YORK UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES Meeting of Council Minutes Thursday, June 5, 2014 3:00 p.m. 280N York Lanes Present: E. Armstrong, M. Biehl, B. Bradbury, B. Crow (Dean), D. Cohn, S. Hildebrandt (Academic Affairs Officer), N. Huq, T. Hwong (Vice-Chair), E. Jensen, K. Krasny (Associate Dean and Secretary of Council), R. Lenton, A. MacLennan, L. McCann, C. Mulas, P. O’Brien, F. Quadir (Associate Dean), M. Reisenleitner (Chair), M. Robertson, M.M. Schiff (Assistant Secretary of Council), W. Taylor, L. Xie Regrets: L. Erwin, T. Holmes, S. Horowitz, H.I. Macdonald, A. Valente, C. Verheggen, A. Zalik, J. Zemans 1. Welcome and Chair=s Remarks Chair Markus Reisenleitner welcomed members of Council to the session’s last meeting. 2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (April 3, 2014) The minutes of the previous meeting were approved. 3. Business Arising from the Minutes ***ForInformation*** New Graduate Diplomas Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 20, 2013, by Faculty Council on December 5, 2013, by Senate Academic Standards, Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee on January 8, 2014, by Senate January 23, 2014; revised based on recommendations by Quality Council a) Graduate Diploma in Comparative Literature (Type 2, Concurrent) b) Graduate Diploma in World Literature (Type 2, Concurrent) Letter from Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies The Graduate Diplomas in Comparative Literature and World Literature were brought back to Council for information subsequent to revisions recommended by Quality Council after being approved at Senate. Revisions clarified the distinctions between the two diplomas including their admissions criteria, and addressed a concern regarding insufficient requirements. An additional research paper was added. 4. Dean’s Remarks i) Convocation Dean Barbara Crow asked colleagues to attend in upcoming convocation ceremonies, stressing how graduands appreciate their participation. ii) Dissertation Prize Lunch The Dean hosted a lunch with recipients of the Faculty’s Dissertation Prize and related that it was a great experience hearing about their work. iii) Standing Committees Dean Crow thanked members of outgoing committees for their efforts, and welcomed incoming volunteers. iv) Administrative and Academic Program Review The Dean updated councillors concerning this review process, and stated that more information would be available soon. v) Task Force on Graduate Students with Disabilities This Task Force is moving forward, with a report expected soon. A slate of recommendations is expected in the Fall. Chair Markus Reisenleitner noted that a recent survey supported mandatory training sessions for graduate student instructors of students with disabilities. vi) New Practice for Scholarships Dean Crow informed Council that FGS now writes to all students with a minimum grade point average. vii) Graduate Admissions The Dean reported that the Faculty did not meet its enrolment targets, despite offering the lowest tuition, and best funding, and among the best graduate programs. Reaching targets is especially important in times of differentiation. 300 graduate spaces have been lost, with York has the only graduate school that has lost allocations. In reply to a question, Dean Crow stated that the Faculty is studying doctoral pathways including York. viii) Chair Dean Barbara Crow thanked Markus Reisenleitner, outgoing Chair of Council and Academic Planning & Policy Committee, for his service, and for being an incredible advocate for graduate education. 5. Report of the Nominating Committee A nomination slate was circulated with the agenda. There were no additional nominations from the floor of Council. It was noted that nominations would remain open until June 12 at 4:00 p.m. 6. Changes to Admissions and Degree Requirements Approved at the May 21, 2014, meeting of the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee ***ForApproval*** a) Graduate Program in Business Administration New Specialization in Global Retail Management | Motion After a brief discussion about the program of study, with clarification by Schulich School of Business Associate Dean Markus Biehl, it was moved, seconded, and CARRIED, unanimously, “that the proposal for a new specialization in global retail management in the Graduate Program in Business Administration (Faculty of Graduate Studies) be APPROVED.” b) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy Change to course requirements to require Physics & Astronomy 5000 3.0: “Quantum Mechanics I” and 5020 3.0: “Electromagnetism”; replace Physics & Astronomy 5000 3.0 with 5120 3.0 as a core course; introduce supervisory committee and research evaluation requirements for MSc by Research Project; reduce course requirements for MSc by Research Project from 18 to 15 