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 6719.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
The Fifth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1976-77 was held on Wednesday, January 19, 1977 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, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Ms. J. P. Blandford, Dr. C. B. Bourne,
Mr. W.  L. Broddy, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C Burns, Mr. D. Byl, Mr. W.
Chow, Dr. R. M. Clark, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. P. J. Dooling, Dr. B. A.
Dunell, Mr. R. J. Ensom, Miss L. R. Erdman, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Dean E. M.
Fulton, Mr. G. S. Funt, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. C Gedak, Dr. R. F. Gray,
Acting Dean S. W. Hamilton, Dr. R. H. Hill, Dr. J. M. Houston, Miss S. E.
Hoyles, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. L. Kraintz, Mr. J. Kulich,
Mrs. W. T. Lane, Mr. J. B. LeHuquet, Dean S. W. Leung, Dr. P. A. Lusztig,
Mrs. H. McCrae, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. C A. McDowell, Dr. M. F. McGregor,
Dr. J. H. McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Mr. G. R. Moore, Dr. B. N. Moyls,
Mr. R. F. Osborne, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Mrs. M. L. Peters, Dr. M. E. Prang,
Dr. J. F. Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. V. C Runeckles, Dr. S. O. Russell,
Vice-President M. Shaw, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. P. Suedfeld,
Mr. J. A. C Swainson, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Miss C L. V.
Warren, Mr. R. S. Whyte, Dean R. M. Will.
Observers:    Dr. J.M. Kennedy, Mr. P. Thompson, Ms. J. Walker,
Dr. W. A. Webber, Dr. D. LL. Williams.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor D. F. Miller, Dean D. V. Bates, Dr. K. T. Brearley, Mr. R. J.
Carter, Dr. D. H. Copp, Ms. B. G. Errington, Mrs. F. Field, Dean W. D. Finn,
Dean W. D. Kitts, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dean K. M. Lysyk, Rev. J. P. Martin,
Dr. H. Mitchell, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. M. J. A. Smith,
Dr. M. Uprichard.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr . Stager ) That the minutes of the Fourth regular
Dr. McGregor      ) meeting of Senate for the Session 1976-77,
having been circulated be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried 6720.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Business arising from the Minutes
Tuition fees
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting.
Ms. Blandford      )
Mr. Broddy )
That Senate urge the Board of Governors
to consider the following recommendations
on the subject of tuition fees: -
1) That there be no increase for
students who have been residents
of B.  C. for one year or more.
2) That there be an increase for
all Canadian students who do
not ordinarily reside in B. C.
but who are residents of other
Provinces for more than one year.
3) That a further increase be levied for
all students who have not resided in
any part of Canada for the past year.
During the following discussion opinions were expressed that it would be
undesirable to discriminate against students from out of province and from other
countries.
The motion was put and lost-
Motion from the Student Representative Assembly
The motion had been tabled at the previous meeting due to the lateness of
the hour.
Mr. Broddy )
Mr. Swainson    )
That the S.R.A. requests that Senate adopt
a policy guaranteeing that limited class time
be available for students to address classes
on matters of student interest.
The mover and seconder of the motion agreed to a suggestion that the wording
of the motion be changed to read as follows: - Lost
6721,
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Business arising from the Minutes
Motion from the Student Representative Assembly   (continued)
"That Senate look with favour upon a policy that, at the discretion of
each faculty member, students be allowed to address classes for a
limited time on matters of student interest."
In amendment:
Mr. Byl ) That the word "discretion" be changed
Mrs. Peters    ) to read "discretion of the instructor to
fix a more appropriate time ".
Some members of Senate felt that since there was an existing practice
whereby students were allowed to address classes at the discretion of the
instructor the motion was unnecessary.
The motion was put and lost.
Committee on  Prizes,   Scholarships and  Bursaries
Dean Volkoff        ) That the new awards listed in Appendix 'A'
Mr . Osborne        ) 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
Academic Building Needs
Dr. Kennedy presented the report. It was stated in the report that the
President had been asked by the Universities Council in September 1976 to
prepare a list of projects for the next five years.   The committee was requested 6722.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building  Needs   (continued)
to review the question in time for the January 1977 meeting of Senate from two
points of view: -
1. Consideration of the list presented in the March 1974 report of the
committee in the light of developments since that time.
2. Inclusion of the needs of the Health Sciences that were not part of
the 1974 report, including Rehabilitation Medicine, Nursing, Basic
Science departments in Medicine, and Clinical departments.   Only
shortages for current enrolments were to be considered;  blending
these with the needs of an expanded class should be assumed to
follow when expansion of the Medical School proceeds.
The committee's conclusions, ranked in order of priority, are shown below:
Rank       Department or Faculty
Present Holdings
1
Home Economics
10,000 NASF
2
Rehabilitation Medicine
7,000
3
Psychology
28,000
4
Chemistry
110,000
5
Food Science
7,000
6
Animal Science
87,000
7
Nursing
19,000
8
Education
122,000
9
Soil Science
12,000
10
Plant Science
38,000
11
Forestry
31,000
12
Architecture
16,000
13
Biochemistry
19,000
14
Clinical Depts. in Medicine
98,000
15
Poultry Science
53,000
16
Physiology
18,000
17
Music
20,000
Shortage as
assessed by
the Committee
(in Net Assignable Sq.  Ft.)
