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Council Business 2013- 2014



For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Markus Reisenleitner, or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Fahim Quadir, 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 230 York Lanes.

Agenda: Thursday, October 3, 2013


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda
Thursday, October 3, 2013
3:00 p.m.
280N York Lanes

1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Vice-President Academic & Provost Rhonda Lenton and Vice-President Finance & Administration Gary Brewer
Presentation to Faculty Councils Fall 2013

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting (May 2, 2013)

4. Business Arising from the Minutes

Report on Summer Authority
Summary of business approved by Faculty of Graduate Studies’ Academic Planning & Policy Committee acting with summer authority for Faculty Council

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Approved June 19, 2013

Changes in Faculty Regulations

Changes to Admission Requirements
Changes to English language proficiency regulations

Changes in Admission Regulations

Graduate Program in Environmental Studies
Equity admissions proposal Master's PhD

Major Modification

Graduate Program in Communication & Culture
Changes in course requirements (MA and PhD)
Changes in core courses (MA)
Remove foundation course requirements (PhD)

Support: Dean's letter | Courses: 6004 3.0, 6005 3.0, 7005 3.0, 7200 3.0

Changes in Name of Specialization

Graduate Program in Business Administration
Change in name of specialization from Non-Profit Leadership & Management to Social Sector Management
Create SOCM rubric

Changes in Degree Requirements

Graduate Programs in Finance

Change in Degree Requirements
Realignment of core/specialization courses

Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

Graduate Program in Biology

Changes in Program Policy

Graduate Programs in Business Administration, Finance, International MBA and Public Administration

Changes in policy on academic honesty

 

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Approved August 21, 2013

Change in Name of Specialization

Graduate Program in Law–Part-Time LLM
from Part-Time LLM specializing in Insolvency Law to Business & Insolvency Law

Changes in Degree Requirements

Graduate Program in Art History & Visual Culture
Change title and focus of Art History 6000 0.0: “MA Thesis Research Seminar” to “Research and Professional Practices Seminar”
Require Art History 6000 0.0: “Research and Professional Practices Seminar” for PhD students

Graduate Program in Development Studies
Change in Course Requirements: change from 24 to 27 credits required

Graduate Program in Psychology
Change in course requirements from Psychology 6130 6.0 to six credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses in graduate psychology chosen from a list of courses approved by the program, for the Brain, Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences and Development Sciences (MA)
Change in course requirements from Psychology 6130 6.0 to 6131 3.0 and 6132 3.0 for the Clinical, Clinical Developmental, History & Theory, Quantitative Methods and Social & Personality Areas (MA)
Change in course requirements from Psychology 6130 6.0 or 6140 6.0 to six credits in courses specializing in quantitative methods from the statistics courses in graduate psychology chosen from a list of courses approved by the program, for the Brain, Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, Clinical, Clinical Developmental, Development Sciences, and Social & Personality Areas (PhD)

Graduate Program in Social Anthropology
Change in Degree Requirements
Support: Dean's letter

 

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Approved September 21, 2013

Changes in Degree Requirements

Graduate Program in Dance
Require two new non-credit courses to formalize professional qualification practica
Support: Courses

Graduate Program in Psychology
Split existing required full course into two half-courses [Clinical Stream]
Courses: 6436 3.0 | 6437 3.0 | Delete 6435 6.0

Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs
Change in Course Requirements: Change required course into elective

Changes in Admissions Requirements

Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies
Change to encourage more interdisciplinary admissions

5. Changes to Faculty Regulations
Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 18, 2013

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Changes to Thesis/Dissertation Guidelines
Electronic theses and dissertations
Overview | Guidelines

6. Dean’s Remarks
Canadian Graduate and Professional Student Survey - 2013, Summary Report, York University
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7. Report of the Nominating Committee
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8. Curricular Changes
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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Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on June 4, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on June 6, 2013, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on June 19. 2013

a) Graduate Programs in Business Administration

Minor Change in Degree Requirements
Change to Management 6100 3.0: “Strategy Field Study” to recommend rather than require the study be undertaken in a mining or mining-related company

