Council Meeting Agenda May 4, 2017; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Meeting of Council

Agenda

Thursday, May 4, 2017
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 6, 2017) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4.  Dean’s Remarks

5. New Graduate Program

Proposed Graduate Program in Digital Media | Proposal | Appendices A B C D E | Appendix F | External Appraisal Report [MA, MSc and PhD]
Guests:  Professors Matthew Kyan and Graham Wakefield
Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on May 25, 2016, pending external review (now approved)

6. Changes in Degree Requirements and Fields

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 12, 2017

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Graduate Program in Administration (PhD)
Changes in PhD field in Operations Management and Information Systems
| Learning Outcomes | Field outcomes (.pdf)

7. Changes in Faculty Regulations

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 12, 2017

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i) Changes in Academic Honesty Guidelines
Changes to Faculty of Graduate Studies' Academic Honesty Procedural Guidelines | Rationale (.docx)
Approved by FGS Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee June 7, 2016, by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on June 15, 2016, and by Faculty Council on October 6, 2016; revision approved by Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee March 23, 2017 and by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 12, 2017
[Please note that Senate Appeals Committee has requested minor changes, highlighted in yellow in the documentation linked.]

ii) Changes in Appeals Policy
Changes in Leave to Appeal - Appeals of Petitions Decisions
| Rationale (.docx)
Approved by FGS Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee March 23, 2017 and by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 12, 2017

8. Report of the Nominating Committee

9. Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on May 17, 2016, and February 22 and March 29, 2017, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on May 25, 2016, and April 12, 2017

Members of Council may view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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a) Graduate Program in Administration (PhD)
New Course Proposals
Operations Management and Information Systems 7200 3.0:   “Strategic Operations Management II”
Operations Management and Information Systems 7985 3.0:   “Research Methods in Operations Management and Information Systems”

b) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture
Crosslisting
Communication & Culture 6134 3.0:  “Postsecular Cinema:  Rethinking Modernity and Religion through Film-Philosophy”/ Same as Humanities 6331 3.0
Communication & Culture 6527 3.0:  “Accelerating Technicity”/Same as Social & Political Thought 6155 3.0

c) Proposed New Graduate Program in Digital Media
New Course Proposals
Digital Media 5010 3.0:  “Foundations of Digital Media”
Digital Media 5020 3.0:  “Vertical Studio-Lab”
Digital Media 6020 3.0:  “Vertical Studio-Lab II”
Digital Media 5200 3.0:  “Experimental Telepresence”
Digital Media 5510 3.0:  “Physical Computing III”
Digital Media 5520 3.0:  “Spatial Computing in Responsive Environments”
Digital Media 5940 3.0:  “Generative and Parametric 3D Modeling for the Arts”
Digital Media 5950 3.0:  “Artificial Life, Generative Art and Creative Code”
Digital Media 5960 3.0:  “Applications of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence to the Performing Arts”
Digital Media 5990 3.0:  “Directed Reading”

d) Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New Course Proposal
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6341 3.0:   “Computational Photography”

e) Graduate Program in English
Crosslisting
English 6334 3.0:  “A History of Reading:  Texts and Artifacts from Antiquity to the Digital Age”/Same as Humanities 6334 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
New Course Proposal
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6290 2.0:   “Management in Data Driven Business Environment”

g) Graduate Program in Finance
Change in Course Description
Finance 6200 3.0:   “Investments”

Changes in Course Titles
Finance 7100 3.0:   from “Theory of Finance” to “PhD Seminar in Asset Pricing”
Finance 7200 3.0:   from “Topics in Finance I” to “PhD Seminar in Corporate Finance”
Finance 7300 3.0:   from “Topics in Finance II” to “PhD Topics in Finance”

h) Graduate Program in Law Part-Time LLMs
Part-Time LLM Specializing in Canadian Common Law

New Course Proposal
Law 6891 6.0:  “Canadian Law of Trusts”

Part-Time LLM Specializing in International Business Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6890 3.0:  “Topics in Advanced Contract Law”/Prerequisite:  Law 6875 3.0, Law 6840 3.0, Law 6516 3.0 or an equivalent foundational course in the common law of contract

Change in Course Title and Description
Law 6511 0.0:  from “International Business Law Internship” to “International LLM Student Internship”

i) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6180 3.0:  “Topics in Psycholinguistics”

j) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New, Integrated Course Proposal [Integration of existing graduate and undergraduate courses]
Mathematics 6540 3.0:  “Topology”/Integrated with undergraduate course Science Mathematics 4081 3.0

k) Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
New Course Proposal
Mechanical Engineering 6405 3.0:   “Introduction to Nanomaterials and Metamaterials”

l) Graduate Program in Psychology
New Course Proposal
Psychology 6137 3.0:  “Best Practices in Quantitative Research Methods”/ Prerequisites: Psychology 6131 3.0:  “Univariate Analysis I:  Analysis of Variance” and Psychology 6132 3.0: “Univariate Analysis II:  Regression”

m) Graduate Program in Social Work
New Course Proposals
Social Work 5907 3.0:   “Mindfulness and Just Relations in Social Work”
Social Work 5913 3.0:   “Contesting Children’s ‘Mental Health’”

Change in Course Title
Social Work 5912 3.0:   from “Critical Perspectives in Mental Health” to “Transformative Approaches in Mental Health”

10. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  June 1, 2017