Date: Friday, April 26, 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, MAY 2, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 3004 / OA 2005 .
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Dr. Rhonda Dubec – Coordinator of Instructional Development – Universal Design for Learning
1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, April 5, 2019.
3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
i) Course tagging
4. Election of 2019-20 Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council
5. Dean’s Report.
6. Calendar Changes.
7. Department/School Reports.
8. Other Business.
i) Allocation of time for Presentations to Council
9. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Tentatively booked for Friday, September 13; ATAC 5036/OA 2005 at 10:00 am. to 11:30 am.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
April 5, 2019
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.
New Research Integrity Policy:
Ms. Anne Klymenko, Director, Research Services, gave a presentation on the New Research Integrity Policy. This was followed by a question and answer period.
Experiential Learning Course Tagging:
Dr. Heather Murchison, Vice-Provost, Institutional Planning and Analysis, gave a presentation on experiential learning course tagging. A question and answer period followed.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by P. Cain that the agenda be approved.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Minutes from Friday, March 7, 2019.
The minutes were reviewed and no revisions were submitted.
They were accepted.
Business Arising from the Minutes
Dean’s Report: April 5, 2019
♣ Don’t know yet (Go to Senate—that will be our unveiling)
♣ Fill summer courses—making decisions about spring courses starting May one within next week.
♣ Keep converting grad students. Numbers are good.
♣ Get offers out. ASAP.
Undergrad enrolments: Work on retention, as you can.
Room and scheduling: Met with Nikki Maronese so be sure to ask for telepresence room where you want it, and offer the alternative to it. Better chances of meeting need this year, if you work in “slots.”
Associate Dean: Sue will get ballots out on Monday. We are basically acclaiming two candidates, Jennifer Roth and Larry Fiddick, who the nominating committee supported unanimously. Thank you to them for offering us their leadership, and to the nominating committee of Doug Hayes, Michael Stevenson, and Rhonda Koster for their work.
CRC: Extended until May 5th, please let me know if your department will put in a request (Let me know by Monday, the 8th). I have one team working. English is sharing their successful proposal. If we get a couple of teams, we can work with Anne on these.
Orillia: I would like to encourage individuals and departments to have conversations about what it might look like to have interested faculty move to Orillia for the short or long term. We are just talking about this—NO plan is in the works, and NO one would be pressured.
I will pull together some proposals for faculty committees to help our faculty get some work done. (Next Council meeting). A coalition of the willing—no pressure.
As always, please remind Sue and me if we owe you a timely response to something. We are never offended to be reminded.
♣ Congratulations to Dr. Michel Beaulieu, awarded the Distinguished Research Award for this year.
♣ The department has enjoyed the presence of Dr. Jaana Laine over the term and are pleased to have been able to host the Finnish Chair. The Department of History and the Finnish Chair Advisory Committee will be hosting a small farewell coffee next Wed at 3 pm in the CASES Building Atrium.
♣ Another Finnish Chair will be in Thunder Bay from September to April. His specialization is on the history of Finland and the Baltic countries and he will be researching Finnish Canadian Relations and the Canadian Image of Finland. A formal announcement will be made soon.
ii) Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways:
It was moved by P. Cain and A. Guttman that the Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways calendar change be approved.
2019-SOC-6897-A: Social Sciences and Humanities' Pathways from Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma (Political Science).
(History - Mentioned in Dean’s Report)
i) Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the 2019/2020 academic year was deferred to the next Faculty Council meeting in May, 2019.
The election was deferred to the last Faculty Council meeting on May 2, 2019.
ii) Policy RE: Snow Days in Thunder Bay and/or Orillia.
B. Birmingham led a discussion regarding “snow days” and their affect on classes that are video conferenced between Orillia and Thunder Bay. D. Ivison suggested that it would be a good idea to have a policy in place regarding how to handle them. A general discussion followed in which exams, cancelled classes, and make-up classes were mentioned. It was suggested that a sub committee might be struck to develop some ideas and solutions moving forward.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – May 2, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 2005 at 10:00 am.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 pm.
Thunder Bay Campus
A. den Otter