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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Council Meeting - October 7, 2010



For information, members of Council may write to the Chair of Council, Annie Bunting, or the Secretary of Council, Associate Dean Sampa Bhadra, 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 7, 2010

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


YORK UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Meeting of Council

Agenda [Print]
Thursday, October 7, 2010
3:00 p.m.
N940 Ross Building


1. Welcome and Chair's Remarks

2. Vice-President Academic and Provost Patrick Monahan
White Paper update

3. Chair of Senate Susan Dimock
Senate Priorities in 2010-2011

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (May 6, 2010)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6. Dean's Remarks

7. New Graduate Program

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Graduate Program in Operations Management & Information Systems Proposal | Support | New Course Proposals | Reciprocity Statement
(Guests: Wade Cook, Henry Kim)

8. Changes in Graduate Program Fields

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Graduate Program in Theatre
New Field in Ecological Design for Performing Arts Proposal | Decanal support 1 | Decanal support 2 | IRIS support | Arcola support | New course 1 | New course 2 | Librarian's statement
(Guest: Elizabeth Asselstine)

9. Revised Program-specific Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

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Policy on Appointments to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Memo regarding approval of program-specific appointment criteria May 17, 2010

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Graduate Program in Humanities
Graduate Program in Science & Technology Studies

10. Changes in Degree Requirements

a) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

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New Course Proposal (splits master's and doctoral students)
Communication & Culture 6002 3.0: "Research Methods Workshop"
Communication & Culture 7200 3.0: "Advanced Research Methods Workshop"

b) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

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Change in Course Requirements
Change to require two half courses instead of four; no change to overall credits required

c) Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

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Reduction in dissertation proposal seminar from six credits to three credits
Changes to comprehensive examination requirements

11. Changes in Admissions Requirements

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a) Graduate Program in Biology

Change to raise minimum grade for admission from "B" to "B+"

b) Graduate Program in Social Work

Change to raise minimum grade for admission from "B" to "B+" and prefer two years' related experience
Changes to letters of reference requirement

12. Curricular Changes
Approved by Assistant Secretary of Council M. Michael Schiff on May 26, 2010 and August 13, 2010, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee's Academic Affairs Subcommittee on June 4, 2010 and August 13, 2010, and by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on September 15, 2010

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 Biology

New Course Proposal
Biology 5148 3.0: "Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging"

b) Graduate Program in Business Administration

New Course Proposals
Organizational Management & Information Systems 5211 1.5: "Operations Management "
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6001 3.0: "Methods and Models in Operational Research "
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6100 1.5 "Directed Reading "
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6351 3.0: "Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling & Programming for Business"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6501 3.0: "Global Operations & Information Management"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6551 3.0: "Inventory Management "
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6561 3.0: "Supply Chain Management"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6701 3.0: "Managing New Technology"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6711 3.0: "Management Information Systems"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6721 3.0: "Systems Analysis and Design "
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6731 3.0: "Management Issues in Planning, Implementation & Operating IT Systems"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6741 3.0: "Data Base Management"
Organizational Management & Information Systems 6971 3.0: "Service Science"
Strategic Management 6060 3.0: "The Art of the Deal"

c) Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

New Course Proposal (splits master's and doctoral students)
Communication & Culture 6002 3.0: "Research Methods Workshop"
Communication & Culture 7200 3.0: "Advanced Research Methods Workshop"

Crosslisting
Communication & Culture 6538 3.0: "Bodies in Technology"/Same as Science & Technology Studies 6200 3.0

Change in Course Number
Communication & Culture from 6536 3.0 to 6136 3.0: "The Making of Asian Studies: Critical Perspectives"/Same as Geography 5700 3.0, Humanities 6135 3.0, Social Anthropology 5500 3.0 and Sociology 6745 3.0

Course Deletion
Communication & Culture 5103 3.0: "Mediations of Identity"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Social Science 4325 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Dance

New Course Proposal
Dance 6300 3.0: "Topics in Dance History and Historiography"

e) Graduate Program in Disaster & Emergency Management

New Course Proposals
Disaster & Emergency Management 5082 3.0 : "Medical and Public Health Issues for Non-Medical Personnel"
Disaster & Emergency Management 5710 3.0: "Critical Infrastructure Protection"

f) Graduate Program in Earth & Space Science

New Course Proposal
Earth & Space Science 5210 3.0: "Wind Energy"

g) Graduate Program in Education

New, Crosslisted Course Proposals
Education 5125 3.0: "Theory, Method and Issues in Comparative Education"
Education 5561 3.0: "Second Language Assessment"/Same as Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 6200 3.0
Education 5856 3.0 : "Technological Mediations in Visual Culture"/Same as Art History 5185 3.0 and Communication & Culture 6539 3.0

