FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
K. Fedderson called the meeting to order noting the following:
In the absence of B. Strang, H. Smith chaired the meeting.
Council welcomed Matt Granville and Kimberley Santerre. They have accepted an invitation to join the Faculty Council as LUSU student representatives as noted under item III C of the Council Constitution. They are full-voting council members.
1. Approval of Agenda
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by G. Siddall that the agenda be approved.
2. Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by A. Carastathis that the Minutes of February 17th be approved with the following changes:
p. 2, i:
p. 2, 4 iii
.Orillia Task Force should replace Orillia opening attendees.
.add: G. Siddall
3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
i) Dean's Search Update
R. Farrell and H. Smith spoke to Council noting that the Committee had met. They explained that they were currently working through the wording of the immediate criteria in the categories outlined in the Vice-President Academic's draft. At the next meeting, they expect to finalize criteria as they wait for the applicants to come in.
ii) Cross-Listed Course Designations.
In the absence of P. Wakewich, H. Smith reported that Women's Studies did not want to stand alone with regard to cross-listed course designations and that a possible first step would be for
P. Wakewich to discuss the issue with the Senate Undergrad Studies Committee. A motion from
It was moved by K. Fedderson and seconded by S. D. Stone that P. Wakewich represents the faculty interests on cross-listed course designations to the Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee as well as the Enrolment Management group.
4. Dean's Report
i Acting Dean
K. Fedderson reported that an Acting Faculty Dean had not yet been appointed, but an announcement is expected early next week.
5. Departmental Reports
i Calendar Changes - Education
G. Siddell spoke to Council. Based on meetings of the subcommittee, Education representatives, D. Kerr, and F. Blaikie, have put together the current draft of education courses for consideration.
It was moved by G. Siddell and seconded by A. den Otter that Council approve these courses.
ii Calendar Changes - English
There was a discussion of budget implications for the Reading Culture course. $3,000 has been donated to assist with costs ($500 from Education and $2500 from the Northern Film Association). As long as the association continues to make money, there is a commitment to donate funds. Currently, the Senate Budget Committee is looking at the site license issue and hopefully, the Vice-President (Academic) will add her support before the Senate Budget Committee review.
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by B. Stolar that the English calendar changes be approved.
iii Calendar Changes - Orillia
A discussion followed. It was noted that these courses were exclusively for Orillia students. These courses will be counted as a group three category for those students who may wish to transfer to Thunder Bay. The enrolment limit of 25 may positively impact the Thunder Bay campus. Any budgetary implications for these courses will not affect departmental budgets.
It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by A. Carastathis that the Orillia Inquiry courses
iv Calendar Changes - Political Science
It was moved by G. Munro and seconded by M. Granville that calendar change #1 for Political Science be approved.
It was moved by G. Munro and seconded by M. Granville that calendar change #2 for Political
Science be approved.
6. Other Business
i Affiliated Faculty - Dr. Philip Allingham
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by M. MacLean that Dr. Philip Allingham be approved as an Affiliated Faculty member in the Department of English.
ii Thank you to Kim Fedderson
Council applauded as they expressed their thanks to Dr. Kim Fedderson for his years of good service to the Faculty and wished him the best of luck in his new post at Confederation College.
iii Password Protection for Faculty Council Minutes and Support Documentation
M. MacLean questioned the need for password protection for Faculty Council documentation.
A discussion followed.
There was council consensus that access to such materials should be made public.
The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
A. den Otter
L. Di Matteo