Academic Programs Committee reports from 1999 to 2016


June 2016

Request for Decision - Nomenclature Report
Request for Decision - Academic and Curricular Change Authority Chart
Request for Decision - Admissions Templates for Student Mobility Categories
Request for Decision - Kanawayihetaytan Askiy ("Let us take care of the Land") Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management
Request for Decision - Kanawayihetaytan Askiy ("Let us take care of the Land") Diploma in Aboriginal Lands Governance
Report for Information - French Common Law Option
Report for Information - Approval of Special Topics Course
Report for Information - Changes to Academic Calendar 2016/17

May, 2016

Request for Input - Nomenclature Report
Request for Input - Changes to the Academic and Curricular Change Authority Chart
Report for Information - Annual Report to Council

March, 2016

Request for Decision - Certificate of Proficiency in One Health

January, 2016

Request for Decision - Certificate in Professional Communication in the College of Engineering
Request for Decision - Addition of the GRE as an Admission Qualification to the Master of Arts (M.A.) in economics
Request for Decision - Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership in Post-secondary Education

Admissions Template reports

2015 - Admission Templates 2015-16
2014 - Admissions Templates 2014-15  Report to Council
2013 - Admissions Templates 2013-14  Report to Council
2012 - University of Saskatchewan Admissions Policy

December, 2015

Request for Decision - Post Degree Certificate in Career and Guidance
Request for Decision - Post Degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language Education
Request for Decision - Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
Report for Information - Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate ("Take Care of the Land")
Report for Information - 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

November, 2015

Request for Decision - Cross-departmental Ph. D. in the College of Education
Report for Information - 1) Changes to the D.V.M Program 2) Deletion of the Project Option for the Master of Public Administration program 3) Deletion of the Veterinary Microbiology Field of Study in the Master of Veterinary Science program.
(Full DVM Report to APC)       (Full MPA Deletion Report to APC)       (Full VTMCinMVetSci Deletion Report to APC)
Report for Information - Thesis Option for the Master of Public Health Program
(Full MPA - T Report to APC)

October, 2015

Request for Decision - English Proficiency Policy
Reports for Information - Revision of Bachelor of Music in Music Education Programs in the College of Arts and Science, and Physical Education Studies stream in the College of Kinesiology

September, 2015

Request for Input - English Proficiency Policy

Reports to University Council 2014-15

January 28, 2014 - APC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports: request   response   table of results

June, 2015

Request for Decision: Academic Courses Policy
Request for Decision: Master of Water Security (M.W.S.)
Request for Decision: Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (M.G.E.N.I.A.)
Request for Decision: M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (M.A. TESOL)
Report of Information: APC Year-end report

May, 2015

Request for Decision: Certificate of Leadership in Post-secondary Education
Request for Input: Academic Courses Policy
Report for Information: M.A. project option in Political Studies
Report for Information: Revisions to the Proposal for Curricular Change Form

April, 2015

Request for Decision: College of Education Direct Admission
Request for Decision: Termination of the International Business Administration Certificate

March, 2015

Request for Decision: Certifcate of Proficiency in Indigenous Languages
Report for Information: 2015-16 Admissions Template
Report for Information: Termination of the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science

February, 2015

Request for Decision: M.A. in Applied Linguistics
Request for Deicsion: Transfer Credit and Articulation Policy
Report for Information: Certificate Programs
Report for Information: Item for Information (MPA Program modifications; B.Ed. Termination of Industrial Arts and Home Economics teachings area; Approval of Certificate of Proficiency in Applied and Professional Ethics; Approval of Certificate of Proficiency in Ethics, Justice, and Law)

January, 2015

Request for Decision: Graduate Certificate in One Health
Request for Decision: Certificate in Practical and Applied Arts
Request for Decision: Graduate Certificate in Social Economy and Co-operatives
Request for Input: Transfer Credit and Articulation Policy
Report for Information: Item for Information ( (Native Students Program Name Change; Mining Options in Engineering; Termination of PGD in French; Termination of M.Agr non-thesis option; Termination of Jazz Minor; Termination of 4-year B.Sc. in Computing; Termination of Post-degree specialization Certificate in Computer Science)

December, 2014

Request for Decision: Certificate of Proficiency in Classic and Medieval Latin
Report for Information: Academic Calendar 2015-16

