Faculty Meeting Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day)
ATAC 3004
Date:        March 4, 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 TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 AT 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM IN ATAC 3004.


 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the February 1, 2013 Minutes.   
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
         i) History - External Adjunct - Dr. Thorold Tronrud
 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.

 9.    Adjournment.    

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

 March 5, 2013

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

D. Ivison was Acting Chair in V. Smith's absence.

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.
Approval of the Minutes
The minutes of February 1, 2013 were approved.
Business Arising from Minutes


Registrar's Report


Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Hiring.  The Chairs have been informed of the outcome of the requests for replacement positions.  Decisions have not yet been made about the requests for strategic positions, partly because of the continuing uncertainty about the budget.

2.    Navigator--as you know, we continue to have some bugs in the system, but they are working hard to resolve them.  Moira McPherson, Deputy Provost, however, has asked me to communicate to chairs the importance of determining whether or not your changes constitute a major modification.

3.    Provost's Task Force has now been struck.  Members include Adam Van Tuyl, David Law, Doug Ivison, Richard Berg, Sree Kurissery, Alice den Otter, me, Lori Livingston, David Barnett, Herman ven den Berg, Robert Perrier, and Brenda Winter.  Please feel free to communicate any ideas/concerns you have that you would like to have brought to the committee's attention.

4.    Communications Committee.  I am a member of this committee, as is Beatrice.  Now that the initial consultation period is over the committee will be meeting to move this work ahead.  Beatrice and I will be happy to keep you posted and to listen to any thoughts you have about the branding process.
Departmental/School Reports


Orillia Report

M. Stevenson reported that the schedule for the Orillia Research and Innovation Week was set.  Regarding the IS calendar changes, he reported that H. van den Berg and S. Kurissery contacted the Chairs/Director by email.  The Chairs/Director were also asked if they would like to participate in a video-conference.  Any further interest in future meetings should be directed to A. den Otter.  No questions were asked from Thunder Bay about either of these items.

Other Business

M. Beaulieu stated that there is a need for great need for specializations to be defined.  A lengthy discussion followed.

The meeting adjourned at 11:25 am.
Thunder Bay Campus

M. Beaulieu
J. Roth
R. Martin
D. Ivison
I. Lem©e
G. Siddall
R. Maundrell

Orillia Campus

M. Stevenson


R. Koster
B. Vernier-Larochette
V. Smith