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Laurentian Announces Senate Sub-Committee Decision on Program Admission Suspension

Academic Planning Subcommittee received, considered supporting information relating to each individual program

(September 25, 2020) Laurentian University today announced the outcomes of the work of the Academic Planning Subcommittee of the Senate which met late last week to discuss a memo communicated to the committee by the Provost on the suspension of admissions to 17 programs announced by Laurentian at the end of July, and following the September 15th decision of Senate. 

At its meeting of last Friday, the Academic Planning Subcommittee received and considered the supporting information relating to each individual program. After deliberations, the Academic Planning Subcommittee approved the following motion:

“That the VPAP (Provost and Vice President, Academic) contact the units listed on the memorandum of July 30 2020 where there is not a major modification as per our IQAP (Institutional Quality Assurance Process), and invite them to provide some insight into their program.”

Based on the motion made by the Academic Planning Subcommittee for the programs in question, it was determined by the University administration that new admissions to the 17 programs should remain suspended until brought back to the Academic Planning Subcommittee.

This collegial governance process to which Laurentian is committed, is one which provides the highest quality of programming for all Laurentian University students. We commend the Academic Planning Subcommittee in its mandate to provide students with an exceptional academic experience.