November, 2014

Request for Decision: Termination of Bachelor of Science in Biologicakl Engineering
Report for Information: Change to Approved Academic Calendar in the College of Dentistry


June, 2014

Request for Input: Academic Courses Policy
Request for Input: Proposed Recommendations on Program Evaluation and Approval Practices

May, 2014

Request for Decision: Arts & Science - Termination of 4 year General Honours degree

April, 2014

Request for Decision: Arts & Science - Termination of 4 year and Honours degrees in Biology and Biotechnology
Request for Decision: Arts & Science - Termination of 4 year and Honours degrees in Biomolecular Structure Studies

February, 2014

梑Request for Decision: CGSR - MN:NP and PGDSC:NP - change to admission qualifications

January, 2014

Request for Decision:  CGSR - MA in Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies
Request for Decision:   Arts & Science - BA&Sc in Health Studies
Request for Decision:   Medicine - MCAT admission qualification
APC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports: request   response   table of results

December, 2013

Request for Decision: College of Dentistry admission qualifications changes
Item for Information:  Academic Calendar 2014-15

November, 2013

Request for Decision:  College of Medicine replacement program
Request for Decison: SENS Certificate in Sustainability

October, 2013

Item for Information:  Resolution of Challenge 

September, 2013

Request for Decision:  Engineering enrollment increase


June, 2013

Report for Decision:  Arts and Science - Certificate in Criminology and Addictions
Report for Decision: Nursing - Replacement Program Post Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Report for Decision: Arts and Science - termination of BA programs in Community Planning and Native Studies
Report for Information:  Annual Report 2012-13

May 2013

Report for Decision: Arts and Science - Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
Report for Decision: Arts and Science - Certificate in Global Studies
Report for Decision: CGSR - program termination for Master of Continuing Education
Report for Information:  Open Studies and minor curricular changes

March, 2013

Report for Decision:  College of Medicine admission qualification changes
Report for Decision:  Changes to the Academic Courses Policy

February 2013

Report for Information: Vet Med course change; Admissions Report for 2013-14 

January 2013

Request for Decision: Curricular approval process revisions
Request for Decision: Termination of Bachelor of Arts in Studies in Religious Traditions 
Items for Information:  New concentration in Language and Speech Sciences and name change for existing concentration to General and AppliedLinguistics in the BA Four-year in Linguistics;  New concentration in Conducting/Music Education in the Masterof Music;  Name change to Religion and Culture in BA programs of theDepartment of Religion and Culture 

December, 2012

Request for Decision:  Change to College of Dentistry admission qualifications
Request for Decision:  Change to College of Graduate Studies and Research admission qualifications to allow departments to offer direct-entry PhD programs
Items for Information:  Academic Calendar 2013-14;  Double-listing for DENT and MED courses 

November, 2012

Request for Decision: Template for Certificate programs in Arts and Science

September, 2012

Items for Information:  Veterinary Medicine academic calendar change; English Proficiency criteria clarification


June 2012

Request for Decision: Graduate Studies and Research -- Post-Graduate Degree Specialization Certificate in Corrections
Request for Decision:  College  of Graduate Studies and Research - MEd in Curriculum Studies area of study:  Educational Technology and Design
Request for Decision: College of Medicine - admission qualification change for Out-Of-Province applicants

Items for Information: 
Pharmacy and Nutrition: Change to Academic Calendar for fourth-year students
CGSR: Increase in Physical Therapy program credit units
CGSR: Change of program name to Biological Engineering
Education: Change of name for Vocational EducationCertificate
Veterinary Medicine: Increase in Veterinary Medicine Year Four program
Nomenclature Report: Addition of mobility terminology
Annual Report of the committee for 2011-12

May 2012

No reports approved due to lack of quorum

April, 2012

Request for Decision: Agriculture and Bioresources- B.Sc. in Animal Bioscience

March, 2012

Request for Decision:  Edwards School of Business: revision to admission requirements and related program changes for Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate
Request for Decision:  Academic Courses Policy:  late withdrawals from courses and Withdraw Fail grade comment
Report for Information:  Items for Information: 
Agriculture and Bioresources: Change of name of Minor to Minor in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
Pharmacy and Nutrition: Temporary change in Nutrition admission quota
Medicine: Change in program credit units due to change ingenetics course

