Council Meeting Agenda December 3, 2015; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies--109 Atkinson College


Meeting of Council

Thursday, December 3, 2015

3:00 p.m.
Please note location change:  Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

Call for Faculty of Graduate Studies' volunteers  to serve on the President’s Sustainability Council for the 2015-2016 academic year.

2. York University Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research
PIER presentation slides

Vice-President Rob Haché

For Discussion

3. Minutes (.docx) of Previous Meeting (November 5, 2015)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. University Academic Plan

University Academic Plan 2015-2020 Consultations (.docx)
Senate UAP Questions For Discussion
1.    What sets York apart from other universities and how is this advantageous?
2.    What should be York’s academic priorities for the next five years?  Please rank your priorities if possible.
3.    What are the most pressing challenges facing York now and in the next five years that should be addressed in the next UAP?
4.    What are the most compelling opportunities for York now and in the next five years?
5.  Do you have any other advice about the University Academic Plan 2015-2020 in terms of its organization and structure, specificity of objectives, indicators of progress and the like?

7.  New Double Degree

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Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee October 21, 2015

Double Degree between York University and Laval University
Proposal (.docx) | Principal's letter (.pdf) | Calendar copy (.docx) | Program of study chart (.docx)

8. Changes in Degree Requirements

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Graduate Program in Business Administration

Changes to specializations
Retire specializations in Business-to-Business Marketing and Strategic Channel Marketing
Rename the specialization in Brand, Product and Service Management to Brand Management
Restructure the course selections in the Marketing specializations
Rename the specialization in Operations Management to Supply Chain Management
Restructure the course selections in the Operations Management specialization
Marketing changes (.pdf) | Organizational Management changes (.pdf) 

9. Changes in Admissions Requirements

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 Graduate Program in Social Work

Change to PhD admission requirements (.doc)

10. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: January 7, 2016