Council Meeting Agenda May 5, 2016; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Meeting of Council

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. Rethinking Graduate Education:  Rethinking Supervision

Panel discussion:
Chair:  Barbara Crow
Panelists (via Skype): Lisa Young, Dean, Graduate Studies, University of Calgary; Martin Kreiswirth, Professor, former Dean Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, McGill University

Dean Young and Professor Kreiswirth have recently revised their supervisory guidelines and provisions through extensive consultation with faculty, staff and students.  They will discuss how and why this happened and how students, faculty and staff have been affected by changes. and  and

University of Calgary supervision

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York’s guidelines

Teaching Commons workshop for graduate supervision

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 7, 2016) (.docx)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

5. Dean’s Remarks

6. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 20, 2016

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a) Graduate Program in Études françaises

Increased flexibility in coursework as part of strategy to decrease times to completion [PhD] (.doc)

b) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

Changes in PhD course requirements (.doc)
Split one required full course to two required half courses

7. Changes in Faculty Regulations

 Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee December 9, 2015, by Faculty Council on January 7, 2016.  Referred back March 3, 2016, on behalf of Senate Appeals Committee.  Revised version approved by FGS Petitions Committee April 13, 2016, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 20, 2016.

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Changes in academic petitions and appeals policies:
Academic petitions: procedural guidelines
Appeals of petitions decisions: procedural guidelines
Appeals to Senate Appeals Committee (.docx)

8. Report of the Nominating Committee  (.pdf)

9. Summer Authority

Motion: “that all items that need Council approval be delegated to the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee after the last meeting of Council in this academic year and until the first meeting of Council in the next academic year.”

10. Curricular Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee April 18, 2016, and received by Academic Planning & Policy Committee for information on April 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 Business Administration
New Course Proposal
Public Administration 6050 3.0:  “Managing for Public Purpose”

Course Deletion
Public Administration 5500 3.0:  “Public Policy and Management”

Changes in Course Title and Description
Financial Services 6960 1.5:  “Activity-Based Costing and the Financial Services Industry"

b) Graduate Program in Education
New Course Proposal
Education 5522 3.0:  “Visual and Verbal Portraiture in Nonlinear Life Writing”/Same as Humanities 6164 3.0

c) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
New Course Proposal
Environmental Studies 5191 3.0:  “Ethics and Spirit:  Introduction to Philosophy, Religions and the Environment”

New, Integrated Course Proposals
Environmental Studies 5050 3.0:  “Fundamental in Renewable Energy”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Environmental Studies 4400 3.0
Environmental Studies 5051 3.0:  “Fundamental in Energy Efficiency”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Environmental Studies 4401 3.0

 New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Environmental Studies 5135 3.0:  “Understanding Youth Homelessness:  Its Causes and Conditions and What We Can Do About It”/Same as Education 5935 3.0

Environmental Studies 6134 3.0: “Critical urban Theory: Epistemologies and Politics”/Same as Political Science 6404 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration
Change in Course Title and Description
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6510 2.0:  from “Strategic Management in Non-Market Environments” to “Strategy Beyond Markets”

Change in Course Title
Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6870 2.0:  from “Strategic Issues in Commodity Industries” to “Competitive Analysis of Commodity Industries”

e) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies
New Course Proposal
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6909 3.0:  “Researching History through Story: Indigenous Women’s Literature”

f) Graduate Program in History
New Course Proposals
History 5001 3.0:  “Doing History:  An Introduction”

 Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
History 5034 3.0:  from “Studies in Greek and Roman Intellectual History:  The Late Roman Empire” to “Cultural History of the Graeco-Roman World”
History 5770 3.0:  from “Linguistic History” to “Languages, Empire and Nations”

g) Graduate Program in International Business Administration
Change in Course Description
International Business Administration 6200 3.0:  “International Strategy Field Study”

h) Graduate Program in Management
New Course Proposals
Master’s in Management 5000 3.0:  “Business Communication and Team Dynamics”
Master’s in Management 5030 3.0:  “Applied Macroeconomics”
Master’s in Management 5050 3.0:  “Business and Sustainability”
Master’s in Management 5060 3.0:  “Managerial Decision Analysis”
Master’s in Management 5210 3.0:  “Design and Management of Organizational Processes”
Master’s in Management 5220 3.0:  “Managerial Finance”
Master’s in Management 5260 3.0:  “Managerial Accounting”
Master’s in Management 5300 3.0:  “Strategic Thinking”

i) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 5411 3.0:  “Analysis for Teachers”

j) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs
New Course Proposal
Public & International Affairs 6340 3.0:  "The Craft of Managing World Affairs"

k) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology
New Course Proposals [full course split into 2 half courses]
Social Anthropology 6010 3.0:  "Advanced General Theory in Social Anthropology Part I"/Required PhD course
Social Anthropology 6011 3.0:  "Advanced General Theory in Social Anthropology Part II"/Required PhD course

11. Senate Synopsis

Summary of Senate meeting of March 31, 2016 (.pdf)

12. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: June 2, 2016