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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meeting - April 3, 2008

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Jonathan Edmondson , or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Asia Ivic Weiss , or write or call the Assistant Secretary of Council, M. Michael Schiff[(416) 736-5481]. The Council office is located in the FGS suite within 283 York Lanes.

Agenda: April 3, 2008

Meeting of Council

Thursday, April 3, 2008
4:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (March 6, 2008)

3. Business Arising from the Minutes

4. Dean's Remarks

5. Report of the Nominating Committee

6. Changes in Faculty Regulations

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a) Change in Faculty Regulation #44: Language 
Approved at the March 19, 2008, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

Change to allow use of first nations languages in writing master's theses, major papers and projects and doctoral dissertations

b) New Faculty of Graduate Studies' Regulation on Copy-Editing and Proofreading 
Approved at the March 19, 2008, FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting

7. Curricular Changes
Approved March 14, 2008, by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee and received for information at the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee meeting on March 19, 2008

Members of Council may, if they wish, view these documents in the FGS Council office, 283 York Lanes, by calling M. Michael Schiff, Assistant Secretary of Council, extension 22264.

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a) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposals
Disaster & Emergency Management 5010 3.0: "Terrorism Studies I"
Disaster & Emergency Management 5015 3.0: "Terrorism Studies II"

Change in Course Title and Description
Disaster & Emergency Management 5020 3.0: "Natural Disaster: An Unnatural Phenomenon"/Same as Environmental Studies 6401 3.0

b) Proposed Graduate Program in Health

New Course Proposal
Health 6250 3.0: "Strategic Change Management in Healthcare Organizations "

c) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

New Course Proposal
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6370 3.0: "Narrative Contributions to Applied Linguistics"

d) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6140 3.0: "Algebraic Curves"/Prerequisites: Mathematics & Statistics 6120 6.0 or equivalent and basic commutative algebra

e) Graduate Program in Nursing

Deletion of Integration, Change of Course Title
Nursing 5150 3.0: "Nurse as Innovator and Change Agent" to "Advanced Nursing Practice in Innovation and Change"/Integrated with Nursing 4000 3.0

Deletion of Integrations
Nursing 5120 3.0: "Women's Health and Women's Health Movements: Critical Perspectives"/Integrated with Nursing 4620 3.0
Nursing 5130 3.0: "Health and Healing in the Global Context"/Integrated with Nursing 4100 3.0
Nursing 5560 3.0: "Understanding and Experiencing Suffering: Praxis as Attunement and Engagement"/Integrated with Nursing 4560 3.0

f) Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought

Social & Political Thought 6686 3.0: "[Trans] National Identities, New Media/tions and the Place of the Public"/Same as Communication & Culture 6116 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

Special Topics Course
Theatre Studies 6350B 6.0: "Summer Institute: Brecht–Theory in Practice"

New Course Proposals
Theatre Studies 5010 3.0: "Theatre Laboratory"
Theatre Studies 5015 3.0: "Postcolonial Perspectives on Performance"

8. Senate Synopsis

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Summary of Senate meeting of February 28, 2008

9. Other Business

Next Council meeting: May 1, 2008


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