Faculty Council Meeting

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am
ATAC 3004/OA 3041


Date:          February 17, 2017
To:              Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject:      COUNCIL MEETING         
There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041 .

Dr. PheobeAnn Wolframe - SSHRC/CIHR Research & Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator – Research Services
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:  January 6, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.
 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
       i) History:  Calendar Changes:   2017-SOC-6125 – Courses-Discontinuing-Undergraduate-History-Cross Listings Languages and Women’s Studies; 2017-SOC-6127 – Courses-Modifications-Undergraduate-History-Changes to 3rd year course descriptions.
ii) Languages:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6135 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-Remove cross-listed course.

iii) Women’s Studies:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6128 – Remove Cross-listed HIST 3703.

 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Grade 11 Preview Day.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041. 
 9.    Adjournment.  




  January 6, 2017

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, January 7th, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.


Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the agenda be approved.



Approval of Minutes

 It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by R. Robson that the minutes from Monday, December 19, 2016, be approved.



Business Arising from the Minutes



Dean’s Report

 Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, January 6, 2017.

D. Jobin-Bevans stated that there had been three tenure-track positions confirmed to date in Criminology, Indigenous Learning and Women’s Studies.  These were selected based on the needs of the Departments.  He stated that the door was not closed and that there would be more good news to follow. 

D. Jobin-Bevans thanked all the Chairs/Director for their hard work during the budget process.  He stated that it took two full days to reach the number of Contract Lecturers needed for next year as there are always variables.  The final budget presentation is on January 19, 2017.  He mentioned that Continuing Lecturers were being looked at; however, the process was complicated.


Departmental/School Reports

  i) BA (General) Program

 It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar changes for the BA (General) Program and the BA (General) College Pathways Program be approved.  2017-SOC-6077 - Changes to BA (General) College Pathways Program; 2017-SOC- 6081 - Changes to the BA (General) Program.


 ii) Indigenous Learning

It was moved by R. Robson and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar change for Indigenous Learning be approved.  2017-SOC-6049 Discontinue INDI 3060.


 A. Guttman assumed the role as Chair of Faculty Council.

 iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.  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.


 M. Stevenson resumed his position as Chair of Faculty Council.

  iv) Outdoor Recreation

It was decided that the calendar change for Outdoor Recreation (2016-SOC-6051 - MES NBRT Course Changes) be pulled from the agenda as per the email from R. Koster.


 vi) Political Science

It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar changes for Political Science be approved. 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.


 viii)  Women’s Studies

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved. 2017-SOC-6085 - New Double Major Honours Bachelor of Political Science and Women’s Studies (HBAPOLI.WOME).



Other Business

 Contract Lecturer Information Session.

 D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone about the two upcoming training sessions for Contract Lecturers.  There will be a wide range of topics discussed including the Student Code of Behaviour.  He requested that Chairs/Director pass this information along and encourage their Contract Lecturers to attend.

 7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, February 17th, 2016, at 10:00 am in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.



 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the meeting be adjourned.  



 Thunder Bay Campus

 R. Martin

R. Robson

A. Guttman

A. Carastathis

P. Cain

R. Maundrell

J. Roth

R. Harpelle

C. Sanders

Orillia Campus

 M. Stevenson

A. den Otter

D. Jobin-Bevans

R. McVeigh

S. Islam

L. Fiddick


 M. Beaulieu

R. Koster

T. Puddephatt