Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, April 5/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 29/2019

Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5035/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM
Date:        Friday, March 29, 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, APRIL 5, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 5035 / OA 3041.
RPD #: 8856547

Toll Free:

Passcode:

1-888-892-7292

# <== Please remember the # key

56574#

Presentations:
Ms. Anne Klymenko – Director Research Services:  New Research Integrity Policy

Dr, Heather Murchison – Vice-Provost – Institutional Planning and Analysis:    Experiential Learning
                                                                                                                            Course Tagging
 AGENDA
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Thursday, March 7, 2019.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Calendar Changes.
    i)  Political Science:
    2019-SOC-6897-A:  Social Sciences and Humanities’ Pathways from Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma. (Support Document for Political Science)

 6.    Department/School Reports.
 7.    Other Business.
    i)   Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the 2019/2020 academic year.
    ii)  Policy RE:  Snow Days in Thunder Bay and/or Orillia.
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Thursday, May 2, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 2005 at 10:00 am. to     noon. (Final Council meeting of this academic year.)
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
March 7, 2019
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004 / Orillia 2005 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

Dr. T. Puddephatt as the Acting Chair of Faculty Council for this meeting.
1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by L. Chambers that the agenda be approved.
        Accepted.
2.
Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes from Friday, February 8, 2019.
        The minutes were reviewed and approved.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report

March
Budget
♣    Don’t know yet
♣    Recruit
♣    Domestic grad students
♣    Fill summer courses
♣    Retain students

Grad Enrollments
♣    22 students committed and fees paid . . ., need to convert all of those and have 810 more to stay within our corridor.  This is possible.
♣    Get offers out. ASAP.
♣    Call students to whom we have made offers.
♣    Invite them to campus if they are not from here (we can give them $500 on their travel if they come as students. Can’t give to students who do not come. Talk to me about this.
♣    I will call students if you give me a list.

FCE/FTE (I will try to get this, as well as other data once we have a budget

Anyone interested in applying to travel to India in July? All expenses except airline ticket. Teach for a week or work with teachers.  Contact me.

5.
Calendar Changes

i)  History:
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar change for History be approved.
2019-SOC-6907:  Courses-History 2611 Chinese-Reinstating-UG-History.
Carried.

ii)  Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways:

It was moved by L. Chambers and A. Carastathis that the Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways calendar change be approved.

2019-SOC-6897:  Social Sciences and Humanities' Pathways from Aboriginal Community Advocacy Diploma. (Supporting documents:  Indigenous Learning; Sociology; Political Science).

Friendly amendment: S. Jeppeson and A. Guttman recommended reducing the entry requirement of 75% to 70%. T. Puddephatt agreed to this and suggested council vote, pending approval from relevant chairs in Indigenous Learning, Political Science, and Sociology.

Carried

Update: The 70% requirement was approved in Sociology and Indigenous Learning. Political Science will consider bringing the same proposal back to faculty council with 75% required instead.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i) English:
A. Guttman mentioned three events that will take place in March:
    1.    Work-in-Progress Series:  Dr. Monica Flegel and Dr. Judith Leggatt – March 11 – 1:00 to
     2:00 pm – ATAC 5036/OA 2005.
2.    Eric Violet Lee:  Never Was Yr Good Little NDN – March 13 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm – ATAC
    5036/OA 3041.
3.    Artery:  There will be an Artery Launch Party on March 19 at 6:00 pm in ATAC 5036.

ii)  Music:
A. Carastathis stated that there were upcoming concerts including two more LUMINA concerts.  He will be sending out notices soon.

6.
Other Business

 i)  Formation of Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of
     Faculty Council – 2019/2020.

A. Guttman, A. Carastathis and T. Rollo put their names forward for the Nominations Committee for the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the coming academic year.  A. den Otter will send out an email to faculty in Orillia to find out if anyone there is interested and will let us know.

7.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, April 5, 2019; ATAC 5036 /OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by T. Rollo that the meeting be adjourned. The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 am.

Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
A. Guttman
B. Vernier
A. Carastathis
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
S. Jobbitt
T. Rollo
L. Chambers
B. Birmingham
A. Heppner

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier
J. Jarman (teleconference)
S. Jeppessen (teleconference)

REGRETS
S. Jacoba
R. Maundrell
R. Koster
R. Martin
D. Ivison
T. Potter

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, March 7/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, March 1/2019

Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        Friday, March 1, 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:
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

RPD #: 8855800

Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292
Passcode: 55800# <== Please remember the # key.
   
 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, February 8, 2019.

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Calendar Changes.
    i)  History:
    2019-SOC-6907:  Courses-History 2611 Chinese-Reinstating-UG-History.

    ii)  Social Sciences and Humanities Pathways:
    2019-SOC-6897:  Social Sciences and Humanities' Pathways from Aboriginal Community  

    Advocacy Diploma. (Supporting Documents:  Indigenous Learning; Sociology; Political Science)

 6.    Department/School Reports.

 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Formation of Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of
        Faculty Council – 2019/2020.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 5, 2019; ATAC 5036/OA 3041 at 10:00 am. to     11:30 am.

 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
February 8, 2019
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

Presentation:
Indigenous Programming:  
Dr. Rob Robson and Dr. Lana Ray gave a presentation regarding Indigenous Programming at Lakehead University.  

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.
        Accepted.
2.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Minutes from Thursday, January 3, 2019.
        The minutes were reviewed and approved as amended.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report
Moved to Other Business

5.
Calendar Changes
None submitted.

6.
Departmental/School Reports
i) Political Science:
Recommendation:  Dr. Jason Blahuta as Internal Adjunct for the Department of Political Science.
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by R. Maundrell that Dr. Jason Blahuta be appointed as Internal Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science.
        Carried.

6.
Other Business
 1.    Timetable:
R. Maundrell stated that he and other faculty members were unhappy with the current timetabling system.  It was mentioned that some members had to teach “back-to-back” classes even though in their profiles it states “no” as default.  Other faculty members submitted special requests on the loading sheets which resulted in late or ongoing changes to the timetable.  A lengthy discussion followed.   R. Koster will present the suggestion of leaving the “back-to-back” suggestion at the “no” default.

 2.    Dean’s Report:

Timetabling
The exam timetable has now been distributed.  There were a lot of special requests from Orilla.  All requests will be given careful consideration, ie: Instructors who teach between two different campuses; special arrangements for longer time periods (Languages) for example.  Exams scheduled so a faculty member can have the week off will not.