Crosslisting and Change in Course Description and Title
Education 5863 3.0: from "Retooling the Learning Game: Educational Gaming and Play" to "Digital Games and Learning"/Same as Communication & Culture 6537 3.0

Changes to Course Descriptions and Titles
Education 5409 3.0: from "Ontario Post-Secondary Policy 1985 to Present" to "Policy Issues in Postsecondary Education"
Education 5500 3.0: from "Thinking About Teaching" to "Narrative of Teaching"

Change in Course Title
Education 5461 3.0: "Education and the Sociology of Professions"

Changes to Course Descriptions
Education 5210 3.0: "Quantitative Research Methods in Education"/Same as Mathematics & Statistics 5910 3.0
Education 5220 3.0: "Narrative Inquiry"
Education 5221 3.0: "Life History Research Methods"
Education 5250 3.0: "Practitioner Research"
Education 5300 3.0: "Language Learning in the Classroom"
Education 5310 3.0: "Literacy and Social Context"
Education 5320 3.0: "Reading, Writing and Critical Literacy for Young Children"
Education 5330 3.0: "Reading Theories – A Critical Analysis"
Education 5340 3.0: "Adolescent and Children's Literature"
Education 5370 3.0: "Environmental Themes in Storytelling and First Nations Tradition: An Intercultural Perspective."/Same as Environmental Studies 6154 3.0
Education 5416 3.0: "Globalization and Comparative Higher Education"
Education 5436 3.0: "Transitions, Access and the Education of New Canadians"
Education 5455 3.0: "Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Colleges and Universities"
Education 5464 3.0: "Issues in Globalization and Education"
Education 5465 3.0: "Cultural Studies in Education and Society"
Education 5510 3.0: "Curriculum Study"
Education 5550 3.0: "Play, Language and Learning"
Education 5560 3.0: "Assessment in Perspective"
Education 5615 3.0: "Education and Social Justice in Postmodernity"
Education 5620 3.0: "Ethical Possibilities in Education"
Education 5710 3.0: " Critical Perspectives on Special Education"
Education 5725 3.0: "Critical Perspectives on the Theory and Research on the Behaviour of Young Children"
Education 5730 3.0: "Special Populations and Issues of Language and Literacy Education in L1 and L2."
Education 5820 3.0: "Feminist Pedagogy"/Same as Women's Studies 6507 3.0
Education 5837 6.0 Geometry for Teachers"/Same as Mathematics & Statistics 5450 6.0
Education 5840 3.0: "Mathematics Learning Environments"/Same as Mathematics & Statistics 5840 6.0
Education 5850 3.0: "Science, Technology and Society"
Education 5851 3.0: "Cultural Studies in Science Education"
Education 5855 3.0: "Cultural Studies of Technology for Education"
Education 5860 3.0: "Issues in Digital Technology"
Education 5861 3.0: "Education and the World Wide Web: Critical Vantage Points"

Course Deletions
Education 5335 3.0: "The Literary Imagination and the Curriculum"
Education 5411 3.0: "The University and Society"
Education 5430 3.0: "Social Deviance, Resistance and Schooling"
Education 5471 3.0: "Visual Culture and Gender"

h) Graduate Program in English

New Course Proposal
English 6545 3.0 : "Extreme Modernisms"

i) Graduate Program in Film

New Course Proposal
Film 6320R 3.0 : "The Classic Documentary"

j) Graduate Program in History

New Course Proposals
History 5520 3.0 : "Oral History"
History 5590 3.0: "Transnational and Global Histories"

k) Graduate Program in Humanities

Crosslistings
Humanities 6143 3.0:"Translating Bildung I: The German-Language Humanities Tradition from Luther to Schleiermacher"/Same as Translation 5175 3.0
Humanities 6144 3.0: "Translating Bildung II: The German-Language Humanities Tradition from Schleiermacher to Benjamin"/Same as Translation 5180 3.0
Humanities 6322 3.0: "Modernism, Interdisciplinarity and the Arts"/Sam as English 6549 3.0

l) Graduate Program in Human Resources Management

New Course Proposal
Human Resources Management 7000 3.0: "Human Resources Management Theory Seminar"

m) Graduate Program in Law

New Course Proposal [Part-Time LLM Specializing in Banking & Financial Services]
Law 6923 6.0: "The Financial Service Industry and the Public Interest Library Submission"

