Faculty Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 3004/OA 3041
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM

Date:        Tuesday, April 22nd, 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:

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2014 from 10:00 AM to NOON IN ATAC 3004/OA 3041


AGENDA
___________________________________________________________________________

Presentations:

1.    Postponed:  Research Integrity Framework:  Anne Klymenko, Director, Office of Research Services

2.    Web Pages:  Tove Tronslien, Manager Web Development Services

___________________________________________________________________________

1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the March 22nd, 2014 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
        Continuation Codes - Jennifer Liscomb - Academic Advisor, Enrolment Services
 
 5.    Dean's Report.
 
 6.    Assistant Dean's Update.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
        Political Science - Appointment of Internal Adjunct Professor - Dr. Jason Blahuta (Department of Philosophy)
        - Supporting memo.
    
 8.    Orillia Report.

 9.    Other Business.

10.    Adjournment.    

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL MINUTES

 March 21st, 2014


Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.


Special Presentation

Frances Harding, Marketing Support Manager, External Relations, gave a presentation on the new branding.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by S. Stone 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 S.D. Stone that the minutes of March 21st, 2014 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Departmental/School Reports

 i) It was moved by D. Ivison and L. Chambers that Dr. P. Allingham be renewed as Internal Adjunct of the Department of English for a four-year term.
 
                                                                             Carried.
ii)  Visual Arts

It was moved by R. Martin and G. Colton that the calendar change for Visual Arts, a new version of 1170, be approved. (Tracking Number 3056).

iii)  Women's Studies

It was moved by L. Chambers and seconded by D. Ivison that the MED - Education for Change, (Specialization in Women's Studies), be approved.  (Tracking Number 2014-EDU-3107).
 
                                                                             Carried.

4.
Business Arising from Minutes

None.

5.
Registrar's Report

C. O'Connor stated that the degree audits will be ready the week of April 22nd and must be submitted to Enrolment Services on May 7th.  Convocation dates this year are May 30th and 31st in Thunder Bay, and June 7th in Orillia.  It was stated that every year the dates for Congress coincide for with our convocation.  C. O'Connor said that in 2016/2017, convocation would take place one week later.  There was a short discussion about a possible study break in October; however, that would extend the time in December.

6.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Dean's Report March 21st, 2014

1.  Follow-up to chairs' retreat--I have now asked all chairs to submit formally their top
     priorities for philanthropic projects.  Deadline is April 1.  

2.  Acting Dean.  Deadline for applications has now passed.  The committee will be
    meeting next week to review the applications.  

3.  Convocation.  Please attend at least one convocation ceremony if you can. It means
    a great deal to our students to see their professors there.  

4.  Update on Orillia.  I went with Andy last week to Orillia to meet with faculty and
    staff there to talk about the details of IS joining our Faculty.  It was very
    productive.  New appointment letters are being prepared; the change will become
    official as of May 1.

5.  Joseph Boyden gave a talk during Research and Innovation week, and it was a
    tremendous success.  Close to 600 people came out to the event, many of which
    were from the community.  The day after his talk, while he was still in Thunder Bay,
    The Orenda was announced as the winner of Canada Reads.  We are already looking
    at a possible speakers for next year.  If you have someone in mind, let me know.

7.
Assistant Dean's Update

1.    D. Jobin-Bevans gave a review on Research and Innovation Week.  The focus this year was on undergraduate research.  He suggested it might be a good idea to monitor students this year for next year's event.  This could also be used at a tool for retention.

2.    D. Jobin-Bevans stated that the view book for our Faculty was almost ready.

3.    It was suggested that there should be a format in place for next year's Social Sciences and Humanities speaker series.  A discussion followed and it was decided that there should be a plan in place for September with the poster for the coming year completed.

4.    The first draft of the Faculty-Based Research report has been completed.


8.
Orillia Report

L. Fiddick reported that he had concerns about budget, etc.  He also said that it was good to talk to G. Siddall and that most things were being "put off" until after the re-organization.


9.
Other Business

1.  Student Concerns.

B. Vernier stated her concerns about comments being received from students on exams and in emails.  L. Chambers made reference to the Code of Student Behaviour on course outlines which states what is appropriate and what is not.  

2.  Education Calendar Changes.

S.D. Stone wanted to know if the Education calendar changes would be coming to Faculty Council for approval.  It was stated that they will be approved in Navigator only.


10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm, moved by S.D. Stone and D. McPherson.
    
                             Carried.

ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

P. Cain
G. Siddall
B. Vernier
S.D. Stone
L. Chambers
D. Jobin-Bevans
D. Ivison
G. Colton
D. McPherson
R. Martin
I. Lem©e

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
L. Fiddick


REGRETS

R. Koster
S. Islam
S. Shahsahabi

Faculty Meeting Thursday, June 26, 2014

Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Location: 
ATAC 5041/OA 2020
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM

Date:        Thursday, June 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 Faculty Council on:

THURSDAY, JUNE 26th, 2014 FROM 10:00 AM to NOON IN ATAC 5041/OA 2020.


AGENDA
_______________________________________________________________________________


1.    Approval of Agenda.

 2.    Approval of the April 22nd, 2014 Minutes.   
 
 3.    Business Arising from the Minutes.

 4.    Registrar's Report.
 
 5.    Dean's Report.
 
 6.    Assistant Dean's Update.

 7.    Departmental/School Reports.
    
 8.    Orillia Report.

 9.    Other Business.
        Online Student Evaluation of Teaching - D. McPherson

10.    Adjournment.    

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
MINUTES
 April 22nd, 2014


Approved
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004/OA 3041.

Special Presentations

A. Klymenko and T. Tronslien were not available for their presentations.  They will be re-scheduled for our next meeting in June, 2014.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by L. Chambers that the agenda be approved.
 
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. Jobin-Bevans and seconded by S.D. Stone that the minutes of March 21st, 2014 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

3.
Business Arising from Minutes

None.

