Summary: Department of Philosophy and Classics
There was a Special Meeting of the Department of Philosophy and Classics and
members from the Strategic Planning Committee on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 2:45 p.m.
in AH 412.
Present: E. Soifer (Head), B. Szabados, P. Campbell, P. Hansen, C. Ionescu,
S. Drury, D. Elliott, R. Petry, C. Gogal (Recording Secretary), P. Charrier and J. Sinclair
(members from the Strategic Planning committee).
Regrets: A. Ward
Philip Charrier outlined the purpose the committee and the role that the members play.
Their role is to listen, take notes and then inject this information in with the rest of the
feedback they have been getting from other departments and units. The rules of
There is also a web page available for individuals to go to and complete the on-line
survey (http://www.uregina.ca/home/strategic/survey). When asked what kinds of
concerns they had encountered to date, the Facilitation Team members identified issues
around recruitment , including whether to put the priority at home or internationally,
finding a balance between funding for undergraduate and graduate students; the
branding exercise, aboriginal and metis issues the university is seen to be slow in
developing a plan to recruit and retain members from these groups, the relative allocation
of funds to administration versus to faculty and staff; and our relationship with the city in