Faculty Meeting Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011 (All day)
ATAC 5035
Date:      December 16, 2011
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, DECEMBER 16, 2011 AT 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035.


 1.    Approval of Agenda.

  2.    Approval of the October 4, 2011 Minutes.   
  3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4.    Registrar's Report.
  5.    Dean's Report.

  6.    Departmental/School Reports.
     i) Political Science - Calendar Changes - Various
     ii) Music - Calendar Changes - Various - To be distributed
    iii) Visual Arts - Calendar Changes - Various
    iv) History - Calendar Changes - Various - To be distributed
    v) Sociology - Calendar Changes - New Third Year Course
    vi) Philosophy - Calendar Changes - New Course 

   7.    Orillia Report.

   8.    Other Business.

   9.    Adjournment.    
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.


 October 4, 2011

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on October 4, 2011 at 9:30 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.


Karen Chan - Student Health and Counselling Services

Kyla Reid - Research Facilitator

Approval of Agenda
It was moved by M. MacLean and seconded by J. Nicholas that the agenda be approved.

Introduction of New Colleagues

Dr. Alain Takam was introduced as a new colleague in the Department of Languages.

Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by D. McPherson and seconded by M. MacLean that the minutes of May 3, 2011, be approved.

Business Arising from Minutes

 i) Review BA General requirements:  Groups 1&2.
M. MacLean, D. Ivison, B. Vernier-Larochette will meet in advance of the next council meeting with B. Winter and H. Doyle.

Registrar's Report

B. Winter stated that from now on enrolment and budgeting will be closely tied as per the goals set out in the draft academic plan.  She said we are up 80 full time students and 17 part time but cautioned that we might lose some enrolment before November 1 as usual.  Also, there has been a downturn in Concurrent Education. We need to review to see where the decline is.  Although there are fewer teaching jobs, the interest is still strong.  
The Registrar also indicated that she will be reviewing regulations related to getting more than one undergraduate degree by counting some of the same courses towards both degrees.

Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Report unavailable.

Departmental/School Reports

i) Political Science

G. Siddall suggested that this go forward at our next Faculty Council meeting at there was no one from Political Science at the meeting.

ii) Sociology
It was moved by J. Jarman and seconded by D. McPherson that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.

iii) Women's Studies

It was moved by J. Nicholas and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved.

Orillia Report

No report was available.

Other Business

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 am.

Dennis McPherson made a statement acknowledging all the upgrades in the Ryan Building.

Thunder Bay Campus

B. Vernier-Larochette
A. Takam
M. MacLean
D. McPherson
L. Chambers
J. Nicholas
J. Jarman

 ATTENDANCE - continued

D. Ivison
B. Winter
D. Jobin-Bevans

Orillia Campus


R. Berg
P. Jasen
R. Martin
T. Potter
S.D. Stone
V. Smith
P. Das