4.
Registrar's Report

J. Liscomb gave a report on continuation codes and the timelines for submission.  She discussed the definitions of each continuation code and reviewed the process of contacting the students.  She also mentioned that the degree audits will be out soon. 


5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Dean's Report April 22nd, 2014

1.    Philanthropy information must be submitted today.

2.    A recommendation for Acting Dean has gone to the Provost for approval.

3.    Convocation will take place on May in Thunder Bay and on June 7 in Orillia.  I will be
       attending both graduations.  The Assistant Dean will be attending all ceremonies in
       his role of name reader.

4.    The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies will officially become part of the
       Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities effective May 1, 2014.  Letters have gone
       out to all faculty members.

5.    I will be going to China in May.  Dr. D. Jobin-Bevans and Dr. Beatrice Vernier will be
      accompanying me as well.  Our focus will be on transfer agreements and
      student/faculty exchanges.

6.    I have no information on the budget; however, there may be cuts.  I will be meeting
      with Moira and Rita for further updates.

6.
Assistant Dean's Update

D. Jobin-Bevans gave a brief update on the Faculty brochures.  He also provided an update
with regard to our speaker series.  The first one, "Walk with our Sisters," will take place in
the fall.

7.
Departmental/School Reports

Political Science

i) It was moved by S.S. Islam and L. Chambers that Dr. Jason Blahuta be appointed Internal Adjunct of the Department of Political Science for a four-year term commencing July 1, 2014.
 
                                                                             Carried.
8.
Orillia Report

A. den Otter stated that they had a departmental meeting to discuss the ConEd changes.  They were not keen on the changes as there were more requirements at the first year now and it was felt that students needed more chances to explore courses.  The restrictions were not good and reduced the options.  All the Education courses were in the first three years and not in the fourth.  A brief discussion followed.

9.
Other Business

1.  Faculty Council Meeting.

It was decided that there would be another Faculty Council meeting in June.  D. Jobin-Bevans mentioned it would be a good time to have a discussion about the brochure for SS&H as well as our web pages.

2.  Requirements for Indigenous Learning Course Content.

R. Berg stated that now that Senate has passed the motion that requirements for courses to have 50% Indigenous Learning content in a half course, we need to take action on this.  In the discussion that followed, there were concerns about not having enough instructors to cover any additional courses, funding issues, and who would monitor the actual course content.  It was stated that some departments would modify existing courses while others may chose to create new ones.  G. Siddall stated that if anyone had particular concerns to contact her directly.

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:30 am, moved by R. Berg and S.D. Stone.
   
                             Carried.




ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

B. Vernier
I. Lem©e
S.D. Stone
D. Ivison
D. Jobin-Bevans
L. Chambers
R. Koster
R. Berg
P. Cain
G. Siddall

Orillia Campus

A. den Otter
M. Stevenson
S. Islam

REGRETS

None

Faculty Meeting Friday, April 11, 2008

Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
Subject:        COUNCIL MEETING                                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008 AT 9:00 A.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
 
                                                AGENDA  
1.       Approval of Agenda.
 
2.       Gwen Wojda Report
 
3.       Approval of the March Minutes.   
 
4.       Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
5.       Registrar's Report. (doc. A)
 
6.       Dean's Report.
 
7.       Departmental Reports.
i)
English - Calendar Changes (doc. 1)
ii)
Philosophy - Internal Adjunct Professor - Dr. C. Sacchetti-Dufresne
iii)
Sociology - Calendar Changes (doc. 2)
iv)
Women's Studies - Calendar Changes (doc. 3, doc. 4)
 
8.       Other Business.
 
9.       Adjournment.
 
 
_________________________________
VICTOR SMITH
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008
 
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
V. Smith welcomed Orillia colleagues and then called the meeting to order.
 
1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by H. Smith and seconded by G. Hayman that the agenda be approved with the following change:
 
.delete item 4.  Registrar's Report
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
2. 
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by S.D. Stone and seconded by J. Leggatt that the minutes of February 14th be approved. 
 
                                                                                     Carried.
 
                                                                                   
3.
Business Arising from the Minutes
 
i)
Modular Degrees
 
H. Smith noted that Gerontology has expressed interest in participating with SS&H in the modular degree motion.  They hoped that they were still in time and have asked for contact information.
 
T. Dunk explained that currently there is a hold up due to the format of the required Senate form for calendar changes.  The Vice-President (Academic) is trying to resolve this with the Secretary of Senate.
 
ii)
Outdoor Parks, Recreation and Tourism
 
T. Dunk asked that a motion be brought forward to address current restructuring plans and the proposal to include Outdoor Parks, Recreation and Tourism in the Faculty.
 
It was moved by H. Smith and seconded by J. Leggatt that Council approve the joining of the Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
 
                                                                                 Carried Unanimously.
 
iii)
SUSC Request for Information
 
A discussion followed with regard to the calendar changes and the SUSC request to departments for information on course offerings.  Rhonda Koster can be contacted to assist with the ORPT template for departments who may wish to adopt it.  The template was used as an example in the hopes that it would encourage a standardized presentation of information forwarded to SUSC.  However, it is not mandatory to use the template. 
 
It was noted that the wording of the Academic Plan directs the Vice-President (Academic) to make this request to SUSC.  However, it is unclear what will happen when the final SUSC report is received by Senate.
 
4.
Dean's Report
 
i)
Thank You.
 
