Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 2006
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        March 20th, 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:

MONDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2015 FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2006.

AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the February 6th, 2015 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
 4.    Dean’s Report.

 5.    Assistant Dean’s Report.

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
    
    i) Sociology - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-4630B Sociology Course Change;         2015-SOC-4850 Cross-List MDST3zzz with SOCI 3455; 2015-SOC-4851 - Cross-list MDST with SOCI 3555.

    ii) Music - Calendar Changes:  2015-SOC-4926- Artist Certificate in Performance & Pedagogy:  New Undergraduate Certificate in Music;  2015-SOC-4927 - Music Courses for Proposed Artist Certificate in Performance & Pedagogy.

 7.    Other Business.

     i) 2015/16 Budget Update

    ii) Loading Sheets for 2015/16 academic year

    iii) Homecoming Event- October 2015

    8.    Adjournment.    

  

Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

MINUTES

 February 6th, 2015

 

Approved

 

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 2005.

 

1.

Approval of Agenda

 

It was moved by B. Vernier 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 T. Puddephatt 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, February 6, 2015

Merit Committee

Over the fist week of January, I was involved with the Lakehead University merit review as a member of the Merit Committee. In all, the committee reviewed 48 binders from all academic unit of the University. The overall process while time intensive, was informative and humbling at the same time.

Budget Process

After four weeks of consultation, discussion, and multiple meetings with Chairs/Director, I presented the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities 2015/16 on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to the Senior Management Team. While the cuts to our Faculty operation budget was no where near the 5% requested, the panel seemed to be satisfied with our work to find efficiencies largely obtained through a process of redistribution and reallocation. Minor reductions have been made to class 6 allocations, but one significant addition to all Departmental budgets is the institution of a $1,000 travel allowance for all Department Chairs/Director. In some cases, this line pre-exists, but in a vast majority of cases, this will represent a new addition.

Most of the cost savings were obtained by the reduction of FCE requests of the Dean over the Base Budget for Sessional Salaries. In my presentation, I made it expressly clear that this was made possible through a very long process of discussion and reflection on the part of all Chairs/Director for this budget year, but that this would not be the case in future years. More specifically, the demand for additional FCEs for program delivery will continue to fluctuate and that these requests will have to be considered on a year-by-year basis.

I will be communicating the specific details of departmental budgets to individual Chairs/Director most particularly as it applies to final FCE allocations as a part of the Loading Sheet exercise currently underway.

CRC Tier II Chair

The Search Committee membership has been confirmed and a preliminary meeting held for the hiring of a CRC Tier II Chair in Digital Literacy. The members of the committee are in the process of reviewing applications from 6 candidates received by the closing date of the 15th of January. We hope that have interviews begin before the end of February and a candidate chosen for recommendation to the CRC by the April 27th deadline.

Phase II and III Strategic Hires Update

Proposals for Phase II and Phase III strategic hires have been submitted to the office of the VP Academic and we should expect to continue to hear about results over the new week or so. I can confirm that a proposal for a strategic hire in the Department of History has been approved and that a job posting will be up on our Lakehead University website today. I will continue to keep individual units informed of the status of their proposals.

Reading Week

I would like to inform Council that I will be off campus from Friday, February 13th returning Monday February 23, 2015 on a trip to Oxford with 5 students from the department of music. There will be an “Acting” Acting Dean in my absence, and Sue will contact faculty as soon as I have confirmation of the arrangements.

5.

Assistant Dean’s Report

 

Assistant Dean’s Report – February 2015

Research and Innovation Week:

Dr. Antonia Maioni has accepted Lakehead’s invitation to participate in our Research and Innovation Week festivities. She will be officiating during the opening in her capacity as President of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and giving the keynote address during lunch. Our Faculty is hosting a breakfast session with her, and I welcome your thoughts and preferences on what you would like her to speak on that is specific to Social Sciences and Humanities.

The Undergraduate Research Conference Committee is accepting submissions for poster or oral presentations. The form has to be submitted by the student(s) with the approval of their supervisor by Monday, February 9. Please encourage your students to participate in this conference. As well, please encourage your graduate students to participate in the Graduate Conference during R&I week.

The Department of Visual Arts will be displaying a series of student and faculty works at the Intercity Mall during R&I Week, and audiences will have a rare opportunity to see student artists “at work.” Please come and support our artists and our colleagues from Languages who will be taking part in this event.

On Tuesday, March 10, there will be a performance by the Lakehead University Chamber Choir, conducted by our Acting Dean. We are bringing two choreographers – Edgar Zendejas from Montreal and Hari Krishnan from Toronto – to work with the Choir.

Speaker’s Series:

I am working with colleagues in Orillia to bring a speaker or two to the Orillia campus.

Recruitment and International:

We met with delegates from our Beijing Office while they were in Thunder Bay, and discussed the translation of our Faculty’s brochure into Chinese script and the idea of a brochure from our Faculty that would be specific to an international audience.  It was an informative and valuable discussion, and we have decided to keep our translated brochure and compliment it with a two-sided condensed version that hits the highlights.

We are also working on the template for individual units within our Faculty that can be inserted into our brochure. We hope to have those ready in time for Program Day. 

6.

Departmental/School Reports

 

None

 

 7.

Other Business

 

 i)  Accelerated Degree – Update:

 

D. Jobin-Bevans shared the updated information received from J. O’Meara with regard to the accelerated degree.  J. O’Meara has met with A. Tarsitano and C. O’Connor to discuss the possibility of this degree.  A. Tarsitano will meet with R. Blais and K. Clarke concering feel structure and possible operating grant income implications.  Updates will be provided as they occur.

 

 ii)  Request for Proposals – Use of TelePresence  2015-2016

 

D. Jobin-Bevans stated that the proposals for instructional use of the TelePrescence classrooms were

due by end of day on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  The classroom in Orillia holds 18 students while the room in Thunder Bay can accommodate 28.

 

iii)  2015 Spring Recruitment Activities

 

D. Jobin-Bevans gave an update on the spring recruitment activities as outlined by E. Shandruk, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment.

 

iv)  Procedures for Academic Approval

 

D. Jobin-Bevans reminded everyone that items that require signatures must be signed off on time as it can affect other deadlines.

 

 v)  Update from Lakehead International:  Tony Williams

 

T. Williams gave a brief biography about himself and mentioned he had been working for 20 years in the field of international recruitment for universities.  He stated that Lakehead International now has all the bases in place to increase our number of international students.  He also stated that he needs feedback and ideas to develop initiative and direction.  He said Lakehead should concentrate on recruiting talented and highly motivated students who can be successful in their education.  Also, we need to build quality programs to attract international students and we must constantly strive for improvement.  T. Williams mentioned that China was a good place to start attracting students.  It was mentioned that many international students struggle with the English language.  He suggested that it might be a good idea to talk to the Provost to find out if more support systems could be put in place.  He mentioned that they are looking to attract students from India next and then S.E. Asia, Malaysia and Africa.  Discussion followed which included the cost of tuition, declining enrolment, improving our international image, more internationally generated revenue going to the faculties, and the lack of support for international students at the graduate level.

