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 7192.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
The Ninth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for
the Session 1978-79 was held on Wednesday, May 23, 1979 at 8.00 p.m. in the Board and
Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dean J. H. M.
Andrews, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mr. W. H. Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. E. V. Bohn,
Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. K. T. Brearley, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. W. G. Burch, Rev. P. C.
Burns, Mrs. L. Daniells, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Dean J. A. F. Gardner,
Ms. P. Gouldstone, Dr. T. D. Heaver, Miss V. Johl, Dr. F. R. C. Johnstone, Dr. L. D.
Jones, Mr. W. R. Julien, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Mr. E. G. Kehler, Mr. J. Kulich,
Dean P. A. Larkin, Mr. F. Lee, Dr. D. Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dr. D. J. MacDougall,
Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Dr. A. J. McClean, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. W. A. McKerlich,
Dr. J. H. McNeill, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Rev. J. P. Martin, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dr. V. C.
Runeckles, Dr. S. 0. Russell, Mr. M. M. Ryan, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M. Shaw,
Mr. B. K. Short, Dr. J. G. Silver, Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. G. J. Spitler, Mr. G. A. Thorn,
Dean G. M. Volkoff, Mrs. J. C. Wallace, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Dean W. A. Webber,
Dr. M. D. Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Mr. N. Akiha,
Dr. J. Dahlie, Ms. A. Gardner, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dr. H. C. Knutson,
Dean K. M. Lysyk, Acting Dean A. D. Moore, Mr. C. Niwinski, Dr. R. A. Nodwell,
Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. R. F. Scagel, Mr. G. P. L. Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B.
Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. 0. Sziklai, Mr. M. P. Thacker, Mr. L. Valg, Mr. D. L. Watts.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Gardner )       That the minutes of the Eighth regular meeting of
Dean Volkoff )       Senate   for   the   Session    1978-79,   having   been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 7193.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Admissions Committee - progress report on standards in English  (P.7180)
At the previous meeting a report of the ad hoc Committee on Standards in English
had been referred to the Admissions Committee for consideration.
Dr. Finnegan reported that, as requested by Senate, the committee had met in
order to discuss this matter further. The committee had requested that Dr. Finnegan
and the Registrar contact the Ministry of Education with a view to obtaining material
which would assist the committee in making recommendations concerning the English
admission requirement. Dr. Finnegan and the Registrar met with Mr. R. J. Carter,
Assistant Deputy Minister - Schools Department, as a result of which the committee
was now in possession of the results of the English Placement Test which is
administered by the Ministry of Education. Other documents had also been made
available to the committee and an extract from a publication entitled "The B. C.
Assessment of Written Expression. Summary Report." had been circulated to Senate
for information.
With regard to those students entering the first year at U.B.C. in September 1979,
it was explained that arrangements had been made, on the basis of material supplied
by the Department of English, to produce a statement which would be sent out with
the authorization to register forms, pointing out to prospective students that those
students in the past who had obtained below a certain score on the composition
section of the English Placement Test had not usually passed English 100. It would be
recommended to students with low English Placement Test scores that they seriously
consider entering the remedial workshops to be made available through the Centre for
Continuing Education. During registration week these students would be counselled
by members of the Department of English concerning the results of their English
Placement Test. A representative from the Centre for Continuing Education would
be present at registration time to make students aware of the English remedial
workshops. Students whose English Placement Test results show signs of extreme
weakness in writing should be advised not to attempt English 100 but to do a 12 unit
credit program with the workshop as part of their first year curriculum.
Senate was also informed that the committee had received from the Minister of
Education an analysis of English 100 results relative to the English Placement Test
and Grade 12 English scores. The committee needed time to study this material
before making recommendations with regard to those results. In addition the Minister
promised he would make available other statistical studies upon request. 7194.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Business arising from the Minutes
Admissions Committee - progress report on standards in English  (continued)
In conclusion, Dr. Finnegan suggested that the Admissions Committee continue to
study the problem throughout the summer. Any decisions reached during this period
would be brought to Senate for approval not later than the October 1979 meeting.