15,
000 NASF
6,
000
28,
000
52,
000
16,
000
16,
000
9,
000
70,
000
11,
000
(     8,
000
(  25
000
12,
000
10,
000
6
000
35
000
4
000
7
000
9
000 6723.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committee of Senate
Academic Building Needs   (continued)
Remarks concerning each  item  in the priority  list,   by number:
1. Recommended action is new construction of about 25, 000 NASF,
releasing present holdings.
2. Acquisition of about 13,000 NASF of space suitably related to
other Health Sciences construction is recommended, releasing
present holdings.
3. Recommended action is new construction of about 56,000 NASF
as an integrated facility, releasing space in five other buildings.
4. A new wing or building is needed to relieve shortages in all
types of space.
5. The shortage includes 6,000 NASF required for a pilot food plant.
6. This space should be associated with present holdings in the
MacMillan Building.
7. Recommended action is the consolidation of activities now in 9
buildings in suitable space near other Health Sciences.
8. Recommended action is to build an addition to the Scarfe Building
to accommodate an enlarged Curriculum Laboratory and other needs,
including some replacement of space in huts.
9. This space should be associated with present holdings in the
MacMillan Building.
10. 8,000 NASF   -   for teaching and research space
25,000 NASF   -   for replacement of greenhouses
11. Space close to present holdings in the MacMillan Building is required.
12. The School has proposed a major redesign of the Armouries to
accommodate the needs of several departments by providing about
55,000 gross square feet of space.
13. This space should be provided by extension of present building,
and should be coordinated with possible Medical School expansion.
14. This shortage has been assessed by using the Ontario "Z formula".
15. This space should be associated with present holdings in the
MacMillan Building. 6724.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs
Remarks concerning each  item  in the priority  list,   by number:    (continued)
16. This space should be provided by extension of present building,
and should be coordinated with possible Medical School expansion.
17. The main need is for practice rooms and for office/studios to be
shared by part-time instructors.
The committee agreed that its ranking of the proposals would be based
on the academic needs of the departments concerned, but recognized that a
schedule of construction might call for some deviation from the order of
academic priorities.
The report contained the following comments concerning the proposed
projects: -
Home Economics.   The needs of this School were rated second in a list of 16
proposed in 1974.   Home Economics has less than half the space needed for
effective operation, most of it in a hastily-planned building erected after a
fire in 1948, and the remainder some distance away.
Rehabilitation Medicine.   This Department is miserably housed in huts that
supply about half the space it deserves.   Proximity to other Health Sciences
departments is important, but the needs of the Department might be satisfied
in renovated rather than new buildings.
Psychology.   The needs of this Department, ranked third in 1974, have
increased since then through additional student enrolment and additional
faculty appointments.   There is a severe shortage of research space for a
modern curriculum.   Dispersal of activities among several buildings is a
serious disadvantage.   There is an obvious case for consolidating the
activities of the Department in a single building.
Chemistry.   This Department has the largest shortage of any single University
department for its numbers of students, faculty, and other research support
staff.   Many of its activities are concentrated in the oldest permanent building
on campus, and no construction has taken place to absorb the pressures of
increased enrolment in the late 1960's.
The Faculty of Science has reiterated its proposal for construction of
a Molecular Sciences Building that would provide some opportunities for
interdisciplinary research in Chemistry and Physics. 6725.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs   (continued)
Food Science,  Animal  Science.   The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
has substantial shortages within the MacMillan Building.   The teaching
of undergraduate courses has been adversely affected by the lack of enough
laboratory space for present enrolments.   The Department of Food Science
is acquiring 3,000 NASF of laboratory space vacated by Civil Engineering
in Ponderosa Block B, but this is located so far from the remainder of the
department that the move must be regarded as a temporary expedient only.
Nursing.   The School of Nursing suffers both from a substantial shortage
and from wide dispersal of its holdings in nine different buildings.   Its
academic program has undergone considerable change over the past few
years, and now appears to be stabilizing.
Education.   The needs of the Faculty of Education were placed first by the
Committee in 1974.   But the Committee, while continuing to recognize the
needs of the Faculty of Education as urgent, has reservations about the
plans of the Faculty in their present form.
The Planning Coordinating Committee for the Faculty of Education has
gone beyond the scope of new construction authorized in 1974 (60,000 NASF
including Curriculum Laboratory and replacement of 20,000 NASF now held
in huts) to plan a unification of the whole Faculty by adding 135,000 NASF of
newly-constructed space to the Scarfe Building to satisfy projected needs to
1985.   While this Committee appreciates the desire of Education to aim for ideal
conditions, the urgency of construction on this scale does not match that of
other departments in the University.   Also, the plans proposed by the Faculty
call for vacating "temporary" buildings recently erected specifically for its
needs, and for demolition of existing usable buildings to clear a site.
The Committee is also concerned with the effect on U.B.C.'s space
needs of simultaneous development of teacher training in more than one
university in the Province in the face of an uncertain demand for teachers.
Soil Science,   Plant Science.   Though awarded a lower priority than
some other departments in Agricultural Sciences, both Departments have
substantial shortages of teaching and research space, and both have needs
for special space.   The deplorable state of greenhouses at U.B.C. has been
drawn to the attention of this Committee as to its predecessors;  replacement
or upgrading is clearly overdue.
