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Council Meeting Agenda January 4, 2018; York University Faculty of Graduate Studies

Thursday, January 4, 2018
3:00 p.m.

N940 Ross Building (Senate Chamber)

1.  Welcome and Chair’s Remarks

2.  President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton

Strategic priorities and vision for graduate education

3.  Collegial Governance Structures for Markham Campus (.pdf)

Provost and Vice-President Academic Lisa Philipps

4. Minutes of Previous Meeting (November 2, 2017) (.docx)

5. Business Arising from the Minutes

6.  Dean's Remarks

7.  Changes in Degree Requirements

Approved by FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on November 22 and December 13, 2017

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a) Graduate Program in Conference Interpreting/Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting
Introduction of Part-time Option; Reduction of “background” course credits from 9 to 3 (.docx) (MA)
(proposal incorporates learning outcomes)

b) Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
Change in field title from “Neural and Biomechanical Control of Movement” to “Neuroscience and Biomechanics (.doc) (MA, MSc, MFSc and PhD ) | Learning outcomes (.docx)

c) Graduate Program in Law Part-Time LLM
– Part-Time LLM Specializing in International Business Law
Change to duration of study from 4 terms to 3 terms (.doc) (LLM) | Learning outcomes (.docx)

d) Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering
Change in comprehensive examination timeline (.doc) (PhD) | Learning outcomes with program brief (.pdf)

e) Graduate Program in Nursing
Change to require “B” grade in core courses (.doc) (MScN) | Learning outcomes (.docx)

f) Graduate Program in Psychology
Change in Clinical Neuropsychology Area requirements, introduction of practical experiential component (.doc) (MA)
Change in Social & Personality Area course requirements (.doc) (PhD)
Learning outcomes (.docx)

g) Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies
Changes in Course Requirements; Addition of “Research-Creation MRP” (.doc) (MA) | Learning outcomes (.docx)

8. Changes in Graduate Program Appointment and Reappointment Criteria and Procedures

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Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Health Science
Changes in adjunct criteria (.docx) New criteria and procedures (.docx) |  Current criteria and procedures (.pdf)

9. Curriculum Changes

Approved by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee’s Academic Affairs Subcommittee on December 8, 2017, and received for information by the FGS Academic Planning & Policy Committee on December 13, 2017

Members of Council may view these documents by contacting M. Michael Schiff, Coordinator, Faculty Governance.

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a) Graduate Program in Chemistry
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Chemistry 5080 3.0:  “Advanced Analytical Separation Methods”/ Prerequisites: Science Chemistry 3080 4.0 or an equivalent instrumental methods in chemical analysis undergraduate course/Integrated with the undergraduate course Science Chemistry 4080 3.0

b) Graduate Program in Dance
New Course Proposal
Dance 5212 3.0 or 6.0:  “Field Placement”

c) Graduate Program in Design
New, Integrated Course Proposal
Design 5411 3.0:  “East Asian Design History and Material Culture in Transnational Perspectives”/Integrated with the undergraduate course 4101 3.0

d) Graduate Program in Economics
New Course Proposal
Economics 5480 3.0:  “Economics of Education”

Change in Course Title and Description
Economics 5620 3.0:  from “Empirical Labour Economics” to “Data Analysis and Empirical Strategies”

Deletion of Prerequisite
Economics 5030 3.0:  “Economics of Financial Markets”/ Pre or co-requisite:  Economics 5520 3.0

e) Graduate Program in English
New Course Proposals
English 6150 3.0:  “Satire:  Twisting World Literature”
English 6310 6.0:  “Idyllic Futures:  from Classical Myth to Contemporary Fiction”

f) Graduate Program in Études françaises
New Course Proposal
Études françaises 5246 3.0:  “Écriture créative, production et analyse textuelles: de la théorie à la pratique / Creative Writing, Text Production and Analysis:  Theory and Practice”

g) Graduate Program in Financial Accountability
Change in Course Description
Financial Accountability 6850 6.0:  “Financial Accountability Practicum”

h) Graduate Program in History
New Course Proposals
History 5751 3.0:  “Food in World History”
History 5752 3.0:  “Themes in Food History”

i) Graduate Program in International Master’s in Business Administration
Change in Course Description and Prerequisites
International Business Administration 6200 3.0:  “International Field Study”

j) Graduate Program in Information Systems & Technology
New Course Proposals
Information Systems & Technology 6160 3.0:  “Introduction to Cloud Computing Systems”
Information Systems & Technology 6510 3.0:  “Applied Optimization Techniques in Information Systems”
Information Systems & Technology 6520 3.0:  “Agent-Based Information Technologies”
Information Systems & Technology 6710 3.0:  “Introduction to Blockchain and Financial Technologies”

Change in Course Description
Information Systems & Technology 6220 3.0:  “Advanced Information Management”

k) Graduate Program in Law
Part-Time LLM in Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6297 3.0:  “Sovereign Debt and Financial Crises”

Part-Time LLM in Business Law
Change in Course Weighting
Business Law 6299 from 3.0 to 6.0:  “International Sales Law”

Part-Time LLM in Constitutional Law
New Course Proposal
Law 6810 6.0:  “Political Law”

Part-Time LLM in Tax Law
New Selected Topics Course Proposal
Law 6729 3.0:  “Selected Topics in Tax Law”

l) Graduate Program in Mathematics & Statistics
New Course Proposal
Mathematics & Statistics 5421 3.0: “Algebra for Teachers”

Course Deletion
Mathematics & Statistics 5420 6.0: “Algebra for Teachers”

m) Graduate Program in Political Science
New Course Proposal
Political Science 7100 3.0: “Political Inquiry and Research Design”

n) Graduate Program in Psychology
New Course Proposals
Psychology 6975 3.0:  “Consultation, Assessment, and Treatment of Mental Health Problems in Neurodevelopmental Disability”
Psychology 6980 3.0:  “Mental health consultation, assessment, treatment and research in Indigenous communities”/ Prerequisite:  Enrolment in the Clinical or Clinical-Developmental Psychology area in the Graduate Program in Psychology

o) Graduate Program in Theatre
New Course Proposal
Theatre 6412 3.0:  “Graduate Two Directors and Design II”/Prerequisite:  Theatre 5412 3.0, or permission of the graduate program

p) Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies
Change in Course Weighting
Theatre & Performance Studies 6350 from 3.0 to 6.0:  “Summer Institute”

10. Senate  Synopses

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Summaries of Senate meetings of  October 26 (.pdf) and November 23, 2017 (.pdf)

11. Other Business

Next meeting of Council:  February 1, 2018