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 5407
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
The sixth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the session 1970-71 was held on Wednesday, February 24, 1971
at 8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Dr. A. E. Aho, Miss D.
Allen, Deputy President W. M. Armstrong, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Dr. C. B.
Bourne, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. J. J. Campbell, Dr. S. D.
Cavers, Dr. D. H. Chitty, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. R.
Daniells, Dr. B. A. Dunell, Dr. C. W. J. Eliot, Dr. S. M. Friedman,
The Hon. E. D. Fulton, Mr. S. E. Garrod, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Mr. D. S. M.
Huberman, Dr. S. Israels, Mr. R. W. Jacobs, Dr. F. A. Kaempffer,
Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dean D. T. Kenny, Mrs. W. T. Lane,
Mr. G. A. Letcher, Dean S. W. Leung, Mr. A. J. Longmore, Miss E. K.
McCann, Dr. A. J. McClean, Dean Helen McCrae, Dr. C. A. McDowell,
Mr. J. A. McEwen, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mr. K. R. Martin, Dr. J. R. Mitchell,
Dr. J. M. Norris, Dr. H. P. Oberlander, Mr. E. O'Brien, Dean V. J.
Okulitch, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Mr. P. Plant, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mr. J. V.
Rogers, Dr. G. Rosenbluth, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dean M.
Shaw, Mr. A. M. Smolensky, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. G. M. Volkoff,
Mr. K. Waldman, Dr. H. V. Warren, Dr. W. A. Webber, Dr. B. L. White,
Dean P. H. White, Mr. D. R. Williams, Rev. R. A. Wilson, Dr. J. H. Winter,
Mr. A. P. York.
Observers: Mr. J. A. Banham, Miss D. Hopper, Mr. A. F. Shirran.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from:
Chancellor A. M. McGavin, Mrs. A. Brearley, Dr. C. A. Brockley, Mr. D. M.
Brousson, Mr. F. J. Cairnie, Mr. C. M. Campbell Jr., Dean J. A. F. Gardner,
Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Mr. J. Guthrie, Mr. G. H. D. Hobbs, Dr. W. D. Kitts,
Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Mr. D. F. Miller, Dr. B. N. Moyls,
Mr. R. F. Osborne, Dr. I. Ross, Dr. W. D. Young.
Mr. Smolensky proposed a vote of thanks to President Gage in recognition of his fiftieth year at the University. The President expressed
his appreciation of the comments. 5408
Wednesday,  February 24,  1971
Minutes  of   the Previous  Meeting
Dr. Hardwick    ) That thz minutes oh thz hihth rzgular mzzting
Dean Okulitch ) oh Sznatz hoi thz session 1970-71 having been
circulated,  bz takzn as rzad and adoptzd.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes
(i) Canadian content
The Chairman explained that at the January 20, 1971 meeting
a motion by Mr. Cairnie concerning Canadian content had been
referred to an ad hoc committee to be re-written.    Membership
of the committee consisted of:
Dr. R. Daniells (Chairman), Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Mr. F. J. Cairnie,
Dr. R. M. Clark, Mr. S. E. Garrod, Mr. A. M. Smolensky, Dr. W. A.
Webber.
Dr. Daniells ) Whzrzas mzmbzrs oh Senate are concerned that
Dr. Clark   ) students, in their academic progress, should
havz broad opportunities to understand the
Canadian heritage and to assess thz futurz of
Canada:
Sznatz recognizes our continuing commitment to
zncouragz Canadian as well as intzrnational
outlooks and urges Faculty to rznzw its
concern to insure that Canadian content and
illustrativz maXzrial arz availablz to
students ivlizrz appropriate to the academic
objectives oh courses ohhered.
The Secretary read to Senate a letter received from the Law
Students Association urging Senate to support the motion.
The motion was put and carried.
A proposal from Dr. Belshaw and Mr. Smolensky concerning the
need for funds to implement the foregoing motion was considered as notice
of motion to be discussed at the March meeting of Senate. 5409
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Business arising from the Minutes (Continued)
(ii) Allowance of time for students to change courses
At the December 16, 19 70 meeting a suggestion that the last day
for changes in courses be changed to Friday, September 24, 1971,
was referred to a committee.