Online Survey
An online survey was sent out from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) with regard to the relationship between the Thunder Bay campus and the Orillia campus.  It will seek to identify the current relationship between the two campuses.

Meetings RE:  Loading Sheets
During the next week, I will be meeting with all the Chairs/Director regarding the loading sheets.  S. Viitala will be contacting everyone to book their appointments.  The meetings will last approximately half an hour.

Budget
Departments/School requests for stipends for the coming academic year 2019/2020 have been requested.  Please remember to include the following in your FCE requests:  CLMs, CCLMs as well as Contract Lecturers.  We also receive additional funding from International for teaching extra courses.

Assistant Dean
The posting for the position of Assistant Dean will be revised and distributed again as there was wording that needed to be revised.

Memo to Provost Requesting New Hires
The hiring requests for our Faculty were sent to the Provost for his review.  He approved of our submission but stated that due to possible fiscal restraints by the current Ontario government, there may not be money available for any.  All submissions were strongly supported.

Questions and Discussion
A lengthy question and discussion period followed the Dean’s report.

7.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Thursday, March 7, 2019; ATAC 3004 /OA 2005 at 10:00 am.
8.
Adjournment
 The meeting was adjourned at 12:16 pm.

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
A. Guttman
B. Vernier
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
T. Potter
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
R. Robson
L. Ray
R. Koster
R. Maundrell
S. Jobbitt
K. Burnett
P. Cain (teleconference)

Orillia Campus
A. den Otter

REGRETS
S. Jacoba

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, February 8/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, February 1/2019

Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        Monday, February 4, 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, FEBRUARY 8, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM in ATAC 5036 / OA 3041.

RPD #:  8855220

Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292

Passcode:
55220# <== Please remember the # key.

Presentation:
Dr. Rob Robson and Dr. Lana Ray – Indigenous Programming

 AGENDA  
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Thursday, January 3, 2019.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Calendar Changes.
 6.    Department/School Reports.
    i)  Political Science:
    Recommendation:  Renewal of Dr. Jason Blahuta as Internal Adjunct for the Department of
    Political Science – Recommendation Memo.  (CV available upon request; contact S. Viitala)

 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Timetabling (R. Maundrell)

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Thursday, March 7, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 2005 at 10:00 am. to
       noon.
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
January 3, 2019
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

Presentation:
Research Plan Consultation 2019-2023:  
Dr. A. Dean, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) gave a presentation on the Research Plan.  Discussion followed.  Additional presenters:  Dr. T. Varney, Dr. C. Gottardo, Ms. A. Klymenko.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by a. Carastathis and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.
        Accepted.
2.
Approval of Minutes

Approval of Minutes from December 7, 2018.
        The minutes were reviewed and approved as amended.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report
Tabled to the next Faculty Council meeting.

5.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  English:
Calendar Changes:
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes for English be approved.

2018-SOC-6756 – Media Studies Cross-Listing
2018-SOC-6757 – New course cross listed with Women’s Studies
2018-SOC-6762 – Media Studies Cross-list.

            Carried

ii)  History:  
External Adjunct Recommendations:
Dr. M. Stevenson presented the recommendation for Dr. R. Jobbitt.
Recommendation:  Dr. Rafaela Jobbitt as External Adjunct for the Department of History.
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Maundrell that Dr. Rafaela Jobbitt be appointed as External Adjunct Professor in the Department of History.

        Carried.

Recommendation:  Dr. David Ratz as External Adjunct for the Department of History.
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by R. Koster that Dr. David Ratz be appointed as External Adjunct Professor in the Department of History.

        Carried.

iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:
It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar change be approved.
2018-SOC-6785 – New Program—Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Documentary Film.

        Carried.

It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar changes be approved.
2018-SOC-6798-A – Cross-listing of MDST Courses with English and Visual Arts Courses. (Remove item #5)
2018-SOC-6822 – Courses-New Type E-UG-Media Studies-cross-listed course.

        Carried.

iv)  Music:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar change for Music be approved.
2018-SOC-6760 – Minor in Music.

It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by R. Martin that the following calendar change for Music be approved.
2018-SOC-6846 – Program changes in Music.
            Carried

v) Outdoor Recreation:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by T. Potter that the following calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation be approved.
2018-SOC-6725 – HBORBED2.OUTD.IS.
2018-SOC- 6749 – ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380.
2018-SOC- 6750 – OUTD 3380 Deletion.
2018-SOC- 6820 – Programs-Modification-UG-Outdoor Recreation.

            Carried

iv)  Sociology:
Calendar Changes:
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by L. Chambers that the following calendar changes for Sociology by approved.
2018-SOC- 6758 – Courses-New-UG-Sociology.
2018-SOC- 6759 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Sociology-Changing Prerequisites Changing
            Credit Weight.
2018-SOC- 6767 – MA Specialization in Social Justice Studies

            Carried

iii)  Visual Arts:
Calendar Changes:
It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by A. Carastathis that the following calendar changes for Visual Arts by approved.
2018-SOC-6851 – Visual Arts Course Changes.
2018-SOC-6855 – Visual Arts Program Changes.

            Carried

viii)  Women’s Studies:
Calendar Changes:
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by S. Jobbitt that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies by approved.
2018-SOC-6754 – Women’s Studies Course Changes.
2018-SOC-6761 – Women’s Studies Course Change.

6.
Other Business
 1.    Timetable:
    Deferred until the next Faculty Council meeting.

7.
Next Faculty Council Meeting –Friday, February 8, 2019; ATAC 5036 /OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

8.
Adjournment
 The meeting adjourned at 12 noon.
    Carried.

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
T. Potter
L. Chambers
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
R. Robson
L. Ray
R. Koster
R. Maundrell
S. Jobbitt
E. Chugunov


Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier
S. Jeppesen
J. Jarman (via teleconference)

S. Islam (via teleconference)

REGRETS
S. Jacoba

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, January 3/2019 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, December 14/2018 at 4:00 pm

Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:    Thursday, January 3, 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:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019 FROM 10:00 AM To 12 NOON in ATAC 5036 / OA 3041 .
RPD #:
  8854419
Toll Free:
  1 
-888-892-7292

Passcode: 54419#

Presentation:
Dr. Andrew Dean – Vice-President (Research and Innovation) – Research Plan Consultation 2019-2023  (link to plan)

 AGENDA
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, December 7, 2018.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  English:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6756 – Media Studies Cross-Listing.
    2018-SOC-6757 – New course cross listed with Women’s Studies.
    2018-SOC-6762 – Media Studies Cross-list.

    ii)  History:

    External Adjunct Appointments:

    Recommendation:  Dr. Rafaela Jobbitt as External Adjunct for the Department of History –
    Recommendation Memo.  (CV available upon request; contact S. Viitala)

   Recommendation:  Dr. David Ratz as External Adjunct for the Department of History –
   Recommendation Memo.  (CV available upon request; contact S. Viitala)

    iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6785 – New Program—Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Documentary Film.