 

8.

Adjournment

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 am moved by J. Roth and I. Lemée.

           

                        Carried.

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

Thunder Bay Campus

 

T. Puddephatt

D. Ivison

D. McPherson

D. Jobin-Bevans

M. Beaulieu

I. Lemée

B. Stolar

T. Dufresne

J. Roth

B. Stolar

R. Martin

B. Vernier

A. Carastathis

 

Orillia Campus

 

S. Islam

L. Fiddick

 

REGRETS

 

R. Koster

A. den Otter

S. Jeppesen

G. Colton

Faculty Council Meeting

Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 3041
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:         February 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, FEBRUARY 6th, 2015 FROM 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 3041.

 AGENDA

_______________________________________________________________________________

  1.            Approval of Agenda.

  2.            Approval of the January 5and January 19, 2015 Minutes.  

  3.            Business Arising from the Minutes.

  4.            Dean’s Report.

  5.            Assistant Dean’s Report.

  6.            Departmental/School Reports.

  7.            Other Business.

            i) Accelerated Degree Concept - Update

            ii) Request for Proposals - Use of TelePresence Rooms 2015-2016

            iii) 2015 Spring Recruitment Activities

            iv) Procedures for Academic Approval

            v) Update from Lakehead International - Tony Williams

  8.           Adjournment.           

 

           

Faculty Meeting

Date: 
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM

Date:        January 5th, 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:
MONDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2015 FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.

AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________
 
  1. Approval of Agenda.
  2. Approval of the Monday, December 15th, 2014 Minutes.
  3. Business Arising from the Minutes.
  4. Registrar’s Report.
  5. Budget Update (Dean's Report.)
  6. Departmental/School Reports.
    1. a) History - Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4628-A - New Combined Programs – History & French; 2014-SOC-4628-B – New Combined Programs – History & French.
      b) Recommendation for Dr. C.N. Hatton as External Adjunct Professor to the Department of History - Supporting memo.
    2. IS/Criminology – Calendar Change – 2014-SOC-4665 – Cross-listing of CRIM 3350 with PSYC 3350; 2015-SOC-4661- New Advanced Topics in CRIM course.
    3. IS/Media Studies - Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4622 – Course Title change for MDST 2310;  2014-SOC-4637 – Creation of MDST 2113 to be cross-listed with WOME 2114; 2014-SOC-4638 – Creation of MDST 3113 to be cross-listed with WOME 3133;  2014-SOC-4639 – Creation of MDST 3214 to be cross-listed with WOME 3214;  2014-SOC- 4642 – Cross-list MDST 4350 with WOME.
    4. Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism - Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4571 – Course Deletion OUTD 2750; 2014-SOC-4576 – New Renumbered Course OUTD 1310; 2014-SOC-4577 – Course Deletion 2810; 2014-SOC-4578 – Course Deletion OUTD 2910; 2014-SOC-4585 – Course Deletion (renumbered) OUTD 3511; 2014-SOC-4592 – Program-Major Modification HBOR; 2014-SOC-4598 – Program-Major Modification – 4 Year Non-Direct Entry BOR for HBOR;  2015-SOC-4676 - Title Change OUTD 1070.
    5. Political Science:  Calendar Changes - 2015-SOC-4668 - BA/HBA Political Science-Orillia Campus; 2015-SOC-4673 - Cross Calendar Political Science 2410 with Media Studies 2410.
    6. Sociology – Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4629 – SOCI 4517 Change Course Description and Prerequisite;  2014-SOC-4630 – Sociology Course Changes.
    7. Visual Arts – Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4616 – Discontinued course in Visual Arts.
    8. Women’s Studies – Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4614 – Reg-GR-Dept-Women’s Studies Core Supervisor Needed.
  7. Report from the Constitution Committee.
    1.   Draft of Social Sciences and Humanities constitution. (Draft copy of constitution.)
  8. Other Business
  9. Adjournment.
Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES  December 15th, 2014

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 9:30 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 2005.

  1. Approval of Agenda
    It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by R. Martin that the revised agenda be approved.
    Carried.

  2. Approval of the Minutes 
    It was moved by I. Lemée and seconded by D. Ivison that the minutes of November 14th, 2014 be approved.
    Carried.

  3. Business Arising from Minutes
    None.

  4. Registrar’s Report
    None.

  5. Dean's Report to Faculty Council – Monday, December 15th, 2014
    SAC Ad Hoc Committee Work
    Throughout the month of November, work continued to progress on the review of the use of the terms “major, minor and specializations”. The committee concluded its work last week, and a working document has now been prepared for review and submission to Senate for approval. The new terms will take effect in the fall of 2015.
    Strategic Planning Session: Friday, November 28, 2014
    On Friday, November 28, I was asked to participate in an all-day strategic planning session for the Lakehead University External Relations team. The purpose of the day was to start the planning process for the 2015/16 academic year focusing on budget, the development of strategies for the funding of faculty-based project, and the launch of the 50th Anniversary. I have been asked to encourage individual departments to be sure to include the significance of this year in all communication to our alumni and to encourage staff and faculty to participate in events as they are announced throughout the year. The official start of the anniversary year will be in January with the first annual October Homecoming at the heart of a new tradition being established at LU.

    Recruitment to Kenora and Dryden
    On December 3 and 4, I had the opportunity to travel with Rhonda Koster and Batia Stolar on a two-day recruitment trip to visit Beaver Brea and St. Thomas Aquinas in Kenora, and the Dryden HS. During our two days of travel, we gave presentations to grades 11 and 12 students on the topic of life at Lakehead in an attempt to encourage more applications to Lakehead University, and to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities in specific.

    PTR Exercise
    I was involved as a member of the 2014 PTR Committee with meetings that took place Tuesday through Thursday, December 9-11, 2014. It was a real pleasure to be a part of this process and to learn about all of the exceptional work that is being conducted at Lakehead University across the institution.

    Budget
    Meetings have been scheduled with individual chairs to discuss departmental budgets as a part of an exercise to cut up to 5% from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities operational budget. The second round of meetings will take place the first week of January at which time departmental chairs will have an accurate picture of FCE sessional budgets for the 2015/16 academic year.

    Orillia Visit
    I did not travel to Orillia on Tuesday November 18 and 19 as previously suggested in my November report, but did manage to work from the Orillia campus on December 1 and 2nd where I met with faculty and the Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

  6. Assistant Dean’s Report
    Assistant Dean’s Report – Dr. Batia Stolar 
    December 2014

    The month began with a recruitment trip to Kenora and Dryden. In Kenora, Dean Jobin-Bevans, Rhonda Koster, and I visited Beaver Brae High School, where we delivered “Lakehead Lessons” to three Grade 12 classes (Psychology, Outdoor Recreation, and English, respectively), and St. Thomas Aquinas High School, where we visited a Grade 11/12 class and spoke about our Faculty, Lakehead, and university life. On the way back to Thunder Bay we visited with the head Music teacher at Dryden High School.

