Faculty Meeting Friday, September 11, 2009

Date: 
Friday, September 11, 2009 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
 
Date:              September 10, 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 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 AT 1:30 PM TO 3:00 PM IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
 
                                                            AGENDA  
 1.        Approval of Agenda.
 
 2.        Approval of the May 14, 2009 Minutes.   
 
 3.        Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
 4.        Introduction of New Colleagues.
            (CHAIRS:   Please invite new colleagues to this meeting and please be prepared to introduce and welcome them to our Council.)
 
 5.        Registrar's Report.
 
 6.        Dean's Report.
 
 7.        Interim Strategic Plan Committee.
 
 8.        Departmental/School Reports.
            i) Languages - Calendar Changes
            ii) Sociology - Calendar Changes
                 Sociology - Nine Calendar Changes
            iii) English - Adjunct Professor - Dr. Philip Allingham (Education)
 
 9.        Other Business.
 
10.       Orillia Report.
 
11.       Adjournment.           
 
 
_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 THURSDAY, May 14, 2009
 
 
 
APPROVED 
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
H. Smith was Acting Dean.
 
1.
Approval of Revised Agenda
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by M. MacLean that the revised agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
  
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by S.D. Stone and seconded by M. MacLean that the minutes of April 30, 2009 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
3.
Business Arising from Minutes
 
There was none.
 
4.
Registrar's Report
 
Graduands
 
Prior to our Faculty Council meeting, Brenda Nelson circulated the lists of graduands to all Departments and Schools.  Brenda suggested that each Chair/Director review the lists if they have not already done so and report any changes/errors. 
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by P. Jasen that the list of Graduands be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Carastathis that the Dean of the Faculty, the Chair/Director of the Department/School and the Registrar be empowered to approve graduands who do not appear on the convocation list, but who are found to have completed all the of requirements for their undergraduate degrees and diplomas by the day of convocation; and similarly, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the Chair/Director of the Department/School and the Registrar be empowered to approve graduate degrees and diplomas; and that such graduands be placed on record by Senate at the next Senate meeting following the meeting at which graduands are normally approved.
 
 
 
 5.
Dean's Report
 
There was no report.
 
6.
Departmental/School Reports
 
i) Calendar Changes - Department of Aboriginal Education
 
J. O'Meara spoke about the revised calendar changes.  He informed Council that SUSC was satisfied with the changes and that they will be passed at Senate tomorrow.
 
It was moved by D. McPherson and M. Beaulieu that the revised calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                            Carried.
 
ii) Calendar Changes for Philosophy
 
It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the proposed calendar change for the Honours BA (Philosophy), (fourth year line be changed to read "Any three of Philosophy 4311, 4313, 4314, 4317, 4318 or 4715."), be approved.
 
                                                                            Carried.
 
7.
Orillia Report
 
A. den Otter reported that they were still waiting to hear back from AEC regarding the renewal of existing term contract lecturers.  Several have reached the end of their three-year maximum time for term appointments. She stated that clearly they need full-time faculty at Orillia, preferably tenure track positions.  In the absence of new tenure-track positions in Arts and Science at Orillia, she is lobbying for extensions of the term contracts beyond 3 years.
Graduation in Orillia will take place on June 6.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 11.
 
8.
Other Business
 
There was none.
 
 9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 2:40 p.m.
 
 
 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
V. Smith
B. Nelson
M. MacLean
J.M. Richardson
D. McPherson
S.D. Stone
M. Beaulieu
M.N. Rinn©
J. Leggatt
P. Jasen
G. Munro
J. O'Meara (guest)
H. Smith (Acting Dean)
A. Carastathis
S.S. Islam
D. Jobin-Bevans
R. Berg
 
Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
 
REGRETS
B. Cuthbertson
J. Nicholas
G. Siddall