Council Meeting Agenda December 1, 2016; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

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

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Amended Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 10, 2016) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean’s Remarks

5. Major Modification

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 9, 2016

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Graduate Program in Dance (MFA)
Changes in areas of study to delete dance dramaturgy and modify contemporary choreography to add collaboration and creation (.pdf)

6. Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey Results

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Presentation

Richard Smith, Director, Institutional Research, Reporting & Analysis, Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis

The Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey provides quantitative data on various aspects of the graduate student experience.  Students are asked to evaluate their overall experience and to evaluate program-specific, department-specific, advisor/supervisor-specific and university-wide aspects of their educational experience.

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

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 9, 2016

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a) Faculty Council Elections

Faculty Council Membership

This proposal updates the revision of Council rules to elect the Chair and Vice-Chair of Council approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 15, 2015 and October 1, 2015.

Change from appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair to election by Council and Rationale (.docx)

b) Procedures of Standing Committees (.docx)

i)  Change to confidentiality of Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee, Awards Committee, Nominating Committee and Petitions Committee Rationale (.docx)

Revised Structure, Rules and Procedures of the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (.docx)

ii)  Changes to FGS Appointments Policy (.docx)

8. Senate Synopsis

Summary of Senate meeting of October 27, 2016 (.pdf)

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  January 5, 2017