Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:          April 21, 2017
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 21st, FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041 .
                                                       AGENDA
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 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:  March 24th, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.
 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
 i) Languages:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-5817 – Programs-Discontinuing-UG-Languages-Delete Certificates; 2016-SOC-5818 – Programs-Discontinuing-UG-Languages- Delete Minors.
iii) Women’s Studies:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6160 – Minor Change to Note for Women’s Studies Specialization with HBSW.
 7.    Other Business.
    i) Formation of Nominations Committee for the Election of a Chair of Faculty    Council.
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  May 26, 2017 in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 March 24, 2017

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, March 24th, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by I. Lemée that the agenda be approved.

                        Carried.

2.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by B. Vernier that the minutes from Friday, January 6th, 2017 be approved.

                         Carried.

 

3.

Business Arising from the Minutes

 The notes from the last Faculty Council meeting, (February 17, 2017), were circulated for information only.

 4.

Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, March 24, 2017

SEM

As a follow-up to the meeting with the Provost and Director of Institutional Analysis on Friday, March 10, Heather and Kathryn from the IA/SEM team are in the process of confirming meetings with individual units to discuss SEM processes specific to each SS&H unit. Unless otherwise invited to attend by the Chair/Director, I will not be present for these meetings. I would ask that you please keep me posted on progress during our direct report meetings to take place over the month of April.

Direct Report Meetings with Chairs/Director

S. Viitala is currently in the process of setting up direct report meetings with each of the Chairs/Director in our Faculty. The purpose of these meetings will be to provide me with an update on current issues/projects in the Departments/School so that I can communicate this information to the incoming Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Update re: Dean of Faculty and Social Sciences Search

At this time, I believe that the Appointments Committee for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities search is in the last phase of the process and should almost be in a position to make a recommendation to the Provost. In the ideal, news of the new Dean should be communicated mid to end of May, and I appreciate your patience while this process is in play.

Principal of Orillia Campus

As you are aware, my appointment as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities finishes on June 30, after which time I will begin my appointment as the Principal of the LU Orillia campus. During the next three months, I will be spending larger periods of time working from Orillia, but will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of the role of Interim Dean until the end of the appointment.

New Faculty FTTT Appointments

There are five FTTT positions (including two Teaching Stream) in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at various stages of the process, currently being filled. Units involve with these hires include; the Department of Indigenous Learning, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (Criminology), the Department of Languages (Teaching Stream), the Department of Sociology (Teaching Stream), and the Department of Women’s Studies. Please watch for communications about presentations open to our faculty members throughout the coming months.

SMA2

Work on the new Lakehead University Strategic Mandate Agreement has begin, and individual units within each University Faculty are asked to review and comment on the information captured in Appendix 2 of the first SMA currently under review and update. While the document totals 20 pages and not all Faculty programs have been captured in the agreement, I will be sending by e-copy the appendix with a note to guide your input as there are only three of the 19 pages that pertain to our programs. As the Chair/Director, you will be asked to review the contents and comment on the progress of proposed program strengths with a view to continued growth and development in these areas over the next three years. I will provide as much detail in the email to accompany the document and, encourage you not to hesitate to reach out to me if you require further clarification.

Financial Support for International Students

I have met with the five Graduate Coordinators representing the five graduate programs in our faculty to discuss financial support for our international graduate students. In consultation with the Graduate Coordinators, I have confirmed with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies my support for the 2017/18 academic year, with provision for renewals into the following academic year. I am currently working with International Recruitment to develop a program of financial support to assist in recruitment efforts for Undergraduate International students as well, offering small awards to encourage students to choose Lakehead University for the upcoming academic year.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

Friday March 24th, 2017 SSH Faculty Council Meeting: Assistant Dean Report

  1. Summer Undergraduate Research Internships – The application deadline for the Internships has passed and a review committee has been struck (Dean, PhebeAnn Wolframe the SSHRC facilitator and I) to review the applications. We are very pleased as six applications were submitted from both campuses for the two awards. Thank you to everyone for your interest and engagement in building the undergraduate research culture.
  2. Research and Innovation Week – Thank you to everyone who contributed to and participated in the R&I week activities; special thanks to Aris (a new composition) and his students (who performed) for their participation in the opening and closing ceremonies for R&I week, and to Roly and Dean for their student contributions to the opening ceremonies for the Undergraduate Research Day. The Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduate Student Award Winner was Valérie Schutte, from the Department of Languages - congratulations. I apologize, but I have not been made aware of any Graduate Award Recipients, as of yet, so am unable to report.
  3. News Letter or Fall 2017 – is underway!

6.

Departmental/School Reports

i) History

It was moved by R. Harpelle and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for History be approved.  2017-SOC-6125 – Courses-Discontinuing-Undergraduate-History-Cross Listings Languages and Women’s Studies; 2017-SOC-6127 – Courses-Modifications-Undergraduate-History-Changes to 3rd year course descriptions.

It was moved by R. Harpelle and seconded by C. Lousley that Dr. Nicolas Lépine be appointed as an External Adjunct Professor to the Department of History for a four-year term.

                        Carried.

ii)  Languages

It was moved by B. Vernier and seconded by R. Koster that the calendar change for Languages be approved.  2017-SOC-6135 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-Remove cross-listed course.

                        Carried.

 iii) Women’s Studies

It was moved by R. Harpelle and seconded by by I. Lemée that the calendar change for Women’s Studies be approved. 2017-SOC-6128 – Remove Cross-listed HIST 3703.

The following calendar change was tabled until the next Faculty Council meeting:  2017-SOC-6160 – Minor Change to Note for Women’s Studies Specialization with HBSW.

6.

Other Business

None.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 21st, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

8.

Adjournment

It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by B. Vernier that the meeting be adjourned.       

                        Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus

R. Martin

P. Cain

R. Harpelle

R. Koster

I. Lemée

B. Vernier

T. Puddephatt

R. Warburton

Orillia Campus

M. Stevenson

A. den Otter

D. Jobin-Bevans

C. Lousley

REGRETS

M. Beaulieu

R. Maundrell

A. Carastathis

J. Roth

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        March 24, 2017
To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
________________________________________________________________________________________________
There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:
FRIDAY, MARCH 24th FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041 .
                                                       AGENDA
  ******************************************************************************
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:  January 6, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
    1)  Notes from February 17th, 2017 for information only.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.

6.    Departmental/School Reports.
 i) History:  Calendar Changes:   2017-SOC-6125 – Courses-Discontinuing-Undergraduate-History-Cross Listings Languages and Women’s Studies; 2017-SOC-6127 – Courses-Modifications-Undergraduate-History-Changes to 3rd year course descriptions.
Approval of External Adjunct Professor:  Dr. Nicolas Lepine – Recommendation Letter.  (Please contact S. Viitala if you wish to view his CV.)
    
ii) Languages:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6135 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-Remove cross-listed course.

iii) Women’s Studies:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6128 – Remove Cross-listed HIST 3703;  2017-SOC-6160 – Minor Change to Note for Women’s Studies Specialization with HBSW.

