Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, April 5/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 29/2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
ATAC 5035/OA 3041

Date:        Friday, March 29, 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:
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 5035 / OA 3041.
RPD #: 8856547

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Ms. Anne Klymenko – Director Research Services:  New Research Integrity Policy

Dr, Heather Murchison – Vice-Provost – Institutional Planning and Analysis:    Experiential Learning
                                                                                                                            Course Tagging
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Thursday, March 7, 2019.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Calendar Changes.
    i)  Political Science:
    2019-SOC-6897-A:  Social Sciences and Humanities’ Pathways from Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma. (Support Document for Political Science)

 6.    Department/School Reports.
 7.    Other Business.
    i)   Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the 2019/2020 academic year.
    ii)  Policy RE:  Snow Days in Thunder Bay and/or Orillia.
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Thursday, May 2, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 2005 at 10:00 am. to     noon. (Final Council meeting of this academic year.)
 9.    Adjournment.  



March 7, 2019
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004 / Orillia 2005 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

Dr. T. Puddephatt as the Acting Chair of Faculty Council for this meeting.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by L. Chambers that the agenda be approved.
Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes from Friday, February 8, 2019.
        The minutes were reviewed and approved.

Business Arising from the Minutes

Dean’s Report

♣    Don’t know yet
♣    Recruit
♣    Domestic grad students
♣    Fill summer courses
♣    Retain students

Grad Enrollments
♣    22 students committed and fees paid . . ., need to convert all of those and have 810 more to stay within our corridor.  This is possible.
♣    Get offers out. ASAP.
♣    Call students to whom we have made offers.
♣    Invite them to campus if they are not from here (we can give them $500 on their travel if they come as students. Can’t give to students who do not come. Talk to me about this.
♣    I will call students if you give me a list.

FCE/FTE (I will try to get this, as well as other data once we have a budget

Anyone interested in applying to travel to India in July? All expenses except airline ticket. Teach for a week or work with teachers.  Contact me.

Calendar Changes

i)  History:
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar change for History be approved.
2019-SOC-6907:  Courses-History 2611 Chinese-Reinstating-UG-History.

ii)  Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways:

It was moved by L. Chambers and A. Carastathis that the Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways calendar change be approved.

2019-SOC-6897:  Social Sciences and Humanities' Pathways from Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma. (Supporting documents:  Indigenous Learning; Sociology; Political Science).

Friendly amendment: S. Jeppeson and A. Guttman recommended reducing the entry requirement of 75% to 70%. T. Puddephatt agreed to this and suggested council vote, pending approval from relevant chairs in Indigenous Learning, Political Science, and Sociology.


Update: The 70% requirement was approved in Sociology and Indigenous Learning. Political Science will consider bringing the same proposal back to faculty council with 75% required instead.

Departmental/School Reports

i) English:
A. Guttman mentioned three events that will take place in March:
    1.    Work-in-Progress Series:  Dr. Monica Flegel and Dr. Judith Leggatt – March 11 – 1:00 to
     2:00 pm – ATAC 5036/OA 2005.
2.    Eric Violet Lee:  Never Was Yr Good Little NDN – March 13 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm – ATAC
    5036/OA 3041.
3.    Artery:  There will be an Artery Launch Party on March 19 at 6:00 pm in ATAC 5036.

ii)  Music:
A. Carastathis stated that there were upcoming concerts including two more LUMINA concerts.  He will be sending out notices soon.

Other Business

 i)  Formation of Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of
     Faculty Council – 2019/2020.

A. Guttman, A. Carastathis and T. Rollo put their names forward for the Nominations Committee for the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the coming academic year.  A. den Otter will send out an email to faculty in Orillia to find out if anyone there is interested and will let us know.

Next Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, April 5, 2019; ATAC 5036 /OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by T. Rollo that the meeting be adjourned. The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 am.


Thunder Bay Campus
A. Guttman
B. Vernier
A. Carastathis
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
S. Jobbitt
T. Rollo
L. Chambers
B. Birmingham
A. Heppner

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier
J. Jarman (teleconference)
S. Jeppessen (teleconference)

S. Jacoba
R. Maundrell
R. Koster
R. Martin
D. Ivison
T. Potter