May 1983
Voting Membership in Faculties 01 May 1997
Grades and Academic Standings Credit/D/Fail Standing 01 Sep. 2012
Review of Assigned Standing V-104 19 Apr. 2017
Organization of the University Establishment of the Council of Senates 16 Nov. 2005
Establishment of a Faculty 21 Apr. 1993
Establishment of New Departments and Schools 03 Mar. 1965
Optional Transfer of Professional Graduate Programs from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to the Disciplinary Faculties 19 Jan. 2005
Minimum Size of Departments, Schools, and Divisions 18 May 1994
Renaming of Academic Institutions 25 Feb. 2004
Status of Institutes and Centres 01 Oct. 2001
Theological Colleges Affiliation 01 Aug. 2010

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