    (supporting documentation)

    2018-SOC-6798-A – Cross-listing of MDST Courses with English and Visual Arts Courses.
    2018-SOC-6822 – Courses-New Type E-UG-Media Studies-cross-listed course.

    iv) Music:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6760 – Minor in Music. (supporting document)
    2018-SOC-6846 – Program changes in Music.

    v) Outdoor Recreation:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6725 – HBORBED2.OUTD.IS.
    2018-SOC- 6749 – ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380.
    2018-SOC- 6750 – OUTD 3380 Deletion.
    2018-SOC- 6820 – Programs-Modification-UG-Outdoor Recreation.

    vi)  Sociology:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC- 6758 – Courses-New-UG-Sociology.
    2018-SOC- 6759 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Sociology-Changing Prerequisites Changing
            Credit Weight.
    2018-SOC- 6767 – MA Specialization in Social Justice Studies
    2018-SOC-6776 - Sociology HBA Program(s) Changes.

vii)  Visual Arts:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6851 – Visual Arts Course Changes.
    2018-SOC-6855 - Visual Arts Program Changes.

    viii)  Women’s Studies:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6754 – Women’s Studies Course Changes.
    2018-SOC-6761 – Women’s Studies Course Change.

 6.    Other Business.
    i)  Timetabling (R. Maundrell)

7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, February 8, 2019; ATAC 5036/OA    3041 at 10:00 am. to     noon.
 8.    Adjournment.   

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
 December 7, 2018
 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, December 7, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.

        Accepted.

2.
Approval of Minutes from November 9, 2018.

        The minutes were reviewed and no changes were made.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes

i) Computer Plan Update:
A. Guttman asked if there were any updates to the computer plan.  B. Birmingham stated that she was continuing to work on it with A. Brigham to find out what funds might be available and move it to a carry forward account.  A short discussion followed and it was suggested that perhaps there should be a policy to address the following:  tagging new equipment; TSC access to computers purchased for research; and, software licensing.  It was suggested that comments/concerns be forwarded to I. Lemée, Chair of the Senate Research Committee.

4.
Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report: December 7, 2018

Those present representing a department/school updated Council on events happening in their areas.

University wide issues:
PTR is happening – PTR meetings are being held the week of December 10, 2018.

Budgeting.

1.    Please send me your budget, by Monday the 17th of December (including FCEs needed) and let’s talk if you have a request much greater than last year. CLMs must be included in this request. If I don’t get a new request, I will work with last year’s budget. (If you had special funding and need me to be aware of a rationale to continue that funding, let’s have a quick conversation.)
2.    Please be working on course assignments. (I know these are not due until later, but I need to look at them.) When your department assigns courses, work with your faculty to meet their needs and talents, but we need to work to balance student numbers, balance course levels, and work toward equitable assignments for faculty. If you are assigning a class that is always low enrolled, include a brief memo about what will be reassigned if the course does not fill and make sure that plan is clearly articulated to the teachers. If courses are under 10 for undergrad and 5 for grad, we must have a conversation so I am briefed on what’s going on—(next year).

Awards — Please let me know if you see an award you feel you or one of your faculty/staff should be nominated for.  I do many things imperfectly, but this is something I want to do well! We are doing amazing work on our faculty and I want it to be recognized.  So please let me help, when appropriate.

Articulation - Working on articulation agreements with Con College, particularly for their programs that serve First Nations Students—specifically right now the Aboriginal Community Advocacy Program (Thank you to Rob, Patrick, Tony for their help—we hope to bring you something next semester.) Gathered data on this.

Working on programs with two Indian universities REV and U of Mumbai—options for sabbatical, visits, quick courses, recruiting, exchange. If you are interested in pursuing collaborative opportunities, let me know.  

Provost committee for discussion and support of the careers of Orillia faculty. If there’s anything I need to know about this or any other topic, I hope you will talk to me about it.  I always appreciate input and more information.

If there is any work I am not getting back to you on quickly, please don’t sit alone feeling frustrated! Remind me. It is my goal to be responsive, but as you know, competing interests can leave me dropping IMPORTANT tasks.  I’m never offended to be reminded.

Of note:
1.    Meeting with chairs—discussing hiring requests and academic plan—1-3 (please send Sue and me any, even rough, position requests with a brief rationale (probably based) by Friday the 14th.  We will get those distributed or copied ahead of the meeting.
2.    Please invite everyone and families to my place on Dec. 14th, from 7-11. 431 Ambrose; please bring dessert of appetizer to share. You are welcome to bring alcohol, but we will provide non-alcoholic drinks and treats.

5.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  Interdisciplinary Studies – Media Studies:  

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar changes for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6694 – Media Studies – New Courses)
(2018-SOC-6695 – Media Studies – Changes to Existing Courses)
            Carried

 (2018-SOC-6711 – Media Studies – Program Changes)
            Carried

It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar change for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6723 – Media Studies-Media Studies—College Transfer Program Revisions)

            Carried
It was moved by S. Jeppesen and seconded by A. Carastathis that the following calendar change for Media Studies be approved.
(2018-SOC-6721 – Reinstatement of Portfolio Requirement – Media Studies Program)

            Carried

ii)  Outdoor Recreation:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by T. Potter and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Outdoor Recreation be approved.