half courses or equivalent, including new credit for Physics & Astronomy 6001 3.0: “Research Evaluation”; delete Language and Cognate Requirements text (Master’s) Change to course requirements to make Physics & Astronomy 5000 3.0: “Quantum Mechanics I” and 5020 3.0: “Electromagnetism” mandatory courses for the Physics stream, replacing requirement that students choose 2 of 3 core courses; replace Physics & Astronomy 5000 3.0 with 5120 3.0 as a core course for Astronomy stream students; delete Physics & Astronomy 5190 3.0: “Galactic Astronomy” and 5290 3.0: “Extragalactic Astronomy” from Astronomy stream course requirements; delete Language and Cognate Requirements text (PhD) Director Wendy Taylor answered questions about the program’s course requirements. Chair Markus Reisenleitner stated that after close scrutiny of the changes, the Academic Planning & Policy Committee decided that the program could decide what was best for students with respect to course coverage. It was moved, seconded, and CARRIED, unanimously, “that the proposed changes in degree requirements for the Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy (Faculty of Graduate Studies) be APPROVED.” 7. Changes to Diploma Requirements ***ForApproval*** Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies Change to remove graduate diploma committee and replace with advising by Director and Graduate Diploma Coordinator It was moved, seconded, and CARRIED, “that the changes to diploma requirements proposed by the Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (Faculty of Graduate Studies) be APPROVED.” 8. Summer Authority It was moved, seconded, and CARRIED, unanimously, Athat 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 [email protected] 9. Curricular Changes Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on April 2 and May 13, 2014, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on April 11 and May 16, 2014, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on April 16 and May 21, 2014 Members of Council were invited to view these documents in the FGS Council office, 230 York Lanes, or electronically, by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council. The items were received for information. ***ForInformation*** a) Graduate Program in Business Administration New Course Proposal Marketing 6800 3.0: “Customer Experience Design”/Prerequisite: Marketing 5200 3.0 b) Graduate Program in Computer Science & Engineering New Course Proposal Computer Science 6444 3.0: “Mining Software Engineering Data to Support the Development, Testing and Maintenance of Large Scale Software Systems” c) Graduate Program in Education New Course Proposals Education 5414 3.0: “Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education” Education 5541 3.0: “Studies in Childhood: Issues in Research and Representation” d) Graduate Program in Études françaises New Course Proposals Études françaises 6207 3.0: “Écritures en exil de la diaspora noire au Canada : entre oralité et textualité, mixité et hybridités linguistiques” Études françaises 6900 3.0: “Cours de lecture dirigée / Cours individuel” e) Graduate Program in Executive Master’s in Business Administration New Course Proposal Executive Master’s in Business Administration 6030 2.0: “Managing People for Competitive Advantage” f) Graduate Program in Film New Course Proposals Film 6247 3.0: “Feminist Film and Cultural Theory” Film 6248 3.0: “Red Hollywood: Marxist Cultural Politics and Popular Film” Film 6249 3.0: “Still/Moving: Cinema and Photography” g) Graduate Program in History New Course Proposal History 5901 3.0: “African Diaspora” [full course 5901 6.0 remains] Crosslisting History 5480 3.0: “The Making of Asian Studies: Critical Perspectives”/Same as Geography 5700 3.0 h) Graduate Program in Humanities New, Crosslisted Course Proposal Humanities 6157 3.0: “Comparative and World Literature Seminar: History and Practice”/Same as English 6157 3.0 and Translation 6157 3.0 Crosslistings Humanities 6142 3.0: “No Place for Fairness: Indigenous Rights, Memory and Oral Traditions in Canada”/Same as History 5192 3.0 Humanities 6146 3.0: “Borders of Knowledge: Metis Thought in International Context”/Same as History 5193 3.0 i) Graduate Program in International Business Administration New Course Proposals International Business Administration 5001 0.0: “Contemporary Challenges and Strategic Thinking ” International Business Administration 5002 1.5: “Managerial Decisions Analysis” International Business Administration 5100 0.0: “Integrative Management Experiences” International Business Administration 5101 3.0: “Financial Accounting for International Managers” International Business Administration 5102 3.0: “The Economic Environment of International Business” International Business Administration 5103 3.0: “Introduction to Managerial Finance for International