Forestry.   The Faculty of Forestry is short of space in the MacMillan Building,
and has been resorting to costly remodelling in recent years as the nature of
its needs has changed.   An increasing demand for graduates is expected in
British Columbia, but enrolment is being held back because of inadequate
facilities. 6726.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs   (continued)
Architecture.   The shortage of space for the School of Architecture has
increased significantly since the Committee reported in 1974.   Dispersal
in several buildings is a problem for this School, as for other occupants
of the Lasserre Building.
Biochemistry,   Physiology.   The needs of these Departments, ranked 13th
and 16th by the Committee, are similar.   Both have become overcrowded in
the decade since their present facilities were built, and now have substantial
shortages.
Clinical  Departments in Medicine.   The needs of the Clinical Departments
have been assessed using a modification of the "Z-formula" developed in
Ontario for planning clinical facilities.   The estimated shorage of 35,000
NASF is based on the present enrolment in the Faculty of Medicine.
Poultry Science.    In addition to the recorded shortage, a main need of this
Department is the replacement of its dilapidated animal units.
Music.   The Department of Music has an acute shortage of instructional space
for students specializing in performance.   The main need is for practice rooms,
which must be soundproof or nearly so, and for teaching studios to be used by
performing musicians from Vancouver who come to the campus to give lessons.
Dr. Russell
Mr. Moore
That the report of the Committee
on Academic Buildings Needs be
forwarded to the President and to
the Board of Governors for their
consideration and decision and that
the full transcript of the debate within
Senate also be forwarded to the President
and to the Board of Governors for their
consideration and action.
During the discussion of the report it was pointed out that Faculties and
Departments represented by the members of the committee had all received
priority from the committee itself.   A suggestion was made that the Nominating
Committee should look into the question of whether people holding administrative
positions should be included in the membership. 6727.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs   (continued)
Dean Andrews expressed concern that the proposals of the Faculty of
Education, which had been first on the list of priorities in the 1974 report,
had dropped to eighth place.   He stated that since the 1974 report had been
submitted to the Board of Governors the Faculty of Education had been allocated
funds for the planning of the project and a significant sum of money had already
been spent.   As such planning had a limited useful life span the action proposed
by the committee would probably result in the abandonment of the project.
In  amendment:
Dean Andrews     )
Mr. Osborne        )
That the following words be added to the
motion: -   "... and further, that Senate
express the view that any ongoing project
upon which considerable expenditure has
already been made not be delayed to the
point of obsolescence of planning unless
the case for doing so is considered by the
Board to be strong. "
Carried
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
Admissions Committee - entrance examinations
Dr. Finnegan presented the report.    In November 1975 Senate passed a
resolution requesting the Admissions Committee to examine the desirability and
feasibility of University entrance examinations.    It was stated in the report that
the committee had examined a wide body of evidence relating to the question and
was persuaded that the available data supported the following observations: - 6728.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - entrance examinations   (continued)
Entrance examinations as predictors of subsequent post-secondary
academic achievement.
Several studies indicate that over-all secondary school percentile
rank is the best single predictor of future academic success.   Gradepoint
average in secondary school appears to be at least as good as entrance
examinations as a predictor of academic success.   Those responsible for
a recent study in Ontario concluded that no one secondary school predictor
was better than any other, though previously other studies had indicated
improved predictions could be made using an index composed of all three
items, i. e.   standing, gradepoint average and entrance examination scores.
Certainly the University of British Columbia experience supports the
conclusion that secondary school gradepoint average does predict success
at this University for, since 1970 these averages have produced a coefficient
of correlation of 0. 55-0. 60 with success in the Faculty of Science and 0.47-0. 50
with academic success in the Faculty of Arts.    Both of these ranges of values
are somewhat higher than the correlation values normally ascribed to entrance
examination results (0.30-0.40).
The data available for the Winter Session 1975/76 at this University
indicates that approximately 18% of the students entering First Year failed
to receive any credit in their degree programs.   Students whose secondary
school gradepoint average was less than 2.6 failed about 30% of the time,
those with gradepoint averages between 2.6 and 2.8 failed about 20% of the
time, while the population of students with gradepoint averages above 2.8
had a failure rate less than 10%.   Thus throughout the Province of British
Columbia a secondary school gradepoint average of 2.8 or better could have
been taken as a good predictor of academic success in First Year at this
University for the 1976/77 Winter Session.
The Senate Admissions Committee concludes that entrance examinations
would provide no better prediction of academic success at this University
than other more readily available and economical indicators.
Entrance examinations as indicators of expected curriculum standards
(level of achievement).
Much concern has been expressed by individuals to members of this
Committee regarding an apparent decline in secondary school curriculum
standards, particularly in certain fundamental disciplines, as English and
Mathematics.   It has been suggested that entrance examinations would alert
the secondary school teaching community to the demands of this University
in such fundamental disciplines. 6729.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee - entrance examinations
"II.  (continued)
It has become abundantly clear to the Senate Admissions Committee that
efforts to influence curriculum in specific subjects are best accomplished by
direct consultation among the interested parties, such as is now taking place
in this Province.   Indeed, the Department of Education, with the assistance of
concerned people from the secondary schools and the post-secondary institutions,
recently has developed a Placement Examination in English designed to provide
information on the level of individual accomplishment in that disicipline, and
to aid in predicting subsequent problems or success for an individual student
at the post-secondary level.   This examination will be administered for the
first time in 1977 and the Admissions Committee suggests that this University
await the results of the initial year's trial runs to ascertain the feasibility of
such an approach.
