At its meeting on June 19 in Harrison, the UFV Board of Governors passed six motions following discussion and recommendations from the UFV Senate report on the Writing Centre and Academic Success Centre.
The six motions are:
- That the UFV Board of Governors receive the report of Senate on the Writing Centre and Academic Success Centre and thank Senate for its diligent review and advice, and
- That the UFV Board of Governors directs the University to continue with the development of the Academic Success Centre to support student success in accordance with the approved Education Plan and Strategic Enrolment Management Plan, and
- That the UFV Board of Governors directs the University to ensure that high quality support for the development of students’ writing skills continues as an integral part of the Academic Success Centre, and
- That the UFV Board of Governors directs the University to provide within one year a report on the development and achievements of the Academic Success Centre, and
- That the UFV Board of Governors consider the allocation of personnel and resources to the Academic Success Centre, including writing support, as part of its annual budget development and approval process, and
- That the UFV Board of Governors work with Senate to establish a process for determining roles, powers and responsibilities of each of the governance bodies in areas such as academic support services and other areas where clarification is needed.
“The board deeply appreciates the conversations and energy that were devoted to this issue within the UFV community,” says Board Chair Barry Delaney. “We are pleased to see people work together to contribute advice to the board on this important matter. This was evidence of the passion people have for UFV and the collegial spirit prevailing, and has once again put what is best for students at the heart of our decision-making.”
The UFV Academic Success Centre is open on the Abbotsford campus and Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park, offering individual peer-tutoring support for writing and for specific subjects such as English, biology, chemistry, psychology, business and criminology.
For more information on the UFV Board of Governors and copies of meeting agendas and minutes, visit ufv.ca/board.
For more information on the UFV Academic Success Centre, visit ufv.ca/asc.