New Course Proposals
Entrepreneurship 6655 3.0: “Social Entrepreneurship”
Financial Services 6775 3.0: “International Credit: Markets and Metrics”
Global Mining Management 6400 3.0: “Managing Mining Companies”/Co-requisite: Global Mining Management 6100 3.0 or permission of the instructor
Management 6600 3.0: “Social Innovation and the Structure of Global Poverty”

Change in Course Title, Description and Prerequisite
International Business 6490 3.0: from “International Business Negotiations” to “International Negotiations: Strategy and Practice”/Prerequisites: International Business 6410 3.0 or Economics 6510 3.0 or equivalent with instructor’s permission and for International Business Administration students, International Business 5200 3.00 or Strategic Management 5600 1.5/Prerequisites: All 5100-series required courses or permission of the instructor

Change in Course Title
Strategic Management 6700 3.0: from “Strategic Capabilities Development” to “Strategic Capability Development”

Change in Course Description
Management 6200 3.0: “Business Administration and the Law”

Change in Co-requisite
Global Mining Management 6200 3.0: “Financial Fundamentals in Mining”/Add co-requisite: Global Mining Management 6100 3.0 or permission of the instructor

Change in Prerequisites
Global Mining Management 6300 3.0: “Towards Sustainable Mining”/From prerequisite: all 5000-series required Foundations of Management core courses to Global Mining Management 6100 3.0 or permission of the instructor

Course Deletions
Management 6500 3.0: “Sustainable Value Creation”
Non-Profit Leadership & Management 6350 3.0: “Social Purpose Business”

b) Graduate Programs in Business Analytics

New Course Proposals
Business Analytics 5110 3.0: “Introduction to Predictive Analytics”
Business Analytics 5120 1.5: “Data Management and Programming I”
Business Analytics 5220 3.0: “Data Management and Programming II”
Business Analytics 5250 1.5: “Analytics Consulting”

Crosslistings
Business Analytics 5150 3.0: “Skills for Leadership”/Same as Management 5150 3.0
Business Analytics 6300 3.0: “Case Analysis and Presentation Skills”/Same as Management 6300 3.0
Business Analytics 6400 3.0: “Multivariate Method for Business Analytics”/Same as OMIS 7300 3.0

c) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposals
Communication & Culture 6004 3.0: “Communication & Culture: an Interdisciplinary Approach”
Communication & Culture 6005 3.0: “Master’s Research Specialization and Practice”
Communication & Culture 7005 3.0: “PhD Field Seminar: Disciplinary Practices”

d) Graduate Program in Economics

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Economics 5069 3.0: “History of Economic Thought II”/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies 4069 3.0

e) Graduate Program in English

Crosslistings
English 6562 3.0: “Play”/Same as Theatre Studies 6562 3.0
English 6616 3.0: “Black Song: Introduction to African-American Poetry”/Same as Humanities 6152 3.0
English 6990 3.0: “Suffrage and Sexuality on the Stage”/Same as Theatre Studies 6990 3.0

f) Graduate Programs in Finance

Change in Course Title and Prerequisites
Accounting 6130 3.0: from “Intermediate Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants” to “Intermediate Financial Accounting for Finance Majors”/Prerequisites: from Accounting 5100 3.00 or enrollment in the Graduate Program in Finance to
for students enrolled in Business Administration and International Business Administration: Accounting 5100 3.00 or equivalent;
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or students enrolled in Finance: Finance 5100 3.0

Change in Course Title, Description and Prerequisites [no prerequisites, just co-requisites]
Finance 6860 3.0: from “Financial Models for Pensions” to “Retirement Income Planning Models”/from Prerequisites: Finance 6200 3.00; or Financial Engineering 6810 3.00 and 6210 3.00 to Corequisites: Finance 6200 3.0 or 6050 3.0

