Council Meeting Agenda February 2, 2017; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meeting of Council

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (January 5, 2017) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Motion from Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee

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Motion from Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee

The Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Appeals & Academic Honesty Committee strongly urges, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Planning & Policy Committee endorsed, and recommends endorsement by Council:

  • graduate programs to consider ways to ensure students struggling with writing are well connected to supports and services available on campus;
  • FGS to ensure all students found to have breached the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty are informed of writing support services on campus;
  • all offices that support international graduate students to consider how their needs may differ from domestic students with respect to integrating into a new educational setting, and ensure that international students are well connected to writing supports and services available on campus; and,

5.  Dean’s Remarks

6. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee January 11, 2017

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Graduate Program in Nursing
Changes in course requirements with learning outcomes

7.  Communication from the Chair of Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee

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Tracking Success Through Indicators

8. Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on December 21, 2016 and received for information by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 11, 2017

Councillors are invited to view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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a) Graduate Program in Administration (PhD)

New Course Proposals
Accounting 7050 3.0:  “Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting Research II”
Strategic Management 7030 3.0:  “Seminar in International Business”
Strategic Management 7040 3.0:  “Seminar on Corporate Strategy:  Alliances, Networks, Joint Ventures and Acquisitions”
Strategic Management 7050 3.0:  “Business, Society and Global Governance”

b) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

Changes in Course Weights
Environmental Studies 6325 6.0 to 3.0:  “Critical Urban Planning Workshop”
Environmental Studies 6330 6.0 to 3.0:  “Environmental Planning Workshop”
Environmental Studies 6331 6.0 to 3.0:  “Planning in Toronto Workshop”
Environmental Studies 6348 6.0 to 3.0:  “Cultural Production Workshop:  Performance”
Environmental Studies 6349 6.0 to 3.0:  “Cultural Production Workshop:  Image”

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

New Course Proposals
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6280 2.0:  “Visualization for Persuasion”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6320 2.0:  “Value Investing”
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6550 2.0:  “Leading Entrepreneurial Growth”

Change in Title and Description
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6350 2.0:  from “Strategic Alliances” to “Creating and Managing Strategic Alliances”

d) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies

New Course Proposals
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6225 3.0:  “Feminism in Black Africa”
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6901 3.0:  “Feminist Life Writing: Autopathographies”

e) Graduate Program in Humanities

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Humanities 6165 3.0:  “Love Actually: Biblical, Medieval and Modern Hebrew Love Poetry (in Translation)”/Same as Education 6165 3.0 and English 6165 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

New Course Proposals
Mechanical Engineering 6503 3.0:  “Disruptive and Exponential Technology Innovations”/Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor
Mechanical Engineering 6504 3.0:  “Introduction to Bioengineering”/Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor

g) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposal
Psychology 6970 3.0:  “Clinical Developmental Interventions:  Advanced Skills” [accompanies change in degree requirements]

Course Integration
Psychology 6455 3.0:  “Current Issues in Health Psychology”/Same as the undergraduate course Health Psychology 4370 3.0

Changes in Course Titles
Psychology 6930 3.0:  from “Intervention Strategies with Children” to “Clinical Developmental Interventions:  Foundations”
Psychology 6930P 3.0:  from “Intervention Practicum” to “Clinical Developmental Interventions Practicum”

h) Graduate Program in Real Estate & Infrastructure

New Course Proposal
Property 6150 3.0:  “Economics Forces Shaping the City”

Change in Course Description
Property 6001 0.0:  “Leadership in Real Estate and Infrastructure I”

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  March 2, 2017