January, 2012

Request for decision: CGSR: Revised admission qualifications for Master of Business Administration 
Request for decision: Engineering: Revisions to Engineering programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Engineering
Request for decision: Arts & Science: Increased language requirement for B.A. Humanities majors 
Request for decision: Arts & Science: Program termination of BA Four-year and Honours Sociology (Indigenous Peoples and Justice Program) major and the Minor in Indigenous Peoples and Justice 
Request for decision: University of Saskatchewan Admissions Policy 
Request for decision: Revisions to Academic Calendar Procedures 
Item for Information: 2012-13 Academic Calendar

December, 2011

Request for decision: Arts and Science: Replacement program for Bachelor of Music in Music Education and termination of combined Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Bachelor of Education program
Item for information:  Arts and Science: termination of minor and recognition in Russian 

November, 2011

APC Request for Decision - termination of BA Three-year programs in Ukrainian
APC Report for Information - Minor in Ukrainian Studies, change to Moribund Course deadlines


June 2011 
For Decision --College of Graduate Studies & Research: Master of Northern Governmence and Development
For Decision -- College of Graduate Studies & Research Dual Degree Policy
For Decision -- Nomenclature report to Council     Nomenclature Report 2011 page
Notice of Motion -- University of Saskatchewan Admissions Policy APC Annual Report 2010/11

May 2011
For Decision -- Changes to BA requirements and termination of Advanced and Honours Certificates in Arts
For Decision - College of Medicine Global Health Certificate
For Decision - Academic Courses policy report to Council    Academic Courses Policy page
Notice of Motion -- Nomenclature report to Council   
Requesf for Input - University of Saskatchewan Admissions Policy

April, 2011
For Decision -- Medicine: change to definition of Saskatchewan Resident
For Decision -- Medicine: increase to enrolment target
For Decision -- WCVM:  admission requirements
Notice of Motion -- Academic Courses policy on course delivery, examinations, and assessment of student learning

March 2011
For Decision -- Change to Admission Requirements for Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Option
For Input -- Draft of the University Nomenclature Policy 2011
For Information -- Course-based Program Option in Philosophy Master of Arts program; Change of Field of Specialization name to MSc and PhD inPhysics & Engineering Physics

January, 2011
Request for Decision -- Post Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Agriculture & Land Management
For Information -- New Minor in Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and the Common Good. smf  Double-listing for PUBH/PUBP 861.3 Health, Post-Secondary Education and Social Programs: Funding, Structure and Reform

December, 2010
Request for Decision -- approval of MA in Religion & Culture
Request for Decision - termination of LUEST program
Request for Decision - termination of Prairie Studies program
Report for Information - academic schedule for 2011-12;  Minor in Digital Culture & New Media;  terminations of Co-Op Option in RUP program and of Minor in Philosophy, Science & Biotechnology 

November, 2010
Request for Decision on approval of degree names
 Request for Decision on change of degree name to BE in Biological Engineering

October, 2010
Request for Decision Medicine admissions criminal records check
 Item for Information  change to academic schedule  - Fall 2010 Withdraw Deadline

September, 2010
Request for Input  Academic Courses Policy draft


June 2010

11.1  Request for input:  Graduate Program Review
11.2   Request for decision:  Changes to Mathematics admission requirements for direct entry colleges
11.3   Request for decision:  Changes to Medicine admission requirements
11.4   Request for decision:  New program:  BSc in Pharmacology and Physiology, and deletion of BSc in Physiology
11.5   Request for decision:  New program:  MFA in writing
11.6   Request for decision:  Replacement program:  Bachelor of Education
11.7   Request for decision:  Replacement program:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing
11.8   Report for information:  Kinesiology minor in Entrepreneurship, and annual report

May 2010

12.1   Request for decision:  BA&Sc in Interactive Systems Design
12.2   Report for information

  • Change of name for Bachelor of Laws to Juris Doctor
  • Change of name for graduate program in Educational Communications to Educational Technology and Design
  • Change of name for Nursing program option from NEPS Second Degree Entry Option to Post Degree BSN Option
  • New specializations program options in Physics

April 2010

11.1   Item for approval:  BSc in Environmental Biology
11.2   Item for approval:  Termination of BA in Sociology of Biotechnology
11.3   Item for approval:  Termination of BSC in Cell Biology and Biotechnology
11.4   Items for information:

  • Honours in Linguistics;  
  • change of name for Religious Studies major to Studies in Religious Traditions
  • Change in program options in Women’s and Gender Studies with related changes to courses and deletion of departmental specializations