 7.    Other Business.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041. 

 9.    Adjournment.    

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:          February 17, 2017
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 17th FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041 .
                                                        AGENDA

Presentation:    
Dr. PheobeAnn Wolframe - SSHRC/CIHR Research & Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator – Research Services
    
******************************************************************************
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:  January 6, 2017.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.
 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
       i) History:  Calendar Changes:   2017-SOC-6125 – Courses-Discontinuing-Undergraduate-History-Cross Listings Languages and Women’s Studies; 2017-SOC-6127 – Courses-Modifications-Undergraduate-History-Changes to 3rd year course descriptions.
    
ii) Languages:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6135 – Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-Remove cross-listed course.

iii) Women’s Studies:  Calendar Change:  2017-SOC-6128 – Remove Cross-listed HIST 3703.

 7.    Other Business.
    i)  Grade 11 Preview Day.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041. 
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

  January 6, 2017

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, January 7th, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.

1.

Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the agenda be approved.

                      Carried.

2.

Approval of Minutes

 It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by R. Robson that the minutes from Monday, December 19, 2016, be approved.

                         Carried.

 3.

Business Arising from the Minutes

 None.

 4.

Dean’s Report

 Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, January 6, 2017.

D. Jobin-Bevans stated that there had been three tenure-track positions confirmed to date in Criminology, Indigenous Learning and Women’s Studies.  These were selected based on the needs of the Departments.  He stated that the door was not closed and that there would be more good news to follow. 

D. Jobin-Bevans thanked all the Chairs/Director for their hard work during the budget process.  He stated that it took two full days to reach the number of Contract Lecturers needed for next year as there are always variables.  The final budget presentation is on January 19, 2017.  He mentioned that Continuing Lecturers were being looked at; however, the process was complicated.

5.

Departmental/School Reports

  i) BA (General) Program

 It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar changes for the BA (General) Program and the BA (General) College Pathways Program be approved.  2017-SOC-6077 - Changes to BA (General) College Pathways Program; 2017-SOC- 6081 - Changes to the BA (General) Program.

                         Carried.

 ii) Indigenous Learning

It was moved by R. Robson and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar change for Indigenous Learning be approved.  2017-SOC-6049 Discontinue INDI 3060.

                        Carried.

 A. Guttman assumed the role as Chair of Faculty Council.

 iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.  2016-SOC-6064 - Media Studies Course Changes; 2016-SOC-6068 - Criminology Courses; 2016-SOC-6069 - Undergraduate--Course additions to the Human Nature Concentration List--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC 6070 - Undergraduate Course-- Additions to the Social Justice Concentration List--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC-6071 - HBASc (Media Studies)--Production Courses Requirement; 2017-SOC-6073 - Undergraduate-- Media Studies--New Concentration in Photographic Production.

                        Carried.

 M. Stevenson resumed his position as Chair of Faculty Council.

  iv) Outdoor Recreation

It was decided that the calendar change for Outdoor Recreation (2016-SOC-6051 - MES NBRT Course Changes) be pulled from the agenda as per the email from R. Koster.

                        Carried.

 vi) Political Science

It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by A. Guttman that the calendar changes for Political Science be approved. 2017-SOC-6079 - POLI 3335; 2017-SOC-6083 - New Course - Gender and Politics; 2017-SOC-6084 - Add Note - PS 3333; 2017-SOC-6086 - Add Note - PS 3334.

                        Carried.

 viii)  Women’s Studies

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved. 2017-SOC-6085 - New Double Major Honours Bachelor of Political Science and Women’s Studies (HBAPOLI.WOME).

                         Carried.

6.

Other Business

 Contract Lecturer Information Session.

 D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone about the two upcoming training sessions for Contract Lecturers.  There will be a wide range of topics discussed including the Student Code of Behaviour.  He requested that Chairs/Director pass this information along and encourage their Contract Lecturers to attend.

 7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, February 17th, 2016, at 10:00 am in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

 8.

Adjournment

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the meeting be adjourned.  

                        Carried.

ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

 R. Martin

R. Robson

A. Guttman

A. Carastathis

P. Cain

R. Maundrell

J. Roth

R. Harpelle

C. Sanders

Orillia Campus

 M. Stevenson

A. den Otter

D. Jobin-Bevans

R. McVeigh

S. Islam

L. Fiddick

 REGRETS

 M. Beaulieu

R. Koster

T. Puddephatt

 

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 


MEMORANDUM

Date:       January 6, 2017

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, JANUARY 6th FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.

AGENDA

1. Approval of Agenda.

2. Approval of the following Minutes: Monday, December 19, 2016.

3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

4. Dean's Report.

5. Assistant Dean's Report.

6. Departmental/School Reports.

i) BA (General) Program: Calendar Changes: 2017-SOC-6077 - Changes to BA (General) College Pathways Program; 2017-SOC- 6081 - Changes to the BA (General) Program.

ii) Indigenous Learning: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-6049 - Discontinue INDI 3060.

iii) Interdisciplinary Studies: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-6064 - Media Studies Course Changes; 2016-SOC-6068 - Criminology Courses; 2016-SOC-6069 - Undergraduate--Course additions to the Human Nature Concentration list--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC 6070 - Undergraduate Course-- additions to the Social Justice Concentration List--HBASc and HBASc/Bed Degrees; 2016-SOC-6071 - HBASc (Media Studies--Production Courses Requirement; 2017-SOC-6073 - Undergraduate-- Media Studies--New Concentration in Photographic Production.

iv) Outdoor Recreation: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-6051 - MES NBRT Course Changes.

v) Political Science: Calendar Changes: 2017-SOC-6079 - POLI 3335; 2017-SOC-6083 - New Course - Gender and Politics; 2017-SOC-6084 - Add Note - PS 3333; 2017-SOC-6086 - Add Note - PS 3334.

vi) Women's Studies: Calendar Change: 2017-SOC-6085 - Double Major Honours Political Science and Women's Studies.

7. Other Business.

8. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

9. Adjournment.

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 December 19, 2016
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Monday, December 19th, 2016, at 11:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5037/OA 3041.
1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by S. Islam and seconded by R. Koster that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the minutes from Friday, November 25, 2016, be approved.

        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.
4.
Dean’s Report

Budget Update

The 2017/18 Budget packages have now been sent to all units in the University responsible for budget management. The good news is that there will be no request made of units to make cuts to their budgets for the coming year. I have begun to meet with each Chair/Director to review budgets for individual units, with a focus on contract lecturer requirements for the 2017/18 academic year. Confirmation of all FTTT requests will be forthcoming over the next week as the Provost begins to confirm priority hires throughout the institution.

Faculty Recruitment Efforts
My ongoing thanks to academic units in our Faculty who have organized phone calls to potential students. Undergraduate recruitment has continued to message the importance of this effort, and the positive effect that phone calls have on potential students as they make their decision to apply to Lakehead University.


