Our North Bay Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities like the Harris Learning Library and the R.J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre. Customize your learning experience in our Applied and Professional Studies, Arts and Science, and Education degree programs.
Located within driving distance of Orillia and Barrie, our stunning Muskoka Campus located in the heart of Bracebridge offers a number of humanities programs including Child and Family Studies and Liberal Arts.
The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
This brief synopsis provides an overview of the governance process at Nipissing University. It explains how the university is governed and identifies the different parties involved and their role in the governance of the institution.
* Nipissing became a chartered university on December 10, 1992.
Nipissing University’s governance structure is “bicameral” which means “two houses” or “two bodies” – referring to the Academic Senate and the Board of Governors. The Board and Senate each have distinct responsibilities within Nipissing’s bicameral governance system. There is much interaction between the two governing bodies – for example, there are Board representatives on the Academic Senate and Senate representatives on the Board. Both bodies have the power to create By-laws that prescribe how they conduct business.
The mandates of the Senate and Board are accomplished, respectively, through the use of standing committees and “ad hoc” or special committees (“ad hoc” committees generally convene for a short timeframe for a specific purpose).
The Board of Governors of Nipissing University is comprised of 26 members:
Elected or appointed members may serve for six consecutive years (i.e., two three-year terms). The term begins July 1st.
The Chair and Vice-Chair are elected at the May Annual Meeting of the Board for a one-year term.
The mandate of the Senate is to establish the educational policies of the university and make recommendations to the Board regarding any matter of academic concern to the university.
The membership of the Academic Senate consists of:
Executive, Planning & Priorities, Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, Teaching & Learning, Student Appeals, Research Council
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