Council Meeting Agenda April 6, 2017; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meeting of Council


Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Graduate Supervision Working Group

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The Faculty of Graduate Studies has convened a Working Group on Graduate Supervision. The group has conducted domestic and international research activities, launched student and faculty surveys, analyzed York and national survey data, drafted and circulated documents for review and feedback, and hosted consultation sessions with students, faculty and staff. Consultation sessions are now complete and there remain several issues that require further investigation and discussion in order to inform strong policy and effective tools to support graduate supervision.  The working group will present these topics and facilitate a discussion about how best to proceed.

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (March 2, 2017) (.docx)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5.  Dean’s Remarks

6. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on March 8, 2017

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Graduate Program in History
Changes in course requirements, clarification of major research papers (MA and PhD), clarification of fields, removal of Joint Collaborative Program in Ancient Greek and Roman History
(.doc) | Learning objectives (.docx)

7. Reports and Memos to Senate Committees

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New Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award (.docx)
Approved by FGS Awards Committee on December 9, 2016, and by Faculty Council on January 5, 2017, revised on the advice of Senate Awards Committee

8. Senate Synopsis

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Summaries of Senate meeting of March 23, 2017 (.pdf)

 9. Joint Subcommittee on Quality Assurance Final Assessment Reports for Cyclical Program Reviews

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Joint Subcommittee report on December 12, 2016, and January 26, 2017, meetings (.pdf)
including reports on the Graduate Programs in Geography, Humanities, Music, Public Policy, Administration & Law, Social Work, Theatre, and Theatre & Performance Studies

 10. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  May 4, 2017