5.
Assistant Dean’s Report
Student Ambassador Meeting
I hosted 19 students (of the 36 invited, as identified by Chairs). Richard Clark from SSC provided information on both the Student Ambassador and Excel programs. Emily Shandruk from Admissions and Recruitment also provided information on the "home for the holidays" recruitment activities and other ways students can promote the university. There was a lot of energy during the meeting and Richard has indicated that a number of students have subsequently contacted him to become involved.

R&I Week (March 3 to 9th)
Aris Carastathis and students from the Music Department will be performing as part of the Opening (March 3rd) and Closing (March 9th) ceremonies (thank you!)
Students from Visual Arts and Music will be involved through performance as they were last year, in the Undergraduate Research Day poster session in the Agora (thank you!)
You will be receiving notification regarding the Undergraduate Research Day shortly. The theme for the year is "sustainability" but oral and poster presentations are not restricted to this theme. Please encourage your students to participate!

Holiday Greeting Card
Thanks to Roly for providing student art work for a holiday greeting card that Dean will be using to send greetings to donors and professors emeriti.

Internationalization and SSH - what does it mean?
I will be hosting a gathering on January 25th at 1:00pm to help us all understand what internationalization is, what it means for faculty and students, and how we might become involved. An invitation with details will be distributed in the new year.

5.
Departmental/School Reports

 i) English:
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for English be approved.  (2016-SOC-6010 - Program minor modifications-UG-English-Writing; 2016-SOC-6011 - New Service Courses; 2016-SOC-6012 - New Writing Course; 2016-SOC-6015 - Certificate-Writing; 2016-SOC-6021 - Discontinued Course)
        Carried.

ii)  History:
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for History be approved. (2016-SOC-5965 - Courses-Discontinue-UG-History-2nd year; 2016-SOC-5967 - Programs-Minor Modification-UG-History-ICR)
NOTE:  As the calendar change 2016-SOC-5965 required adjustments, it was determined that it should either be relegated back to the department for corrections or to do it when it reaches SUSC.
        Carried.

iii) Indigenous Learning
It was moved by R. Robson and seconded by R. Koster that the calendar changes for Indigenous Learning be approved.  (2016-SOC-6006 - Removing from Course Calendar; 2016-SOC-6007 - INDI 4111 change to Type E)
        Carried.

iv)  Interdisciplinary Studies
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.  (2016-SOC-5991 - Program Changes-4 year BASc Degree Option for IS Concentrations; 2016-SOC-5992-New Programs-4 year BASc/Bed IS Major Degree)

        Carried.

 v) Music
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the calendar change for Music be approved.  (2016-SOC-6009 - New Undergraduate Music Course)
        Carried.

vi) Philosophy
It was moved by R. Maundrell and seconded by A. den Otter that the calendar change for Philosophy be approved.  (2016-SOC-6020 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy)
        Carried.

vii)  Sociology
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.  (2016-SOC-6024A - Program Curriculum Change for HBAS Sociology Programs; 2016-SOC-6026 - Sociology Graduate Courses; 2016-SOC - Course Additions and Deletions)
        Carried.

viii)  Women’s Studies
It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by R. Maundrell that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved.  (2016-SOC-6008 - Undergraduate Courses-Women’s Studies; 2016-SOC-6044- Undergraduate Courses-New Cross-lists with Sociology/Women’s Studies)
         Carried.

6.
Other Business
None.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  January 6th, 2017, at 10:00 am in ATAC 3004/OA 3041.

8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by R. Martin that the meeting be adjourned.
             Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
R. Robson
J. Leggatt
A. Carastathis
R. Maundrell
R. Koster
B. Vernier
T. Puddephatt


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

REGRETS
R. Harpelle
M. Beaulieu
J. Roth
P. Cain

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5037/AO 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM
Date:    December 19, 2016
To:        Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject: COUNCIL MEETING         
______________________________________________________________________________________
There will be a meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19th FROM 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM IN ATAC 5037 / OA 3041 .
 AGENDA
 1.    Approval of Agenda.
 2.    Approval of the following Minutes:   Friday, November 25, 2016.
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 4.    Dean’s Report.
 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.
 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
 i) English:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-6010 - Program minor modifications-UG-English-Writing; 2016-SOC-6011 - New Service Courses; 2016-SOC-6012 - New Writing Course; 2016-SOC-6015 - Certificate-Writing; 2016-SOC-6021 - Discontinued Course.

 ii) History:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-5965 - Courses-Discontinue-UG-History--2nd year; 2016-SOC-5967 - Programs-Minor Modification-UG-History-ICR.

 iii) Indigenous Learning:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-6006 - Removing from Course Calendar; 2016-SOC-6007 - INDI 4111 change to Type E.

 iv) Interdisciplinary Studies:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-5991 - Program Changes--4 year BASc Degree Option for IS Concentrations; 2016-SOC-5992-New Programs - 4 year BASc/Bed IS Major Degree.

 v) Music:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-6009 - New Undergraduate Music Course.

  vi) Philosophy:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-6020 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy.

  vii) Sociology:  Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-6024A - Program Curriculum Change for HBAS Sociology Programs; 2016-SOC-6026 - Sociology Graduate Courses; 2016-SOC-6039 - Course Additions and Deletions.

  viii) Women’s Studies:  2016-SOC-6008 - Undergraduate Courses-Women’s Studies; 2016-SOC-6044 - Undergraduate Courses-New Cross-lists with Sociology/Women's Studies.

 7.    Other Business.

 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am., ATAC 3004/OA 3041.  Please note that this will be the final meeting for calendar changes for the 2017/2018 academic year.
 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 November 25, 2016
 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, November 25, 2016, at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5037/OA 3041.


Presentation:  Ms. Anna Sampson, United Way Campus Campaign Coordinator
A. Sampson made a short presentation on the Lakehead Annual Fund and the United Way.
1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by A. Guttman that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.
2.
Approval of Minutes.
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by P. Cain that the minutes from Friday, October 28, 2016 be approved.
        Carried.
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.
4.
Dean’s Report
Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, November 25, 2016
Merit
By now, you will have been notified of the postponement of the merit exercise until January. Nothing but the date for submission has been altered from the Fall process, and that by way of a reminder, a letter from the Dean will be required to accompany each file once submitted. The individual faculty member will receive a copy of the Dean’s letter in advance of the meeting of the committee.

Sabbatical Applications
I am in the process of finalizing my recommendations for sabbatical leaves in a letter to the Provost based on my discussions with each unit concerning their plan to cover off courses impacted by faculty on leave. Just a reminder to Chairs/Director that faculty approved for a 6-month sabbatical will be required to teach a 1.5 FCE load in the term before, or the term following their leave approved in the 2017/18 academic year.

