Faculty Council Meeting

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30am
ATAC 5036/OA 3041 - Deadline for Submission of Items for Agenda - Tuesday. October 31 at 4:30 pm.


Date:        November 3, 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, NOVEMBER 3rd FROM 10:30 AM to NOON ATAC 5036 / OA 3041.

 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   October 13, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
      i)  Indigenous Learning:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6298:  Discontinuing Indigenous    
    Learning 3333.

     ii)  Philosophy:    Calendar Changes:
2017-SOC-6268 A:  Programs-Modifications-UG-Philosophy-Addition of Compulsory Courses;  
2017-SOC-6269:  Courses-New and Discontinuation-UG-Philosophy-Retitling and Changing Year Level;  
2017-SOC-6293:  Courses-New-UG-Philosophy.

 iii)  Political Science: Calendar Changes:  
2017-SOC-6222-A-A:  Political Science: POLI 2110 is replacing 2212 and 2213 (both were discontinued to make 2011). Adding this change to all programs;    
2017-SOC-6222-B:  Economics: Business 1056 and 1076 is replacing 1066 Political Science: POLI 2110 is replacing 2212 and 2213 (both were discontinued to make 2011).

 6.    Other Business.

 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:    NOTE:  Change of Date:
                                                            Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:00 pm.
                                                            Room ATAC 5036/ Orillia TBA
 8.    Adjournment.


October 13th, 2017
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 13th, 2017, at 10:30 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/Orillia – Teleconference/PolyCom.

Introduction of New Faculty Member:

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

Approval of Agenda
It was moved by D. Ivison seconded by M. Beaulieu that the revised agenda be approved.


Approval of Minutes
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the amended minutes from Friday, September 8th, 2017 be approved.


Business Arising from the Minutes

1.    Department of Languages – Calendar Change Update
I. Lemee stated that calendar change regarding the discontinuation of minors in the Department of Languages has been cancelled. (2016-SOC-5818)

2.    Update on Equity Policy
S. Jeppesen stated that it is important to have an updated equity policy for the upcoming round of hiring.  

Dean’s Report
Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, October 13th, 2017

R. Koster gave an update on OUF and thanked everyone who participated.  There were approximately 140,000 students who attended this event this year.  Information has been collected from those students who attended the fair and Chairs/Directors can get a list of those students who were interested in their programs from Shannon Maloney, Recruitment Coordinator.

Classroom Visits
R. Koster visited selected first year classes with a representative from the Student Success Centre the last week in September and the first week in October.  

The fall newsletter is now online with the hard copies to be distributed soon.  The process for preparing our newsletters begins months ahead of the release date, ie: July for the winter edition.  We are currently producing two per year with no more than eight pages per issue.  Our current target is alumni and outreach.

CEDL Committee
The Office of Continuing Education and Distributed Learning will no longer exist.  A committee has been formed to review the process and to decide on steps going forward.  Calls for next spring/summer have been sent out, compiled and will be forwarded on the committee for discussion.  It is their goal to make all decisions equitable.  (A discussion followed regarding enrolment, courses offered and course cancellations.)

Equity Hiring
An update on the previous Faculty Council discussing concerns of equity with regard to hiring was provided.  R. Koster had met with D. Geer to discuss options and about the possibility of a pilot project to decide on best practices.  Options as to what these would be and how to get there were discussed at length during the faculty council meeting; it was suggested that D. Geer and M. McPherson be asked to attend our next Faculty Council meeting to suggest what the next step might be.

Departmental/School Reports

i)  English
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar change for English be approved.  2017-SOC-6270 – 4-Year BA English (non-direct).

ii)  History
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar change for History be approved.  2017-SOC-6291 – Course-Discontinuation-UG-History.

Other Business


7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 10:30 am; Room:  ATAC 5036/OA 3041.

 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by J. Roth that the meeting be adjourned.

 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Robson
L. Ray
R. Koster
I. Lemée
A. Carastathis
R. Maundrell
L. Chambers
Z. Wai
T. Puddephatt
S. Jacoba
J. Roth
E. Chugunov
H. Lemelin
D. Ivison
M. Beaulieu

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
S. Jeppesen

A. Guttman
K. Holmes
R. Harpelle