The Admissions Committee had scheduled a meeting for June 12 with a
representative of the College Entrance Examination Board to discuss the use of the
test prepared by that group.
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)       Faculty   of   Agricultural   Sciences   -   modification   of  the  Rangeland  Resources
Option and new course and course changes (P.7175-6 &. 7186)
(ii)     Faculty of Applied Science - curriculum changes (P.7175-6 & 7186-7)
(iii)    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration - curriculum changes
(P.7175-6 & 7187-8)
(iv)    Faculty of Science - new program, program  changes, new courses and course
changes  (P.7175-6 & 7188-90)
(v)      Faculty   of   Graduate   Studies   -   M.A.   and   M.F.A.   with   a   concentration   in
Film/Television Studies  (P.7175-6 & 7190-1)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Keenlyside   ) That the new awards (listed in Appendix 'A') be
Dr. Silver ) accepted subject to the approval of the Board
of Governors and that letters of thanks be sent
to the donors.
Carried
Senate membership
Declaration of vacancy
As required under section 36 (6) of the Universities Act, the Secretary declared
the following vacancy:
Dr. H. C. Knutson -  faculty member at-large Candidates for Degrees
Dr. Brearley   )
Dr. McClean  )
7195.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
That the candidates for degrees and diplomas as
approved by the Faculties be granted the degree or
diploma for which they were recommended, and
that the Registrar, in consultation with the Deans
and the Chairman of Senate make any necessary
adjustments.
Carried
Scholarships and Awards
The Chairman reported that John H. Klippenstein was to receive the
Governor-General's Gold Medal, and that Helen R. Del Val-Lui would receive The
University Medal for Arts and Science. Congratulations were extended to the other
winners of medals, prizes and scholarships shown in the list circulated.
Presidential Advisory Committee on the selection of a Registrar
Senate was notified that the following resolution was passed by the Board of
Governors at its meeting of April 30, 1979:
That, subject to approval by Senate, a Presidential Advisory Committee for
the recommendation and selection of candidates for a position as Registrar
be established whose function and composition shall be as follows:
Function:
1. To consider candidates for Registrar
2. To advise the President on the choice of a Registrar in order that he
may make an appropriate recommendation to the Board of Governors.
Membership:
To be composed as follows:
Chairman   -    President or his designate
Secretary   -    To be chosen by the committee from its members
Members    -    Chairman  plus  three  members  appointed  by  the  President
(including one Dean), and three members elected by Senate
(including one student)
Dean Volkoff   )
Dr. Shaw )
That  Senate approve the proposed procedure for
the recommendation and selection of a Registrar.
Carried 7196.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Presidential Advisory Committee on the selection of a Registrar  (continued)
On behalf of Dr. Stager, Chairman of the Senate Nominating Committee,
Dr. Richards drew Senate's attention to the fact that in the past the Nominating
Committee had been instructed to nominate members of Senate to serve on such
committees. He explained that since Senate would not meet again until September the
Nominating Committee had prepared its recommendations for the Senate members of
this proposed committee in anticipation of approval of the procedures.
Dr. Richards        )
Dr. MacDougall  )
That the three members of Senate to serve on
the Presidential Advisory Committee on the
selection of a Registrar be: Dr. J. Dahlie,
Miss V. Johl and Dr. R. F. Scagel.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration - restriction of enrolment
Dr. Finnegan stated that the committee recommended approval of the annual
request of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration that
undergraduate enrolment be restricted.
Dr. Finnegan   )
Dean Lusztig )
That the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration be permitted to continue to limit to
990 the number of students in the combined first
two years of the B.Com. degree program for the
Winter Session 1979-80.
