Faculty Meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Date: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:        January 10, 2012
 
To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:       Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:    COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 AT 3:30 PM TO 4:30 PM IN ATAC 5035.

                    AGENDA  

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

  2.    Approval of the December 16, 2011 Minutes.   
 
  3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4.    Registrar's Report.
 
  5.    Dean's Report.

  6.    Departmental/School Reports.
         i) Philosophy - Calendar Change (click on link)
         ii) Women's Studies - Calendar Change - Graduate Course (click on link)
    
  7.    Orillia Report.

  8.    Other Business.

  9.    Adjournment.    



_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 December 16, 2011


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on December 16, 2011 at 10:00 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by P. Jasen and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by M. MacLean that the minutes of October 4, 2011, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 i) M. MacLean raised the question about the qualifiers for various degrees.  The Registrar was not available for comment.

4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Dean's Report December 16, 2011
1.    Academic planning--The chairs have received the guide for phase 1 of the academic planning process, which involves articulating the current status of your department--much of it is similar to what you've been asked to do in the past.  The guide for the second phase will be circulated after the plan is approved at Senate.

2.    Budget--Michael P. is working on the budget--has come up with various scenarios that project different enrolment numbers and different tuition increases.  There is a $3 million deficit--so even if we can increase enrolment and increase tuition, there will be cuts.  It is just a question of how high the percentage is.  The plan is also to cut strategically rather than across the board.

3.    Research and innovation week--we have put together a great team to facilitate our participation in that: Lori Chambers, Alain Takam, Jane Nicholas and Dean Jobin-Bevans.  We are meeting next week, and you will be hearing from them very soon.
6.
Departmental/School Reports

i) Sociology
 
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by M. MacLean that the 5th year calendar change for Sociology be approved.
   
                                                                        Carried.

It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by D. Ivison that the 3rd  year calendar change for Sociology be approved.
   
                                                                        Carried.
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by M. MacLean that the 5th year calendar change for Sociology be approved.
   
                                                                        Carried.


ii) Political Science

It was moved by S. Islam and seconded by S. Stone that the calendar changes for Political Science be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

It was noted that these changes go to the Calendar Officer and not to Senate.

iii) Music

It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by A. Carastathis that the calendar changes for Music be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

iv) Visual Arts

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by S. Stone that the new 3rd year course for Visual Arts be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the name change and description for Visual Arts 2021 be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by D. Ivison that the degree requirements in all Visual Arts programs be approved.

                                                                        Carried.


v)  History

It was moved by P. Jasen and seconded by R. Martin that the course titles for History 2335 and 2336 be approved.
                                                                        Carried.

It was moved by P. Jasen and seconded by M. MacLean that the new fourth year course, History 4xxx, be approved.
                                                                        Carried.

It was moved by P. Jasen and seconded by D. Ivison that the title and course description for History 3101 be approved.
                                                                        Carried.


vi)  Philosophy

The Philosophy calendar changes have deferred to the next Faculty Council Meeting.

7.
Orillia Report

S. Kurissery reported that Orillia is in the process of defining the specialisations for its HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies program.  They will be contacting the disciplinary departments regarding the calendar changes.  
Their undergraduate program review is in progress and will provide an update once complete.
Humanities 101 will be starting at Orillia on January 3, 2012.  D. West will be in charge of organization and faculty members from various disciplines are volunteering to teach.
S. Kurissery reported that Orillia campus will also have a Research& innovation Week.  There will be a mini-conference which will include everyone from Interdisciplinary Studies.  It is currently in the planning stage.
She also reported that they have done a little bit of background work on the Unit Academic Plan, and that she would be contacting the various departments in Thunder Bay for help with this.  They are looking at an integrated plan with "companion" departments in Thunder Bay.

8.
Other Business
None.

9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:00 am. moved by d. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by P. Jasen.
                            
                             Carried.




 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

M. MacLean
T. Potter
R. Martin
D. Ivison
S.D. Stone
P. Jasen
D. Jobin-Bevans
A. Carastathis
V. Schonberger
V. Smith
G. Siddall

Orillia Campus

S.S. Islam
S. Kurissery

REGRETS

D. McPherson


Faculty Meeting Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
                       
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                  Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities
 

                                                                                                                                                Tel. (807)343-8167
                                                                                                                                                Tel. (807)343-8202
                                                                                                                                                Fax (807) 766-7155
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:              March 23, 2009
 
To:                  Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities 
      
From:             Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council
 
Subject:         COUNCIL MEETING             
                                                                                                                                               
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009 AT 10:30 PM TO NOON IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING). 
 
                                                            AGENDA  
 1.        Approval of Agenda.
 
