Skip to main content
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Graduate Studies
FGS Council

For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Michael Jenkin, or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Asia Ivic Weiss, or write or call the Assistant Secretary of Council, M. Michael Schiff [(416) 736-5328]. The Council office is located in the FGS suite within 283 York Lanes.


Agenda: Thursday, October 1, 2009

Please note that it has been requested that those attending Council meetings not wear fragranced products.

Meeting of Council

Agenda [Print]
Thursday, October 1, 2009
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Minutes of Previous Meeting (June 4, 2009)

3. Governance

* * * F o r D i s c u s s i o n * * *

i) Senate and Faculty Councils
Chair of Senate's Remarks
Professor Celia Haig-Brown, Chair of Senate; Bob Everett, Assistant Secretary of Senate

ii) Green and White Papers
Professor Patrick Monahan, Vice-President Academic and Provost

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

Report on Summer Authority

* * * F o r I n f o r m a t i o n * * *

Approved June 17, August 19 and September 16, 2009, by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee

i) Changes in Fields

Graduate Program in Women's Studies
Changes in Fields

ii) Change in Name of Sub-specialization

Graduate Program in Law
Change in Name of Sub-specialization from Business Law for International Students to International Business Law

iii) Changes in Degree Requirements

a) Graduate Program in Art History & Visual Culture (PhD)
Changes in Comprehensive Examinations

b) Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Changes to supervisory regulations to identify a supervisor by the end of the third term (MES)
Changes in final examining committee (MES)
Change to replace Environmental Studies 5101 3.0 with 5100 3.0 as a required course (MES)

c) Graduate Program in Law
Addition of LLM by Major Research Paper option

d) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Change in course requirements to make the required courses Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5670 3.0: "Second Language Instruction" and Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6310 3.0: "Languages in Contact" optional
Change to add a coursework-only option

e) Graduate Program in Psychology
Changes to Brain, Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences Area degree requirements

f) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs
Change in grading of Public & International Affairs 6400 6.0: "Internship" from letter grade to pass/fail
Addition of by Major Research Paper option
Changes to colloquium requirement

iv) Change in Admissions Requirements

Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Change to admissions requirements from "B" to "B+"

v) Changes in Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

a) Graduate Program in Political Science

b) Graduate Program in Social Anthropology

5. Dean's Remarks

6. Senate Synopsis

* * * F o r I n f o r m a t i o n * * *

Summary of Senate meeting of June 18, 2009

7. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: November 5, 2009