Carried 7197.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee   (continued)
Additions to admission policy
The committee recommended approval of the following additions to admission
policy represented in the underlined sections written into the present regulations:
"An applicant admitted to the University may be given credit, where
appropriate, for subjects previously taken at a college or another
university subsequent to the applicant's graduation from secondary
school .... Advance credit is not given for subjects taken by an
applicant prior to the applicant's graduation from secondary school.
However,   advanced   placement   is   given   where   appropriate.     These
provisions apply to the 'A' Level of the General Certificate of
Education, to the International Baccalaureate and to similar
credentials".
It was explained in the report that the proposal would provide consistency
with the regulation governing Canadian students, namely:
"no university degree credit will be granted for studies completed in
secondary school or in a collegiate following a curriculum of secondary
studies but where studies have been taken beyond the usual secondary
school level, advanced placement will be considered".
It was also stated that the intention was to remove the last vestige of the
now defunct "senior matriculation" which was inconsistent with the present
admission policy but which had been tolerated since few students had been
involved. However, the situation was now changing and many public schools in
North America, including two in British Columbia, were considering offering the
curriculum of the International Baccalaureate which represents a high quality of
academic education at the secondary level.
The Admissions Committee felt that the University should not condone an
attempt to force a return of "senior matriculation", i.e. the acceptance of a year
of secondary school study as equivalent to first year university, on the basis of an
internationally recognized credential on the termination of secondary studies. In
the past the University had always accepted the principle of advanced placement,
i.e. permitting students to skip courses the content of which the students had
already studied satisfactorily, and this policy would continue. 7198.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Additions to admission policy (continued)
It was also pointed out that the proposal was consistent with the University's
stand on "challenge" courses and on courses taken by secondary school pupils from
college or university as "enrichment" of their study program.
Dr. Finnegan    )      That Senate approve the proposal of the Admissions
Dr. Smith )      Committee concerning additions to the admission
policy.
Carried
Curriculum Committee  (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Wisenthal presented the report. The committee recommended approval of a
Ph.D. program in South Asian Studies submitted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies,
and approval of the academic aspects of Co-operative Education programs submitted
by the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Forestry.
Dr. Wisenthal  )      That   the   proposal   of   the   Faculty  of  Graduate
Dean Larkin    )      Studies to offer a Ph.D. program in South Asian
Studies be approved.
Carried
Dr. Wisenthal    )     That   the  academic  aspects  of  the  Co-operative
Dr. Bohn )     Education programs, submitted by the Faculty of
Applied Science and the Faculty of Forestry, (i.e.
the proposed courses and the calendar statement)
be approved.
It was stated in the material circulated that the principal objectives of the
programs were:
a) To integrate formal academic study during the winter session with related and
supervised work experience during the summertime;
b) to provide students with an opportunity to develop a realistic concept of their
academic and professional competencies in a work setting;
c) to help students gain work experience which will facilitate their movement into
productive, challenging careers after graduation;
d) to encourage qualified women students to enter and complete their studies in the
traditionally non-female Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering); 7199.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee (continued)
e) to create a more receptive employment environment for students who belong to
groups which might encounter employment barriers for reasons other than
academic or professional competencies;
f) to strengthen ties between UBC and business, industry and government.
Dr. Wisenthal reminded Senate that in March 1978, Mrs. Gilmore of the then Dean
of Women's Office, appeared before Senate to report on the Co-operative Education
pilot project under way at that time which was to continue until 1980-81. The
proposal now before Senate was that Co-operative Education be entered into the
Calendar and become part of the offerings of the two Faculties putting these
proposals forward. It was anticipated that in the future other Faculties would enter
into Co-operative Education.
Dr. Wisenthal pointed out that, as stated in the objectives, the intention was to
integrate academic study during the winter session with practical work experience
during the summer. The proposals before Senate involved professional Faculties
where there could be an obvious relationship between work experience and work
study, and the idea was that the two would enrich each other so that students could
discover early in their careers what it would be like to be employed in the profession
they had chosen.
