Adminstrative Committees 2021-2022

School Council

School Council is responsible for all official School policy and direction. All members of Council, including all members of faculty, are expected to attend all meetings of the Council.

Normally meets monthly on the first Monday of each month at 3:30pm in the School Conference Room. All members of the School may attend, but only members of the Council may vote.


Undergraduate Committee

The Undergraduate Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all curriculum design, evaluation and implementation for all undergraduate programs and courses of the School. Brings all proposed changes to the School Council and does not act on any change without Council approval. Ensures that all programs are up to date and meet the standards of accrediting and evaluation bodies such as CIPS and QUQAPs. Compares programs with those offered by other schools and departments. Maintains and makes publicly available up to date descriptions for all courses and programs. Seeks the advice of the area caucuses on specialized programs such as BMCO, COCA, COGS, COMA, and SODE.

Normally meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at 3:30pm in the School Conference Room. All members of the School may attend, but only members of the Committee may vote.

Undergraduate Program Advisors

R. Dawes, J. Dunfield, R. Ellis, B. Ma, W. Powley

Orientation advisor

R. Ellis

First-year coordinator

W. Powley

Internship coordinator

W. Powley

COGS program advisor

F. Zulkernine

BMCO program advisor

B. Ma

CSCI program advisor

J. Dunfield

COCA program advisor

S. Nabil

COMA program advisor

R. Ellis

SODE program advisor

J. Dunfield

CISC-496 Coordinator

N. Graham

CISC-498 Coordinator

M. Zulkernine

CISC-499 Coordinator

P. Mousavi

CISC-500 Coordinator

P. Mousavi

COGS-499 Coordinator

P. Mousavi

TA Coordinator

M. Zulkernine
D. Robertson, Graduate Program Assistant

Continuing and Distance Studies Liaison

W. Powley

Advisor to Part-time Studies

J. Dingel


Future of Computing Instruction (FOCI) at Queen's (ad hoc) Committee

Mandate TBA.

Normally meets only online or on an impromptu basis as the need arises.

Professional Programs and Industry Relations (ad hoc) Committee

Mandate TBA.

Normally meets only online or on an impromptu basis as the need arises.

Graduate Committee

The Graduate Committee is responsible for planning and implementing all graduate programs of the School. Brings all proposed changes to the School Council for approval, and does not act on any change without Council approval. Plans graduate program steps and procedures, including admissions, funding patterns and comprehensive examinations. Ensures that graduate programs are up to date and meet the standards of accrediting and evaluation bodies such as the School of Graduate Studies and Research, OCGS, and QUQAPs. Compares programs with those offered by other schools and departments. Maintains and makes publicly available up to date descriptions for all programs, steps and procedures. Plans and coordinates graduate admissions as a designated sub-committee. Seeks the advice of the area caucuses on specialized research areas such as BMCO, COGS, SODE, and computing theory.

Normally meets monthly on the third Monday of each month at 3:30pm in the School Conference Room. All members of the School may attend, but only members of the Committee may vote.

Graduate Admissions

K. Salomaa (chair), T. Hu, S. Nabil, S. Sorour, Y. Tian

PhD Committee

M. Zulkernine (chair), S. Givigi, K. Salomaa, D. Skillicorn, Y. Tian

Graduate Recruiting

K. Salomaa

DPM Masters coordinator

N. Graham

Biomedical Informatics coordinator

P. Mousavi

TA Coordinator

M. Zulkernine
D. Robertson, Graduate Program Assistant


Executive Committee (ex officio)

Responsible for considering matters of the day-to-day administrative direction of the School including advising the School Manager and School Technical Manager on matters such as staff assignment and budget issues. Identifies the need for changes in School administrative and budget policy. Brings policy changes to the School for approval.

Meets on an impromptu basis as the need arises.

Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (elected)

Responsible for coordinating and considering all renewal, tenure and promotion cases in the
School including both regular and adjunct faculty. Ensures that all renewal, promotion and tenure procedures and schedules are followed, including both those explicitly specified in the Collective Agreement and those set by the Faculty. Ensures that all equity procedures are followed. Coordinates selection and solicitation of appropriate referees. Considers and reports in writing to the Director all decisions as specified in the Collective Agreement. Faculty members are elected as specified in the Collective Agreement. All members, including student members, are required to have equity training.

Meets as necessary to meet the RTP process schedule.


Appointments Committee (elected)

Responsible for coordinating and considering all appointments of faculty positions in the School, including sessional and term adjunct positions, adjunct 1 appointments and cross-appointments. Brings all recommendations to the School Council for approval. Ensures that all appointment procedures and schedules are followed, including both those explicitly specified in the Collective Agreements and those set by the Faculty. Faculty members are elected as specified in the Collective Agreement, augmented with the Director ex officio. All members, including student members, are required to have equity training.

Meets as necessary to consider appointments and sessional re-appointments in the School.


Resources and Space Committee

Responsible for all issues of undergraduate, graduate and research facilities, including space, environment, shared equipment and shared infrastructure. Proposes priorities and formulates strategies on these issues for approval by the School Council. Identifies and documents needs of the School. On a day to day basis in the current environment, must respond quickly to opportunities, assess alternatives and provide shorter term priorities to staff as required within the broader priorities and strategies approved by the School. Seeks input from other committees and area caucuses as affected by resource issues.