Dr. Clark reported the following suggested change for the
General Information Bulletin, page A42, section 4:
Change of Registration: A student desiring to make a change
in the programme of courses for which he has registered must
apply to the Registrar's office. The last day for changes in
courses in most faculties is as follows, with the qualification
noted below:
(i)   for lecture and seminar courses that are given throughout
the fall and spring terms: Friday, October 1st;
(ii)  for all other courses commencing in September: Friday,
September 24th;
(iii) for all courses commencing in January: Friday, January 14th,
Written permission to drop a course later than these dates may
be obtained from a faculty, school or departmental adviser.
Written permission to enrol in a different course after these
dates may be granted in exceptional cases with the consent of a
faculty, school or departmental adviser and the instructor in the
course concerned.
All other pertinent changes, including those in address and
telephone number, must be reported promptly to the Registrar's
office. 5410
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Business arising from the Minutes
(ii) Allowance of time for students to change courses (Continued)
Dr. Clark  ) That Sznatz approvz thz rzcommzndations
Mr. Campbell) concerning thz last day for changes in courses,
Following a brief debate the motion was put and carried.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval in principle of Senate recommendations -
subject, where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programmes
be implemented without formal reference to the President and the formal
agreement of the President; and that the Deans and Heads concerned with
new programmes be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any, of
such new programmes.
(i)   New courses and course changes in Agricultural Economics,
recommended by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. (P.5344)
(ii)  New courses and course changes in Creative Writing, French,
Portugese and Theatre, recommended by the Faculty of Arts.
(P.5345)
(iii) Extension credit courses for May-July, 1971, recommended by
the Faculty of Arts. (P.5386)
(iv)  Extension credit courses for May-July 19 71, recommended by
the Faculty of Education. (P.5387)
(v)   New courses and course changes, recommended by the School of
Physical Education and Recreation.  (P.5345)
(vi)  Extension credit course proposal for May-July 1971, recommended
by the Faculty of Science.  (P.5387)
(vii) Changes in courses in Soil Science, Poultry Science and Animal
Science, recommended by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
(P.5364)
(viii) New courses and course changes, recommended by the Faculty of
Applied Science, excluding Civil Engineering 470.  (P.5364-8)
(ix)  New courses and course changes, recommended by the Faculty of
Arts.  (P.5369-74)
(x)   Course changes, recommended by the Faculty of Commerce and
Business Administration.  (P.5374) 5411
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
From the Board of Governors  (Continued)
(xi)     Diploma changes, recommended by the Faculty of Education.
(P.5396)
(xii)    New courses and changes in courses, recommended by the Faculty
of Education, excluding Education 495 and 496.  (P.5375)
(xiii)   New courses and course changes, recommended by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.  (P.5376-80)
(xiv)    New courses and course changes, recommended by the Faculty of
Forestry.  (P.5375-6)
(xv)     Course and curriculum changes, recommended by the School of
Nursing, excluding Nursing 253 and 366.  (P.5380-1)
(xvi)    Course and curriculum changes, recommended by the Faculty of
Science.  (P.5381-5)
(xvii)   Physical Geography Programme leading to a B.Sc. degree,
recommended by the Faculty of Science.  (P.5394)
(xviii)  Establishment of a Department of Radiology, recommended by
the Faculty of Medicine.  (P.5393-4)
(xix)    Establishment of a Water Resources Centre.  (P.5394-5)
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Scarfe )     That the new award listed in Appzndix 'A'
Dr. Hardwick )     be accepted subject to thz approval oh thz
Board oh Govzmors, and that a letter of thanks
be sent to thz donor.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Norris presented the report of the Senate Curriculum Committee
on items referred to the committee at the December 16, 1970 and January
20, 19 71 Senate meetings. 5412
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee  (Continued)
Items from December 16, 19 70 meeting
Faculty of Education
The committee had requested that Education 495 and 496 be
returned to the Faculty of Education for changes in description, to
emphasize the educational rather than the technical aspects of the
courses. The changes had been made and the committee recommended
approval.
Dr. Norris    )      That new courses,  Education 495 and 496,
Mr. Waldman )      outlined in Appendix  'B',  pagz 5375 bz
approvzd, with revised description.
