Faculty Resources


Committee on Academic Review (CAR)

Departmental Evaluation Committees (DEC)

Resources for Departmental Evaluation Committees (DEC)

Members of the StFX Community are able to access resources related to the DEC process at the following link. Members will have to login using a StFX username and password to access the documents.

DEC resources


List of Chairs and Coordinators

Convocation Award Guidelines

Faculty Annual Report

Developing Academic Programs

Developing New Academic Programs

StFX has always supported its departments, schools, and faculties in developing, and implementing new academic offerings which are responsive to the needs of the local and broader communities.

 This document, developed by an APP ad hoc subcommittee between 2015 and 2017, outlines the processes the university follows for developing new academic programs. The document describes the key activities and approval checkpoints, as well as the roles and responsibilities of various groups.  

The following types of credentials are included:

  • New degree and diploma programs
  • Substantially modified programs
  • Concentrations
  • Minors
  • Certificates
  • Colloquia



Review of Academic Administrators

Senior Academic Administrators are reviewed through a regular and transparent process.  Details about the process and timeline for evaluation of the current leadership team is  available here.

Academic Priorities and Planning Subcommittees

Timetable Review Committee

Type:  Ad hoc Committee

Established in March 2016,  the Timetable Review Committee shall have the responsibility of conducting a full review of the current timetabling process at StFX.  The Committee will examine the two central components of the timetabling process: 1) the current time block structure (the schedule) and 2) the process that is used to allocate courses and rooms within that structure. This committee reports to APP in an advisory capacity and is not a decision-making committee.


AVP&P - chair
3 faculty members (APP & CON - Cory Rushton, Brad Long, Martin vanBommell)
Head, Student Services
4 Deans
Student Academic VP
1 Academic Advisor
Manager, Academic Projects
Associate Registrar -- Academic


Enrolment Advisory Committee

Type: Standing Committee

Originally established in winter 2015 by President MacDonald as the Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) Committee, the committee name and reporting structure was changed after a review of Senate committees in the fall of 2015.  The  committee was made an APP sub-committee and re-named the the Enrolment Advisory Committee to reflect Senate's interest in enrolment. This committee reports to APP in an advisory capacity and is not decision-making. 


Registrar - Chair
Director of Communications 
Head, Student Services
1 Dean 
Associate Registrar - Recruitment
Associate Registrar - Enrolment 
Manager, Academic Projects and Planning
4 Senators - 1 from each Faculty 
Student VP Academic


Student Academic Engagement Committee

Type: Standing Committee

Established in 2017, this committee manages the retention of students from the service level. The committee considers the student population from point of contact as high school students to graduation and alumni status. The purpose of the committee is to enhance the retention rates and student services through consistent and thorough communication between all units of academic and non-academic services at an operational level. 

It is not a decision-making committee. 


Associate Registrar - Enrolment - Chair
Manager of Student Experience
Director, Student Life
Manager, Student Success Centre
Manager, University Housing
1 academic advisor
Associate Dean
International Admissions Specialist
Director, Internationalization
Financial Aid Officer
3 Faculty members 

Subcommittee to Explore Departmental and Interdisciplinary Reorganization

Type: Ad hoc committee

Purpose: to determine if StFX is organized to realize its potential in academic programs.

Members: (4, one from each faculty)
Jane McMillan 
Bobbi Morrison
Dan Robinson
Dave Risk

Subcommittee to Explore Grading System for Undergraduate programs

Type: Ad hoc Committee

Established October 2018.  The purpose of this ad hoc committee is to examine Section 3.10d of the Academic Calendar,  to discuss both the written work and grade percentage requirements for undergraduate courses.  The Committee should seek feedback from Faculty members and students.

1 Dean - chair
8 Faculty members - 2 from each Faculty
3 student members