Council Meeting Agenda October 1, 2015; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meeting of Council

Thursday, October 1, 2015

3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 4, 2015) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

Report on Summer Authority
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Summary of business approved by Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Academic Planning & Policy Committee acting with summer authority for Faculty Council

Approved June 17, 2015

Changes in Fields
Graduate Program in Design Proposal | Appendices (.pdf)

[Please note that this item has been withdrawn from consideration by the Graduate Program in Design subsequent to approval by the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Academic Planning & Policy Committee.]

4. Vice-President Academic & Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance & Administration Gary Brewer

Presentation to Faculty Council Fall 2015: SHARP and IIRP

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. New Degree and Graduate Program

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New Graduate Program in Real Estate & Infrastructure

(.docx) | Letter of Support (.pdf) | Letter of Support (.pdf)

Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on March 18, 2015

7. Changes in Degree Requirements

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Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on September 16, 2015

Graduate Program in Film/Cinema & Media Studies

Change in Degree Requirements [MFA] (.docx)
Change from course requirement of 7 half courses to 6 half courses

8. Changes in the Structure, Rules and Procedures of Faculty Council

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Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on September 16, 2015

Changes to commence election of Council Chair and Vice-Chair; removal of voting rights for Faculty staff members; discontinue membership for Distinguished Research Professors; reduce membership for Directors of Organized Research Units (.docx)

9. Curricular Changes

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on June 2 and September 4, 2015, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on June 3 and September 7, 2015, and by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on June 17 and September 16, 2015

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 Art History
Crosslisting [adds Art History]
Art History 5901 3.0: “Imaging the Arts: Interdisciplinary Collaboration”/Same as Dance 5900 3.0, Film & Video 5900 3.0, Music 5900 3.0, Theatre 5900 3.0 and Visual Arts 5900 3.0

Art History 6320 3.0: “Performance Art: Politics & Aesthetics”/Same as Theatre & Performance Studies 6320 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Business Administration
New Course Proposal
Arts & Media Administration 6360 3.0: “Arts, Media and Entertainment: Managing Strategic and Business Solutions in the Digital Media Universe”

Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Property 6300 3.0: “Principles of Public Private Infrastructure Delivery”
Property 6750 3.0: “Project Finance for Infrastructure”
Social Sector Management 6200 3.0: “Nonprofit Organizations and Their Environment”

Change in Course Title
Social Sector Management 6400 3.0: “Microfinance and Social Impact Investing”

Change in Course Description
Management 5150 3.0: “Skills for Leadership”

Change in Pre-Requisite
International Business Administration 6490 3.0: “International Negotiations: Analysis, Strategy and Practice”/ Prerequisites: All 5100-series required foundations of management courses or permission of the instructor. Note: Not open to International Business Administration students

Course Deletions
Arts & Media Administration 6330 3.0: “Communications Policy”
Marketing 6290 3.0: “Leveraging Online and Offline Customer Relationships”
Marketing 6525 3.0: “Digital Marketing”

c) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

New Course Proposals
Computer Science & Engineering 6503 3.0: “Cyber-Physical Systems: Modelling, Specification, Synthesis and Verification”
Computer Science & Engineering 6601 3.0: “Nanoelectronics”
Computer Science & Engineering 6704 3.0: “Smart Distribution Grids”

d) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

Course Deletion
Disaster & Emergency Management 6041 3.0: “Climate Change Disasters and their Impacts on Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies”

e) Graduate Program in Études françaises

New Course Proposal
Études-françaises 5244 3.0: “Écriture poétique franco-ontarienne contemporaine”

Change in Course Description
Études françaises 6101 3.0: “Méthodes de recherche en études littéraires et linguistiques”

f) Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6140 2.0: “Consumer Led Growth”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6180 2.0: “Consumer Insights and Brand Strategy”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6490 2.0: “Enterprise IT Strategy and Governance”

g) Graduate Program in Geography

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Geography 5608 3.0: “Hydrometeorology: Evapotranspiration”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Arts & Professional Studies Geography 4210 3.0

h) Graduate Program in History

Change in Course Title
History 5903 3.0: from “Themes in the Historiography of Africa” to “The History of Africa”

i) Graduate Program in Law

Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LLMs)
Part-Time LLM Specializing in Banking & Financial Services Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6568 3.0: “Islamic Finance”

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Energy & Infrastructure Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6566 3.0: “Power Purchase Agreements: A Tool for Investment and Electricity Generation”
Law 6565 3.0: “Transportation in Canada”

Change in Course Weight
Law 6566P from 3.0 to 6.0: “Infrastructure Development and Finance”

Part-Time LLM in International Business Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6298 6.0: “International Commercial Arbitration”

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Labour Relations & Employment Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6567 3.0: “Contemporary Issues in Labour Law”
Law 6569 3.0: “Special Topics in the Law of Work”

Change from full course to two half courses
from Law 6805P 6.0: “Perspectives on Labour and Employment Law: From Theory to Practice”

to: Law 6805 3.0: “Theories and Perspectives in Labour and Employment Law”
and: Law 6567 3.0: “Contemporary Issues in Labour Law”

Change in Course Title
Law 6025P 3.0: from “Issues in Employment Regulation” to “Contemporary Issues in Employment Regulation”
Law 6759 3.0: from “The Individual Contract of Employment” to “Contemporary Issues in the Common Law of Employment”

j) Graduate Program in Philosophy

Philosophy 6135 3.0: “Hegel”/Same as Social & Political Thought 6605 3.0

k) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6185.3.0: “Foucault in Intellectual Context: An Advanced Introduction”

l) Graduate Program in Social Work

Change in Course Description
Social Work 5982 3.0: “Advanced Social Work Practice”

m) Graduate Program in Translation Studies

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Translation Studies 5342 3.0: “Translating Balzac/Balzac Translated=Traduire Balzac/Balzac traduit”/Same as Études françaises 5245 3.0 and 6342 3.0

10. Senate Synopsis

Summaries of Senate meetings of May 28, 2015 Synopsis (.pdf) | and June 25, 2015 Synopsis (.pdf)

11. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: November 5, 2015