UVic unveils Strategic Enrolment Management Plan (SEM)

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Your March 1 Senate meeting Tweetcap

File photo by Hugo Wong.

Friday’s Senate Meeting was short and sweet. Senate members seemed happy about the Seven Layer Dip — who wouldn’t be?

Jamie Cassels, Chair of the Senate and UVic President, began the meeting with a few remarks.

First, he noted B.C.’s 2019 Budget, which was released at the beginning of February, citing the highlights from the perspective of a university.

Cassels then congratulated Dr. Helga Thorson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Thorson recently won the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s (STLHE) 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

Thorson teaches the I-witness field school, where students travel to central Europe to study the Holocaust. Thorson received a round of applause from those present at the meeting. She laughed, saying that she hadn’t come to the meeting for applause. She was there to answer questions about a motion that had to do with her department, Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Next, Dr. Robin Hicks presented several motions to make changes to existing programs.

The rest of the meeting was dedicated to a presentation made by UVic’s Associate Vice-President of Student Affairs Jim Dunsdon about the new Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Plan. Dunsdon described the plan’s history and status to date, as well as its goals and how it will be implemented.

SEM could be of interest to prospective UVic students, as it also includes goals for new programs.

For more information on SEM, click here.

The next Senate meeting will take place on April 5, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., while the next Board of Governors meeting will take place on March 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. — both meetings will be in the Senate and Board Chambers, Room A180, University Centre, and are open to the public.