           Carried.
(2018-SOC-6719 - ORPT Course Deletions)
(2018-SOC-6729 – New ORPT courses)
(2018-SOC-6746 – Courses-New-UG-Outdoor Recreation-New Courses)
(2018-SOC-6747 – Courses-Deletions-UG-Outdoor Recreation-Discontinuing courses from calendar)
(2018-SOC-6748 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation)

The following two calendar changes were related back to the School for further revisions.
2018-SOC-6749 – ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380)
2018-SOC-6750 – OUTD 3380 deletion)


iii)  Visual Arts:

Calendar Changes:
It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Visual Arts be approved.
(2018-SOC-6709 – Admission Requirement-Modification-UG-Visual Arts-removing portfolio
requirements)
            Carried

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change for Visual Arts by approved.
(2018-SOC-6730 – Visual Arts 1010)
            Carried

6.
Other Business

 1.    Timetable:
    A brief discussion was held about the timetable stating such issues as changes not being
    implemented when requested.  It was tabled until the next Council meeting for further discussion
    and to ensure that R. Maundrell has a chance to speak to it.


2.    Accelerated Degree Program:
A. Guttman and M. Beaulieu met with W. Melville, Chair, Undergraduate Studies in Education, to discuss the accelerated degree program.  This program enables ConEd students to complete their degree in five years instead of six.  Both have structured in changes to their programs to allow their students to take advantage of this.  A brief discussion followed.

7.
Next Faculty Council Meeting –Thursday, January 3, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the meeting be adjourned. (12:10 pm)
    Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
T. Potter
L. Chambers (via teleconference)
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham
M. Beaulieu
R. Robson

Orillia Campus
S. Jeppesen

REGRETS
M. Stevenson
I. Lemée
S. Jacoba
G. Colton
R. Maundrell

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, December 7/2018 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, November 30/2018

Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041
Agenda: 

RPD#:
8853678

Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292
Passcode:

53678# <== Please remember the # key.

AGENDA
        
 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, November 9th, 2018.

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  Interdisciplinary:
    Calendar Changes:  
    2018-SOC-6694 – Media Studies – New Courses.
    2018-SOC-6695 – Media Studies – Changes to Existing Courses.
    2018-SOC-6711 – Media Studies – Program Changes
    2018-SOC-6723 – Media Studies-Media Studies—College Transfer Program Revisions.
    2018-SOC-6721 - Reinstatement of Portfolio Requirement--Media Studies Program.

   ii) Outdoor Recreation:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6719-ORPT Couse Deletions.
    2018-SOC-6729 – New ORPT courses.

    2018-SOC-6746 - Courses-New-UG-Outdoor Recreation-New Courses.

  2018-SOC-6747-Courses-Deletions-UG-Outdoor Recreation-Discontinuing courses from calendar.

   2018-SOC-6748 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Outdoor Recreation.

   2018-SOC-6749 - ORPT courses to replace Outdoor Recreation 3380.

   2018-SOC-6750 - OUTD 3380 deletion.

iii)  Visual Arts:
    Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6709 – Admission Requirement-Modification-UG-Visual Arts-removing portfolio
    requirements.
    2018-SOC-6730 – Visual Arts 1010.

 6.    Other Business.
    i)  Timetabling (R. Maundrell)
    ii)  Accelerated Degree Program.

   Rationale for Accelerated Programs. (Supporting Document)

   PJ Programs Accelerated. (Supporting Document)

   HBA_IS Accelerated. (Supporting Document)

 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  January 3rd, 2019; ATAC 3004/OA 3041 at 10:00 am. to noon.

 8.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES

November 9th, 2018
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, November 9th, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5036 / Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.  Dr. T. Puddephatt was the Acting Chair of Faculty Council for this meeting.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes from Friday, October 19th, 2018 be approved.

        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, November 9th, 2018.
University issues:
Dates:
•    Recruitment events
Fall Open House, Orillia, November 3rd
Parent Night Session: Thunder Bay/Orillia Nov. 20th
Grade 12 Day Thunder Bay/Orillia December 4th

•    Research Week and Innovation Week – February 25 to 28

Saturday, February 23 – Mall Day
Please contact Rita Nicholas in the Office of Research with regard to participating at the mall.  Activities that you can do with kids or families were suggested and everyone was encouraged to participate.

Sustainability Council:
•    Doug West will be our representative for this initiative.

Our Faculty:
1.    Computers:
TSC is requesting information from all departments with regard to computer needs and resources for teaching.
2.    Meeting with Chairs:
There will be an upcoming meeting with all Chairs/Director to discuss hiring requests and the academic plan.
3.    Assistant Dean:
There are plans to have an Assistant Dean for the new year.

Those present representing a department/school updated Council on events happening in their areas.

5.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  History:  
Calendar Change:
It was moved by S. Jobbitt and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar change for History be approved.  (2018-SOC-6669 – Courses-Creation-UG-History-Economics Cross-listing).

        Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:  
Calendar Changes:
It was moved by A. Saulnier and seconded by S. Jeppesen that the calendar changes for Criminology by approved.
(2018-SOC-6688 – Criminology Courses-Changes to Pre-Requisites)
(2018-SOC-6692 – New Criminology Courses)
(2018-SOC-6693 - Criminology Program Changes)

        Carried.

After a lengthy discussion, the following calendar changes for Media Studies were referred to the next Faculty Council meeting in December. (T. Puddphatt)
(2018-SOC-6694 – Media Studies – New Courses)
(2018-SOC-6695 – Media Studies – Changes to Existing Courses)

6.
Other Business

1.    Update:  Review of the Terms of Reference of the Social Sciences and Humanities Constitution:
D. Ivison reviewed the changes to the Constitution and a short discussion followed.
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by L. Chambers that the changes to the Faculty Constitution be approved.

Carried.

 2.    Timetable:
This item was tabled until the next Council meeting as R. Maundrell was not in attendance to
speak to it.  (T. Puddephatt)

7.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, December 7, 2018; ATAC 5036/OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by R. Koster that the meeting be adjourned. (11:22 am)

    Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
A. Guttman
S. Jobbitt
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
P. Cain
R. Koster
L. Chambers
T. Puddephatt
B. Birmingham

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. Saulnier
S. Jeppesen

REGRETS
T. Potter
I. Lemée
S. Jacoba

M. Beaulieu

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, November 9/2018 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, November 2/2018

Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        Friday, November 9, 2018

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 9, 2018 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 5036 / OA 3041 .