    We will be working closely with the Office of Recruitment to see if we can track enrolment numbers from our recruitment efforts. While we do not yet know how successful our recruitment efforts were, our visits seemed to be welcomed, well received, and appreciated. Better coordination (clearer information of what is expected or wanted from us), timing (October or early November would be ideal), and more direct involvement with faculty members visiting these schools from the outset will make future visits more successful. The students appreciated our visit, and in particular the opportunity to experience a university lecture first hand.

    I continue working on recruitment materials, namely our Faculty’s brochure for international audiences, and individual units’ inserts to our domestic brochure. As some staff members are taking the early retirement package and their retirement has an impact on their offices, there have been some delays in getting these materials ready.

    For Research and Innovation Week, we are working with the Office of the VP Research, Economic Development, and Innovation to bring Dr. Antonia Maioni, President of the Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities, to open R&I week, give a presentation over lunch, and meet with our Faculty in the afternoon to talk about her work with the Federation.

    The next event in our Speaker’s Series is scheduled for the second week in March. Details to follow.

    There are a couple of Thunder Bay initiatives I would like to draw your attention to:

    One is to feature graduates of our Faculty who have established successful businesses in town. The purpose is to showcase what diverse, meaningful, and exciting careers our graduates can achieve with a social sciences and humanities degree. More details to follow.

    A second initiative is to have a social holiday gathering for our international students. We are hosting an Open House in the Dean’s Boardroom on December 18. Everyone in town, or anyone who is coming to town from Orillia, is welcome to drop by from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.7.

  7. Departmental/School Reports

    English
    It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by R. Koster that all the calendar changes for English be approved.  (See list of approved courses on the agenda for December 15, 2014.)
            Carried.

    History
    It was moved by M. Stevenson and I. Lemée that the calendar changes for History be approved.  (2014-SOC-4522 and 2014-SOC-4523).
            Carried.

    Indigenous Learning
    It was moved by D. McPherson and seconded by B. Stolar that the calendar change for Indigenous Learning be approved.  (2014-SOC-4574).
            Carried.

    IS/Criminology
    It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar change for IS/Criminology be approved.  (2014-SOC-4612).
            Carried.

    IS/Media Studies
    It was moved by L. Fiddick and seconded by J. Roth that the calendar changes for IS/Media Studies be approved.  (See list of approved courses on agenda for December 15, 2015).
            Carried.

    Music
    It was moved by E. Tuchonov and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for Music be approved.  (2014-SOC-4535 and 2014-SOC 4536).
            Carried.

    Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism
    It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism be approved.  (See list of approved courses on agenda for December 15, 2015).
            Carried.

    Political Science
    It was moved by S. Islam and seconded by T. Dufresne that the calendar changes for Political Science be approved.  (2014-SOC-4508; 2014-SOC-4509).
            Carried.

    Visual Arts
    It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by T. Dufresne that the calendar changes for Visual Arts be approved.  (2014-SOC-4550; 2014-SOC-4551; 2014-SOC-4552; 2014-SOC-4553; 2014-SOC-4554).
            Carried.

    Women’s Studies
    It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by I. Lemée that the calendar changes for Women’s Studies be approved.  (2014-SOC-4563 A; 2014-SOC- 4588; 2014-SOC-4589; 2014-SOC-4609).
            Carried.

  8. Report from the Constitution Committee

    1. Notice of Motion going forward.
      M. Beaulieu stated that a draft copy of the Constitution would be coming forward shortly.
       
  9. Other Business
    Vetting of OGS Funding Applications.
    A discussion was held to determine how the vetting of Ontario Graduate Studies applications should handled.

    Motion

    It was moved by B. Vernier and J. Roth to create an ad hoc committee for the2014-2015 OGS applications.  The Committee will be comprised of graduate coordinators or designates from programs in the faculty.
            Carried.

  10. Adjournment 
    The meeting adjourned at 11:00 am moved by J. Roth and B. Vernier.
            Carried.


ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus
  • T. Puddephatt
  • D. Ivison
  • D. McPherson
  • R. Koster
  • R. Martin
  • D. Jobin-Bevans
  • M. Beaulieu
  • B. Vernier
  • I. Lemée
  • B. Stolar
  • T. Dufresne
  • J. Roth
  • E. Chugunov
Orillia Campus
  • L. Fiddick
  • S. Islam


REGRETS

  • A. den Otter

Faculty Meeting

Date: 
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:30am
Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.
Agenda: 
Date:        January19th, 2105
To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Subject:    SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

_______________________________________________________________________________

There will be a special meeting of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council on:

MONDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2015 FROM 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM IN ATAC 5035 / OA 2005.

AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

  1. Approval of Agenda.
  2. Departmental/School Reports.
    1. Interdisciplinary Studies - Calendar Changes:  2014-SOC-4617 - INTD 4xxx course addition; 2014-SOC-4625 - change to HBASc
    2. Media Studies college transfer; 2014-SOC-4634 - Changes to HBASC degree; 2014-SOC-4636 - Changes to HBASC.ED P/J; 2014-SOC-4640 - Cross-listing of MDST 2410 with POLI 2410; 2014-SOC-4652 - Changes to BASC degree; 2014-SOC-4653 - Changes to BASC.TRF degree; 2014-SOC-4654 - Changes to HBASCED.PJ degree; 2014-SOC-4655 - Changes to HBASC.CRIM.TRF degree; 2014-SOC-4658 - Changes to HBASC.TRF; 2015-SOC-4671 - Changes to HBASC.CRIM degree; 2015-SOC-4672 - Non-direct entry fallback BASC.CRIM degree; 2015-SOC-4677 - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Regulations.
  3. Adjournment.    
 

Faculty Meeting Friday, November 14, 2014

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        November 14th, 2014
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 14th, 2014 FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM IN ATAC 3004 / OA 2005.

Agenda

  1. Approval of Agenda. 
  2. Approval of Minutes from Friday, October 3rd, 2014.
  3. Business Arising from Minutes.
  4. Departmental/School Reports.
    1. History - Calendar Changes:  New Course - History of Sport in Canada  (2014-SOC-4482
    2. Indigenous Learning - Calendar Changes:  Add Specializations to HBA.INDI  Major Modification (2014-SOC-4465); New INDI Courses for New Specializations (2014-SOC-4466)
    3. Languages - Calendar Changes:  New Certificate Programs (2014-SOC-4427); New and New Versions of Courses as a result of New Language Certificates (2014-SOC-4428).
    4. Philosophy - Request for Renewal of Internal Adjunct Professor - Dr. C. Sacchetti-Dufresne -  Supporting Memo.
  5. Group I and Group II Requirements.
  6. United Way Presentation.
  7. Registrar’s Report. 
  8. Dean’s Report.
  9. Assistant Dean’s Report.
  10. Other Business.
    1. Distinguished Researcher Award Nominations
    2. Broader Public Sector Rules
    3. OGS Funding
    4. Update from SS&H Constitution Review Committee
  11. Adjournment.
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
October 3rd, 2014

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:30 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 2005.

