Agenda: May 2, 2013

Meeting of Council


Thursday, May 2, 2013
3:00 p.m.
280N York Lanes

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 4, 2013)

Business Arising from the Minutes

3. Faculty Teaching Awards

Citation for Faculty of Graduate Studies' Teaching Awards
Recipient for 2012-2013:
Laurence R. Harris, Graduate Programs in Biology, Kinesiology & Health Science and Psychology

4. President Mamdouh Shoukri

5. Dean's Remarks

6. Report of the Nominating Committee

7. Program Name Change

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from Graduate Program in Theatre Studies to Theatre & Performance Studies

8. Changes in Program Policy

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a) Graduate Progra4ms in Business Administration, Finance, International MBA and Public Administration

Changes in grading, promotion and graduation

b) Graduate Programs in Business Administration, Executive MBA, Finance, International MBA and Public Administration

Changes in graduate examination policies

9. Changes in Degree Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Film

Change course requirements to delete Film 5020 3.0 and replace with elective

b) Graduate Program in Philosophy

Change course requirements to require PhD first-year seminar and research seminar full courses
Reduce out of program course electives from one full course to one half course

In five sections: i | ii | iii | iv | v

c) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

Internship: change Master's requirement from non-credit to 3.0 credit course; change PhD requirement from non-credit to discretionary/optional 3.0 credit course

10. Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Sarah Hildebrandt, Academic Affairs Officer

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11. 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."

12. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on April 11, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on April 12, 2013, and by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 17, 2013

Members of Council 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 Dance

Dance 5050 3.0: "Spectacular City: Performance and Public Spaces"/Same as Theatre Studies 5050 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposals
Film 6243 3.0: "The Future and the Past of Cinema and Media Studies: History of the Discipline"
Film 6244 3.0: "Documentary in the Expanded Field"

Course Deletion
Film 5020 3.0: "Selected Topics in Production"

c) Graduate Program in Finance

Change in Pre-Requisite
Finance 5600 3.0: "Institutional Wealth Management"/add Prerequisite: Finance 5100 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies

New Course Proposal [additional to existing 6801 3.0]
Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6801 6.0: "Reading Course"

Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6908 3.0: "Settler Colonialism and Settler Subjects"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6695 3.0

Change in Course Weighting
Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6008 from 6.0 to 3.0: "Feminist Methods and Methodologies"

e) Graduate Program in Geography

New Course Proposal
Geography 5324 3.0: "Cultures of Cities: Planning, Policy and Practice"

f) Graduate Program in Philosophy

New Course Proposals
Philosophy 6800 6.0: "First-Year Seminar"
Philosophy 6850 6.0: "PhD Research Seminar"

Deletion of Crosslistings
Philosophy 6020 3.0: "Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School and Benjamin"/Same as Communication & Culture 6113 3.0, Social & Political Thought 6043 3.0 and Sociology 6200 3.0
Philosophy 6205 3.0: "Women's Philosophies of Sex"/Same as Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies 6208 3.0
Philosophy 6430 6.0: "Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School and Benjamin"/Same as Political Science 6070 6.0 and Social & Political Thought 6600 6.0
Philosophy 6520 3.0: "Legal Consciousness in Theory and Practice"/Same as Law 6603 3.0, Political Science 6025 3.0 and Social & Political Thought 6643 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

New Course Proposals
Public & International Affairs 6330 3.0: "État, Liberté, Démocratie : Études De Communautés"
Public & International Affairs 6332 3.0: "Citizenship and Migration"

h) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

Social & Political Thought 6694.3.0: "Speculative Realisms"/Same as English 6980 3.0

13. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: June 6, 2013