 2.        Approval of the March Minutes.   
 
 3.        Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
 4.        Registrar's Report.
 
 5.        Dean's Report.
 
 6.        Departmental Reports.
            i)  English - Report on the M.A. Program
 
 7.        Orillia Report.
 
 8.        Other Business.
 
 9.        Adjournment.           
 
________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
Minutes: 

Faculty Meeting Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
Date:        March 4, 2013

To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:        Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013 AT 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM IN ATAC 3004.

                    AGENDA


 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the February 1, 2013 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
 
 5.    Dean's Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
         i) History - External Adjunct - Dr. Thorold Tronrud
      
 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.

 9.    Adjournment.    



_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 March 5, 2013

APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

D. Ivison was Acting Chair in V. Smith's absence.

1.
Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.
 
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
The minutes of February 1, 2013 were approved.
 
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.

4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Hiring.  The Chairs have been informed of the outcome of the requests for replacement positions.  Decisions have not yet been made about the requests for strategic positions, partly because of the continuing uncertainty about the budget.

2.    Navigator--as you know, we continue to have some bugs in the system, but they are working hard to resolve them.  Moira McPherson, Deputy Provost, however, has asked me to communicate to chairs the importance of determining whether or not your changes constitute a major modification.

3.    Provost's Task Force has now been struck.  Members include Adam Van Tuyl, David Law, Doug Ivison, Richard Berg, Sree Kurissery, Alice den Otter, me, Lori Livingston, David Barnett, Herman ven den Berg, Robert Perrier, and Brenda Winter.  Please feel free to communicate any ideas/concerns you have that you would like to have brought to the committee's attention.

4.    Communications Committee.  I am a member of this committee, as is Beatrice.  Now that the initial consultation period is over the committee will be meeting to move this work ahead.  Beatrice and I will be happy to keep you posted and to listen to any thoughts you have about the branding process.
6.
Departmental/School Reports

None.

7.
Orillia Report

M. Stevenson reported that the schedule for the Orillia Research and Innovation Week was set.  Regarding the IS calendar changes, he reported that H. van den Berg and S. Kurissery contacted the Chairs/Director by email.  The Chairs/Director were also asked if they would like to participate in a video-conference.  Any further interest in future meetings should be directed to A. den Otter.  No questions were asked from Thunder Bay about either of these items.

 8.
Other Business

M. Beaulieu stated that there is a need for great need for specializations to be defined.  A lengthy discussion followed.

 9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:25 am.
                            
 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

M. Beaulieu
J. Roth
R. Martin
D. Ivison
I. Lem©e
G. Siddall
R. Maundrell

Orillia Campus

M. Stevenson

REGRETS

R. Koster
B. Vernier-Larochette
V. Smith

 

Faculty Meeting Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
Date:        May 3, 2011
To:           Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities        
From:      Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:   COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035.

                    AGENDA  

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the January 6, 2011 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.

 5.    Dean's Report.

 6.    Discussion of Academic Plan.  The link is as follows: http://academicplan.lakeheadu.ca/

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  English - Calendar Changes - BA/BEd English (to be distributed at meeting);  Breadth Requirement English;   Victorian Literature Note   (click on links to open files)
         Internal Adjunct Professor Appointment:  Dr. Sandra Jeppesen
         (Orillia Campus)    
     ii)  Indigenous Learning - Renewal of Internal Adjunct:  Dr. K. Burnett
           Dr. Kristin Burnett - CV  - (click on link to open CV)
    iii)  Northern Studies - Calendar Change
    iv)  Philosophy Calendar Change - Philosophy 2711 (click on link to open file)
     v)  Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism - Appointment of External Adjunct Professors - Dr. Patrick
          Maher and Dr. Kathleen Rettie  (click on names to open files)
 
 8.    Orillia Report.

 9.    Other Business.
    
10.    Adjournment.    

_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 January 6, 2011


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on January 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm in the ATAC Board Room 3004.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by B. Cuthbertson and  seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

1. a)  Approval of Acting Chair

As V. Smith has been appointed Acting Chair of the Department of History, it was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that G. Colton be appointed Acting Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council, for this meeting.  


2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by M. MacLean that the minutes of October 25, 2010, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

None.

4.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter extended congratulations to our Faculty on their marks submission.  She also let us know that the requirements for Special Exam dates will be changing.  The new dates will be sent through the Senate process for approval.  B. Winter stated that she has been charged with reviewing the academic schedules and the possibility of having a fall study break.  For example, Engineering would like a 13-week term.  Exam regulations, including the length of exams, will also be reviewed.  B. Winter will be collecting exam dates next week.  Discussion followed about having exams during the last week of classes and the actual definition of test vs exam.  She asked that any comments be forwarded to her as well as anyone who might be interested in sitting on the committee.  She also stated that the loading sheets need to be submitted in the next couple of weeks.
B. Winter announced that there is a pilot project implemented with regard to degree audits with students.   Fifty students have been picked to test the degree audit and submit any feedback they may have.  The goal is to make sure students understand how the process works.

