Date: December 17, 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:
MONDAY, JANUARY 6th, 2020 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 5036 / OA 3041.
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1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, November 15h and Thursday, December 5th, 2019.
3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
4. Dean’s Report.
5. Assistant Deans’ Report.
6. Calendar Changes.
2019-SOC-7211: Admission Requirements-Major Modification-GR-English.
2019-SOC-7212: Program-Major Modification-GR-English-Specialization in Social Justice Studies.
2019-SOC-7196: History Course Deletions and Additions.
iii) Indigenous Learning
2019-SOC-7206: Change title of Indigenous Learning 4411.
2019-SOC-7135: Course Modifications & Deletions -UG-French.
2019-SOC-7136: Course Modification-UG-French 3650.
2019-SOC-7148: Discontinuing French 2615.
2019-SOC-7182: Course Modifications-UG-Languages-Two French courses.
2019-SOC-7183: New courses-UG-French courses.
v) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
2019-SOC-7217: School of ORPT Changes to General Regulations.
vi) Social Justice Studies
2019-SOC-7210: Discontinue Social Justice 5101.
2019-SOC-7165: Six graduate programs removed from Academic Calendar.
viii) Women’s Studies
2019-SOC-7138: Name change for cross-listed course (WOME-3517).
2019-SOC-7198: Women's Studies Grad Level Course Name Change.
2019-SOC-7209: Course addition for Women's Studies.
7. Department/School Reports.
i) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism:
Recommendation: Dr. Mike Walton as External Adjunct Professor for the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. (Recommendation memo.) CV available upon request; please contact S. Viitala.
ii) Women’s Studies:
Motion to Change Name of Department from Women’s Studies to Gender and Women’s Studies.
8. Other Business.
9. Next Faculty Council Meeting: February 14, 2020 at 10:00 am; ATAC 5036/OA 3007.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
December 5th, 2019
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom/videoconferencing.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by J. Jarman that the revised agenda be approved.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from November 15th, 2019 was deferred to the January 6, 2020 meeting.
Business Arising from the Minutes
December 5th, 2019
1. Research and Innovation week is being held from March 2 to 5, 2020 with opening ceremonies on Friday, February 28 and activities in the Mall on Saturday, February 29. C. Sanders. is on the Undergrad Research Committee and I am going to invite up to six more people to participate in a subcommittee. Chairs/Director, please send a name ASAP by Monday. Interactive displays are preferred.
2. I will be in Orillia January 10th, 2020.
3. Thanks to all Chairs/Director for the great scheduling meetings.
4. Trying to accept changes on RFP document—sorry so slow on this and emails.
5. The Holiday gatherings for Thunder Bay and Orillia will be held in the new year.
Assistant Deans’ Report
J. Roth: Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus (December 5th, 2019)
I have had two meetings with Leslie and Adam. We are looking at different interfaces for collecting retention data. IPA has the student numbers flowing through each program over the past five to seven years; however, we might not get the information until February 2020.
L. Fiddick: Assistant Dean’s Report from Orillia (December 5th, 2019)
The Dean and I met with people in the International Office to discuss the process for setting up international transfer programs. The meeting was very useful for clarifying parts of this process, especially the role / assistance that the International office can provide.
To begin with, the International Office is very interested in setting up such transfer programs. In this process they play a key role in liaising with the foreign institution, and setting up formal agreements with the other institution. However, the International office does not work with complete independence on these matters.
First, there is the obvious constraint that they need the cooperation of academic departments in setting up such programs. Departments need to take the initiative in setting up such programs and so far not many departments have done so.
Second, the International Office relies on various on-the-ground contacts both for gaining information about the foreign institutions and for establishing contact with them. These include personal connections with the institutions. Has someone in the department visited the institution, have a research connection with the institution, studied at the institution, etc.? Have of any your students come from there, gone there? Failing these connections, does anyone from Lakehead in general have these connections? International also relies on Canadian diplomatic resources. Does Canada have a trade commissioner for the area – not all areas are covered.
The upshot of the second point is that the International Office prefers to work in some regions rather than others. Some of the regions that they are working in are China, India, Malaysia, the Persian Gulf (Dubai), and they also appear to be open to working in Turkey and Morocco. These are not the only regions, just the ones that were discussed in the meeting. The point though is to discuss with the International Office where they might be able to provide assistance in setting up a transfer program because they don’t have the resources to work in every region.
