Faculty Council Meeting

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00pm
ATAC 3004 / OA 2005


Date: April 22, 2016

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




There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:

FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd,  2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.


 Presentation:  Sarah Browne - 2015 CUSC Survey of Graduating Undergraduate Students


  1. Approval of Agenda.

  2. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.

  3. Approval of the following Minutes:   March 3, 2016.

  4. Business Arising from the Minutes.

  5. Dean’s Report.

  6. Assistant Dean’s Report.

  7. Departmental/School Reports.

      i)  English:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-5696.

     ii)  Outdoor Recreation:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-5698.

  8. Other Business.

      i) Undergraduate Research Internships

     ii) Accelerated Degrees

    iii) Review of the Student Code

 9. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am

10. Adjournment.





 March 3, 2016


A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 2005.


Approval of Agenda

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lémee that the agenda be approved.



Approval of Minutes

It was moved by J. Roth and A. Guttman that the minutes from December 11, 2015 be approved.


It was moved by D. Ivison and J. Roth that the minutes from January 5, 2016 be approved.


 It was moved by D. Ivison and R. Maundrell that the minutes from January 12, 2016 be approved.



Business Arising from the Minutes

 i) Additional Dean Approval in Navigator.

 A lengthy discussion regarding the “Additional Dean Approval” stage in Curriculum Navigator ensued.


Dean’s Report

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Code Review Committee

As an item for information, I have been serving on a University-wide committee with a mandate to review all aspects of the current Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures. The work of the committee will continue throughout the present academic year, with a goal to have a revised Code passed by Senate early in the fall.

Loading Sheets

Many thanks to our Chairs and Director for their timely forwarding of loading sheets for my review; they will be passed on to scheduling by the end of the day today for further processing.

March Break Recruitment

I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all faculty and Chairs/Director who participated in the Grade 11 Preview Day activities on Friday, February 19, 2016. I would like to remind you of upcoming March Break Open House recruitment activities taking place in the Agora between March 14 and 18th. Jo Krisko and her team will be asking units for their support for various events throughout the week, so please do all that you can to support these efforts.

Additional Support For International Graduate RI-ships

As previously reported, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will offer two $10,000 support to international graduate students (renewable for the second year), commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. As a follow-up to a meeting with the Graduate Coordinators in our faculty, it was decided that additional $12,500 in support will be available for the 2016/17 academic year paid out from the faculty’s international fund.

Laurentian University Departure From Barrie

The Office of the Registrar has identified 37 applicants that have applied to a Social Sciences & Humanities program at both Lakehead University and Laurentian - Barrie for this coming fall.  Her recommendation would be that each one of these applicants is called personally to discuss the programs to which they have applied, from the Dean or Chair. I am waiting for more information from Andrea and would ask that you consider assisting with this effort where appropriate. Additionally, approx. 35 applicants from the GTA have been invited for a “VIP” experience on the Orillia campus. Faculty are also encouraged to become involved with this initiative, specifically a dinner event on Thursday, March 17.


I will be absent from campus tomorrow, Friday, March 4 until Wednesday March 9attending a meeting of the Council of Deans of Arts and Science of Ontario Universities (CODAS), and a two day workshop sponsored by Universities Canada on the topic of The Future of Liberal Arts in Canada.


Assistant Dean’s Report

A. Guttman stated that the Faculty banner for use at the Orillia campus has been approved.  The same design will be used by both campuses.  A. Guttman also reminded everyone about the SSHRC lunch and encouraged everyone to try to attend if they were available.


Departmental/School Reports

 i)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by D. West and seconded by C. Lousley that the following calendar change requests be approved:  HBASC.EVPC; HBASCBED.ENCP.PJ.

 Motion:  It was moved by C. Lousley and seconded by D. West that the calendar change request be approved.



Other Business

 i) Formation of Nomination’s Committee for Chair and Vice-Chair for the Faculty of Social Sciences

and Humanities.

 J. Roth, I. Lemée, and L. Fiddick volunteered to be on the Nomination’s Committee.  A notice will

be sent out regarding interest to serve and the names of those interested will then be distributed

to faculty.  The voting will take place at the Faculty Council meeting on April 22, 1026.

 ii) Executive Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities.

D. Jobin-Bevans spoke about the possibility of having an Executive Committee composed of Chairs/Director for the purpose of preparing items for Faculty Council.  It was suggested that we could also build on the working group already in place but without the power to make decisions.  It was decided to carry on as usual with a scheduled report once per term.

 iii) Social Justice Studies.

J. Roth stated that the Social Justice Studies program has been approved.  D. Jobin-Bevans and

L. Chambers will meet C. Shahi, Dean of Graduate Studies for further discussion of the program.


8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am.



 It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by L. Fiddick that the meeting be adjourned at 11:08 am.



 Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

A. Guttman

G. Colton

J. Roth

D. McPherson

R. Maundrell

T. Puddephatt

 Orillia Campus

A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

L. Fiddick

D. West

C. Lousley


M. Beaulieu

H. Lemelin

K. Holmes

B. Vernier