Faculty Council Meeting

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
ATAC 3004/OA 3041


Date:       January 6, 2017

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, JANUARY 6th FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.


1. Approval of Agenda.

2. Approval of the following Minutes: Monday, December 19, 2016.

3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

4. Dean's Report.

5. Assistant Dean's Report.

6. Departmental/School Reports.

i) BA (General) Program: Calendar Changes: 2017-SOC-6077 - Changes to BA (General) College Pathways Program; 2017-SOC- 6081 - Changes to the BA (General) Program.

ii) Indigenous Learning: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-6049 - Discontinue INDI 3060.

iii) Interdisciplinary Studies: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-6064 - Media Studies Course Changes; 2016-SOC-6068 - Criminology Courses; 2016-SOC-6069 - Undergraduate--Course additions to the Human Nature Concentration list--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC 6070 - Undergraduate Course-- additions to the Social Justice Concentration List--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC-6071 - HBASc (Media Studies--Production Courses Requirement; 2017-SOC-6073 - Undergraduate-- Media Studies--New Concentration in Photographic Production.

iv) Outdoor Recreation: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-6051 - MES NBRT Course Changes.

v) Political Science: Calendar Changes: 2017-SOC-6079 - POLI 3335; 2017-SOC-6083 - New Course - Gender and Politics; 2017-SOC-6084 - Add Note - PS 3333; 2017-SOC-6086 - Add Note - PS 3334.

vi) Women's Studies: Calendar Change: 2017-SOC-6085 - Double Major Honours Political Science and Women's Studies.

7. Other Business.

8. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

9. Adjournment.


 December 19, 2016
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 11:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5037/OA 3041.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by S. Islam and seconded by R. Koster that the agenda be approved.

Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the minutes from Friday, November 25, 2016, be approved.


Business Arising from the Minutes
Dean’s Report

Budget Update

The 2017/18 Budget packages have now been sent to all units in the University responsible for budget management. The good news is that there will be no request made of units to make cuts to their budgets for the coming year. I have begun to meet with each Chair/Director to review budgets for individual units, with a focus on contract lecturer requirements for the 2017/18 academic year. Confirmation of all FTTT requests will be forthcoming over the next week as the Provost begins to confirm priority hires throughout the institution.

Faculty Recruitment Efforts
My ongoing thanks to academic units in our Faculty who have organized phone calls to potential students. Undergraduate recruitment has continued to message the importance of this effort, and the positive effect that phone calls have on potential students as they make their decision to apply to Lakehead University.

Assistant Dean’s Report
Student Ambassador Meeting
I hosted 19 students (of the 36 invited, as identified by Chairs). Richard Clark from SSC provided information on both the Student Ambassador and Excel programs. Emily Shandruk from Admissions and Recruitment also provided information on the "home for the holidays" recruitment activities and other ways students can promote the university. There was a lot of energy during the meeting and Richard has indicated that a number of students have subsequently contacted him to become involved.

R&I Week (March 3 to 9th)
Aris Carastathis and students from the Music Department will be performing as part of the Opening (March 3rd) and Closing (March 9th) ceremonies (thank you!)
Students from Visual Arts and Music will be involved through performance as they were last year, in the Undergraduate Research Day poster session in the Agora (thank you!)
You will be receiving notification regarding the Undergraduate Research Day shortly. The theme for the year is "sustainability" but oral and poster presentations are not restricted to this theme. Please encourage your students to participate!

Holiday Greeting Card
Thanks to Roly for providing student art work for a holiday greeting card that Dean will be using to send greetings to donors and professors emeriti.

Internationalization and SSH - what does it mean?
I will be hosting a gathering on January 25th at 1:00pm to help us all understand what internationalization is, what it means for faculty and students, and how we might become involved. An invitation with details will be distributed in the new year.

Departmental/School Reports

 i) English:
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for English be approved.  (2016-SOC-6010 - Program minor modifications-UG-English-Writing; 2016-SOC-6011 - New Service Courses; 2016-SOC-6012 - New Writing Course; 2016-SOC-6015 - Certificate-Writing; 2016-SOC-6021 - Discontinued Course)

ii)  History:
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for History be approved. (2016-SOC-5965 - Courses-Discontinue-UG-History-2nd year; 2016-SOC-5967 - Programs-Minor Modification-UG-History-ICR)
NOTE:  As the calendar change 2016-SOC-5965 required adjustments, it was determined that it should either be relegated back to the department for corrections or to do it when it reaches SUSC.

iii) Indigenous Learning
It was moved by R. Robson and seconded by R. Koster that the calendar changes for Indigenous Learning be approved.  (2016-SOC-6006 - Removing from Course Calendar; 2016-SOC-6007 - INDI 4111 change to Type E)

iv)  Interdisciplinary Studies
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.  (2016-SOC-5991 - Program Changes-4 year BASc Degree Option for IS Concentrations; 2016-SOC-5992-New Programs-4 year BASc/Bed IS Major Degree)


 v) Music
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the calendar change for Music be approved.  (2016-SOC-6009 - New Undergraduate Music Course)

vi) Philosophy
It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by A. den Otter that the calendar change for Philosophy be approved.  (2016-SOC-6020 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy)

vii)  Sociology
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.  (2016-SOC-6024A - Program Curriculum Change for HBAS Sociology Programs; 2016-SOC-6026 - Sociology Graduate Courses; 2016-SOC - Course Additions and Deletions)

viii)  Women’s Studies
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved.  (2016-SOC-6008 - Undergraduate Courses-Women’s Studies; 2016-SOC-6044- Undergraduate Courses-New Cross-lists with Sociology/Women’s Studies)

Other Business

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  January 6th, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by R. Martin that the meeting be adjourned.

Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
R. Robson
J. Leggatt
A. Carastathis
R. Maundrell
R. Koster
B. Vernier
T. Puddephatt

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
S. Islam
B. Visser

R. Harpelle
M. Beaulieu
J. Roth
P. Cain