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Array 6453.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
The Third regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1975-76 was held on Wednesday, November 12, 1975 at 8.00 p.m.
in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:    President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Dean J. H. M. Andrews,
Mrs. M. F. Angus, Dean D. V. Bates, Dr. C S. Belshaw, Mr. D. Bing, Ms. J. P.
Blandford, Mr. Justice J. C Bouck, Dr. C B. Bourne, Dr. K. T. Brearley,
Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr.  R. J. Carter,
Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. D. H. Copp, Mr. W. L. Corscadden, Dr. J. D. Dennison,
Dr. P. J. Dooling, Mr. B. G. Dougherty, Mr.  R. P. Dumont, Dr. B. A. Dunell,
DeanW. D. Finn, Dr. C V. Finnegan, Dean E. M. Fulton, Mr. CS. Funt,
Dean J.A. F. Gardner, Miss C V. Goulet, Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. D. Haley, Dean N. A.
Hall, Dr. W. C Hardwick, Mr. D. L. Helliwell, Mr. B. J. Higgins, Dr.  R. H.
Hill, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Mr. B. A. Krasselt, Mrs. W. T. Lane, DeanS. W.
Leung, Dr. P. A.  Lusztig, Dean A. J. McClean, Mrs. H. McCrae, Dr. C A.
McDowell, Dr. M. F. McGregor, Rev. J. P. Martin, Mr. G. R. Moore, Dr. B. N.
Moyls, Mrs. J. R. Noble, Mr.  R. F. Osborne, Mr. T. R. Pascuzzo,  Dr. J. F.
Richards, Dr. V. C Runeckles, Dr. S. O. Russell, Miss J. S. Ryan, Mr. J . M.
Sehmer, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Vice-President M. Shaw, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dr. J. K.
Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Mr. G. B. Sundeen, Mr. G. A.
Thorn, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Mr. R. M. Walls, Miss C L. V. Warren, Dean R. M.
Will, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Observers:    Mr. J. A. Banham, Mr. T. A. Myers.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor D. F. Miller, Ms. B. G. Errington, Mrs. F. Field, Dr. J. M. Houston,
Dr. W. D. Kitts, Dr. L. Kraintz, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dr. D.J. MacDougall, Dr. M.
Pernarowski, Dr. M. E. Prang, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mrs.  L. Sayle, Mr. A. F.
Sheppard, Dr. M. J. A. Smith. Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Hall      )
Dean Bates   )
6454.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
That the Minutes of the Second regular meeting
of Senate for the Session 1975-76, having been
circulated be taken as read and adopted.
Carried
Report of the  Library Committee
Revisions to  loan regulations
A report containing revisions of the loan regulations had been circulated.
It was stated that the purpose of the proposal was to improve access to library
materials for all borrowers. It was felt that there was a need to make overdue
and call-in procedures work more effectively.
The following is an extract from the report: -
LOAN  PERIODS
I.      FACULTY,   STUDENT AND GRADUATE  PRIVILEGES  CARDS
A. Home Use Materials
2 weeks -  Main Library, Asian Studies, Crane, Ecology, Fine Arts, Law,
MacMillan, Mathematics, Music, Social Work and Woodward
Libraries. 1
1 week   -  Curriculum Laboratory, Government Publications and Sedgewick
Library.
B. Unbound Serials2
3 days    -   Main Library, Asian Studies, Crane, Ecology, MacMillan,
Mathematics, Social Work and Woodward Libraries.
1 day      -  Sedgewick Library.
Overnight - Curriculum Laboratory.
Library Use Only        - Fine Arts, Law, and Music Libraries.
lAt present this loan period is 2 weeks for students and graduate privileges cards,
and term loan for faculty subject to recall upon request by another borrower.
2For both bound and unbound serials the present loan period is:
faculty - two weeks;   graduate students - one week;    undergraduates - overnight. 6455.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Report of the  Library Committee
LOAN  PERIODS    (continued)
C    Bound Serials and Restricted Use2
1 week   - Main Library, Asian Studies, Crane, Ecology, MacMillan,
Mathematics, Social Work, and Woodward Libraries.
1 day      - Sedgewick Library.
Overnight - Curriculum Laboratory.
Library Use Only        - Fine Arts,  Law, and Music Libraries.
D. Reserve Materials
2 hours, 1 day, 2 days, or 3 days as marked in each item.
