Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, January 3/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, December 14/2018 at 4:00 pm

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 10:00am
ATAC 5036/OA 3041


Date:    Thursday, January 3, 2019
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, JANUARY 3, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 12 NOON in ATAC 5036 / OA 3041 .
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Passcode: 54419#

Dr. Andrew Dean – Vice-President (Research and Innovation) – Research Plan Consultation 2019-2023  (link to plan)

 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, December 7, 2018.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  English:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6756 – Media Studies Cross-Listing.
    2018-SOC-6757 – New course cross listed with Women’s Studies.
    2018-SOC-6762 – Media Studies Cross-list.

    ii)  History:

    External Adjunct Appointments:

    Recommendation:  Dr. Rafaela Jobbitt as External Adjunct for the Department of History –
    Recommendation Memo.  (CV available upon request; contact S. Viitala)

   Recommendation:  Dr. David Ratz as External Adjunct for the Department of History –
   Recommendation Memo.  (CV available upon request; contact S. Viitala)

    iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6785 – New Program—Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Documentary Film.

    (supporting documentation)

    2018-SOC-6798-A – Cross-listing of MDST Courses with English and Visual Arts Courses.
    2018-SOC-6822 – Courses-New Type E-UG-Media Studies-cross-listed course.

    iv) Music:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6760 – Minor in Music. (supporting document)
    2018-SOC-6846 – Program changes in Music.

    v) Outdoor Recreation:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6725 – HBORBED2.OUTD.IS.
    2018-SOC- 6749 – ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380.
    2018-SOC- 6750 – OUTD 3380 Deletion.
    2018-SOC- 6820 – Programs-Modification-UG-Outdoor Recreation.

    vi)  Sociology:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC- 6758 – Courses-New-UG-Sociology.
    2018-SOC- 6759 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Sociology-Changing Prerequisites Changing
            Credit Weight.
    2018-SOC- 6767 – MA Specialization in Social Justice Studies
    2018-SOC-6776 - Sociology HBA Program(s) Changes.

vii)  Visual Arts:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6851 – Visual Arts Course Changes.
    2018-SOC-6855 - Visual Arts Program Changes.

    viii)  Women’s Studies:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6754 – Women’s Studies Course Changes.
    2018-SOC-6761 – Women’s Studies Course Change.

 6.    Other Business.
    i)  Timetabling (R. Maundrell)

7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, February 8, 2019; ATAC 5036/OA    3041 at 10:00 am. to     noon.
 8.    Adjournment.   



 December 7, 2018
 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, December 7, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.


Approval of Minutes from November 9, 2018.

        The minutes were reviewed and no changes were made.

Business Arising from the Minutes

i) Computer Plan Update:
A. Guttman asked if there were any updates to the computer plan.  B. Birmingham stated that she was continuing to work on it with A. Brigham to find out what funds might be available and move it to a carry forward account.  A short discussion followed and it was suggested that perhaps there should be a policy to address the following:  tagging new equipment; TSC access to computers purchased for research; and, software licensing.  It was suggested that comments/concerns be forwarded to I. Lemée, Chair of the Senate Research Committee.

Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report: December 7, 2018

Those present representing a department/school updated Council on events happening in their areas.

University wide issues:
PTR is happening – PTR meetings are being held the week of December 10, 2018.


1.    Please send me your budget, by Monday the 17th of December (including FCEs needed) and let’s talk if you have a request much greater than last year. CLMs must be included in this request. If I don’t get a new request, I will work with last year’s budget. (If you had special funding and need me to be aware of a rationale to continue that funding, let’s have a quick conversation.)
2.    Please be working on course assignments. (I know these are not due until later, but I need to look at them.) When your department assigns courses, work with your faculty to meet their needs and talents, but we need to work to balance student numbers, balance course levels, and work toward equitable assignments for faculty. If you are assigning a class that is always low enrolled, include a brief memo about what will be reassigned if the course does not fill and make sure that plan is clearly articulated to the teachers. If courses are under 10 for undergrad and 5 for grad, we must have a conversation so I am briefed on what’s going on—(next year).

