Council Meeting Agenda October 1, 2020; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies, 3:00 p.m.

Agenda
Thursday, October 1, 2020
3:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held 'remotely' via zoom.  The link and password to join the meeting may be found in the meeting's email notice.

1.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2.  Student System Renewal Program

Marie Limanni, Executive Director, Student System Renewal Program

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Student Systems Renewal Program Presentation | (.pptx)

3. Council Orientation

Presentation by Associate Dean and Secretary of Council Mark Hayward

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4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 4, 2020) (.docx)

5.  Business Arising from the Minutes

6. New Graduate Diploma

Approved February 12, 2020, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

Please note that this item has been withdrawn from this agenda, and will instead be considered via the curriculum approval process of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Proposed New Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing (.pdf)

7.  Student Affairs Update

Presentation by Associate Dean Students Aryn Martin and Associate Director, Graduate Student Affairs, Anne Stebbins

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8. Planning FGS Policy Initiatives for 2020-21

Presentation by Associate Dean and Secretary of Council Mark Hayward

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FGS Initiatives | (.pptx)

9.  Report on Items approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee acting with summer authority for Council

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Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on June 10, 2020
Graduate Program in Cinema & Media Studies/Film (MA, MFA, PhD)
Changes to Degree Requirements (.doc) | Learning objectives (.doc)

Changes to Faculty Regulations
Changes to Leaves of Absence regulations, parental leaves
 (.docx)
Changes to Senate nomenclature involving graduate specializations (.pdf)

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on August 18, 2020

Graduate Program in Civil Engineering
Changes to admissions requirements (.pdf)

Graduate Program in Psychology
Changes to Graduate Record Examination requirements (.pdf)

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 9, 2020
Graduate Program in English (PhD) 
Change to Degree Requirements (.doc)
Change to Language Requirements (.doc)
Learning outcomes (.docx)

10.  Report of the Nominating Committee

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FGS Standing Committees and representatives to Senate Committees  (.pdf) 

11. Dean's Remarks and Discussion

12. Curriculum Changes

Councillors may view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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Approved June 22 and 30, 2020, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee, and received for information by the Academic Planning & Policy Committee on July 8, 2020

Graduate Program in Communication & Culture
New Course Proposal
Communication & Culture 6922 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Research Methods”

Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New Course Proposal
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6446 3.0:  “Analytical Performance Modeling and Design of Computing Systems”

Change in Course Number, Description, Prerequisite and Integration
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from 6115 to 5115 3.0:  “Computational Complexity”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Lassonde Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 4115 3.0/Prerequisite:  Lassonde Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 3101 3.0 or equivalent

Change in Course Number
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from 6354 to 6154 3.0:  “Digital Image Processing:  Theory and Algorithms”

Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Change in Course Description and Deletion of Crosslisting
Environmental Studies 5073 3.0:  from “New Social Movements, Activism and Social Change”/Same as Communication & Culture 5307 3.0

Change in Course Title and Description
Environmental Studies 5106 3.0:  from “Critical Perspectives in Race, Gender and Environment” to “Critical Perspectives in Race, Gender, Sexuality and Environment”

Graduate Program in Health
Course Integration
Health 6300 3.0:  “Political Economy of Global Health”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Health IHST 4015 3.0

Graduate Program in Law
    Part-Time LLM in Canadian Common Law
New Course Proposals
Canadian Common Law 6402 3.0:  "Foundations of Canadian Law (Online)"
Canadian Common Law 6441 6.0:  "Canadian Constitutional Law (Online)"

    Part-Time LLM in Dispute Resolution
New Course Proposal
General Law 6200 6.0:  “Negotiation:  Theory and Practice”
Dispute Resolution 6310 6.0:  “Mediation Advocacy:  Theory and Practice”

    Part-Time LLM in International Business Law
New Course Proposal
International Business Law 6409 6.0:  "Online International Business Transactions:  Theory, Law, and Practice"

    Part-Time LLM Specializing in Tax Law
New Course Proposal
Tax Law 6735 3.0:  “Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders I”

Change in Course Title, Description, Weight and Pre-Requisite
Tax Law 6736 from 6.0 to 3.0:  from “Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders” to “Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders II”/Prerequisite:  Tax Law 6735 3.0 

Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration & Law
New Course Proposal
Public Policy, Administration & Law 6900 3.0:  “Internship/Co-Op”

Graduate Program in Sociology
Change in Course Title, Description and Learning Objectives
Sociology 6684 3.0:  from “Gender and Critical Social Policy Analysis” to “Critical Social Policy Analysis”

13. Senate Synopses

Summaries of the Senate meetings of May 28 and June 25, 2020 (URL/pdf)

14. Other Business