RPD #: 8853299



Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292



Passcode: 53299#

 AGENDA
        
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, October 19, 2018.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  History:
        Calendar Changes:  
    2018-SOC-6669 – Courses-Creation-UG-History-Economics Cross-listing.

    ii)  Interdisciplinary:
    Calendar Changes:  
    2018-SOC-6688 – Criminology Courses-Changes to Pre-Requisites.
    2018-SOC-6692 – New Criminology Courses.  (Support Document B)
    2018-SOC-6693 – Criminology Program Changes. (Support Document A)
    2018-SOC-6694 – Media Studies – New Courses.
    2018-SOC-6695 – Media Studies – Changes to Existing Courses.
 
6.    Other Business.
    i)  Update:  Revisions to the Faculty Constitution (click here to access draft constitution)

    ii)  Timetabling

 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, December 7th, 2018; ATAC 5036; OA 3041 at 10:00 am.
 8.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
October 19th, 2018
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 19th, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/ Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.

Presentation:  Academic Plan Consultation
D.  Barnett, Acting Provost and Vice President (Academic), gave a presentation on the 2018/2023 Academic Plan.  A question and answer period was held and discussion followed.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by A. Guttman that the revised agenda be approved.

        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes

It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by A. Carastathis that the minutes from September 13th, 2018 be approved as amended.

        Carried.
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes

None.

4.
Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, October 19, 2018.

University Issues:

Enrolment:
2018:
Our current enrolment is 1,595 full-time students which is down by 21 students from the previous year.
Full-time = 1,254        Part-time = 341        Total = 1,595

2017:
Full-time = 1,275        Part-time = 349        Total = 1,624

Dates:
•    Recruitment events
Fall Open House, Orillia, November 3rd
Parent Night Session: TB/Orillia Nov. 20th
Grade 12 Day TB/O December 4th
•    Research/Innovation Days

PTR:
•    2 candidates associate professor
•    Four candidates for full professor
•    Anyone wanting to talk to me about PTR processes, please come talk to me.  I will know more after December.

Merit:
There were eight merit applications from our Faculty this year.

Sustainability council:
•    I need representation from Orillia, and will send out a note later today
•    There will be a number of sub committees on this council, and I will encourage us to participate

Research and innovation week:
•    Friday, February 22 to Thursday, February 28, 2019; in the mall February 23, 2019
•    Sign up by November 2, 2018

Our Faculty:

1.    Computers
•    Inventory and plan/budget for renewal; personal technology only and not classrooms

2.    Meeting with chairs/director:
•    budget and hiring requests
•    equity in teaching loads (our tenured/tenure-track faculty taught between 5 and 196 students last year, between 2.5 and 38.8 students per FCE.) Some departments will be developing plans for managing teaching resources and curriculum, and reassigning teachers with very under-enrolled classes.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  History:  

Calendar Change:

It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. martin that the calendar change for History be approved.  (2018-SOC-6670 – Courses Modifications-UG-G-History-Changes to 4th year title).
        Carried.

Internal Adjunct Recommendation:  

Dr. Livio DiMatteo as Internal Adjunct Professor for the Department of History.
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Martin that Dr. Livio DiMatteo be appointed as Internal Adjunct Professor in the Department of History.
        Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:  

External Adjunct Recommendation:
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by S. Jeppesen that Dr. Faye Williams be appointed as External Adjunct Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
        Carried.

ii)  Philosophy:  
External Adjunct Recommendation:
It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by A. Guttman that Dr. Ryan Tonkens be appointed as External Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy.
        Carried.

7.
Other Business

1.    Update:  Review of the Terms of Reference of the Social Sciences and Humanities Constitution:

Due to time constraints, this item was tabled until the next Council meeting. (D. Ivison)

 2.    Timetable:

Due to time constraints, this item was tabled until the next Council meeting.  (D. Ivison)

8.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, November 9, 2018; ATAC 5036/OA 3041 at 10:00 am.

9.
Adjournment

It was moved by Z. Wai and seconded by R. Martin that the meeting be adjourned. (11:30 am)
    Carried.

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus

D. Misna
R. Martin
A. Guttman
R. Maundrell
A. Carastathis
D. Ivison
Z. Wai
R. Robson
B. Birmingham

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. Saulnier
C. Lousley
S. Jeppesen
J. Jarman

Teleconference
L. Chambers

REGRETS
R. Koster

Faculty Council Meeting - Friday, October 19/2018 - Deadline for Agenda Items - Friday, October 12/2018

Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
September 13, 2018
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, September 13th, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/ Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.

Introduction of New Staff Member
L. Chambers and I. Lemée introduced Elaine Doiron, the new administrative assistant for the Departments of Indigenous Learning, Languages and Women’s Studies.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.
2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by I. Lemée that the amended minutes from May 9, 2018 be approved.
        Carried.
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.
4.
Dean’s Report
Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, September 13, 2018.
1.    Communication: Sue and I have requested an email distribution list so I can correspond directly with everyone—staff and faculty—at once. I will try not to get you info more that once a week, but I would like to keep everyone updated, send out dates and meeting reminders, etc.
2.    Enrollments update: 1266 fulltime students all campuses, all programs (Last year, 1273) down 7. Retain these students.
3.    Budget updates
4.    Strategic plan/academic plan process
5.    Please come to a fall faculty gathering—all staff and faculty, families.  Wed., Oct. 3. Potluck, at our house 431 Ambrose St.

6.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  English:  Renewal of Dr. J. Roth – Internal Adjunct Professor
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by L. Chambers that Dr. Jennifer Roth be renewed as Internal Adjunct Professor in the Department of English.
        Carried.

ii)  Languages:  Calendar Changes
It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the calendar change for Languages be approved as amended.  (2018-SOC-6627 – Modification to French 4901).
        Carried.

It was decided that the calendar change for Languages, 2018-SOC-6657 – Courses Modifications-UG-Languages-French for Beginners. Changes of Specification, be relegated back to the department for further revisions.

7.
Other Business
1.    Review of the Terms of Reference of the Social Sciences and Humanities Constitution.
D. Ivison asked that faculty members review the Social Sciences and Humanities Constitution.  He stated that any suggestions be sent directly to him.

8.
Next Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, October 19, 2018; ATAC 3004/OA 3041
9.
Adjournment
 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by R. Koster that the meeting be adjourned. (11:01 am)
    Carried.

ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Koster
T. Puddephatt
A. Guttman
R. Maundrell
I. Lemée
G. Colton
L. Chambers
A. Carastathis
M. Beaulieu
D. Ivison
B. Birmingham

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick

Teleconference
S. Jeppesen

REGRETS
R. Robson
P. Cain
R. Martin
E. Chugunov

Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:    October 19, 2018

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, OCTOBER 19 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.