Each Faculty proposed offering three non-credit courses which would apply to
summer work and would be taken prior to the Third Year in either Faculty. The two
proposals were not identical, however, since in the proposal from the Faculty of
Forestry it was stated that students must maintain an average of at least 70% during
the academic year in order to enter or to continue in the Co-operative Education
programs, whereas there was no such requirement in the proposal from the Faculty of
Applied Science. Also, in the statement of objectives, items (d) and (e) were not
included in the Forestry proposal since Forestry felt that as it had a good balance of
men and women students these statements were unnecessary.
In considering the programs the committee had placed emphasis on the academic
aspects in so far as they were able to distinguish them. The programs were unusual
since they were in part academic and in part administrative arrangements. The
committee concluded that the programs had academic value and would be of
academic benefit to students. 7200.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee  (continued)
Dean Lusztig withdrew an amendment to delete a section of the proposal
concerning "Administration" on the assurance of the President that the centralized
approaches to the administration of the programs would not apply to other Faculties
bringing forward proposals for Co-operative Education.
Following further discussion the motion was put and carried.
Nominating Committee
Dr. Richards presented the following report concerning recommendations for
membership on Senate committees:
1. Ad hoc Committee on Examinations
At its meeting of April 18, 1979 Senate passed a resolution to establish an ad hoc
committee to examine the timing and length of the December and April
examination periods, and in particular: (i) the implications for the educational
process of having the examination period commence the day following the
conclusion of classes; (ii) the desirability of allowing students a period to digest
and review the complete course before the final examination; (iii) the feasibility
of adopting a class scheduling system that would automatically assign examination
slots (so that at the time of registration the possibility of examination conflicts
would be ruled out); (iv) the possibility of students occasionally being required to
write several examinations on the same day. The Nominating Committee
recommended the following membership:
Mr. W. H. Birmingham
Dr. E. V. Bohn
Dr. J. D. Dennison
Dr. P. Gilmore
Dr. L. D. Jones
Mr. R. H. Santo
Dr. R. A. Shearer
2. Vacancies on Senate Committees
The Nominating Committee nominated the following persons to fill vacancies on
Senate committees:-
Academic Building Needs
Ms. A. Gardner and Mr. R. H. Santo -    replacing Mr. Moss and Mr. Warren
Admissions
Miss V. Johl and Mr. F. Lee -    replacing Mr. Suleman and Mr. Warren
Agenda
Mr. B. K. Short and Mr. G. P. L. Smith     -    replacing Ms. Andrew and Mr. Breen
Appeals on Academic Standing
Mr. D. L. Watts -    replacing Miss Nelson 7201.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
2.   Vacancies on Senate Committees (continued)
replacing Mr. Coulson
replacing Miss Boyle
Budget
Mr. N. Akiha
Continuing Education
Mr. G. P. L. Smith
Curriculum
Ms. A. Gardner and Mr. M. P. Thacker      -    replacing Mr. Barnett and Mr. Gillespie
Extracurricular Activities
Mr. M. E. Antosz and Mr. G. P. L. Smith -    replacing Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Miller
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Miss V. Johl, Mr. E. G. Kehler and ■
Mr. B. M. S. Wright
University Library
Mr. E. G. Kehler
Mr. D. F. Thompson
Implementation of the Universities Act
Mr. W. R. Julien and Mr. D. F. Thompson-
Standards in English
Mr. N. Akiha and Mr. R. C. Formosa
Elections
Mr. B. M. S. Wright
Statistics
Mr. D. L. Watts
replacing Miss Boyle, Mr. Goodwin
and Mr. Miller
replacing Mr. Hedstrom
additional student member
replacing Mr. Barnett and Mr. Coulson
replacing Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Suleman
replacing Mr. Moss
replacing Mr. Niwinski
Dr. Richards        )
Dr. MacDougall  )
That the recommendations of the Nominating
Committee be approved.