Thanks to all who participated in the Research and Innovation week and helped Dean Jobin-Bevans with the display area.  It was a successful event and will be ongoing next year.
 
ii)
Research Chairs
 
T. Dunk acknowledged the major accomplishment of Dr. Lori Chambers and Dr. Todd Dufresne who were successful in the university-wide competition for Research Chairs.  Both are outstanding scholars and researchers. 
 
iii)
Last Week of Classes - Reminder
 
No exams should be given during the last week of classes.
 
iv)
PTR
 
The balloting process is underway in the Departments of Philosophy, Sociology and Women's Studies for promotion to full professor.
 
 
v)
Course Evaluations
 
Course evaluations will commence the week of March 24th.  Gina McNally and Judy Vogrig can be contacted for information.
 
vi)
Thank you
 
Thanks to chairs and department colleagues who have participated in calling applicants to the University.  The Admissions Department feels that this does make a difference.
 
vii)
Announcements
 
1.
Canadian Institute for Health Information
 
Professor Kevin Willison of Orillia encourages individuals to attend and participate in the seminar on March 28th sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.  Graduate students will be able to access quality data on a broad range of health services.  For information contact Professor Kevin Willison, Orillia, email address: kevin.willison@lakeheadu.ca. Lakehead University Communications has previously advertised this event.
 
2.
Leveraging Learning for Regional Development
 
Professor Seth Agboo of Education is organizing through Life Long Learning an international forum at Lakehead University on learning cities and regions which will include a series of speakers from all over the world.  All are encouraged to participate.
 
viii)
Budget
 
There is a budget short-fall projected of nine million dollars.  This will result in across-the-board cuts.  The Dean has met with the Vice-President (Academic).  Information such as class sizes, teaching loads and FCE ratios are being looked at to ensure that everyone is being fully utilized.  At this point nothing has been cut and our faculty currently is in a situation where not much can be cut from its operation.  In a week or so there should be a clearer idea of what will happen.  All faculties will have to deal with the current budget problem.  Other Ontario universities are also in this situation and have much worse scenarios. 
 
With regard to registration, the Vice-President (Academic) will be speaking to the Registrar and Scheduling to see if they can hold off on finalizing the course offerings and registration for next year until the budget situation is clearer.  The Thunder Bay campus is declining while the Orillia campus is growing with a budget surplus situation.
 
5.
Departmental Reports 
 
There were none.
 
6.
Any Other Business
 
There was none.
 
7.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m.
 
ATTENDANCE
Thunder Bay Campus
E. Auger
T. Dunk
G. Hayman
S. Islam
P. Jasen
J. Leggatt
D. McPherson
T. Puddephatt
B. Moazzami
V. Schonberger
H. Smith
V. Smith
S.D. Stone
 
Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
K. Willison
 
Regrets
G. Colton
K. Fedderson
A. Foshay
R. Harpelle
D. Jobin-Bevans
M. MacLean

Faculty Meeting Friday, April 26, 2013

Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Agenda: 
Meeting Cancelled.
 
Minutes: 

Faculty Meeting Friday, April 3, 2009

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

                                                                                                                                                Tel. (807)343-8167
                                                                                                                                                Tel. (807)343-8202
                                                                                                                                                Fax (807) 766-7155
MEMORANDUM
 
Date:              April 2, 2009
 
To:                  Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities 
      
From:             Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council
 
Subject:         COUNCIL MEETING             
                                                                                                                                               
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009 AT 10:30 AM TO NOON IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING). 
 
                                                            AGENDA  
 1.        Approval of Agenda.
 
 2.        Approval of the March Minutes.   
 
 3.        Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
 4.        Registrar's Report.
 
 5.        Dean's Report.
 
 6.        Departmental Reports.
            i)  English - Report on the M.A. Program
 
 7.        Orillia Report.
            i)  SSH Calendar Changes 2009
 
 8.        Other Business.
            ii) Honours Programs
 
 9.        Adjournment.           
 
________________________________
VICTOR SMITH, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
 
APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 3:30 pm in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by L. Paquette and seconded by G. Siddall that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
  
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by D. Ivison that the revised minutes for January 26, 2009 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
3.
Business Arising from Minutes
 
None.
 
5.
Registrar's Report
 
G. Siddall announced that M. Ryks-Szelekovszky was Acting Registrar.
 
 6.
Dean's Report
 
1.           Budget.  I have submitted my proposed budget cuts to the VP.  I did not propose the
        full 6% cut, and I have not yet had a response.  As soon as I know anything, I will
        let you all know. 
 
2.           Distinguished Instructor Award.  The deadline is the end of this month.  If you know
          of someone whom you think is deserving, either visit the IDC website to get the         nomination form, or let Sue know, and she will give you a nomination form.
 
3.           Strategic Plan.  Thanks to everyone who submitted their thoughts about the     plan.  Apparently there are significant revisions being made to the plan, and it will be     submitted at the April Senate meeting.
 
4.           Orillia Academic Plan.  Moira McPherson is going to meet with me, Andy Dean, Kim,    Alice, and John Smith to talk about how to handle the proposed new double majors,     so that we can make sure there is some consistency in how the process is handled,   and to ensure that it is as streamlined as possible for students.
 
5.           Course Evaluations. I'm looking into having them administered departmentally, rather than hiring people to do it.  It would save us $18,000.00.
 
6.           Graduate Faculty Membership.  Like to hear your feedback on the proposed new
          membership guidelines.
 
7.           Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Interesting panel       sessions on racism in hiring and on campus, and on expanding university's       conceptions of scholarly work--seeing other kinds of dissemination of       knowledge
          besides books and journal articles and valuable, and acknowledged as such in
          hiring, tenure and promotion, and grant applications.
 