Faculty Retirement
I have been asked by the Provost to remind of units of the December 1 deadline for notices of intention to retire from faculty members who qualify for this one-time opportunity as a part of the recent Collective Agreement bargaining. If you have any questions, faculty members are encouraged to speak to Jason Marchand, the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources.

Budget Update
At the meeting of the Provost Council this past Wed, the Provost announced that the budget packages for all academic units will be available at the end of next week. With this announcement, Chairs/Director are encouraged to submit their Tenure Track and LTA hiring requests to my attention. The turn around time for me to have this list prepared for the Provost will be Wednesday, November 30. By now, I have received requests from many of the units that have urgent faculty hires through departures or retirement, but please take a moment to think about any LTAs in your unit that are up for renewal in the coming academic year.
Faculty Recruitment Efforts
Many thanks to members of the faculty who have made or will be making visits to high school classrooms to deliver Lakehead mini-lectures as a part of an ongoing recruitment effort currently being coordinated through Emily Shandruk of Undergraduate Recruitment. Direct contact with potential students currently in their senior year of high school has been proven to be one of the most effective methods of student recruitment, and so I am very grateful for the efforts being made by our faculty on this front.
5.
Assistant Dean’s Report
Friday November 25th SSH Faculty Council Meeting: Assistant Dean Report

1.    Specialist High Skills Majors and recruitment - Letters and brochures should be mailed out next week to 53 high schools in Ontario related to Political Science (1), Visual Arts (3), English (3), Media Studies (3) and Outdoor Recreation (43). I have requested an updated data base from the Ministry of Education to continue this initiative.
2.    Student Ambassadors - Thank you for the list of students; have received 16 responses from the 30 students contacted confirming their attendance. Will be holding a meeting on Thursday December 1st, with Richard Clark from Student Success and Emily Shandruk from Admissions and Recruitment there to speak with the students. A similar event is being planned in Orillia.
3.    The Newsletter is underway. If there are any “news and noteworthy” items from your program that you would like me to highlight (as part of our back page) please let me know.
4.    Internationalization - As we are all aware, Internationalization is a key element of Lakehead's strategic plan. I will be sending out an email to all the program chairs inviting you to a meeting to discuss what internationalization means for us. Stay tuned!
5.    Research and Innovation Week - Posters for the undergraduate student conference will be coming soon - please encourage your students to participate. There will be both oral and poster presentation opportunities. Visual Arts and Music are both participating again this year, given the success of their participation in last year's event (my thanks!).
A lengthy discussion followed regarding the Specialist High Skills Majors and Recruitment regarding the mailout and the schools targeted.

5.
Departmental/School Reports.
i)  History:
It was moved by R. Harpelle and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the calendar changes for History be approved.
(2016-SOC-5960 - Reactivation UG-History 2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5961 - New-UG-History-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5962 - New-UG-History-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5963 - Discontinue-UG-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5964 - Discotinue-UG-2nd and 3rd year course; 2016-SOC-5968 - Discontinue-UG-Northern Studies-2nd year courses)
        Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies:
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by A. den Otter that the calendar changes for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved.
(2016-SOC-5947 - Courses-Modification-UG-CRIM 3350- Pre-requisite; 2016-SOC-5957 - CRIM 4113-Course-Cross-listing with POLI 4113)
        Carried.

iii)   Languages:
It was moved by B. Vernier and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Languages be approved.
(2016-SOC-5879 - Programs-Modifications-UG-Languages-Change to New Course Types and add Indigenous Content Requirement; 2016-SOC-5906 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-New description added to notes)
        Carried.

iv)  Outdoor Recreation
It was moved by T. Potter and seconded by A. den Otter that the following calendar change for Outdoor Recreation be approved.  
(2016-SOC-5925 - New College Pathways Programs for ORPT)
         Carried.

v) Philosophy
It was moved by T. Lariviere and seconded by A. Carastathis that the calendar change for Philosophy be approved.
(2016-SOC-5943 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy)
        Carried.

vi) Political Science

It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by A. den Otter that the calendar change for Political Science be approved.  
(2016-SOC-5959 - Cross Calendaring POLI and CRIM 4113)
6.
Other Business
i)  Loading Sheets
D. Jobin-Bevans reviewed the timeline for loading sheets for the coming academic year 2017/2018.  They were to be distributed to Timetable Representatives by November 30, 2017.  He stated that this year, the loading sheets will reviewed by the Dean.  This has been calendared for March 20, 2017.  He was hopeful that any scheduling issues could be worked out before input into the system. He also stated that we need to work with Orillia to coordinate the use of the telepresence room.  D. Jobin-Bevans requested that each Chair/Director submit a cover summary with their loading sheets.  A brief discussion followed.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, December 16, 2016 in ATAC 5037/OA 3041.
8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by T. Potter that the meeting be adjourned.
             Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus

R. Martin
R. Robson
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
P. Cain
T. Potter
A. Lariviere
T. Puddephatt
R. Harpelle

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter

REGRETS
R. Maundrell
I. Lemée
J. Roth
M. Beaulieu

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5037/AO 3041
Agenda: 

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5037/AO 3041

MEMORANDUM

Date: November 25, 2016

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

Subject: Council Meeting

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Presentation:

Ms. Anna Sampson - United Way Campus Campaign Coordinator
_________________________________________________________________________________________

1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, October 28, 2016.

3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

4. Dean's Report.

5. Assistant Dean's Report.

6. Departmental/School Reports.

i) History: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5960 - Reactivation UG-History 2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5961 - New-UG-History-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5962 - New-UG-History-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5963 - Discontinue-UG-2nd year course; 2016-SOC-5964 - Discotinue-UG-2nd and 3rd year course; 2016-SOC-5968 - Discontinue-UG-Northern Studies-2nd year courses.

ii) Interdisciplinary Studies: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5947 - Courses-Modification-UG-CRIM 3350- Pre-requisite; 2016-SOC-5957 - CRIM 4113-Course-Cross-listing with POLI 4113.

iii) Languages: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5879 - Programs-Modifications-UG-Languages-Change to New Course Types and add Indigenous Content Requirement; 2016-SOC-5906 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Languages-New description added to notes.

iv) Outdoor Recreation: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-5925 - New College Pathways Programs for ORPT.

v) Philosophy: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-5943 - Courses-Modifications-UG-Philosophy.

vi) Political Science: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-5959 - Cross Calendaring POLI and CRIM 4113.

7. Other Business.

i)  Loading Sheets 2017/2018
8. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 am., ATAC 5037/OA 3041
9. Adjournment.

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 October 28, 2016
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.
Presentation:  Ms. Emily Shandruk, Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment, gave a PowerPoint presentation on campus tours and the best ways to showcase your programs.  
1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by J. Roth that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by I. Lemée that the minutes from Friday, October 28, 2016 be approved.
        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.
4.
Dean’s Report
Dean’s Report to Faculty Council, Friday, October 28, 2016
PTR
Just a note that I was acclaimed as the decanal representative appointed to the PTR Committee for this academic year as the interim appointment for the Dean of Science and Environmental Studies is only until December 31, 2016.
Merit
There have been several procedural changes to the merit process coming out of the new Collective Agreement that include faculty ballots for a Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities representative on the Merit Committee and the necessity for a letter from the Dean to accompany each file. Also note that there will no longer be a decanal representative on the Merit Committee starting this year.