Announcement

G. Siddall announce that Dr. Chris Southcott, Department of Sociology, was successful with his grant application.  C. Southcott extended a thank you to G. Siddall.

 5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council
 
January 6, 2011  ATAC 5035
1.    Hiring.  Initial hiring decisions have been made for this year.  Approval for the following
tenure-track positions has been given:  1 Sociology, 1 Political Science, 2 Engineering, 1 Kinesiology, 2 MPH.  Approval was also given for a three-year term appointment in Visual Arts and in Business, and for a nine-month term in Business.  Additional hiring decisions will be made this year if there are further retirements/resignations.  

2.    Academic Planning.  The committee started its work towards the end of last term and is
still in the fairly early stages.  One of the things that will occur as part of this process at some point is that academic units will be asked to prepare their own plans.  

3.    Chairs meeting with the President.  This meeting took place on November 16.  As I
indicated at our last meeting, we wanted to make two key points in that meeting: the tremendous value we bring to the university and the tremendous need we have for resources that will allow us to do our jobs in the way that we believe we need to do them--for us, that means first and foremost new full-time faculty positions.  

4.    Faculty Strategic Planning.   We have continued to meet and have been working on
identifying priorities.  Gerry Munt, who is helping facilitate this process, has asked us now to meet without him to articulate those priorities more clearly before we move on to the next step.  My hope is that we can provide you with a report on the priorities we have identified.

Respectfully submitted by Dr. Gillian Siddall, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i) Sociology - Dr. Curtis Fogel - Internal Adjunct

It was moved by A. Puddephatt and seconded by L. Chambers that Dr. Curtis Fogel be appointed Internal Adjunct Professor of Sociology for a four year term.

                                                                            Carried.



ii) Languages

It was moved by V. Schonberger and seconded by J. Leggatt that the calendar changes for Languages be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

iii) Visual Arts

It was moved by M. Nisenholt and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

iv) Women's Studies

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by J. Leggatt that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

ii) Music

It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by B. Cuthbertson that the calendar changes for Music be approved.

                                                                            Carried.


8.
Orillia Report

A. den Otter introduced Dr. Cheryl Lousley, who is a tenure track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies/English.  A. den Otter stated that so far, there was no information on the hiring of tenure track appointments but she would see how it goes.  There was a delay in planning for next year but will hopefully hear shortly with regard to the plans for a major and minor in Criminology and Media Studies.  She extended a thank you to all who contributed in the process.  The minors are working their way through Senate.

9.
Other Business
i) Research Week

Research Week will be held the week of February 14 beginning with displays at Intercity on Saturday February 12.  This year, SSHRC will have its own day for displays in the Agora on Wednesday, February 16.  All eligible SSHRC researchers are encouraged to participate.

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:20 pm.



 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
G. Colton
C. Southcott
D. Jobin-Bevans
B. Winter
M. Nisenholt
V. Smith
V. Schonberger
J. Leggatt
B. Cuthbertson
D. McPherson
T. Puddephatt
M. MacLean
L. Chambers
G. Siddall

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
C. Lousely


REGRETS
P. Jasen
P. Wakewich
K. Holmes
A. Carastathis


Faculty Meeting Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM Date:        September 29, 2012
To:           Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:      Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 AT 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM IN ATAC 3004.

                    AGENDA  

Presentations:

    Dr. Jane Nicholas - IDC Sub-committee
    Dr. Lori Chambers - United Way

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the April 5, 2012 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Introduction of New Colleague.

 5.    Registrar's Report.
 
 6.    Dean's Report.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
     i) History - Calendar Changes - Various 
    ii) Political Science - Calendar Changes - Change of Course Names
   iii) Philosophy - Calendar Changes - Various
 
8.    Orillia Report.

 9.    Other Business.

10.    Adjournment.    


_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 April 5, 2012


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on April 5th, 2012 at 10:30 am in the ATAC 5035.

PRESENTATION

Annette Schroeter, Aboriginal Research Facilitator, gave a short presentation.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by M. MacLean that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by D. McPherson that the minutes of January 10, 2012, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

None.

4.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter was not able to make the meeting but stated that there would be an email going to all faculty with regard to convocation and workshops.

