Date: February 9th, 2020
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, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2020 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 5036 / OA 3007.
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1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: January 6th, 2020.
3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
4. Dean’s Report.
5. Assistant Deans’ Report.
6. Calendar Changes.
7. Department/School Reports.
i) Political Science
Recommendation: Mr. Adam Schenk as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Political Science. (Recommendation memo.) CV available upon request; please contact S. Viitala.
8. Other Business.
i) Changes to the Senate Approval Process for Navigator.
9. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 10:00 am; ATAC 5036 /OA 3007.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
January 6th, 2020
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom/videoconferencing.
Approval of Agenda
It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by J. Jarman that the agenda be approved.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from November 15th, 2019 and December 5th, 2019 (as amended).
The minutes from November 15th, 2019 were reviewed and accepted.
The minutes from December 5th, 2019 were reviewed and accepted as amended.
Business Arising from the Minutes
January 6th, 2020
1. I will be meeting with each Chairs/Director in February to further discuss budget implications and the outlook for Lakehead for the next two years. As well, the call for RFPs has been placed on hold pending more information regarding the upcoming budget.
2. J. Roth will be meeting with A. Tarsitano next week to discuss SEM. Please keep an eye on those courses that have low marks and high rates of drop-outs. I would like to review this information during my meetings with you in February. We can look at those courses with marks higher than the mean to find out what was done correctly and also what we might be doing incorrectly if they are lower.
3. I will be away this week starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7 until Friday, January 10, 2020. During this time, J. Roth will be Acting Dean.
Assistant Deans’ Report
J. Roth: Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus
None submitted for this meeting.
L. Fiddick: Assistant Dean’s Report from Orillia
None submitted for this meeting.
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the following calendar changes for English be approved.
2019-SOC-7211: Admission Requirements-Major Modification-GR-English.
2019-SOC-7212: Program-Major Modification-GR-English-Specialization in Social Justice Studies.
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by K. Burnett that the following calendar change for History be approved.
2019-SOC-7196: History Course Deletions and Additions.
iii) Indigenous Learning
It was moved by K. Burnett and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar change for Indigenous Learning be approved.
2019-SOC-7206: Change title of Indigenous Learning 4411.
It was moved by S. Jacoba and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar changes for Languages be approved.
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
It was moved by M. Johnston and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the following calendar change for Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism be approved as amended.
2019-SOC-7217: School of ORPT Changes to General Regulations
vi) Social Justice Studies
It was moved by K. Burnett and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar change for Social Justice Studies be approved.
2019-SOC-7210: Discontinue Social Justice 5101.
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by K. Burnett that the following calendar change for Sociology be approved.
2019-SOC-7165: Six graduate programs be removed from the Academic Calendar.
viii) Women’s Studies
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Ivison that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved.
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.
i) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
It was moved by M. Johnston and seconded by T Puddephatt that Dr. Mike Walton be appointed as an External Adjunct Professor for the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism for a four-year term.
ii) Women’s Studies
L. Chambers put forward a motion to change the name of the Department of Women’s Studies to the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. This change is being requested to bring their current name more inline or to be equal with other universities.
Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, February 14th, 2020: ATAC 5036 / OA 3007; 10:00 am to noon.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:29 am.
Thunder Bay Campus
A. den Otter