Faculty Meeting Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:        December 4, 2012
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 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 AT 1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM IN ATAC 5035.

                    AGENDA  

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the November 7, 2012 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

  6.  Departmental/School Reports.

     Summary of Calendar Changes - List

     i) History - Calendar Changes
    ii) Languages - Calendar Changes
   iii) Outdoor Recreation - Calendar Changes
   iv) Visual Arts - Calendar Changes
    v) 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
 November 7, 2012


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

Presentation

    Dr. Robert Mizzi, Research Facilitator, made a short presentation.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the agenda be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes of October 2, 2012, be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.


4.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  Outdoor Recreation

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that following calendar changes be approved: 1 to 7, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by T. Puddephatt that following calendar changes be approved: 8 to 12, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by D. Ivison that following calendar changes be approved: 13 to 39, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

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6.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter stated that the Strategic Management Committee was looking at initiatives to increase enrolment.  They are exploring the possibility of having first year seminars with approximately 20 students per group.  She mentioned that Guelph has initiated this strategy and it has made a difference in retention success.  B. Winter also stated enrolment has decreased since last year.  We are facing a challenge as students are coming to university and expecting to get a job as soon as they leave.  First year student enrolment was down from 602 to 577.  She also mentioned that the funding for ConEd students will be decreased.  B. Winter stated that a committee has been formed to review regulations.  She asked that those with concerns should forward them to herself or Moira.  Discussion regarding enrolment and retention followed.


7.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Hiring.  I have received your requests.  Thank you.  My request is due to the Provost on November 14.  

2.    Navigator--I know some of you have had training.  I also know that there are some bugs in the system.  The office of the Secretariat is working to resolve them.  

3.    Research and Innovation Week.  I am still looking for suggestions for a social sciences and/or humanities speaker to give a keynote this year.  

4.    Assistant Dean.  The call went out for this last month.  I encourage folks to apply.  It is a good professional development opportunity.

5.    Jacqueline Murray's visit.  She will be talking to us about first year seminars.  A good follow up to the kinds of things John Gardner was talking about.  


8.
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 14, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-074).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by H. Lemelin that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 18, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-075).

                                                                             Carried.

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It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 21, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 21, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by H. Lemelin that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 12, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.


It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  Tracking Number 2012-SOC-078 to 212-SOC-083.

                                                                             Carried.

ii) Languages

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 1 to 6 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 7 to 10 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 11 to 22 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 23 and 24 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

ii) Northern Studies

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar change for Northern Studies be approved.

                                                                             Carried.


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i)  Sociology

It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.
                                                                             Carried.


ii) Visual Arts

It was moved by K. Holmes and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.


9.
Orillia Report

No report.

10.
Other Business

It was decided there was a need to have a Faculty Council meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:31 pm. moved by L. Chambers and seconded by K. Holmes.
                            
                             Carried.

 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

H. Lemelin
M. Beaulieu
P. Das
D. Ivison
K. Holmes
L. Chambers
T. Puddephatt
D. McPherson
B. Winter
B. Vernier-Larochette
I. Lem©e
G. Siddall
V. Smith
R. Berg
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Orillia Campus

S. Kurissery
S.S. Islam
P. Carr

REGRETS

G. Colton