Carried
Health Sciences
Agreement between the University and the City of Vancouver
The following statement of affiliation between The University of British Columbia
and the City of Vancouver had been circulated:
I. This Affiliation Agreement is a statement of policy. The specific detailed
arrangements will be negotiated directly between the City of Vancouver Health
Department and the Director or delegate from the Faculty or School concerned
and will be subject to review on an annual basis. 7202.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Health Sciences
Agreement between the University and the City of Vancouver  (continued)
2. Joint Representation: There shall be a liaison committee made up of three (3)
members of the City of Vancouver Health Department, appointed by the
Vancouver Medical Health Officer, and three (3) members appointed by the
Co-ordinating Committee of the Health Sciences of UBC. This committee shall
be responsible for the application of the Affiliation Agreement and shall
adjudicate in matters of detail as set out in documents of agreement arising from
health science Faculty or School relationship with the Health Department.
3. Appropriate recognition of the contribution to teaching be brought about through
the means seen as appropriate in the individual health science Faculties and
Schools. Where an individual staff member of the Health Department is assigned
regular teaching responsibilities, that individual will hold an appropriate
appointment in the pertinent Faculty or School and will be entitled to participate
in a manner appropriate to that appointment, particularly with respect to the
organization of teaching in that area.
4. Appointments: The determination in respect to appointment of the staff of the
City of Vancouver Health Department rests with that Department and the
determination in respect to a faculty appointment rests with the Board of
Governors of the University. Where an individual holds both a University and a
Health Department appointment, neither party shall withdraw the pertinent
appointment without prior consultation with the other party.
5. Graduate Education: For all graduate level programs within the City of
Vancouver Health Department, the Health Department program director will join
with the Faculty or School program director to select participants and plan the
appropriate training program.
6. Undergraduate Education: The implementation of each undergraduate teaching
program in the City of Vancouver Health Department shall be the responsibility of
an identified and appropriate person in the City of Vancouver Health Department
acting together with the Dean or Director of the Faculty or School of the
University concerned, or his delegate.
7. The University agrees to provide:
a) A faculty member from each Faculty or School concerned who will
co-ordinate all requests for student placements and make initial requests
through the designated liaison person.
b) Information required for the implementation of the program - general
information to the liaison person about the level of students, number of
students, objectives of the course and experiences desired, and more specific
and detailed information to the staff in the units where the students will be
assigned.
c) Orientation and continuing education about school programs for City of
Vancouver Health Department staff as required.
d) A written statement of goals and objectives for each student(s) clinical
placement or experiences.
e) Faculty to be responsible for the instruction and supervision of students'
learning experiences recognizing that, in respect to the care of patients, the
students must be responsible to the professional in charge or her delegate and
that to this extent the professional in charge must share in the supervision of
the assigned students. 7203.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Health Sciences
Agreement between the University and the City of Vancouver
7. (Continued)
f) Assurance that the students are medically fit to undertake the clinical
experiences required and that their immunizations are up to date.
g) General liability and malpractice insurance coverage for both faculty and
students and provide a certificate of such insurance from time to time as may
be requested by the City.
h) To indemnify and save harmless the City of Vancouver, its servants, agents or
employees with respect to any claims against the City of Vancouver for any
act of omission or commission of the teachers or students of the University
for which the University may be liable at law in relation to any of the
activities contemplated by this agreement.
i)      Transportation.  All students are to provide their own transportation.
8. The City of Vancouver through their Health Department agrees to provide:
a) A designated liaison person with respect to each of the professional training
areas concerned who will co-ordinate all requests for student placement in
that professional area and liaise with the appropriate faculty member.
b) Appropriate clinical experience for the identified University students in
selected clinical areas.
c) The use of resources as available and appropriate to the needs of the students
and of involved faculty members.
9. Quality of Patient Care: The responsibility for the quality of patient care rests
with the City of Vancouver Health Department and therefore the determination of
which clinical services it shall or shall not provide is the responsibility of the City
of Vancouver Health Department. Appropriate informed consent forms shall be
used where necessary when patients are being exposed to students.
