Faculty Meeting Monday, May 15, 2006

Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2006 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
Subject:        COUNCIL MEETING                                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON  MONDAY, MAY 15TH AT 2:00 P.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
 
                                                AGENDA  
 
1.       Approval of Agenda.
 
2.       Approval of the April 11th  Minutes   
 
3.       Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
4.       Graduands.
         
5.       Dean's Report.
                  
6.       Departmental  and Committee Reports.
 
i)        English - Adjunct Professor - Dr. Kim Fedderson
                             
7.       Other Business.
 
8.       Adjournment.
 
 
____________________________________
BRUCE STRANG
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
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Minutes: 
 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2006
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
B. Strang called the meeting to order.
 
On behalf of the Faculty Council, B. Strang welcomed Dr. Gary Boire, the Acting Faculty Dean, to the meeting.  Council members introduced themselves.
 
1.   Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by G. Munro and seconded by R. Maundrell that the agenda be approved
with the following change:
 
i)
 
remove 6 i)  - the English Department has yet to meet to approve this item.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
2.   Approval of the Minutes 
 
It was moved by M. MacLean and seconded by G. Sidall that the minutes of March 17th be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.                                                                 
 
3.         Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
There was none.
 
4.         Dean's Report
 
Dr. Gary Boire  provided the following report.
 
i)          Thanks
 
He thanked all those who were assisting him as Acting Dean during this transition period.
 
He noted that he was working  in the Social Sciences and Humanities office, generally on Tuesdays.  Currently, he is meeting with each of the faculty chairs and coordinators on an individual basis.  Three meetings have taken place so far. 
 
 
 
ii)         Budget
 
G. Boire is working with Rita Blais in order to clarify questions regarding staffing and sabbatical replacements.
 
iii)         Scheduling
 
The Registrar is concerned with timetabling errors and welcomes suggestions from departments
that will help to correct problems.
 
iv)        Faculty Annual Reports
 
A letter from the Acting Dean has been sent out to all faculty requesting that annual reports be submitted to Chairs by May 31st.  One copy should be sent to the Chair, one to Human Resources and one to the Dean's office.
 
v)         Deans' Council
 
The following items were discussed at last week's Deans' Council meeting:
 
1          Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act
 
The Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act will have an impact on the accuracy of
all distributed minutes.
 
2          Budget
 
The deans should be receiving a report on the budget numbers shortly.
 
3          E-Mail Policy
 
The proposed new e-mail policy will not happen.
 
4          International Tuition
 
International tuition fees are going to increase.  The actual figure is still to be determined.
 
5          Orillia Director
 
The new director of the Orillia Campus, Sally Ann Burnett, will be on campus tomorrow.
 
A question period followed.
 
  
 
 
5.         Departmental Reports
 
i           Calendar Changes - Economics
 
It was moved by L. di Matteo and seconded by H. Smith that Council approve the Economics calendar changes.
                                                                                                Carried.
ii           Calendar Changes - Psychology
 
It was moved by G. Hayman and seconded by M. Stroink that the Psychology calendar changes be approved.
                                                                                                Carried.
 
6.         Other Business
 
There was none.
                                                                                                 
7.         Adjournment.
 
The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.
           
ATTENDANCE
 
R. Berg
G. Boire
A. Carastathis
L. Di Matteo
T. Dunk
E. Epp
R. Farrell
M. Granville
G. Hayman
D. Ivison
S. Islam
J. Leggatt
M. MacLean
R. Maundrell
G. Munro
G. Siddall
S.D. Stone
M. Stroink
V. Smith
P. Wakewich
 
 
REGRETS
 
K. Santerre
B. Stolar
P. Vervoort