Council Meeting Agenda November 5, 2015; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Please note that President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri will address Council.

Meeting of Council

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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

1. Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2. United Way Presentation

Video | York Cares

3. President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (October 1, 2015) (.docx)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

New Degree and Graduate Program
Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on March 18, 2015 and at Faculty Council October 1, 2015; and FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee October 21, 2015; returned to Academic Planning & Policy Committee and returns to Council with external reviewer and response documentation

New Graduate Program in Real Estate & Infrastructure (MREI)
Additional:  external reviewer and response documentation
Proposal | Dean's letter | Support letters | Provost's letter | External reviewers' report | External review response | University Librarian | Library statement

6. Dean’s Remarks

7. Proposed New PhD

Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on October 22, 2014

Proposed New PhD in the Graduate Program in Nursing
Proposal | Provost letter 1 | Provost letter 2 | Support letter CAMH | Library support | Support letter M. Ferguson | External review report | External review response | Decanal response

8. Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on October 21, 2015

a)         Graduate Program in Cinema & Media Studies/Film
Change to add options for extended field placement and optional research/creation major research paper

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

9. Changes in Diploma Requirements

Approved at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on October 21, 2015

Graduate Diploma in International & Security Studies
Change in administrative home
Change in course requirements

10. Changes in Fields

Graduate Program in Sociology
Change to fields

11. Curricular Changes

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on October 28, 2015, and by Academic Planning & Policy Committee on October 28, 2015

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 230 York Lanes, or electronically, by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council.

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a) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering
New Course Proposals
Computer Science & Engineering 5801 3.0: “Medical Imaging Systems”
Computer Science & Engineering 6701 3.0: “High Frequency Power Electronic Converters”
Computer Science & Engineering 6801 3.0: “Advanced Microelectronic Biochips”
Computer Science & Engineering 6803 3.0: “Micro-fluidics for Cellular and Molecular Biology”

b) Graduate Program in Design
New Course Proposals
Design 5016 1.5: “Graduate Seminar: Design”/Degree credit exclusion: Design 5006 0.0
Design 5017 1.5: “Graduate Seminar: Design”/Prerequisite: Design 5016 1.5/Degree credit exclusion: Design 5006 0.0

Change in Course Title
Design 5403 3.0: from “Interactive Design Systems” to “Advanced Topics in Interactivity”

Course Deletions
Design 5002 18.0: “Thesis”
Design 5006 0.0: “Design Colloquium”

c) Graduate Program in English
Change in Course Weighting [add 3.0 to 6.0 offering]
English 6578 3.0: “Women Writing South Asia: Gender, Nation and the World”

d) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Changes in Course Titles and Descriptions
Environmental Studies 5106 3.0: from “Feminist Perspectives on Environmental Studies” to “Critical Perspectives on Race, Gender and the Environment”
Environmental Studies 6117 3.0: from “Ecology in Third World Development” to “Ecologies and Sustainability in the Global South”

e) Graduate Program in Law
Graduate Program in Law (Part-Time LLMs)
Part-Time LLM Specializing in Canadian Common Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6515 6.0: “The Online Course in Canadian Administrative Law”
Law 6852 6.0: “The Online Course in Canadian Criminal Law”

f) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6475 3.0: “Topics in Language and Law”

g) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6645 3.0: “Graphical Models at the Intersection of Statistics & Machine Learning”

h) Graduate Program in Nursing
New Course Proposals
Nursing 7000 6.0:  “Philosophical Foundations of Contemporary Nursing Science”/Co-requisite: Nursing 7005 6.0
Nursing 7005 6.0:  “Research Approaches in Nursing Science”
Nursing 7015 0.0:  “PhD Doctoral Nursing Seminar 1”/Required course for PhD students in Nursing
Nursing 7020 0.0:  “PhD Doctoral Nursing Seminar 2”/Required course for PhD students in Nursing
Nursing 7030 3.0:  “Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Healthcare Interventions”/Prerequisites: graduate course in statistics or biostatistics and research methods
Nursing 7040 3.0:  “Designing and Implementing Mixed Methods Research”/Prerequisite: graduate course in research methods

12. Senate Synopses

Summaries of Senate meetings of September 24, 2015 Synopsis (.pdf) | and October 22, 2015 Synopsis (.pdf)

13. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: December 3, 2015