Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date: March 3, 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:

THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd,  2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.

 AGENDA

 1. Approval of Agenda.

 2. Approval of the following Minutes:   December 11, 2015; January 5, 2016 (Please click on link) ; January 12, 2016 (Please click on link.)

 3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4. Dean’s Report.

 5. Assistant Dean’s Report.

 6. Departmental/School Reports.

  i)  Interdisciplinary Studies:  Concentrations:  HBASC.EVPC; HBASCBED.ENCP.PJ  (for discussion only)

 7. Other Business.

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

  ii) Executive Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities.

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

 9. Adjournment.

 

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL 

MINUTES

 December 11th, 2015

Approved

 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 3007.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by K. Holmes that the revised agenda be approved.

 Carried.

 2.

Approval of the Minutes

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by D. Ivison that the minutes from November 6th, 2015 meeting be approved.

 Carried.

 3.

Business Arising from Minutes

  None.

 4.

Dean’s Report

 Faculty Council Dean’s Report

Friday, December 11, 2015

 Budget 2016/17

The budget exercise is well underway with the deadline for budget submission of December 23. I have completed all individual discussions with Chairs/Director with a group consultation having taken place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. At this stage, I hope to be able to maintain the same level of funding for academic delivery as was in place for the 2015/16 budget. However, further consultation may be necessary as additional cost savings may need to be identified in order to meet the 3.65% reduction mandated across all units.

 Faculty-based Philanthropic Priorities

On the topic of fundraising projects for our faculty, I would like to remind departments to forward suggestions for philanthropic support to my attention. Items may include funds for student scholarships, bursaries and awards; visiting scholars in residence; or specific equipment needs. I will be happy to continue to receive suggestions over the next week or so.

 Audit Course Enrolments for Winter 2016

Once again, I would like to remind Chairs/Director that they should be reviewing their winter course enrollments a view to close under-enrolled sections and, where necessary, open new or additional sections for over-subscribed courses.

 Grade 12 Preview Day

 I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all faculty and Chairs/Director who participated in the Grade 12 Preview Day activities on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. I am told that this event is one of the most effective ways to reach out to prospective students in the Thunder Bay region, a catchment from which we typically receive 58-60% of our enrolments.

 Support For International Graduate RI-ships

In conjunction with the Dean of Graduate Studies, I am happy to announce that the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will be able to offer two $10,000 entrance scholarships renewable in the second year, commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. I will be calling a meeting between the Chairs and Graduate Coordinators for departments with graduate students to establish a protocol for distribution.

 Reminders

Please be sure to review the email distributed by finance concerning “Compulsory Ancillary Fees 2016/17” and Andrea Tarsitano’s “Prospective Student Follow-Up” email concerning the next steps in the prospect to conversion process.

 5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

1. Recruitment:  eNewsletters for prospective students have gone out to Chairs/Director and they were asked to flag any revisions ASAP.  Some departmental newsletters are still in development but watch for the drafts soon.

2. Newsletter:  Thanks to everyone who sent in books.  Please let me know if that would there are any stories about your department in the community or alumni that you think would be worth featuring.

3. Research and Innovation Week:  The graduate conference will no longer be competitive (Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8).  The undergraduate conference will still be competitive (Wednesday, March 9).  There will be an opportunity to publish in The Post.  Social Justice Day will be held on Monday with a roundtable discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis and on TRC.  There will also be a faculty research display.  There will be a lunch with Ted Hewitt, SSHRC President, on Monday, March 7 which faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

 6.

Departmental/School Reports

 i)  Women’s Studies

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved: 2015-SOC-5245; 2015-SOC-5318; 2015-SOC-5363; 2015-SOC-5368.  A minor change was made to the request rationales in 2015-SOC-5363.

Carried.

 ii)  Music

 It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar changes for Music be approved:  2015-SOC-5340; 2015-SOC-5388.

 Carried.

 iii)  English

 It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar changes for English be approved:  2015-SOC-5309; 2015-SOC-5311; 2015-SOC-5371.

 Carried.

 iv)  History

 It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Maundrell that the following calendar changes for History be approved:  2015-SOC-5228;; 2015-SOC-5279; 2015-SOC-5327; 2015-SOC-5372, and that the following calendar changes be deferred to the next Council meeting for clarification:  2015-SOC-5235; 2015-SOC-5300.

Carried.

 v)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by C. Lousley that the following calendar change for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved:  2015-SOC-5322; 2015-SOC-5323; 2015-SOC-5324; 2015-SOC-5376; 2015-SOC-5383; 2015-SOC-5384; 2015-SOC-5385; 2015-SOC-5386; 2015-SOC-5387.

Carried.

 vi)  Political Science

 It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar change for Political Science be approved:  2015-SOC-5317.

 Carried.

 vii)  Sociology

 It was moved by T. Puddehpatt and seconded by D. Ivison that the following calendar change for Sociology be approved:  2015-SOC-5346.  The following calendar change for Sociology was relegated back to T. Puddephatt for further revision:  2015-SOC-5326.

 Carried.

viii) Visual Arts

The following calendar change for Visual Arts was relegated back to K. Holmes for further revision:  2015-SOC-5317.

 Carried.

 8.

Other Business

 1. University Regulation Timely Feedback

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone that we have a responsibility about timely feedback to students regarding marks to coincide with the drop dates for courses.  Part marks must be given before these dates to allow students time to drop them if they wish.

 2. Environmental Community Concentrations

 C. Lousley outlined the difficulties that had been experienced in  developing new IS concentrations, ie. Environment and Community.  It has been stated that the word, “environment” belongs to the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.  There are, however, many “environmental” classes already being offered in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that there is a new committee, OPCC, that has had two meetings so far to discuss the issues with what is to be offered.  He suggested that a meeting should be held to clarify the changes so they can go forward in January.

