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[Meeting minutes of the Senate of The University of British Columbia] 1971-04-28

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Wednesday, April 28, 1971
The eighth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the session 1970-71 was held on Wednesday, April 28, 1971 at
8:00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present: President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Miss D. Allen, Deputy
President W. M. Armstrong, Dr. C S. Belshaw, Mrs. A. Brearley, Mr. D. M.
Brousson, Dr. T. H. Brown, Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. M. F.
Clarke, Mr. C. J. Connaghan, Dean G. F. Curtis, Dr. B. A. Dunell, Dean W. D.
Finn, Dr. S. M. Friedman, The Hon. E. D. Fulton, Dean J. A. F. Gardner,
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Mr. J. Guthrie, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Mr. R. W. Jacobs,
Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dean D. T. Kenny, Dr. W. D. Kitts,
Mrs. W. T. Lane, Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, Mr. G. A. Letcher, Dean S. W.
Leung, Mr. A. J. Longmore, Miss E. K. McCann, Dr. A. J. McClean,
Dean Helen McCrae, Dean J. F. McCreary, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. J. A.
McEwen, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mr. K. R. Martin, Dr. J. R. Mitchell,
Dr. J. M. Norris, Dean V. J. Okulitch, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Dean B. E.
Riedel, Mr. A. R. Robbins, Mr. R. S. Sandhu, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dean M.
Shaw, Dr. J. H. G. Smith, Mr. A. M. Smolensky, Miss M. Stephenson,
Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. B. B. Trevino, Dr. G. M. Volkoff, Dr. W. A.
Webber, Dr. B. L. White, Dean P. H. White, Dr. J. H. Winter, Mr. A. P.
Observers: Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. J. P. Blaney, Mr. T. A. Myers,
Mr. P. Thompson.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received
from: Chancellor A. M. McGavin, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. D. H. Chitty,
Dr. R. Daniells, Dr. C. W. J. Eliot, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Dr. F. A.
Kaempffer, Mr. S. S. Lefeaux, Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Mr. D. F. Miller,
Dr. B. N. Moyls, Mr. J. V. Rogers, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Rev. W. S. Taylor,
Dr. H. V. Warren, Mr. D. R. Williams, Dr. W. D. Young.
Senate Membership
The Chairman welcomed new student members, Mr. A. R, Robbins, and
Miss M. Stephenson. He reported that Mr. S. J. Persky was now a member
of Senate. These new members are members-at-large (replacing Mr. J.
Davies, Mr. E. O'Brien and Mr. K. Waldman). 5440
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dean Scarfe      )
Dr. McGregor    ) That thz minutes oh the szvznth rzgular mzzting
oh Sznatz hor thz session 1970-71 having bzzn
circulated, bz takzn as read and adopted.
Business Arising from the Minutes
Membership of Committee on Student Advisory Services
At the March 24, 19 71 meeting of Senate, resolutions concerning
student advisory services and the calendar were referred to a committee
to be chosen by the President or the Nominating Committee.
Dr, Volkoff, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, explained that
he had consulted the President and the following membership was
Dean M. Shaw (Chairman)
Dr. K. T. Brearley
Mr. G. A. Letcher
Dean Helen McCrae
Mr. J. A. McEwen
Dr. J. M. McMillan
Mr. A. F. Shirran
It was agreed that the committee had the power to co-opt further
members after consultation with the President and the Chairman of the
Nominating Committee. 5441
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
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)     Change in unit value of Commerce 564, recommended by the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (P.5423)
(ii)    New course in Computer Science, recommended by the Faculty
of Graduate Studies.  (P.5423)
(iii)   Changes in course numbers in Fine Arts, recommended by the
Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (P.5423)
(iv)    New courses recommended by the Faculty of Law.  (P.5423)
(v)     Master of Science Degree in Business Administration - M.Sc.
(Bus. Admin.) recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(vi)    Continuation of Arts I Programme recommended by the Faculty
of Arts.  (P.5432)
(vii)   Mathematics 350 to be dropped as a requirement of the Third
Year of the B.A.Sc. programme in Chemical Engineering,
recommended by the Faculty of Applied Science.  (P.5432)
(viii)  The President to advise the Chairmen of Committees within the
University dealing with research grant applications to take
into consideration the Senate resolution concerning the
desirability of increasing the research capability of the
University in matters of Canadian concern.  (P.5432-4)
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Okulitch )
Dean Shaw    )
That thz new award listzd in Appendix 'A' be
acczptzd subject to the approval oh the Board
oh Governors, and that a Izttzr oh thanks bz
sznt to thz donor.
