The University Senate has ultimate responsibility for determining academic policy and regulating the system of education, which includes new academic programmes, changes in curriculum, standards for admission to the University, examination policy, academic regulations, the conferring of degrees, the criteria and procedures for granting tenure and promotion to faculty members and so on. The Senate recommends to the Board the establishment or termination of Faculties, Schools, Institutes and Departments. The powers of the Senate are described in Section 13 of the University Act. The composition of Senate is described in Section 12 of the Act. Each faculty has a graduate representative on the senate.
Current Engineering Graduate Representative to the Senate: Sahand Sepehrvand
To contact your Senate, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the senate: http://www.mcmaster.ca/univsec/elections/senate/senate5.cfm
The meeting minutes from previous Senate meetings, in addition to the Board of Governors meetings & university planning committee can be found here: http://www.mcmaster.ca/univsec/agendas/agendaBOG.cfm#