1. Approval of Agenda
It was moved by J. Roth and seconded by M. Beaulieu that the revised agenda be approved.
Carried.

2. Secret Ballot - Election of Chair of Faculty Council
A secret ballot was held for the election of Chair of our Faculty Council.  M. Beaulieu was the successful candidate.  It was noted that there will be another election in January 2015 to elect a Chair commencing July 1, 2015.
 
3. Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by I. Lemée that the minutes of September 12th, 2014 be approved.
Carried.
 
4.  Business Arising from Minutes
None.

5. Registrar’s Report
None.

6. Dean's Report for Faculty Council
Friday, October 3, 2014

OUF
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all members of the faculty who attended the OUF in Toronto from September 19 to 21. Preliminary reports indicate that our numbers were comparable to past years and while the experience is exhausting, this fair is the largest of its kind in Ontario, which makes the Lakehead presence important to our recruitment efforts.

Meeting with China Delegates
On Monday, September 15, I was present at a meeting with representatives from the office of Consol General of China to Canada specific to Education and Training. During this meeting it was suggested that an excellent way for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to target Chinese students into SS&H programs would be to start the process to establish a Conscious Institute at Lakehead University. This is a process by application competition but it was thought that this institute would attract new international students and appeal to Chinese students already at Lakehead University. I am currently soliciting input into faculty interest in this project.

China Recruitment
On Thursday, September 25, I was present at a meeting with representatives from JJL Recruitment based out of Beijing, and Misung Yim from our own International office to discuss the an international brochure to be produced before our next faculty recruitment trip to China later in the fall. We expect to have this piece translated into Mandarin but expect that there will be modifications to the content of our newly produced Faculty of SS&H brochure to better appeal to an international audience.

Orillia Visit
As a point of information, I will be traveling to Orillia on Tuesday October 14 and working from the Orillia campus Tuesday and early Wed. morning. I have plans to visit the Georgian campus in Barrie to tour the technology labs at the college, and later in the afternoon, I will be meeting with the faculty in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.
 
7. Assistant Dean’s Report
Our first speaker’s event, “Conversations with Walking with Our Sisters,” and the opening of the exhibit were overwhelmingly successful. I had limited time on the afternoon of the opening, and spend that time waiting in line only to have to leave before I had a chance to enter. When I did get to see it, all I can say is that it is an extremely powerful and moving experience. The series of events continues until October 24, and the exhibit is still on for another week. I encourage all of you to pass on the word, and attend what you are able to.

In the meantime, we continue to work on our series, and are planning events to be held on both campuses.

On the International Relations front, we continue working on our Faculty’s brochure for international students, and on the documents to facilitate faculty exchanges (specifically with Dalian University).

With regard to recruitment, we are looking into having updated individual pamphlets for each unit within our Faculty.

The committee organizing the Undergraduate Research Day during Research and Innovation Week has begun meeting to plan for this event. Undergraduate students will have an opportunity to showcase their work again this year, and we will be asking Deans, Chairs, and faculty members to encourage students to submit their poster presentations or present their oral papers, and to support them by attending the event.

We are working on an electronic faculty newsletter that will have reminders of upcoming deadlines and events, updates on changes approved by Senate, and feature the wonderful job our faculty members are doing.  I will be asking for information you would like to see included, and will have more information about the newsletter once we are closer to begin its circulation.

Finally, I will be attending a symposium on Learner Outcomes later in the month, and look forward to bringing back the information from those sessions.
 
8. Research Productivity at the Graduate Level
B. Stolar stated that Dr. Martin Taylor had assessed the Office of Research.  The results were analized by a small committee with the outcome being there needs to be increased productivity at the Ph.D. level.  She stated that we did not have enough resources to work with all the Ph.D. students.  D. Jobin-Bevans stated that support is also needed at the undergraduate level.  Undergraduate students will obtain good research skills by the time they are in their upper years.  A short discussion followed.  
 
9. Departmental Resources 2015/2016
D. Jobin-Bevans talked about the upcoming budget year.  He stated that there will be a template circulated to all Chairs/Director to be completed with their faculty/contract lecturer requests.

10. Departmental/School Reports

History
It was moved by M. Stevenson and R. Koster that the calendar changes for History be approved. (Course Discontinuations:  2014-SOC-4359; New Courses and Course Revisions:  2014-SOC-4360)
Carried.

Languages
It was moved by B. Vernier and D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Languages be approved.  (Change in Course Description:  2014-SOC-4369; New Course/Change in Lab Hours:  2014-SOC-4312)
Carried.

Philosophy
It was moved by T. Dufresne and I. Lemée that Dr. R. Matthews be appointed External Adjunct of the Department of Philosophy for a four-year term commencing July 1, 2014.
Carried.

It was moved by T. Dufresne and J. Roth that the calendar changes for Philosophy be approved.  (Discontinued Courses:  2014-SOC-4295; New Courses:  2014-SOC-4297; New Version of Degrees: 2014-SOC-4299)
Carried.

Sociology
It was moved by D. Misina and G. Colton that Dr. C. Fogel be reappointed Internal Adjunct of the Department of Sociology for a four-year term commencing July 1, 2014.
Carried.

11. Other Business
  1. Local Recruitment Talks.
    D. Jobin-Bevans has spoken with E. Shandruck about creating “mini-talks” for local high school students like the course offered in Orillia, “Financial 101.”   He asked that the Chairs/Director communicate their interests to him in the next four to five weeks.  He also spoke about faculty going to other communities to give lectures.
  2. Course Classification and Breadth Requirements
    D. Ivison spoke about the Group I and Group II Classification System that was recently passed at Senate.  He outlined the process of how each department/school was to submit their information.
  3. Faculty Constitution
    M. Beaulieu stated that there will be a committee struck to review the current faculty constitution.

    Motion:  
    It was moved by D. Ivison and J. Roth that a committee be struck to review the Social Sciences and Humanities faculty constitution with one faculty member from Orillia campus, one faculty member from Thunder Bay campus and M. Beaulieu as Chair.
    Carried.
  4. T. Dufresne stated that faculty were being asked to set up their own personal websites.  He also said that they are expected to go for training in order to do this and also to maintain their site.  He stated that faculty were having to do more and more of this sort of thing and that their time would be better used elsewhere.

12. For Information

D. Jobin-Bevans spoke briefly about Lakehead Researchers: Send Us Information on your Game Changing Research.

13. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 am moved by T. Dufresne and R. Koster.
Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus

J. Roth
B. Stolar
M. Beaulieu
G. Colton
D. Misina
D. Jobin-Bevans
I. Lemée
R. Martin
R. Koster
T. Dufresne
Orillia Campus

L. Fiddick
C. Fogel
M. Stevenson
S. Islam


REGRETS

D. McPherson
T. Puddephatt
S. Jeppesen

Faculty Meeting Friday, October 3, 2014

Date: 
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 9:30am
Location: 
ATAC 3005/OA 2005
Agenda: 

MEMORANDUM

Date:        October 2nd, 2014
To:            Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         

There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, 2014 FROM 9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM IN ATAC 3004/ OA 2005.