10.

Adjournment

 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by P. Cain that the meeting be adjourned at 2:38 pm.

   Carried.

 ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

 D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

B. Vernier

J. Roth

D. McPherson

R. Maundrell

P. Cain

T. Puddephatt

K. Holmes

A. Carastathis

L. Fiddick

Orillia Campus

 A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

C. Lousely

REGRETS

M. Beaulieu

R. Koster

G. Colton

Faculty Council Meeting - CANCELLED

Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

 Date: February 5, 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, FEBRUARY 5th, 2016 FROM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

 AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda.

  2. Approval of the following Minutes: December 11, 2015; January 5, 2016; January 12, 2016.

  3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4. Dean’s Report.

  5. Assistant Dean’s Report.

  6. Departmental/School Reports.

  7. Other Business.

      i)  Invitation to Grade 11 Day:  Friday, February 19, 2016.

     ii) Exceptional Activities in our Faculty

     iii) Reminder to all 1st year students about Health Services as we approach mid-term exams.

  8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, March 4th, 2016 at 10:00 am

  9. Adjournment.

 

 

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL 

MINUTES

 December 11th, 2015

Approved

 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 3007.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by K. Holmes that the revised agenda be approved.

Carried.

 2.

Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by D. Ivison that the minutes from November 6th, 2015 meeting be approved.

Carried.

3.

Business Arising from Minutes

  None.

 4.

Dean’s Report

Faculty Council Dean’s Report

Friday, December 11, 2015

Budget 2016/17

 The budget exercise is well underway with the deadline for budget submission of December 23. I have completed all individual discussions with Chairs/Director with a group consultation having taken place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. At this stage, I hope to be able to maintain the same level of funding for academic delivery as was in place for the 2015/16 budget. However, further consultation may be necessary as additional cost savings may need to be identified in order to meet the 3.65% reduction mandated across all units.

 Faculty-based Philanthropic Priorities

 On the topic of fundraising projects for our faculty, I would like to remind departments to forward suggestions for philanthropic support to my attention. Items may include funds for student scholarships, bursaries and awards; visiting scholars in residence; or specific equipment needs. I will be happy to continue to receive suggestions over the next week or so.

Audit Course Enrolments for Winter 2016

Once again, I would like to remind Chairs/Director that they should be reviewing their winter course enrollments a view to close under-enrolled sections and, where necessary, open new or additional sections for over-subscribed courses.

Grade 12 Preview Day

I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all faculty and Chairs/Director who participated in the Grade 12 Preview Day activities on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. I am told that this event is one of the most effective ways to reach out to prospective students in the Thunder Bay region, a catchment from which we typically receive 58-60% of our enrolments.

Support For International Graduate RI-ships

In conjunction with the Dean of Graduate Studies, I am happy to announce that the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will be able to offer two $10,000 entrance scholarships renewable in the second year, commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. I will be calling a meeting between the Chairs and Graduate Coordinators for departments with graduate students to establish a protocol for distribution.

Reminders

Please be sure to review the email distributed by finance concerning “Compulsory Ancillary Fees 2016/17” and Andrea Tarsitano’s “Prospective Student Follow-Up” email concerning the next steps in the prospect to conversion process.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

1. Recruitment:  eNewsletters for prospective students have gone out to Chairs/Director and they were asked to flag any revisions ASAP.  Some departmental newsletters are still in development but watch for the drafts soon.

2. Newsletter:  Thanks to everyone who sent in books.  Please let me know if that would there are any stories about your department in the community or alumni that you think would be worth featuring.

3. Research and Innovation Week:  The graduate conference will no longer be competitive (Monday and Tuesday, March 7 and 8).  The undergraduate conference will still be competitive (Wednesday, March 9).  There will be an opportunity to publish in The Post.  Social Justice Day will be held on Monday with a roundtable discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis and on TRC.  There will also be a faculty research display.  There will be a lunch with Ted Hewitt, SSHRC President, on Monday, March 7 which faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

6.

Departmental/School Reports

 i)  Women’s Studies

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved: 2015-SOC-5245; 2015-SOC-5318; 2015-SOC-5363; 2015-SOC-5368.  A minor change was made to the request rationales in 2015-SOC-5363.

Carried.

 ii)  Music

 It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by J. Roth that the following calendar changes for Music be approved:  2015-SOC-5340; 2015-SOC-5388.

Carried.

 iii)  English

 It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar changes for English be approved:  2015-SOC-5309; 2015-SOC-5311; 2015-SOC-5371.

 Carried.

 iv)  History

 It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by R. Maundrell that the following calendar changes for History be approved:  2015-SOC-5228;; 2015-SOC-5279; 2015-SOC-5327; 2015-SOC-5372, and that the following calendar changes be deferred to the next Council meeting for clarification:  2015-SOC-5235; 2015-SOC-5300.

Carried.

 v)  Interdisciplinary Studies

 It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by C. Lousley that the following calendar change for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved:  2015-SOC-5322; 2015-SOC-5323; 2015-SOC-5324; 2015-SOC-5376; 2015-SOC-5383; 2015-SOC-5384; 2015-SOC-5385; 2015-SOC-5386; 2015-SOC-5387.

Carried.

vi)  Political Science

 It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar change for Political Science be approved:  2015-SOC-5317.

Carried.

vii)  Sociology

It was moved by T. Puddehpatt and seconded by D. Ivison that the following calendar change for Sociology be approved:  2015-SOC-5346.  The following calendar change for Sociology was relegated back to T. Puddephatt for further revision:  2015-SOC-5326.

