Agenda: April 7, 2011

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Meeting of Council

Thursday, April 7, 2011
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Faculty Teaching Awards

Citation for Faculty of Graduate Studies' Teaching Awards
Recipient for2009-2010:
Marc Stein, Graduate Programs in History and Women's Studies

Recipients for 2010-2011:
Bettina Bradbury, Graduate Programs in History and Women's Studies
Janine Marchessault, Graduate Programs in Communication & Culture, Film, Humanities, Social & Political Thought and Sociology
Ward Struthers, Graduate Programs in Health and Psychology

3. Provost and Vice-President Academic Patrick Monahan

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Election Procedures for Faculty of Graduate Studies' Decanal Search

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (March 3, 2011)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6. Dean's Remarks

7. Changes to Faculty Regulations

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Wide-ranging changes to Faculty academic regulations

8. New Specialization/Field

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Graduate Program in Law

New Specialization in the Professional LLM: Energy & Infrastructure Law | Letter


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.

i) Changes to Degree Requirements

a) Graduate Program in Education

Change to Education 5001 from 0.0 to 6.0: "Inquiry Project Seminar"
Change to course requirements for coursework-only Master's to exclude non-credit Inquiry Project Seminar

b) Graduate Program in Philosophy

Changes to course requirements from six to ten half courses, addition of two breadth requirements and mandatory logic test, addition of examination requirement

ii) Change to "Structure, Rules & Procedures of the Council of the Faculty of Graduate Studies"

Secretary of Council to be appointed by Dean

10. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on March 2, 2011, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on March 10, 2011, and by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on March 16, 2011

Members of the Committee 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 Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposal
Computer Science & Engineering 6432 3.0: "Adaptive Software Systems"

b) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposals
Disaster & Emergency Management 5000 3.0: "Directed Reading"
Disaster & Emergency Management 5001 3.0: "Politics, Rationality and Public Decision-Making"

c) Graduate Program in English

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
English 6547 6.0: "Theatricality and Antitheatricality"/Same as Film 6310 6..0

New Course Proposals
English 6220 3.0: "Shakespeare's Political Theory"
English 6325 3.0: "Walter Benjamin and his Contemporaries"
English 6330 3.0: "Foundations of Literary: Ancient to Modern"
English 6548 3.0: "Theorizing Sonic Communities"
English 6581 3.0: "Transnational Contemporary African Literature"
English 6587 3.0: "Asian Canadian Diasporas: Texts and Contexts"
English 6750 3.0: "The Canadian Short Story"

d) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposal
Film 6233 3.0: "Dziga Vertov and His Legacy"

e) Graduate Program in Health

New Course Proposal
Health 6300 6.0: "The Political Economy of Global Health"/Prerequisite: background in globalization, international development, comparative health systems or discretion of the course instructor

f) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6138 6.0: "Humanities; Autobiographies of/and Change" [adds 6.0 to existing 3.0]

g) Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Energy & Infrastructure Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6560 6.0: "Public Utility Law"
Law 6561 6.0: "Regulatory Theory"
Law 6562 6.0: "Special Issues in Ontario Energy Regulation 1998 to 2011"
Law 6563 6.0: "Demand Side Management: Policy and Regulation"
Law 6564 3.0: "Urban Infrastructure Planning & Regulation"

h) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

Science & Technology Studies 6310 3.0: "Knowing Dreaming"/Same as History 5720 3.0 and Humanities 6311 3.0

i) Graduate Program in Sociology

Change in Course Title
Sociology 6204 3.0: from "Contemporary Indigenous and Sociological Thought" to "Indigenous Theory"

11. Senate Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meetings of February 17 and March 24, 2011
February 17, 2011
March 24, 2011

12. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: May 5, 2011