Thursday, May 14, 2009 (All day)
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Date: May 14, 2009
To: Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
From: Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council
Subject: COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009 AT 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the April 30, 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 January 23, 2009
2. Revised Proposal December 12, 2008
7. Other Business.
8. Orillia Report.
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10:30 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
Approval of Revised Agenda
It was moved by H. Smith and seconded by B. Cuthbertson that the revised agenda be approved.
Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by S.S. Islam and seconded by R. Berg that the minutes of April 3, 2009 be approved.
Business Arising from Minutes
i) Budget (covered in the Dean's Report).
ii) Courses with Low Student Enrolment (covered in the Dean's Report).
iii) June Registration (covered in Dean's Report).
There was none.
ii) Course Enrolments - 15 students
iii) June Registration
A detailed report from the Dean will follow shortly.
i) Calendar Changes for the Department of Aboriginal Education
M.N. Rinne expressed her concern about this calendar change as she was not consulted beforehand. G. Siddall stated that the changes had gone forward to SUSC without being approved at Council. S. Stone also mentioned that it should have approval from Indigenous Learning, and J. Leggatt mentioned that it should have the English prerequisite. G. Siddall deferred the approval until the next Faculty Council meeting.
A. Den Otter reported that the faculty renewals were in progress. She stated that she had met with the Chairs and decisions had been made with regard to the length of each term. This will hopefully be completed by May 15, 2009. The advertisement should go out sometime next week. G. Siddall noted that there was some confusion with regard to the governance between campuses, and that Deans should be part of the recommendation process. With regard to marks submission, it was agreed that there needs to be a process in place.
i) Proposed Strategic Plan
There was a very lengthy discussion about the proposed Strategic Plan which took place during the Dean's Report.
There was an overall expression of disappointment concerning the move of Economics to the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies with regard to the lack of any formal process, and for the lack of communication from the Department of Economics. It was noted that this action may indeed pave the way for any Department/School to change faculties at any time. It was generally agreed that the Department of Economics should have done a presentation to its current Faculty about why they wished to leave. Great disappointment was expressed. A suggestion was made that by abstaining from voting at Senate, our disappointment with regard to how things were done will be evident. It was also suggested that during the discussion about the proposed move, there be a request put forward for a policy to be developed for this process.
The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Thunder Bay Campus
Thunder Bay Campus - continued
A. den Otter