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

Thursday, November 2, 2017
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1. United Way Presentation

2.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

3.  Integrating Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the Strategic Research Plan 2018-2023, Opportunity for Feedback (.pdf)
Associate Vice-President Research Celia Haig-Brown

Plan for the Intensification and Enhancement of Research (PIER) highlights

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 5, 2017) (.docx)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6.  Search for a New Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

7.  New Graduate Programs and Degrees

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee acting with summer authority for Council on June 14, 2016; forwarded for external review; approved again by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on October 11, 2017

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a) Proposed New Graduate Program in Marketing (Master of Marketing Degree, MMKG rubric) | Proposal (link requires login)

(Guest:  Marshall David Rice)

b) Proposed New Graduate Program in Supply Chain Management (Master of Supply Chain Management Degree, MSCM rubric) | Proposal (link requires login)

Memo from the Dean of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (.pdf) | Email from Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, LA&PS, 29 October 2017 (.docx)

8.  Dean's Remarks

9.  Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on October 11, 2017

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a) Graduate Program in Biology
Changes to thesis and dissertation regulations (MSc and PhD) (.doc) | Learning outcomes (self-study) (.pdf)

b) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Elimination of major research paper option (MA) (.docx) | Learning outcomes (cyclical review) (.docx)

10.  "Rethinking the PhD":  The Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

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The Canadian Association of Graduate Schools has an ongoing research and consultation project on "Rethinking the PhD."  As part of this project, it has prepared the attached consultation paper. (.pdf)

11.  Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning &Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on September 29, 2017

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

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a) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
Social & Political Thought 6154 3.0:  “Black Feminism”/Same as Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6910 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Translation Studies
New Course Proposal
Translation Studies 5250 3.0:  “The Voice in Translation/La voix en Traduction”

12. Senate  Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of September 28, 2017 (.pdf)

13. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  December 7, 2017