Sabbatical Applications
I have received and forwarded all sabbatical requests from our faculty along to the Office of Human Resources for verification of eligibility. Once I have received confirmation back from the HR office, I will be in contact with Chairs/Director concerning plans for course coverage resulting from faculty leaves. Just by way of a reminder, each unit will be given 1 FCE to cover a 12 month leave, but that there are no funds to assist units for a six month leave.

VP International
An announcement for the position as the new Vice-Provost International is imminent. I share this update with our faculty because international initiatives are a key focus for our Faculty and an announcement of a new VP International means that we can continue to develop strategies on this front.

SEM
There is ongoing work through sub-committee activity specific to recruitment and retention initiatives. We are looking towards the November 4th deadline for the counting of confirmed student enrolments for the 2016/17 academic year, which will form the foundation for the 2017/18 budget exercise. This information will then allow the Provost to announce dates for the submission of requests for replacement and strategic hires across the institution.

Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities Search
For information only, the job for the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities has been posted on the LU website and advertised in the Globe and Mail, and online on Academica.

5.
Assistant Dean’s Report
Friday October 28th, SSH Faculty Council Meeting
1.    Newsletter - will be ongoing with the good work Anna started; next issue is targeted for January.
2.    Specialist High Skills Majors and recruitment - I looked up high schools with specializations that relate to our programs and plan to send them a letter from the Chair of the program along with copies of brochures. Target date is end of November.
3.    Student Ambassadors - seeking nominations of students from the various departments to invite students to a meeting to get them information on becoming Student Ambassadors for our Faculty/Programs.
4.    Reminder to complete the SEM Recruitment Activities survey.

5.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  History:
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by A. Guttman that the following Calendar change for History be approved: 2016-SOC-5918 - Courses-Reactivation-UG-History 3rd Year Courses.
Carried.

ii)  Languages
The calendar changes for Languages were tabled until the next Faculty Council meeting.
        Carried.
ii)  Outdoor Recreation
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by I. Lemée that the following Calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation be approved: 2016-SOC-5926; 2016-SOC-5927; 2016-SOC-5930; 2016-SOC-5931; 2016-SOC-5932.
         Carried.
v)  Social Justice Studies
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the following Calendar changes for Social Justice Studies be approved: 2016-SOC-5822 - Social Justice Studies - New course for Social Justice Studies Program - Graduate Level; 2016-SOC-5825 - New Course for the Social Justice Studies Program.
        Carried.

6.
Other Business
i)  Carry Forward
D. Jobin-Bevans stated that he now has money in our Carry Forward account.  He encouraged faculty to ask for support for students, speaker series and new initiatives.

ii) Calendar Changes
A. Carastathis stated that he noticed changes in course listings from Group 1 and 2 to Type A and B.  M. Stevenson stated that all departments/schools had to make this required change.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  November 25, 2016 in ATAC 5037/OA 3041.
8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by A. den Otter that the meeting be adjourned.
            Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
R. Robson
I. Lemée
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
P. Cain
R. Maundrell
J. Roth
R. Koster
M. Beaulieu

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter
D. Jobin-Bevans
R. McVeigh
S. Islam
L. Fiddick

REGRETS
R. Harpelle
T. Puddephatt
B. Vernier

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date: October 28, 2016

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 28, 2016 FROM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.
AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

Presentation:

Ms. Emily Shandruk - Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment
_______________________________________________________________________________

1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, September 30, 2016.

3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

4. Dean's Report.

5. Assistant Dean's Report.

6. Departmental/School Reports.

i) History: Calendar Change; 2016-SOC-5918 - Courses-Reactivation-UG-History 3rd Year Courses.

ii) Indigenous Learning: Approval of Internal Adjunct Professors:
Dr. C. Mushquash - Recommendation Memo and Letter of Application
Dr. Ray Neckoway - Recommendation Memo and Letter of Application

Approval of External Adjunct Professors:
Dr. Kelly Skinner - Recommendation Memo and Letter of Application

iii) Languages: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5879 - Change to New Course Types and add Indigenous Content Requirement; 2016-SOC-5906 - UG Languages - New Description added to notes.

iii) Outdoor Recreation: Calendar Changes; 2016-SOC-5926; 2016-SOC-5927; 2016-SOC-5930; 2016-SOC-5931; 2016-SOC-5932.

iv) Social Justice Studies: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5822 - Social Justice Studies - New course for Social Justice Studies Program - Graduate Level; 2016-SOC-5825 - New Course for the Social Justice Studies Program.

6. Other Business.
7. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:00 am., ATAC 5037/OA 3041
8. Adjournment.

 

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
September 30, 2016

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, September 30th, 2016, at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.


Introduction of New Faculty Members:  
I. Lemée introduced two new faculty members in the Department of Languages, Dr. Julie Tennier and Dr. Morgan Faulkner.

Announcement of Assistant Dean:
D. Jobin-Bevans announced Dr. Rhonda Koster as the new Assistant Dean.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by A. Guttman that the agenda be approved.
        Carried.

2.
Approval of Minutes
It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by A. Carastathis that the minutes from Friday, May 13th, 2016, be approved.
        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
None.

4.
Dean’s Report

Faculty Council
Friday, September 30, 2016
OUF
Let me begin by offering my sincere thanks to faculty members who participated in the OUF over this past weekend. Preliminary reports concerning numbers are positive for Lakehead, and we are hopeful that this will mean strong applications towards the months of December and January. Please watch for information concerning recruitment activities throughout the coming months. A document outlining the key events for faculty engagement was distributed earlier in September, so please make yourself aware of these dates and encourage your faculty to volunteer. This process is critical to the improvement of student enrollments for the coming academic year.

VP International
Just by way of a quick mention of the status of the search for the next VP International, at a meeting of the SAC on Wednesday morning, the Provost stated that the University was in the final stages of negotiation with the recommended candidate and that there will be an announcement in the next week or so to the University community.

Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities Search
As many of you will have already noticed, the Provost’s office has engaged a search firm and recently invited the University community to comment on the position of Dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. She also mentioned at the meeting of the SAC that the search committee has been struck, and that the committee will hold their first meeting during the last week of October. The Provost was hopeful that interviews for the position will be held early in the winter term.

Sabbatical Applications
Just a reminder to faculty who are eligible for a sabbatical leave during the 2017/18 academic year that sabbatical requests are due into my office by the end of the afternoon today, September 30. As a further reminder, if you have been asked or intend to defer your leave, you still are obligated to submit your application by the deadline date.

Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)
Academic units, in coordination with the Office of the Provost and Institutional Analysis, have begun work on a SEM project with a gradual rollout affecting some units beginning this academic year, and continuing throughout the current year with a full launch in September 2017. Chairs/Director in our faculty will be asked to actively engage in this process, which is scheduled to rollout in September 2017. There will be additional details to follow over the coming months.
5.
Departmental/School Reports
i)  Indigenous Learning
It was moved by R. Robson and seconded by A. Guttman that the Calendar changes for Indigenous Learning be approved.  (2016-SOC-5808 - New Cross-Listed Course)
         Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies
It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by A. den Otter that Dr. Hugh Stevenson be appointed as Professional Associate to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies for a four year period beginning July 1, 2016.
             Carried.
M. Stevenson presented the following Calendar changes for information only:  2016-SOC-5869; 2016-SOC-5870.

iii) Languages
It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the Calendar changes for Languages be approved.  (2016-SOC-5819; 2016-SOC-5820)
             Carried.

iv)  Political Science
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by I. Lemée that the Calendar changes for Political Science be approved.  (2016-SOC-5885; 2016-SOC-5886; 2016-SOC-5887; 2016-SOC-5888)
             Carried.

v)  Social Justice Studies
The Calendar changes for Social Justice studies were tabled until the next Faculty Council meeting.

6.
Other Business
i)  Adjunct Professors
M. Stevenson asked B. Eccles for additional information regarding Contract Lecturers as External Adjuncts and suggested that we continue on an “ad hoc” basis.  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that this was important for Contract Lecturers with Ph.D.’s to be able to apply.  A. Guttman said in order to supervise graduate students, they must go through the process of becoming a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
D. Jobin-Bevans suggested that in order to speed up the process for adjunct approvals for those wanting to apply for SSHRC grants, an electronic vote could be used with the information and accompanying motion be circulated to all faculty members and the return email serve as the “ballot” for approval.  It was decided that this option was acceptable.

[Two applications had been received from the Department of Sociology and the Department of Visual Arts.  After the Faculty Council meeting, on Friday, 14 October, electronic ballots were distributed to eligible faculty members for the two individuals in question.

T. Puddehpatt moved a motion (seconded R. Koster) that Dr. Kevin Willison be appointed as an External Adjunct Professor to the Department of Sociology for a four-year period commencing July 1, 2016. 

R. Martin moved a motion (seconded by R. Koster) that Dr. Andrea Terry be appointed as an External Adjunct Professor to the Department of Visual Arts for a four-year period commencing July 1, 2016. 
After balloting closed on Monday, 17 October, both motions carried.]

ii)  Processes for Courses with Low Enrolment
D. Jobin-Bevans stated that those courses with low enrolment and not required should be replaced with something else.  The option to close a section is better for winter courses as there is more time.  Those stipends saved could be used for course releases for faculty members.  The procedure might be to look at low enrolled courses with these options.  Discussion followed regarding the use of remaining stipends for research.  
iii)  Program Offerings Specific to Criminology and Media Studies in Orillia and Mirroring in Thunder Bay
D. Jobin-Bevans stated that students had been led to believe that the Media Studies and Criminology degrees were available at both campuses.  They had been misinformed, as they can only be taken at the Orillia campus. It was noted that academic advisors should have the correct information.  A brief discussion followed.
iv)  Issues with Research
T. Puddephatt stated that he had issues with research dollars, as there was no separation of salaries and other expenses.  It was easy to overspend as there was no monitoring of the account.  Others mentioned the same experience.  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that the information is not always available when you need it.  It was suggested that people might speak with the Office of Research to express their concerns and to have the process reviewed.

7.  Next Faculty Council Meeting:  October 28, 2016 on ATAC 3004/OA 3041.
8.
Adjournment
 It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by A. den Otter that the meeting be adjourned.
             Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 Thunder Bay Campus
R. Martin
R. Robson
J. Tennier
M. Faulkner
I. Lemée
A. Guttman
A. Carastathis
P. Cain
R. Maundrell
T. Puddephatt
R. Koster

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson
A. den Otter

REGRETS
R. Harpelle
B. Vernier
J. Roth

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date: September 30, 2016

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, SEPTEMBER 30 FROM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.
AGENDA

1. Approval of Agenda.
2. Approval of the following Minutes: Friday, May 13, 2016.

3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

4. Dean's Report.

5. Departmental/School Reports.

i) Indigenous Learning: Calendar Change: 2016-SOC-5808 (New Cross Listed Course)

ii) Interdisciplinary Studies: Approval of Professional Associate - Dr. Hugh Stevenson - Recommendation Memo from Dr. Michael Stevenson. (Professional Associate Policy) (Faculty members who wish to view the c.v. of Dr. Hugh Stevenson as part of his application to become a Professional Associate with the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies should contact me directly to receive a copy.) (Link to Policy for Professional Associate.)

Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5869; 2016-SOC-5870.

iii) Languages: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5819 - Courses - Modification - UG Languages - Change Title; 2016-SOC-5820 - Programs - Modification - UG Languages - Change of required course.

iv) Political Science: 2016-SOC-5885; 2016-SOC-5886; 2016-SOC-5887; 2016-SOC-5888;

v) Social Justice Studies: Calendar Changes: 2016-SOC-5822 - Social Justice Studies - New course for Social Justice Studies Program - Graduate Level; 2016-SOC-5825 - New Course for the Social Justice Studies Program.

6. Other Business.
i) Adjunct Professors - Process as per Policy. (Link to Policy for Adjunct Professor)
ii) Process for Courses with Low Enrolment.
iii) Program Offerings Specific to Criminology and Media Studies in Orillia and Mirroring in Thunder Bay.
7. Next Faculty Council Meeting: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm., ATAC 3004/OA 3041
8. Adjournment.

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES

May 13, 2016

Presentations:

F. Bailey, Manager, Industry Research Partnerships, Economic Development and Innovation Office gave a powerpoint presentation about what she does in her position at Lakehead and how she can help faculty members.

S. Ranta, Manager, Web Development Services, updated everyone on the new websites that were being developed for the University and noted that the implementation would take place the fall of 2016.

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, May 13rd, 2016 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 2005.

1.
Approval of Agenda

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by A. Guttman that the agenda be approved.

Carried.

2.
Election of Vice-Chair of Faculty Council

I. Lemée will be the Vice-Chair of Faculty Council for the 2016/2017 academic year.

3.
Approval of Minutes

It was moved by G. Colton and seconded by P. Cain that the revised minutes from April 22, 2016 be approved.
Carried.

3.
Business Arising from the Minutes

None.

4.
Dean's Report

Faculty Council Dean's Report
Friday, May 13th, 2016
VP International

A search is currently underway for the position of Vice-Provost International. The committee has already met to discuss the main attributes for this position, and the Provost is hopeful that the process will be completed over the summer, and that an announcement will be made in September naming the successful candidate.

Annual Reports

This is just a reminder that all faculty Annual Reports are due into the Dean's office on or before Tuesday May 31.

