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Array 7549.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
The Eighth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1980-81 was held on Wednesday, April 22, 1981, at 8.00 p.m. in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dr. R. A.
Adams, Dr. C. E. Armerding, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Acting Dean T. R. Bentley, Mr. W. H.
Birmingham, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat,
Dr. K. O. L. Burridge, Dr. J. J. R. Campbell, Mr. B. J. Coulson, Dr. J. Dahlie, Dr. J. D.
Dennison, Mrs. S. Dodson, Dr. D. Donaldson, Mr. B. A. Elliott, Dr. A. J. Elder, Mr. D. B.
Fields, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Mr. J. J. Fitzpatrick, Mr. C. Fulker, Mrs. E. D. Fulton,
Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. A. M. Hickling, Mr. J. H. Holm, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside,
Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr. R. W. Kennedy, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dr. A. Kozak, Mr. J. Kulich,
Dr. L. M. Lavkulich, Dr. D. Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Miss M. C.
MacPherson, Dr. J. P. Martin, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Mr. M. A. McCann, Dr. A. J.
McClean, Mr. I. C. Miller, Dr. W. R. Morford, Mr. R. L. Mullen, Miss T. R. Murakami,
Dr. J. F. Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mrs. R. E. Robinson, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M.
Shaw, Dr. J. G. Silver, Mr. G. A. Smith, Dr. M. Smith, Dr. R. H. T. Smith, Dr. R. A.
Spencer, Dr. R. Stewart, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Dr. N. Sutherland, Mr. R. S. Szeliski, Dr. P. R.
Tennant, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Dean W. A. Webber, Dean L. M. Wedepohl, Mr. V. G.
Wellburn, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. D. LL. Williams, Dr. M. D. Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal,
Ms. D. Wong.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Mr. H. J.
Franklin, Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. D. S. Lirenman, Dean K. M. Lysyk, Dr. J. H. McNeill,
Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Mr. R. Tan, Mr. A. M. Wizinsky.
Introduction of Senators
The Chairman welcomed the new members of Senate.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Mrs. Bishop        )       That the minutes of the Seventh regular meeting
Dr. Keenlyside  )       of  Senate for  the Session   1980-81, having  been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted. 7550.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Minutes of the previous meeting  (continued)
It was pointed out that on page 7544, third paragraph, the word "principle" should
read "principal".
The motion, with the correction noted, was put and carried.
Business arising from the Minutes
In reply to a query the Secretary of Senate confirmed that he had written to the
Minister of Education concerning the English Placement Test.
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.
Proposal of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration that enrolment for
1981-82 be limited to 850 students, specifically a total of 375 students in first year and
475 students in the second year of the B.Com. degree program.   (P.7540—I)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Dahlie     ) That the new awards (listed in Appendix 'A') be
Dean Riedel  ) 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
Admissions Committee
City College Ltd., Transfer Credit
Dr.  Smith presented the following  report,  which had been circulated for
information:
"City College Ltd., (which is authorized to act in Vancouver as the
representative of City College of the State of Washington) offers
Baccalaureate and Masters degrees in Administration. The programs of City
College Ltd., were reviewed by an ad hoc committee of the Universities
Council of British Columbia (on which U.B.C. was represented). The
committee expressed severe reservations about the quality and depth of the
programs offered by City College Ltd.
On  the basis of  this  assessment,  the Senate Admissions Committee has
resolved that:
The University of British Columbia, at this time, will not grant
transfer credit for courses taken at City College Ltd. Further,
The University of British Columbia, at this time, will not accept
an undergraduate degree granted by City College Ltd., as the
basis for admission to a program of graduate study." 7551.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
City College Ltd., Transfer Credit  (continued)
In reply to a query the Secretary of Senate confirmed that City
College Ltd., would be notified of the committee's decision.
Curriculum Committee (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Richards presented the report.
Faculty of Applied Science
Approval of proposed new courses, APSC 380, BIOE 485, ELEC 468, and a
proposed change in the Honours Mathematics Option had been withheld at the
January 21, 1981 meeting pending further consultation.
Dr. Richards stated that consultation had since taken place and the
committee were now recommending approval subject to the inclusion of the
following sentence in the statement concerning the Honours Mathematics Option:
"Students in this option are required to obtain a minimum overall second-class
standing in their Mathematics courses numbered 300 or higher."
Dr. Richards ) That   the  proposals   of   the   Faculty  of  Applied
Mr. Szeliski    ) Science be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Education
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals and a
proposal to introduce a test of competence in oral English submitted by the
Faculty of Education.
Dr. Richards )    That the proposals submitted by the Faculty
Acting Dean Bentley  )    of Education be approved.
