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October 11, 2001 Of Note




Senate postponed

The university senate meeting scheduled for October 5 was postponed to October 19.

Concordia Open House Sunday, October 28 10 am to 5 pm

Two campuses to discover! Deux campus à découvrir! Join us for guided tours, performances and presentations at the Sir George Williams campus, and varsity games and free ice skating (11am-12:30pm) at Loyola. Prizes to be won, refreshments will be served.

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. (Sir George Williams Campus)
7141 Sherbrooke W. (Loyola Campus)
Tel.: (514) 848-4779

Meningitis C

Concordia Health Services is offering free immunization against meningitis C from October to December. Those at highest risk are those between two months and 20 years of age. For those who wish to be immunized but do not fall within the age group for free immunization, Health Services will purchase vaccines and offer them at cost price. Make an appointment by calling Health Services at 848-3565 (LOY) or 848-3575 (SGW)

Submissions Invited

The Committee to Recommend on the Future Development of Recreation and Athletics invites the university community to submit written comments or suggestions. The Committee was established in September 2001 by the Vice-Rector, Services, with a mandate to propose measures leading to improved services and facilities for students, staff and faculty. Written submissions may be sent to Allyson Noftall, Committee Secretary, at BC-101, or via e-mail to nafnaf@vax2.concordia.ca. The deadline for receipt of these submissions is October 26, 2001. For more information regarding the committee and its mandate, please contact her at 4829 or by e-mail.

Upcoming Stingers Games

Concordia@Laval–Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m.
Concordia@McGill–Shaughnessy Cup–Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer
Concordia@Montreal–Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Bishop’s@Concordia–Oct. 14, 11 a.m.
Concordia@Laval–Oct. 20, 1 p.m.
UQAM vs. Concordia–Oct. 21, 1 p.m.

Men’s soccer
Concordia@Montreal–Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m.
UQAM vs. Concordia–Oct. 21, 3 p.m.

Women’s rugby
Concordia@Ottawa–Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

Men’s rugby
ETS vs. Concordia–Oct. 21, 11 a.m.

Women’s hockey
Concordia@UQTR–Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
UQTR vs. Concordia–Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Profile of ideal candidate

As Dean of Graduate Studies and chief academic administrator of the offices of the School of Graduate Studies, the successful candidate will show evident ability and vision to further the mandate of the School:

– to recommend to Senate, and to monitor the application of, University-wide quality standards with respect to graduate studies;
– to provide timely and effective administrative and registrarial services to the Faculties in the area of graduate studies;
– to provide University-wide coordination of graduate studies;
– to facilitate the development of graduate studies in the Faculties in accordance with Faculty and University academic plans, and to facilitate inter-sector, inter-disciplinary, and inter-institutional initiatives in graduate education consistent with those plans;
– to devise appropriate and timely training for graduate students, their supervisors and graduate program directors so that each may better play their respective roles in the pursuit of graduate studies.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a superior capacity to represent the institution externally in matters of graduate education.

Since, for the time being, the Provost continues to delegate to the Dean of Graduate Studies duties formerly conducted by an Associate Vice-Rector, Academic (Research), the candidate must have evident capacity to help the Provost facilitate and coordinate efforts at the Faculty level to institute services and programs to encourage and support research;

– assure that the research programs are supported by appropriate services at the University-wide level so as to maximize Concordia’s success in obtaining research funding;
– assist the Provost to represent and lobby for the interests of Concordia research development to governments, external granting agencies and other universities, as well as societal stakeholders and beneficiaries of university-based research.

The successful candidate will have had a superior career as a university teacher and researcher, evident managerial, communication and people skills.

The successful candidate must be able to function effectively in both English and French-speaking contexts.

You are invited to contribute toward the development of a candidate profile by commenting on this draft profile. Please contact Ann M. Bennett, Rector’s Cabinet, Loyola Campus, Rm: AD-224, amb@alcor.concordia.ca.

Dean, John Molson School of Business
Profile of ideal candidate

Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business is one of the most respected and largest business schools in Canada and one of the few schools accredited by the AACSB. The Faculty places strong emphasis on research, scholarship and on pursuing an intellectual climate in which varied inquiry about theory and practice of organizational systems can flourish.

Concordia is recognized for its tradition of offering accessible, flexible, and relevant commerce and administration programmes. The Faculty strives for excellence and innovation in its undergraduate programmes in administration and commerce; its graduate Diplomas (in Accountancy, Administration, and Sports Administration); its MBA, Executive MBA, and Aviation MBA in partnership with IATA; and its MSc and PhD in Administration. As an urban business school, we welcome a bilingual, multicultural constituency and enjoy a high level of ethnic and cultural diversity among our student body (5,000 students) and faculty (approximately 250 full- and part-time positions).

The Dean is an academic leader of the Faculty and, as such, must demonstrate a commitment to the values and mission of Concordia University. The ideal candidate for the position is an innovative, flexible, and visionary leader who is sensitive to the changing nature of higher education. This position demands an experienced individual capable of providing dynamic leadership to the Faculty. The Dean is responsible for all aspects of faculty administration and should strive to maintain the highest academic standards.

– Entrepreneurial leadership with a keen understanding of strategic academic planning and its implementation.
– A strong commitment to student, staff, and faculty development, and to student life at the University.
– The courage to make difficult decisions that are in the best interests of the Faculty and University as a whole.
– Proven excellence in, as well as a strong commitment to, research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
– The ability to foster teaching and research excellence among members of the faculty.

Professional Qualifications and Credibility
– An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
– Demonstrated scholarly productivity and participation in the life of the academic community.
– Superior oral and written language skills. Since the Dean serves as a spokesperson and advocate for the Faculty both within and outside the University, the ideal candidate should also be able to communicate clearly in both English and French in order to represent the Faculty at all levels.
– An understanding of the role of international business education and research in the global economy.
– An interest in balancing traditional business education with evolving market needs in areas such as information technology and entrepreneurship.
– A strong commitment to participatory decision-making, diversity, and employment equity.
– A clear appreciation of personal and academic ethical and moral codes.
– The ability to establish an environment of trust through personal integrity and credibility.

Interaction with the External Community
A commitment to the links between the Faculty and the local, national, and international business communities.

Interests in linkages with governmental agencies and other institutions of higher learning.

Interpersonal and Management Skills
– Proven ability in managing people and resources of a large Faculty.
– Demonstrated capability to work as a team member with the senior administration and facilitate teamwork in others.
– Skills in negotiation, mediation, and problem solving.
– Dedication to collegial and consultative decision-making approaches.
– Ability to delegate responsibility and authority to members of the decanal team, Chairs, and Directors.

Comments of the above may be sent to Heather Adams-Robinette, assistant to the secretary of the Board of Governors and Senate. She can be reached at heather.adams-robinett@concordia.ca or 848-4853.