Council Meeting Agenda January 5, 2017; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, January 5, 2017

3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. "Supervising Collaboration Across Cultures and Disciplines"

Dr. Nanda Dimitrov, adjunct research scholar and Acting Director, Western University Teaching Support Centre, will address Council on intercultural issues related to graduate supervision

Presentation (requires Passport York login)

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (December 1, 2016) (.docx)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. Report of the Nominating Committee

7. New Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award

Approved by FGS Awards Committee on December 9, 2016

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Proposed Postdoctoral Supervisor Award Proposal

8. Changes in Admissions Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2016

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Graduate Programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Finance, International Business Administration, Management, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Combined MBA/MFA, MBA/MA), MBA/JD | Motions | Learning outcomes

9. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2016

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a) Graduate Program in Economics

Changes in course requirements and comprehensive examinations [PhD]
Proposed changes | Learning outcomes

b) Graduate Program in Social Work

Changes in course requirements and comprehensive examinations [PhD]
Proposed changes | Comprehensive examination guidelines | Course change | Learning outcomes

10. Changes in Diploma Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2016

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Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology
Proposed changes | New courses 6456 1.5
, 6457 1.5 | Kinesiology & Health Science corroboration | Learning outcomes

11. Changes in the Structure, Rules and Procedures of Faculty Council

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2016

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Creation of Council Standing Committees:  Smaller Committees with Summer Authority to act for full Standing Committees
Context and Proposal | Structure, Rules and Procedures of Council Revised | APPC revision

12. Motion from Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee

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Motion from Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee

The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee strongly urges, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Planning & Policy Committee endorsed, and recommends endorsement by Council:

  • graduate programs to consider ways to ensure students struggling with writing are well connected to supports and services available on campus;
  • FGS to ensure all students found to have breached the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty are informed of writing support services on campus;
  • all offices that support international graduate students to consider how their needs may differ from domestic students with respect to integrating into a new educational setting, and ensure that international students are well connected to writing supports and services available on campus; and,

13. Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on October 26 and November 30, 2016 and received for information by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 14, 2016

Councillors are invited to view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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a) Graduate Program in Economics
Course Integration
Economics 5750 3.0:  “Topics in North American Economics History”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Economics 4659 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New Course Proposal
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6413 3.0:  “Information Networks”

c) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies
New Course Proposal
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6910 3.0:  “Black Feminisms”

d) Graduate Program in Geography
Change in Course Title and Description
Geography 5370 3.0:  from “Urban Social Policy” to “Space, Power and the City”

e) Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology
New, Crosslisted Course Proposals [see above for corresponding changes in graduate diploma requirements]
Psychology 6456 1.5:  “Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology - Seminar 1”/Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6456 1.5
Psychology 6457 1.5:  “Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology - Seminar 2” /Same as Kinesiology & Health Science 6457 1.5

f) Graduate Program in History
New Course Proposal
History 5010 3.0:  “Public History”

g) Graduate Program in Humanities
New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Humanities 6333 3.0:  “History of Things”/Same as Communication & Culture 6133 3.0 and History 5740 3.0

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6233 3.0:  “Faith, Reason, Atheism:  European Thought and the Irreducibly Other”
Humanities 6332 3.0:  “Evolution and Victorian Culture”
Humanities 6334 3.0:  “A History of Reading:  Texts and Artifacts from Antiquity to the Digital Age”

h) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
Change in Course Title and Description
Kinesiology & Health Science 6430 3.0:  from “Social Theories of Physical Activity, Health and Body” to “The Human Body in Social Theory”

i) Graduate Program in Law
Part-Time LLM in Tax Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6102 3.0:  “Problem Solving in Tax Practice”

j) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6500 3.0:  “Research Methods in Applied Linguistics”

k) Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
New Course Proposal
Mechanical Engineering 6404 3.0:  “Advanced Mechatronics:  MEMS and Micro-Systems”

l) Graduate Program in Nursing
New Course Proposals
Nursing 5100 3.0: “Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science” [replaces full course]
Nursing 5111 3.0:  “Advancing Practice Through Teaching-Learning with Nurses and    Students in the Healthcare Setting”
Nursing 5240 3.0:  “Complexity Pedagogy: Discovery in Networks of Teaching-Learning”
Nursing 5570 3.0:  “Culture of Aging, Praxis, Policy, and Discourse”
Nursing 5700 3.0:  “Applied Intermediate Statistics in Nursing”
Nursing 5750 3.0:  “Interpretation and Data Analysis”

Change in Course Title and Description
Nursing 5880 3.0:  from “Practice-based Research Proposal” to “Nurse Practitioner Research Development and Knowledge Mobilization”

Changes in Course Descriptions
Nursing 5200 3.0:  “Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing Science”
Nursing 5400 3.0:  “Advanced Nursing Practicum”
Nursing 5500 3.0:  “Nursing Research Development and Knowledge Mobilization”/Prerequisite:  Nursing 5100 3.0 Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science, Nursing 5200 3.0, Nursing 5300 3.0, [added:] Nursing 5400 3.0, two electives completed and the third taken concurrently

Course Deletion
Nursing 5100 6.0:  “Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science” [replaced by half course]

m) Graduate Program in Political Science
New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Political Science 6070 3.0:  “The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School—Adorno, Marcuse, Horkheimer”/Same as Social & Political Thought 6600 3.0/Course credit exclusion:  Political Science 6070 6.0 and Social & Political Thought 6600 6.0

n) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs
New Course Proposal
Public & International Affairs 6341 3.0:  “Internationalisme au 20e siècle-final”

o) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6155 3.0:  “Accelerating Technicity:  ‘Questions Concerning Technologies’”

p) Graduate Program in Social Work
Change in Course Description [see above for corresponding changes in degree requirements]
Social Work 7040 3.0:  “Doctoral Seminar”

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Social Work 5010 3.0:  from “Introduction to Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Skills Part I” to “Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Part I”
Social Work 5020 3.0:  from “From Charity to Social Transformation Practice” to “History of Social Welfare and Social Work from Critical Perspectives”
Social Work 5011 3.0:  from “Introduction to Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Skills Part II” to “Social Work Theories and Critical Practice Part II”

Changes in Course Description and Prerequisites and Corequisites
Social Work 5310 6.0:  “Practicum”/Prerequisites: Social Work 5010 3.0, 5020 3.0, 5030 3.0 and 5040 3.0/Corequisites: Social Work 5011 3.0 and 5050 3.0

14. Senate Synopsis

Summary of Senate meeting of November 24, 2016 (.pdf)

15. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  February 2, 2017