Date: Friday, March 1, 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, MARCH 7, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.
RPD #: 8855800
Toll Free: 1-888-892-7292 Passcode: 55800# <== Please remember the # key.
1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, February 8, 2019.
3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
4. Dean’s Report.
5. Calendar Changes.
2019-SOC-6907: Courses-History 2611 Chinese-Reinstating-UG-History.
ii) Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways:
2019-SOC-6897: Social Sciences and Humanities' Pathways from Aboriginal Community
6. Department/School Reports.
7. Other Business.
i) Formation of Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of
Faculty Council – 2019/2020.
8. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, April 5, 2019; ATAC 5036/OA 3041 at 10:00 am. to 11:30 am.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
February 8, 2019
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.
Dr. Rob Robson and Dr. Lana Ray gave a presentation regarding Indigenous Programming at Lakehead University.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Minutes from Thursday, January 3, 2019.
The minutes were reviewed and approved as amended.
Business Arising from the Minutes
Moved to Other Business
i) Political Science:
Recommendation: Dr. Jason Blahuta as Internal Adjunct for the Department of Political Science.
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by R. Maundrell that Dr. Jason Blahuta be appointed as Internal Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science.
R. Maundrell stated that he and other faculty members were unhappy with the current timetabling system. It was mentioned that some members had to teach “back-to-back” classes even though in their profiles it states “no” as default. Other faculty members submitted special requests on the loading sheets which resulted in late or ongoing changes to the timetable. A lengthy discussion followed. R. Koster will present the suggestion of leaving the “back-to-back” suggestion at the “no” default.
2. Dean’s Report:
The exam timetable has now been distributed. There were a lot of special requests from Orilla. All requests will be given careful consideration, ie: Instructors who teach between two different campuses; special arrangements for longer time periods (Languages) for example. Exams scheduled so a faculty member can have the week off will not.
An online survey was sent out from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) with regard to the relationship between the Thunder Bay campus and the Orillia campus. It will seek to identify the current relationship between the two campuses.
Meetings RE: Loading Sheets
During the next week, I will be meeting with all the Chairs/Director regarding the loading sheets. S. Viitala will be contacting everyone to book their appointments. The meetings will last approximately half an hour.
Departments/School requests for stipends for the coming academic year 2019/2020 have been requested. Please remember to include the following in your FCE requests: CLMs, CCLMs as well as Contract Lecturers. We also receive additional funding from International for teaching extra courses.
The posting for the position of Assistant Dean will be revised and distributed again as there was wording that needed to be revised.
Memo to Provost Requesting New Hires
The hiring requests for our Faculty were sent to the Provost for his review. He approved of our submission but stated that due to possible fiscal restraints by the current Ontario government, there may not be money available for any. All submissions were strongly supported.
Questions and Discussion
A lengthy question and discussion period followed the Dean’s report.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Thursday, March 7, 2019; ATAC 3004 /OA 2005 at 10:00 am.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:16 pm.
Thunder Bay Campus
P. Cain (teleconference)
A. den Otter