Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, October 8, 2020: Deadline for Agenda Items - Thursday, October 1/2020 at 2:00 pm - This will be the last meeting to approve calendar changes for next year's calendar.

Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
via ZOOM - TBA
Agenda: 

TBA

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
Thursday, September 17th, 2020
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom.

Prior to the meeting, R. Maundrell introduced Dr, N. Hatton as the new three-year Limited Term Appointment in the Department of History.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by A. Saulnier that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.
2.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from June 26th, 2020.
        The minutes were reviewed and accepted.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Calendar Changes
i)  English
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by R. Robson that the calendar change for English be approved.
2020-SOC-7413:  ENGL/INDI 2510 Cross-List
        Carried.

ii)  History
It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for History be approved.
2020-SOC-7436:  Programs-Modification-UG-History
2020-SOC-7437:  Courses-New Courses-UG-History-2nd year course offerings
        Carried.

iii)  Indigenous Learning
It was moved by K. Burnett and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the calendar changes for Indigenous Learning be approved.
2020-SOC-7395:  Program Major modification UG Indigenous Learning
2020-SOC-7396:  Course Modification UG Indigenous Learning: 3 courses
2020-SOC-7456:  Course-New-UG-Indigenous Learning-Cross-listing ENGL-2510
        Carried.

iv)  Languages
It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by R. Robson that the calendar changes for Languages be approved.
2020-SOC-7399:  Minor Changes to BA and HBA French programs
2020-SOC-7403:  Updates in Requirements
2020-SOC-7404:  Modifications-UG-French and Education Programs
2020-SOC-7405:  Program Modifications-UG-French with double majors and Education
        Carried.

v)  Philosophy
It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by G. Colton that the calendar changes for Philosophy be approved.
2020-SOC-7433:  Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy (New, Modification and Reinstatement)
2020-SOC-7435:  Course-Deletion-UG-Philosophy
2020-SOC-7439:  Programs-Modifications-UG-BABED&HBABED Philosophy- Changes to Philosophy Course Requirements
        Carried.

vi)  Gender and Women’s Studies
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for Gender and Women’s studies be approved.
2020-SOC-7385:  Course Cross-list UG Department of Gender and Women's Studies (FREN-3603)
        Carried.

vii)  Visual Arts
It was moved by K. Holmes and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved.
2020-SOC-7442:  BA Visual Arts program change
2020-SOC-7443:  HBFA program change
2020-SOC-7444:  BA, Bed Visual Arts Program
2020-SOC-7445:  HBFA/Bed Program Change
2020-SOC-7446:  Minor in Art History program change
2020-SOC-7447:  New First Year Visual Arts course 1012
2020-SOC-7448:  New 4th year course 4019 in Visual Arts
2020-SOC-7449:  Visual Arts 0510 course change
2020-SOC-7450:  Visual Arts 1015 course change
2020-SOC-7451:  Visual Arts 2410 course change
2020-SOC-7452:  Visual Arts 2430 course deletion
        Carried.
5.
Department/School Reports
i)  English
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by R. Warburton to recommend that Dr. Kevin Brooks be appointed as External Adjunct Professor in the Department of English.
        Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies
J. Jarman noted the bureaucratic complexity involved with the hiring of contract lecturers and the ongoing lack of resources for the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies despite significant increases in program majors and student course counts.

6.
Dean’s Report
B. Birmingham noted that faculty enrolments at the undergraduate level are up, particularly in Orillia; complete and accurate enrolment figures will be available after 1 November.  Graduate enrolments are also up in relation to the previous year, although a large number of graduate students had deferred their entry until January 2021.
Meeting participants were asked if any issues had been observed during the first week of class relating to students and technology.

•    K. Holmes noted that the University had not provided readily available information about proper protocols regarding face-to-face teaching and that the academic advising load had been heavy.  B. Birmingham responded that she would bring this matter to the attention of the Executive team.
•    D. Ivison noted that the while the University had provided useful information regarding research guidelines affected by Covid-19, teaching guidelines had not been forthcoming and support units such as Student Central had not been able to respond to student requests in a timely fashion.  Student advising remained heavy and Student Central had reportedly been delayed in answering student e-mails for up to 10 business days.  B. Birmingham confirmed that Student Central had been directing many Engineering students to department chairs for assistance in matters such as raising course caps.
•    P. Cain requested that a representative from Student Central speak to Faculty Council about the structure of advising.
•    I. Lemée identified the problems related to overload and course entrance requests from Engineering students.  A discussion about the criteria for granting overload requests ensued.

B. Birmingham noted that she would welcome the opportunity to attend department meetings or departmental events involving students during the academic year.  Leaders’ meetings would be scheduled once a month during the Fall term.

