Council Meeting Agenda February 4, 2016; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meeting of Council

Thursday, February 4, 2016

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

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (January 7, 2016) (.docx)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

Changes in Degree Requirements

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

Graduate Program in Design
Change to expire thesis course and replace with thesis requirement

4. Dean’s Remarks

5. Change in Name of Program and Rubric

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Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering

From Computer Science & Engineering to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

From CSE to EECS

6. Changes in Admissions Requirements

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      Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

Changes to admissions requirements

7. Changes in Diploma Requirements

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Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

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

Correction of faculty member/student ratio, changes to graduate programs’ student representatives


9. Curricular Changes

      Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on January 18, 2016 and received for information by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on January 20, 2016

Members of Council may view these items by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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a) Graduate Program in Biology
Changes in course weight from 3.0 to 6.0
Biology 6021 3.0, 6022 3.0: “MSc Research Evaluation”
Biology 7021 3.0, 7022 3.0, 7023 3.0 and 7024 3.0: “PhD Research Evaluation”

b) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering
Course Deletions
Computer Science & Engineering 6002H 3.0: “Directed Reading: Measurement and Applications of Eye Movement Data”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002I 3.0: “Directed Reading: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002J 3.0: “Directed Reading: Engineering Adaptive Systems”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002V 3.0: “Directed Reading: Auditory Perception and Virtual Audio”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002W 3.0: “Directed Reading: Advanced topics in Compute Networks”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002X 3.0: “Directed Reading: Advanced Topics in Machine Learning”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002Y 3.0: “Directed Reading: Enhanced and Synthetic Vision Displays”
Computer Science & Engineering 6002Z 3.0: “Directed Reading: Adaptive Software Systems”

c) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
Kinesiology & Health Science 6229 3.0: “Statistical Modelling of Perception and Cognition”/Same as Psychology 6229 3.0
Kinesiology & Health Science 6273 3.0: “Computer Programming for Experimental Psychology”/Same as Psychology 6273 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Law
Part-Time LLM in International Business Law

New Course Proposal
Law 6888 3.0: “Intellectual Property Law in a Business Context”

Part-Time LLM in Energy & Infrastructure Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6573 3.0: “Energy and Infrastructure Innovation”

New Course Proposal
Law 6574 6.0: “Comparative Public Law”

e) Graduate Program in Philosophy
New Course Proposal
Philosophy 6860 6.0: “PhD Research Seminar II”

f) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Physics & Astronomy 5802 3.0: “Cellular Electrodynamics” /Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Physics 4080 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies
New Course Proposal
Theatre & Performance Studies 6305 3.0: “Performing Objects and Theatrical Things”

11. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: March 3, 2016