Normally meets monthly on the fourth Monday of each month at 3:30pm in the School Conference Room. All members of the School may attend, but only members of the Committee may vote.


Research Committee

Responsible for peer review of all research grant applications and initiatives in the School. Normally includes all former NSERC committee members and successful senior NSERC researchers of the School. Promotes research image and quality of the School as a whole. Considers and suggests research directions, policies and initiatives of the School as a whole. Brings proposed changes to the School Council for approval.

Meets only on an impromptu basis as the need arises.

Distinguished Seminar Series Coordinator

F. Alaca


Library Committee

Responsible for considering matters related to University library collections, acquisitions and services affecting the School.

Normally meets only by email or on an impromptu basis as the need arises.


Awards Committee

Responsible for calling for nominations for School of Computing Awards to faculty, staff, and graduate students. The committee also selects the recipients of these awards.

Normally meets only online or on an impromptu basis as the need arises.


Marketing Committee

Reporting to the School Council, the focus of the Marketing Committee is on undergraduate and graduate enrolment. The committee is responsible for:
1. Developing recruitment initiatives and ensuring that they are carried out.
2. Initiating the development of, and approving, promotional materials, including brochures, flyers, poster, web pages, videos, etc.
3. Liaising with University Admissions in establishing targets, processing applications, etc.
4. Ensuring that the School is well represented at University recruitment events, including:
Ontario Universities Fair (3 day weekend, Toronto, September)
Fall preview (2 Saturdays, October and November)
March break Open House
Creative Computing event in April

5. Dealing with other issues from time to time as requested by the School Council or the Director.

All members of the School may attend, but only members of the Committee may vote.


Strategic Planning Committee

The School of Computing aims to be an international leader in promoting learning and discovery to address global challenges in computing and information technology. Our mission is to educate computer scientists of the highest caliber, and to discover and disseminate new findings from rigorous research that advances and improves the overall quality of life.

Strategic Plan

The School’s strategic plan centres on the following four goals.
1) Become a global leader in research and training for Intelligent Systems.
2) Establish world-class research, scholarship, innovation, and creative work.
3) Offer an excellent graduate and undergraduate diversified education experience.
4) Create an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our trainees and employees.

Fund Raising Committee

To oversee the fundraising activities of the School of Computing, including developing a fundraising strategy and its implementation, and identification and maintaining a list of existing and potential sponsors and funders. The fundraising committee will work closely with the strategic planning committee and the functional planning and visioning committee.


Privacy and Ethics Committee

Considers all internal matters requiring privacy or ethics approval, such as access to contents of accounts when students have left, and so on. Responsible for considering matters of individual privacy in the School, including requests to access an individual's research files or account in timely fashion when the individual is unavailable to grant permission. Oversees the application of privacy ethics policy in the School and insures School compliance with University privacy and ethics policy and legislation. Does not consider research ethics approvals - these are submitted directly to the University research ethics board (GREB).

Normally meets on an impromptu basis as the need arises.


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) Committee

Mandate TBA.


On-Line Presence and Public Relations Committee

In charge of maintaining the School's web pages and keeping highlights, news, scheduled events, and a calendar up-to-date.

QUQAP Committee

Electrical and Computer Engineering Liaison

Responsible for maintaining regular contact and good relations with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Applied Science in general.


School of Computing ECE Caucus

G. Fichtinger, H. Hassanein, P. Mousavi, M. Zulkernine

ECE Curriculum Committee
Representative

J. Dingel, Assistant Undergraduate Chair

Staff Liaison

A. Visser


Faculty Liaison

Responsible for maintaining regular contact and good relations with the Faculties of Arts & Science and Applied Science, as well as the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Represents the School at Faculty Board and Graduate Council meetings. Keeps abreast of matters affecting or of interest to the School and reports to the Director, faculty members and Council of the School as appropriate.

Arts & Science Faculty Board Representative

K. Salomaa

Arts & Science Faculty Board
Members

All members of School faculty

Engineering and Applied Science Faculty Board Representative

P. Mousavi

Engineering and Applied Science Faculty Board Members

All QSC faculty who are cross appointed to, and/or teach core courses in, Engineering and Applied Science

Arts and Science Graduate Council

M. Zulkernine, Graduate Coordinator


University and Faculty Level

Queen's University Fields Institute Executive Committee

S. Akl

QUFA Council Representative

D. Skillicorn

Dispute Resolution Advisor

S. Akl

School of Graduate Studies Fellowship Committee

S. Sorour, J. Stewart

Committee of Departments

H. Hassanein

University Senate

P. Mousavi, S. Sorour, F. Zulkernine

FAS – Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and indigeneity Committee

T. Hu

HMRC Board and Executive Committee

A. Simpson

Queen's Cybersecurity Steering Committee

M. Zulkernine

NSERC Computing Panel, Chair

T. Hu


Leaves

Academic

J. Dingel (Jan 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022); Q. Duan (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022); A. Hassan (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022); D. Lamb (Jan 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022); J. Stewart (Jan 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022)

Medical

D. Blostein