Council Meeting Agenda December 6, 2018; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Agenda
Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2.  Consultation on Freedom of Speech Policy Initiative

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(Guest:  Lorne Sossin, Chair, Freedom of Speech Working Group)

https://secretariat.info.yorku.ca/freedom-of-speech-policy (URL)

York University Statement of Policy on Free Speech (URL/.pdf)
Draft – November 15, 2018

3.  Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 1, 2018) (.docx)

4.  Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean's Remarks

6.  New Graduate Program

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

This item was withdrawn but will return subject to appropriate prior approval stages including external review.

Proposed Graduate Program in Management in Artificial Intelligence (.pdf) | Lassonde letter of support (.pdf) MMAI

7.  New Graduate Diploma

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Osgoode Professional Development
Proposed Graduate Diploma in Law for Law Enforcement Professionals (.pdf)
(Guest:  Meghan Thomas, Director, International & Professional Graduate Programs, Law Professional Development Program)

8.  Changes in Admission Requirements

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Osgoode Professional Development
Guest:  Meghan Thomas, Director, International & Professional Graduate Programs, Law Professional Development Program)

Specialization in International Business Law LLM
Change in minimum language score (.pdf)
Osgoode Professional Development Learning Objectives (.docx)

9.  New Program Rubrics

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Osgoode Professional Development
(Guest:  Meghan Thomas, Director, International & Professional Graduate Programs, Law Professional Development Program)

Changes in Rubrics and Course Numbers for All LLM Specializations
Proposal
 (.docx)
Changes for Administrative Law, Banking & Financial Services Law, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law, Business Law, Canadian Common Law, Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Infrastructure Law, Family Law, General Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law, Labour Relations & Employment Law, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Securities Law, and Tax Law
 (.xlsx)

10.  New Field

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
Proposed new Field in Black Studies and Theories of Race and Racism (.docx) PhD
Learning Objectives
(.pdf)

11.  Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved at the November 14, 2018, meeting of FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

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a)  Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
Change to require Social & Political Thought 6105 3.0: “Master’s Practicum: Major Research Paper Development”
(includes learning objectives) (.docx) MA
New Course Proposal (.docx) | Decanal support (.pdf)

b)  Graduate Program in Biology
Change to delete graduate seminar series requirement
(includes learning objectives) (.pdf) MSc and PhD
(Guest:  Professor Carol Bucking, Biology)

12.  Curriculum Changes

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Approved October 30, 2018, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 14, 2018.

Councillors may view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Change in Course Title and Description
Environmental Studies 6182 3.0:  from “Quantitative Research Methods” to “Environmental Analytics:  Data, Models and Methods”

Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
Change in Course Title and Description
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6015 2.0:  from “The New Era of Marketing in China” to “The China Consumer Market”

Change in Course Title
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6050 2.0:  from “Discovering Mergers and Acquisitions” to “Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy” 

Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Information Systems & Technology 5150 3.0:  “Enterprise Architecture”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies 4060 3.0

Graduate Program in Law
   Part-Time LLMs
Change in Course Title, Weight and Description
Law 6101 from 1.0 to 0.0:  from “Advanced Legal Research Workshop” to “Advanced Legal Research Writing Skills”

    Part-Time LLM in General Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6000 3.0:  “Graduate Legal Research and Writing (Online)”

   Part-Time LLM in Energy & Infrastructure Law
New Course Proposal
Energy & Infrastructure Law 7002 3.0:  “Mining Law in Canada”
Energy & Infrastructure Law 7004 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Energy & Infrastructure Law”

   Part-Time LLM in Securities Law
Change in Course Title
Law 6742 3.0:  from “Keeping the Market Informed” to “Continuous Disclosure”

   Part-Time LLM in Tax Law
New Course Proposal
Tax 6201 3.0:  “Introduction to the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders”

Graduate Diploma in Law for Law Enforcement Professionals
New Course Proposals
Law 6204 6.0:  "Policing and the Charter"
Law 6205 3.0:  "Policing Vulnerable Communities"
Law 6206 3.0:  "Police Oversight and Accountability"
Law 6207 3.0:  "Legal Issues Related to Managing of Law Enforcement Professionals"
Law 6208 3.0:  "Foundations in Evidence for Law Enforcement Professionals"
Law 7005 0.0:  "Online Legal Research and Writing Tutorial"

Graduate Program in Management in Artificial Intelligence
New Course Proposals
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5000 3.0:  “Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals”/This course is a prerequisite for Management in Artificial Intelligence 5040 3.0
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5040 3.0:  “Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence I”/Prerequisite: Management in Artificial Intelligence 5000 3.0
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5090 3.0:  “Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence II”
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5100 3.0:  “Database Fundamentals”
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5200 3.0:  “Algorithms for Business Analysis”/This course is a prerequisite for Management in Artificial Intelligence 5300 3.0
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5300 3.0:  “Numerical Methods and Analysis”/Prerequisite:  Management in Artificial Intelligence 5200 3.0
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5400 3.0:  “Natural Language Processing ”/Prerequisites:  Management in Artificial Intelligence 5040 3.0 and 5300 3.0
Management in Artificial Intelligence 5500 3.0:  “Applications of Neural Networks and Deep Learning in Business”
Management in Artificial Intelligence 6050 6.0:  “AI Consulting Project”

Graduate Program in Philosophy
New Course Proposal
Philosophy 5340 3.0:  “Ethics and Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence”

Graduate Program in Psychology
Crosslisting
Psychology 6229 3.0:  “Statistical Modelling of Perception and Cognition”/Same as [new] Biology 6229 3.0 and Kinesiology & Health Science 6299 3.0

Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies
Crosslisting
Science & Technology Studies 6205 3.0:  “Critical Technical Practise: Computer Accessibility and Assistive Technology”/Same as Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6330 3.0

Change in Course Title and Description
Science & Technology Studies 6109 3.0:  from “Gender and the Human Sciences” to “Gender and Technoscience”

Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
New Course Proposal
Social & Political Thought 6105 3.0:  “Master’s Practicum:  Major Research Paper Development”

13.  Senate Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meetings of October 25, 2018 and November 22, 2018 (URL/.pdf)

14.  Other Business