Agenda: February 3, 2011

Meeting of Council

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

Please note that it has been requested that those attending Council meetings not wear fragranced products.


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Vice-Provost Academic Rhonda Lenton


York University Quality Assurance Process

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 4, 2010)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Consultation Document: University Academic Plan 2010-2015: Enhancing Academic Quality in a Globalized World 

Senate Academic Policy, Planning & Research Committee DRAFT UAP and BACKGROUND INFORMATION
University Academic Plan Survey report on results

6. Consultation Document: Senate Policy on the Chartering and Review of Research Centres and Institutes

Senate Academic Policy, Planning & Research Committee PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO ORU POLICY
Consultation Memo: "Towards New Organized Research Unit Legislation / Collegial Consultations"

7. Dean's Remarks

  • Memo from the Dean, "Graduate Student Funding"


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 that it be debated.

i) Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

a) Graduate Program in Education
b) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

ii) Program-specific Copyediting and Proofreading Regulations

Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration & Law

iii) Changes to Diploma Requirements

Graduate Diploma in Education in Urban Environments
Changes to course requirements

9. Changes to Diploma Requirements

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Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration
Changes to course requirement

10. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on November 9 and December 1, 2010, and January 5, 2011, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on January 13, 2011, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 19, 2011

Members of Council may, if they wish, arrange to 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 5037 1.5: "Advanced Genetics"
Biology 5072 1.5: "Sociobiology and Sociogenomics"
Biology 5098 1.5: "Conservation Biology" [replaces 3.0 version]

Biology 5148 3.0: "Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging"/Same as Psychology 6227 3.0

Course Deletion
Biology 5098 3.0: "Conservation Biology" [replaced by 1.5 version]

b) Graduate Program in Business Administration

Changes in Course Titles
Organizations 6200 3.0: from "Management of Human Resources" to "Managing Human Resources"
Organizations 6350 3.0: from "The Management of Change" to "Managing Change"

c) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposal
Communication & Culture 6119 3.0: "Sound Studies"

Special Topics Course
Communication & Culture 6109D 3.0: "The Cultures of Museums and Archives"

Communication & Culture 6337 3.0: "Techno Politics/Same as Political Science 6083 3.0
Communication & Culture 6526 3.0: "Media History"/Same as History 5730 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposal
Computer Science & Engineering 5327 3.0: "Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition"/Prerequisite: Science & Engineering Computer Science & Engineering 3101 3.0; one of Science & Engineering Mathematics 2030 3.0 or Science & Engineering Mathematics 1131 3.0

e) Graduate Program in Education

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Education 5385 3.0: "Multimodal Literacies"/Same as Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6300 3.0

Special Topics Course
Education 5920 3.0: "Literature and Auto/Biography: Interpretation and Pedagogy"

f) Graduate Program in Études françaises

New Course Proposal
Études françaises 5242 3.0: "Roman de la Seconde Guerre mondiale"

g) Graduate Program in Geography

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Geography 5326 3.0: "Critical Political Ecologies"/Same as Social Anthropology 5030 3.0

h) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposals
History 5300 3.0: "A Colonial Sea: The Mediterranean"
History 5400 3.0: "History of Shanghai 1800 to 2000"
History 5410 3.0/6.0: "Forced Migrations in Times of War and Conflict"
History 5500 3.0/6.0: "Women and Work Across Industrialising Economies"
History 5610 3.0/6.0: "Identities in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Britain: Race, Nation, Class and Gender" [adds 3.0 credit to existing 6.0 credit course]

i) Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LLM)

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Business Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6735 3.0: "Board of Directors"
Law 6749 3.0: "Corporate Governance"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Labour Relations & Employment Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6759 6.0: "The Individual Contract of Employment"

Course Deletion
Law 6759 4.5: "The Individual Employment Law Contract"

j) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

Change in Course Title and Description
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6220 3.0: from "Advanced Topics in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics" to "Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics"

k) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New Course Proposals
Philosophy 6135 3.0: "The Philosophy of Hegel"
Philosophy 6400 3.0: "Major Figures in Moral Philosophy"

l) Graduate Program in Psychology

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Psychology 6260.3.0: "Visuospatial Memory and Goal-Directed Action"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Health Psychology 4360 3.0

Psychology 6465 3.0: "Stress, Coping and Health"/Same as Kinesiology 6465 3.0

m) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

New Course Proposals
Science & Technology Studies 6308 3.0: "Collecting Science: Lives of Objects"
Science & Technology Studies 6309 3.0: "Objectivity"
Science & Technology Studies 6405 3.0: "Science and Technology in Canadian Development"

n) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposals
Social & Political Thought 6195E 3.0: "The Economic Philosophy of Amartya Sen: Poverty, Freedom and Well-Being in Critical Perspective"
Social & Political Thought 6601 3.0: "Imagining Memory: Trauma, Testimony and the Arts"

Social & Political Thought 6139 3.0: "Hegel, Kant and Marx"/Same as Philosophy 6132 3.0

o) Graduate Program in Social Work

Social Work 6112 6.0: "Quantitative Analysis"/Same as Sociology 6112 6.0
Social Work 6120 3.0: "Survey Research Methods"/Same as Sociology 6120 3.0
Social Work 6121 3.0: "Survey Design Practicum"/Same as Sociology 6121 3.0

p) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

New Course Proposal
Socio-Legal Studies 6090 3.0: "Social Dimensions of Legal Discourse"

q) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposal
Translation 5329 3.0: "Translation and Political Texts"

r) Graduate Program in Visual Arts

New Course Proposal [students enrol in 2 summer half-courses instead of one full course]
Visual Arts 6020 3.0: "Contemporary Visual Arts Summer Institute"

s) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

New, Crosslisted Course Proposals
Women's Studies 6211 3.0: "The Global Sex Trade"/Same as Development Studies 5124 3.0
Women's Studies 6225 3.0: "Feminism in Black Africa"/Same as Development Studies 5125 3.0

11. Senate Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meeting of October 28 and November 25, 2010

12. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: March 3, 2011