Faculty Council Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
ATAC 3004/OA 3041


Date:    May 18, 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:
THURSDAY, MAY 18th, FROM 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.

Presentation:  2018-2023 Strategic Plan
Heather Murchison – Vice Provost (Institutional Planning and Analysis) – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

(Link to: Strategic Plan Document)

 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:  April 21st, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.
 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Election of New Chair of Faculty Council.
    ii) 2017/2018 Timetable.
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  September 2017
 9.    Adjournment.    


April 21, 2017

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, April 21st, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by J. Roth that the agenda be approved.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the minutes from Friday, March 24th, 2017 be approved.

Business Arising from the Minutes
1.  A. Carastathis asked what the status was of the Strategic Mandate Agreement.  A brief discussion followed.

Dean’s Report
None submitted.

Assistant Dean’s Report
None submitted.

Departmental/School Reports

i) Languages
It was moved by B. Vernier and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Languages be approved:  2016-SOC-5817 – Programs-Discontinuing-UG-Languages-Delete Certificates; 2016-SOC-5818 – Programs-Discontinuing-UG-Languages- Delete Minors.

ii) Women’s Studies
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Koster that the calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved:  2017-SOC-6160 – Minor Change to Note for Women’s Studies Specialization with HBSW.

Other Business
i)  Formation of the Nominations Committee for the Election of Chair of Faculty Council.
M. Stevenson solicited volunteers to be on the Nominations Committee for the Election of Chair of Faculty Council.  R. Koster, I. Lemée, and A. Guttman volunteered to form the Committee.  There are two positions to be filled:  Chair of Faculty Council and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.  S. Viitala will be sending out an email of interest to serve for both positions.  Nominations must have a seconder.  The names will be forwarded on to the Committee for their review.

ii)  Future Faculty Council Meetings.
A discussion was held to talk about what future Faculty Council meetings might entail.  It was mentioned that Departments/School could submit a five-minute report about what they are currently involved in and what activities/events they might be having.  It was mentioned that it would be great to share success stories as well.  Currently there is no communication among departments.  It was agreed that Faculty Council needs to be rejuvenated.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  TBA
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the meeting be adjourned.

 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
R. Koster
I. Lemée
B. Vernier
T. Puddephatt
J. Roth
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
S. Pound

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson

M. Beaulieu
R. Maundrell
A. den Otter
R. Robson