AGENDA   

  1. Approval of Agenda.
  2. Secret Ballot - Election of Chair of Faculty Council
  3. Approval of the Friday, September 12th, 2014 Minutes.   
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes.
  5. Registrar’s Report.
  6. Dean’s Report.
  7. Assistant Dean’s Report.
  8. Research Productivity at the Graduate Level.
  9. Departmental Resources 2015/2016.
  10. Departmental/School Reports.
    1. History -   Calendar Changes:  Course Discontinuations (2014-SOC-4359) New Courses and Course Revisions (2014-SOC-4360).
    2. Languages - Calendar Change:  Change in Course Description (2014-SOC-4369); New Course/Change in Lab Hours (2014-SOC-4312)
    3. Philosophy - Request for Appointment of External Adjunct Professor - Dr. R. Matthews; Supporting Memo
    4. Sociology Calendar Changes: Discontinued Courses (2014-SOC-4295);  New Courses (2014-SOC-4297);  New Version Degrees (2014-SOC-4299).
    5. Sociology – Renewal of Dr. C. Fogel Internal Adjunct - Supporting Memo.
  11. Other Business.
    1.  Local Recruitment Talks.
  12. For Information.
    Lakehead Researchers: Send Us Information on your Game Changing Research.
  13. Adjournment.    
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
September 12th, 2014

Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on September 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 5035/OA 3041.

1. Approval of Agenda
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by J. Roth that the agenda be approved.

2. Secret Ballot - Election of Chair of Faculty Council
After a short discussion, it was decided to defer the election of Chair of Faculty Council until the next Council meeting.
 
3. Approval of the Minutes
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by R. Martin that the minutes of June 26th, 2014 be approved.
Carried.
 
4. Business Arising from Minutes
None.
 
6. Registrar’s Report
None.
 
7. Introduction of New Colleagues
  • Dr. B. Vernier, Chair, Department of Languages introduced Dr. M. Shilliday, Assistant Professor in Languages.
  • Dr. T. Puddephatt, Acting Chair, Department of Sociology introduced Dr. Barb Parker, Assistant Professor in Sociology.
  • Dr. R. Koster, Director, School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism introduced Dr. Julie Rosenthal, Assistant Professor in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
6. Dean's Report for Faculty Council
 
Dean’s Report to Faculty Council Meeting – Friday, September 12, 2014
From the Dean’s Council
The Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA):

Identifies the University’s existing institutional strengths;
Supports the current vision, mission, and mandate of the University within the context of the University’s governing legislation and outlines how the University’s priorities align with Ontario’s vision and Differentiation Policy Framework; and Informs Ministry decision making through greater alignment of Ministry policies and processes to further support and guide the University’s areas of strength.

The Six Broad Headings:
  1. Jobs, Innovation, and Economic Development
  2. Areas of Institutional Strength – learner-centered approach to program delivery
  3. Areas of Institutional Strength – providing postsecondary education to Aboriginal  students
  4. Areas of Institutional Strength – research and innovation
  5. Program Areas of Strength – engineering, health and health sciences, natural resources, business, education, social justice/Aboriginal emphasis, social and behaviour sciences.
    Proposed areas of growth – business, entrepreneurship, and innovation, engineering, health science/health and medicine, social justice/Aboriginal emphasis, sustainability.
  6. Institutional Collaboration to Support Student Mobility – LU accounts for 5-6% of college transfers in Ontario; Confederation and Georgian; Georgian Program Delivery Plans, Health Informatics, Aboriginal Language, Medical Lab Sciences, Electrical Engineering Diploma/Degree.
New Initiatives:
Recruitment Activities

We are currently working with Andrea Tarsitano to develop more focused ways to recruit students from the NW Ontario region including three initiatives: Northwestern Ontario Road Show key faculty joining recruitment officers on the road), Specialized Presentations to Local High School Students (as a follow-up to initial recruitment visits with specific faculty in schools or matching students with discipline-specific faculty members on campus), and Lakehead Lessons Pilot (compliment curriculum through in class mini-lectures).

Other Business:
Enrollment Audits and Financial Responsibility

In coordination with Departmental Chairs, I have been conducting audits of student enrolments for fall term courses. Ina few cases, we have had to cancel classes and make alternative changes to the course calendar. I would like to ask Chairs to keep an eye on winter term courses as well and to present a departmental strategy for the reallocation of resources should classes need to be cancelled and staff reassigned courses. The University uses 15 students for undergraduate courses and 6 students in graduate courses as minimums for enrollment. Of course there are always discipline-specific exceptions.

Orillia Campus Visits
As you can appreciate, there are many details to be worked through over the coming academic year as a result of the creation of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Orillia Campus. As a result, I have committed to working from Orillia on a monthly basis (staring last week) and will continue to do so throughout the term. Issues of resource allocation and management, reporting pathways and strategic initiatives will be broad topics under consideration. We will also host one meeting of the Faculty Council from Orillia.

New Business Item:
STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) Surveys through the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies

In response to the Strategic and Academic Plans which highlight the University’s commitment to addressing the interrelated dimensions of sustainability, including environmental, economic and social/cultural sustainability, the University is currently in the process of conducting a survey that will gather information for a Sustainability Tracking and Rating System or STARS rating: a transparent, self-reporting framework that helps universities and colleges measure their sustainability performance. More than 600 institutions worldwide have participated in STARS, which examines the entire scope of a higher education institution, from its curriculum and research, engagement and operations to its planning and administration.

The STARS reporting process will help the University to:
  • Identify areas where it is doing well in and opportunities for further development and attention;
  • Develop new resources to enable internal and external stakeholders to easily find and connect with programs, courses, research and people that promote sustainability;
  • Better understand how sustainability relates to individual roles and disciplines;
  • Determine how campus sustainability efforts can best be coordinated as a comprehensive strategy and engaging collaborative effort.
  • To assist in the collection of academic related data, all students and teaching and research staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities are being asked to set aside time to complete the STARS Data Collection Form.
The form will be open until Monday, September 29, 2014, but your earliest response would be appreciated.
There is a hyperlink to the STARS Data Collection Form

The data will be collated and included into Lakehead’s inaugural STARS report due for completion later this year. The university community will be notified when the report is completed via internal communication channels (e.g. Communications Bulletin), and the report will be posted and publicly available on the University’s and STARS’ websites.

The contact person and facilitator for the survey is Brett Sharman in the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies.
 
6. Assistant Dean’s Report

Assistant Dean’s Report – Dr. Batia Stolar
Dr. Jobin-Bevans and I met with the Office of Recruitment to discuss strategies for making our Faculty – on both campuses – a desirable destination for incoming students. The Office of Recruitment welcomes our Faculty’s input on how to best represent and market our individual units to potential students. If you have any suggestions, or a specific message you would like the Office of Recruitment to pass on to students interested in your programs, please contact me.