E. Library  Use Only  and  Reference  Books
In library only.
F. Recordings
Library Use Only      - Music Library.
2 weeks - Wilson Recordings Collection (Wilson membership
card required)
II.    "B"   CARDS
A .    Home Use Materials
2 weeks - Main Library, Asian Studies, Crane, Ecology, Fine Arts, Law,
MacMillan, Mathematics, Music, Social Work, and Woodward
Libraries.
1 week   -   Government Publications.
Library Use Only        - Sedgewick Library and Curriculum Laboratory.
B.    Serials,   Restricted Use,   Reserve Materials,   Library Use,   Reference
Library Use Only.
2For both bound and unbound serials the present loan period is:
faculty - two weeks;   graduate students - one week;    undergraduates - overnight. 6456.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Report of the  Library Committee
LOAN  PERIODS    (continued)
C    Recordings
Library Use Only        - Music Library.
2 weeks - Wilson Recordings Collection (Wilson membership
card required) .
III.   EXTENDED  LOANS3
Borrowers may request longer loan periods on specific items.   They may do
so either when signing material out or at any time afterward, and should be
given favourable consideration whenever possible.   Extended loans are
subject to immediate recall if requested by another borrower.
Extended loans are not indefinite loans:   due dates are set and material not
returned by the due date would be considered overdue.
Extended loans would not normally be granted for reference books, unbound
current periodicals, anchored serials, and reserve materials. In the case of
reserve materials, extended loans may be possible between sessions.
PENALTIES FOR LATE  RETURN
I.     OVERDUE FEES4
A. Home Use Material,   Serials and  Restricted  Use
$1.00 a day up to $25.00 an item on material requested by another borrower.
B. Reserve Materials
$1.00 an hour up to $5.00 a day, with a maximum of $25.00 an item on
materials requested by another borrower.
^Extended loans are at present granted in special cases to students.   The number
of extended loans is severely restricted, whereas the new proposal would make
such loans readily available to all users.   Procedures for follow-up in case of
recall are neither automatic nor very effective under the present system.
4At present the fees are $.25 a day for home use material and $.25 an hour for
reserve material to a maximum of $5.00.   Overdue fees are charged whether
material has been requested by other borrowers or not. 5457.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Report of the Library Committee
PENALTIES FOR LATE  RETURN    (continued)
II. CALCULATION OF OVERDUE FEES
A. When material is requested by another borrower before the due date, the
overdue fee will be calculated from the due date, if the material is not
returned on time.
B. If material is requested by another borrower after it is overdue, the
overdue fee will be calculated from the date of request.
C    When material on extended loan is called in for another borrower before
the due date, seven days will be allowed for return of the material
without penalty.    If material is not returned within that time, the overdue
fee will be calculated from the seventh day after call-in.
III. SUSPENSION OF  BORROWING  PRIVILEGES5
If material requested by another borrower is still not returned by the time
the maximum penalty has accrued, a bill for $25.00 an item will be issued
and the offender's borrowing privileges will be suspended.   The suspension
will remain in effect until the material is returned.
If the offender does not return the material by the end of term despite being
suspended, then in addition to being billed $25.00 an item overdue fees,
he/she will be billed the cost of replacement plus a $10.00 processing fee for
each item.
If an offender reports a book lost after being suspended, he/she will be
billed the cost of replacement plus a $10.00 processing fee and the suspension
will remain in effect until proof is presented that the bill has been paid.
IV. RESPONSIBILITY
Although call-in notices will be sent when overdue materials are requested
by others, borrowers should realize that by the time a notice is received,
penalties will already have accrued.   It is the responsibility of each borrower
to notice the due date stamped in each item and to return or renew it by that
date.   Failure to receive a notice is not an acceptable excuse for failing to
return material promptly.   Borrowers who need to keep material for longer
periods should either renew or request an extended loan.
In the case of an extended loan called in early for another borrower, penalties
wi II not be waived because of failure to receive the notice.   It is the responsibility
of each borrower granted an extended loan to ensure that the Library has
his/her correct address in case a call-in notice has to be sent.
5The procedure for suspending the borrowing privileges of seriously delinquent
borrowers is at present somewhat cumbersome.   It depends upon staff discretion
rather than a systematic review of delinquent call-ins, so inconsistencies result. 5458.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Report of the  Library Committee
PENALTIES FOR  LATE  RETURN    (continued)
V. LOST MATERIALS^
When Library material is reported lost before a call-in notice is sent, the
borrower will be billed the replacement cost plus a $3.00 processing fee.