7.
Other Business
M. Stevenson noted that the meeting scheduled for the second week of October was the last opportunity for Faculty Council to approve calendar change requests from departments to take effect in the 2021-22 academic year.

8.
Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Thursday, October 8th, 2020, at 10:00 am via Zoom.

9.
Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 11:13 am.  

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Maundrell
S. Jobbitt
K. Holmes
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham
L. Chambers
A. Carastathis
K. Burnett
B. Vernier
I. Lemée
B. Parker
P. Cain
C. Sanders
T. Potter
G. Colton
R. Robson
L. Forbes
R. Warburton
S. Viitala

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
J. Jarman
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, December 3, 2020: Deadline for Agenda Items - Thursday, November 26/2020 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
Via ZOOM - TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, November 12, 2020: Deadline for Agenda Items - Thursday, November 5/2020 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
Via ZOOM - TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, September 17, 2020 (revised date): Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, 11, September /2020 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
Via Zoom - Link on Agenda
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        September 13, 2020
To:        Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
_______________________________________________________________________________
There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2020 AT 10:00 AM VIA ZOOM.
 AGENDA
_______________________

 Zoom Link:
https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/93821319747
Meeting ID: 938 2131 9747
_______________________    

Introduction of New Colleagues.
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   June 26th, 2020.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Calendar Changes.
    i)  English
    2020-SOC-7413:  ENGL/INDI 2510 Cross-List.

    ii) History
    2020-SOC-7436:  Programs-Modification-UG-History.
    2020-SOC-7437:  Courses-New Courses-UG-History-2nd year course offerings.

    iii)  Indigenous Learning
    2020-SOC-7395:  Program Major modification UG Indigenous Learning.
    2020-SOC-7396:  Course Modification UG Indigenous Learning: 3 courses
    2020-SOC-7456:  Course-New-UG-Indigenous Learning-Cross-listing ENGL-2510.
    
    iv)  Languages
    2020-SOC-7399:  Minor Changes to BA and HBA French programs.
    2020-SOC-7403:  Updates in Requirements.
    2020-SOC-7404:  Modifications-UG-French and Education Programs.
    2020-SOC-7405:  Program Modifications-UG-French with double majors and Education.

    v)  Philosophy
    2020-SOC-7433:  Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy (New, Modification and Reinstatement).
    2020-SOC-7435:  Course-Deletion-UG-Philosophy.

    2020-SOC-7439:  Programs-Modifications-UG-BABED&HBABED Philosophy- Changes to Philosophy Course Requirements.

    v)  Gender and Women’s Studies
    2020-SOC-7385:  Course Cross-list UG Department of Gender and Women's Studies (FREN-3603).

    II)  Visual Arts
    2020-SOC-7442:  BA Visual Arts program change.
    2020-SOC-7443:  HBFA program change.
    2020-SOC-7444:  BA, Bed Visual Arts Program.
    2020-SOC-7445:  HBFA/Bed Program Change.
    2020-SOC-7446:  Minor in Art History program change.
    2020-SOC-7447:  New First Year Visual Arts course 1012.
    2020-SOC-7448:  New 4th year course 4019 in Visual Arts.
    2020-SOC-7449:  Visual Arts 0510 course change.
    2020-SOC-7450:  Visual Arts 1015 course change.
    2020-SOC-7451:  Visual Arts 2410 course change.
    2020-SOC-7452:  Visual Arts 2430 course deletion.
 
 5.    Department/School Reports.
    i) English
 Recommendation:  Dr. Kevin Brooks as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of English. (Recommendation memo.) CV available upon request; please contact S. Viitala

 6.    Dean’s Report.
 7.    Other Business.
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  October 9th, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom.
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
Friday, June 26th, 2020
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom.
1.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by J. Jarman and seconded by I. Lemée that the agenda be approved as amended.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from May 29th, 2020.
        The minutes were reviewed and accepted.
        
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Assistant Deans’ Report
J. Roth:  Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus
Thank you to everyone!  The retention meetings went well and the retention strategies will be rolling out soon.

L. Fiddick:  Assistant Dean’s Report – Orillia Campus
Continuing to advise students.

5.
Calendar Changes
i)  English
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by A. den Otter that the calendar change for English be approved.
2020-SOC-7345:  Course modification UG, cross-list course English with INDI.
        Carried.

ii)  Indigenous Learning
It was moved by K. Burnett and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for Indigenous Learning be approved.
2020-SOC-7362-B: Department of Indigenous Learning Navigator request to cross-list a course with Political Science.
2020-SOC-7376: Department of Indigenous Learning Course Deletions.
2020-SOC-7377:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Modification (INDI-3235)(Existing non-Type E).
2020-SOC-7378:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Additions (7 new non-Type E courses).
2020-SOC-7381-A:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Modifications (Existing Type E courses).
2020-SOC-7381-B-B:  Department of Indigenous Learning INDI-4901 addition.
2020-SOC-7383:  Department of Indigenous Learning Credit Weight Change (2 courses).
2020-SOC-7384:  Department of Indigenous Learning Cross List Courses (ENGL-1116 & WOME-2119).
        Carried.

iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies
It was moved by A. Saulnier and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar change for Criminology be approved.
2020-SOC-7366:  Criminology 2313-Cross-List with Political Science 2313.
        Carried.

iv)  Languages
It was moved by I. Lemée  and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar change for Languages be approved.
2020-SOC-7386:  Cross list French 3603 (TYPE E course) with Women's Studies.
        Carried.

iv)  Political Science
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar change for Political Studies be approved.
2020-SOC-7331:  POLI 2313 CROSS CALENDARED WITH CRIMINOLOGY 2313 AND INDIGENOUS LEARNING 2319.
        Carried.

v)  Gender and Women’s Studies
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by K. Burnett that the calendar change for Gender and Women’s Studies be approved.
2020-SOC-7361:  Department of Gender and Women's Studies Undergrad Cross-Listing Request of INDI-2119 & WOME-2119.
        Carried.
The following calendar change was deferred to the next Council meeting.  This was supported by L. Chambers, J. Roth and I. Lemée.
2020-SOC-7385:  Course Cross-list UG Department of Gender and Women's Studies (FREN-3603).

6.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  English
D. Ivison stated that M. Haiven has published a new book entitled Revenge of Capitalism.  It is very timely and was released on May 20, 2020.

ii)  Visual Arts
K. Holmes stated that the student exhibition and juried show is now on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery from June 23 to July 6, 2020.

7.
Other Business
i)  Academic Advising Question
K. Holmes raised a question about degree regulations with regard to Visual Arts and Type B courses as they pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies.  D. Ivison stated that students do not have to do these courses in their first and second year and are not required in the IS program.  L. Fiddick stated that this was something that had been in place when IS was not part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Further discussion followed.

ii)  Value Statement
J. Roth mentioned that the draft value statement for our Faculty was ready.  This statement will be sent out to all Chairs/Director for review.  D. Ivison mentioned that feedback should be requested.  S. Jobbitt stated that it would be best to speak with the committee first before distributing the document.

8.
Dean’s Report
Friday, June 26th, 2020.

1.  Thank you to all the Acting Chairs/Director for their work:  M. Johnston for Outdoor Recreation; S. Jobbitt for History; E. Chugunov for Music; K. Burnett for Indigenous Learning.
Welcome to the new Acting Chairs/Director:  C. Sanders for Sociology; T. Potter for Outdoor Recreation; R. Maundrell for History.

2.  Shared office spaces such as those used by Contract Lecturers are on the Provost’s list of items to address/review.

3.  Orders for text books for the coming year should be sent to the Bookstore as soon as possible.  They have updated the process recently and have made it easier for students to get their books.  

4.  Technology needs are being addressed on an ongoing basis.  Please check in with TSC or the Teaching Commons to discuss your needs.  USB document readers have been ordered and will be distributed to those who require them.  Make sure you are ordering the correct technology and are getting them out to those who need them.  All orders need to be approved by the Provost.  Please send special needs directly to me and I will contact TSC so orders can be placed as a “bundle.”  Items purchased will be paid for the Department/School and the Dean.

5.  PTR applications can be postponed for one year.  We might not hear anything until September so please check in with LUFA.  Also, teaching evaluations for courses held this past winter and fall/winter need not be submitted with the annual report for this year.

D. Ivison took over at Chair, Faculty Council for the remainder of the meeting.
Any further questions/comments:

J. Jarman asked about the status of winter courses.  B. Birmingham mentioned that there may be face to face classes in the winter but it was too early for any decision to be made.  Students have expressed concerns about this as well as housing and getting back to campus.  B. Birmingham stated that Lakehead was waiting for the province to make a decision regarding winter classes.  

K. Holmes mentioned that daycare and child care was hard for students to arrange.  This is also a serious issue for faculty as well as daycares are taking less children now.  It was suggested that this item also be forwarded to the Provost.  B. Parker mentioned that Nanibijou would opening in July and that those needing daycare should submit their applications for a space(s).

B. Birmingham said that the return to work plan might be ready mid-July and that we were currently waiting for the province to take the lead.

9.
Next Faculty Council Meeting:  M. Stevenson stated that perhaps we could have our next meeting toward the end of August or in July if necessary.