Change in Course Title (Part-Time LLM Specializing in Banking & Financial Services]
Law 6910 3.0: from "Regulation of Money and Payment Clearing" to "Public Monetary Law: Regulation of Monetary, Payment, Clearing and Settlement Systems"

New Course Proposal [Part-Time LLM Specializing in Criminal Law]
Law 6782 6.0: "Criminal Law and the Charter; Implications & Expectations"

Change in Weighting [Part-Time LLM Specializing in Family Law]
Law 6126 from 3.0 to 6.0: "International Family Law Issues"

Changes in Course Titles [Part-Time LLM Specializing in Real Estate Law]
Law 6412 3.0: from "Property and Public Policy" to "Land Use Regulations and Property Development" to
Law 6470 3.0: from "Real Estate Remedies and Dispute Resolution" to "Real Estate Remedies and Litigation"

n) Graduate Program in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics

Change in Course Title
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics 5440 3.0: from "Topics in Grammatical Change" to "Syntactic Change"/Integrated with the undergraduate course Liberal Arts & Professional Studies 4440 3.0

o) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics

New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 6420 3.0: "Introduction to Harmonic Analysis"

p) Graduate Program in Nursing

New Course Proposals
Nursing 5155 3.0: "Women's Mental Health"/Prerequisites: Nursing 5100 3.0, 5200 3.0, 5300 3.0 or permission of the instructor
Nursing 5175 3.0: "Sexual and Gender Diversity: Implications for Education, Policy and Practice in the Health Professions"
Nursing 5250 3.0: "Families and Communication in Healthcare Contexts"

Changes in Course Title and Description
Nursing 5120 3.0: from "Women's Health and Women's Health Movements: A Critical Perspective" to "Advanced Perspectives in Women's Health: Critical Feminist Analyses"

q) Graduate Program in Political Science

Crosslisting
Political Science 6133 6.0: "Law, Politics and the Judiciary"/Same as Socio-Legal Studies 6085 3.0

r) Graduate Program in Psychology

New, Integrated Course Proposal
Psychology 6805 3.0: "Rhythms of the Brain"/Prerequisite: Psychology 6253/Integrated with the undergraduate course Health Psychology 4380 3.0

New, Crosslisted Course Proposal
Psychology 6477 3.0: "Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice"/Same as Nursing 6477 3.0

New Course Proposal
Psychology 6155 3.0: "Statistical Consulting in Psychology"
Psychology 6474 3.0: "Introduction to Qualitative Research"

s) Graduate Program in Public & International Affairs

New Course Proposal
Public & International Affairs 6318 3.0: "Notion de risque dan les sociétés modernes"

t) Graduate Program in Social Work

Course Deletion
Social Work 5915 3.0: "Qualitative Methods for Social Work"

u) Graduate Program in Sociology

Crosslistings
Sociology 6667 3.0: "Capitalism and Welfare States"/Same as Political Science 6435 3.0
Sociology 6815 3.0: "Technopolitics"/Same as Political Science 6083 3.0

Course Deletions
Sociology 6065 3.0: "Research Design with Qualitative Methods"
Sociology 6160 3.0: "Theorizing Acts"
Sociology 6540 3.0 or 6.0: "Intimate Relations"
Sociology 6546 3.0: "The Existential Critique of Freud"/Same as Social & Political Thought 6633 3.0
Sociology 6770 3.0 or 6.0: "Canadian Social Structure and Change"
Sociology 6792 3.0: "Citizenship and Identity II"/Same as Geography 5108 3.0 and Social & Political Thought 6319 3.0
Sociology 6852 3.0: "Faculty Unions and their Associations in Canada"/Same as Education 5419 3.0
Sociology 6880 3.0: "Ethnicity and Nationalism"/Same as Social Anthropology 5100 3.0
Sociology 6896 3.0: "Gender and International Human Rights: Law, Citizenship and Borders"/Same as Political Science 6705 3.0, Socio-Legal Studies 6055 3.0 and Women's Studies 6133 3.0

v) Graduate Program in Translation

New Course Proposal
Translation 5185 3.0: "Ideology of Translation & Translation of Ideology"

w) Graduate Program in Women's Studies

Crosslisting
Women's Studies 6222 3.0 or 6.0: "Studies in Social Regulation"/Same as Sociology 6181 3.0 or 6.0

13. Senate Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meetings of April 22, May 27 and June 24, 2010

14. Other Business

Next meeting of Council: November 4, 2010

 

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