When Library material is not reported lost until after notices' have been
sent, the borrower wi II be billed the replacement cost plus a $10.00 processing
fee.
When lost material is returned after a bill for replacement has been issued,
the replacement charges will be cancelled, but not the processing fee.
VI. APPEALS
Any borrower who wishes to discuss a replacement or overdue bill should
speak to the staff member in charge of overdues in the library branch or
division from which the bill was issued.   The staff member is empowered to
cancel bills when an error has been made.
If the borrower is not satisfied with the outcome of the discussion or wishes
to appeal for some reason other than error, he/she should submit a written
appeal.    (Appeal forms will be available in the Library.)   The appeal should
be addressed to the head of the branch or division which issued the bill.   The
division head will investigate the matter and if no error is found, will forward
the appeal along with any necessary documentation to the Appeals Committee. 8
The Appeals Committee, composed of two students, two faculty members and
one library staff member, is appointed by the Senate Library Committee.   The
Appeals Committee will meet quarterly, or more frequently if necessary, to
consider appeals.   Appellants will be notified in writing of the decisions of
the Committee.
All borrowers, including faculty, are subject to the same overdues penalties.9
All borrowers are entitled to appeal penalties to the Appeals Committee.
6Bills for replacement are now issued four to six weeks after the due date for
students but not at all for faculty.
7The processing fee is now $3.00 whether the report of the loss is made early or
late.
8The proposed Appeals Committee, which does not exist at present, would introduce
greater uniformity in determining when bills should be cancelled or reduced.  Such
decisions are often made by fairly junior staff and there is, as a result, much
variation in practice.
^Previously faculty were exempt. 5459.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Report of the  Library Committee
Revisions to loan regulations   (continued)
Dr. McGregor ) That the new loan regulations be ratified by
Dr . Belshaw    ) Senate for a trial period of one year, and
forwarded to the Board of Governors for
approval.
There was considerable discussion of the item concerning extended loans.
Some members were concerned that in the case of an extended loan called in for
another borrower, penalties would not be waived because of failure to receive
the notice.    In reply to a query it was pointed out that if the borrower were out
of town when the call-in notice was sent an appeal could be made against payment
of the overdue bi II.
Concern was again expressed that there was no guarantee that borrowers
would receive the call-in notices.
It was also suggested that if a borrower were not satisfied with the outcome
of discussions following an appeal to the head of a branch or division, an appeal
should then be made to the Librarian before forwarding to the Appeals Committee.
Dr. Shearer   ) That the report be referred back to the
Dean Will ) committee.
Lost
Following further discussion the motion was put and carried.
Business arising from the Minutes
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing    (P.6450)
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting. 6460.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Business  arising from the  Minutes
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing   (continued)
Dean McClean   ) That, in accordance with Section 37(b) of the
Mr. Walls ) Universities Act,  1974, Senate delegate to the
Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
the authority to make binding decisions which
would not be referred back to Senate for
approval.
Dean McClean explained that the committee would report annually to Senate
indicating the number of cases dealt with, the general nature of the problems
and the decisions made.
In the case of a general policy matter it was confirmed that this would be
referred to Senate for a decision.
The motion was put and carried, with the required two-thirds majority vote
of members present at the meeting.
University entrance examinations
Notice of motion was given at the previous meeting concerning University
entrance examinations.
Dr. Dennison   ) That Senate request the Admissions Committee
Dr. Clark ) to examine the desirability and feasibility of
University entrance examinations.
A letter from the Alma Mater Society expressing opposition to University
entrance examinations at U.B.C. was circulated at the meeting.
It was pointed out that in requesting the Admissions Committee to look into
this matter Senate was in no way indicating that it was either in favour of or
against University entrance examinations.
The motion was put and carried. 5461.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Business arising from the Minutes    (continued)
Notice of motions by Mr.  Walls
Senate was informed that motions (c) and (d) outlined on page 6447 had
since been withdrawn and that motions (a)   (b) and (e) had been revised.
Mr. Walls        )
Mr. Higgins   )
That Senate recommend to the Board of
Governors that The University of British
Columbia no longer accept awards that are
sex discriminatory except where such awards
are a stipulation in the will of a deceased
donor.
