Agenda: May 1, 2008

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda

Thursday, May 1, 2008
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 3, 2008) (.doc)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

Realigning Graduate Education at York (.pdf)

5. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved April 7, 2008, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and on April 16, 2008, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

* * * For Approval * * *

a) Graduate Program in Business Administration Joint MBA/LLB Program
New Course Proposals (.doc) | Chart (.doc)
Change in course requirements

b) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology
Changes in Fields (.doc)
Reduction from 10 fields to 4

6. Distinguished Research Professorships: Increase in Active Distinguished Research Professors

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on March 19, 2008

"That it be recommended to Senate that the number of active Distinguished Research Professors be increased from 20 to 25 over the next 5 years, with 1 additional Distinguished Research Professorship being made available each year until the total of 25 is reached."

7. Curricular Changes

Approved April 7, 2008, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on April 16, 2008

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 283 York Lanes, by calling M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council, extension 22264.

* * * For Information * * *

a) Graduate Program in Business Administration
Course Deletions
Organizational Behaviour 6410 3.0: "Quality of Organizational Life"
Strategic Management 6950 3.0: "Creating Modern Capitalism: Comparative Perspectives"

b) Graduate Program in Film
New Course Proposal
Film 5040 3.0: "Documentaries Without Borders"

Change in Course Number
Film from 5323 to 5126 6.0: "Story Editing"

c) Graduate Program in Geography
New Selected Topics Rubric
Geography 5205 3.0: "Special Topics in Human Geography"

d) Graduate Program in History
New Course Proposal
History 5036 3.0: "The Family in Ancient Rome"

e) Graduate Program in Humanities
New Course Proposal
Humanities 6134 3.0: "The Literature of Testimony"

Crosslisting
Humanities 6308 3.0: "Images of Animals"/Same as Communication & Culture 6127 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Philosophy
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Philosophy 5460 3.0: "Philosophical Logic"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Philosophy 4460 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Political Science
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Political Science 5576 3.0: "Civil Society and the State in Africa"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts Political Science 4576 3.0

h) Graduate Program in Social Work
New Course Proposals
Social Work 5310 3.0: "Practicum I" and 5330 3.0 "Practicum II"
Social Work 5350 6.0: "Advanced Practicum"

i) Graduate Program in Translation
New Course Proposal
Translation 5170 3.0: "Translation Between the Chinese and English Languages: Theory and Practice"

8. Senate Synopses

* * * For Information * * *

Summary of Senate meeting of Marchr 27, 2008 (.doc)

9. Other Business

Next Council meeting: June 5, 2008