Faculty Meeting Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013 (All day)
ATAC 3004

Date:        September 12, 2013

To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         

There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 FROM 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004.

Special Guests:  President Brian Stevenson and Provost Rod Hanley

Presentation:     Dr. David Greenwood - Director, Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies
                           CRC in Environmental Education _________________________________________________________________  
 1.    Approval of Agenda.  
 2.    Approval of the March 5, 2013 Minutes.    

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Introduction of New Colleagues.

 5.    Registrar's Report.
 6.    Dean's Report.

 7.    Faculty Recruitment Brochure.

 8.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  History - Renewal of Internal Adjunct - Dr. Geoffrey Hudson
         - Appointment of Professional Associates - Ms. Sara Janes and Ms. Christina Wakefield
         - Calendar Changes - BA History (online); History Graduate Changes; Undergraduate Changes; Prerequisite Changes;
    ii) Sociology - Calendar Changes - New Course/Name Change.

 9.    Orillia Report.

10.    Other Business.
     i)  ONCAT Report - A. den Otter

11.    Adjournment.    


A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004.

Approval of Agenda
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the agenda be approved.
Approval of the Notes
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the notes of February 1, 2013, be approved as amended.
Business Arising from Notes


Registrar's Report

B. Winter stated that convocation for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will take place Saturday afternoon.  All Deans are encouraged to attend the ConEd graduation as in the past couple of years.  This is seen as a positive move as the students are recognized in two faculties.  The data for the timetable is in progress and should be finished before June 15, 2013.  B. Winter stated that the enrolment numbers are flat and that we are holding our own.  She also discussed three alternate dates for Senate meetings.

Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Deans are being asked to review their budgets:

a.    Reduction of sessional and contract lecturers
b.    Reduction of carry forward
c.    Low enrolment courses
d.    Raising enrolment caps.

While I think we have very little fat in our budgets, I do ask that you review your offerings and consider eliminating low enrolment courses unless there is a compelling reason for offering them.  Clearly, though, one of the reasons we are relying increasingly on contract lecturers is that we have lost so many full time faculty members and with no concomitant increase in our contract lecturer budget.

Dean's Report for Faculty Council - continued

2.    Research and Innovation Week.  I want to thank everyone who participated this
year.  We had our best ever showing at the mall.

3.    Reminder to follow the Faculty policy on handling cases of academic misconduct.  The time of year is approaching where these kinds of issues come up, and it is important that we handle them consistently within the Faculty.  There are still a number of departments from whom I receive no complaints.  

Departmental/School Reports

i)  History - External Adjunct - Dr. T. Tronrud

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and R. Berg that Dr. T. Tronrud be appointed as External Adjunct to the Department of History.

Orillia Report

S. Kurissery reported that the PTR results were in and all renewals and one promotion were approved.  
The undergraduate report was submitted and they were now preparing for the reviewers.  
Research and Innovation week was very successful.  

Other Business


The meeting adjourned at 9:45 am, moved by M. Beaulieu and J. Roth.

Thunder Bay Campus

B. Vernier-Larochette
I. Lem©e
D. McPherson
R. Berg
J. Roth
D. Ivison
C. Southcott
M. Beaulieu
G. Siddall
V. Smith
Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson


R. Koster
H. Lemelin
S.S. Islam