10.
Adjournment
 The meeting was adjourned at 11:01 am.  

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
S. Jobbitt
K. Holmes
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham
J. Roth
L. Chambers
A. Carastathis
K. Burnett
B. Vernier
I. Lemée
B. Parker
P. Cain
C. Sanders
S. Shahsahabi
G. Colton
R. Warburton

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick
J. Jarman
S. Islam
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier

REGRETS
M. Johnston

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, May 7, 2021: Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 30/2021 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: 
TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, April 9, 2021: Deadline for Agenda Items - Thursday, April 1/2021 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: 
TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, March 12, 2021: Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 5/2021 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: 
TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, February 12, 2021: Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, February 5/2021 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: 
TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, January 8, 2021: Deadline for Agenda Items - Tuesday, December 23/2020 at 2:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 10:00am
Location: 
Via ZOOM - TBA

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, June 26, 2020 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, June 19 at 4:00 pm

Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:00am
Location: 
To be held via Zoom - TBA
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM - Revised
Date:        June 23, 2020
To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject:   COUNCIL MEETING         
_______________________________________________________________________________
There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:
FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2020 AT 10:00 AM VIA ZOOM.

AGENDA
_______________________

 Zoom Link:

Join Zoom Meeting https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/93314412750

Meeting ID: 933 1441 2750
_______________________   
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   May 29th, 2020.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Deans’ Report.
 6.    Calendar Changes.

    i)  English
    2020-SOC-7345:  Course modification UG, cross-list course English with INDI.

    ii)  Indigenous Learning
    2020-SOC-7362-B: Department of Indigenous Learning Navigator request to cross-list a course with Political Science.

    2020-SOC-7376: Department of Indigenous Learning Course Deletions.
 
    2020-SOC-7377:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Modification (INDI-3235)(Existing non-Type E).

    2020-SOC-7378:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Additions (7 new non-Type E courses).

    2020-SOC-7381-A:  Department of Indigenous Learning Course Modifications (Existing Type E courses).

    2020-SOC-7381-B-B:  Department of Indigenous Learning INDI-4901 addition.

    2020-SOC-7383:  Department of Indigenous Learning Credit Weight Change (2 courses).

    2020-SOC-7384:  Department of Indigenous Learning Cross List Courses (ENGL-1116 & WOME-2119).

    iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies
    2020-SOC-7366:  Criminology 2313--Cross-List with Political Science 2313.

    iv)  Languages
    2020-SOC-7386:  Cross list French 3603 (TYPE E course) with Women's Studies.

    iv)  Political Science
    2020-SOC-7331:  POLI 2313 CROSS CALENDARED WITH CRIMINOLOGY 2313 AND INDIGENOUS LEARNING 2319.

    v)  Gender and Women’s Studies
    2020-SOC-7361:  Department of Gender and Women's Studies Undergrad Cross-Listing Request of INDI-2119 &        WOME-2119.

    2020-SOC-7385:  Course Cross-list UG Department of Gender and Women's Studies (FREN-3603).

 7.    Department/School Reports.
 8.    Other Business.
 9.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  TBA
10.    Adjournment.    

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
Friday, May 29th, 2020
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 11:00 am via Zoom.
1.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from April 24th, 2020.
        The minutes were reviewed and accepted as amended.
        
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report
Friday, May 29th, 2020

•    Reminder of link to Chairs/Director/Assistant Deans for the weekly SS&H Leaders meetings; open discussions on how to move forward as a faculty in the current climate at Lakehead.
•    Timetable will be out soon, either today or Monday; Dean’s will approve before going online.
•    Keep working on converting students.
•    All courses will be available online with some exceptions.
•    Thank you to all our faculty for their hard work during this challenging time.

5.
Assistant Deans’ Report
J. Roth:  Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus
Thank you to all departments/school for the opportunity to meet with everyone.  

L. Fiddick:  Assistant Dean’s Report – Orillia Campus
Currently working on academic standings and advising students.

Calendar Changes
None were submitted.  M. Stevenson reminded everyone about the new deadlines for calendar changes that came into effect this year.

7.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  Indigenous Learning
It was moved by K. Burnett and seconded by L. Chambers that Dr. Travis Hay be appointed as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Indigenous Learning.
    Carried.
8.
Other Business
None.

9.
Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, June 26th 2020 at 10:00 am; via Zoom. (It was decided that although our Constitution does not require meetings in June, July or August, it would be good to meet during the summer months to discuss issues that might arise.  It was noted that any outstanding calendar requests could be dealt with as well.)

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 pm.  

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Maundrell
S. Jobbitt
K. Holmes
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham
T. Puddephatt
J. Roth
M. Johnston
L. Chambers
A. Carastathis
E. Chugonov
K. Burnett
L. Ray
B. Vernier
I. Lemée
B. Parker
P. Cain
C. Sanders
S. Shahsahabi

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick
J. Jarman
D. West
S. Islam
A. den Otter

REGRETS
A. Saulnier

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