Following a brief discussion the motion was lost.
Mr. Walls     )
Mr. Moore   )
Mr. Walls    )
Mr. Moore   )
That Senate request the Provincial Government
to make appropriate changes to the Universities
Act,   1974, to allow student Senators and student
Board of Governors representatives to serve
two-year terms so long as they remain full-time
students at U.B . C.
Carried
That Senate strike an ad hoc committee to
investigate the needs for and make
recommendations concerning the implementation
of evaluation procedures for courses offered
at The University of British Columbia with
specific emphasis on:
(a) the nature of the questionnaire(s) to be
used, and
(b) the disposition of the results.
It was stated that an ad hoc Committee on Teacher Evaluation had previously
investigated the implementation of evaluation procedures.    Mr. Walls agreed to
examine the report of the committee before asking Senate to consider the motion.
Mr. Walls )
Dr. McGregor   )
That the motion be tabled.
Carried 5462.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Business arising from the Minutes   (continued)
Candidates for  Degrees
Dr. McGregor   ) That the candidates for degrees as approved
Dean Hall ) by the Faculties be granted the degrees for
which they were recommended, subject to any
necessary adjustments in the lists to be made
by the Registrar in consultation with the Dean
concerned and the Chairman of Senate.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval  in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President and the formal agreement of the President;    and that the
Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space
requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i)        Change of name of the Department of Agricultural Engineering to the
Department of Bio-Resource Engineering.    (P. 6426)
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Leung       ) That the new awards listed in Appendix 'A'
Dr. Hardwick   ) be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors, and that letters of thanks
be sent to the donors.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Shearer presented the report on proposals referred to the committee.
Faculty of Applied Science   (See Appendix 'B')
Category B changes submitted by the Faculty of Applied Science are
listed in Appendix 'B'.
Faculty of Education   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Shearer       ) That new courses recommended by the Faculty
Dean Andrews   ) of Education be approved.
Carried 6463.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Education   (continued)
Senate concurred with the recommendation of Dr. Shearer that
proposed changes in the requirements for the Mathematics Concentration
and the Mathematics Major be referred back to the Faculty of Education
since the Faculty of Science had recently approved a major revision in
Mathematics courses.
Faculty of Forestry   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr.  Shearer       ) That course changes recommended by the
Dean Gardner   ) Faculty of Forestry be approved.
Carried
Senate was informed that Forestry students found to be deficient in
technical writing skills would be required to take an appropriate English
course.
Faculty of Graduate Studies    (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Shearer   ) That new courses and course changes
Dr. Moyls       ) recommended by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies be approved.
Carried
M.Sc.   in  Dental  Science
A proposal to offer an M.Sc. program in Dental Science had been
considered by the committee.   It was stated in the proposal that the aim of
the program was to permit a candidate with a degree in Dentistry, its
equivalent or a degree in biological sciences, to have the opportunity to 6464.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
M.Sc.   in Dental  Science   (continued)
develop depth of scientific knowledge as it relates to dentistry and dental
research.
The courses to be offered in this program (listed in Appendix 'B')
are Dental Science 501,  502,  503,  511, 550, 549,  560,  561 and 590.    It was
pointed out that approval of Dental Science 503 had been withheld by the
Faculty of Graduate Studies pending a title change.   Senate was informed
that the Faculty had recently approved a change in title from Advanced
Topics in Oral Biochemistry to Advances  in Oral  Biochemistry and that
this would come forward for Senate approval in the near future.
Dr. Shearer ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Graduate
Dean Leung   ) Studies to offer an M.Sc. program in Dental
Science be approved.
Carried
Ph.D.   program  in Theatre
The committee had examined a proposal by the Faculty of Graduate
Studies to offer a Ph.D. program in Theatre.    It was stated in the proposal
that the Ph.D. program was a logical extension of the Department's present
academic program into the more intensive and specialised work of doctoral
study.   Courses to be offered in the program are Theatre 500, 560, 561, 562,
and are listed in Appendix 'B'.
Dr. Shearer   ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Graduate
Dr. Will ) Studies to offer a Ph.D. program in Theatre
be approved.
Carried 5465.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee   (continued)
Faculty of Science   (See Appendix 'B')
Category B changes submitted by the Faculty of Science are listed
in Appendix 'B'.