Carried.

viii) Visual Arts

The following calendar change for Visual Arts was relegated back to K. Holmes for further revision:  2015-SOC-5317.

Carried.

8.

Other Business

1. University Regulation Timely Feedback

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone that we have a responsibility about timely feedback to students regarding marks to coincide with the drop dates for courses.  Part marks must be given before these dates to allow students time to drop them if they wish.

2. Environmental Community Concentrations

C. Lousley outlined the difficulties that had been experienced in  developing new IS concentrations, ie. Environment and Community.  It has been stated that the word, “environment” belongs to the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.  There are, however, many “environmental” classes already being offered in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that there is a new committee, OPCC, that has had two meetings so far to discuss the issues with what is to be offered.  He suggested that a meeting should be held to clarify the changes so they can go forward in January.

10.

Adjournment

 It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by P. Cain that the meeting be adjourned at 2:38 pm.

Carried.

ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

 D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

B. Vernier

J. Roth

D. McPherson

R. Maundrell

P. Cain

T. Puddephatt

K. Holmes

A. Carastathis

L. Fiddick

Orillia Campus

 A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

C. Lousely

REGRETS

 M. Beaulieu

R. Koster

G. Colton

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FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 January 12th, 2016


Presentation:   AMP (Aboriginal Mentorship Program)
Ms. Lisa Harris, AMP Coordinator, made a short presentation about the Aboriginal Mentorship Program at Lakehead University.

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, January 12th, 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 D. Ivison that the agenda be approved.

        Carried.

2.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  English

It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by A. Guttman that the following calendar changes for English be approved:  2016-SOC-5532; 2016-SOC-5533; 2016-SOC-5534.

        Carried.

ii) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

It was moved by H. Lemelin and seconded by R. Maundrell that the following calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism be approved:  2015-SOC-5449; 2015-SOC-5452; 2015-SOC-5514; 2015-SOC-5516; 2015-SOC-5517.

        Carried.

iii) Visual Arts

It was moved by S. Shasahabi and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar change for Visual Arts be approved:  2016-SOC-5531.

        Carried.

iv)  Women’s Studies

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved:  2016-SOC-5535; 2016-SOC-5536-A; 2016-SOC-5536-B.

        Carried.

3.
Next Faculty Council Meeting:  1:00 pm on Friday, February 5th. 2016 – ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

4.
Adjournment
 
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by everyone that the meeting be adjourned at 11:45 am.
    
         Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison
D. Jobin-Bevans
I. Lemée
B. Vernier
H. Lemelin
S. Shahsahabi
A. Guttman
G. Colton
J. Roth
D. McPherson
R. Maundrell
P. Cain
T. Puddephatt

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick


REGRETS

M. Beaulieu
R. Koster
R. Martin

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

Date: January 12, 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:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.

 AGENDA

 Presentation: AMP (Aboriginal Mentorship Program) – Ms. Lisa Harris – AMP Coordinator

  1. Approval of Agenda.

  2. Departmental/School Reports.

 i)  English - Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-5532; 2016-SOC-5533; 2016-SOC-5534; 2015-SOC-5427.

 ii) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism – Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5449; 2015-SOC-5452; 2015-SOC-5474; 2016-SOC-5514; 2016-SOC-5516; 2016-SOC-5517; 2016-SOC-5518.

iii) Visual Arts - Calendar Change:  2016-SOC-5531.

 iv) Women’s Studies - Calendar Changes:  2016-SOC-5535; 2016-SOC-5536-A; 2016-SOC-5536-B.

 3. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  1:00 pm on Friday, February 5th. 2016 – ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

 4. Adjournment.

 

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 2005

Deadline for submission of agenda items is Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

Agenda: 

Date:        January 5, 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:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2016 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

AGENDA

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  English - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5401; 2015-SOC-5402; 2015-SOC-5410; 2015-SOC-5411; 2015-SOC-5425; 2016-SOC-5512; 2016-SOC-5513; 2016-SOC-5458.

    ii)  History - Calendar Changes: 2015-SOC-5235; 2015-SOC-5300; 2015-SOC-5426.

    iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5321; 2015-SOC-5322; 2015-SOC-5323; 2015-SOC-5324; 2015-SOC-5389; 2015-SOC-5390; 2015-SOC-5430; 2015-SOC-5431; 2015-SOC-5432; 2015-SOC-5433; 2015-SOC-5428; 2015-SOC-5429; 2015-SOC-5435; 2015-SOC-5436; 2015-SOC-5437; 2015-SOC-5438; 2015-SOC-5439; 2015-SOC-5440; 2015-SOC-5442; 2015-SOC-5444.

    iv)  Languages – Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5418; 2015-SOC-5419.

    v) Music - Calendar Change:  2015-SOC-5424.

    vi) Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism – Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5449; 2015-SOC-5452; 2015-SOC-5514; 2015-SOC-5516; 2015-SOC-5517; 2015-SOC-5518.


    vii)  Political Science – Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5453.

    viii)  Sociology - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5306-A; 2015-SOC-5306-B; 2015-SOC-5326; 2015-SOC -5391; 2015-SOC-5392.

    ix) Visual Arts - Calendar Change:  2015-SOC-5373; 2015-SOC-5420; 2015-SOC-5421; 2015-SOC-54232015-SOC-5434.

    x) Women’s Studies - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5394.

3.    Next Faculty Council Meeting (calendar changes only):  Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10:00 am; Location:  TBA

4.    Adjournment.    


Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 3007

Deadline for agenda items is Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm.

Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date: December 11th, 2015

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, DECEMBER 11th, 2015 FROM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 3007.

 AGENDA

  1. Approval of Agenda.

  2. Approval of the November 6th, 2015 Minutes.

  3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4. Dean’s Report.

  5. Assistant Dean’s Report.

  6. Departmental/School Reports.

 i)  English - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5309; 2015-SOC-5311; 2015-SOC-5371.

 ii)  History - Calendar Changes: 2015-SOC-5228; 2015-SOC-5235; 2015-SOC-5279; 2015-SOC-5300; 2015-SOC-5327; 2015-SOC-5372.

 iii)  Interdisciplinary Studies - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5322; 2015-SOC-5323; 2015-SOC-5324; 2015-SOC-5376; 2015-SOC-5383; 2015-SOC-5384; 2015-SOC-5385; 2015-SOC-5386; 2015-SOC-5387.

 iv)  Political Science - Calendar Changes: 2015-SOC-5317.

 v)  Music - Calendar Change:  2015-SOC-5340; 2015-SOC-5388.

 vi)  Sociology - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5326; 2015-SOC-5346.

 vii) Women’s Studies - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5245; 2015-SOC-5318; 2015-SOC-5363; 2015-SOC-5368.

 viii) Visual Arts - Calendar Change:  2015-SOC-5373.

  7. Other Business.

 i) University Regulation Timely Feedback.

  8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am.  (Last meeting for calendar changes for 2016/2017.  Deadline for submissions is December 23rd at 4:30 pm)

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 November 6th, 2015



Note:  Due to a power outage at the Orillia Campus, D. Ivison Chaired our Faculty Council meeting.

Presentation:  

Dr. Scott Pound made a short presentation about the Writing Centre.  He gave a brief description of its objectives.  The Committee asked that Chairs/Director forward on any information they currently have with regard to guides that may currently be in place to help students.  He suggested that if there is not one in place, it would be a good idea to make one.  Handouts were provided and distributed to all Chairs/Director.

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5037/OA 2005.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the revised agenda be approved.

        Carried.

2.
Approval of the Minutes
 

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the minutes from October 2nd, 2015 be approved.
 
        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.

4.
Introduction of New Colleagues

J. Roth introduced Dr. Jennifer Chisholm, a nine-month term appointment in Women’s Studies

R. Martin introduced Professor Sam Shahsahabi as the new tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts.  He has been with the department for six years.


5.
Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, November 6th, 2015
Budget 2016/17

To date, all academic units have viewed a budget presentation given by the VP Academic and the VP Finance and are awaiting further details about the 2016/17 budget exercise. The deadline for budget submission is December 15 and in advance of the specifics, I would like to ask all units in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities to think about strategic hiring proposals for upcoming round. I will have more details about deadlines for the receipt of proposals once the budget guidelines become available.

Dean’s Working Committee

The first meeting of the Dean’s Working Committee took place on October 19. The items for discussion broadly included: recruitment, enrolment and retention (including new program offerings); support for research; faculty-based fundraising indicatives.

On the recruitment front, the establishment of International RAs was suggested, and as a follow-up to this item I have spoken to Christine Gottardo and she is hopeful that we might be able to establish a program for matching funds for two students.

Additionally, on the topic of fundraising projects for our faculty, I would like to invite departments to consider forwarding suggestions for philanthropic support to my attention. Items might include funds for student scholarships, bursaries and awards; visiting scholars in residence; or specific equipment needs. I will be happy to receive suggestions over the next couple of weeks.

Audit Course Enrolments for Winter 2016

I would like to remind Chairs/Director that they should be encouraging their students to register for winter courses as soon as possible and that an informal audit should take place on under subscribed courses before the end of this month with a view to close under enrolled sections and, where necessary, open new or additional sections.

Heather Saaltink Award – Call for Applicants

Awarded to a 4th year student athlete, who is active at the Varsity or club level and demonstrates a commitment to environment protection and social justice, inspiring others to make a difference. Preference will be given to a student in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Research Profiles

Just a reminder to department chairs to forward research profiles for faculty members in their units. The purpose for collecting this information is to familiarize myself with our faculty’s research interests at the level of individual faculty so that I might become more conversant on this front.

Grade 12 Preview Day

I would like to close my report with a round table discussion on the topic of our faculty’s response to participation in the Grade 12 Preview Day scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. (See ‘Toolkit’)

Assistant Dean

I am happy to announce that Dr. Anna Guttman has been appointed the Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities effective immediately and until June 30, 2016.

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  History

It was moved by M. Stevenson and seconded by A. den Otter that the following calendar changes for History be approved:  2015-SOC-5229; 2015-SOC-5230; 2015-SOC-5231; 2015-SOC-5232; 2015-SOC-5307.

        Carried.

ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies

It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by T. Puddephatt that the following calendar change for Interdisciplinary Studies be approved:  2015-SOC-5284.

        Carried.


iii)  Philosophy

It was moved by R .Maundrell and seconded by J. Roth that the following Philosophy calendar changes be approved:  2015-SOC-5287; 2015-SOC-5288; 2015-SOC-5268.

        Carried.

iv)  Political Science

It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by I. Lemée that the following calendar change for Political Science be approved:  2015-SOC-5314.

        Carried.

vi)  Sociology

The following calendar change for Sociology was relegated back to T. Puddephatt for further revision:  2015-SOC-5306-A.

        Carried.

vii)  Women’s Studies

It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Maundrell that the following calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved:  2015-SOC-5319.

