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 6154.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
The Eighth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1973-74 was held on Wednesday, April 24, 1974 at
8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:   PresidentW. H. Gage (Chairman), Dr. A. E. Aho, Mrs. M. F.
Angus, Dr. L. L. Bongie, Dr. C. A. Brockley, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. G. B.
Burns, Mr. C. McK. Campbell, Mr. R. J. Carter, Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. R. M
Clark, Mr. C J. Connaghan, Dr. R. Daniells, Dr. C G. David, Dr. J. D.
Dennison, Dr. N. Epstein, Ms. B. G. Errington, Mrs. F. Field, Rev. R. W.
Finn, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Dr. J. G. Foulks, Dr. S. M. Friedman, Mr. G. S.
Funt, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Acting Dean C C Gourlay,
Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Mr. A. J. Hilliker,
Dr. B. Howard, Miss W. J. Hudson, Dr. F. R. C Johnstone, Dean D. T.
Kenny, Dr. L. Kraintz, Mrs. W. T. Lane, Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, Dean S.W.
Leung, Mr. T. B. Lindsay, Dr. R. E. McConnell, Mr. J. A. McEwen,
Dr. M. F. McGregor, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. P. Merivale, Mr. A. M.
Moore, Dr. J. M. Norris, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Mr. P. W. Park, Miss E. B.
Paul, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mrs. L. Sayle, Mr. J. M. Schoening, Acting Dean
J. Searcy, Mrs. H. W. Sonthoff, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. J. R. Stein, Dr. K. S.
Stockholder, Mr. B. B. Trevino, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Mr. F. C Walden,
Dr. W. A. Webber, Dr. R. L. White, Ms. K. P. Young.
Observers:   Mr. T. A. Myers.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor N. T. Nemetz, Deputy PresidentW. M. Armstrong, Dean D. V.
Bates, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. D. G. Brown, Mr. R. M. Buzza, Dean I. McT.
Cowan, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Mr. J. Guthrie, Dr. J. M. Kennedy, Dr. W. D,
Kitts, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Rev. J. P. Martin, Mr. G. J. Peet, Mr. P. S.
Plant, Dr. I. S. Ross, Dean M. Shaw, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. G. A.
Thorn, Dr. M. Uprichard. 6155.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
Introduction of new Senators
The Chairman welcomed to Senate Mrs. Lydia Sayle and Mr. R. J.
Carter who had been appointed to Senate by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-
Council replacing Mr. G. H. D. Hobbs and Mr. A. J. Longmore.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Hardwick    ) That the Minutes of the Seventh regular
Mr. Gourlay       ) meeting of Senate for the Session 1973-74
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Librarian  1972-73   (P.6133)
Following discussion of the report of the Librarian at the previous
meeting Dr. McGregor had given notice of motion.
Dr. McGregor    ) That Senate transmit the following statement
Dr. Daniells       ) to the Board of Governors:
Because recent budgets have not been
adequate to offset inflationary trends in
the costs of library operations, particularly
in the area of collections, the Library's
ability to meet increased demands from
both inside and outside the University,
now and in the future, is in jeopardy.
Continued deterioration of the library
is contrary to the Province's interests,
as well as the University's.    We therefore
urge the Board of Governors to include the
needs of the Library in any representations
they make to the Government in seeking
supplementary appropriations. 6156.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Librarian  1972-73   (continued)
Dr. McGregor stated that the Library Committee was alarmed by the
reduction in the rate of the acquisition of books and learned journals.   The
situation had become so desperate that it was impossible to subscribe to a
new learned journal unless a current subscription were cancelled.
The motion was put and carried.
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. Gourlay      ) That the new award listed in Appendix 'A'
Dr. McGregor   ) be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors, and that a letter of
thanks be sent to the donor.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
A report on a meeting of representatives of Colleges and Universities
held at The University of British Columbia on the topic of admissions had
been circulated for information.
The question of "open access" to post-secondary education in British
Columbia was discussed.   The following is a brief compendium of facts
and opinions that emanated from the discussion.
For those people in British Columbia who by virtue of residence in
a community college region are able to attend a post-secondary educational 6157.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee   (continued)
institution there is no obstacle to further education, given the availability
of the qualifying programs and the counselling service present there.
Indeed, there are no facts concerning the existence or otherwise of any
substantial number of people in B. C who desire further education which
is denied them because of their inability to attend such a college or a
university.
All secondary school graduates may continue their education, although
not all have complete freedom of choice of instutition or study program.
All former school students of age 19 or over are admissible to a public
college.   For many colleges the minimum age is below 19 years, and in
at least one college is as low as 16 years.   In some situations secondary
school students who are disaffected with their lot are welcomed to college
or university courses prior to completion of, or simultaneously with
their secondary studies.