The brochure for our Faculty is in the last stages of copy-editing. This version is designed for domestic students. We have begun working on translating and adapting the brochure for international students.
I am currently working on preparing documents to facilitate faculty and student exchanges with Dalian University in China, which include Letters of Understanding for faculty exchanges and materials to support conversations about program requirements.

As the Dean was at our Orillia campus during student orientation, I led our Faculty’s orientation on our Thunder Bay campus. As was done in previous years, our students met as a group before heading off to their programs’ orientation sessions. All students from across the university then gathered for a parade to the Hangar for a Welcome Commencement ceremony.

I’m continuing the work already begun for our Speaker’s Series.  Our first sponsored talk of this academic year is “Conversations with Walking with Our Sisters,” which is part of a series of events put together by the members of the WWOS National Collective. The talk will be held on September 19, at 7:00 pm, at the Shuniah Lecture Theatre, at Confederation College. The exhibit opens on the 19th at noon at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and the first event, “Teach-In: Unpacking Settler Colonialism,” takes place on Sept. 12, from 7-10, at UC 1017. Profs. K. Burnett of Indigenous Learning and L. Chambers of Women’s Studies have been working with members of the WWOS National Collective on these series of events, which take place between September 12 and October 24.

We met with the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in Thunder Bay to discuss other possible collaborations that synchronize our speakers and their exhibits and events.  We continue to work on the Speaker’s Series to be held on both campuses. 
 
7. Departmental/School Reports

English
It was moved by B. Stolar and G. Colton that Dr. J. Roth be appointed Internal Adjunct of the Department of English for a four-year term commencing July 1, 2014.
Carried.

Philosophy
It was decided that the calendar changes for Philosophy would be tabled at our next Council meeting on October 3, 2014 as the supporting documentation had not been provided.

8. Other Business
STARS - Sustainability Tracking and Rating System

D. Jobin-Bevans presented an outline of the STARS survey.  A lengthy discussion followed that generated such questions as; why are we doing this; will it make our university a better place; what were the results of the first survey.  The deadline to take part in the survey is Monday, September 29, 2014.
 
 9. Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm, moved by B. Vernier and B. Parker.
Carried.

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus
  • B. Parker
  • T. Puddephatt
  • T. Dufresne
  • J. Rosenthal
  • R. Koster
  • I. Lemée
  • M. Shilliday
  • B. Vernier
  • B. Stolar
  • D. Ivison
  • G. Colton
  • R. Martin
  • J. Roth
  • R. Robson
  • Dean Jobin-Bevans
Orillia Campus
  • A. den Otter
  • D. West
  • L. Fiddick
  • C. Fogel
  • M. Stevenson
  • C. Lousley

REGRETS

  • D. McPherson
  • M. Beaulieu

Faculty Meeting Friday, September 12, 2014

Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 5035/OA 3041
Agenda: 
  1. Approval of Agenda.
  2. Secret Ballot - Election of Chair of Faculty Council
  3. Approval of the June 26, 2014 Minutes.   
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes.
  5. Introduction of New Colleagues.
  6. Registrar’s Report.
  7. Dean’s Report.
  8. Assistant Dean's Report.
  9. Departmental/School Reports.
    1. English - Renewal of Dr. J. Roth as Adjunct Professor of English - Recommendation Memo.
    2. Philosophy - Calendar Changes. Discontinued Courses (2014-SOC-4295); New Courses        (2014-SOC-4297); New Version Degrees (2014-SOC-4299).
  10. Other Business.
    1.  i)  STARS
Minutes: 

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
June 26th, 2014

Approved

A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5021/OA 2020.

1. Approval of Agenda

It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by R. Koster that the agenda be approved.

2. Approval of the Minutes

It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by D. West that the minutes of April 22nd, 2014 be approved.

Carried.

3. Business Arising from Minutes

None.

4. Registrar’s Report

None.

5. Dean's Report for Faculty Council 

Dean’s Report June 26th, 2014

  1. I want to welcome the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies into the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  2. Telepresence Room.  The room is being used for beta testing this year.  Andrea Taristano wants to offer four or five courses using that technology this year.  If you are interested, you can contact her to let her know.  She is looking for a diversity of offerings that includes both campuses.  Convocation.  Teaching will be the priority in terms of utilization of the room, but it can be booked for meetings.  For the rest of the summer, bookings should be done through Scheduling.  
  3. I want to thank those of you who attended convocation this year.  I also want to commend Dean on the job he did as name reader.  
  4. Andrea Taristano came to Deans’ Council yesterday at our request to talk about the changes that are going to be made to the OUF display.  The deans conveyed to her our dissatisfaction with the current organization of it.  She said that one of the changes will be to integrate Orillia and Thunder Bay.  We also requested that she find a way to identify areas of the display by Faculty so that it is easier for students to find the right person to whom to speak.  She is going to work with the company to try to make that happen.
  5. China.  Dean and Beatrice and I had a very productive trip to China.  We had some excellent meetings with staff and students at the high schools, and anticipate another trip in the fall to continue to build those relationships.  We are also in the process of developing an MOU with the Dalian Foreign Language University.  We are looking at three facets of the MOU.  The first is faculty exchanges, second, student exchanges, and the third is an agreement that would see students from there complete their 3-year degree there, then come here to do the honours year and then enter a graduate program.  Dean and I have initiated discussions with Doug about this, since English is the most obvious fit for their program offerings, but I think Sociology and History could also work, and we will be exploring those as well.  We are also looking at a credit transfer agreement to create a pathway for their French language students to enter our French program—possibly a 2 plus 2.
  6. At the last meeting I talked about the possibility of a budget cut.  I can report now that our Faculty did not receive a cut.  There was clearly recognition that our budget is inadequate to allow us to deliver our basic curriculum.  We also avoided a tax on our carry-forward for the same reason.  Although I’m happy I was successful in getting those mitigating factors in place, Dean will need to continue to work to get our budget adjusted to reflect our need.
  7. Finally, I want to say how delighted I am that Dean will be taking on the role of Acting Dean.  I know he will do a splendid job.

6. Assistant Dean’s Update

D. Jobin-Bevans reported that the faculty brochure have been sent to each Chair/Director for review.  
He also reported that our web pages will be changing to reflect the new branding and that there are still some that are outstanding, including the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities home page.  
D. Jobin-Bevans gave an update on the Social Sciences and Humanities “Speaker Series” for fall 2014.  We now have one event booked and are currently looking for two more speakers.
With regard to Advancement, there was a long list of departmental requests that has now been presented to the Vice-Provost (Academic) and to the Vice-President (External).  It was mentioned that some departments might find it easier to fundraise for items they would like.  Discussions and planning will take place over the next six months.

7. Orillia Report

L. Fiddick reported that he is working on a response to the program review.  He is also working on updating the academic plan.  J. Jarman has been hired to replace P. Carr.  C. Lousley has received an Inside Development Grant.