        Carried.
8.
Other Business

1.    Disclosure of Personal Information and Student Marks

    D. Jobin-Bevans stated that some faculty members have been posting marks that everyone can
view.  As everyone is aware, this is not an acceptable practice.  As well, graded student work
should not be left in a public place such as outside an office.  He mentioned that the wording in the current policy should be brought up to date.

2.    Visual Arts Open House

    S. Shahsahabi spoke about the Visual Arts annual open house taking place on December 4th
    from noon to 5:00 pm. in the Music and Visual Arts building.  There will be many items for sale at this event made by our students, faculty and local artists.  A portion of the sales, with the exception of students, will go toward the Visiting Artists lecturer series.

10.
Adjournment
 
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by I. Lemée that the meeting be adjourned at 11:36 am.
    
         Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison
D. Jobin-Bevans
I. Lemée
B. Vernier
S. Shahsahabi
G. Colton
J. Roth
D. McPherson
R. Maundrell
P. Cain
T. Puddephatt
R. Martin
J. Chisholm


Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick


REGRETS

M. Richardson
K. Holmes

M. Beaulieu

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5037 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date: November 6th, 2105

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 6th, 2015 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5037 / OA2005.

 AGENDA

_______________________________________________________________________________

Presentation:

Dr. Scott Pound - Writing Initiatives Committee

_______________________________________________________________________________

  1. Approval of Agenda.

  2. Approval of the October 2nd, 2015 Minutes.

  3. Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4. Introduction of New Colleagues.

  5. Dean’s Report.

  6. Departmental/School Reports.

 i)  History - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5229; 2015-SOC-5230; 2015-SOC-5231; 2015-SOC-5232; 2015-SOC-5307.

 ii)  Interdisciplinary Studies - Calendar Change:  2015-SOC-5284.

 iii)  Philosophy - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5287; 2015-SOC-5288; 2015-SOC-5268.

 iv)  Political Science - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5314.

 v)  Sociology - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5306-A.

 vi)  Women's Studies - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-5319.

  7. Other Business.

  8. Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am

  9. Adjournment.

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
October 2nd, 2015

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 2005.

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

        Carried.

2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the minutes from April 21st, 2015 be approved.
 
        Carried.

It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by D. Ivison that the minutes of May 19th, 2015 be approved.  

        Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.

4.
Introduction of New Colleagues

R. Koster introduced Dr. Ryan Howard, a new faculty member in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks
and Tourism.

J. Roth stated that she will introduce the new faculty member in the Department of Women’s Studies at our next Council meeting.

K. Holmes introduced Professor Sam Shahsahabi as the new tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts.  She stated that Professor Shahsahabi has been with the department for some years.

M. Stevenson stated that the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies had hired two new tenure-track members, Dr. Ryan McVeigh and Dr. Beth Visser.

5.
Dean’s Report

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Interim Position
In a rapid turn around, I began as the Interim Dean of the Faculty of SS&H on September 15, 2015 with a mandate to continue until June 30, 2016. During this time, there will be an external search for the position early in the new calendar year with a start date of July 1, 2016.


OUF
My sincere thanks to members of our faculty who attended the OUF over last weekend in Toronto; early reports from the Office of Recruitment suggest that overall attendance numbers at the fair where up this year over last year, and specifically numbers of students that visited the LU booth. Chairs can expect to receive contact information collected at the fair to be used for more targeted recruitment activities later in the fall.


Homecoming
The following is information concerning the 50th Anniversary Homecoming events over this coming weekend. There will be a table set up in the Agora tomorrow populated with articles from our faculty departments between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. Chairs form our faculty have been asked to drop off any objects for this purpose to the office of the Dean before the end of the afternoon today.  The second event for our faculty will take place on Sunday afternoon in the MVA building between 1:00 and 3.00 pm. All faculty members have been invited to attend a mixer around the theme of art and music. Kristy Holmes has been the principle organizer for this event, and I would like to thank faculty who have sent their RSVP for this event.


Dean of SS&H Task Force
I would like to make a call out to our Chairs/Director for interest to serve on the Dean of SS&H Task Force, a working group to begin meeting sometime this month. The business of this taskforce will be to discuss and develop an action plan around, but not exclusive to three broad issues, including: recruitment, enrollment and retention (including new program offerings); support for research; faculty-based fundraising indicatives. I will be circulating a call out to our Chairs/Director this afternoon, and would encourage you all to think about your participation on this committee.


Request for Tightening Process
I would like to request that Chairs/Director supported requests for student overloads must include the student’s average (min. of 70%) and must not exceed 1 FCE per year. All requests should be forwarded to Sue Viitala’s attention and in the case of an email, to myself with Sue cc’d. Additionally, please be sure to include the total number of FCEs that the student has enrolled in for the academic year, this will assist Sue and I in turning these around these requests more efficiently.
Research Profiles
I would like to create a Research Profile for our faculty, and would like to ask that Chairs/Director work with our faculty members to forward a 3-5 sentence brief on current research initiatives in our faculty. These do not need to be long, but there is a need for the Dean to become more conversant on the topic of research both in general terms, and at the level of each individual faculty member. May I ask that this information is forwarded directly to me via email over the coming days.


Annual Reports
Having just completed my first round of Annual Report reviews for the Faculty of SS&H, I am truly amazed at the level of productivity in our Faculty, This process gave me insights into faculty research, teaching, and most specifically into the high level of service activities that our faculty members are engaged in throughout the University and the greater community. One request that I would like to encourage faculty to consider for next year would be to use Part IV “General Comments” to list 3-5 of your top hit accomplishments that you are most proud of for that year. The format of the Annual Report template really doesn’t allow for any contextualization or elaboration of entries, so by making this more obvious, my hope is that I can produce an more accurate and helpful review of individual accomplishments listed in the body of the report.
6.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  History
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and seconded by I. Lemée that Dr. Peter Raffo be reappointed as an External Adjunct Professor in the Department of History effective July 1, 2015 for a four-year period.