Carried
Dr. Norris referred to the phasing out of the Guidance
Concentration by the Faculty of Education. He stated that the
committee had been assured that students in the Third and Fourth
Years of this programme will be able to complete it, and that
students in the Second Year have been told that they will have to
change programmes.
Dr. Norris ) That thz dzlztion of  the Guidance Concentration
Mr. Waldman ) be approved.
Carried
School of Nursing
The committee had requested that Nursing 253 be referred back
to the School of Nursing for changes in title and description to
avoid possible conflict with the offerings in Sociology. The
changes had been made and the committee recommended approval of this
course and of changes to Nursing 252 and 366 which had been withheld
since these were linked with Nursing 253. 5413
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
School of Nursing (Continued)
Dr. Norris ) That changes in Nursing  251,  153 and 366,
Miss McCann ) outlinzd in Appzndix  'B', pagz 5380,  be
approvzd, with rzviszd titlz and description
hor Nursing 153.
Carried
Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. Norris ) That thz change in description oh Civil
Dr. Cavers ) Enginzzring 470, rzcommzndzd by thz Faculty
oh Applied Scizncz, bz approvzd.
Carried
Items from January 20, 1971 meeting
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Norris )  That new courses in Soil Scizncz and new
Dr. Cavers ) courses and course change in Chemical
Enginzzring, rzcommzndzd by thz Faculty of
Graduatz Studies and outlinzd in Appendix 'B'
pagz 5405, bz approvzd.
Carried
The committee in recommending approval of a new course Civil
Engineering 586 and changes in Civil Engineering 470 and 585, drew
Senate's attention to the fact that an interdisciplinary programme
in transportation seemed to be emerging. The departments concerned
were careful to consult with one another concerning possible overlap
of courses, but little attention appeared to have been given to overall
programme structure, or possible gaps in the total offerings related
to transportation.
Dr. Norris ) That thz new course and course change in Civil
Dr. Cavers ) Enginzzring, rzcommzndzd by the Faculty oh
Graduatz Studies and outlined on pagz 5405,
Appzndix 'B',  bz approvzd.
Carried 5414
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Items from January 20, 1971 meeting
Faculty of Graduate Studies (Continued)
Dr. Norris )  That thz new course in Economics, rzcommzndzd
Mr. Campbell) by thz Faculty oh Graduatz Studies and outlinzd
in Appzndix  'B',  pagz 5405,  bz approvzd.
Carried
Dr. Norris    )      That thz course changes in Education and
Mr. Waldman )      Physical Education and Recreation, the new
course in Geophysics, and thz dzlztion in
Zoology, rzcommzndzd by thz Faculty oh Graduatz
Studies and outlined in Appzndix 'B',  pagz 5405-6,
bz approvzd.
Carried
Faculty of Education
The committee did not recommend approval of the proposal to
offer Education 309/409 as a three week field study course. The
committee felt that the course content as set forth in the analysis
of course content and the activities of students was not of sufficient
quality to justify the granting of three units. Also there was
considerable overlap between the course content in Education 309 and
409. The analysis of activities of students in the field suggests
that there was too little time for study and absorption of the
material. Furthermore, the preliminary reading, which was part of
the justification for giving three units to these courses, appeared
to the committee to be quite inadequate. 5415
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Items from January 20, 19 71 meeting
Faculty of Education (Continued)
Dr. Norris    )      That thz proposal o{\ thz Faculty oh Education
Mr. Waldman )      to ohher Education 309/409 as a three wzzk
hizld study course not be approved.
Carried
New Programmes Committee
Dr. Bourne reported that the committee had considered the following
three proposals and recommended that Senate approve them:
(a) Proposal of the Faculty of Science for a Combined Honours
Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics.
(b) Proposal of the Faculty of Science for a Geophysics Honours
Programme.
(c) Proposal of the Faculty of Education for an Honours Programme
in Art Education.
Dr. Bourne   )   That Senate apprcvz thz thrzz new programmes
Dean Okulitch )   as rzcommzndzd by thz New Programmes
Committzz.
Carried
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Graduate Studies
(a) The Senate Agenda Committee recommended that the proposed
new courses and course changes, outlined in Appendix 'B'
be referred to the Senate Curriculum Committee.