February 2010

9.1   Request for approval:  Arts and Science programs in  Religion and Culture
9.2   Items for information :Approval of new minors in Arts and Science

  • Minor in Canadian Literature in English
  • Minor in Jewish and Christian Origins
  • Minor in Catholic Studies

January 2010

10  For Information:  Academic Schedule for 2010-11 (final)

December, 2009

8.1  For Decision:  Agriculture & Bioresources - Honours in Agribusiness

8.2  For Information:
Academic Schedule for 2010-11 
Agriculture & Bioresources
-change of program name to Food and Bioproduct Sciences
- addition of new minor in Food and Bioproduct Sciences 
- addition of cross-college minor in Nutrition 
- deletion of minors in Food Science and in Applied Microbiology

November, 2009

9.1  For Decision: CGSR/School of Public Health - new PhD in Epidemiology; and name change for graduate programs in Department of Community Health and Epidemiology to Community and Population Health Science

9.2  For Information:  Engineering - Name change for Engineering Communication Option to Professional Communication Option

September, 2009

9.1  For Information Special Topics Course SOC 398.3


October, 2008:
October, 2008 (for approval - SESD: revised examinations) - tabled
October, 2008 (for information -- Ag & Bio delete Coop Option)

November, 2008:
November, 2008 (For approval - SESD: Change policy on Spring Convocation) November, 2008 (For input - Articulation and Transfer)
November, 2008 (for information -- Pharmacy & Nutrition minor in Food Science;  Arts & Science third offering of NS 298 course)

January, 2009:
Medicine:  termination of BSc in physical therapy degree program
SESD:  revisions to criteria for admission (criteria for students from American-curriculum high schools; criteria for establishing English proficiency)
Items for information (Academic schedule for 2009-10; Edwards School of Business: change of name of major; Letter regarding review of Masters programs in occupational therapy and speech language pathology; Update on other committee activities

February, 2009
Examination regulations:  request for input for procedural changes in examination regulations
College of Graduate Studies and Research:  Master of Public Policy, PhD in public policy
College of Arts and Science:  Changing BSc requirements to allow students to receive more than one Bachelor of Science degree; termination of the Advanced Certificate and Honours Certificate in Science
Report for Information:  New level of concentration for science majors in Arts and Science "specializations" within a major 

March, 2009
Request for approval:  CGSR:  termination of plant sciences specializations in the Master of Agriculture (M. Agr.) and Post Graduate Diploma (P.G.D.)  programs
Request for approval:  ESB:  termination of biotechnology management major in  the Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) program 
Request for approval:  administrative revisions to the examination regulations TABLED

April, 2009 
8.1  Administrative revisions to examination regulations  
8.2  College of Arts and Science: Bachelor of Science Four-year and Honours in Psychology   
8.3  College of Arts and Science:  Termination of the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology field of specialization in the BA Four-year and Honours programs 
8.4  Request for approval:  College of Nursing:  Termination of the Post-Registration Bachelor of Science in Nursing
8.5  Items for information:  Change of names for majors in Microbiology and Immunology ; Approval of Cross-College Minor in Toxicology for College of Agriculture and Bioresources; Programs under review; Transfer and Articulation workshop

May, 2009
8.1 Arts and Science:  Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASC) Four year and Honours, in the field of specialization of Environment and Society   
8.2 ESB: Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate (ABAC) and International Business Administration Certificate (IBAC)  
8.3 Agriculture and Bioresources: replacement of the BSA Plant Science major and its themes with three majors in the fields of specialization of Crop Science, Horticulture Science, and Applied Plant Ecology, and with two minors in the fields of specialization of Applied Plant Ecology and Rangeland Resources and the termination of the major in Plant Science
8.4 Items for information: Changes to proposal forms; STM section numbers; Programs under review