The "mature student" concept is recognized throughout the
post-secondary education system of British Columbia.   In general
the colleges are alone in providing "basic education" or "college
preparatory" study programs.   But both colleges and universities
accept older students direct to regular study on the basis of interest
and experience. 6158.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee   (continued)
It would appear that the obstacles to the attainment of higher education
in the Province are not placed there by the colleges and universities.   In
fact the colleges have been enthusiastic in attempting to meet all reasonable
demands for service both in their individual geographic regions and in the
wider context of the Province itself.   The universities as well, although
with inherently less flexibility, have made real progress in providing
service in new areas.   Beyond normal limitations imposed by personal
and financial considerations the main deterrents to the attainment of
further education at college or university are:
(i) the standards required for acceptance to some study programs;
(ii) the limits on the availability of space in some study programs;
(iii) the ability of applicants for higher studies to be physically
present where and when the studies are being offered.
In connection with this last category it is generally agreed that should
a system of correspondence instruction akin to that of the Open University
in Great Britain be established in British Columbia, it should be centred
on the colleges and universities, with each unit being able to experiment
in its own area of responsibility, while operating, if necessary, under the
umbrella of some central administrative unit. 6159.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee   (continued)
Dr. Finnegan stated that meetings were continuing and there would
be further progress reports from time to time.
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Norris presented the report on proposals referred to the committee.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris       ) That new courses and course changes
Mr. Gourlay    ) recommended by the Faculty of Commerce
and Business Administration be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Education   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris      ) Thatthe proposal of the Faculty of Education
Dr. Gray        ) to rearrange courses to permit the Third
Year of the B. Ed.  (Elem. ) degree program
to be a complete professional year be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Science   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris     ) That new courses and course changes
Dr. Cavers    ) recommended by the Faculty of Science
be approved.
Carried
It was noted that the committee had recommended that the
words "A total of 25 or 30 ... " be deleted from the description of
Marine Science 411 and that the hours for Geology 417 be changed
to (0-0-0;  0-0-2) . 6160.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee   (continued)
Faculty of Science - new program  leading to a B.Sc.  degree
in  Psychology
Dr. Norris     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Cavers    ) Science to offer a program leading
to a B.Sc. degree in Psychology be
approved.
Carried
It was noted that a paragraph in the proposal which stated that
students registered in the B.Sc. program could not obtain Arts credit
for any Psychology courses, had been changed to read:-
"Students registered in Psychology programs must satisfy
the Faculty of Science requirement of nine units by electing
Faculty of Arts courses other than Psychology. "
Dr. Norris stated that in setting up the present structure of the
Curriculum Committee Senate had requested that a review be made of
its activities within a year.   The procedures of the committee had been
reviewed and a short report would be presented at the May meeting.
Dr. Norris also reported that the new chairman of the Senate
Curriculum Committee was Dr. D. F. Hardwick.
On behalf of Senate the Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation
for the work done by Dr. Norris as chairman of the Senate Curriculum
Committee. 6161.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate   (continued)
Nominating Committee
Membership of standing Committee on Continuing Education   (P.6133-4)
Dr. Norris presented the report.   The committee had been
requested to recommend membership for a standing Committee on
Continuing Education.
The following membership had been recommended by the
committee: -
Dean J . H. M. Andrews
Dr. B. Howard
Mrs. W. T.  Lane
Dr. D. J. MacDougall
Dr. G. Rosenbluth
Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs
Mr. G. Thorn
Ms. K. P. Young
Director of the Centre for
Continuing Education
(Education)
(Science)
(Convocation member)
(Law)
(Arts)
(Librarian)
(Convocation member)
(Student)
(ex-officio)
Dr. Norris     )
Dr. Volkoff    )
That the recommendations of the
Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Replacements on Senate Committees
The committee made the following recommendations:
Admissions
Mr. R. J. Carter -    replacing Mr. A. J. Longmore
Ms. C M. Moriarty     -    replacing Mr. P. A. Insley
Agenda
Mr. G. J. Peet
replacing Mr. S. J. Robinson 6162.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
Replacements on Senate Committees   (continued)
Appeals on Academic Standing
Ms. K. P. Young -    replacing Mr. S.J. Robinson
Curriculum
Dr. R. A. Restrepo      -    replacing Dr. R. E. McConnell
Mr. G. S. Funt -    replacing Mr. P. A. Insley
Nominati
ng_
Miss E. B. Paul -    replacing Mr. S.J. Robinson
Tributes
Mr. A. J. Hilliker        -    replacing Ms. V. C Embree
Ad hoc Committee on Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs
Ms. C M. Moriarty     -    replacing Ms. V. C Embree
Dr. Norris     ) That the recommendations of the
Dr. David      ) Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried
Ad hoc Committee on The Role and Organization of Senate
Student Membership on Senate - eligibility regulations
At its February meeting Senate referred back to the committee
for further consideration the recommendations that the committee had
submitted concerning amendment of the rules governing eligibility
for student membership on Senate.
