Concordia board, senate at odds over modified recommendations

September 16, 2011

Just a few months after a report suggested the climate at Concordia University could be improved only with a real spirit of cooperation between the board of governors and senate, both parties appear to be at odds again, reports the Montreal Gazette. The trouble stems from the board's Ad Hoc Governance Review Committee's recent endorsement of the recommendations, with what one Concordia official calls a few "tweaks to reflect our reality." The modifications have not gone over very well with the senate. One issue is that the board's proposal concerning the passage of motions to a 60% majority vote alters the two-thirds majority recommended in the report. Concordia's director of media relations says there is no real tension, but a feeling the ad hoc committee was moving too quickly, so the senate has asked the board not to vote on the committee's recommendations yet and to form a joint committee to review the recommendations. Montreal Gazette