June, 2009
9.1  Arts & Science:  BA Four-year and Honours in Community Planning and Native Studies
9.2  Arts &  Science:  BA Three-year and Four-year degree programs in Modern Languages, and deletion of the BA three-year programs in German, Russian and Spanish, BA Four-year and Honours in Comparative Literature & Languages, and BA Four-year and Honours in Linguistics & Languages 
9.3    CGSR:  Post Graduate Degree Specialization Certificate:  Nurse Practitioner 
9.4    CGSR: Master of Science and PhD in Biostatistics   
9.5    CGSR: Master of Arts in Anthropology 
9.6    College Admission changes:  Nursing (English proficiency), Education (Sask First policy)
9.7    Items for information: Course-based Program Option, Master of Education in Educational Psychology & Special Education; Cross-College Minor in Nutrition (Pharmacy & Nutrition, Kinesiology); Approval of double listing of BIOL 224 and BMSC 224 Animal Body Systems; Designator for Bachelor of Arts & Science degree; 
Consultation on draft Academic Courses Policy
Annual Report 2008-09




APC report for info April 2006 (Convo dates for 2007)
APC report for info March 2006 (Commerce and CGSR proc)
APC second info report January 26 2006 (Computer Engineering, Academic Schedule)
APC info report January 26 2006 (MA Eng Project, OM major, Engineering, W)
APC Report to Council November 2005 (five-day rule for marking exams)
APC report for information June 2005 (Master of Nursing changes and Annual Report)
APC report for action June 2005 (exam regulations):  University Council Examination Regulations 
APC report for information April 2005 (FAMS changes)
APC report for information January 2005 (BA Anth changes.doc; Eng Entr Option)


APC report for information December 2004 (MEd in Ed Psy)
APC report for action December 2004 (BSc changes)
APC report for information January 2005 (BA Anth changes; Eng Entr Option)
APC report for information October 21, 2004
APC report for information September 16, 2004


APC annual report for 2003-04 (June, 2004)
APC report for action April 15, 2004 (admission average and subjects)
APC report for information January 29, 2004
Discussion: Foundational Document for Enrolment Plan (Oct. 23, 2003)


APC report for information Jun 20, 2002
APC report for information Oct 24, 2002 (new minors in Philosophy & Technology)
APC report for information Dec 19, 2002 (KIN program changes; Nursing program changes)
APC report for information Jan 23, 2003 (including MA in Archaeology name change)
APC report for information Feb 13, 2003
APC report for information Mar 20, 2003 (including new test for English proficiency)
APC report for information May 22, 2003
APC report for information June 19, 2003 - Annual Report


Request for Decision - Changes to the B.Sc. Four-year in Biology and Biotechnology (Oct. 25, 2001)
Report to Council October 25, 2001
Request for Decision -- English program changes (Dec. 13, 2001)
Nomenclature Report 2001
General Principles covering Admissions and the Appeal Process (March 21, 2002)
Revisions to course and program approval policies (April 18, 2002)
Minor in History (April 18, 2002)
Challenge for Credit Policy (PLAR at the University of Saskatchewan) (approved April 18, 2002)
Reinstatement of policy to require English proficiency for Open Admission (April 18, 2002)
Request for Decision - Women's and Gender Studies Honours and Four-year programs (May 23, 2002)
APC annual report (June 20, 2002)


Nov. 16, 2000
Minor in Philosophy (Nov. 16, 2000)
Honours in Kinesiology (Nov. 16, 2000)
Dec. 14, 2000
Double Honours in Geography (Dec. 14, 2000)
Deletion of some Agriculture minors (Dec. 14, 2000)
Jan. 25, 2001
Policy on Amending Academic Records ("retroactive withdrawals") (Jan, 2001)
March 15, 2001 (including Moribund Course Archive Policy)
BSc Four-year in Palaeobiology (March 15, 2001)
Minor in Political Studies (March 15, 2001)
Revisions to Drama (March 15, 2001)
Revisions to the Diploma in Agriculture (March 15, 2001)
Agronomy program changes (March 15, 2001)
April 19, 2001 (including policy on Reporting of Final Grades)
Double Honours in Physics (April 19, 2001)
June 21, 2001(annual report)


Nov. 18, 1999 (including Special Topics policy)
Recommendation - First-year Law revisions
Recommendation - Post-Degree Specialization Certificate in Ecomonics
Recommendation - Crop Science and Horticulture deletion
Recommendation - Soil Science deletion
Recommendation - Mechanized Agriculture deletion
Dec. 16, 1999
Statistics minor
Physics program changes
Chemistry program changes
Chemistry minor
Anatomy and Cell Biology program revisions
Jan. 27, 2000
Archaeology programs
Pharmacy revisions
Computer Science internship
May 18, 2000 (including certificate and diploma policy)
Languages and Linguistics