(b) The Senate Agenda Committee recommended that the proposal
to offer a Master of Science in Business Administration -
M.Sc. (Bus. Admin.), be referred to the Senate New Programmes
Committee. 5416
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Proposals of the Faculties (Continued)
Faculty of Law
The Senate Agenda Committee recommended that the proposals for new
seminars 1971-72, outlined in Appendix 'B', be referred to the Senate
Curriculum Committee.
Mr. Huberman   ) That thz proposals oh thz Faculty oh
Mr. O'Brien      ) Graduatz Studizs and thz Faculty of Law
bz rzhzrrzd to thz appropriaXz committzzs
as rzcommzndzd.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Hardwick )    That thz proposal oh thz Faculty of Mzdicinz
Dr. Webber  )    to trans her Nursing courses to thz dzpart-
mznt oh HzalXh Carz and Epidzmiology, as
outlined in Appzndix 'B', bz approvzd.
Carried
Report of the Librarian 1969-70
Dr. McGregor, Chairman of the Senate Library Committee, referred to
the report of the Librarian. He stated that although funds were still
needed there was a more desperate need for space and that if books were
purchased at the present rate with the present facilities the Library
would be completely unmanageable in five years.
An opinion was expressed that if the policy of reserving books and
buying multiple copies were abandoned space would be saved. Mr. Stuart-
Stubbs stated that if the Library stopped reserving books it would have
to find another way of increasing the supply. 5417
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Report of the Librarian (Continued)
Concern was expressed regarding the provision of material for large
classes since students were given long reading lists instead of a single
text. Mr. Stuart-Stubbs stated that a solution would be to obtain reprint
rights to portions of books which could be made available to students
through the Bookstore.
Dr. Clark, a member of the Senate Committee on Academic Building
Needs, stated that the needs of the Library floor space would be considered by that committee.
The Chairman suggested that the report could be brought forward to
the next Senate meeting if there were further questions.
Testing Programme for Freshmen
Mr. Shirran, Director of Student Services, had been invited to attend
the meeting in order to explain his proposal to discontinue aptitude tests
for freshmen on a compulsory basis.
Mr. Shirran stated that in 1961 32% of the students failed their
First Year. As a result a request was made that all freshmen be required
to write the aptitude tests. However, in recent years the increased
admission standards had reduced the number of students in attendance with
marginal ability for university work. He stated that many students did
not use the counselling services and when they were required to write
the aptitude tests they felt it was an imposition, thus creating a
certain amount of antagonism which might retard the work of the counsellors,
Mr. Shirran said he hoped that the proposal to make the tests voluntary
would help students to obtain more intensive assistance. 5418
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Testing Programme for Freshmen (Continued)
Mr.  Smolensky    ) That thz compulsory aptitude tests  hor
Mr. Letcher       ) hie&hmzn be administered on a voluntary basis
only.
Carried
Proposals  of Senate Members
Dr. Warren had given notice of motion at the previous meeting.    He
agreed to a suggestion that the motion be slightly amended.
Dr. Warren     ) Whzrzas thz protection oh cur znvironmznt has
Dr. McGregor ) now become a matter hor gznzral concern, and
Whzrzas thz University oh British Columbia now
ohhe.rs more than twenty courses involving
pollution, and
Whereas thz pollution control and environmental
protection are essentially matters involving
good houszkzzping, and conszquzntly thz
concern oh all citizens, and
Whzrzas univzrsitizs havz, among other duties,
thz responsibility o{ developing Izadzrs,
and oh setting examples othzrs may hollow
Thzrzhorz bz it resolved that the Senate oh
Thz University oh British Columbia urge all
constituent members oh the University community - Students, Faculty and Administration -
to demonstratz both by przczpt and zxamplz -
that is, not only by words but by action -
that thzy arz truly szzking to establish a
better environment in. British Columbia.
Dr. Warren explained that the intent of his motion was that people
should confine themselves to getting facts before protesting about
environmental pollution. He gave several examples.