Lakehead/Georgian Pathway

By way of an update, I will be meeting next week in Orillia with our Georgian College partners to get the Media Studies 2+2 pathway degree between LU back on track with a goal to have the academic approvals for the pathway work its way through our internal committees to Senate over the next academic year for a expected September 2017 intake.

Code of Student Behaviour

Just an update on the progress of the review of the student code currently underway, and to let you know that the committee work involved in this process will be ongoing well into the fall term and early winter. The Associate Vice Provost Student Affairs expects to hold public consultation in the fall, with a final recommendation going to Senate late in the second term of the next academic year.

Extension to Term as Interim Dean

In a meeting with the Provost this past week, I have been asked to continue in the position as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities into the next academic year. The Provost has asked me to inform the members of our faculty that the search process will commence in early September, with a goal to have the successful candidate in place either by January 1 or July 1, 2017.

Sincere Thanks

As a final item, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of members of our faculty, who continue to work hard to advance teaching and learning, research, scholarly and creative activities in our Faculty. Our faculty continues to demonstrate excellence in all areas of our daily activities, and I know that with diminishing resources this work is becoming more of a challenge. Many sincere thanks for your continued support.

5.
Assistant Dean's Report

A. Guttman stated that the work on the next Faculty newsletter was well underway.

Recruitment

A. Guttman mentioned that if you have any updates for the viewbook to please send them in as soon as possible.
She also stated that a lot of program journals were out of date and suggested that Chairs/Director meet with a counsellor to review them and make any updates as necessary.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i) History

The approval of Dr. Nicolas Lépine as an External Adjunct Professor in the Department of History was tabled until the first Faculty Council meeting in September 2016. A discussion followed and the motion was withdrawn.

7.
Other Business

None.

8. Next Faculty Council Meeting: September 2016.

9.
Adjournment

It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by A. Carastathis that the meeting be adjourned.

Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus
R. Maundrell
A. Carastathis
S. Jobbitt
A. Guttman
B. Vernier
P. Cain
G. Colton
S. Shahsahabi
J. Roth
D. Misina

Orillia Campus
M. Stevenson

REGRETS

K. Holmes
M. Beaulieu
I. Lemée
H. Lemelin
D. McPherson

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM


Date:        April 22, 2016

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, MAY 13th,  2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.


 AGENDA

Presentation:     Florence Bailey: Manager, Industry Research Partnerships, Economic Development and
Innovation Office

Guest:          Spencer Ranta:  Manager, Web Development Services
____________________________________________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Election of Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.


 3.    Approval of the following Minutes:   April 22nd, 2016.

 4.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 5.    Dean’s Report.

 6.    Assistant Dean’s Report.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  History:  Approval of External Adjunct Professor - Dr. Nicolas Lépine - Recommendation memo from Dr. M. Beaulieu.

 8.    Other Business.


 9.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  September 2016


10.    Adjournment.    


Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 April 22, 2016

Presentation:

S. Browne from Institutional Planning and Analysis gave a presentation on the 2015 CUSC Survey of Graduating Undergraduate Students.

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, April 22rd, 2016 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 2005.

1.

Approval of Agenda

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by I. Lemée that the agenda be approved.

Carried.

2.

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council

M. Stevenson will continue on as the Chair of Faculty Council for the 2016/2017 academic year.

3.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by I. Lemée that the minutes from March 3, 2016 be approved.

Carried.

3.

Business Arising from the Minutes

None.

4.

Dean’s Report

Faculty Council Dean’s Report

Friday, April 22, 2016

ICR Committee Update

The ICR Committee is approaching the end of the first phase of the committee’s mandate to solicit and approve courses for a minimum of 18 hours of content that speaks to an indigenous perspective across all disciplines. The committee will be meeting one last time before the end of this academic year, and will likely meet on an ad hoc basis throughout the next academic year to approve new courses or to modify courses previously approved by the committee.

Website Development

By now, you will have received an email from Spencer Ranta, Director of Web Development Services. The purpose of the email was to engage Departments and Schools in an exercise currently underway to refresh, and in some cases, reconfigure information on the LU website about program offerings and departmental profiles. As you the web development team is aware, a vast majority of visitors to our website are prospective students seeking information about our programs. Spencer’s team is working to standardize program information across all units in an attempt to make this information easier to access, and separate it out from the information about academic units in the faculties. I would encourage you to engage directly with Spencer with your comments and content about programs in order that we might have this information up before the fall recruitment cycle begins.

Annual Reports

Just a reminder that faculty Annual Reports are due into the Dean’s office no later than May 31. You will want to be aware of a modification that was made to the report for the 2015/16 year which should be made available in an electronic format in the next week. Specifically, the language around the submission of reporting of responses to the subset of questions extracted from student satisfaction surveys has been clarified and more closely aligned to the Collective Agreement. As the Dean’s review of faculty Annual Reports is linked to the merit process, all Deans are asked to be very sure that Annual Reports received have been verified for completeness according to the Collective Agreement in an attempt to avoid issues with reports submitted for merit.

Reminder Re: Teaching Assignments

Just a reminder to Chairs/Director, please, that all teaching assignments be submitted to my office by the end of next week. I will be reviewing assignments and following up with individual Chairs/Director with questions.

AVP Research and Innovation Taskforce Re: Improving Research Capacity on the Orillia Campus

In the fall, the Interim Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, struck a task force committee with a mandate to review research activities on the Orillia campus, and to come up with recommendations with a goal to improve research capacity in Orillia. The committee has met three times over the year with much of the discussion occurring around three main topics: availability of research facilities, undergraduate and graduate research engagement, and time release for research activities. The committee will likely wrap up its work sometime in the early fall, with a set of recommendations for the consideration of the VP Research and Innovation and the Provost moving forward.

Enrollment Numbers

At the time of the latest report from the Registrar's Office dated April 7, the application numbers looked slightly better than expected, with an overall increase to the University of 3.67% or 264 applications over last year. This number reflects a 6.03% increase to the Thunder Bay applications, and a disappointing 5.18% decrease, or a loss of 91 applications, to the Orillia Campus.

Travel

I will be absent from campus until Friday, April 29, traveling from Orillia to Toronto on Sunday to attend the ONCAT conference.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

A. Guttman informed everyone to watch for changes to our Faculty website.  She mentioned that if anyone has any upcoming events to be sure to send them to S. Viitala to upload to the website. 

A. Guttman mentioned that their was good attendance at the research events in March.  There was also an article in the Walleye.

The Orillia banner is now finished and will be delivered to the Orillia Campus in time for convocation.  A. Guttman stated that she is currently working on the next Faculty Newsletter.  She has also started the recruitment inserts for next year and will be contacting all departments/school. 

She also mentioned that there will be approximately 17 Global Studies students here next year from Japan. 

6.

Departmental/School Reports

i)  English

It was moved by A. Guttman and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change request be approved:  2016-SOC-5696.