 5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

April 5, 2012
1.    Academic planning--as you know, the academic plan was approved at the last Senate meeting.  Moira is currently working on the document with which you will be provided to continue with phase 2 of the planning process.  Phase 2 involves you moving into the planning phase for your own units.  That will involve reading through all of the action items and thinking about how you would incorporate the ones that are relevant to academic units.  If there are some that you feel you do not want to incorporate, you should be prepared to provide a rationale.  A primary consideration for all of you in this process should be how to increase enrolment and improve retention.  
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2.    Research and Innovation Week.  I thought we had a splendid presence during Research and Innovation week, and I would like to see it increase even more next year.  I would particularly like to increase our presence at the mall.  Good for helping the public understand what we do.  I've been talking to Anne about having our faculty do posters next year at the mall--I think she is supportive of that, as long as we are prepared to engage with the public.  My thanks to our team who helped to increase our Faculty's profile at R and I this year: Lori Chambers, Alain Takam, Jane Nicholas and Dean Jobin-Bevans.
3.    Hiring.  We received approval to replace two out of four replacement positions, which went to Languages and Women's Studies/History.  We requested four new positions: two tenure-track and two term, and did not receive approval for any of them.  
4.    Assistant Dean.  Rod and Brian have approved the appointment of Assistant Deans.  There have been significant discussions with LUFA on this, and they have come to agreement on the terms of reference for the appointment of this position, and for the kinds of activities an Assistant Dean would undertake.  Assistant Deans would retain their membership in the Faculty Association.  I will be initiating the process of appointing an Assistant Dean over the summer.
Respectfully submitted by Dr. Gillian Siddall, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i) Philosophy - Calendar Changes  

It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the new Third Year Course be approved.
                                                                            Carried.

It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the new undergraduate course, Philosophy 3713 - Cyberethics, be approved.
                                                                            Carried.

iii) History - Calendar Change

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by C. Southcott that the deletion of History 2751 and History 4750 be approved.
                                                                            Carried.

iv) Political Science - Renewal of Mr. Kevin Cleghorn - Adjunct Professor

It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by C. Southcott that Mr. Kevin Cleghorn be reappointed as an External Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science.

                                                                            Carried.

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8.
Orillia Report

M. Stevenson reported the following:

1. Research & Innovation week activities at Orillia have been successful. The mini-conference organised during this time requires special mention.  There were 35 posters and 21 oral presentations from our faculty members (from all the units, not only Interdisciplinary Studies department) as well as students. More than one third of all the papers presented during Research and Innovation Week discussed research into freshwater systems, a reflection of the Orillia campus' emphasis on environmental sustainability.
2.  Tentative dates of our HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies program review are June 21 and 22.     More information on this will be shared as and when available.
R. Berg initiated discussion about when Philosophy courses were being offered in Orillia and about the process for the Chair's approval of philosophy grades courses offered in Orillia.

9.
Other Business
i) Frequency and Timing of Council Meetings
a
R. Berg requested a review of the frequency of Council meetings.  After some discussion, G. Siddall indicated that she would call a meeting of the Chairs and Director to review this issue.  

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:50 am.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
B. Vernier-Larochette
M. MacLean
A. Takam
D. Ivison
R. Berg
D. McPherson
V. Smith
M. Beaulieu
C. Southcott
G. Siddall

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson

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REGRETS

A. Carastathis
D. Jobin-Bevans
G. Colton
A. den Otter
S. Kurissery
T. Potter
R. Martin
B. Winter
M. Richardson

 

Faculty Meeting Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
                               Office of the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities
MEMORANDUM

Date:        September 30, 2011

To:           Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:     Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011 FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035.

AGENDA  

Presentations:

    Karen Chan - Student Health & Counselling Services
    Kyla Reid - Research Facilitator

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Introduction of New Colleagues.

 3.    Approval of the May 3, 2011 Minutes.   
 
 4.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 5.    Registrar's Report.
 
 6.    Dean's Report.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
      i) Political Science - Calendar Changes - Updates to Calendar
     ii) Sociology - Calendar Changes - Various
     iii) Women's Studies - Calendar Changes - WS 4115  -  WS 3030/3010
 
 8.    Orillia Report.

 9.    Other Business.

10.    Adjournment.    


_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 May 3, 2011


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on May 3, 2011 at 9:30 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by M. MacLean and seconded by J. Leggett that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

1. a)  Approval of Acting Chair

As V. Smith has been appointed Acting Chair of the Department of History, it was moved by G. Slidell and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that G. Colton be appointed Acting Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council, for this meeting.  


2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by B. Cuthbertson and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes of January 6, 2011, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 i) Special Exam Dates and Pilot Project RE:  degree audits.  Date for specials has been  
    posted online.