It would seem to the Senate Admissions Committee to be unwise for this
University to expend the very large financial,  intellectual and physical
resources required to develop an unambiguous entrance examination in any
discipline simply to inform the public of desired standards since developments
already underway in this Province may accomplish the same end."
Dr. Finnegan       ) That entrance examinations at The
Dr. Gray ) University of British Columbia are
not desirable at this time.
Dr. Belshaw stated that he was not convinced by the arguments put forth
in the report that no kind of entrance examination would be acceptable to the
University although he agreed that the University itself should not administer
entrance examinations at this time.
In amendment:
Dr. Belshaw        ) That entrance examinations administered
Mrs. Angus ) by The University of British Columbia are
not desirable at this time.
Carried
The motion, as amended, was put and carried. 6730.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate   (continued)
Curriculum Committee   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Runeckles presented the report.   The committee recommended approval
of all items submitted subject to the following: -
(i)       that the title of Microbiology 519 be changed to read:  "Public
Health Medical Microbiology"
(ii)      that the title of CRWR 503 be changed to read:  "The Writing of
Children's Literature - Advanced"
(iii)     that the description of Commerce 529 be changed to read:
"Comprehensive coverage of the field of organizational analysis;
the contributions of the major thinkers in this field, both
current and classical.   A framework for understanding and
analyzing organizations.   Reading, discussion and project
work;  business and non-business studies will be analyzed
during the course."
(iv)     that approval of proposed new courses and course changes
recommended by the Department of Geophysics and Astronomy
be withheld pending further consultation with the department.
It was noted that Oceanography 310 was not for credit in the Faculty of
Applied Science, that the committee was not ready to report on the proposals of
the Department of Fine Arts, and that the committee now recommended approval
of the change in description of Biochemistry 402 proposed by the Faculty of
Medicine and the Faculty of Science and previously withheld (P. 6637 and 6679) .
Dr. Runeckles       ) That the proposals submitted by the Faculties
Dr. McGregor        ) of Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science,
the School of Architecture, the Faculties of
Commerce and Business Administration,
Education, Forestry, Graduate Studies,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of
Physical Education and Recreation, and
the Faculties of Medicine and Science be
approved with the changes noted and the
exception of specific items withheld.
Carried 6731.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate   (continued)
Committee on Continuing Education
Annual  Report of the Centre for Continuing Education  1975-76
Dr. MacDougall presented the report, which had been circulated for
information.   He stated that the Senate committee had considered the report
and had been very impressed with the record of achievement.   He also stated
that the past year had been a difficult one for the Centre for two reasons.
Firstly, the Director, Dr. Hardwick had been appointed Deputy Minister of
Education, and secondly the creation of the Winegard Commission and the
Farris Committee had raised uncertainties about some of the programs.
Despite those difficulties the Centre had expanded its total programs, and
in particular it had expanded the programs it offered outside the metropolitan
areas.
Dr. MacDougall drew Senate's attention to the activities that the Centre
had been involved in outside the metropolitan areas.    In terms of professional
programs, the Centre had been responsible for some 70 programs with about
1900 registrants;   34 general non-credit programs with about 1500 registrants;
28 credit programs in Education with about 400 registrants, and in terms of
the independent study program there were approximately 800 students
involved in the correspondence programs, the vast majority of which were
students from outside the lower mainland.   Activities conducted by other
Faculties independently of the Centre had not been included.
In reply to a query Dr. MacDougall stated that the committee would
be pleased to receive reports from the various Faculties so that Senate 6732.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Continuing Education
Annual  Report of the Centre for Continuing Education    (continued)
could have a total picture of the Continuing Education activities of the
University.
The Chairman paid tribute to the excellent work of the Acting Director,
Mr. Jindra Kulich, and his staff.
Noon-hour Lectures
Information on the number of lectures being given during the noon-hour
period on Thursdays had been circulated.   Dr. Dennison appealed to the Deans
of the Faculties to ensure that the Senate regulation that classes not be held on
Thursdays between 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. be enforced.
Other Business
Teaching Assistants
Mr. Funt gave notice of the following motion:-
"That Senate establish an ad hoc committee to investigate the present
practice of giving teaching assistants the full responsibility for the
teaching of certain courses or section of courses."
Bookstore Policy Committee and Committee on the  Implementation of the
Universities Act
Dr. Belshaw raised queries concerning the status of the Ad hoc Committee
on Bookstore Policy and the Ad hoc Committee on the Implementation of the
Universities Act.   Mr. Moore stated that the Bookstore Policy Committee had
met once and that a second meeting had been arranged.   Referring to the 6733.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Other Business
Bookstore Policy Committee and Committee on the  Implementation of the
Universities Act   (continued)
Committee on the Implementation of the Universities Act, the Registrar stated
that he hoped to call a meeting of that committee within the next month.