Carried
Faculties of Forestry and Graduate Studies
Approval of three new courses, CIVL 517 and 518 and FRST 374, and changes
to CIVL 516 had been withheld at the January 21, 1981 meeting pending the
development of a new program in Timber Engineering. Dr. Richards explained
that he had subsequently been informed that Timber Engineering was already
listed in the Calendar as a program of study and that the proposed courses were a
further development of an existing program and not part of a new program. The
committee therefore recommended approval of the proposals previously withheld. 7552.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculties of Forestry and Graduate Studies (continued)
Dr. Richards    ) That the proposals submitted by the Faculties of
Dean Gardner  ) Forestry and Graduate Studies be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical Education and Recreation, Faculties of
Science and Dentistry
The committee recommended approval of a new course and the assignment
of maximum marks for Third Year courses submitted by the Faculty of Medicine;
the introduction of an English Composition requirement submitted by the School
of Physical Education and Recreation; new courses and program changes
submitted by the Faculty of Science (with the exception of proposals from the
Department of Physiology which were being withheld pending approval by the
Faculty of Medicine); and a proposal by the Faculties of Science and Dentistry to
offer a combined B.Sc. and D.M.D. program.
It was explained that the purpose of the assignment of maximum marks for
Third Year Medicine courses was to restore maximum marks obtainable that would
reflect the relative weighting of the various courses in the Third Year curriculum.
Dr. Richards   ) That  the proposals submitted by the Faculty of
Dean Webber  ) Medicine,  the School  of  Physical  Education and
Recreation   and   the   Faculties   of   Science   and
Dentistry be approved.
It was agreed that the word "allied" be deleted from the description of
Pathology 390.
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty recruitment and retention
The  following  motion  concerning  Faculty  recruitment and retention had been
circulated.
Dean Webber  ) That  Senate request the Board of Governors to
Dean Lusztig  ) establish   a   joint   Board/Senate   committee   to
consider actions which the University might take
with respect to the solution of the difficulties in
recruitment and retention of Faculty caused by
the housing situation. 7553.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Faculty recruitment and retention (continued)
In speaking to the motion Dean Webber stated that there was no doubt that the
University was unable to recruit high quality faculty because of high housing costs in
the Vancouver area. He stated that there was also some concern that Faculty might
leave because of the financial implications of the housing situation.
Dean Webber explained that whilst recognizing that this was a matter for the
Board of Governors in that any solution would have fiscal implications, it was also felt
that it was a matter that should be of concern to the Senate because of the academic
implications that the problem has in terms of recruiting and retaining Faculty, and it
was for that reason that a joint Board/Senate committee was being suggested.
During the discussion that followed it was suggested that, if the committee were
established, it would perhaps be more effective if the University of Victoria and Simon
Fraser University were involved since they would have to follow whatever procedure
was used to alleviate the problem. It was further suggested that members of Faculty
and representatives of the Universities Council of British Columbia should also be
involved.
In reply to a query concerning how the Senate members of such a committee
would be chosen, the Chairman stated that the Board of Governors would probably make
suggestions, if they were to agree to a joint committee.
In amendment:
Mr. Coulson ) That  Senate request  the Board of  Governors to
Mr. Szeliski  ) establish a joint Board/Senate committee, Senate
members to be selected by the Senate Nominating
Committee, to consider actions which the
University might take with respect to the solution
of the difficulties in recruitment and retention of
Faculty caused by the housing situation.
In reply to a query concerning whether members outside of the Board of Governors
and the Senate could serve on such a committee the Chairman replied that traditionally
Senate had been willing to co-opt people who were not members of Senate but whose
knowledge and experience in a particular area were considered useful to a committee.
Following a brief discussion the amendment was put and lost.
An opinion was expressed that the issues of faculty and student housing were
closely tied and should therefore be examined together. It was felt that one should not
view one particular problem without looking at other problems since this would
eliminate the possibility that investigation in one area could alleviate problems in
another area. 7554.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Faculty recruitment and retention  (continued)
A proposed amendment that would change the word "in" to "including" so that the
motion would read: "... with respect to the solution of the difficulties including
recruitment and retention of Faculty caused by the housing situation." was ruled out of
order. It was felt that the amendment would destroy the motion which had been
proposed in order to deal with Faculty housing which had become a serious problem to
the University in terms of recruitment.
After further discussion the motion was put and carried.
Request from the Senate of the University of Victoria re student representation on
Senate
A letter had been received from the University of Victoria requesting the U.B.C.
Senate to consider a recommendation of the University of Victoria Senate that the
University Act, section 34 (2) (h), should be amended to provide for a number of
full—time students and a number of part—time students, the numbers to be determined
from time to time by the Senate so that the total will be equal to the number of
members under section 34 (2) (a) through (f).
The Agenda Committee recommended that the request be referred to the Senate
ad hoc Committee on Eligibility to serve on Senate and that the terms of reference of
that committee be expanded to include the following: "To consider the request from
the Senate of the University of Victoria for support for its recommendation to the
Minister of Universities, Science and Communications, concerning section 34 (2) (h) of
the University Act regarding student representation on Senate, and to make a
recommendation to Senate."