4.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter was unable to attend the meeting.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council
 
May 3, 2011  ATAC 5035
1.    Hiring is well under way.  We are in the process of searches in Sociology, Visual Arts, Political Science, and Languages.  As we look forward to welcoming new colleagues, we bid farewell to Doug West, who is relocating to the Orillia campus.

2.    Academic Planning.  As you know, the committee has completed the first phase of its work, and is currently undergoing a consultation period with the university community.  There was a special Senate meeting yesterday for discussion of the plan, and there are numerous other opportunities for input, which are outlined on the VP Academic's website.  We will be holding our own Faculty discussion at today's meeting.

3.    Meeting with the President.  Our meetings with the President will now be in the fall.  I will be confirming those shortly and will keep folks posted.  

4.    Convocation:  Convocation.  Friday May 27, 2:00 for MA and HBA, HB Fine Arts, HBMusic, and HB Outdoor Recreation; concurrent students graduate Saturday May 28, 2:00.  This year the registrar will be reading all of the names.  I encourage you all to attend if you can.
Respectfully submitted by Dr. Gillian Siddall, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities.


6.
Discussion of Academic Plan

There was a lengthy discussion about the academic plan.


7.
Departmental/School Reports

i) English

It was moved by J. Leggett and seconded by L. Chambers that the BA/Bed. calendar changes for English  be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

It was moved by J. Leggett and seconded by S.D. Stone that the Breadth Requirements calendar changes for English be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

It was moved by J. Leggett and seconded by M. MacLean that the Victorian Literature calendar changes for English be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

Internal Adjunct Appointment

It was moved by Dr. J. Leggett and seconded by Dr. A. den Otter that Dr. Sandra Jeppesen be appointed as Internal Adjunct Professor for English.

                                                                            Carried.


ii) Indigenous Learning
It was moved by D. McPherson and seconded by S.D. Stone that Dr. K. Burnett be renewed as an Internal Adjunct Professor for Indigenous Learning.
   
                                                                        Carried.

iii) Northern Studies

It was moved by G. Slidell and seconded by S.D. Stone that the calendar change for Northern Studies be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

iv) Philosophy

It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar change for Philosophy be approved.

                                                                            Carried.

ii) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by S.D. Stone that Dr. Patrick Maher and Dr. Kathleen Rettie be appointed as External Adjunct Professors in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism.

                                                                            Carried.


8.
Orillia Report
A. den Otter reported that the hiring was underway for the Canadian History position and that the job talks would be held on May 10, 11 and 12.  She stated that she would be completing the process for the self study for the undergrad review, and that the reviewers will be coming in the fall.

9.
Other Business
i) BA General Requirements - 1st Year
S.D. Stone stated that the courses were the same as they were 15 to 20 years ago.  J. Leggett stated that she would like to see more science courses. It was stated that Groups 1 and 2 be reviewed.  D. McPherson stated that an ad-hoc committee should be struck to review the requirements.  G. Slidell stated that she would have the Registrar and the Director of Academic Advising attend a council meeting in the fall to answer questions and offer advice.

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:15 am.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

G. Siddall
M. MacLean
S.D. Stone
V. Schonberger
D. McPherson
G. Colton
R. Berg
M. Nisenholt
B. Cuthbertson
L. Chambers
D. West
G. Munro
C. Southcott
J. Leggett
V. Smith

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
J. Aniuk

REGRETS

R. Holmes
D. Jobin-Bevans
M. Beaulieu
J. Nicholas


Faculty Meeting Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM


Date:        December 6th, 2013

To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         

There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON DECEMBER 11, 2013 FROM 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM IN ATAC 5035.

_______________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA
 
 1.    Approval of Agenda.  
 
 2.    Approval of the November 14th, 2013 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
 
 5.    Dean's Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  History - Calendar Change - History Prerequisite Update - 2013-SOC-2716
   ii)  Languages - Calendar Change - Certificates in French Proficiency (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced)
    
 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.

 9.    Adjournment.    

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
 November 14th, 2013


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004.


Presentation

Mr. Brett Sharman made a short presentation about SET. (Student Evaluation of Teaching)

Introduction

Dr. M. Beaulieu introduced Dr. Steven Jobbitt, a new colleague in the Department of History.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the agenda be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes of September 13, 2013 be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Notes

 None.

4.
Election Chair of the SS&H Faculty Council

A secret vote was held for the election of Chair of the SS&H Faculty Council.  M. Beaulieu was elected as Chair.