Nominating Committee
Dr. Bourne explained that the committee's attention had been drawn to the
resolution of Senate whereby provision was made for two convocation Senators
to be included in the membership of the Curriculum Committee.   Since the
committee had only one convocation member the Nominating Committee recommended
an addition.
Dr. Bourne    ) That Mrs. M. F. Angus be added to the
Dr. Shearer   ) membership of the Senate Curriculum
Committee.
Carried
Ad hoc Committee on the  Implementation of the Universities Act
Dean McClean presented the following report concerning the elections of
student representatives to governing bodies: -
1 .     Interpretation and  Division of Act:
That in the definition of "Student Association", "...all full-time students. . ."
include students registered at the time of the call for nominations as follows: -
(i)       all students taking at least 12 units of course-work in a study program
of 15 - 18 units or at least four-fifths of a prescribed study-program,
exclusive of those registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies
(ii)      all 'on campus' doctoral students
(iii)     all other students registered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies taking
at least 6 units of course-work. 5466.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on the  Implementation of the Universities Act   (continued)
2. Board of Governors   (Universities Act Section 20 (e))
"Two students elected by and from the Student Association"
The committee recommends that in order to provide for student representation
as prescribed in Section 20 (e) of the Universities Act this election be
conducted every year in a manner requiring:
the call for nominations by mid-November
the close of nominations on the last day of the first term
the voting to be completed by the end of January
those elected to take office at the first Board meeting on or after
February 1.
3. Senate   (Universities Act Section 35 (2)   (h))
"a number of students, equal to the number provided in clauses
(a) to (f),   (currently seventeen), elected by and from the Student
Association in a manner that ensures that at least one student from
each faculty is elected; "
The committee recommends that in order to provide for student representation
as prescribed in 35 (2)   (h) above, this election be conducted every year in
a manner requiring:
the call for nominations by mid-November
the close of nominations on the last day of the first term
the voting to be completed by the end of January
those elected to take office at the first Senate meeting on or after
April 1.
4. Specific dates for Elections
That the elections for student representatives to the Board and Senate this
Academic Year be as follows: - 6467.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on the  Implementation of the Universities Act
4. Specific dates for Elections   (continued)
Call for nominations in The Ubyssey Friday,   November 21,   1975
Close of nominations, 4.30 p.m. on Friday,   December   19,   1975
The election date be Wednesday,  January  28,   1976, with polling as
follows:
Advance polls 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27,  1976 as
follows: -
Totem Park Common Block
Place Vanier Common Block
Walter H. Gage Common Block
Polling on Wednesday, January 28,  1976,  10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. as
follows:
S.U.B. Sedgewick Library
Buchanan MacMillan
Civil Engineering War Memorial Gym
Education Law
Woodward Library Henry Angus
Main Library
5. Announcement of Nominations
That the Registrar be authorized to make public the name of each nominee
as soon as the nominations have been checked and found to be in order.
6. That candidates limit their campaign spending to $75.
Dean McClean   ) That the recommendations of the committee
Dr. Belshaw      ) under item 1 "Interpretation and Division
of Act" be approved.
Carried
Dean McClean ) That the recommendations of the committee
Mr. Osborne    ) under item 2 "Board of Governors" and item 3
"Senate" be approved.
Carried 5468.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on the  Implementation of the Universities Act   (continued)
Dean McClean   ) That the recommendations of the committee
Mr. Walls ) under item 4 "Specific dates for Elections"
be approved.
Carried
Dean McClean   ) That the recommendation of the committee
Mr. Walls ) under item 5 "Announcement of Nominations"
be approved.
Carried
Dean McClean   ) That the recommendation of the committee
Mr. Moore ) under item 6 "That candidates limit their
campaign spending to $75" be approved.
Carried
Committee on Standards  in English
The report which was presented by the Chairman of the committee,
Dr. M.H. L. Pryce, contained the following recommendation:-
"That Senate authorize a procedure whereby a) Grade 12 English teachers
are invited to specify by recommendation in April which of their students
seeking entry to U.B.C. in the Fall are competent in written English and
b) the Department of English administers in May, in the schools, a
diagnostic essay test to those Grade 12 students seeking to enter the
University who have not been recommended as competent in written English.
There shall be two provisos:    first, the co-operation of a School District
must be secured before the diagnostic test is administered in that District;
and, second, it must be clearly explained to the schools that the aim of the
test is not to exclude students from the University, but to determine in
advance of their arrival on campus which of them need a remedial composition
program."