        Carried.

ii)  Philosophy
It was moved by R .Maundrell and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the Philosophy calendar change, 2015-SOC-5205, be approved.

        Carried.

8.
Other Business

None.
        Carried.

10.
Adjournment
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by J. Roth that the meeting be adjourned at 10:30 am.
    
         Carried.


ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

D. Ivison
D. Jobin-Bevans
I. Lemée
B. Vernier
K. Holmes
G. Colton
J. Roth
M. Beaulieu
R. Maundrell
P. Cain
R. Howard

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson

REGRETS

M. Richardson
D. McPherson

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005

Add Body text

 

Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:    October 2nd, 2105

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 2nd, 2015 FROM 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035 / OA2005.

AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the May 19th, 2015 Minutes and April 21st, 2015 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
 4.    Introduction of New Colleagues.

 5.    Dean’s Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.

    i)  History - Renewal of Dr. Peter Raffo as External Adjunct Professor of History.  Recommendation Memo and    Letter of Application.
    
    ii)  Philosophy - Calendar Change - New Course:  Philosophy Research Methods (2015-SOC-5205).

 7.    Other Business.
    
 8.    Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 10:00 am

 9.    Adjournment.  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 May 19th, 2015

Approved

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 5037/OA 2005.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

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

Carried.

2.

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of Faculty Council

Dr. Michael Stevenson was acclaimed as Chair of Faculty Council and Dr. Doug Ivison was acclaimed as Vice-Chair of Faculty Council.

3.

Approval of the Minutes

 

Approval of the April 21st, 2015 minutes was deferred to the fall Council meeting (posted on website).

 Carried.

 4.

Business Arising from Minutes

  None.

 5.

Dean’s Report

 

Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Orillia Visit

 At the end of last month, I traveled to Orillia for a day of meetings on the Orillia campus and to run a choral workshop sponsored by the Orillia Vocal Ensemble on Saturday, April 25. The day-long workshop was supported by Lakehead with an in kind donation of the use of the commons and cafeteria with over 80 participants from the Orillia community and surrounding area.

 CRC Tier II Chair

 "The CRC Tier II Chair search committee reconvened to discuss options following the refusal of the position by our first candidate. The committee in communication with the office of the VP Research, has drafted a second ad for circulation with the hope that interviews will take place in August. We are still aiming for the CRC October deadline to submit a recommended candidate.

 

China Visit

 Batia and I returned from a 16 day mini-lecture recruitment tour of China this past week where we visited 3 cities, 4 schools and delivered 16 lectures on the interdisciplinary topic of the use of choral music in Anne Rice's vampire narrative film adaptation of Interview with the Vampire. We reached over 1,000 grade 11 and 12 students in the Maple Leaf Schools and CISGG high schools with the mini-lecture format, followed by a Q&A on the topic of life at university specific to Lakehead University programs.

 6.

Assistant Dean’s Report

 Assistant Dean’s Report – May 2015

Our Faculty was well represented during Research and Innovation Week. Beginning on Saturday, the Departments of Languages and Visual Arts participated in the interactive display at the Intercity Shopping Centre in Thunder Bay. Isabelle Lemee ran the language lab, and the work of Mavourneen Trainor and visual arts students was featured. There was a lot of interest in seeing “artists at work,” and some students sold their paintings as a result. Many thanks to Isabelle, Moe, the students, and Roly Martin for participating and making the event a success.

 On Monday morning, our Faculty hosted an informal breakfast session with Dr. Antonia Maioni to discuss issues and questions specific to SSHRC researchers. It was a lively discussion with 18 faculty members attending (on both campuses through videoconferencing). Many thanks to Michael Stevenson for taking care of the details for the event in the Orillia campus.

 Dr. Maioni, in her role as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, officially opened the ceremonies, and gave the keynote address over lunch later on Monday. The lunch was well attended. She spoke about the value of research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, which is an important message to the university community as well as to the community at large.

 On Tuesday, our Faculty hosted an event celebrating innovation in the arts featuring the Lakehead University Chamber Choir, conducted by our Acting Dean, Dean Jobin-Bevans, and the work of choreographers Edgar Zendejas and Hari Krishnan. The event was well attended by students, faculty, and community members, and during their stay Edgar and Hari also offered four workshops to local dance studios.

 

All of these events were co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation.

 On Wednesday, the Undergraduate Research Conference took place at the Agora and Senate Chambers in the Thunder Bay campus. It was a successful conference, with participants in the poster and oral categories peer-evaluating and voting for their favourites from each Faculty. The winners from our Faculty were Sarah Shruiff, from ORPT, in the poster category, and Andrea Nahachewsky, from English, in the oral category. The winners attended a lunch with the President, the VP (Research and Innovation), and members of the organizing committee.

 7.

Departmental/School Reports

 None.

 8.

Other Business

  i)  Annual Reports

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded faculty members to submit their annual report by May 31st.  He stated that he would be reviewing them in July.  There was going to be a workshop on annual reports as they pertain to Merit, etc.  It will make the criteria clear to Deans for the Merit process.

 ii)  Convocation

 D. Jobin-Bevans stated that convocation this year is on May 30th in the afternoon.  He encouraged faculty members to attend.

 iii)  Sister Cities in Finland

M. Beaulieu was the representative from Lakehead University for the Sister Cities visit to Finland.

 Carried.

 10.

Adjournment

 The meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm moved by J. Roth and I. Lemée.