A suggestion was made that a scholarly analysis of the facts was
required. Dr. Warren accepted the suggestion that the motion be amended
to read "acting and speaking after scholarly analysis" in place of "not
only by words but by action". 5419
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Proposals of Senate members (Continued)
In amendment:
Mr. O'Brien  )
Mr. Smolensky )
That Sznatz ask thz President to:
(I)    Investigate the disposal of potzntial
pollutants at U.B.C. spzcihicaHy:
(a) paper waste and thz possibility oh
re-cycling it
(b) other wastes and thzir trzatmznt
(1)    Encourage research at the University
into pollution control and schemes for
re-cycling oh materials.
After further discussion the amendment was put and lost.
The motion was lost
Mr.  Smolensky said he felt  that  the routine work of  Senate was
getting in the way of  forging some long-term policy for the University,
and felt that a special meeting should be held to answer some questions
on this matter.
Mr.  Smolensky    )
Mr.  Garrod )
Other Business
That a special meeting oh Sznatz bz called to
dzbatz thz philosophy and goals of thz
Univzrsity.
Lost
Mr. G. A. Letcher gave notice of the following motion for the March
24, 1971 meeting:
"That a committee be chosen by the President or the Nominating
Committee to consider the following three proposals concerning
expansion and improvement of student counselling service: 5420
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Other Business (Continued)
1) That graduate students and senior student academic
counsellors sit with faculty counsellors in the everyday
academic counselling of undergraduate students.
2) That an interview with these academic counsellors become
mandatory for each student each year, or at least in the
beginning of the first and third years.
3) And that the present facilities of the clinical psychology
department of the Department of Psychology be developed
and expanded to provide a supplemental facility to those
already existing in the Wesbrook Psychiatric Centre. This
would be both a teaching facility and an emotional
counselling service."
Mr. Letcher added that he hoped a committee could be constituted at
the April 28th, 1971 Senate meeting.
The Secretary read to Senate a letter from the President of the
U.B.C. Alumni Association stating that its 1971 annual dinner had been
scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 which unavoidably conflicted with the
May Senate meeting. It was suggested that perhaps Senate could change
either the date or time of the meeting.
Following a brief discussion it was suggested that Senate should meet
on Tuesday, May 18th, 1971 but that if examination results were not
available in time for that meeting Senate would meet again on Wednesday
afternoon, May 19 for the purpose of dealing with the examination results. 5421
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
Other Business (Continued)
Mr. Garrod   )    That thz May Sznatz mzzting bz hzld on
Mr. Williams )    Tuesday,  May  1%,   1971.
Carried
Report of the Tributes Committee
As the report of the Tributes Committee concerned a matter that as
a courtesy to the person involved should not be released immediately for
publication, members of the gallery were asked to leave.
The committee recommended that an invitation be extended to Dr. Helen
Gordon Stewart to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters
(D.Litt.) at the 1971 Congregation.
Dean Curtis )     That Helen Gordon Stewart bz grantzd thz dzgrzz
Dr. Warren  )     oh doctor of Letters, honoris causa.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
March 24,   19 71.
faxL4s*&*<
Secretary
Confirmed /£2r
ifhairraan X/ 5422
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
APPENDIX 'A'
New Award Recommended to Senate
The J. Fyfe-Smith Bursary in Ornamental Horticulture
A bursary of $500, gift of Miss Florence Fyfe-Smith in
memory of her father, is offered to a student in the
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences who has shown an
interest in ornamental horticulture. The award will
be made on the recommendation of the Department of Plant
Science. 5423
Wednesday, February 24, 1971
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum changes referred to Senate Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Commerce
Change 564  Change in unit value
Computer Science
New Course 506 (l*s) Graphic Data Processing
Fine Arts
Changes in course numbers:
529 (3) (formerly 530)
533 (3) (formerly 525)
535 (3) (formerly 531)
537 (3) (formerly 532)
539 (3) (formerly 533)
551 (3) (formerly 526)
565 (3) (formerly 527)
571 (3) (formerly 536)
575 (3) (formerly 537)
591 (3) (formerly 540)
599 (3-6)  (formerly 549)
FACULTY OF LAW
New Seminars  for 1971-72
404 Common Law Seminar (1*5)
434 Law of Trade Unions (l*s)
458 Supreme Court Seminar (1*5)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
New course     426 (3)  Health Care and Epidemiology
(formerly Nursing 344 and 454 Epidemiology
and Health Care)

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