Faculty Meeting Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009 (All day)
ATAC 5035
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To:����������������� Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities 
From:������������ Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council
Subject: ������� COUNCIL MEETING ������������
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There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009 AT 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM IN�ATAC 5035.
����������������������������������������������������������� AGENDA �
�1.������� Approval of Agenda.
�2.������� Approval of the April 3, 2009 Minutes. ��
�3.������� Business Arising from the Minutes.�����������
�4.������� Registrar�s Report.
�5.������� Dean�s Report.
�6.������� Departmental/School Reports.
����������� i) Department of Aboriginal Education �� Calendar Changes
���������������1.�Revised Proposal December 12 2008
���������������2. Revised Proposal January 23, 2009
�7.������� Other Business.
����������� i) Proposed Strategic Plan
�8.������� Orillia Report.
�9.������� Adjournment.�����������
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
 FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:30 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
V. Smith welcomed Dr. G. Siddall as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities effective April 1, 2009.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by M. Nisenholt that the agenda be approved.
Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by H. Smith that the minutes of April 3, 2009 be approved.
Business Arising from Minutes
Registrar’s Report
There was none. 
Dean's Report
1.       Budget.  I have now been asked to transfer the full 6% cut from our budget.   I hope to be able to let you know by the end of today what your own budget situations will be.
2.       Low enrolled classes.   Need to think about the classes that have been flagged, but also classes that are likely to be lower than 15.  There will be a change in registration process this year.  Two week registration period in June, and then one more period in August.  It is important for us to be as accurate as possible about the courses we open for registration, so that they are not cancelled later on. 
3.       Economics.   The Department of Economics has indicated that they wish to join the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies and leave the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.   It is my understanding that the Department made a presentation to the SES Faculty Council, and that SES has had a vote and has approved the request.  I am now asking this council how it would like to respond.
Respectfully submitted by Dr. Gillian Siddall, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  It was moved  by J. Leggatt and seconded by H. Smith that the changes to the M.A. Program in English, (as per the OCGS), be approved.
Orillia Report
i)  It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by J. Leggatt that the Orillia calendar changes for English only be approved.
A lengthy discussion followed about academic programming at the Orillia campus.
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by R. Ariss to form a sub-committee to identify issues that would be taken into consideration for strategic planning for our Faculty.
Other Business
i) Honours Programs
This item was deferred to the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
Thunder Bay Campus
B. Cuthbertson
S.D. Stone
G. Colton
R. Berg
M. MacLean
R. Ariss
M.N. Rinne
P. Jasen
H. Smith
M. Beaulieu
L. Paquette
J. Leggatt
V. Smith
S.S. Islam
G. Munro
A. Carastathis
M. Nisenholt
J. Nicholas
G. Siddall
Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
K. Holmes
D. Jobin-Bevans
M. Ryks-Szelekovszky