   Carried.

 

 ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

 D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

R. Martin

B. Vernier

A. Carastathis

G. Colton

B. Stolar

J. Roth

M. Beaulieu

 

Orillia Campus

 

S. Islam

M. Stevenson

 REGRETS

 R. Koster

D. McPherson

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:00am

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 5037 / OA 2005
Agenda: 

1. Approval of Agenda.

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

3. Approval of the April 21st, 2015 Minutes.

4. Business Arising from the Minutes.

5. Dean's Report.

6. Assistant Dean's Report.

7. Departmental/School Reports.

8. Other Business.

9. Next Faculty Council Meeting: September 2015

10. Adjournment.

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 April 21st, 2015

Approved

 A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 12:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 2005.

 D. Ivison was appointed as Acting Chair of Faculty Council in M. Beaulieu’s absence.

 1.

Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by T. Dufresne that the revised agenda be approved.

                        Carried.

2.

Approval of the Minutes

 It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by G. Colton that the minutes of March 23rd, 2015 be approved as amended.

                         Carried.

 3.

Business Arising from Minutes

  None.

 4.

Dean’s Report

 Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

CRC Chair Tier II

 Negotiations are currently underway with the preferred candidate for the CRC Tier II Chair in Digital Humanities. If the candidate accepts our offer, we will still try to make the very tight April 27 deadline to the CRC.

 

Orillia Travel

 Tomorrow afternoon, I will be traveling to Orillia to meet with colleagues on that campus and participating as a clinician in an all-day workshop hosted by the Orillia Vocal Ensemble to be held on the Orillia campus.

 China Recruitment Trip

 Batia Stolar and I will be leaving for China on Thursday, April 30 for a two-week recruitment tour of two Maple Leaf Schools and two schools in the Canadian International School Guangxi Gaojie in Nanning. We will be co-teaching in classes of grade 10 through 12 students, delivering “Lakehead Mini-Lectures” on the topic of the use of choral music in popular film.

 5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

 Assistant Dean’s Report – April 2015

As you already know, during her visit during R&I week, Dr. Maioni declined her honorarium and asked that it be used instead to support a student from our Faculty attending Congress in Ottawa.

We developed the criteria for selection, and asked that any students who are attending this year, or are interested in attending, write a letter to apply for this one-time award. To date, we have received no applications and no indication that any of our students are attending Congress this year. Also, nobody has volunteered to serve on the selection committee. The deadline for applications is April 24.

If we do not receive any applications in the next three days, we will hold the award for next year. If this is the case, please encourage your students (graduate students in particular) to submit abstracts to their corresponding societies to present a paper at Congress in Calgary. We will then ask for volunteers to form a selection committee, and grant the award to a student in our Faculty attending Congress next year. In the meantime, we will also let Dr. Maioni know of this process.

The second reminder is that Undergraduate Recruitment is hosting a special event on Wednesday, April 22: the Thunder Bay Applicant Reception. The event is from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Agora, and each Faculty will have a break-out session from 8:15 – 8:45 pm. Thank you to all of those who have responded so far and will attend the event tomorrow. It will be a great opportunity for applicants to Lakehead to meet representatives of our units in the Thunder Bay campus. If you have not yet responded but would like to attend to represent your Department or School, or have a designate attending in your place, please let me know as soon as possible.

6.

Departmental/School Reports

 None

  7.

Other Business

  i)  TESL

 D. Jobin-Bevans stated that he had received information (pamphlets) on TESL training from D. Kerr in Education.  D. Kerr would like to ramp up teaching as a second language for the summer program.  It was suggested that it may be offered in Orillia.

 ii)  Research Course Release Proposal

 A number of members of the Department of English have put together a proposal for course release which was supported by the Departments of English and Interdisciplinary Studies.  (A copy was provided.)  A very lengthy discussion followed.  Concerns were raised about the resources to fund the course releases and the criteria to determine the recipients.  It was decided to send out the document provided at Faculty Council to all colleagues as a “working document” for further comments/suggestions.

 iii)  Appointment of Nominations Committee

 It was moved by T. Dufresne and G. Colton that the Faculty Council Nominations Committee to oversee the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair will consist of Dr. Michael Stevenson, Chair, and Dr. Isabelle Lemée and Dr. Tony Puddephatt.

                         Carried.

 8.

Adjournment

 The meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm moved by T. Dufresne and I. Lemée.

                                   Carried.

 ATTENDANCE

 Thunder Bay Campus

 T. Puddephatt

D. Ivison

D. Jobin-Bevans

I. Lemée

T. Dufresne

B. Stolar

R. Martin

B. Vernier

A. Carastathis

 

Orillia Campus

 

S. Islam

C. Fogel

A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

 

 

REGRETS

 

R. Koster

D. McPherson

J. Roth

M. Beaulieu

B. Stolar

L. Fiddick

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:30pm
Location: 
ATAC 5035/OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

 Date:          April 21st, 2105

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:

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2015 FROM 12:30 PM TO 2:00 PM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.

 AGENDA

_______________________________________________________________________________

  1.            Approval of Agenda.

  2.            Approval of the March 23rd, 2015 Minutes.  

  3.            Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4.            Dean’s Report.

  5.            Assistant Dean’s Report.

  6.            Departmental/School Reports.

            i)  Philosophy:  Calendar Update:  Update - 2014-SOC-4660:  Program Revisions.

  7.           Other Business.

            i)  TESL Program.

            ii)  Research Course Release Proposal.  (Supporting document.)

  8             Next Faculty Council Meeting:  Tuesday, May  19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm.  (Locations:  TBA)

  9.            Adjournment.        

 

           

 

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 March 23rd, 2015

 

Approved

 

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, March 23rd, 2015 at 9:30 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 2006.