5.
Proposal of New Department

G. Siddall submitted the following motions:

  "Proposal with a New Department in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities"



Motions:

Moved that a new Department of Interdisciplinary Studies be created at the Orillia campus that would include responsibility for the IS Major, Media Studies, and Criminology.  This new department would become part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and would report to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Faculty members currently appointed to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies would choose whether to be appointed to the new Department of Interdisciplinary Studies or to the new Department of Environmental Sustainability (IS and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies are both bringing forward a proposal to create a new department of Environmental Sustainability that would be part of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies).  

It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by R. Berg that this motion be approved.

                                                                             Carried.

Moved that the HBASc major in English, currently the responsibility of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, will become the responsibility of the Department of English, and that any new disciplinary majors offered at the Orillia campus will be the responsibility of the respective disciplinary department.

It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by D. Ivison that this motion be approved.

                                                                             Carried.

Original Motion

Moved that specializations for the HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies major, currently the responsibility of Interdisciplinary Studies, will become the responsibility of the respective disciplinary department.

It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by J. Roth that this motion be approved.
 
A friendly amendment was proposed.

Amended Motion

Moved that the content of the disciplinary specific specializations for the HBASc Interdisciplinary Studies major, currently the responsibility of Interdisciplinary Studies, will become the responsibility of the respective disciplinary departments in the context of the proposed Program Coordinating Committee.

The mover and seconder agreed to the changes.

                                                                             Carried.


6.
Registrar's Report

None.

7.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Trip to China was interesting.  There is huge interest in China for studying in North America.  We visited two Maple Leaf Schools and three universities.  I would like to start exploring transfer agreements with these universities as well as student and faculty exchanges.  I will be corresponding with chairs who are interested in that in the next month or so.

2.    Senators will have received an email from Amanda Trevisanutto indicating that in order for calendar changes to be included on the January Senate agenda, they must be uploaded to Curriculum Navigator by January 30, 2014.  

3.    Thank you for responding to my request for news for the Provost's report, and please continue to provide me with items.  He included our news in his last report.  

4.    We are coming to the time of year when academic dishonesty cases tend to arise.  I ask you again to be attentive to our university policy on academic dishonesty, as well as our Faculty policy.  Chairs, if you haven't already, please remind your colleagues to review these policies.  It is very important that we are consistent across the Faculty in terms of how we deal with cases of academic dishonesty.

5.    AODA Training.   Chairs and Director need to ensure that all faculty and staff complete this training by December 15, 2013.  You need to provide Ursula MacDonald copies of the certificates by December 31, 2013.  Chairs and Director need to provide me with a copy of their certificates.

6.    Faculty Hires.  As the chairs and director know, we have initiated the process for faculty hires for this year.  The terms are the same as last year.  There are three categories: replacement hires, strategic hires, and long-term strategic hires.


8.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  English

It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for English be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2855).

                                                                              Carried.

ii)  History

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by J. Roth that Dr. Susan Forbes be appointed as Adjunct Professor with the Department of Women's Studies for a four-year term.
 
                                                                             Carried.
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that Mr. M. Szybalski be appointed as Professional Associate with the Department of History for a four-year term.
 
                                                                             Carried.


iii) Political Science
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by L. Chambers that following calendar changes for Political Science be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2715).
 
                                                                             Carried.


iv) Women's Studies

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the new Proposed Social Justice MA be approved. (MS.SOJU).
 
                                                                             Carried.

9.
Orillia Report

A. den Otter stated that the General BA College Transfer Pathway was moving ahead.  She has had discussions with all the Chairs involved.  Discussion followed.


10.
Other Business

i) Northern Sparks Speaking Series

G. Siddall, (for Dr. D. Jobin-Bevans), gave a short announcement about the new speaking series, Northern Sparks.  If anyone is interested, please let her know.

ii) Online Degrees

Discussion about what is required to offer an existing degree online through the Quality Assurance Framework.

11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:30 pm, moved by D. Ivison and R. Berg.
                            
                             Carried.




 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

M. Beaulieu
G. Siddall
S.D. Stone
S. Jobbitt
D. McPherson
J.M. Richardson
D. Ivison
B. Vernier-Larochette
J. Roth
L. Chambers
P. Cain
D. Jobin-Bevans
G. Colton
R. Koster
R. Berg


Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
C. Lousley
T. Kaiser

REGRETS

Dr. S. Islam
Professor R. Martin


Faculty Meeting Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:        December 4, 2012
To:           Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities        
From:      Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council
Subject:   COUNCIL MEETING       
 
 There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 AT 1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM IN ATAC 5035.