RPD#:
8852996
Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292
Passcode:
52996# <== Please remember the # key.

Presentation:    Dr. David Barnett, Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
                         Academic Plan Consultation
Link to Plan:

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/provost-vice-president-academic/academic-plan

 AGENDA
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Thursday, September 13, 2018.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i)  History:
    Calendar Changes:  2018-SOC-6670 – Courses-Modifications-UG-History-Changes to 4th year title.
Recommendation: Dr. Livio DiMatteo as Internal Adjunct for the Department of History – (Recommendation Memo.)  CV available on request; please contact S. Viitala)

    ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:
Recommendation:  Dr. Faye Williams as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. (Recommendation memo.) CV available on request; please contact S. Viitala.

    iii)  Philosophy:
Recommendation:  Dr. Ryan Tonkens as External Adjunct Professor for the Department of Philosophy. (Recommendation Memo.)  CV available on request; please contact S. Viitala.
    
 6.    Other Business.
    i)  Update:  Revisions to the Faculty Constitution (click here to access draft constitution)

 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, November 9, 2018;   ATAC 5036/OA 3041

8.    Adjournment.  

Faculty Council Meeting - Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Deadline Agenda Items - Monday, September 10, 2018

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        September 13, 2018
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:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in ATAC 3004 / OA 3041 .
 

RPD#:
8852116
Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292
 Passcode:
 52116# <== Please remember the # key.

AGENDA

Introduction of New Faculty Members 
 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, May 9, 2018.

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  English – Renewal of Adjunct Professor
    Renewal of Dr. Jennifer Roth as Internal Adjunct Professor in the Department of English.

ii)  Languages – Calendar Changes.

2018-SOC-6627 – Modification to French 4901.
2018-SOC-6657 - Courses Modifications - UG- Languages - French for Beginners.
Changes of specification.

 6.    Other Business.
    i)    Review of Terms of Reference of the Social Sciences and Humanities Constitution.

 7.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, October 19, 2018; Room:  ATAC 3004/OA 3041.  At this Council meeting, there will be a presentation by Dr. Dave Barnett, Acting Provost and Vice-President (Academic) followed by a discussion regarding the 2018- 2023 Draft Strategic Plan.

 8.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

  May 9, 2018

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Wednesday, May 9th, at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 5036/ Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by J. Chisholm that the agenda be approved.

                        Carried.

2.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by M. Stevenson that the amended minutes from Friday, April 6th, 2017 be approved.

                        Carried.

3.

Business Arising from the Minutes

None.

4.

Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, May 9, 2018.

Procedures Associated with the Policy on Accommodation and Access for Students with Disabilities/Medical Conditions - ACCOMMODATION TEAMS (AcT) (Appendix 3) and Essential Requirements (Appendix 2)

All departments/school will need to develop Essential Requirements (Appendix 2), as these will guide the AcT when addressing student accommodation needs. As outlined in the AcT, Appendix 3, the committee “shall deal with with matters before the Committee in such a way that ensures full accommodations based on the student’s functional limitations, while maintaining the academic integrity of the University’s programs as defined by the essential requirements of the program.”

While I know English has completed their Essential Requirements, I am wondering how many other departments/school have done so? Do we want a workshop on this?

Do we also wish to have someone come in to speak to us about the AcT, and then decide how we wish to proceed?

Academic Plan Consultations

The working group will soon be ready to share the larger thematic areas of the Draft Academic Plan, and will be reaching out to all Faculties, Department and Schools over the next few months to obtain feedback. They will be doing subsequent rounds of discussion as they get into the more substantive elements of the plan. So please be sure to take the time to participate.

Teaching Commons Summer Institute

The first annual summer teaching institute will be held this August 14-16. They are only accepting 25 people for the institute – this year’s theme is active learning. You can register online through the Teaching Commons

Convocation

Please plan to attend convocation as it means a great deal to the students to see the people who have been so influential in the last 3 to 4 years of their lives. SSH convocation is Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 2 p.m.

SEM and SMA Clarification

A word of clarification. Last year’s SEM meetings were to determine a baseline of each department/school enrolment projections. These formed the basis for developing the SMA corridor of funding that we are in for SMA2 (a three-year funding corridor, of which we are currently in year 2). We need to stay within that corridor in order to maintain or improve the funding allocation for the university. This is determined by the Ministry in conjunction with the university, who in turn worked with each of us. I think we may not have all understood what we were committing to, as part of the team effort. So to clarify, if we do not maintain our corridor, we stand to return to the budget cuts of three years ago or worse. This applies not only to undergraduate but also graduate student funding.

Recruitment Information – Viewbook Review

Analysis of our viewbook (independent survey conducted of high school students across Ontario, n=224) indicated that 64% of students use the viewbook, but that for 88%, it is the university and departmental websites that are the primary source of post secondary information

The most important information they are looking for in order of importance (top 3) are tuition and fees, entrance requirements and program descriptions and content

Grade 11 is of key importance, as this is when they begin and often solidify their decision; it is generally the first time to receive the viewbook, and 96% keep it

Identified what they didn’t like about our viewbook – felt information on the programs was lacking and that its organization (in terms of what they want to know) was not easy to find

So the Office of Recruitment is making changes to the template of how programs are laid out, and will be reaching out to each department for assistance.

Recruitment Stats = Domestic UG and G Current State of Affairs

UG

  • Direct from high school is down 8-9% from last year this time
  • Out of province, transfer and mature student applications are slightly higher than last year
  • Consecutive Education is slightly higher, especially for the Orillia campus

Graduate Student Applications

  • up from last year, but only in terms of international students, domestic remains lower
  • please make sure you are working with FGS on domestic applicants

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

No report.

 6.

Departmental/School Reports

 i)  Political Science: 

                         Carried.

 ii)  Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism - Calendar Changes:

 It was moved by G. Colton and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism be approved. (Presented by M. Johnston)

 

2018-SOC-6591 – OUTD 3731:  Tourism Entrepreneurship - Title Change.

2018-SOC-6592 – OUTD 3715:  Indigenous Tourism – Revised Course Description.

2018-SOC-6593 – OUTD 3531:  Topics in Tourism – Delete Course.

2018-SOC-6594 – OUTD 3331:  Topics in Leadership – Delete Course.

