Agenda: October 1, 2009

Meeting of Council


Thursday, October 1, 2009
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 4, 2009) (.doc)

3. Governance

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i) Senate and Faculty Councils (.ppt)
Chair of Senate's Remarks Professor Celia Haig-Brown, Chair of Senate; Bob Everett, Assistant Secretary of Senate

ii) Green and White Papers
Professor Patrick Monahan, Vice-President Academic and Provost

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

Report on Summer Authority
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Approved June 17, August 19 and September 16, 2009, by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

i) Changes in Fields
Graduate Program in Women's Studies Changes in Fields

ii) Change in Name of Sub-specialization
Graduate Program in Law
Change in Name of Sub-specialization from Business Law for International Students to International Business Law

iii) Changes in Degree Requirements
a) Graduate Program in Art History & Visual Culture (PhD)
Changes in Comprehensive Examinations
b) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Changes to supervisory regulations to identify a supervisor by the end of the third term (MES)
Changes in final examining committee (MES)
Change to replace Environmental Studies 5101 3.0 with 5100 3.0 as a required course (MES)

c) Graduate Program in Law
Addition of LLM by Major Research Paper option
d) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Change in course requirements to make the required courses Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5670 3.0: "Second Language Instruction" and Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6310 3.0: "Languages in Contact" optional
Change to add a coursework-only option

e) Graduate Program in Psychology
Changes to Brain, Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences Area degree requirements
f) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs
Change in grading of Public & International Affairs 6400 6.0: "Internship" from letter grade to pass/fail
Addition of by Major Research Paper option
Changes to colloquium requirement

iv) Change in Admissions Requirements
Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Change to admissions requirements from "B" to "B+"

v) Changes in Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures
a) Graduate Program in Political Science
b) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

5. Dean's Remarks

6. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate Meeting of June 18, 2009 (.pdf)

7. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: November 5, 2009