Managers” International Business Administration 5104 3.0: “Managing People and Teams in a Global Context” International Business Administration 5105 1.5: “Global Management Accounting” Changes in Course Numbers and Rubrics International Business Administration from INTL 5550 0.0 to IMBA 5000 0.0: “Professional Development for International Managers” International Business Administration from INTL 5410 0.0 to IMBA 5110 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – ESL I” International Business Administration from INTL 5420 0.0 to IMBA 5111 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – French I” International Business Administration from INTL 5430 0.0 to IMBA 5112 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – German I” International Business Administration from INTL 5440 0.0 to IMBA 5113 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – Japanese I” International Business Administration from INTL 5450 0.0 to IMBA 5114 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – Mandarin I” International Business Administration from INTL 5460 0.0 to IMBA 5115 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – Spanish I” International Business Administration from INTL 5410 0.0 to IMBA 5210 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture ESL II” International Business Administration from INTL 5420 0.0 to IMBA 5211 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – French II” International Business Administration from INTL 5430 0.0 to IMBA 5212 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – German II” International Business Administration from INTL 5440 0.0 to IMBA 5213 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture– Japanese II” International Business Administration from INTL 5450 0.0 to IMBA 5214 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture–Mandarin II” International Business Administration from INTL 5460 0.0 to IMBA 5215 0.0: “Business Communication and Culture – Spanish II” International Business Administration from INTL 6060 9.00 IMBA 5300 9.0: “International Work Term” International Business Administration from INTL 6200 3.00 IMBA 6200 3.0: “International Field Study” j) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science New Course Proposal Kinesiology & Health Science 6315 3.0: “Redox Biology and Oxidative Stress in Health and Disease”/Prerequisites: One of Health Kinesiology 4510 3.0, 4515 3.0, 4516 3.0 or 4518 3.0 or equivalent or permission of the instructor k) Graduate Program in Law Part-Time LLM Specializing in Canadian Common Law New Course Proposals Law 6840 6.0: “Canadian Contract Law” Law 6850 6.0: “Canadian Tort Law” Law 6851P 6.0: “Canadian Civil and Administrative Procedure” l) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Crosslisting Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6460 3.0: “Language Policy and Planning”/Same as Education 5206 3.0 Change in Course Number (Variance) Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6290T 3.0: “Multilingual Education”/Same as Education 5383 3.0 m) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics New Course Proposals Mathematics & Statistics 5451 3.0: “Topics in Geometry for Teachers” Mathematics & Statistics 6904 3.0: “Modern Optimization” n) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy New, Integrated Course Proposal Physics & Astronomy 5590 3.0: “Observational and Theoretical Cosmology”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Physics 4170 3.0 New Course Proposal Physics & Astronomy 5400 3.0: “Physics Research” Change in Course Title and Description Physics & Astronomy 5230 3.0: from “General Relativity and Cosmology” to “General Relativity” Changes in Course Descriptions Physics & Astronomy 5490 3.0: “Astronomical Research” Physics & Astronomy 5400 3.0: “Physics Research” o) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought New Course Proposal [new core course] Social & Political Thought 6104 6.0: “Social and Political Thought: Theories, Approaches, and Methods” p) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology New Course Proposal Social Anthropology 5235 3.0: “Anthropological Approaches to Nationalism and Ethnicity: the Politics of Identity” q) Graduate Program in Sociology New Course Proposal Sociology 6775 3.0: “On the Margins and the Political: Debate and Experiences” 10. Senate Synopses ***ForInformation*** Summaries of the Senate meetings of March 27, 2014, April 24, 2014 and May 22, 2014. The Senate synopses were received for information. 10. Other Business Chair Markus Reisenleitner spoke about investigating ways to assist graduate students with timely completion and enhancing the graduate student experience during their studies. Council was in favour of surveying students about their experiences. 11. Adjournment The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.