Agenda: February 2, 2012

Meeting of Council


Thursday, February 2, 2012
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Address to Council by Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché

3. Senate Consultation

* * * For Discussion * * *
Senate Policy on Organized Research Units | (.pdf) |

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting

December 1, 2011

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6. Dean's Remarks

7. New Master's Degree and Graduate Diploma

Approved September 21, 2011, by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee
* * * For Approval * * *
Proposed new Graduate Program in Conference Interpreting (Master of Conference Interpreting) and proposed new Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting (Type 1)
Proposal | Support Statements | Vice-Provost Academic Support | External Review Report and Response |


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.
Approved November 16, 2011, and January 18, 2012, by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

i) Changes to Name of Program
Graduate Program in Earth & Space Science

ii) Changes to Diploma Requirements
Graduate Diploma in Financial Engineering
Changes to application process; addition of survey paper option; change to duration of study; changes to course requirements (.pdf)

iii) Changes to Admissions Requirements
Graduate Program in Environmental Studies (PhD)
Change to require a minimum "B+" average for admission (PhD) (.pdf)

iv) Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures
a) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics (.pdf)
b) Graduate Program in Psychology (.pdf)

9. Senate Consultation

* * * For Discussion * * *
Draft Policy on the Awarding of Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in Extraordinary Circumstances (.doc)

10. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on December 1, 2011, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on December 7, 2011, and by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 18, 2012

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 230 York Lanes, by calling M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council, extension 22264.

* * * For Information * * *

a) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Property 6550 3.0: "Sustainable Cities: Urbanization, Infrastructure and Strategic Choices"
Property 6750 3.0: "Project Finance for Infrastructure"
Property 6850 3.0: "Structuring Real Estate Transactions and Managing Project Delivery"/Prerequisites: Property 6100 3.0 and 6200 3.0, or permission of the instructor
Strategic Management 6730 3.0: "Business Strategies in China"
Change in Course Title and Description
Strategic Management 6720 3.0: from "The Emergence of Global Managements" to "Managing Globally: Past, Present, Future"
Change in Course Description
Marketing 6550 3.0: "Brand Management"/Prerequisite: Marketing 5200 3.0
Change in Corequisites
Accounting 6140 3.0: "Intermediate Financial Accounting II"/Prerequisite: Accounting 6120 3.0 which may be taken concurrently with the permission of the course instructor

b) Graduate Program in Education

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Education 5472 3.0: "Visual Culture and Sexualities"/Same as Art History 5180B 3.0
New, Course Proposals
Education 5205 3.0: "Policy Research in Education"
Education 5417 3.0: "Internationalization of Higher Education: Semantics, Polemics and Politics of Policy-Making"

c) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

New Course Proposals
Environmental Studies 6128 3.0: "Urban Transportation Planning"
Environmental Studies 6135 3.0: "Environmental Society and Disease"/Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent registration in, Environmental Studies 6136 3.0, or permission of the instructor.

d) Graduate Program in Études françaises

New Course Proposal
Études françaises 6206 3.0: "Introduction to textology--Introduction à la textologie"

e) Graduate Program in Financial Accountability

New Course Proposal
Financial Accountability 6846 0.0: "Financial Accountability Internship"/No course credit. Optional/Pre-requisite: Financial Accountabilty 6840 3.0

f) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposal
History 5532 3.0: "North American Immigrant Experience from 1800 to the First World War"

g) Graduate Program in Humanities

New Course Proposal
Humanities 6323 3.0: "Philosophy and its Others: Recent Reflections"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6731 3.0

h) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology

Change in Course Title and Description
Information Systems & Technology 6130 3.0: from "Autonomic Service Oriented Computing" to "Service Oriented Computing"
Change in Course Title
Information Systems & Technology 6205 3.0: from "Web Mining" to "Advanced Web Mining"

i) Graduate Program in Law

Part-time LLM Specializing in Business Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6902P 3.0: "Corporate Finance"

Part-time LLM Specializing in Labour Relations & Employment Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6024P 3.0: "Comparative Labour Law: The Wagner Model"
Change in Course Weighting
Law 6022P 4.5 to 3.0: "Industrial Conflicts: Common Law and Labour Board Remedies"

j) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6378 3.0: "Applied Delay Differential Equations"

k) Graduate Program in Political Science

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Political Science 5580 3.0: "India in the Twenty-first Century: Justice, Development and Democracy"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal & Professional Arts Political Science 4580 3.0
New Course Proposal
Political Science 6221 3.0: "World Politics and Popular Culture"

l) Graduate Program in Psychology

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Psychology 6217 3.0: "Thinking About Thinking"
Psychology 6345 3.0: "Psychological Injury and Law"

m) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6198 6.0: "Hermeneutics as Literature, Philosophy and Religion: Reading Shakespeare, Spinoza, Kierkegaard"/Same as Humanities 6324 6.0
New Course Proposals
Social & Political Thought 6708 3.0: "Critical Perspectives in Ecology"
Social & Political Thought 6721 3.0: "Philosophical Foundations of Ecology: Human, Animal and Nature in Continental Thought"
Social & Political Thought 6639 3.0: "Indigenous Theory"/Same as Sociology 6204 3.0

11. Other Business

Next Council meeting: March 1, 2012