8. Other Business

D. McPherson stated his concern with regard to the online course evaluations.  He said that responses were low and that he had received evaluations meant for other professors.  There was a lengthy discussion as to the fact that the data might be compromised and how it may affect the processes in the collective agreement such at PTR and Merit.
 

9. Adjournment

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

ATTENDANCE

Thunder Bay Campus
  • P. Cain
  • R. Koster
  • D. McPherson
  • G. Siddall
  • C. Southcott
  • D. Ivison
  • D. Jobin-Bevans
  • R. Martin
  • R. Berg
Orillia Campus
  • D. West
  • M. Stevenson
  • C. Lousley
  • C. Fogel
  • L. Fiddick

REGRETS

  • A. den Otter
  • L. Chambers
  • I. Lemée
  • B. Vernier
  • A. Carastathis

Faculty Meeting Monday, January 13, 2014

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
Date:        January 13th, 2014
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, JANUARY 13, 2014 FROM 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM IN ATAC 3004.


AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

  1.    Approval of Agenda.

  2.    Secret Ballot - Election of Acting Chair of Faculty Council.

  3.    Approval of the December 11th, 2013 Minutes.   
 
  4.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

  7.  Faculty-based Funding Projects.

  8.    Departmental/School Reports.

     i)  English - Calendar Change - New Version of ENGL 2901 - 2013-SOC-2954.

    ii)  Languages - Calendar Change - Change Lab Descriptions - 2013-SOC-2951; Program-HBA.PHILFREN Changes -
                              2013-SOC-2990.
 
   iii) Outdoor Recreation - Calendar Changes - OUTD 1010 and OUTD 1150 - 2014-SOC-3010; OUTD 1910/1010 -
           2014-SOC-3011.
 
   iv) Philosophy - Calendar Change - New Course; New Version - 2014-SOC-3005.
 
    v) Sociology - Proposal Brief - BA and HBA Sociology at Orillia Campus.
 
   vi) Visual Arts - Calendar Change - Discontinued Course - 2014-SOC-3004; New Course - 2014-SOC-3003.
 
 vii) BA General - Proposed New Program - BA/BEd (General Program) P/J 2014-2015;  BA/BEd (General Program) P/J
2015-2016.
 
  9.    Orillia Report.         
              i)  HBASc College Pathways Program - 2013-ORI-2971;  BASc College Pathways Program - 2013-ORI-2972;
                  General Arts - Proposal for General BA College Transfer Pathway.

 10.    Other Business.

11.    Adjournment.    

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 December 11th, 2013


Appointment of Acting Chair

P. Cain was appointed as Acting Chair of Faculty Council for this meeting.


Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am in ATAC Board Room 5035.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by R. Berg that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by L. Chambers that the minutes of November 14, 2013 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Notes

1.  R. Berg raised questions about Motions Two and Three of the minutes from November 14.  A short discussion followed.


4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

December 11, 2013

1.
Research and Innovation Week.  You should all have received an email this week inviting you to participate in the faculty research day.  SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR have all been combined into one day.  There is also a day being dedicated to undergraduate research.

2.
Hiring.  I want to thank you all for the requests you submitted, which were detailed and persuasive.  I think we have made a very strong case for positions.  First round of decisions about hiring will be made in December.
3.
AODA Training.   Chairs and Director need to ensure that all faculty and staff complete this training by December 15, 2013.  You need to provide Ursula MacDonald copies of the certificates by that date.  Chairs and Director need to provide me with a copy of their certificates.

4.
The Office of External Relations will be consulting with deans to determine faculty-based funding projects as the University is in the early days of planning for a future capital campaign. While there is a great deal of work still to be done before a campaign can be launched, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities has been approached to provide potential campaign projects and priorities.  These could be bursaries, scholarships, funds for student exchanges, durable items.  Requests for new buildings will not be considered.  I will be asking chairs to provide me with a list of funding priorities in the new year.

5.
I am planning for a chairs' retreat, probably during Reading Week.  The Office of External Relations needs to have, in addition to our funding priorities, a brief overview of who we are as a Faculty--they would like a vision and mission statement.  One of our tasks, then, at this retreat will be to develop these statements.  

6.
Lecture Series in the winter term.  Dean and I will be looking for people interested in giving a talk at one of the public libraries.  This is a great way to share our work with the public, and provides an opportunity for knowledge mobilization.  Rob Robson recently gave a talk, and I would like to see us doing this on a regular basis.  Dean will be in touch in January to solicit volunteers.

7.
I attended the annual SSHRC Leaders meeting last week.  There was much discussion about the new program architecture.  Leaders noted that there were fewer people getting grants, because the grants were larger (can now get a grant for a five-year period).  Also noted the difficulties for international and community partners in completing applications.  The issue of 4A status was also addressed--more people getting this every year, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for universities to know how to manage

6.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  History

It was moved by P. Das and seconded by L. Chambers that the calendar changes for History, (History Prerequisite Update), be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2716).

                                                                              Carried.

ii)  Languages

It was moved by B. Vernier-Larochette and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Languages, (Certificates in French Proficiency) be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2950)
 
                                                                             Carried.

7.
Orillia Report

A. den Otter announced that she will be the Acting Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies until the formation of a new department takes place.
A. den Otter reported that she had been working on the proposal for the General BA College Transfer pathway.  She mentioned that there were three projects:  BA General, HBA Arts and Science, and the BA Arts and Science.   The Chairs will be asked to review the course outlines.  Also, a committee will be needed to identify the areas of specialization.  She mentioned that Admissions was on board as well.  The Chairs will be asked to review everything before it is listed on the website.


8.
Other Business

None.

9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 am, moved by L. Chambers and P. Das.
                            
                             Carried.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

P. Cain
P. Das
B. Vernier-Larochette
L. Chambers
R. Martin
G. Siddall
R. Berg

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
S.S. Islam

REGRETS

R. Koster
D. Jobin-Bevans
A. Carastathis
S.D. Stone
M. Beaulieu
D. Ivison
T. Kaiser

 

Faculty Meeting Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:30pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:        February 26th, 2014
 
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 on:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2014 FROM 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM IN ATAC 3004/OA 3041.


Presentation:   First Year Seminars

  Dr. Craig McKinnon - Assistant Dean, (Undergraduate Initiatives)
                                       Science and Environmental Studies            


AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the January 13th, 2014 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.

     i)  Languages - Calendar Changes - New Versions - Oral French I and Oral French II
                       (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3076)

     ii) Visual Arts - Calendar Change - New Version - Introduction to Figure Drawing
                         (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3056)

    iii) Women's Studies - Clarification of List of Core Courses
    
 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.

 9.    Adjournment.    

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 January 13th, 2014


Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by A. Carastathis that the agenda be approved.
 