7.
Departmental Reports
 
i)
Political Science - Request for Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by Dr. S. Islam and seconded by Dr. M. Beaulieu that the addition of an HBA (Pre-Law Major); the addition of Political Science 3xxx:  The Politics of Food in the North; and the addition of Political Science 4xxx:  Special Seminar on Law be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
ii)
Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism - Request for Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by B. Cuthbertson and seconded by H. Smith that the time requirements for Outdoor Recreation 3230 be changed and the course description and requirements for Outdoor Recreation 3410 be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
iii)
Northern Studies - Request for Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by M. Beaulieu and H. Smith that the requirements for the third year elective course requirements for the Honours BA (Northern Studies) be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
 
iv)
Women's Studies - Request for Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by H. Smith and P. Jasen that the new Honours BA in Women's Studies be added to the Concurrent Education Programs in A. Primary/Junior Specialization and B. Junior/Intermediate be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
8.
Research Week/Display
 
S. Viitala reported that the Social Sciences and Humanities display for Research Week was somewhat disappointing.  We were positioned under the stairs away from the mainstream traffic, and were blocked off from the main walkways by other vendor tables. 
9.
Orillia Report
 
A. Den Otter noted that Orillia has received some departmental resistance to the combined honours proposal.  To meet the growth enrolment targets, it is necessary to think creatively as to how to go about introducing majors to the Orillia campus.  It was mentioned again that the Deans and the Chair of SUSC will be meeting shortly to discuss this item.
 
 
10.
Other Business
 
i)
Honours Programs
 
This was postponed until next meeting.
 
ii)
CRC's
 
Questions were raised about CRC's and discussion followed.
 
11.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
 
 
 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus
B. Cuthbertson
S.D. Stone
G. Colton
R. Berg
B. Vernier-Larochette
P. Jasen
H. Smith
M. Beaulieu
J. Leggatt
M. Nisenholt
G. Siddall
V. Smith
S.S. Islam
J.M. Richardson
 
Orillia Campus
A. den Otter
 
REGRETS
A. Carastathis
A. Clarke
K. Holmes
R. Koster
M. MacLean
M. Robson
B. Stolar K. Williso
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Faculty Meeting Friday, December 16, 2011

Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
Date:      December 16, 2011
 
To:         Members, Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
       
From:    Victor Smith, Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 AT 10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM IN ATAC 5035.

                    AGENDA  

 1.    Approval of Agenda.

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

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

  6.    Departmental/School Reports.
     i) Political Science - Calendar Changes - Various
     ii) Music - Calendar Changes - Various - To be distributed
    iii) Visual Arts - Calendar Changes - Various
    iv) History - Calendar Changes - Various - To be distributed
    v) Sociology - Calendar Changes - New Third Year Course
    vi) Philosophy - Calendar Changes - New Course 

   7.    Orillia Report.

   8.    Other Business.

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

 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL

 October 4, 2011


APPROVED
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on October 4, 2011 at 9:30 am in the ATAC Board Room 5035.

Presentations:

Karen Chan - Student Health and Counselling Services

Kyla Reid - Research Facilitator

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

2.
Introduction of New Colleagues

Dr. Alain Takam was introduced as a new colleague in the Department of Languages.

3.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. McPherson and seconded by M. MacLean that the minutes of May 3, 2011, be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.

4.
Business Arising from Minutes

 i) Review BA General requirements:  Groups 1&2.
M. MacLean, D. Ivison, B. Vernier-Larochette will meet in advance of the next council meeting with B. Winter and H. Doyle.

5.
Registrar's Report

B. Winter stated that from now on enrolment and budgeting will be closely tied as per the goals set out in the draft academic plan.  She said we are up 80 full time students and 17 part time but cautioned that we might lose some enrolment before November 1 as usual.  Also, there has been a downturn in Concurrent Education. We need to review to see where the decline is.  Although there are fewer teaching jobs, the interest is still strong.  
The Registrar also indicated that she will be reviewing regulations related to getting more than one undergraduate degree by counting some of the same courses towards both degrees.

6.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

Report unavailable.

7.
Departmental/School Reports

i) Political Science

G. Siddall suggested that this go forward at our next Faculty Council meeting at there was no one from Political Science at the meeting.

ii) Sociology
 
It was moved by J. Jarman and seconded by D. McPherson that the calendar changes for Sociology be approved.
   
                                                                        Carried.

iii) Women's Studies

It was moved by J. Nicholas and seconded by D. Ivison that the calendar changes for Women's Studies be approved.


8.
Orillia Report

No report was available.

10.
Other Business
None.

10.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:30 am.

Dennis McPherson made a statement acknowledging all the upgrades in the Ryan Building.


 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

B. Vernier-Larochette
A. Takam
M. MacLean
D. McPherson
L. Chambers
J. Nicholas
J. Jarman

 ATTENDANCE - continued

D. Ivison
B. Winter
D. Jobin-Bevans

Orillia Campus



REGRETS

R. Berg
P. Jasen
R. Martin
T. Potter
S.D. Stone
V. Smith
P. Das


Faculty Meeting Friday, February 1, 2013

Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 3004
Agenda: 
MEMORANDUM
Date:        January 31, 2013

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

Subject:     COUNCIL MEETING         
                
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 AT 10:00 AM TO NOON IN ATAC 3004.

                    AGENDA  


 1.    Approval of Agenda.

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

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

 6.    Departmental/School Reports.
      
 7.    Orillia Report.

 8.    Other Business.
        i)  Definition of a Specialization.

 9.    Adjournment.    



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


Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 January 3, 2013


APPROVED
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:00 am in ATAC Board Room 3004.

Presentation

Ms. Karen Chan, Manager, Student Health and Counselling Services, made a short presentation.

1.
Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by J. Roth that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                             Carried.
2.
Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by M. Stevenson that the minutes of December 5, 2012, be approved as amended.
 
                                                                             Carried.
3.
Business Arising from Minutes

 None.

4.
Registrar's Report

None.

5.
Dean's Report for Faculty Council

G. Siddall reported that decisions regarding replacement positions will be made sooner than had been previously indicated.

6.
Departmental/School Reports


i)  Women's Studies

J. Roth brought forward amendments to four calendar changes that were passed at the December 5, 2012 Faculty Council meeting.  These were for informational purposes only.


7.
Orillia Report

M. Stevenson stated that K. Fedderson will be on leave for the next year, and that Dr. Herman van den Berg is the Acting Dean during his absence.
He also stated that they will be making changes to the Inquiry Program.  S. Kurissery will be contacting the Chairs/Director in the next couple of weeks with the changes.  