Carried 5442
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Arts
(a) Proposed colours for B.F.A. Hood
Dr. McGregor    ) That the colours  h°i thz B.F.A. Hood be
Dean Kenny        ) Univzrsity bluz lining with magenta
(b) Extension credit courses
Dean Kenny   ) That thz zxtznsion crzdit course proposals
Mrs. Lecky    ) oh thz Faculty oh Arts  hoi May-July 1971,
outlinzd in Appzndix 'B',  bz approvzd.
(c) Proposed revision of calendar wording under "Programmes and
It was agreed, as recommended by the Agenda Committee, that
the proposed revision be referred to the Senate Curriculum
Faculty of Education
Dean Scarfe )        That thz zxtznsion credit course
Mr. Osborne )       proposals oh the Faculty oh Education
hor 1971-72,  outlinzd in Appzndix 'B',
bz approvzd.
Faculty of Law
Dean Curtis    ) That thz new courses rzcommzndzd by thz
Dr. Gibson     ) Faculty oh Lavj, outlinzd in Appzndix 'B',
be rz{zrrzd to thz Sznatz Curriculum
Faculty of Science
(a) Last day for course changes
On behalf of the Faculty of Science Dean Okulitch informed
Senate that the Faculty did not wish to be included among "most 5443
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Science
(a) Last day for course changes  (continued)
faculties" referred to In the calendar statement concerning the
last day for course changes.
He stated that the Faculty was opposed to a policy permitting
the beginning of a course as late as three weeks after the start
of classes and recommended that students entering science courses
be required to do so within two weeks of the beginning of
lectures. The Faculty also recommended that Science students be
permitted to drop courses within the first month of lectures
without penalty.
(b) Course and curriculum changes (See Appendix 'B')
(c) Proposed revision of the Combined Biology and Chemistry Honours
The Agenda Committee had recommended that the above proposals
be referred to the Senate Curriculum Committee. It was agreed,
however, that since the changes were minor ones Senate should
take immediate action.
Dr. McGregor  )     That the course and curriculum changes,
Dean Okulitch )     outlined in Appendix 'B', and thz
proposzd revision oh thz Combinzd
Biology and Chemistry Honours Programme
rzcommzndzd by thz Faculty oh Science
bz approvzd.
A brief discussion followed concerning proposals referred to
the Senate Curriculum Committee. The Chairman of Senate agreed 5444
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Proposals of the Faculties (continued)
to establish a President's Committee to set out policy for dealing
with minor curriculum changes. There was general agreement that
minor curriculum changes could be approved by Senate without prior
reference to the Curriculum Committee. However changes of this
nature should be subject to challenge by the Curriculum Committee
or by individual members of Senate.
It was also felt that in cases of changes in course descriptions
it would be helpful if Faculties submitted both the original and
revised versions. Moreover, the reasons for any changes should be
A further query was raised concerning the possibility of offering
regular winter session courses during the May-July Intersession
without the customary approval of Senate. It was pointed out that
should additional courses be suggested for offering in the Intersession this year there would be no opportunity for obtaining
Senate approval before the beginning of the session.
Dr. Gibson )     That the Committzz oh dzans bz authorizzd,
Dr. Norris )     h0K this yzar only, to rulz on thz
ohhering oh additional courses during thz
The motion was put and carried. 5445
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Request for staff representation on Senate
The Chairman explained that a request had been received from the
Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local No. 116, for representation on
Senate. The Senate Agenda Committee recommended that the proposal be
referred to the Chairman of Senate for investigation of its legal validity.
Dean Gardner )     That thz proposal bz rzherrzd to thz Chairman
Dr. Mitchell )    oh Sznatz h°i investigation oh iXs Izgal
validity.    And h^ithzr, that thz rzquzst bz
considzrzd by a committzz choszn by the Senate
Nominating Committzz in consultation with thz
Chairman oh Sznatz ih thz rzquzst is Izgally
In amendment:
Dean Finn        ) That thz second szntznez "And fp^Xhzr ...  valid"
Mr. Trevino    ) be dzlztzd.