Carried.

ii)  Outdoor Recreation

It was moved by W. Curthoys and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the following calendar change request be approved:   2016-SOC-5698

Carried.

7.

Other Business

i) Undergraduate Research Internships

D. Jobin-Bevans described the Undergraduate Research Internship proposal in some detail.  He noted that we would need to develop guidelines and process for future years, but for this year it would have to be done on a more ad-hoc basis. It was decided that we should proceed with awarding internships in the Summer 2016.  There was discussion of how many weeks was appropriate given the amount ($4,000). The consensus was that 250 hours might be appropriate, but that D. Jobin-Bevans should consult with the Research Office and Human Resources to determine the appropriate number of hours.
He indicated that he envisioned the program being for third year students heading into fourth year.

ii) Accelerated Degrees

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded Chairs/Director to reply to his email about the Faculty of Education's proposal for accelerated Concurrent Education degrees.  The consensus was that the proposed model, which condenses the academic program but leaves the BEd as a two-year program, was far from ideal from a pedagogical and resource perspective. The reliance upon overload is unfeasible for some programs, and concerns were expressed about the stress placed upon students being forced to overload. Concern was also raised about the fact that SSH programs had not been involved in discussions to develop this accelerated degree.

iii) Review of the Student Code

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone that the Student Code is currently being reviewed, and that he is leading the review of the academic dishonesty section of the Code. He encouraged members to provide him with feedback related to the current Code.

8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am.

9.

Adjournment

It was moved by B. Vernier and seconded by K. Holmes that the meeting be adjourned.

  Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison

I. Lemée

A. Guttman

G. Colton

D. McPherson

R. Maundrell

B. Vernier

M. Beaulieu

P. Cain

W. Curthoys

Orillia Campus

D. Jobin-Bevans

B. Visser

L. Fiddick

C. Lousley

REGRETS

M. Stevenson

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 2005

MEMORANDUM

Date: April 22, 2016

 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 22nd,  2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

 AGENDA

 Presentation:  Sarah Browne - 2015 CUSC Survey of Graduating Undergraduate Students

____________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Approval of Agenda.

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

  3. Approval of the following Minutes:   March 3, 2016.

  4. Business Arising from the Minutes.

  5. Dean’s Report.

  6. Assistant Dean’s Report.

  7. Departmental/School Reports.

      i)  English:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-5696.

     ii)  Outdoor Recreation:  Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-5698.

  8. Other Business.

      i) Undergraduate Research Internships

     ii) Accelerated Degrees

    iii) Review of the Student Code

 9. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am

10. Adjournment.

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 March 3, 2016

Approved

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 2005.

1.

Approval of Agenda

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lémee that the agenda be approved.

Carried.

2.

Approval of Minutes

It was moved by J. Roth and A. Guttman that the minutes from December 11, 2015 be approved.

Carried.

It was moved by D. Ivison and J. Roth that the minutes from January 5, 2016 be approved.

 Carried.

 It was moved by D. Ivison and R. Maundrell that the minutes from January 12, 2016 be approved.

 Carried.

 3.

Business Arising from the Minutes

 i) Additional Dean Approval in Navigator.

 A lengthy discussion regarding the “Additional Dean Approval” stage in Curriculum Navigator ensued.

 4.

Dean’s Report

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Code Review Committee

As an item for information, I have been serving on a University-wide committee with a mandate to review all aspects of the current Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures. The work of the committee will continue throughout the present academic year, with a goal to have a revised Code passed by Senate early in the fall.

Loading Sheets

Many thanks to our Chairs and Director for their timely forwarding of loading sheets for my review; they will be passed on to scheduling by the end of the day today for further processing.

March Break Recruitment

I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all faculty and Chairs/Director who participated in the Grade 11 Preview Day activities on Friday, February 19, 2016. I would like to remind you of upcoming March Break Open House recruitment activities taking place in the Agora between March 14 and 18th. Jo Krisko and her team will be asking units for their support for various events throughout the week, so please do all that you can to support these efforts.

Additional Support For International Graduate RI-ships

As previously reported, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will offer two $10,000 support to international graduate students (renewable for the second year), commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. As a follow-up to a meeting with the Graduate Coordinators in our faculty, it was decided that additional $12,500 in support will be available for the 2016/17 academic year paid out from the faculty’s international fund.

Laurentian University Departure From Barrie

The Office of the Registrar has identified 37 applicants that have applied to a Social Sciences & Humanities program at both Lakehead University and Laurentian - Barrie for this coming fall.  Her recommendation would be that each one of these applicants is called personally to discuss the programs to which they have applied, from the Dean or Chair. I am waiting for more information from Andrea and would ask that you consider assisting with this effort where appropriate. Additionally, approx. 35 applicants from the GTA have been invited for a “VIP” experience on the Orillia campus. Faculty are also encouraged to become involved with this initiative, specifically a dinner event on Thursday, March 17.

Travel

I will be absent from campus tomorrow, Friday, March 4 until Wednesday March 9attending a meeting of the Council of Deans of Arts and Science of Ontario Universities (CODAS), and a two day workshop sponsored by Universities Canada on the topic of The Future of Liberal Arts in Canada.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

A. Guttman stated that the Faculty banner for use at the Orillia campus has been approved.  The same design will be used by both campuses.  A. Guttman also reminded everyone about the SSHRC lunch and encouraged everyone to try to attend if they were available.

6.

Departmental/School Reports

 i)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by D. West and seconded by C. Lousley that the following calendar change requests be approved:  HBASC.EVPC; HBASCBED.ENCP.PJ.

 Motion:  It was moved by C. Lousley and seconded by D. West that the calendar change request be approved.

 Carried.

 7.

Other Business

 i) Formation of Nomination’s Committee for Chair and Vice-Chair for the Faculty of Social Sciences

and Humanities.

 J. Roth, I. Lemée, and L. Fiddick volunteered to be on the Nomination’s Committee.  A notice will

be sent out regarding interest to serve and the names of those interested will then be distributed

to faculty.  The voting will take place at the Faculty Council meeting on April 22, 1026.

 ii) Executive Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities.

D. Jobin-Bevans spoke about the possibility of having an Executive Committee composed of Chairs/Director for the purpose of preparing items for Faculty Council.  It was suggested that we could also build on the working group already in place but without the power to make decisions.  It was decided to carry on as usual with a scheduled report once per term.

 iii) Social Justice Studies.

J. Roth stated that the Social Justice Studies program has been approved.  D. Jobin-Bevans and

L. Chambers will meet C. Shahi, Dean of Graduate Studies for further discussion of the program.

 

8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am.

9.

Adjournment

 It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by L. Fiddick that the meeting be adjourned at 11:08 am.

   Carried.

 ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

A. Guttman

G. Colton

J. Roth

D. McPherson

R. Maundrell

T. Puddephatt

 Orillia Campus

A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

L. Fiddick

D. West

C. Lousley

REGRETS

M. Beaulieu

H. Lemelin

K. Holmes

B. Vernier

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