                    AGENDA  

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the November 7, 2012 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
 
  5.    Dean's Report.

  6.  Departmental/School Reports.

     Summary of Calendar Changes - List

     i) History - Calendar Changes
    ii) Languages - Calendar Changes
   iii) Outdoor Recreation - Calendar Changes
   iv) Visual Arts - Calendar Changes
    v) Women's Studies - Calendar Changes
 
  7.    Orillia Report.

  8.    Other Business.

  9.    Adjournment.    


_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 November 7, 2012


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

Presentation

    Dr. Robert Mizzi, Research Facilitator, made a short presentation.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the agenda be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes of October 2, 2012, be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.


4.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  Outdoor Recreation

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that following calendar changes be approved: 1 to 7, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by T. Puddephatt that following calendar changes be approved: 8 to 12, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by D. Ivison that following calendar changes be approved: 13 to 39, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-082).
 
                                                                             Carried.

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6.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter stated that the Strategic Management Committee was looking at initiatives to increase enrolment.  They are exploring the possibility of having first year seminars with approximately 20 students per group.  She mentioned that Guelph has initiated this strategy and it has made a difference in retention success.  B. Winter also stated enrolment has decreased since last year.  We are facing a challenge as students are coming to university and expecting to get a job as soon as they leave.  First year student enrolment was down from 602 to 577.  She also mentioned that the funding for ConEd students will be decreased.  B. Winter stated that a committee has been formed to review regulations.  She asked that those with concerns should forward them to herself or Moira.  Discussion regarding enrolment and retention followed.


7.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Hiring.  I have received your requests.  Thank you.  My request is due to the Provost on November 14.  

2.    Navigator--I know some of you have had training.  I also know that there are some bugs in the system.  The office of the Secretariat is working to resolve them.  

3.    Research and Innovation Week.  I am still looking for suggestions for a social sciences and/or humanities speaker to give a keynote this year.  

4.    Assistant Dean.  The call went out for this last month.  I encourage folks to apply.  It is a good professional development opportunity.

5.    Jacqueline Murray's visit.  She will be talking to us about first year seminars.  A good follow up to the kinds of things John Gardner was talking about.  


8.
Departmental/School Reports


i)  History

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 14, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-074).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by H. Lemelin that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 18, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-075).

                                                                             Carried.

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It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 21, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 21, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by H. Lemelin that the following calendar changes be approved:  1 to 12, (Tracking Number 2012-SOC-076).

                                                                             Carried.


It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes be approved:  Tracking Number 2012-SOC-078 to 212-SOC-083.

                                                                             Carried.

ii) Languages

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 1 to 6 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 7 to 10 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 11 to 22 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes from 23 and 24 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

ii) Northern Studies

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar change for Northern Studies be approved.

                                                                             Carried.


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i)  Sociology

It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.
                                                                             Carried.


ii) Visual Arts

It was moved by K. Holmes and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.


9.
Orillia Report

No report.

10.
Other Business

It was decided there was a need to have a Faculty Council meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:31 pm. moved by L. Chambers and seconded by K. Holmes.
                            
                             Carried.

 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

H. Lemelin
M. Beaulieu
P. Das
D. Ivison
K. Holmes
L. Chambers
T. Puddephatt
D. McPherson
B. Winter
B. Vernier-Larochette
I. Lem©e
G. Siddall
V. Smith
R. Berg
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Orillia Campus

S. Kurissery
S.S. Islam
P. Carr

REGRETS

G. Colton

 

Faculty Meeting Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
                                        MEMORANDUM

Date:    November 6, 2012

To:       Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:  Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2012 AT 1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM IN ATAC 3004.

                    AGENDA  

Presentations:

    Dr. Robert Mizzi - Research Facilitator
   
_____________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the October 2, 2012 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
 
 5.    Dean's Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
            i) History - Calendar Changes
           ii) Languages - Calendar Changes - Various - Part 1;  Part 2 (original file was too large to upload so split into two)
          iii) Outdoor Recreation - Calendar Changes
          iv) Sociology - Calendar Changes - New Second Year Course;  Prerequisite Change to 4517
           v) Visual Arts - Calendar Changes - Delete  Visual Arts 1080;  New First Year Course - 1xxx; New First Year course -                   Visual Arts 1091
          vi) Northern Studies - New Course 

 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.

 9.    Adjournment.    


_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 October 2, 2012

APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

Presentations

1.    Dr. Jane Nicholas, Chair of the IDC Sub-Committee, gave a short presentation on
    Teaching and Learning week.
2.    United Way - Meaghan Hanbury introduced Andy, a United Way rep, who gave a
    presentation on the United Way Fund.

1. a
Approval of Acting Chair
 
As V. Smith was not able to attend the meeting, it was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by ?? that D. Ivison be appointed Acting Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council, for this meeting.
                                                                             Carried.

