Agenda: January 8, 2015

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda

Thursday, January 8, 2015
3:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE:  Location update306 Accolade West

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 13, 2014) (.docx)

3. Discussion of AAPR

Documentation for the AAPR discussion is available by contacting Assistant Secretary of Council, M. Michael Schiff.

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. New Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

Proposal | Appendices | Library StatementExternal Review

7. CONSENT AGENDA

A consent agenda item is deemed to be approved unless, prior to the commencement of a meeting, a member of the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies advises the Chair of their request to debate it.

Changes in Degree Requirements

a)  Graduate Program in Education

Approved at the November 19, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

 Changes in Course Requirements

b)  Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

Approved at the December 17, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

 Changes in Degree Requirements (PhD)

Changes in Admission and Degree Requirements

c)  Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

Approved at the December 17, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Changes to specializations and admissions requirements

Changes in Admission and Degree Requirements, New Graduate Diplomas

d) Graduate Program in Accounting

Approved at the November 19, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

 Wide-ranging changes in Admission and Course Requirements (MAcc)
Graduate Diploma in Accounting Fundamentals (Type 3)
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Accounting (Type 1) (.pdf)
Library Statement
(.pdf) | Dean's Statement (.pdf)

8. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on December 8, 2014, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on December 10, 2014, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 17, 2014

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 230 York Lanes, or electronically, by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council.

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a) Graduate Program in Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5100 1.5: “Critical Skills in Animal Physiology”

Change in Course Title and Description
Biology 5038 1.5: from “Current Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Animal Physiology” to “Current Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology”

Changes in Course Descriptions
Biology 5027 1.5: “Current Topics in Molecular Biology I: Gene Expression”
Biology 5028 1.5: “Current Topics in Molecular Biology II: Proteins”
Biology 5029 1.5: “Current Topics in Molecular Biology III: Nucleic Acids”
Biology 5030 1.5: “Current Topics in Molecular Biology IV: Signal Transduction”
Biology 5037 1.5: “Advanced Genetics”
Biology 5055 1.5: “Cellular Techniques”
Biology 5072 1.5: “Sociobiology and Sociogenomics”
Biology 5081 3.0: “Introduction to Biostatistics”
Biology 5086 1.5: “Critical Skills in Ecology and Evolution”
Biology 5087 1.5: “Invasion and Community Ecology”
Biology 5088 1.5: “Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution”
Biology 5098 1.5: “Conservation Biology”
Biology 5128 1.5: “Current Topics in Comparative and Integrative Animal Physiology”
Biology 5152 1.5: “Current Topics in Epithelial Physiology”
Biology 5153 1.5: “Physiology of Global Change”
Biology 5221 1.5: “Phylogenetics”

Course Deletions
Biology 5034 1.5: “Molecular Plant Virology”
Biology 5063 3.0: “Inorganic Carbon Acquisition by Aquatic Plants”
Biology 5065 1.5: “Molecular and Cellular Biology of Circadian Rhythms”
Biology 5070 3.0: “Tropical Ornithology”
Biology 5071 3.0: “Ecology of Plant-Fungal Interactions”
Biology 5097 3.0: “Pollination Biology”
Biology 5125 3.0: “Invertebrate Endocrinology”
Biology 5126 3.0: “Physiology of Vision and Neural Processing”
Biology 5145 1.5: “Physiology of Circadian Timekeeping”
Biology 5335 1.5: “Concepts and Controversies in Evolutionary Biology”

b) Graduate Program in Development Studies

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Development Studies 5100 3.0: “Conceptual Foundations for Development I” to “Conceptual Foundations of Development”
Development Studies 5101 3.0: “Historical and Institutional Foundations of Development I” to “Historical and Institutional Foundations of Development”
Development Studies 5111 3.0: “Civil Society and State in Development Discourses and Practice” to “Civil Society in Development Discourse and Practice”