It was explained in the report that in recent years the Department of English
had had to deal with an increasing number of first-year students who did not
seem to have achieved minimal competence in written English.   The aim of the 5469.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Standards in English   (continued)
proposal was twofold.   First, it would provide the University with advance
notice concerning the students who needed special instruction in the elements of
composition so that appropriate arrangements for teaching them could be made
in good time, not in the rush of the opening session.   Second, the special
knowledge of high school English teachers would be called upon in making a
judgment about their students' competence in written English.   It was hoped
that in this way there would be effective co-operation between the University
and the high schools to ensure that students could write English competently,
or could get the kind of instruction that would help them with their difficulties.
Dr. Belshaw     ) That the recommendation of the committee be
Dr. Wisenthal   ) approved.
There was considerable debate for and against the proposal
The motion was put and carried, 29: 24.
Committee on Examinations:     Policies and Practices
The report was presented by Dr. McGregor and contained four recommendations:
1. That Faculties be urged to make full use of the formal examination periods,
both in December and in April, and that, unless the relevant Dean and Head,
for sound academic reason, grant exemption, all courses designed for first
and second-year students (e.g. courses in lists A and B under Arts in the
Calendar, pp. 61-62) be examined in December as well as in April, the
results to be reported in the same form as are the final results.
2. That Senate re-emphasize and insist upon adherence to a previous statement
of policy that forbids the holding of any examination, formal or informal,
during lecture-periods in the two weeks preceding the formally scheduled
examinations of December and April. 6470.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Examinations:     Policies and Practices   (continued)
3. That Senate legislate scrupulous adherence by invigilators (members of the
Faculty and other invigilators) to the regulations governing the invigilation
of examinations.
4. That the instructions printed in the front of the examination booklet be
revised.
Dr. McGregor ) That recommendation 1 be adopted.
Dr. Finnegan   )
Some members felt that the report should be discussed by the Faculties
before Senate voted on the recommendations.
Dean Finn ) That the report be referred to the Faculties.
Dr. Suedfeld   )
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
Proposal for a Department of Family Practice
It was explained in the proposal that the formation of a Department of Family
Practice to replace the present Division of Family Practice within the Department
of Health Care and Epidemiology, was considered to be justified by the following
factors: -
(a) The importance of establishing a full department of this discipline to manage
the expansion of a residency training program in Family Practice.
(b) The importance of establishing the present Family Practice organization on
all sites of the British Columbia Medical Centre under a strong academic
leadership.
(c) The importance of ensuring that the decisions concerning the curriculum of
the Faculty of Medicine are taken with full knowledge of the opportunities
and requirements which a Department of Family Practice could establish and
provide. 6471.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
Faculty of Medicine
Proposal for a Department of Family Practice   (continued)
(d) Family Practice is a career goal of a significant proportion of the graduates
from the medical school in the University of British Columbia.   Eighty per
cent of the graduates of the medical school are in practice in British Columbia,
and a recent survey indicated that Laval University in Quebec and the
University of British Columbia have the highest percentage of graduates in
Family Practice of any of the 14 medical schools in Canada.   A Department
of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia would help provide
important liaison between the students and residents at the University of
British Columbia, and the wider community of family practitioners in the
province as a whole.
(e) The existing community clinics under the aegis of the Division of Family
Practice, together with the new opportunities being provided by the Extended
Care Hospital on the U.B.C. campus, and the probable extension of a Family
Practice community clinic to the Shaughnessy site, would all be facilitated
by some part of the academic component of these institutions being the
responsibility of a full department.
Dean Bates   ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Copp      ) to establish a Department of Family Practice
be approved.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried.
School of Architecture
Senate was informed that the names of Henry Elder (Professor Emeritus) and
Henry C Hightower (Director of the School of Community and Regional Planning)
had been added to the voting members of the Council of the School.