 

1.

Approval of Agenda

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the agenda be approved.

 Carried.

 2.

Approval of the Minutes

 It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the minutes of February 6th, 2015 be approved as amended.

 Carried.

 3.

Business Arising from Minutes

  None.

 4.

Dean’s Report

 Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, March 23, 2015

CRC Chair Tier II

The search for a new CRC Chair Tier II ramps up this week with two candidate interviews, Dr Claire Battershill visiting on Wednesday and Dr. Tanasescu visiting on Friday. Both public presentations are at 2.00, and all faculty are encouraged to attend and present feedback to the Committee.

Reading Week – Oxford

This past reading week, I traveled with five students from the choral program to the UK visiting Oxford and London. While at Oxford the students toured the music manuscript collection at Christ Church, and sang an evening service in the Cathedral. In addition to acting as tour guide, I presented a public talk on my ongoing research in the Christ Church Music Library on the Litany attributed to Thomas Tallis.

Research & Innovation Week

My sincere appreciation goes out to all faculty members who participated in this year’s Research and Innovation Week. As you know, our faculty sponsored a visit and Keynote Talk by Dr. Antonia Maioni, which was insightful and well received. I also had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Brent Herbert-Copley, Vice-President, Research Programs, SSHRC. During this meeting I presented concerns about support for Social Science research, and in particular Humanities based research activities. While the number of applications to the SSHRC have increased, he assured me that the success rate (about 22%) has remained constant. When asked about support for course release from the council, he made it very clear that this would not be an option anytime soon.

Budget Process – Strategic Hires

A draft of the 2015/16 Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities budget has been released with no new information t report on this front. I can report to Council that the VP Academic has been able to secure 2 possibly 3 Strategic Hires across the institution and the one of these hires has just been confirmed for the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies on Orillia. This new hire brings the total of confirmed hires in our faculty to 6 and an additional hire for the CRC Chair position.

Orillia Travel

At the end of last week, I traveled to Orillia to meet with colleagues on that campus and attended a meeting with the faculty in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at which the VP Academic was in attendance. I also attended the opening of the Lakehead Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) and would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Serajul Islam and his fellow member colleagues for an important first on the Lakehead Orilla campus.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

 Assistant Dean’s Report – March 2015

Our Faculty was well represented during Research and Innovation Week. Beginning on Saturday, the Departments of Languages and Visual Arts participated in the interactive display at the Intercity Shopping Centre in Thunder Bay. Isabelle Lemee ran the language lab, and the work of Mavourneen Trainor and visual arts students was featured. There was a lot of interest in seeing “artists at work,” and some students sold their paintings as a result. Many thanks to Isabelle, Moe, the students, and Roly Martin for participating and making the event a success.

On Monday morning, our Faculty hosted an informal breakfast session with Dr. Antonia Maioni to discuss issues and questions specific to SSHRC researchers. It was a lively discussion with 18 faculty members attending (on both campuses through videoconferencing). Many thanks to Michael Stevenson for taking care of the details for the event in the Orillia campus.

Dr. Maioni, in her role as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, officially opened the ceremonies, and gave the keynote address over lunch later on Monday. The lunch was well attended. She spoke about the value of research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, which is an important message to the university community as well as to the community at large.

On Tuesday, our Faculty hosted an event celebrating innovation in the arts featuring the Lakehead University Chamber Choir, conducted by our Acting Dean, Dean Jobin-Bevans, and the work of choreographers Edgar Zendejas and Hari Krishnan. The event was well attended by students, faculty, and community members, and during their stay Edgar and Hari also offered four workshops to local dance studios.

All of these events were co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation.

On Wednesday, the Undergraduate Research Conference took place at the Agora and Senate Chambers in the Thunder Bay campus. It was a successful conference, with participants in the poster and oral categories peer-evaluating and voting for their favourites from each Faculty. The winners from our Faculty were Sarah Shruiff, from ORPT, in the poster category, and Andrea Nahachewsky, from English, in the oral category. The winners attended a lunch with the President, the VP (Research and Innovation), and members of the organizing committee.

6.

Departmental/School Reports

i)  Sociology: It was moved by T. Puddephatt and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.  (2014-SOC-4535 and 2014-SOC 4536). 

  Carried.

ii)  Music: It was moved by G. Colton and seconded by T. Dufresne that the calendar changes for Music be approved.  (2015-SOC-4926 and 2015-SOC-4297).

  Carried.

 7.

Other Business

i)  Budget Update:  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that the budget for our Faculty was in its final draft.  If any of the chairs/director would like to meet with him to discuss their own budgets, they can contact him to do so.  He also stated that if anyone still has money in their own budgets, to please use it for anything the department/school might need.  The fiscal year ends April 30th, 2015.

ii)  Loading Sheets for 2015/2016 Academic Year:  This year, A. Tarsitano will be releasing the loading sheets to the Dean’s for review.  The resources must match the courses offered.  Courses with historically low enrolment and caps will be looked at.

iii)  Homecoming Event - October 2015:  D. Jobin-Bevans asked people to think about what events could be added to the homecoming events already scheduled.  Homecoming weekend will be October 2nd to the 4th, 2015.

8.

Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:05 am moved by J. Roth and M. Stevenson.

  Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus

T. Puddephatt

D. Ivison

D. McPherson

D. Jobin-Bevans

B. Stolar

T. Dufresne

J. Roth

R. Martin

B. Vernier

G. Colton

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter

M. Stevenson

L. Fiddick

REGRETS

R. Koster

I. Lemée

 

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