Faculty Meeting Thursday, January 3, 2013

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM

Date:        January 2, 2013

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, JANUARY 3, 2013 AT 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM IN ATAC 3004.

                    AGENDA  
Presentation:     Ms. Karen Chan - Student Health and Counseling Services
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 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the December 5, 2012 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

  6.    Departmental/School Reports.

          i) Women's Studies - Calendar Changes
      
  7.    Orillia Report.

  8.    Other Business.

  9.    Adjournment.    



_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.


Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 December 5, 2012


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 5035.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by G. Colton and seconded by A. Carastathis that the agenda be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by A. Carastathis that the minutes of November 7, 2012, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.

4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Update on Budget:  the Provost has indicated, as has the President, that the university will be taking a cautious approach to the budget because of the uncertainty about the tuition framework.  That is going to have an impact on hiring, both in terms of timing and in terms of how many positions are approved.

2.    Our enrolment is down--so we need to continue to be vigilant about our recruitment activities, and continue to come up with strategies to address retention--partly to retain the vibrancy of our programs and partly because our ability to get faculty positions is so dependent on it.

3.    I have submitted two proposals on behalf of the Faculty for 2 Tier 2 CRCs.  One is from the Department of Women's Studies and is focused on Social Justice Studies.  The other is from the Department of English and is focused on Writing and Digital Humanities.  Both are very strong, and I am very pleased to be forwarding them.  My thanks to Glenn and Sharon for serving on the subcommittee that vetted the proposals.
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6.
Departmental/School Reports


i)  History

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 41, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-158).

                                                                             Carried.


It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 6, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-159).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by R. Koster that the following calendar changes be approved: 1 to 2, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-161).

                                                                             Carried.


ii) Outdoor Recreation

It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar changes from 1 to 2 be approved:  (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-151).
 
                                                                             Carried.

iii) Northern Studies

The following motion was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by D. Ivison:

Motion:  Council approves the recommendation that Northern Studies negotiate with Science and Environmental Studies to discontinue the HBSc. in Northern Studies.


                                                                             Carried.


iv) Visual Arts

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by A. Carastathis that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved:  (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-152-157).
 
                                                                             Carried.



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Departmental/School Reports - con't

 v)  Women's Studies


It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by R. Martin that the Minor Calendar Changes to Existing Courses for Women's Studies be approved:  Items 1 to 10.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. McPherson that the following calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved:  Deletion of WOME 2112, 2317, 3010, 3131, 3360 and 4115.

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by G. Colton that the following calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved:  Addition of core courses: WOME 2xxx, 2xxx-1, 2xxx-2, 2xxx-3, 3xxx, 3xxx-1, 3xxx-2, 3xxx-3, and 4xxx.

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by A. Carastathis that the following calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved:  Removal of cross-listed courses: HIST 2335/WOME 2335, HIST 2336/WOME 2336, HIST 3106/WOME 3106, HIST 4101/WOME 4115.

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved:  WOME 3819 (correction of anomaly).

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved:  (Changes made to requirements for 2nd year).


9.
Orillia Report

No report.

10.
Other Business

A. Carastathis asked if instructors were allowed to have exams during the last day of class.  A short discussion followed.

11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 pm. moved seconded by everyone.
                            
                             Carried.



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 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

M. Beaulieu
D. Ivison
R. Martin
L. Chambers
R. Koster
D. McPherson
G. Colton
A. Carastathis
B. Vernier-Larochette
G. Siddall
V. Smith

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson

REGRETS

P. Carr
S. Kurissery
I. Lem©e