 8.
Other Business

D. McPherson inquired about whether there had been communication between the Dean of the Faculty of Law and the Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities about the two required courses offered by our Faculty.  G. Siddall stated that there have been no formal talks yet, but that she will follow up with L. Stuesser.

 9.
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 am, moved by J. Roth and D. McPherson.
                            
                             Carried.



 ATTENDANCE
 
Thunder Bay Campus

J. Roth
S.D. Stone
D. McPherson
B. Vernier
D. Ivison
R. Berg
G. Siddall
V. Smith

Orillia Campus

S.S. Islam
M. Stevenson

REGRETS

P. Carr
R. Koster
I. Lem©e

 

Faculty Meeting Friday, February 17, 2006

Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2006 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006 AT 1:30 P.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
                                                AGENDA  
1.       Approval of Agenda.
 
2.       Approval of the January 13th  Minutes   
 
3.       Business Arising from the Minutes.
         
4.       Dean's Report.
          i)    Strategic Research Plan  (doc. 1)  
                 http//vpresearch.lakeheadu.ca/
 
5.       Departmental  and Committee Reports.
          i          History - calendar changes (doc. 2)
          ii         Philosophy - calendar changes (doc. 3)
          iii        Political Science - calendar changes (doc. 4) 
          iv        Women's Studies - cross-listed course designations - P. Wakewich 
                     (doc. 5a and doc. 5b)
         
6.       Other Business.
          i          Affiliated Faculty Policy (doc. 6)
 
7.       Adjournment.
 
 
____________________________________
BRUCE STRANG
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
:jv
 
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2006
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
1.   Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by M. MacLean and seconded by J. Leggatt that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
2.   Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by J. Leggatt and G. Siddall that the Minutes of November 11th be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.                                                              
3.         Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
There was none.
 
4.         Dean's Report
 
i)          Fall Term Grade Submissions
 
This term the grading process was different.   Grades were to be verified before there was any release to students.  Marks were sent by e-mail from instructors to chairs and then on to the Registrar's office. Generally things worked well.  However, a minor problem occurred when the chair was also the instructor.  This will be rectified by the next round of grade submissions. The goal was to ensure that students received their grades before the holiday break so that decisions regarding their program could be made. 
 
Any issues with grade submissions should be brought forward to the Dean who will discuss them with the Enrolment Management Committee.
 
ii)         Cross-Listed Courses
 
Women's Studies will bring forward a proposal at the next Council meeting to eliminate cross-listed courses.  It is hoped that this can be put into place before the end of March. The major problems with cross-listed courses are:   determining who is actually responsible for them; where to send students; whether these courses are primary or secondary and how to count the course enrolment.  Women's Studies has taken on the task to forward a motion to eliminate cross-listed courses.  It is hoped that this will spark a debate at Senate.  This is not a controversial issue in our Faculty, but it may be so in other areas. 
 
iii)         Orillia
 
The grand opening in Orillia was attended by K. Fedderson, L. Hayes and L. Lovett-Doust.  Lakehead University was well received in Orillia and meetings have taken place with high school guidance counsellors, the Orillia city council as well as community members.  The grand opening saw 250 people participating and all were excited about the prospect of having a satellite of Lakehead University stationed in their Heritage Building.  As of January 11th, there have been 116 high school applicants and of those, 39 have indicated Lakehead as a first choice.   It is unlikely that there will be 250 students registered in the program. It is expected that there could be 150 applicants and AEC has based the Orillia budget on this figure. 
 
A SS&H Orillia Committee is being established.  To date, H. Smith and D. West have volunteered their services.  The Committee still needs one representative from the Humanities and another representative from the Social Sciences to sit on the Committee.  The term for the Committee is until September, 2006.  K. Fedderson requested that faculty interested in serving contact him. 
 
It is expected that the Orillia groups from SS&H and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies will form a Steering Committee for the Orillia initiative.  Requests for departmental participation should be forthcoming by the end of the month.  Departments will maintain total authority.  The number of Orillia secondments between the two faculties is four.   There is a tentative plan with regard to curriculum and staffing   A discussion followed.  It was noted that departments who have colleagues chosen to serve in Orillia will be guaranteed term appointments to replace them.  The length of the terms has not yet been finalized.
 
iv)        Budget  2006/07
 
AEC announced in the fall that it would not fund any full-time tenure track appointments. Instead, two-year term replacements would be put into place for those faculty members who resign or retire from the University.  Two such positions have been approved for the faculty--one in Psychology and the other in Visual Arts.  Certain areas within the faculty have critical needs for full-time replacement positions such as Psychology who offers a Ph.D. program.
 
A revised budget will be submitted to deal with staffing courses for next fall.  This budget will address both part-time staffing and enhancements to supplies consumables.  Preliminary requests from chairs have been placed on a spread sheet and will be sent to the Vice-President (Academic) along with a written justification.  Those who have not provided their input, need to do so today. There will be a meeting with the Vice-President (Academic) on Thursday of next week to discuss these requests.   
 
Previously, it was hoped that sessional money could be moved into the base budgets of departments. It was also hoped that that course costs up to $10 per student could be provided.  However, it is uncertain what will happen currently.  An update will be provided at the end of the month. 
 
vi)        Academic Plan
 
K. Fedderson thanked departments for submitting their academic plans.  These plans have been bound and forwarded to the Vice-President (Academic).  The Senate Academic Committee will now deal with the Academic Plan and discussions should be completed by the end of April.  The Academic Plan will play a critical role in determining whether or not academic units will receive additional positions.
 
v)         BA-HBA/BED Degree Proposal
 
The concurrent degree proposal will be brought forward for discussion at the Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee next Friday at 2:30 p.m.  It is important that all chairs whose departments offer concurrent degrees attend this meeting as this is a highly controversial issue.  Chairs are welcome at this meeting, even though they are not officially invited.  The Faculty of Education does not support this proposal and has threatened to withdraw all their concurrent programs.  However, there is still a lot of room to negotiate and discuss at SUSC.  K. Fedderson and the Dean of Education will meet prior to the SUSC meeting. 
 