Awards — Please let me know if you see an award you feel you or one of your faculty/staff should be nominated for.  I do many things imperfectly, but this is something I want to do well! We are doing amazing work on our faculty and I want it to be recognized.  So please let me help, when appropriate.

Articulation - Working on articulation agreements with Con College, particularly for their programs that serve First Nations Students—specifically right now the Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program (Thank you to Rob, Patrick, Tony for their help—we hope to bring you something next semester.) Gathered data on this.

Working on programs with two Indian universities REV and U of Mumbai—options for sabbatical, visits, quick courses, recruiting, exchange. If you are interested in pursuing collaborative opportunities, let me know.  

Provost committee for discussion and support of the careers of Orillia faculty. If there’s anything I need to know about this or any other topic, I hope you will talk to me about it.  I always appreciate input and more information.

If there is any work I am not getting back to you on quickly, please don’t sit alone feeling frustrated! Remind me. It is my goal to be responsive, but as you know, competing interests can leave me dropping IMPORTANT tasks.  I’m never offended to be reminded.

Of note:
1.    Meeting with chairs—discussing hiring requests and academic plan—1-3 (please send Sue and me any, even rough, position requests with a brief rationale (probably based) by Friday the 14th.  We will get those distributed or copied ahead of the meeting.
2.    Please invite everyone and families to my place on Dec. 14th, from 7-11. 431 Ambrose; please bring dessert of appetizer to share. You are welcome to bring alcohol, but we will provide non-alcoholic drinks and treats.

Departmental/School Reports

i)  Interdisciplinary Studies – Media Studies:  

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar changes for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6694 – Media Studies – New Courses)
(2018-SOC-6695 – Media Studies – Changes to Existing Courses)

 (2018-SOC-6711 – Media Studies – Program Changes)

It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar change for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6723 – Media Studies-Media Studies—College Transfer Program Revisions)

It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by A. Carastathis that the following calendar change for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6721 – Reinstatement of Portfolio Requirement – Media Studies Program)


ii)  Outdoor Recreation:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by T. Potter and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Outdoor Recreation be approved.

(2018-SOC-6719 - ORPT Course Deletions)
(2018-SOC-6729 – New ORPT courses)
(2018-SOC-6746 – Courses-New-UG-Outdoor Recreation-New Courses)
(2018-SOC-6747 – Courses-Deletions-UG-Outdoor Recreation-Discontinuing courses from calendar)
(2018-SOC-6748 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation)

The following two calendar changes were related back to the School for further revisions.
2018-SOC-6749 – ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380)
2018-SOC-6750 – OUTD 3380 deletion)

iii)  Visual Arts:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Visual Arts be approved.
(2018-SOC-6709 – Admission Requirement-Modification-UG-Visual Arts-removing portfolio

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Visual Arts by approved.
(2018-SOC-6730 – Visual Arts 1010)

Other Business

 1.    Timetable:
    A brief discussion was held about the timetable stating such issues as changes not being
    implemented when requested.  It was tabled until the next Council meeting for further discussion
    and to ensure that R. Maundrell has a chance to speak to it.

2.    Accelerated Degree Program:
A. Guttman and M. Beaulieu met with W. Melville, Chair, Undergraduate Studies in Education, to discuss the accelerated degree program.  This program enables ConEd students to complete their degree in five years instead of six.  Both have structured in changes to their programs to allow their students to take advantage of this.  A brief discussion followed.

Next Faculty Council Meeting –Thursday, January 3, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the meeting be adjourned. (12:10 pm)

 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
T. Potter
L. Chambers (via teleconference)
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
M. Beaulieu
R. Robson

Orillia Campus
S. Jeppesen

M. Stevenson
I. Lemée
S. Jacoba
G. Colton
R. Maundrell