Committee on Standards in English
The following statement had been circulated at the meeting for the
information of Senate: -
"In November Education Minister Patrick McGeer announced a plan to
undertake a province-wide test to determine the competence in English
composition among grade twelve students.   This English Placement Test
would be administered in 1977 and 1978.   Post-secondary institutions in
British Columbia have been invited to participate in the project.   They may
use the results of the test for placement or streaming purposes only.   The
results of the English Placement Test must not be used as a basis to determine
admission.
There is to be a research component to this project.   The Educational
Research Institute of British Columbia has been hired by the Ministry to
develop and administer the whole project and to produce an analysis of the
results.
On 17 November 1976 Vice-President Shaw responded, on behalf of this
University, to the Provincial initiative.   He indicated our willingness to
participate in the English Placement Test.   This decision was consistent 6734.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
Other  Business
Committee on Standards in English   (continued)
"with the Senate approval of 12 November 1975 to conduct an English Diagnostic
Test in the schools during the spring.    (This decision had not been implemented
since funds were not available.)  Vice-President Shaw also named Professor Robert
Jordan and Father Paul Burns to represent the University of British Columbia on
a Policy Board set up by the Ministry of Education to oversee the project."
Report of the Tributes Committee
Dr. Stager presented the report of the Tributes Committee.   Members of the
gallery were asked to leave.
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Stager informed Senate that the following persons had accepted invitations
to receive honorary degrees at the 1977 Congregation:-
Gobind Khorana
Grace Mclnnes
Gertrude Laing
Arthur Fouks
Ian McTaggart Cowan
George Woodcock
The meeting adjourned at 10.30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, February 16,
1977, in the chambers of the Student Representative Assembly, Room 206, Student
Union Building.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 6735.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
APPENDIX   'A'
New Awards Recommended to Senate
The Constance Nicholson Lea Memorial  Prize in Creative Writing
and Journalism   -  A prize in the amount of $50 has been established by
Ruth Lea Taylor in memory of her grandmother, Constance Nicholson Lea,
who was until her death at the age of 94, an avid journalist and writer.
The award will be made on the recommendation of the Department of
Creative Writing, to a female student in the fields of Creative Writing
and Journalism.
The Cornelius  Leonard Mitchell  Scholarship   -  A scholarship in
the amount of approximately $300 has been made available through
the Vancouver Foundation as a result of a bequest from the estate
of Alice T. D. Mitchell.   The scholarship will be awarded on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine to a student pursuing
a course in Neuroscience.
The E.   Bruce Tregunna Scholarship in Plant Physiology   -  This
scholarship, in memory of the late Dr. E. Bruce Tregunna, a member
of the Department of Botany at The University of British Columbia from
1964 until his sudden death on September 13,  1975, has been made
available by his friends, colleagues, and former students.   The award
is in recognition of one of Canada's outstanding young plant physiologists,
who was held in high esteem both nationally and internationally.   His
honesty and integrity were combined with the rare qualities of leadership
and a friendly rapport that commanded the devotion and admiration of all
who knew and worked with him.   The award will be made annually to a
graduating student who has achieved an outstanding performance in
Botany 330.   The award will be made on the recommendation of the
Department of Botany. 6736.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
A = new courses or substantial changes
B = minor changes
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Agricultural Economics
B     Change Agricultural Economics 258   -   change in hours
Agricultural Mechanics
A     New course Agricultural Mechanics 306 (li)   Aquacultural  Operations
Food Science
A      Change
Plant Science
A     Program change
A      New courses
A     Change
A     Deletion
Food Science 416   -   change in hours
Landscape Horticulture Program   -   Major and honours
program leading to the degree of B.Sc.   (Agr.) in Landscape
Horticulture have been developed for students interested
in this branch of landscape architecture, with the following
requirements:    First and Second Years - unchanged; Third
Year - unchanged except for elective (H or 4i);  Fourth
Year - unchanged except for electives (3 or 6)
Plant Science 433 (H)   Crop Protection  I
434 (li)   Crop Protection  II
Plant Science 435   -   change in units from (1 or H) to (H)
also change in hours
Plant Science 436
B     Changes in notes describing recommended and elective courses:
Agronomy option Addition of Plant Science 434
Rangeland Resources Option      Addition of Plant Science 434,
Agricultural Economics 374, and
Forestry 442 (as an alternate to
Geography 370)
Horticulture Option Addition of Plant Science 433
Crop Protection Option Deletion of Plant Science 436 and addition
of Plant Science 433 and 434 6737.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Plant Science   (continued)
B      Changes Plant Science 258 and 407   -   change in hours, title and
description
Soil  Science
A     Change in program requirements in Second Year:
Agricultural Sciences 201  (3);  Chemistry 230, 205 or 208 (3);
Physics 110 (115, 120 or 145) or English 100 (3);  Microbiology,
Geology, Soil Science, Mathematics or Physics (6).
(The program must include Microbiology 200 (3) or Soil Science 311  (li)
and Geology 105 (3) or Geology 150 (H)
B     Change Soil Science 315   -   change in hours
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Bio-Resource Engineering
B      Changes BioE. 460 (3)    Soil and Water Engineering
split into two courses, now reads:
BioE. 461   (1i)      Drainage Engineering
BioE. 462 (li)      Irrigation Engineering
A      Deletion BioE. 460
B     Change of The scheduling of BioE. 499 (3) Thesis to be changed to
schedule (0-2-0;  0-4-0) from (0-3-0;  0-3-0) to better reflect the
proportion of time spent by students in each semester
on their research projects.