Faculty of Science
Senate was informed that the Faculty of Science had expanded its membership
to include all full-time instructors and lecturers on full twelve-month appointments. 6472.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
Non-smokers relief regulation
The following recommendations had been circulated: -
"That Senate reaffirm the regulation approved by Faculty Council
October 23,  1934:
That there be no smoking during the examination period or in lecture rooms
either during or between lectures, and that the question of smoking in the
laboratories be left at the discretion of the instructor in charge.
and, further
that Senate recommend to the Board of Governors that existing municipal
regulations (Vancouver Municipality Health Bylaw 4387 Section 69) "that
tobacco shall not be used in any form in any room of a food establishment
where food is cooked, prepared or displayed" be applied to the University,
and, that there be no smoking at any time in:
(a) assigned or common study areas
(b) elevators
(c) public washrooms
(d) indoor recreation areas, change-rooms, gymnasiums
(e) theatres
and, that
(i)     special smoking areas be set aside in all University buildings
(ii)   separate sections be set up for smokers in all eating areas."
Mr. Moore ) That the recommendations be approved.
Dr. McDowell   )
Carried
Report of the Director of Summer Session  1975
The report of the Director of Summer Session was received for information.
The meeting adjourned at 11.30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 1975.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 6473.
Wednesday, November 12, 1975.
APPENDIX  'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate
British Columbia Society of Paediatric Dentists Award   -  The award
consisting of a book on paediatric dentistry and a year's subscription to
the Journal of the American Society of Dentistry for Children, will be
made on the recommendation of the Department of Restorative Dentistry
to the graduating dental student who demonstrates a special interest and
excellence in the field of Paediatric Dentistry.
The Swedish Canadian Club Bursary   -  A bursary in the amount of $250,
gift of the Swedish Canadian Club, will be awarded to a student beginning
or continuing studies at The University of British Columbia.   To be eligible
for the award, applicant must:    (a) be of Swedish descent, either through
the father or the mother;    and (b) have been resident in British Columbia
for at least twelve months prior to the commencement of the academic term.
The award will be made to a student demonstrating financial need, combined
with a sound academic record. 5474.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
A   =   new courses or substantial changes
B   =  minor changes
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Civil Engineering
B      Change CIVL   265 - change in contact hours and units (now H units)
375 - change in contact hours and units (now 2 units)
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
A     New courses 410 (2)   Cooperative Work Experience Programs  in
Career Education
411   (1)    Field  Experience in Cooperative Programs
462  (3)    Human Development in Education
FACULTY OF  FORESTRY
B     Changes 248, 348 - change in title and description
345 - change in description
A     Change 419 - split into two H unit courses;    now:
319 (H)   Principles of Forestry Economics
419 (H)   Forestry Economics
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Anatomy
A      New courses 508 (1)   Structure of Membranes
509 (2)   Biophysics of Cell  Membranes
A      Deletion 506
Anthropology and Sociology
B     Change 531 - change in title 6475.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES   (continued)
Asian Studies
A      New course 509 (H-3)   Chinese Popular Thought and  Religion
Biochemistry
A     New courses 508 (1)   Structure of Membranes
509 (2)   Biochemistry of Membranes
510 (3)   The Biochemistry of Gene Expression
A      Deletions 502,  505, 506
Civil Engineering
A     New course 568 (1)   Water Pollution and its Ecological   Impact
Community and  Regional  Planning
A      New course Planning 541   (H)    Social Aspects of Community Planning
B     Changes Planning 507, 525, 527 - change in description
Geological  Sciences
A      Deletion Geology 544
Geophysics and Astronomy
B      Changes
Oral   Biology
A     New courses
Oral   Medicine
A      New courses
Geophysics 501 - change of title and description
513 - change in description
Dental Science 501  (H-3)    Advanced Topics  in Oral
Microbiology
502 (H-3)    Advanced Topics in Oral
Physiology
Dental Science 550 (H-3)    Advanced Topics in
Periodontology
590 (H-3)    Physiology and  Mechanisms
of Tooth Support 6476.
Wednesday, November 12,  1975.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES   (continued)
Restorative Dentistry
A     New courses Dental Science 511  (H-3)    Directed Studies in  Restorative
Dentistry
560 (1-3)      Research Seminars in Dental
Science
561 (1-3)      Directed Studies in Dental
Science
549 (3-6)      Master's Thesis
Theatre
A     New courses Theatre 500 (H) Bibliography and Research
560 (H~3) Studies  in Theatrical   History
561 (H-3) Studies  in  Dramatic Literature
562 (H-3) Studies  in  Dramatic Theory and
Criticism
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Geophysics and Astronomy
B      Change GEOP 220 - change in term from (0-0;  3-0) to (3-0;  0-0)
Physics
B      Change Physics 120 - change in title and description

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