Faculty Meeting Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
 
                                                AGENDA  
1.      
Approval of Agenda.
2.      
Approval of the Minutes of March 9, 2007.
3.      
Business Arising from the Minutes.
. CFHSS representative - Dr. Gary Boire
4. 
Registrar's Report.
5.      
Dean's Report.
6.      
Departmental Reports.
7.      
Other Business.
i)
Modular Degrees
8.      
Adjournment.
 
 
__________________________________
VICTOR SMITH
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
Minutes: 
 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2007
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, March 9, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
V. Smith called the meeting to order.
 
1.  
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by G. Hayman and seconded by T. Dunk that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
2.
V. Smith welcomed Connie Nelson to the meeting.
 
Connie Nelson and Doug West presented the following.
 
i)   
Report from the November Meeting of CFHSS - D. West
 
D. West, the faculty representative on CFHSS over the past three years, suggested that someone else should continue.  He nominated Gary Boire for the post. 
 
Some items of interest:  The new Executive Director for CFHSS is Noreen Golfman. CFHSS is lobbying Ottawa for an increase in their funding and promoting the many facets that contribute to the work of CFHSS.
 
The full report of the November 2006 meeting can be found on the Faculty web site under "Faculty Resources."
 
ii)
Exploring Potential Involvement with the Food Security Research and Service Exchange Network -   C. Nelson
 
C. Nelson provided a power point presentation to Council. 
 
She extended an invitation to interested faculty to participate in their food security research project which has been funded by the foundation for five years.  She noted that the basic purpose is to provide opportunities for students through credit courses and to get involved in community service and research activities around the area. 
 
This research has the potential to reach across most departments in the university.  It is hoped that faculty members will come together to study the research aspects of community service learning.  This year alone has seen 250 students express their interest.
 
Two food security forums are being held on March 22nd and March 23rd  
 
Further information including upcoming events and a survey study can be accessed on the following website  -  www.foodsecurityresearch.ca.
 
It was also noted that Marg Stadey is a community resource person and available to assist those who may wish to participate.
 
3.  
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by P. Wakewich and seconded by J. Roth that the minutes of January 12th be approved with the following correction:
 
.add:  J. Leggatt to the attendance list.
 
                                                                                Carried.
        
4. 
Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
There was none.
 
4.  Dean's Report 
 
M. Richardson reported.
 
i)         
Dean's Position
 
Dr. Tom Dunk has accepted the position as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities as of May 1st.
 
Mike Richardson will overlap and assist Tom Dunk until the end of May.
 
ii)
Thanks
 
On behalf of the faculty, M. Richardson thanked Dr. Bruce Strang for his service as Acting Dean over the past months.  He noted that Dr. Strang will continue to assist with a few overlapping matters.
 
M. Richardson also thanked Professor Alain Nabarra for serving as Acting Dean for the first two weeks of his appointment while he was off campus.
 
iii)
Council Agenda
 
M. Richardson noted that A. Foshay has requested that she be allowed to report to Council on upcoming matters.  "Registrar's Report" will become a permanent item for the Faculty Council agenda.
 
vi)
Course Evaluations
 
Course evaluations are underway and under control.
 
vii)
Policy for Reservists
 
Upper administration is working on a university-wide policy for student reservists.  Questions about this can be directed to Maria Dufresene of the Vice-President (Academic's) office.
 
viii)
Business Course
 
University of Toronto's Rotman's School of Management is offering a 'bridge to business' program for 3rd and 4th year students from June 4 - 29, 2007.  Those interested should leave a message with Judy Vogrig.
 
ix)
LUNS Association
 
The LUNS Association will be holding a Pow Wow on March 9, 10 and 11.  All are welcome.
 
x)
Software Request Deadline
 
Requests for new or updated software required for the Spring 2007 session must be submitted by March 15th to the TSC helpdesk.  TSC requires a sufficient amount of time to analyze software enhancements.  A form is to be filled and then brought to the Helpdesk to ensure that applications are available for the Spring session.
 
xi)
Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee and the Senate Academic Committee
 
. a preliminary recommendation for minor programs is to come from SUSC to the Senate Academic Committee.  The process is still at the committee stage.
 
.the Senate Academic Committee is planning to recommend changes in the regulations for reporting of DEFs and INCs.
 
.programs with less than 25 graduates as well as minor programs are being reviewed by SUSC on March 23rd.  Deans have been asked to consult with their academic units.  A lengthy discussion followed.  Input by departments prior to March 23rd was requested.
 
 xii)
Budget
 
B. Strang reported that he and T. Dunk have met with the Vice-President (Academic) regarding the Faculty budget.  He noted an encouraging response because SS&H departmental requests were kept conservative and reasonable. The final report on the budget and sabbatical requests will follow next week.   
 
5.  Departmental Reports
 
Calendar Changes
 
.Psychology
 
It was moved by Gordon Hayman and seconded by S.D. Stone that the Psychology calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                                Carried.
6.         Other Business
i
Ambassador Program
 
M. Richardson noted that the student ambassador program was searching for current Lakehead students to represent each of the faculties/programs on campus.  He asked that departments assist with contacting such students.  The Orientation website (www.orientation.lakeheadu.ca) and the Volunteers section will provide the details.
 
7.         Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
           
ATTENDANCE
 
D. Jobin-Bevans
A. Carastathis
T. Dunk
E. Epp
G. Hayman
S. Islam
J. Leggatt
J. Roth
M. MacLean
G. Munro
A. Nabarra
M. Nisenholt
J.M. Richardson
K. Santerre
S.D. Stone
V. Smith
B. Strang
P. Wakewich
D. West
 
GUESTS
 
C. Nelson
 
REGRETS
 
D. Ivison