Change in Course Prerequisites
Finance 6600 3.0: “Corporate Financial Analysis”/Prerequisites: from Finance 5200 3.0, Accounting 5210 1.5 and OMIS 5120 1.5 to
for students enrolled in Business Administration and International Business Administration: Accounting 5210 1.5, Finance 5200 3.0, and OMIS 5120 1.5 or equivalent
for students enrolled in Finance: Finance 5200 3.0
Finance 6800 3.0: “Options, Futures and Other Derivatives”/Prerequisite: from Finance 6200 3.0 to
for students enrolled in Business Administration and International Business Administration: Finance 6200 3.0
for students enrolled in Finance: Finance 5600 3.0

g) Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies

Crosslisting
Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies 6001 3.0: “Women’s History”/Same as History 5564 3.0

h) Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM in International Business Law

New Course Proposal
International Business Law 6512 0.0: “Preparatory Course”

i) Graduate Program in Philosophy

Deletion of Crosslisting
Philosophy 6450 6.0: “The Ethical and the Political in Levinas”/Same as Political Science 6075 6.0 and Social & Political Thought 6701 6.0

j) Graduate Program in Political Science

New Course Proposal
Political Science 7000 0.0: “Dissertation Proposal Workshop”

k) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

New Course Proposal
Public & International Affairs 6333 3.0: “Histoire géopolitique du Moyen-Orient”

l) Graduate Program in Theatre Studies

New Course Proposal
Theatre Studies 6500B 3.0: “Independent Studies”

Crosslisting
Theatre Studies 5200 3.0: “Research Methods”/Same as Dance 5200 3.0
Theatre Studies 6220 3.0: “Independent Studies”/Same as Dance 6200 3.0

m) Graduate Program in Translation Studies

New Course Proposals
Translation Studies 5195 3.0: “Translation and Philosophy: Language and Translation as Subjects of Contemporary Philosophy”/Prerequisite: Translation Studies
Translation Studies 5251 3.0: “Revising and Editing for Professional Translators/Prerequisites: knowledge of English; language combination open; experience in professional translation

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on August 12, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on August 13, 2013, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on August 21, 2013

a) Graduate Program in Business Administration

Change in Course Title
Mining 6100 3.0: from “Managing Growth in the Global Mining Sector” to “Strategy and Value Creation in Mining”

b) Graduate Program in Education

New Course Proposal
Education 5920C 3.0: “Conceptualizing Indigenous Leadership: Investigating Indigenous Leadership Within Systems, Organizations and the Greater Canadian & Global Context”/Pre-requisite students must have completed at least one course in the history of colonialism in the Americas at the undergraduate or graduate level

c) Graduate Program in English

Crosslisting
English 6542 3.0: “Staging South-African Theatre Post-Apartheid”/Same as Theatre Studies 6542 3.0

d) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposal
History 5570 3.0: "Slavery and Emancipation"

New Course Proposal [retain existing full course version]
History 5145 3.0: “Uses of the Past: Public History and Indigenous Public Memory in Canada”

e) Graduate Program in Law

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Energy & Infrastructure
New Course Proposals
Law 6565P 3.0: "Comparative Approaches to Energy Development"
Law 6566P 3.0: "Infrastructure Development and Finance"
Law 6567P 3.0: "Aboriginal Communities and Resource Development"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Banking & Financial Services Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6914 3.0: "Foundations of Banking and Financial Services Law"
Law 6915 3.0: "Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy"

Part-Time LLM Specializing in Labour Relations & Employment Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6025P 3.0: "Issues in Employment Regulation"
Law 6027P 3.0: "Public Sector Labour and Employment Law"
Law 6028P 3.0: "Comparative Labour and Employment Law: The British Model"

Change in Course Weight
Law 6759 from 6.0 to 3.0: "The Individual Contract of Employment"