2018-SOC-6595 – OUTD 2910 - Second Year Seminar – Delete Course.

2018-SOC-6596 – OUTD 3311 - Outdoor Adventure in Leadership – Change to Course Description.

2018-SOC-6597 – OUTD 2350 – Outdoor Skills and Theory II – Add Prerequisite.

 iii)  Social Justice Studies - Calendar Changes: 

 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by A. Carastathis that the calendar changes for Social Justice Studies be approved.  (Presented by J. Chisholm)

 2018-SOC-6539 – MA Social Justice Thesis Option

2018-SOC-6541 – SOCJ:  Master’s Thesis

                        Carried.

7.

Other Business

1.         Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.

An election was held to determine the next Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the coming 2018/2019 academic year.  D. Ivison, Department of English and T. Potter, School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, both let their names stand for Chair.  A secret ballot was held and the results were announced.  D. Vision was elected Chair and T. Potter Vice-Chair.

8.

Next Faculty Council Meeting – TBA – September 2018

9.

Adjournment

 It was moved by everyone that the meeting be adjourned.  (2:05 pm)

             Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus

R. Koster

E. Chugunov

T. Puddephatt

A. Guttman

R. Maundrell

I. Lemée

S. Jacoba

G. Colton

S. Shahsahabi

J. Chisholm

D. Hayes

A. Carastathis

Orillia Campus

M. Stevenson

S. Jeppesen

A. den Otter

S. Islam

REGRETS

M. Beaulieu

R. Robson

Faculty Council Meeting - Deadline Agenda Items - Monday, May 7/2018

Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:         May 9, 2018

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:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH FROM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM IN ATAC 5036 / OA 3041.

RPD #: 

 8850045

Toll free:


  1-888-892-7292

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 AGENDA
        
 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   April 6, 2018.

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  Political Science.

       Recommendation Memo for Mr. Kevin Cleghorn as External Adjunct. (If you wish to view Mr. Cleghorn's CV, please contact Sue Viitala)

     ii)  Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism - Calendar Changes:  (Dr. Margaret Johnston will be

         speaking to the changes.)

        2018-SOC-6591 – OUTD 3731:  Tourism Entrepreneurship - Title Change.

        2018-SOC-6592 – OUTD 3715:  Indigenous Tourism – Revised Course Description.

        2018-SOC-6593 – OUTD 3531:  Topics in Tourism – Delete Course.

        2018-SOC-6594 – OUTD 3331:  Topics in Leadership – Delete Course.

        2018-SOC-6595 – OUTD 2910 - Second Year Seminar – Delete Course.

        2018-SOC-6596 – OUTD 3311 - Outdoor Adventure in Leadership – Change to Course

       Description.

       2018-SOC-6597 – OUTD 2350 – Outdoor Skills and Theory II – Add Prerequisite.

     iii) Social Justice Studies – Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6539 – MA Social Justice Thesis Option
    2018-SOC-6541 – SOCJ:  Master’s Thesis

 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.
    
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:    TBA – September 2018

 9.    Adjournment.

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 April 6th, 2018

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 10:30 am in ATAC Board Room 5036/ Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.

Presentation:

Dr. Heather Murchison gave a presentation on experiential learning which included high impact practices and the NSEE definition.  A lengthy discussion followed.


1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by A. Guttman seconded by A. Carasthasis that the agenda be approved.

        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by S. Jeppesen that the amended minutes from Friday, February 2nd, 2018 be approved.

        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report
April 2018
Strategic Hires – have not yet heard anything, I will let you know when I do!
Reminder for all faculty and sessional staff – please have people retain their final exams and assignments, and record of marks for one year.

Procedures Associated with the Policy on Accommodation and Access for Students with Disabilities/Medical Conditions https://www.lakeheadu.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/72/Procedures%20Acc...
We need to develop an accommodation team. We can discuss at our next faculty council meeting in May.

Career Ready Project – Photoshoot – Cody Angus (Enrolment Services, Recruitment)
Looking to capture photos of students “in the field” and in some cases, to profile those students. This is way to represent all the hands on, real life connected learning that we provide for our students. As an example, they went and spent time with two history students that were on placement at the Thunder Bay museum – photos of their curation and discussion about their learning. If anyone has any students who are doing such things, please contact Cody – could even be during their summer job if related, however broadly, to their degree.

Also, as an idea – social media very much drives a lot of traffic to our programs. Something to consider is appointing a student in your program to be responsible for student generated content, and can offer them recognition through the co-curricular record.

Carry forward
We are coming to the end of the fiscal year, please review your budgets and if there are monies you wish to carry forward, please send me a memo so that I can include that with mine. I will need the amount and the rationale for the carry forward. Please also be sure to ask for it as non-taxed.

Registration
Time table is being scheduled to open in June for viewing, with registration beginning in July for first year students. Please be sure that you or your designate or your academic advising person is available during those first two weeks as this is a critical time for students.

Scheduling Policy Working Group
The committee has been meeting every two weeks and a lot of work is being done to create a policy for scheduling courses that meet the needs of the students, maximize room usage and allows for a process for appropriate room allocation based on teaching needs and distance delivery. The final DRAFT will be shared through the Senate process, but I will also bring it to faculty council for discussion here. Likely will be completed for sharing in the fall.

Technology Concerns
As part of our OPCC meeting, wanted to let everyone know that a letter requesting the sub-committee of Teaching and Learning that is concerned with technology to do an assessment of tech needs on our two campuses.

Cyclical Reviews
Music, Visual Arts, History and Women’s Studies in the fall. Thank you to everyone for their hard work on this.

Distributed Learning Task Force (formerly CEDL)
Had a meeting today to finalize our budget for fall and winter course approvals, and I will have those to you by Monday. We have to finalize the proposed new structure, its budget and its processes, have it approved by the Provost, and are aiming to do so this spring. As soon as this has happened, I will let you know!

Sessional Hires
Please start your postings for sessional hires for fall and winter. These must be posted for no less than two weeks as per the Collective Agreement, and it is a good idea to include them on line. Please follow the process that I had sent to you earlier. All online postings should come through Sue to be posted by the Provosts office.

Miscelleanous
Thank you to the chairs who so quickly completed the International credit equivalencies!
SSHURI awards – thank you for submissions, will be putting together an evaluation committee shortly and have results out as soon as possible.

