Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, November 15, 2019 - Deadlilne for Agenda Items - Friday, November 8/2019

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00am
ATAC 5036 / OA 3007

Date:        November 8, 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, NOVEMBER 15TH FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 5036 / OA 3007.


New Code of Student Conduct
(Faculty Flowchart - Academic Integrity)

Ms. Amiee Juan, Associate Vice-Provost Students
Mr. Joel Symons, Manager of Student Conduct and Case Management

Toll Free:

60648 # <== Please remember the # key.
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, October 11th, 2019.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Assistant Deans’ Report.

 6.    Calendar Changes.

    i)  History
    2019-SOC-7108:  MA History Program Regulations

    iii)  Languages
    2019-SOC-7079:  Course Modification-UG-Languages-Change to French 2101

    2019-SOC-7119:  Specify the title to reflect what is being taught

    ii)  Music
    2019-SOC-7117:  New Music Appreciation course

    iv)  Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
    2019-SOC-7010:  Course changes in HBOR transfer program
    2019-SOC-7067:  Discontinuation of Outdoor Recreation 4920
    2019-SOC-7068: New course Outdoor Recreation
    2019-SOC-7082:  Program Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation
    2019-SOC-7083:  Program Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation w/ Fac of Science
    2019-SOC-7084:  Program Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation w/ Fac of Education
    2019-SOC-7100:  Change to BOR4 program.

    v)  Women’s Studies
    2019-SOC-6949:  New course-UG-Women's Studies
    2019-SOC-7107:  New Course-GR-Women's Studies

 7.    Department/School Reports.
    i)  Indigenous Learning:
Recommendation:  Dr. Angie Wong as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Indigenous Learning. (Recommendation memo.) CV available upon request; please contact S. Viitala.

 8.    Other Business.
 9.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Thursday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am; ATAC 5036/OA 3007
10.    Adjournment.  



October 11, 2019

 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004 / Orillia 2005 – Teleconference/PolyCom/videoconferencing.  

S. Jobbitt chaired the meeting for M. Stevenson who was travelling.

Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by K. Burnett that the agenda be approved.

Approval of Minutes
Approval of minutes from September 12, 2019.
        The minutes were reviewed and accepted.  
Business Arising from the Minutes

Dean’s Report
October 11, 2019
Important dates:

PTR: Departmental review—October 16th-30th
Merit:  Merit is due on Tuesday, October 15th, at 4:30 pm.

Grad recruitment begins now.  Please have your grad coordinators talk to graduate admissions about setting up direct offers. This was very effective for us institutionally last year, and even if students do not attend, this helps cement a positive feeling about Lakehead.

Fall potluck:
Thunder Bay, October 18th, Friday, 431 Ambrose Street, 6-10, Open house, bring a dish to share.
Orillia, October 24th, Thursday, Cheryl: 19 Borland Street East, Orillia, L3V 2B5.

Invited H. Murchison to our next Faculty Council meeting to discuss SMA 3, the new funding model (as far as we know).

Assistant Deans’ Report
J. Roth:  Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus (October 11th, 2019)
Retention initiative:  working with Larry to develop a package accessible to Chairs/Director and Faculty members based on best-practice for retention.  If you anyone has any suggestions or tips, please send them along.  We’ll keep you posted.

Ontario Universities’ Fair:
Lakehead University received 3,500 follow-requests, up from our 2018 total of 3,067.  Recruitment will be sending Faculty-specific information as soon as they collate the specific information.

Dean’s Funding Imitative:  
The Committee has been struck (Isabelle Lemée, Michael Stevenson, Lori Chambers, Doug Ivison, and PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith from the Research Office).  The Committee will be meeting soon to finalize the details of the funding initiatives.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered for this important role.

L. Fiddick:  Assistant Dean’s Report from Orillia (October 11th, 2019)
Enrollments are up in Orillia. On last year’s Nov. 1 census date, there were 570 SSH students in Orillia. This year’s number is 672, an 18% increase. Half of this increase is due to an uptick in the concurrent education programs. Last year there were 133 concurrent education students. This year there are 192, a 44% increase.

Numbers are also up across all year levels. The incoming cohort increased from 197 to 220, a 12% increase. Second year students increased from 148 to 203, a 37% increase. Third year is up from 147 to 155, and fourth year is up from 70 to 94. (If these numbers don’t seem to square with those reported above, that’s because they don’t take into account the few students in their 5th year of study).

I am continuing to help with the advising of students on the Orillia campus, though there have been few requests from first year students for advising. Likewise, there have been almost no requests for advising on IS’s concentration programs. These remain under-enrolled, but they continue to give coherence to IS’s programs even without students officially enrolled in the concentrations. Given that the concentrations impose no additional financial burden on the department, their under-enrollment poses little concern. One of the things that I would like to accomplish as assistant dean is promoting the concentrations, especially as a means of differentiating our programs from those found elsewhere. The Environment in Politics and Culture and Human Nature concentrations in particular are unique in Canada, as best I can determine. If anyone has any suggestions for promoting the distinctiveness of these and the faculty’s other programs as a means of recruiting students, I’d appreciate your sharing them with me. I’d also appreciate it if faculty passed along any information they might have regarding student retention. Have any students mentioned they or their fellow students leaving or considering leaving Lakehead for elsewhere, dropping out, etc.? In particular, have they mentioned their reasons for doing so? Any information along these lines, even if anecdotal, would be appreciated.

Calendar Changes
i)    English:
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by K. Burnett that the following calendar change for English be approved.
(2019-SOC-6972 B – HBA English transfer from Con. College Film Production Diploma)

ii)    Languages:
It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by K. Burnett that the following calendar changes for Languages be approved.
(2019-SOC-7037:  Discontinuing Module - French 4533)
(2019-SOC-7038:  Discontinuing Module - French 3815)
(2019-SOC-7039:  Discontinuing Module - French 4517)
(2019-SOC-7040:  Discontinuing Module – French 3835)
(2019-SOC-7042:  Discontinuing this Module - French 4515)
(2019-SOC-7043:  Discontinuing this Module - French 2611)

Departmental/School Reports

i)  English
D. Ivison mentioned that Linden Macintyre will be giving a Master Class on November 5 as part of this year's Lit on Tour visit to Thunder Bay.

ii)  Music
E. Chugunov stated that the next Lumina concert will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and will feature Eva Aronian on violin and Dina Vainshtein on piano.

iii)  Visual Arts
K. Holmes stated that there will be an art installation at the airport which will be unveiled soon.

iv)  Women’s Studies
L. Chambers mentioned that Heather Hillsburg has produced a book called Urban Captivity Narratives.  She also introduced J. Jurgutis who was in attendance at the meeting.

v)  Philosophy
R. Maundrell stated that T. Dufresne has a new book out and there will be a presentation at Chapter’s on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 pm.  This is his 14th book.

Other Business

Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 10:00 am; ATAC 5036/OA 3007.

 The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 pm.  


Thunder Bay Campus
R. Maundrell
K. Holmes
S. Jobbitt
K. Burnett
L. Chambers
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham
E. Chugunov
I. Lemée
J. Jurgutis

M. Stevenson
T. Puddephatt

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
L. Fiddick
J. Jarman

M. Johnston
J. Roth
W. Curthoys
S. Jacoba