BioE. 490 (1i)   Agricultural Waste Utilization
(2-2*-2*; 0-0-0) to be given in the first term instead of
second term as the material covered in the course is
required in the fall by students planning on working
in the waste management area for their fourth year thesis.
Chemical  Engineering
A      New course Ch.E. 357 (1)   Interfacial  Phenomena 6738.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Chemical  Engineering   (continued)
B     Change Ch.E. 356 (1)   Control of Process Variables   -  add
an alternate week problems period (2-0-2*;  0-0-0)
to formalize the present arrangement and assist the
students to master the new concepts and mathematical
skills more quickly.
Civil  Engineering
A     Deletion Diploma Course in Surveying
Electrical  Engineering
A      Replacement of Option System by a core-plus-elective System
In the third and fourth year Electrical Engineering curricula, replace the
option system (Options I and II) by a core-plus-elective system.   There is
no longer any significant difference between the two options in terms of
engineering course content.
B For the Third Year Electrical Engineering Curriculum, the core courses
remain unchanged.   Options I and II to be replaced by the following:
A Technical Elective consisting of either
EE 367 Instrumentation and Measurements 1       3*    - 0       3*    0
or the pair of courses
MATH 314   Real Variables 3      -      - -
MATH 362   Linear Algebra - 3      -      -
A For the Fourth Year Electrical  Curriculum, the present list of courses in
terms of options to be replaced by the following list of core courses plus
electives:
APP SC 450   Professional Engineering Practice      1 -
EE 473   Systems Lab 6 -      6      -
EE 498   Engineering Reports - -
+ Two free electives
#  Three compatible electives
A Technical Elective consisting of either
ME 471   Power Generation Systems 3-1 3-1
or
MATH 400  Applied Analysis II 3 3      -      -
or the pair of courses
PHYS 353   Introduction to Atomic Physics 3      -      - -
PHYS 475   Introduction to Statistical Mechanics -      - 3      -      - 6739.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE    (continued)
Geological  Engineering
B     Change
GEOL 452 split into three courses:
GEOL 452 (1)    Geotechnical  Engineering Practice
GEOL 462  (1i) Environmental and Hydrologic Aspects
of Geotechnical  Engineering
GEOL 472 (1)    Applied Structural Geology in
Geotechnical  Engineering
Mechanical  Engineering
A      New courses
B     Changes
ME   440 (3)   Stability and Design Arrangements for Ships
441  (3)   Ship Hydromechanics
ME   378 - change in title, description and scheduling
384 - change in scheduling
473 - change in description
474 - change in scheduling
479 - change in title and description
482 - change in title and description
498 - change in description
Metallurgical  Engineering
A     New course MET 492 (1)   Powder Metallurgy
B      Changes MET 370 and 374  -   change in description
Mathematics
B      Rearrangement of Course Material
A rearrangement of the material in the mathematics courses given to first
and second year engineering students is proposed, with no change in
contact hours or units, as follows:
Present Courses
First Year
MATH 151   Linear Algebra
3-0-0; 0-0-0
MATH 156   Vector Calculus
0-0-0; 3-0-0
MATH 155   Calculus
3-0-0;  3-0-0
Proposed Courses
First Year
MATH 151   Linear Algebra
3-0-0; 0-0-0
MATH 165   Diff. Eq.  I
0-0-0; 3-0-0
MATH 150   Calculus of Several Variables
3-0-0;  3-0-0 6740.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Mathematics
B      Rearrangement of Course Material    (continued)
Present Courses Proposed Courses
Second Year Second Year
MATH 255   Diff. Eq. I MATH 260   Series and Approximation
3-0-0;  0-0-0 Methods   3-0-0;  0-0-0
MATH 256   Diff. Eq. II MATH 256   Diff. Eq. II
0-0-0;   3-0-0 0-0-0;   3-0-0
The new MATH  150 would consist of material now taught in the first term
of the present MATH 155 and 156.   The same instructor would then give
both parts.
The new MATH   165 would be a first course in differential equations   -   1st
order, linear systems and some Laplace transforms.   This material would
follow best after Linear Algebra (MATH 151).
The new MATH  260 will deal mainly with numerical and approximation
methods.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
B     Change Architecture 407   -   change in description
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
A     New course 396 (H)     New Enterprise Development
B     Change 363   -   change in title and description
A     Change in description:
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:   Third Year, Marketing Option, Commerce
322, 331, 362, 363, 365;  9 units of electives.    (The revised Commerce
363 will become a required course.)
A     Change in description:    Licentiate in Accounting
First Year   Econ.  100 (3 units) - Principles of Economics;  Com.  191
(li units) - Business Application of Computers;  Com. 221  (2 units) -
Organizational Behaviour;  Com. 261   (2 units) - Fundamentals of
Marketing; Com. 271  (2 units) - Business Finance;  Com. 318 (3 units) -
Quantitative Methods I;  Com. 331   (3 units) - Commercial Law;  Com. 350
(3 units) - Accounting Information Systems. 6741.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
A     Change in description:    Licentiate in Accounting   (continued)
Second Year   Com. 353 (3 units) - Financial Accounting Intermediate;
Com. 354 (H units) - Cost Accounting Systems, Part A; Com. 356
(3 units) - Management Information Systems;  Com. 358 (H units) -
Cost Accounting Systems, Part B;  Com. 418 (H units) - Quantitative
Methods II;  Com. 453 (3 units) - Financial Accounting, Advanced;
Com. 492 (3 units) - Policy Analysis;  3 units of electives chosen
from:  Com. 355, Com. 357, Com. 450, Com. 451, Com. 452, Com.
