Council Meeting Agenda May 10, 2018; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Agenda
Thursday, May 10, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Please note this meeting's non-routine location:  109 Atkinson College (Harry Crowe Room)

1.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2.  Minutes of Previous Meeting (March 1, 2018) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4.  Dean's Remarks

5.  New Graduate Program and New Graduate Diploma

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Graduate Program in Management Practice (.pdf)
Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures (.pdf)
Graduate Diploma in Management (.pdf)
Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee November 22, 2017; revised after external review, and approved subsequently by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 18, 2018
(Guests:  Marcela Porporato and Alexander Rusetski)

6.  Changes in Degree Requirements

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Graduate Program in International Business Administration (.pdf)

Overview of Program Changes:
Change Program Requirement from a 2 year full-time program to a full-time program for Year 1 (terms 1 to 3) with the option for students to do the IMBA program part-time in the second year (terms 4 and 5).

Change to the wording of the Exit Requirement for Second Language Proficiency from a standard of Advanced Mid proficiency to include a progression of two levels from the student’s Entry language level.

Update the IMBA Program Expected Learning Outcomes to a competence-based format.

Overview of Curriculum Changes:
Increase the credit for IMBA 5100 0.0:  "Integrated Management Experiences I" (offered in Term 1) and IMBA 5200 0.0:  "Integrated Management Experiences II" (offered in Term 2) from to 0.0 1.50 credits each

Delete IMBA 5004 1.5:  "International Negotiation Processes and Techniques"

Replace IMBA 5003 1.5:  "Global Stakeholder Strategies" with IMBA 5150 1.5:  "Leadership Skills in a Global World"

Reduce the credit for IMBA 5201 3.0:  "Regional Analysis" from 3.0 to 1.5 credits

Increase requirement of electives from 21 to 24 credits for a total of 66 required credits

7.  Motion

Councillors Kurosh Amoui-Kalareh and Michael Laurentius

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies expresses non-confidence in the senior administration of York University and in the Board of Governors.
Rationale
Please note that this vote will be conducted via paper ballot.

 8.  Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee (February 14, March 8, and March 30, 2018) and received for information by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 18, 2018.  Council members may view these documents by contacting fgsgovrn@yorku.ca.

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February 14, 2018

Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management
New Course Proposals
Disaster & Emergency Management 6071 3.0:  “Management Skills for Emergency Managers”
Disaster & Emergency Management 6072 3.0:  “Crisis Communications for Emergency Managers”
Disaster & Emergency Management 6073 3.0:  “Public Capacities for Disaster Management (Public Policy, Governance & International Response)”

Course Credit Exclusion
Disaster & Emergency Management 5710 3.0:  “Critical Infrastructure Protection”/Students will only be able to take this course with the permission of the course director, if the student has taken Disaster & Emergency Management 4707 3.0:  “Managing Risks to Critical Infrastructure”

Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New Course Proposals
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 5414 3.0:  “Information Networks”
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6445 3.0:  “Software Performance Engineering – Designing, Evaluating, and Optimizing the Performance of Large-Scale Software Systems”
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6602 3.0:  “Printed Electronics”

Course Deletion
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6413 3.0:  “Information Networks”

Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
New Course Proposals
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6035 2.0:  “Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Reorganization Methods”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6045 2.0:  “Business-to-Business Marketing”

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6035 2.0:  from “Mergers and Acquisitions” to “Discovering Mergers and Acquisitions
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6290 2.0:  from “Management in a Data Driven Business Environment” to “The Management of Digital Assets: Opportunities, Risks, and Unknowns in the Application of New Technologies in Business”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6490 2.0:  from “Enterprise IT Strategy and Digital Transformation” to “Digital Strategy: Individual and Organizational Transformation for a Digital Age

Graduate Program in Finance
New Course Proposal
Finance 6710 3.0:  “Crowdfunding”/Prerequisite:  Finance 5200 3.0

Course Deletion
Finance 6860 3.0:  “Retirement Income Planning Models

Graduate Program in Humanities
New Course Proposal
Humanities 6335 3.0:  “Academic Conference Experience—Organization, Engagement, and Reflection

Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6188 3.0:  “Modernity and the Relationship between the Religious and the Secular:  Reading Hegel and Kierkegaard”/Same as Humanities 6336 3.0

March 8, 2018

Graduate Program in Accounting
Change in course requirement [integration of mandatory research participation/project]
Accounting 6160 3.0:  “Advanced Financial Accounting”/Prerequisite:  Accounting 6120 3.0/Open only to students in the Graduate Program in Accounting/Not available to exchange or visiting student

Graduate Program in Chemistry
New Course Proposals
Chemistry 6030 3.0:  “Advanced Main Group Chemistry”/Prerequisite:  BSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry
Chemistry 6080 3.0:  “Fundamentals and Applications of Mass Spectrometry”/Prerequisite:  Chemistry 3080 4.0 or an equivalent instrumental methods course at undergraduate level
Chemistry 6090 3.0:  “Solid-State, Nano, and Materials Chemistry”/Prerequisite:  Third-year undergraduate inorganic chemistry (Chemistry 3030 3.0 ), or related upper-level undergraduate course

Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 5640 3.0:  “Medical Imaging Techniques: Principles and Applications”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 4640 3.0

New Course Proposals
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6606 3.0:  “Low Power ASIC Design”
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6705 3.0:  “Power System Transients”
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6706 3.0:  “High Voltage Engineering

Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
New Course Proposals
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6015 2.0:  “The New Era of Marketing in China”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6025 2.0:  “Contemporary Issues about Chinese Financial Markets and Institutions

Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies
New Course Proposals
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6911 3.0:  “Feminism, Neoliberalism and Beyond”
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6912 3.0:  “On Violence and Memory:  Transnational Feminist Readings

Graduate Program in Law
Part-Time LLM in International Business Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6517 3.0:  “Introduction to Canadian Private Law”
Law 6806 6.0:  “Ontario Personal Injury Law, Practice and Procedure

Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 5401 3.0:  “History of Mathematics for Teachers” /Students may not also receive credit for Mathematics & Statistics 5400 6.0

Degree Credit Exclusion
Mathematics & Statistics 5400 6.0:  “History of Mathematics”/Students may not also receive credit for Mathematics & Statistics 5401 3.

Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
New Course Proposals
Mechanical Engineering 6203 3.0:  “Mechanics of Composite Materials”
Mechanical Engineering 6204 3.0:  “Fracture and Failure of Materials”
Mechanical Engineering 6205 3.0:  “Advanced Optimal Measurement Techniques for Engineering

Graduate Program in Management
Change in Pre- and Corequisites
Management 6300 3.0:  “Case Analysis and Presentation Skills”/adds Prerequisites: Management 5150, 5260, 5200 and Organizational Management 5100; and adds Corequisite:  Strategic Management 6000 3.

Graduate Program in Psychology
New Course Proposal
Psychology 6171 3.0:  “The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships”

Change in Course Title
Psychology 6935 3.0:  from “Children and Trauma” to “Treatment of Trauma in Children and Adults

Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
Crosslistings
Social & Political Thought 6187 3.0:  “Walter Benjamin and his Contemporaries”/Same as English 6325 3.0
Social & Political Thought 6189 3.0:  “Perspectives on Ignorance”/Same as Humanities 6160 3.0

Graduate Program in Sociology
New Course Proposals
Sociology 6001 3.0:  “Doctoral Seminar I:  Professional Development Workshop Series”
Sociology 6002 3.0:  “Doctoral Seminar II:  Professional Development Workshop Series

Graduate Program in Translation Studies
New Course Proposals
Translation Studies 5151 3.0:  “The City in Translation:  Negotiating Plurality in Urban Spaces”
Translation Studies 5601 3.0:  “Translation and Digital Technologies”

March 30, 2018

Graduate Program in Chemistry
Changes in Course Numbers
Chemistry from 5010 to 6320 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5010 3.0
Chemistry from 5030 to 5023 3.0:  “Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 4023 3.0 and Chemistry 5030 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4023 3.0
Chemistry from 5050 to 5021 3.0:  “Synthetic Organic Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 4021 3.0 and Chemistry 5050 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4021 3.0
Chemistry from 5120 to 5091 3.0:  “Frontiers in Electrochemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 4091 3.0 and Chemistry 5120 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4091 3.0
Chemistry from 5410 to 6050 3.0:  “Biomolecular Interactions”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5410 3.0
Chemistry from 5510 to 6011 3.0:  “Quantum Mechanics”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5510 3.0
Chemistry from 5610 to 6300 3.0:  “Recent Advances in Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5610 3.0
Chemistry from 5710 to 6060 3.0:  “Chemistry of the Natural and Polluted Atmosphere”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5710 3.0
Chemistry from 5730 to 6062 3.0:  “Heterogenous Atmospheric Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5730 3.0
Chemistry from 5740 to 6360 3.0:  “Special Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5740 3.0
Chemistry from 5750 to 6061 3.0:  “Nighttime Chemistry of the Atmosphere”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5750 3.0
Chemistry from 6020 to 7000 3.0:  “MSc Research Evaluation”
Chemistry from 7020 to 7001 3.0:  “PhD Research Evaluation”

Changes in Course Numbers and Titles
Chemistry from 5170 to 6310 3.0:  from “Selected Topics in Chemical Physics” to “Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5170 3.0
Chemistry from 6420 to 6350 3.0:  from “Advanced Topics in Bioorganic Chemistry” to “Selected Topics in Bioorganic Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 6420 3.0

Deletion of Course Integration and Change in Course Number
Chemistry from 5260 to 6330 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5260 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4030 3.0

Change in Course Number and Prerequisite
Chemistry from 6010 to 6000 3.0 and 6.0:  “MSc Review Essay”/Course credit exclusion:  Chemistry 5010 3.0/Prerequisite:  Successful completion of 12 credits of the equivalent of two full graduate courses in the Graduate Program in Chemistry and permission approval of the Graduate Program Director

Graduate Program in Economics
New Course Proposal
Economics 5280 3.0:  “Data Analysis and Empirical Strategies

Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6440 2.0:  from “Analytical Decision Modeling” to “Decision Modeling and Optimization in Excel”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6540 2.0:  from “Designing Brand Experiences” to “Designing Brand Experiences (Blended Course)”

Change in Course Description
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6670 2.0:  “Entrepreneurial Finance

Graduate Program in International Business Administration
New Course Proposal
International Business Administration 5150 1.5:  “Leadership Skills in a Global World”

Changes in Course Weighting
International Business Administration 5100 from 0.0 to 1.5:  “Integrated Management Experiences I”
International Business Administration 5200 from 0.0 to 1.5:  “Integrated Management Experiences II”

Course Deletions
International Business Administration 5003 1.5:  “Global Stakeholder Strategies”
International Business Administration 5004 1.5:  “International Negotiations Processes and Techniques”

9. Senate Synopses

Summary of Senate meetings of February 15, 2018 (.pdf/URL), March 8, 2018 (.pdf/URL) and April 26, 2018 (.pdf/URL)

10.  Cyclical Program Reviews

Joint Subcommittee on Quality Assurance Final Assessment Reports (.pdf)

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11.  Other Business