K. Fedderson will send out a reader-friendly synopsis of the proposal to chairs.  The complete proposal can be found in the Faculty Council website under the September meeting (doc. 5).  Chairs will be notified of the room where SUSC will meet on Friday.
 
5.         Departmental Reports
 
V. Smith agreed to act as Council Chair while B. Strang spoke to the following motion.
 
i)          Calendar Changes - History Department
 
It was moved by B. Strang and seconded by H. Smith that the History calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
B. Strang resumed the role of Chair.
 
ii)         Calendar Changes - Music Department
 
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by H. Smith that the changes for proposal #1 be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
It was moved by A. Carastathis and seconded by S. Stone that the housekeeping changes for proposal #2 be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
iii)         Calendar Change - Native Access
 
Connie Hartviksen, the Interim Coordinator for Native Access, spoke to the proposed calendar changes.  She noted that changes were made to the wording so that they would be more acceptable to adult learners.  She also informed Council that there was an ongoing search for the Counsellor position in Native Access.
 
An ambiguity was noted with the title change from "Native Access" to "General Access".   A discussion followed.
 
It was moved by C. Hartviksen and seconded by E. Epp that the course titles General Access 1191 and General Access 1192 change to University Transition I and University Transition II to allow for specialistic changes to the course descriptions.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
iv)        Calendar Changes - Psychology Department
 
It was moved by G. Hayman and seconded by M. Wesner that the Psychology calendar changes as well as those replicated in the concurrent education programs be approved with the proviso that the Psychology concurrent changes are approved by the Faculty of Education
.
                                                                                    Carried.
 
v)         Calendar Changes - Sociology Department
 
a)         Proposal for a Ph.D. in Sociology
 
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by P. Wakewich that the proposal for a PhD in Sociology be approved in principal.
 
A lengthy discussion followed which led to the following three motions.
 
It was moved by R. Berg and seconded by S. Stone to call the question.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
                                                                                  (10 in favour,1 opposed).
 
It was moved by S. Stone and seconded by P. Wakewich that the proposal for a Ph.D. be approved in principal with the following changes:
 
p. 15   
"Admission"
 - 2nd sentence - delete "applicants without a graduate degree" and add "candidate with a degree".
 
p. 16 
 "Program Requirements:"
- 1st sentence - after "will take" delete "approximately" and add "at least".
 
p. 17
"Budgetary Implications"
- 1st sentence - delete "space" and add "capacity";
-2nd paragraph - 1st sentence - delete the apostrophe from "it's" and delete "every year".
                                                                                    Defeated.
                                                                                 (6 in favour, 8 opposed).
 
It was moved by T. Dunk and seconded by S. Stone that Council support the principal that the Sociology Department pursue a Ph.D. program
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
b)         Sociology Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by T. Dunk and seconded by S. Stone that the Sociology calendar changes be with the following changes:
 
i           inclusion of prerequisites for 3309 and 3401
ii           an addition noting "no budgetary implications."
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
6.         Adjunct Professors
 
It was moved by G. Hayman and seconded by H. Smith that Drs. Mary Donaghy, Steven Donaghy, Paul Johnston and Scott Sellick be approved as Adjunct Professors of Psychology for a three-year term.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
7.         Other Business
 
i           Faculty of Graduate Studies Council - Membership
 
K. Fedderson called for volunteers to serve on the newly formed Faculty of Graduate Studies Council.  He asked that nominations be sent to him by e-mail. 
 
8.         Adjournment.
 
The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
           
ATTENDANCE
 
R. Berg
T. Dunk
A. Den Otter
L. Di Matteo
E. Epp
G. Hayman
D. Ivison
D. Jobin-Bevans
K. Fedderson
C. Hartviksen
J. Leggatt
M. MacLean
G. Munro
A. Nabarra
C. Parkes
G. Siddall
H. Smith
V. Smith
B. Strang
B. Stolar
S.D. Stone
P. Wakewich
R. Warburton
M. Wesner
 
REGRETS
 
G. Colton
R. Farrell
 

Faculty Meeting Friday, January 12, 2007

Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2007 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
Subject:        COUNCIL MEETING                                
 
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007 AT 1:30 P.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
 
                                                AGENDA  
1.      
Approval of Agenda.
 
2.      
Approval of the November 24th Minutes.  
 
3.      
Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
4.
Report from the November Meeting of CFHSS - D. West
 
5.
Exploring Potential Involvement with the Food Security Research and Service Exchange Network  - C. Nelson & D. West, Co-directors; J. Henderson, M. Stadey, Community-Academic Liaison Staff
 
6.      
Dean's Report.
 
7.       
Adjunct Professors - Psychology Department - Dr. J. McAuliffe and Dr. M. Bedard
 
8.      
Departmental Reports.
i)
Music Calendar Changes (doc. 1)
 
9.      
Other Business.
 
10.      
Adjournment.
 
__________________________________
VICTOR SMITH
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
:jv
Minutes: 
 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2006
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, November 24, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
V. Smith called the meeting to order.
 
1.   Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by M. MacLean and seconded by M. Richardson that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
2.   Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by S.D. Stone and seconded by G. Hayman that the minutes of October 20th be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
                                                                                
3.  Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
i)
HBEd (Aboriginal Education)
 
GB Strang informed Council that at its last meeting, the Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee recommended the approval of the Education proposal in principal, but requested that it be changed from the HBEd to a four-year BEd.  The Dean of Education may bring the proposal to the floor of the next Senate meeting despite the SUSC recommendation.  A lengthy discussion resulted in the following motion:
 
It is moved by R. Robson and seconded by T. Dufresne that the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Council supports the desire to improve the current Education diploma, but expresses its concern with the Honours Bachelor of Education (Aboriginal Education) proposal, as it is based on insufficient consultation, will perpetuate the ghettoization of aboriginal education, and does not meet acceptable academic standards.
 