454, or Com. 455.
(Commerce 191 is an essential prerequisite to Commerce 356 which is
required in the second year.   Changes Commerce 453 from H units to
3 units; eliminates Commerce 191 from the list of electives; and adds
Commerce 357 and Commerce 452 to the list of electives in second year.)
These changes will mean the Licentiate Program will conform to the
Accounting Option of the B.Com. program.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
A     Changes
Business Education   (Commerce)   Concentration   -   New calendar entry,
unit requirement reduced from 18 to 16i units.
First and Second Years:    Education 175, Commerce 151,  190, Economics
100.   Recommended:  Education 174.
Senior Years:    Commerce 252, 375, Education 376, 377.   Recommended:
Commerce 331, Education 410, 411.
Business Education   (Data Processing)   Concentration   -   New calendar
entry, unit requirement reduced from 18-19i to 15 units.
First and Second Years:    Education 175, Commerce 151, 190, 191.
Note:    Students are advised that some Commerce elective courses
require Mathematics 130 or Mathematics 100 and 101.   Recommended:
Education 174.
Senior Years:    Commerce 356, 375, Education 376, 377.   Recommended:
Commerce 252, Education 410, 411.
Business Education   (Distributive Education)  Concentration   -   New
calendar entry, unit requirement reduced from 17-18i units to 15i units. 6742.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
A     Changes
Business Education   (Distributive Education)  Concentration    (continued)
First and Second Years:    Education 175, Commerce 151, 190, Economics
100.   Recommended:    Education 174, Geography 100.
Senior Years:    Commerce 261, 362 or 363 or 364, 375, Education 378.
Recommended:    Commerce 331, Education 410, 411.
Business Education   (Secretarial)  Concentration   -   New calendar entry,
unit requirement reduced from 16i to 15 units.
First and Second Years:    Education 174, 1975, Commerce 151, 190.
Senior Years:    Commerce 375, Education 374, 376, 377.   Recommended:
Economics 309, Commerce 331,  Education 410,  411.
Business Education Major   -   Change in program requirements.
First and Second Years:    Education 175, Commerce 151, 190, 191 or
approved elective. Economics 100, Geography 100.
Note:   Students are advised that some Commerce elective courses require
Mathematics 130 or Mathematics 100 or 101.   Recommended:  Education 174.
Senior Years:    Commerce 252 or approved elective, 331, 375, Senior
Commerce Elective (li), and one of:  Education 174 and 374; or Commerce
356 and Education 376 and 377; or Commerce 261 and Commerce 362 or
363 or 364, and Education 378.   Recommended:    Senior Commerce Elective
(H-3), Education 410, 411.
A     New Program
Teacher Preparation Program in Secondary School Guidance and
Counselling
Admission Requirements:
1. An acceptable bachelor's degree with a minimum of nine (9) senior
units in psychology and/or sociology.
2. A minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant work experience.
3. A master's degree in counselling psychology (or within 3 units of
completion of a master's degree) . 6743.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
A     New Program
Teacher Preparation Program in Secondary School Guidance and
Counselling   (continued)
Program: Units
Education 301   (H), 302  (H) 3
One of Education 400, 430, 470 3
Education 508 (or 404) relating to the major 3
Electives chosen in consultation with the
Department of Counselling Psychology 6
Education 499 0
15
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
A      New courses Forestry 328  (H)     Introduction to Range Management
428 (li)    Ecology and Management of North
American Range Plant Communities
429 (li)    Rangeland Systems
A     Deletion Forestry 426
B     Change Forestry 405   -   change in description
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Bio-Resource Engineering
A      New course BIEN 540 (H)   Design of Aquacultural  Systems
Botany
B     Change Botany 504  -   change in title
Chemistry
B     Change Chemistry 503   -   change in units
Civil  Engineering
A     New courses CIVL 557 (1)     Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment
Disposal
CIVL 575 (1)     Geotechnical Ocean Engineering 6744.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES   (continued)
Commerce
A     New course
B      Changes
Creative Writing
A      New course
Economics
B     Changes
Commerce 529 (H)     Advanced Organizational Analysis
Commerce 551 and 590   -   change in units
Commerce 564 - change in number, description and units,
split into two courses, now:
Commerce 564 (H)     Consumer Behaviour Seminar
Commerce 565 (H)     Seminar in Market Analysis
CRWR 503 (3)   The Writing of Children's
Literature - Advanced
Economics 545 - split into two courses, now:
Economics 546 (H)   Monetary Theory and  Policy  I
Economics 547 (H)   Monetary Theory and  Policy  II
Economics 570 - split into two courses, now:
Economics 571   (H)   Economic Analysis and Natural
Resources  I
A     Deletions
Economics 572 (li)   Economic Analysis and Natural
Resources  II
Economics 545 and 570
Education
A      New course
B      Changes
Education 554 (H/3) Administration and Educational
Policy Development
Education 522 and 589 - change in unit value
Electrical  Engineering
A     New courses
ELEC 580 (1)    Fabrication Technology of Semiconductor
Devices
ELEC 581   (1)    Optical  Solid State Devices 6745.