c) Graduate Program in Design

New Course Proposals
Design 5002 18.0: “Thesis”
Design 5006 0.0: “Design Colloquium”
Design 5101 3.0: “Design Theory and Criticism”
Design 5102 3.0: “Design Issues”
Design 5104 3.0: “Design Research Methods”
Design 5108 3.0: “Design Studio 1”
Design 5109 3.0: “Design Studio 2”
Design 5402 3.0: “Type in Motion”
Design 5403 3.0: “Interactive Systems Design”
Design 5405 3.0: “Book Design”
Design 5407 3.0: “Corporate Identity Design”
Design 5408 3.0: “Information Design 4”
Design 5601 3.0: “Performing Arts and the City”
Design 5602 3.0: “Globalization of Communication and Culture”
Design 5603 3.0: “Race and Gender in Digital Technology”
Design 5604 3.0: “Communication & the Socio-Technical: Perspectives, Debates, Applications”

d) Graduate Program in Development Studies

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Development Studies 5100 3.0: from "Conceptual Foundations for Development I" to "Conceptual Foundations of Development"
Development Studies 5101 3.0: from "Conceptual Foundations for Development II" to "Historical and Institutional Foundations of Development"
Development Studies 5111 3.0: from "Civil Society and State in Development Discourse and Practice" to "Civil Society in Development Discourse and Practice"

e) Graduate Program in Education

New Course Proposals [Masters in Leadership & Community Engagement]
Education 7000 3.0: "Critical Issues in Leadership and Community Engagement"
Education 7005 3.0: "Initiatives in Program Design, Interpretation, and Evaluation"
Education 7010 3.0: "Enacting Leadership and Policy"
Education 7015 3.0: "Experience-Based Inquiry I"
Education 7020 3.0: "Engaging Research on Professional Practice"
Education 7025 3.0: "Experience-Based Inquiry II"
Education 7030 3.0: "Current Practices in Community Engagement and Innovation"
Education 7035 3.0: "Portfolio Capstone"

Change in Course Description
Education 5861 3.0: from “Education and the World Wide Web” to “Digital Literacies and Social Media”

f) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposal
Film 6430 3.0: “Film Festivals: Cultures and Curations”

g) Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

New Course Proposals
Financial Accountability 6180 3.0: “Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility”
Financial Accountability 6190 3.0: “Case Studies in Stakeolder Accountability for Sustainability”
Financial Accountability 6280 3.0: “Directors’ Duties in Discharging Boards’ Accountability Responsibilities”
Financial Accountability 6290 3.0: “Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Promote Accountability and Good Governance”
Financial Accountability 6380 3.0: “Performance Reporting to Enhance Accountability in the Public Sector”
Financial Accountability 6390 3.0: “Ethics Issues Impeding Accountability in the Public Sector”

h) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposal
History 5240 3.0: “Modern United States Indigenous History”

i) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6161 3.0: “The Child, in Theory: Critical Constructions of Children and Youth”

j) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science

New Course Proposal
Kinesiology & Health Science 6130 3.0: “Fundamentals of Health and Exercise Psychology”

k) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

Course Deletions
Mathematics & Statistics 6900 3.0: “Operations Research I” and Mathematics & Statistics 6901 3.0: “Operations Research II”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Mathematics 4170 6.0

l) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

New Course Proposal
Science & Technology Studies 6314 3.0: “Indigenous and Post-colonial Science Studies”

m) Graduate Program in Social Work

New Course Proposal
Social Work 5983 3.0: “Narrative Therapy and Critical Social Work”/Prerequisite: Social Work 5150 3.0

n) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

New Course Proposal
Socio-Legal Studies 6028 3.0: “Neoliberalism: Governmentality in Theory and Practice”

o) Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies

New Course Proposals
Theatre & Performance Studies 5075 3.0: “Solo Performance Creation; Devising for Solo Performance in any Medium”
Theatre & Performance Studies 5076 3.0: “Solo Performance Production: Staging and Production for Solo Performance in any Medium”
Theatre & Performance Studies 6600 3.0: “Theatre and Performance in the Americas: Colonialism and Power”

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: February 5, 2015