1. b
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the agenda be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by R. Martin that the minutes of April 5, 2012, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 i)  R. Berg requested that the status of the Philosophy calendar changes from the last Council meeting, (April 5, 2012), be looked into.  S. Viitala will check with the University Secretariat.

4.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  Philosophy

It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by J. Nicholas that Items 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7and 8 on the calendar change form be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
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 i) Philosophy - continued

It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by J. Nicholas that Item 4 on the calendar change form be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by M. Beaulieu that Items 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the calendar change form be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

5.
Introduction of New Colleague

B. Vernier-Larochette introduced Isabelle Lamee, is a new faculty member in the Department of Languages.

6.
Registrar's Report

None.  (B. Winter was not able to attend the meeting.)

7.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

1.    Academic Dishonesty--please review the policy --and Chairs and Director, please remind colleagues to do so as well.  

2.    Academic Plans--thank you for submitting your academic plans.  The next step in the process is that I have to prepare an operational plan that takes into account all of your plans, demonstrates how they align with the new strategic plan, and identifies where any necessary resources would come from.

3.    Navigator--new software for calendar changes.  Sue is going to organize training sessions for Chairs.

4.    Hiring.  We have been told that the following process will be used for faculty hires this year.  1.   Straight replacement for a position vacated within the last year--a case would have to be made that a unit is under threat without the replacement; 2. Strategic hires--linked to an initiative for enrolment growth--if enrolment does not increase as a result of the hire, then the next vacancy is not filled; 3.  Long-term strategic hire--this would be for something like a new program--so the investment would be over a longer period of time.   

5.    Research and Innovation Week.  Once again I would like to raise the profile of our Faculty during this week.  Our presence is much more pronounced at the Agora, and I'm really pleased about that.  I would like to see a bit of an increase in our presence at the mall.  I am also looking for suggestions for a social sciences and/or humanities speaker to give a keynote this year.  I have solicited names from chairs--I have only received one suggestion so far.
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6.    Recruitment--I would like us to be quite active in the recruitment cycle this year.  I sent the chairs sample newsletters that were sent out by Visual Arts and History.  I would like all departments to develop such newsletters.  Our enrolment is down this year, and we need to be very intentional and aggressive about our recruitment strategies.

7.    International.  The university is enhancing our recruitment efforts for international students, as well as exchange opportunities for our students.  If you are interested in pursuing that so that you can talk to your students about it, or if you already have students studying abroad, contact Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director of Lakehead International.


8.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  History

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar changes for History be approved.
                                                                             Carried.


ii) Political Science

It was moved by D. West and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar changes for Political Science be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

9.
Orillia Report

A. den Otter read the following report from Orillia:

New Undergraduate Programs: Media Studies Major received Ministry approval.      
Teaching awards: Five faculty members (Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Dr. Daphne Bonar, Dr. Nanda Kanavillil, Dr. Florin Pendea and Dr. Vicki TeBrugge) were nominated by students for LU's contribution to teaching award last year. Dr. Rodenburg received the award.
Research: Summer was a busy time for our Faculty. Many members presented research papers and posters at various national and international conferences, conducted various collaborative research activities, as well as published/submitted research papers to academic journals.
Research funding: Faculty members received funding for research from various agencies. Dr. Paul Carr (SSHRC), Dr. Florin Pendea (SSHRC), and Dr. Maria Grazia Viola (NSERC-DG) brought in Tri-Council funding. Dr. Nanda Kanavillil and Dr. Florin Pendea brought in funding from Environment Canada's Science Horizon Youth Internship program.

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Orillia Report - continued

Summer of Sustainability Series (SOS): Dr. Thamara Laredo successfully organized a public lecture series featuring documentary films and expert-led 
discussions that focused on environmental sustainability.  There is public demand to continue this series next year also.
                                                Submitted by:
                                        Dr. Sree Kurissery
                            Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
A. den Otter stated that they were working on an Orillia Campus Plan for the next five years.  The first five years were used to establish the campus, and the next five years will be used for integration of the Orillia Campus with the Thunder Bay Campus.  There will be several consultation sessions with G. Munt in Orillia and A. den Otter will be coming to Thunder Bay towards the end of October to meet with various people.

10.
Other Business
None.

11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 2:25 pm. moved by L. Chambers and seconded by M. Beaulieu.
                            
 
                            Carried.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

R. Koster
R. Martin
M. Beaulieu
D. Ivison
I. Lem©e
B. Vernier-Larochette
R. Berg
R. Robson
D. McPherson
J. Niocholas
L. Chambers


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Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
D. West

REGRETS

P. Jasen
S. Kurissery
S. Islam
S. Kurissery

 

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