Wednesday, January 19,  1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Electrical  Engineering   (continued)
B     Changes
Deletions
E.E. 587   -   change in number, description and units,
split into two courses, now:
E.E. 576 (1)      Semiconductor Theory for Device
Applications
E.E. 577 (1)     Solid State Electronic Devices
E.E. 583   -   change in unit value (now (2))
E.E. 587 and 579
B     Changes
Fine Arts
B      Change
E.E. 594  -   change in number, description and units,
split into two courses, now:
E.E. 594 (1)     Digital  Systems Software  I
E.E. 595 (1)     Digital  Systems Software  II
Fine Arts 599   -   change in unit value (now (3))
(N.B.   -    proposal re Fine Arts 581   (12) Studio V not yet approved by
Senate Curriculum Committee)
Geological Sciences
B     Change
A     Deletion
524  -   change in number and unit value, now:
523 (2)   Advanced Geochemistry
511
Geophysics and Astronomy
B      Changes
Astronomy 503,  504, 505   -   change in number and
description (formerly 561, 515 and 563 respectively)
Geophysics 511   -   change in description
(N.B.   -    approval of proposed new courses. Astronomy 530-538 and
Geophysics 520-528, and the deletion of Geophysics 521 and
Astronomy 520 has been withheld pending further consultation
with the Department.)
Interdisciplinary
New course
numbers
Interdisciplinary 549 (3/6)   Master's Thesis
649   Ph.D. Thesis 6746.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES    (continued)
Mechanical  Engineering
B     Change M.E. 580   -   change in description
Medical Genetics
A      New course 548 (3)   Directed Studies
Metallurgy
A      New course
B      Change
A      Deletions
Microbiology
B     Change in
number
Music
A      New courses
B      Changes
Nursing
B      Change
Oceanography
A     New course
B     Changes
MET. 598   Seminar
MET. 573   -   change in number, description and title, now:
MET. 571  (1)    Solidification
MET. 555 and 573
Microbiology 519 (3)   Public Health Medical  Microbiology
(formerly 719)
Music 502  (H/3)     History of Music Theory
530 (H/3)     Seminar  in Twentieth-Century Music
532  (H/3)     Advanced Studies in Music History
and Musicology
Music 500,  520,  529   -   change in unit value from  (4) to
(H-3)
Music 504, 521,  522,  523,  524, 525,  526, 527, 531   -
change in unit value from (3) to (H-3)
Nursing 599   -   delete prerequisite Nursing 591
Oceanography 310 (3)   Man and the Oceans
Oceanography 503   -   addition of prerequisites to
description 6747.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B
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FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Oceanography
B      Changes   (continued)
Oceanography 506
Oceanography 507
Pharmaceutical  Sciences
course to be given first term in
even calendar years
course to be given second term
in odd calendar years
B      Change Pharmacy 540   -   change in unit value from (1) to (1-3)
Plant Science
New courses
B     Changes
Slavonic Studies
B      Change
Zoology
B      Change
Plant Science 503 (li)   Rangeland Ecology
(To be cross-listed under Forestry 526)
Plant Science 505 (li)   Topics in Range Management
(To be cross-listed under Forestry 528)
Plant Science 531 and 534  -   add to description:
Offered in 1978-79 and alternate years.
Russian 530 - split into two courses, now:
Russian 529 (H) Old Russian Literature
Russian 530 (H)   Eighteenth Century Russian Literature
502   -   change in description and unit value from (1-3)
to (3)
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
B      Changes
Pharmacy 445   -   change in unit value from (1) to (H)
Change in wording of calendar statement under
Promotion Requirements, now reads:-
Promotion Requirements   -   "To be promoted, a student
in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences must:
(a)   Pass all of the required courses of the program year
in which the student is registered. 6748.
Wednesday, January 19, 1977.
APPENDIX  'B'
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
B     Changes
Promotion Requirements   (continued)
" (b) Obtain a minimum average of 60% in the required
courses of the program year in which the student
is registered.
Required courses with the exception of English 301 are
used for this computation, thus elective courses are
excluded.   Failure in elective courses requires that
the course be repeated, or an approved alternative
course be taken.
Students who have entered the Faculty at the second
year level will take any required courses of the first
year in which they are deficient, as required courses
of the second year."
Delete section (2)
Renumber remaining sections
SCHOOL OF  PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND  RECREATION
B      Change Change in wording of calendar statement under B.R.E.
Program: -
1. Delete line 4 under THIRD or FOURTH YEAR, COLUMN 2
(remove Recreation or Physical Education Theory ...
di)
2. Increase ELECTIVES from 12 units to 13i
3. Revise Note 3 to read as follows:    "Students may
elect 19i units of course work in consultation with
and subject to the approval of the Faculty advisor.
Three of these units must be taken in each of the
first two years from other Departments or faculties.
The remaining 13i units must include H units of
Phys. Ed. or Recreation Theory and may include an
additional 3 units of Phys. Ed. or Recreation (Theory
or Activity).   Electives from outside the School of
Phys. Ed. and Recreation must be selected to provide
for some learning continuity in a particular area,
preferably related to courses taken in the first and
second years."

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