The meeting also helped to clarify some other points related to the approval process. Last time I mentioned that we have two main routes that we can go in setting up a transfer program. The easiest, given that it would not require Senate or Ministry approval, is to devise a table of course equivalencies such that students taking courses on the table can enter a program with many of a program’s required courses already completed at their home institution. The more time-consuming route is to set up a calendared program, like the pathways programs for college transfers that many departments offer. These require Senate (and possibly Ministry) approval. At the last faculty meeting I had mentioned that the recommendation was to use the latter route if you are successful in attracting students, but it wasn’t clear what constitutes success. According to the International Office, success means 10 or more students a year. The International office also indicated that if your program requires students to possess a degree, certificate, etc. as an entry requirement (as opposed to a specified list of courses), then that would likely require Ministry approval.
The bottom line is to reach out to the International Office early in the process of setting up a transfer program. You might also wait until I’ve worked my way through one of these programs myself. Based on my experience doing so I’ll be putting together a document with step-by-step instructions and advice on how to go about setting up such programs.
i) Interdisciplinary Studies
It was moved by A. Saulnier and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar changes for Criminology be approved.
2019-SOC-7149: Criminology Program--New and Cross-Listed Courses.
2019-oSOC-7150: Criminology Program--Updating 2nd Year and 4th Year Course Pre-requisites.
2019-SOC-7151: Criminology Program--Update to Average Calculation and 4th Year Course Requirements.
It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by D. Ivison that the following calendar change for MFAC (Media Studies) be approved.
2019-SOC-7155: Media, Film, and Communications Program Updates.
Carried as amended.
It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.
2019-SOC-7156: HBASc/BEd with Concentration Degree Updates.
2019-SOC-7157: HBASc with Concentration Degree Updates.
2019-SOC-7158: BASc 4 Yr with Concentration Program Average Calculation Updates.
2019-SOC-7159: BASc 4 Yr/BEd with Concentration Degrees Update.
2019-SOC-7160: INTD 1010--Course Deletion.
2019-SOC-7161: HBASc and BASc Program Updates.
2019-SOC-7162: BASc College Transfer Degree Updates.
2019-SOC-7163: HBASc, BASc 4 Yr, and BASc Concurrent Education Degree Updates.
The following calendar changes for Languages was deferred to the meeting in January, 2020 as there was no one to speak to them.
2019-SOC-7135: Course Modifications & Deletions-UG-French.
2019-SOC-7136: Course Modifications-UG-French 3650.
2019-SOC-7148: Discontinuing French 2615.
iii) Political Science:
It was moved by P. Cain (via A. Saulnier) and seconded by A. den Otter that the following calendar change for Political Science be approved as amended.
2019-SOC-7142: Cross-list POLI 2311 with CRIM 2311.
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the following calendar changes for Sociology be approved.
2019-SOC-7164: Program Modifications-UG-Sociology-Adding university regulation to our portion of the calendar.
2019-SOC-7166: Course modifications-UG-Sociology-Adding Prerequisites.
2019-SOC-7167: New Sociology Graduate Course.
2019-SOC-7168: Program Modification-UG-Sociology Concurrent Education-Adding university regulation to our portion of the calendar.
2019-SOC-7169: Program Modification-UG-Sociology with Gerontology-Addition university regulation to our portion of the calendar.
v) Women’s Studies:
The following calendar change for Women’s Studies was deferred to the meeting in January 2020.
2019-SOC-7138: Name Change for Cross-listed course (WOME-3517).
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by K. Burnett that Dr. Kevin Willison be appointed as an External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Sociology for a four-year term.
i) Distinguished Teaching Awards
D. Ivison congratulated E. Chugunov, Department of Music, S. Jacoba, Department of Languages, and B. Visser, Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies/Psychology, on receipt of the Distinguished Teaching awards.
D. Ivison mentioned that nominations were now open for a new Teaching Support Award. Lakehead University’s Teaching Support Award recognizes the support provided for teaching by employees of the university. One award will be given annually with the deadline this year of December 15, 2019. Nominations are to be submitted to the Chair, Senate Teaching and Learning Awards Sub-Committee, c/o the Teaching Commons.
Next Faculty Council Meeting: Monday, January 6th, 2020: ATAC 5036 / OA 3041; 10:00 am to noon.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 am.
Thunder Bay Campus
A. den Otter