Change in Course Weight, Title and Description
Law 6021 from 6.0 to 3.0: from "Labour and Employment Law in the New Economy" to "Labour and Employment Law in International Law"

Part-Time LLM specializing in Municipal Law
Change in Course Description
Law 6116 3.0: "Environmental Protection"

Part-Time LLM specializing in Intellectual Property Law
Change in Course Descriptions
Law 6753 6.0: "Copyright Law"
Law 6907P 3.0: "Intellectual Property Litigation"

Change in Course Title
Law 6706 3.0: from "Intellectual Property Challenges in the Digital Era" to "Intellectual Property Challenges in the Twenty-First Century"

Part-Time LLM specializing in Criminal Law & Procedure
Change in Course Description
Law 6783P 6.0: "Crimes and Regulatory Offences: Distinctions With or Without Difference?"

Part-Time LLM specializing in Insolvency Law
New Course Proposals
Law 6770 3.0: "Behavioural Economics"
Law 6707P 3.0: “American Bankruptcy Law”

Changes in Course Weights
Law 6771 from 4.5.0 to 3.0: "Perspectives on the Insolvency System"
Law 6772 from 6.0 to 3.0: "Receiverships and Other Remedies in Secured Transactions"
Law 6776P from 6.0 to 3.0: "Reorganizations and Restructurings"

Change to Course Title
Law 6783 3.0: "Corporate and Financial Crimes and Compliance"

f) Graduate Program in Nursing

New Course Proposal
Nursing 5145 3.0: “Canadian Health Care System Reform: Issues and Debates”

g) Graduate Program in Physics & Astronomy

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Physics & Astronomy 5850 3.0: “Harmonic Analysis and Imaging”/Same as Mathematics & Statistics 6920 3.0

New Course Proposal
Physics & Astronomy 6210 3.0: “Supernovae, Neutron Stars and Black Holes”

h) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals [split existing Psychology 6435 6.0 into two half courses]
Psychology 6435 3.0: “Evidence-Based Principles of Psychotherapy”
Psychology 6435 3.0: “Approaches to Psychotherapy: Advanced Study”

Course Crosslisting and Integration
Psychology 6260 3.0: “Visuospatial Memory and Goal-Directed Action”/Same as Biology 5135 3.0 and Kinesiology & Health Science 6260 3.0/Integrated with the undergraduate course Health Psychology 4260 3.0

Course Deletion
Psychology 6435 6.0: “Introduction to Psychotherapy”

i) Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

Crosslisting
Science & Technology Studies 6304 3.0: “Anticipating the Alien”/Same as Social Anthropology 5125 3.0

Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on September 5, 2013, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on September 10, 2013, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 18, 2013

a) Graduate Program in Dance

New Course Proposals
Dance 6001 0.0: “Professional Qualifying Practica I”
Dance 6002 0.0: “Professional Qualifying Practica I”

b) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposal
Disaster & Emergency Management 5401 6.0: “Hazard Risk Analysis: Practical Experience Abroad”

c) Graduate Program in Conference Interpreting

New Course Proposals
Conference Interpreting 5710E 3.0: “Conference Interpreting I: English<>Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5715E 3.0: “Conference Interpreting II: English<>Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5720E 3.0: “Court Interpreting I: English<>Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5725E 3.0: “Court Interpreting II: English<>Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5730E 3.0: “Healthcare Interpreting I: English<> Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5735E 3.0: “Healthcare Interpreting II: English <> Arabic”
Conference Interpreting 5790 3.0: “Mentoring Practicum in Interpreting: Fostering Autonomy and Self-Directed Learning Among Trainee Interpreters”

d) Graduate Program in Psychology

New Course Proposals [existing required full course is split into two half-courses]
Psychology 6436 3.0: “Evidence-based Principles of Psychotherapy”
Psychology 6437 3.0: “Approaches to Psychotherapy: Advanced Study”

9. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: November 7, 2013


 

 



 

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