2.
Secret Ballot - Election of Acting Chair of Faculty Council

A secret ballot was held and Dr. Patrick Cain was elected as Acting Chair of Faculty Council.
                                                                           
3.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by R. Martin that the minutes of December 11th, 2013 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Notes

1.  R. Berg raised questions about Motions Two and Three regarding Orillia specialization.  A short discussion followed.


4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

January 13, 2014

1.    There are a number of issues on which I would like to get your feedback:
€    Role of the Dean of Graduate Studies
€    PTR process
€    Merit process
2.    Telepresence room is now finished.  28-seat capacity.  Room in Orillia will be finished at end of January.  No process yet in place for requests for using the room.
3.    SMA
4.    Hiring--no word yet of requests for replacement positions.  Should be hearing very shortly.
5.    Lecture Series
6.    Research and Innovation Week
7.    Chairs' Retreat

7.
Faculty-based Funding Projects

D. Jobin-Bevans gave an update on his work with the Philanthropy Team.  He is in the process of collecting information from the Deans in preparation for the Capitol Campaign. He also outlined the process and gave suggestions as to what each faculty and department/school should do to enhance their involvement.  A short discussion followed.


8.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  English

It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by I. Lemee that the calendar changes for English, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2954).

                                                                              Carried.
ii)  Languages

It was moved by I. Lemee and seconded by R. Berg that the calendar changes for Languages, Change Lab Descriptions, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2951).
 
                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by I. Lemee and seconded by R. Koster that the calendar changes for Languages, Program-HBA.PHILFREN Changes, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2013-SOC-2990).

                                                                             Carried.

iii) Outdoor Recreation

It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by R. Martin that the calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation, OUTD 1010 and OUTD 1150, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3010).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by R. Koster and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the calendar changes for Outdoor Recreation, OUTD 1930/1010, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3011).

                                                                             Carried.

iv)  Philosophy

It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by I. Lemee that the calendar changes for Philosophy, New Course - New Version 2611, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3004).
                                                                             Carried.

 v)  Sociology

It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by R. Berg that the Proposal Brief - BA and HBA Sociology at Orillia Campus, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3004).                             
                                               Carried.
vi)  Visual Arts

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the calendar changes for Visual Arts, Discontinued Course, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3004).

                                                                             Carried.

It was moved by R. Martin and seconded by D. Jobin-Bevans that the calendar changes for Visual Arts, New Course, be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3060).

                                                                             Carried.


vii)  Education

It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by R. Berg that the BA/Bed (General Program) P/J 2014/2015 and the BA/Bed (General Program) P/J 2015/2016 be approved.

                                                                             Carried.

vii)  It was moved by G. Siddall and seconded by R. Berg that the BA/Bed (General Program) P/J 2014/2015 and the BA/Bed (General Program) P/J 2015/2016 be approved.

                                                                             Carried.

7.
Orillia Report

L. Fiddick was introduced as the new Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies.  
A. den Otter presented the new General Program BA College Transfer Pathway.  She also mentioned that there was a review committee struck to review the transfer courses.  G. Siddall stated that we were a leader in the province for transfer students, and that the quality of education was quite high.  A lengthy discussion followed.

It was moved by A. den Otter and seconded by D. Ivison that the proposal for the General Program BA College Transfer Pathway be approved.

                                                                             Carried.


8.
Other Business

None.

9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm, moved by R. Koster and I. Lemee.
                            
                             Carried.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

P. Cain
R. Maundrell
D. Jobin-Bevans
R. Koster
A. Carastathis
R. Martin
D. Ivison
I. Lem©e
R. Berg
D. McPherson
S.D. Stone


Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
S.S. Islam
P. Carr
L. Fiddick
C. Fogel

REGRETS

G. Colton
R. Harpelle

 

Faculty Meeting Friday, March 21, 2014

Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:        Friday, March 21st, 2014
 
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 21st, 2014 FROM 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM IN ATAC 3004/OA 3041.
 
Presentation:   Frances Harding - Branding Presentation
 
______________________________________________________________________________
 
AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the February 26th, 2014 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

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

 6.   Assistant Dean Update.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
        i)  English - Renewal of Internal Adjunct Professor - Dr. P. Allingham - Supporting Memo.
       ii) Visual Arts - Calendar Change -  New Version - Introduction to Figure Drawing - (Tracking Number 2014-SOC-3056).
       iii)  Women's Studies - New Degree - MED - Education for Change (Specialization in Women's Studies) - (Tracking Number 2014-EDU-3107)
 
 8.    Orillia Report.  
 
 9.    Other Business.  
 
10.    Adjournment.      
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES
 February 26, 2014


Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, February 26th, 2014 at 1:30 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004.


Special Presentation

Dr. Craig McKinnon, Assistant Dean, (Undergraduate Initiatives), Science and Environmental Studies, gave a presentation on first year seminars.


1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by P. Cain and seconded by L. Chambers that the agenda be approved as amended.
 

2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by A. den Otter that the minutes of January 13th, 2014 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Departmental/School Reports

i)  Visual Arts

P. Cain stated that the calendar changes for Visual Arts would be deferred to the next Faculty Council meeting as no one from Visual Arts was able to attend today's meeting.

ii)  Women's Studies

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Ivison that the clarification list for core courses for Women's Studies be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

4.
Business Arising from Notes

G. Siddall stated that she had received comments from a few people with regard to PTR, Merit and the role of the Dean of Graduate Studies.  She encouraged others to respond if they wished to.


5.
Registrar's Report

None.


6.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Dean's Report February 26, 2014
1.    Had a very productive chairs' retreat last week, focusing on recruitment and on Faculty-based philanthropy.  We made some great progress towards defining who we are as a Faculty right now, what our values are and what our vision is.  Dean is working on summarizing the work we did, and we will be circulating that to chairs once it is done, and will be talking about next steps.

2.    Acting Dean.  Post has now gone out with regard to appointing an Acting Dean while I am on leave next year.  Deadline for applications is March 17th.  

3.    Hiring--there were 5 vacancies in our Faculty this year, and we received replacements in the form of 9-month term appointments for three of those.  Strategic hiring decisions have not yet been made.

4.    Joseph Boyden is going to be speaking as part of Research and Innovation Week next Wednesday.  Please encourage colleagues and students to come to that.  I'll be forwarding a digital poster very shortly that you can distribute.

5.    There is going to be another call for proposals to the Strategic Initiative Fund.  This time they will be around theme areas--possibly distance education and telepresence.  Other kinds of proposals will still be entertained.   

6.    Recent CBC news report on plagiarism at universities--suggests that are not being vigilant enough in dealing with it.  I think we are doing a fairly good job in our Faculty, but I would remind you as we come to the end of the year to be sure to let me know if you are handling a case informally, and to be sure to make a formal report of any serious cases that should be handled under the policy.

7.    Update on speakers series and undergraduate research day from Assistant Dean.


7.
Orillia Report

None.


8.
Other Business

None.



9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm, moved by J. Jarman and B. Vernier-Larochette.
    
                             Carried.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

P. Cain
G. Siddall
B. Vernier
S.D. Stone
L. Chambers
D. Jobin-Bevans
D. Ivison
J. Jarman

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson

REGRETS

G. Colton
R. Harpelle
R. Koster
R. Martin
S. Shahsahabi
N. Verrelli
A. Carastathis
I. Lemee

 

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