The development of programs of exemplary patient care, education and research
is only possible when facilities and personnel are of the highest quality. The City
of Vancouver Health Department and the University agree therefore to make
every reasonable effort to maintain such facilities and personnel as are considered
essential to the quality of services to the patient and to the programs of education
and research.
10. Research: It shall be the policy of the University and the City of Vancouver
Health Department to encourage the development of appropriate research
programs in the City of Vancouver Health Department. It is understood that in
the conduct of all research, the Health Department and the University have the
right and responsibility to require that due and proper regard be given to the
personal rights, safety and wishes of the patient and the ethics of the research to
be conducted.
All research proposals shall conform to the policies of the Health Department and
shall be approved by the Research and Evaluation Committee of the City of
Vancouver Health Department. Similarly all research proposals shall conform to
the policies of the University and shall be approved by appropriate bodies. 7204.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Health Sciences
Agreement between the University and the City of Vancouver  (continued)
I I. Funding: The policy of the University shall be that the allocation of funds from
its academic budget for its academic activities in the City of Vancouver Health
Department shall be commensurate with those activities. Amounts to be
allocated shall be determined by mutual agreement between the Dean/Director or
delegate from each Faculty or School concerned and the appropriate person in the
City of Vancouver Health Department. Each specific agreement may provide, in
addition to specific funds for the students, funding to meet the City of Vancouver
costs in respect to supervision and resource requirements.
12. Amendment: This affiliation agreement and any specific agreement made
hereunder may be amended at any time by the University and the City of
Vancouver Health Department. Every specific agreement shall provide for
appropriate termination by either party.
13. The City of Vancouver, through the Vancouver Health Department, and the Board
of Governors of the University agree that this affiliation agreement and its
operation shall be reviewed promptly at the request of either party.
Dr. Willman     )       That   the   statement   of   affiliation   between   The
Dean Webber  )        University  of  British  Columbia   and   the   City   of
Vancouver be approved.
Carried
Report from the Vancouver School of Theology
A report from the Vancouver School of Theology, together with a copy of their
1978-79 Calendar, was presented to Senate in accordance with the regulation in the
Affiliation Agreement of January 18, 1978 which requires that a theological college
"shall submit a resume of its academic operations to the Senate annually".
Some of the points noted in the report were as follows:
109 students were enrolled for degree courses in the winter session.
Approximately 37% of these students were women.
The majority of students were enrolled for the M.Div. degree program which
was a professional program leading towards ordination for those who desire
it.
Continuing professional education was a mandate of the School and the
implementation of the mandate was shared by the whole faculty.
The Library holdings in the V.S.T. Library were approximately 60,000
volumes.
Degrees conferred in May 1979:
Master of Theology I
Master of Divinity 12
Master of Theological Studies 2
Bachelor of Theology I 7205.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
Report from the Vancouver School of Theology  (continued)
The   Chairman   congratulated   Dr.   Martin,  Principal   of  the  Vancouver  School   of
Theology, on the report and stated that the format of the report was excellent.
Other business
Health Sciences Complex
Dr. Finnegan referred to a report of the President's Temporary Committee on the
Administrative Structure for the Health Sciences Centre prepared ten years ago and
requested that the President report to Senate in the Fall on the academic
implications represented by the expansion of the Health Sciences Complex, the
development of the hospital and its administrative structure. The President indicated
that he would be willing to report to Senate on this matter.
Tributes
The Chairman paid tribute to Dean Volkoff and Dean Andrews who were attending
their last Senate meeting in their capacity as Deans.
