Agenda: May 5, 2011

Meeting of Council

Thursday, May 5, 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. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 7, 2011)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Summer Authority

Motion: "that all items that need Council approval be delegated to the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee after the last meeting of Council in this academic year and until the first meeting of Council in the next academic year."

6. Report of the Nominating Committee: approval of nominations (revised)

7. Election of FGS Representatives on Decanal Search Committee: approval of nominations (revised)

8. New Diploma

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Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management | CVs | Support
(Guest: B. Zimmerman, Director)

9. New Field

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Graduate Program in History

Proposed new field in East Asian History | CVs | Support


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) Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

a) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

b) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

c) Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies

d) Graduate Program in Dance (MFA)

e) Graduate Program in Earth & Space Science

f) Graduate Program in Economics

g) Graduate Program in Geography

h) Graduate Program in Health

i) Graduate Program in Human Resources Management

j) Graduate Program in Philosophy

k) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

l) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

m) Graduate Program in Translation Studies

ii) Changes to Degree Requirements

a) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

  • Change in course requirements to require optional course and make required course optional
  • Changes in course requirements to replace required half course with optional course

b) Combined MBA/MFA/MA Degree Programs

  • Changes to curricular structure and addition of recently approved Fine Arts programs

11. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on February 2 and April 6, 2011 and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on February 16, 2011 and April 20, 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 Art History

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Art History 5412 3.0: "Romanesque Architecture in Normandy and England"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Fine Arts 4540B 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

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

c) Graduate Program in Human Resources Management

New Course Proposals
Human Resources Management 6810 3.0: "Career Management: Whose Career is it Anyway?"
Human Resources Management 6820 3.0: "Work/Life Balance"
Human Resources Management 6830 3.0: "Managing the Contingent Workforce"

Course Deletion
Human Resources Management 6900 3.0: "Issues in Human Resources Management"

d) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology

New Course Proposal
Information Systems & Technology 6140 3.0: "Software Product Lines"

e) Graduate Program in Law–Part-Time LLM in Tax Law

Correction in Course Weighting
Law 6733 from 6.0 to 3.0: "Tax Treaties"

f) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New Course Proposals
Philosophy 6360 3.0: "Major Figures in the Philosophy of Psychology"
Philosophy 6370 3.0: "Philosophy of Cognitive Science"
Philosophy 6500 3.0: "Major Figures in Political Philosophy"
Philosophy 6515 3.0: "Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy"

g) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposal
Psychology 6325 3.0: "Clinical Neuroanatomy"

h) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

Science & Technology Studies 6405 3.0: "Science and Technology in Canadian Development"/Same as History 5860 3.0

i) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

New Course Proposal
Social Anthropology 5145 3.0: "Critical Approaches to Gender, Displacement and Mobility"

12. Other Business

Next meetings of Council: June 2, 2011, October 6 2011