5.
Assistant Dean’s Report

Summer Internships  
The applications are being reviewed and a decision will be made shortly as to who the successful applicants were.

SS&H Year End Celebrations
This is a reminder about our year end celebrations.  The event will be held on April 19th at the Alumni Commons in Orillia and on April 25th in The Study at the Thunder Bay campus.  Please submit your power point slides as soon as possible as they will be shown at each event.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

v)  Social Justice Studies:

The calendar changes for the Social Justice Program were deferred to the meeting in May as there was no one to speak to them.

7.
Other Business

i)  Formation of the Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council – 2018/2019.

The Chair asked for volunteers to sit on the Nominations Committee.  The following faculty members volunteered to sit on the committee:

Dr. Anna Guttman
Dr. Sarah Jacoba
Dr. Alice den Otter
Dr. Kristy Holmes

They will be meeting shortly to review process and to appoint the chair of the committee.

8.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 10:30 am; Room:  ATAC 5036/OA 3041.

9.
Adjournment

 It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by K. Holmes that the meeting be adjourned.    
Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus
K. Holmes
A. Carastathis
S. Jacoba
D. Hayes
M. Johnston
R. Robson
J. Roth
A. Guttman
G. Colton
M. Stevenson
L. Forbes

Orillia Campus
S. Jeppesen
A. den Otter

REGRETS
I. Lemée
M. Beaulieu

Faculty Council Meeting - Deadline Agenda Items - Wednesday, April 4/2018

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:30am
Location: 
ATAC 5036/OA 3041

MEMORANDUM
Date:           April 6, 2018
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, APRIL 6TH FROM 10:30 AM to NOON IN ATAC 5036 / OA 3041.


RPD#:
8849201



Toll Free:
1-888-892-7292


Passcode:

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Presentation: 

Dr. Heather Murchison - Vice-Provost (Institutional Planning & Analysis

 AGENDA 
 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   February 2, 2018.

 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
    i) Social Justice Studies – Calendar Changes:
    2018-SOC-6539 – MA Social Justice Thesis Option
    2018-SOC-6541 – SOCJ:  Master’s Thesis

 7.    Other Business.

i)  Formation of Nominations Committee to Consider Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty  Council – 2018/2019.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:    Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 10:30 am. (Last meeting of the year)
        Rooms:  ATAC 5036/ Orillia 3041

 9.    Adjournment.

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES
February 2nd, 2018
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 am in ATAC Board Room 5036/ Orillia 3041 – Teleconference/PolyCom.

Introduction of New Faculty Member:
A. den Otter introduced Dr. Alana Saulnier, a new faculty member in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Criminology.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by J. Roth seconded by G. Colton that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Robson that the amended minutes from Friday, January 5th, 2018 be approved.
        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report
February 2018
Highlights from January’s activities:
Dr. Douglas Hayes has joined me this term as my Assistant Dean. I’d like to welcome Doug and thank him for his assistance. He will be working on a number of activities for our Faculty this term.

Our Winter 2018 Newsletter has been completed and is posted on line. Print copies will be forthcoming. My thanks to Frances Harding for her excellent story gathering and writing skills, and Rusty Brown for making it look professional – and Sue for paying the folks, getting the newsletter to print and posting it online!

In early January we hosted guests from Mid Sweden University, who were here exploring partnership and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and graduate students in the MES.

I have been working on exploring opportunities for the development of a BA General Combined Credential with Georgian College with the Deputy Provost (this is part of the continued exploration of opportunities for our partnership with Georgian). We have nothing concrete as yet, but when we do, I will be bringing it to Faculty council for input and suggestions.

I presented the Faculty of SSH budget to the Executive Team; I am hoping that we will have some news on our submitted hire requests in late February. The final budget is not approved by the Board of Governors until May.
I will be in Orillia Feb 26 to March 2nd, and again March 18-22.

5.
Assistant Dean’s Report
SS&H Undergraduate Research Internship
Again this year, the Dean will be offering two internship awards, one in Orillia and one in Thunder Bay.  A description of the award and outline of the process are currently posted on the Social Sciences and Humanities website.  The committee will make it’s decision on the recipients of the awards on March 29.  Those who have already been successful receiving the awards in the past are eligible to apply again.
There will be two lunches, one in Orillia and one in Thunder Bay, for those faculty members and their interested students.  The details will be sent out shortly. T. Puddephatt suggested the program is very valuable in gearing students toward graduate school, and encouraged the faculty to offer a higher number of awards to encourage hands-on student training.

6.
Departmental/School Reports
v)  Women’s Studies
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by K. Holmes that the calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved.

2018-SOC-6500:  Course-Modification-UG-Women’s Studies-Course title Change.
2018-SOC-6509:  Course-Modification-Women’s Studies – addition of Offering information.
2018-SOC-6510:  Courses-Modification-Women’s Studies-addition of offering information.

        Carried.
7.
Other Business
i)  Academic Blocks and Timetabling
A. Guttman stated that the new loading sheets were a good idea but very time consuming as English has 70 programs that require service courses from English.  It was suggested that seats be set aside to cover all the requests.  It was stated that Scheduling might not be award of all these requests.  A. Guttman also asked if any other departments/school had the same problem.  She also suggested that a follow-up discussion after this initial process would be helpful to see how things are working out.

ii)  Discussion of Video Seminars and Online Teaching
T. Puddephatt spoke about online teaching and the revenue that was generated from them, wondering whether a system in which the money earned from these courses could be converted into online support resources.  A. Guttman stated that we should be allowed to offer as many sections of over enrolled courses as possible in order to generate money.  A brief discussion followed regarding the technology that is currently in place for the online offerings and how they might be enhanced. It was decided that the Dean would report back to faculty council about possibilities (hardware and software) to expand online and video-streamed course seminars across campuses and distance programming, like is done in other faculties such as health science. This might relieve pressure from competition for the telepresence room, and encourage higher quality learning.

8.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 am; Room:  ATAC 5036/OA 3041.
9.
Adjournment
 It was moved by all that the meeting be adjourned.    
Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus
J. Leggatt
K. Holmes
A. Carastathis
S. Jacoba
D. Hayes
M. Johnston
R. Robson
J. Roth
A. Guttman
T. Puddephatt

Orillia Campus
S.S. Islam
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
A. Saulnier
B. Visser

REGRETS
I. Lemée
M. Beaulieu
D. Ivison

S. Jeppesen

 

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