                                                                                Carried Unanimously.
 
4.  Dean's Report 
 
B. Strang reported.
 
i)         
Thanks
 
B. Strang noted that the PTR process was in good shape and thanked J. Vogrig for her assistance.
 
ii)
Library Funding
 
The Library foundation application for electronic journals has been successful and tenders can now go forward.  A. Deighton can be contacted for details.
 
iii)
Climate Survey
 
The results of the climate survey will soon be published.
 
iv)
Exchange Program
 
Dr. Panu, Associate Vice-President of Research, has announced that an international exchange program originally created for engineers has now become available to other Canadian university students.  Details can be found on the Research Office website.  Chairs are encouraged to recruit qualified students.  Names of interested students can be forwarded to J. Vogrig, G.B. Strang or Dr. Panu.
 
v)
Email System
 
S. Jafri, Director of TSC, has implemented a new email system due to the instability of the old one.  Because of this, many have experienced an inability to access their email over the last two week period.  It is expected that a total transfer to the new system will be finalized by Monday, November 27th.  There will be a three-month grace period to allow for the transfer of items on the old system to the new one.
 
vi)
Research Building
 
The foundation application to support a new university research building has not been successful.
 
vii)
Phased Retirement
 
A phased retirement policy has been approved by Deans'Council.  A three-year phased retirement is an option to faculty. It also allows departments to receive partial support in each year as well as the ability to apply for a full-time replacement at the end of the three-year period.
 
 
 
viii)
Growth Positions
 
Deans' Council and AEC have completed three of the four-tier preliminary process with regard to graduate expansion and growth positions.  13 positions have gone forward.  The fourth-tier criteria are not yet finalized. 
 
Department submissions must encompass pages 10-15 of the Academic Plan. Orillia should also be incorporated.  Arguments revolving around the terms "sustainability", "comprehensiveness" and "efficiency" are highly recommended.
 
ix)
Dean's Search
 
Interviews should take place in the near future.
 
5.  Graduands
 
A.Foshay distributed the list of graduands.
 
It was moved by L. Paquette and seconded by S.-D. Stone that the list of graduands be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
It was moved by C. Southcott and seconded by M. Richardson that, as standing policy, the Dean of the Faculty, the Chair/Director of the Department/School and the Registrar be empowered to approve graduands who do not appear on the convocation list, but who are found to have completed all of the requirements for their undergraduate degrees and diplomas by the day of convocation and that similarly, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Chair/Director of the Department/School and the Registrar be empowered to approve graduate degrees and diplomas; and that such graduands be placed on record by Senate at the next Senate meeting following the meeting at which graduands are normally approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
6.  Departmental Reports
 
i)  
English Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and seconded by M. Richardson that the English changes be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
 
 
 
ii) 
History Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by L. Paquette and seconded by D. Ivison that the History calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
iii)
Philosophy Calendar Changes
 
It was moved by T. Dufresne and seconded by M. Richardson that the Philosophy calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                              Carried.
 
iv)
Psychology Calendar Changes 
 
It was moved by G. Hayman and seconded by M. Richardson that the Psychology calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                               Carried.
 
 
7.         Other Business
 
There was none.
 
 
 
8.        
Adjournment
 
The meeting adjourned at   3:40 p.m.
           
ATTENDANCE
 
E. Auger
T. Dufresne
T. Dunk
G. Hayman
R. Holmes
S. Islam
D. Ivison
M. MacLean
A. Nabarra
L. Paquette
J.M. Richardson
R. Robson
J. Roth
K. Santerre
M. Shannon
V. Schonberger
S.D. Stone
V. Smith
B. Strang
 
GUEST
 
A. Foshay
 
REGRETS
 
A. Carastathis
A. Clarke
R. Harpelle
D. Jobin-Bevans
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Faculty Meeting Friday, January 13, 2006

Date: 
Friday, January 13, 2006 (All day)
Location: 
ATAC 5035
Agenda: 
There will be a meeting of the Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13. 2006 AT 2:00 P.M.  IN ROOM 5035 (ATAC BUILDING).
                                                AGENDA  
1.       Approval of Agenda.
 
2.       Approval of the November 11th  Minutes   
 
3.       Business Arising from the Minutes.
         
4.       Dean's Report.
                  
5.       Departmental  and Committee Reports.
          i         History - calendar changes (doc. 1)
          ii        Music - calendar changes (doc. 2)
          iii       Native Access - calendar changes (doc. 3)     
          iv        Psychology - calendar changes (doc. 4)
          v       Sociology -  (a) Ph.D. proposal (doc. 5)
                   Sociology - (b) calendar changes (doc. 5a)
         
6.       Adjunct Professors
 
        i           Psychology - Drs. Mary Donaghy, Steven Donaghy, Paul Johnston, 
                    Scott Sellick (three year term)
 
7.       Other Business.
 
        i            Membership - Faculty of Graduate Studies Council
 
8.       Adjournment.
 
 
____________________________________
BRUCE STRANG
Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty Council.
:jv
Minutes: 
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2005
 
A meeting of the Faculty Council was held on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in the ATAC Board Room 5035.
 
1.   Approval of Agenda
 
It was moved by P. Wakewich and seconded by J. Leggatt that the agenda be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
2.   Approval of the Minutes
 
It was moved by D. Ivison and S. Islam that the Minutes of October 14th be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
3.         Business Arising from the Minutes.
 
There was none.
 