Dr. Cavers reported that the committee had revised its previous
recommendation. 6163.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on The Role and Organization of Senate
Student Membership on Senate - eligibility regulations   (continued)
Dr. Cavers     ) That Article 7 paragraph (6) and (7) be
Mrs. Lane       ) amended to read:-
"(6)  (a) Undergraduate students nominated
for the office of student senator
must have been enrolled in The
University of British Columbia
in the academic year immediately
preceding their nomination and
must be registered for at least
six units or the equivalent in
the current academic year at
this university.   If they are
elected to Senate, they must
continue to carry satisfactorily
in each academic year during
their tenure of office at least
six units or the equivalent at
this university.
(b) Graduate students nominated for
the office of student senator must
have been granted admission to
the Faculty of Graduate Studies
and be enrolled in that Faculty.
(7) Nominees for the office of student
senator from a faculty constituency
must be registered in that Faculty.
The tenure of office of a student
senator who represents a faculty
constituency, however, is not
affected by a change from that
Faculty to another. " 6164.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on The Role and Organization of Senate
Student Membership on Senate - eligibility regulations   (continued)
In amendment:
Mr. Schoening     )       That the motion be amended to read:-
Mr. Burns )
"(6)  (a) Undergraduate students nominated
for the office of student senator
must have been enrolled in The
University of British Columbia
in at least one of the five years
immediately preceding their
nomination ...  ".
Carried
The motion as amended was put and carried.
Other Business
1. The Chairman extended congratulations to Dr. N. A. Hall on
his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration.
2. Attention was drawn to an article in the U.B.C. Reports
announcing a new Division of International Business Studies in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
A query was raised concerning whether this proposal had
been considered by Senate.   It was stated that the establishment of
Divisions within the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
had been an informal administrative arrangement made at the discretion 6165.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
Other Business
2. (continued)
of the Faculty and had not previously been brought to Senate for
approval.   The proposal did not involve new courses or a new
program at the present time.   After a brief discussion Dr. Hall
stated that he would report to Senate on the matter in September.
3. The Chairman suggested that if possible the June meeting of
Senate be cancelled and that members should therefore endeavour to
bring any pending items of business to the May meeting of Senate.
The meeting adjourned at 8.45 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
May 22, 1974.
Secretary
Confirmed
Chairman 6166.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
APPENDIX   'A'
New Award Recommended to Senate
The Slavonic Studies Prize   -  A prize of $75 will be awarded to
the student with the highest standing in Slavonic Studies 105   -
Introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe.   The award will
be made by the University Awards Committee acting on the
recommendation of the Department of Slavonic Studies. 6167.
Wednesday, April 24, 1974.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
A  =  new courses or substantial changes
B   =   minor changes  (approved unless otherwise indicated)
FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND  BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
A     New courses Commerce 111  (1i)   Business Applications of
Calculus
191   (li)   Business Applications of
Computers
A     Change Commerce 110 - change in unit value, title and
description
B     Change Commerce 210 - change in description
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Rearrangement of courses to permit the Third Year of the B.Ed.  (Elem.)
degree program to be a complete professional year: -
First Year No change
Second Year        Replace Education 371  (Methods of Teaching Elementary
School Mathematics) by Education 310 (Growth and
Development).
Third Year Replace Education 310 by Education 371;    replace
3 units of elective by one of Education 400, 430, 470.
Fourth Year Replace Education 400 (or 430 or 470) by an elective
applicable to a concentration  (or major).
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Biology
A     New courses Marine Science 411  (3)   Comparative Invertebrate
Embryology
412 (3)   Biology of Fishes 6168.
Wednesday, April 24,  1974.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Biology   (continued)
B     Change
Botany
A     New courses
B      Changes
A     Deletion
Geological Sciences
A     New courses
A     Deletions
Transfer of course to Biology from Botany with
change in units from 2 to 1i and change in hours
from (2-4) to (2-3):-
Biology 436 (li) Fundamentals of
Cytogenetics
Botany 311  (li)   Classification and  Identification
of Seed Plants
413 (1i)   Classification and Relationships
of Seed Plants
414 (1i)   Biosystematics of Seed  Plants
438 (li)   Genetics of Fungi
Botany 437 - change in number and description
(formerly 335)
436 - changed to Biology 436
Botany 302
Geology 327 (li)   Geology of Southwestern
British Columbia
417 (1i)   Geology of the Rocky Mountains
428 (1i)   Sulfide Mineralogy and
Mineralography
446 (li)   Fossil  Fuels
Geology 311, 409

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