Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, March 13, 2020 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00am
ATAC 5036 / OA 3007


Date:        March 6th, 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, MARCH 13TH, 2020 FROM 10:00 AM to NOON in ATAC 5036 / OA 3007.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. David Barnett, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) will be speaking to Council at 10:00 am.


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  1.    Approval of Agenda.

  2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   February 14th, 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)  Selection of Nomination Committee for the Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.

 9.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 10:00 am; ATAC 3004  /OA 3007.

10.    Adjournment.  




 February 14th, 2020
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3007 – Teleconference/PolyCom/videoconferencing.

Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by D. Ivison that the agenda be approved.

Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes from January 6th, 2020.
        The minutes were reviewed and accepted.
Business Arising from the Minutes

Dean’s Report

February 14th, 2020
Down 54% on Thunder Bay campus
Holding steady at Orillia
Work on conversions, work on retention
Down 26% across all programs (domestic)

Down in commitments, overall, and down from SMA3 targets.

Budget implications:
Still waiting to hear from the Provost. Sue will send out a special budget meeting request. We need to work together to prioritize strategies for cuts.

My goal is to manage as much of our cuts from my office as possible.  We will meet to discuss other options.

Look for:
♣    Meeting with chairs and other interested folks to discuss budget.
♣    Meeting with grad coordinators, current and future, to discuss SMA3 targets.
♣    Pizza and conversation lunch in BB1072 to write postcards to students we hope to convert.

Assistant Deans’ Report

J. Roth:  Assistant Dean’s Report - Thunder Bay Campus
There are no numbers available yet but they should be available toward the end of February with meetings beginning in mid-March.  If anyone has knowledge of systems in place for student mentoring, please let me know.  Mentoring is very important for retention.  We will be rolling out different kinds of resources to help with this very soon.

L. Fiddick:  Assistant Dean’s Report from Orillia
There is no news to report at this time.  
Continuing to advise students as well as working with International regarding course outlines.

Calendar Changes
No calendar changes were submitted.

Departmental/School Reports

i)  Political Science
The following item was deferred to our next Council meeting on March 13, 2020.

Recommendation:  Mr. Adam Schenk as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Political Science. (Recommendation memo.) CV available upon request; please contact S. Viitala

Other Business

i)  Changes to the Senate Approval Process for Navigator
R. Maundrell outlined the new Senate approval process for Navigator.  With the formation of the new Advisory Panel, it is hoped that the process will be less frustrating and more streamlined.  There will be new deadlines for submission of changes which will roll out this July 1, 2020.  A short discussion followed.

ii)  Distinguished Researcher Award
B. Birmingham announced that T. Puddephatt was chosen to receive the Distinguished Researcher award.  She expressed her congratulations.

Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, March 13th, 2020:  ATAC 5036 / OA 3007; 10:00 am to noon.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am.  

 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Maundrell
S. Jobbitt
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham
T. Puddephatt
J. Roth
M. Johnston
L. Chambers
K. Holmes
A. Carastathis

Orillia Campus
A. Saulnier
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
L. Fiddick
J. Jarman

L. Forbes
I. Lémee