Dean Finn felt that it would be an unnecessary waste of time to
debate the second sentence before it had been determined whether the
request was legally valid.
The amendment was carried.
The motion as amended was carried.
In response to a query as to the findings of the committee established
in November to consider a proposal of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration in connection with student membership in that Faculty, the
Chairman stated that the University's solicitors had reported that a
student could not legally be considered a member of Faculty.
Proposals of Senate members
The Secretary read to Senate the following motion which had been
submitted by Dr. Warren: 5446
Wednesday, April 28,  1971
Proposals of Senate members     (Continued)
"Whzrzas thz protection oh our environment has become
a matter hor gznzral concern, bz it rzsolvzd that thz
Chairman oh Sznatz be askzd to namz a small committzz
to makz a study oh the courses now ohhcrzd at this
University which bzar upon the problems oh pollution
and oh thz research in progress in these hields, with
a view to co-ordinating such inhormation and idzntihying
both areas o{ strength and possible lacunaz in thz
ovzrall pattzrn oh both research and instruction".
It was pointed out that the President's Committee on Pollution had
filed a report at the November 18, 1970 meeting of Senate, at which time
it had been agreed that the committee be asked to continue to report to
Senate from time to time. It was felt that the existing committee on
pollution could deal with this motion.
Dean Finn  )      That the motion be rzherrzd to thz President's
Dr. Norris )      Committzz on Pollution hor possiblz inclusion
in a hoXurz rzport oh thz committzz.
Other Business
A query was raised regarding the addition of new student senators to
the various Senate committees. The Chairman stated that this would not be
Mr. Smolensky gave notice that he planned to present a resolution
for consideration at the May meeting of Senate relating to the organization
of the University as presently prescribed by the Universities Act.
The Chairman asked Senate to join him in congratulating Dr. Malcolm F.
McGregor on being awarded an Honorary Degree by Acadia University.
Senate was also advised that one of its former members, Dr. Harold
Copp, had been elected a fellow of the Royal Society, and that Dean Cowan
of the Faculty of Graduate Studies was to receive an honorary degree from
the University of Alberta. 1971.
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Tuesday, May 18,
\J     Secretary
Chairman 5448
Wednesday, April 28,  1971
New Award Recommended to Senate
The Canadian Society of Animal Production Book Prize
This prize, the gift of the Canadian Society of Animal Production,
will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Agricultural
Sciences to an outstanding student in the graduating class in one of
the fields of Animal Science, Poultry Science, Nutrition or Food
Science. 5449
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
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Course and Curriculum changes
Extension Credit courses May - July, 1971
Political Science 200 The Government of Canada
Political Science 202 Contemporary Ideologies
Extension Credit courses - 1971-72
Education 400 Philosophy of Education
Education 407  Introduction to the study of exceptional children
Education 425  Art Education
(formerly Education 305)
Education 430 History of Education
Education 431 Primary Learning Disabilities
(l*s)  (first term)
Education 436/437 Behavior Disorders/Teaching Maladjusted Children
Education 470     Educational Sociology
Education 472/473 Developmental reading - Theoretical/Practical
Elementary Grades
Education 478 Teaching English as a second language
Education 480 Advanced Studies in the Language Arts in the
Intermediate Grades
Education 494 (l*s) Film Study and Film Study Course Design for
Schools  (2 sections, first and second term)
Education 495 (1*5)  Still Photography in Education (first term)
Education 496  (l*s) Motion Picture Production in Education
(second term)
Fine Arts 100 Introduction to the Plastic and Graphic Arts
(formerly F.A. 300)
Fine Arts 401 Painting I
Fine Arts 307/407/417 Graphic Arts I/Graphic Arts Il/Graphic Arts III
General Science 309   General Science for Elementary School
Teachers  (2-3 sections) 5450
Wednesday, April 28, 1971
Course and Curriculum changes
Extension Credit courses - 1971-72 (Continued)
Education 331, 332, 334, 336, 390, 403 (1*5), 425 (formerly 305),
431 (1%), 460, 470, 472/73, 479, 488 (1*5), General
Science 309.
New courses 410 (l*s) Creditor-Debtor Relationships
438 (1*5) Legal History
Change     304 change in description
Change     121 change in description


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