Faculty Council Meeting

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:30am


Date:        October 13, 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, OCTOBER 13 FROM 10:30 AM to NOON ATAC 3004 / Teleconference Call:

Toll Free:
45674# <== Please remember the # key.

 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   September 8, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
      i)  English:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6270:  4-Year BA English (non-direct entry  degree option.

     ii)  History:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6291:  Course-Discontinuation-UG-History.
 6.    Other Business.
 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:    Friday. November 3, 2017 at 10:30 am.
        Room ATAC 5036 / OA 3041
 8.    Adjournment.




  September 8, 2017

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, September 8th, 2017, at 10:30 am in ATAC Board Room 5036/OA 3041.


 Mr. Chad O’Halloran – Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment

C. O’Halloran gave an overview of his recruitment staff and activities for the coming year.

 Dr. Amy Farrell-Morneau – Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

A. Farrell-Morneau gave a short presentation to let faculty members know that she is available to help with any questions/concerns with regard to ICR courses and course content.

 Dr. T. Puddephatt introduced himself as the new Chair of Faculty Council and Dr. J. Roth as the Assistant Chair.  He also introduced Dr. R. Koster as our new Acting Dean.

 Introduction of New Faculty Members:


 Dr. I. Lemée introduced their new faculty member, Dr. Sarah Jacoba. (tenure track)

 Women’s Studies

 Dr. Lori Chambers introduced their new faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Chisholm.  (tenure track)


 Dr. Aris Carastathis introduced their new faculty member, Dr. Evgeny Chugunov (limited term)

 Indigenous Learning

 Dr. Rob Robson introduced their new faculty member, Dr. Lana Ray (tenure track)


 Dr. Tony Puddephatt introduced their new faculty member, Dr. Barbara Parker (tenure track)

 Dr. Puddephatt welcomed all the new members to our Faculty Council.


Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by J. Roth that the agenda be approved.



Approval of Minutes

 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by J. Roth that the minutes from Friday, May 18th, 2017 be approved.



Business Arising from the Minutes



Dean’s Report

 Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, September 8th, 2017

R. Koster reported that Dr. D. Hayes had been appointed as the Assistant Dean for the 2018 winter term. 

R. Koster mentioned that Dr. A. Saulnier, a new tenure track faculty member for Criminology, would be introduced at the Faculty Council Meeting in January 2018. 

R. Koster stated that 45 applicants were reviewed for the Canada 150 Research Chair.  Two were made to Lakehead University with one from Social Sciences and Humanities in the Department of Sociology.  It will know by November of this year as to the outcome of the candidate.

She also mentioned that homecoming weekend was just around the corner from September 28 to 30, 2017. 


Departmental/School Reports

 i)  History

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar change for History be approved.  2017-SOC-6256 – Discontinuation of HBA.NSTU.


 ii)  Languages

It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar change for Languages be approved.  2017-SOC-6215 – Programs-New-UG-Languages-Certificates in International Languages be approved.


 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar change for Languages be relegated back to the Department for further review be approved.  2016-SOC-5818 – Programs Discontinuing – UG- Languages-Delete Minors.



Other Business

 1.  150 Canada Research Chairs.

A. Guttman asked if during the selection process for the 150 Canada Research Chairs, there was any attempt with regard to equity.  R. Koster responded by saying that those reviewing the applications were told to pay attention to gender equity.  A lengthy discussion followed about the need for equity at Lakehead especially pertaining to the hiring process.  R. Koster stated that she would mention it at the next Deans’ Council meeting.  She said she would also follow up with D. Geer with regard to policy.

 2.  Technology and Classrooms.

Several faculty members mentioned that they were struggling with the current technology in their classrooms.  In some classes, desktop mikes were not working and in some cases instructors were not able to use the podium for presentations.    It was mentioned that the ability to use the telepresence room was severely limited.  A. den Otter stated that the Teaching and Learning Committee now has some representation from Technology Services.  R. Koster stated that she would speak to either A. Brigham or M. McPherson about these issues.

 7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, October 13th, 2017:  Room ATAC 3004/OA 3041.



 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by Z. Wai that the meeting be adjourned.



 Thunder Bay Campus

 R. Robson

R. Koster

I. Lemée

A. Guttman

A. Carastathis

R. Maundrell

J. Chisholm

L. Chambers

Z. Wai

T. Puddephatt

B. Parker

S. Jacoba

J. Roth

E. Chugunov

K. Holmes

D. Ivison

M. Beaulieu

 Orillia Campus

 M. Stevenson

A. den Otter


 S. Jeppesen