The meeting adjourned at 9.40 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 1979.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 7206.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate
B. C. Binning Memorial Fellowship - A fellowship in memory of Professor
Emeritus B. C. Binning, painter and founder of the Department of Fine Arts at
U.B.C, will be awarded to a candidate in the M.F.A. program in the Department
of Fine Arts who has completed the necessary entry requirements and who shows
exceptional promise in drawing. If the candidate, though accepted into the
program, elects to accept a place in an approved program other than the M.F.A.
at U.B.C, it may be possible for the student to retain the award at the discretion
of the University.  (The first award will be offered in 1980/81)
The Lewis Cumming Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of approximately
$500 has been made available by the late Lewis Cumming. The award will be
made to a deserving graduate of the secondary school(s) of Chase, B.C., who is
beginning or continuing studies at The University of British Columbia.
Consideration will be given to candidates recommended by the Board of School
Trustees of School District No. 24, Chase, B.C.
The Wolfgang Gerson Prize for Architecture - A prize in the amount of
approximately $500 has been made available by friends and colleagues of Wolfgang
Gerson, who retired after 33 years of teaching at both The University of British
Columbia and the University of Manitoba Schools of Architecture. The award will
be made to a graduate student who, in the opinion of the Faculty, has prepared the
most creative work of original or applied research containing ideas that usefully
add to the knowledge of architecture in the community. A presentation of the
work to an invited audience is a requirement of the award. 7207.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Ph.D. Program in South Asian Studies
The following fields are proposed for study leading to the Ph.D. degree:
(a) Medieval Hindi poetry (15th - 17th century)
(b) Modern Hindi and Urdu fiction
(c) Epic Sanskrit (Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas)
(d) Classical Sanskrit prose and poetry
(e) Sanskrit sastra literature (grammar, poetics, philosophy)
(f) Pre-modem Indian history
Entrance Requirements
Candidates will be required to have before admittance an adequate command of
Hindi or Sanskrit. Candidates will normally be expected to have an M.A. in Asian
Studies or its equivalent, but provision will be made for the transfer of M.A.
candidates of outstanding ability to the Ph.D. program without completion of the
M.A. thesis.
Course Requirements
(a) Language - It is proposed that all candidates in Hindi and in Sanskrit be
required to have or acquire a reading knowledge of both languages; language
requirements for students in pre-modern Indian history will be set by the
candidates' committee. In addition other requirements in European or Asian
languages may be laid down by a candidate's committee in accordance with
the needs of his particular research.
(b) A preliminary examination will be held normally at the end of the second
year. Preparation for examination will be by means of course work and
guided reading as laid down by the candidate's committee. The preliminary
examination will be oral or written or both at the discretion of the
candidate's committee.
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND FACULTY OF FORESTRY
Co-operative Education Programs
New courses APSC and FRST      110 (0)  Work Placement I
210 (0)  Work Placement II
310 (0)  Work Placement III
Calendar Statement:
Co-operative Education Programs:   Engineering and Forestry
Co-operative Education is the integration of academic study during the winter
session with related and supervised work experience during the summertime. 7208.
Wednesday,  May 23,   1979.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND FACULTY OF FORESTRY
Calendar Statement:
Co-operative Education Programs:    Engineering and Forestry (continued)
The Co-operative Education Programs are optional and intended for students
seeking careers in engineering or forestry. Students who wish to be considered for
these programs must meet all requirements of the Faculties of Applied Science or
Forestry, and be registered for full-time study at UBC. Students will be selected
on the basis of academic performance, maturity and suitability to the work
environment. The work placements, which last a minimum of thirteen weeks, are
arranged by mutual agreement between students and industrial or governmental
organizations.
The total enrolment is subject to the availability of appropriate work placements.
Successful students will enrol either in APSC 110, APSC 210, APSC 310, or
FRST 110, FRST 210, FRST 310.
A notation will be included on the student's academic record and transcript
following satisfactory completion of each course. To graduate in the
Co-operative Education Program, a student must have completed at least three
satisfactory workterms, in addition to the normal academic requirements.
Students who complete less than three courses will still have a notation on their
academic records and transcripts for each course satisfactorily completed.

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