4.         Dean's Report
 
i)          Merit
 
The deadline for merit applications is November 15th.  For those who would like the Dean to provide merit reference letters, a day's notice would be appreciated.
 
ii)         Orillia
 
Council has approved, in principle, the establishment of a new Orillia program to  commence in the fall of 2006.    The proposal is now before the Senate Undergraduate Studies Committee and the Senate Budget Committee. 
 
L. Lovett-Doust and K. Fedderson will provide a presentation at the next SUSC meeting to harmonize the current working proposal from their respective faculties.  They hope there will be approval in principle.  A Working Task Force will modify the program so that the OUAC Guelph website will provide a description for Orillia students by December 1st.  The program will continue to be modified and revised for the Senate Budget Committee and the three faculties participating, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities and Education, would like to receive a positive recommendation at the end of the process.
 
iii)         Budget Process for 2006/07
 
K. Fedderson thanked all chairs for providing their proposals last week.  The total requests would require a budget enhancement of 1 million dollars.  These requests were brought forward to Deans' Council last Wednesday and those deans who were not yet ready, were given a one week extension by the Vice-President (Academic). 
 
It spoke well of the SS&H Faculty to have met the deadline as well as to the chairs for following the four criteria of centrality, equality, uniformity and consistency.   Reference to the charter emphasized that units do not have the resources necessary to do their work at an adequate level of quality.   Science and Environmental Studies is in a similar same position.  It is crucial that the necessary catch-up be recognized.   Hopefully, after discussions in Deans' Council, there will be a united agreement of priority.  If Deans' Council is not able to do this, the Vice-President (Academic) will. 
 
A discussion followed.
 
K. Fedderson emphasized the need for transparency and openness in the process, along with a priority order of replacement positions, restoration of supplies consumables, sessional budgets and new growth positions.  
           
iv)        Academic Plan
 
The Senate Academic Planning Committee is asking for a new University Academic Plan for 2006-2010.  An information session was provided a week ago for Social Sciences and Humanities chairs.    This was meant to assist chairs' understanding of the difference between learning objectives and outcomes.  This afternoon an instructional workshop will take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Bartley Residence.  If any other information is required by chairs, please ask K. Fedderson.  He will be happy to visit departments if necessary. 
 
Units are being asked to articulate goals over the next four years.  The goals in the Academic Plan will serve as a benchmark for new resources and requests.  Chairs should work collectively as a faculty to establish a new level of quality.  The deadline is December 15th.
 
v)         BA-HBA/BED Degree Proposal
 
There has been a lot of discussion.  Because the Faculty of Education is currently undergoing accreditation, the timing of this proposal is unfortunate and Education has requested that the proposal be postponed until after the review has been completed.  It has been agreed that the proposal will now be discussed in December.  All chairs whose programs are concurrent education programs will participate in the process along with the Deans of Education, Science & Environmental Studies and Social Sciences & Humanities.  Meetings will be arranged when everyone is available.
 
vi)        SS&H Orillia Task Force
 
At the last meeting, it was agreed to establish a subcommittee that would develop the Orillia proposal.  It was agreed that there would be 2 members from the humanities, 2 members from the social sciences and 1 member from an interdisciplinary program.  There is now a need to establish the committee and also to have a joint committee which includes the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies working together. 
 
It was agreed by consensus that the Dean would call for nominations to serve on the committee from the Faculty and then establish a ballot based on the nominations received. 
 
 
5.         Departmental Reports
 
i)          Calendar Changes - English Department
 
It was moved by J. Leggatt and seconded by L. di Matteo that the English calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
V. Smith agreed to act as Council Chair while B. Strang spoke to the following motion.
 
ii)         Calendar Changes - History Department
 
It was moved by B. Strang and seconded by K. Fedderson that the History calendar changes be approved with the following friendly amendment:
 
History 3xxx Historiography 300; 3-0
2nd paragraph, end of 2nd sentence:
 
add:  "within shifting historical context."
 
                                                                                    Carried.
B. Strang resumed the role of Chair.
 
iii)         Native Access Status
 
K. Fedderson informed Council that S. Rowe, Councillor and Native Access Coordinator was no longer with the University as his contract had not been extended. 
 
K. Fedderson has met with Dr. L. Gilcrhist, Vice-Provost of Aboriginal Initiatives and Connie Hartviksen, Coordinator of Native Nursing.  All have agreed that C. Hartviksen will serve as Acting Coordinator for the Native Access Program reporting to the Faculty.  L. Gilchrist is currently hiring a new councillor who should arrive by next week.
 
iv)        Calendar Changes - Political Sciences Department
 
It was moved by G. Munro and seconded by L. Di Matteo that the Political Sciences calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
v)         Calendar Changes - Psychology Department
 
It was moved by R. Davis and seconded by G. Siddell that the Psychology calendar changes be approved.
 
                                                                                    Carried.
 
vi)        Faculty Recuritment Committee Report
 
H. Smith updated Council.   The process to plan a permanent joint faculty display is underway and all chairs will be asked for input.
 
With regard to a December 2nd visit by high school students, Robert Perrier of Academic Advising has contacted department chairs regarding their displays.  Academic Advising will be asked to modify the focus on faculty resources in the morning session by giving equal respect to every department.  However the afternoon session will remain the same.
 
vii)        Enrolment Committee Report
 
P. Wakewich explained that the committee has not yet met and had nothing to report.
 
6.         Any Other Business
 
There was none.
             
7.         Adjournment.
 
The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
 
           
ATTENDANCE
 
A. Carastathis
R, Davis
L. Di Matteo
E. Epp
R. Farrell
K. Fedderson
M. Flegel
P. Jasen
S. Islam
D. Ivison
J. Leggatt
R. Maundrell
G. Munro
M. Nisenholt
V. Schonberger
M. Shaw
G. Siddall
H. Smith
V. Smith
B. Strang
B. Stolar
P. Wakewich
 
REGRETS
 
G. Colton
D. Jobin-Bevans
M. MacLean
A. Nabarra
C. Southcott
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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