Dean Riedel       )       That     the     recommendation     of     the     Agenda
Dr. Keenlyside )       Committee be approved.
Carried
Other business
Election of the Senate Nominating Committee
The   following   members   were   elected   to   serve   on   the   Senate   Nominating
Committee for the three-year term 1981-84:
Dr. J. D. Dennison
Dr. A. J. Elder
Dr. J. F. Richards
Dr. G. G. E. Scudder
Dr. R. H. T. Smith
Dr. D. LL. Williams
Non-student, non-Convocation members 7555.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
Other business
Election of the Senate Nominating Committee (continued)
Mr
Miss
. G. D. Bumyeat     )     ~ .. ,
ss C. L. V. Warren )     Convoc°t.on members
Mr. S. T. Henderson   )     c.    ,    . ,
Mr. R. S. Szeliski        )     Student members
The meeting adjourned at 9.15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 1981,
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 7556.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'A'
New Awards recommended to Senate
American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Pacific Northwest Region Scholarship
- This scholarship of $200, initiated by the Pacific Northwest Region of the
American Society of Agricultural Engineers is given to a second or third year
student in Bio-Resource Engineering or Agricultural Mechanics with a sound
academic record and who shows leadership and interest in student and community
affairs.
Lawrence & Shaw Service Scholarship in Law - The firm of Lawrence & Shaw,
Barristers and Solicitors, has provided a scholarship for a student proceeding from
second to third year of studies in the Faculty of Law. The scholarship consists of
the opportunity for employment with the firm in the summer between second and
third year, and the payment of the student's tuition fees for the third year of
study.
Wright Engineers Limited Scholarships in Coal Mining and Coal Preparation — Two
scholarships of $1,500 each, gift of Wright Engineers Limited, are offered to
students in their second or higher years of Mining and Mineral Process
Engineering. Candidates must be proceeding to a degree in Mining or Mineral
Process Engineering with specialization in coal. These scholarships will be
awarded on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated interest in the coal mining
industry, on the basis of recommendation from the Head of the Department of
Mining and Mineral Process Engineering. One award will be made to a student in
Coal Mining and the other to a student in Coal Preparation. The awards will be
available for a two year period commencing in 1981/82. 7557.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B»
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
New course APSC 380 (I fe)  Introduction to Microcomputers
Bio-Resource Engineering
New course BIOE 485 (Ife)  Aquacultural Engineering
Electrical Engineering
New course ELEC 468 (I)  Digital Process Control
Change in the Honours Mathematics Option:
By completing an extra course MATH 220 and then consistently choosing suitable
Mathematics courses as Technical and Free Electives, it is possible to complete
the basic Mathematics requirements of a combined Honours degree in
Mathematics in addition to the Electrical Engineering program. Students who
satisfactorily complete such a program will be given recognition as receiving the
B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Honours Mathematics Option). In addition to
MATH 220, the requirements would be MATH 300 in Second Year Electrical
Engineering, MATH 320 in Third Year Electrical Engineering, and MATH 400 plus
4.5 units chosen from MATH 322, 406, 418, 420 to 426, CPSC 402, 403 in Fourth
Year Electrical Engineering. Students in this option are required to obtain a
minimum overall second-class standing in their Mathematics courses numbered
300 or higher. Students interested in undertaking this program should consult
Undergraduate Student Advisers in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and
Mathematics.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Revision of Home Economics Concentration and Major:
FirstYear: Home Economics 100;  Chemistry 103 (or 110 or 120).
Second Year: Home Economics 220;  Chemistry 230 (or 203).
Concentration
Third Year: Home Economics 240.
Third and Fourth Years:  Home Economics 201, 203, 352, 354, 360.
Major
Third Year: Home Economics 240, Economics 309 (or 100).
Third or Fourth Years:     Home Economics 201, 203, 352, 354, 360.
Fourth Year: Home Economics 364.
Recommended Electives: Home Economics 205, 301, 312, 322, 340, 342, 364,
404, 414, 452, 454, 456. It is strongly recommended that students choosing
the concentration take either Economics 100 or Economics 309.
Note:  Only 3 units of English at the 200-level or 303 need be taken. 7558.
Wednesday,   April 22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF EDUCATION  (continued)
Visual and Performing Arts in Education
Change ARTE 442 - change in title and description
Language Education
Change in program and description of Diploma in English Education (Elementary):
... (a) Ed. 480 (3 units required); (b) 6 units chosen from Education 305, 335, 337,
338, 340, 341, 349, 389, 414, ...
Change in program and description for Language Arts Concentration:
Inclusion of new courses, exclusion of EDUC 461
6 units from EDUC 340, 341, 478, 480, 486, 489; 3 units from the preceding
courses or from Education 312, 313, 315, 335, 337, 338, 349, 389, 416, 473, 475,
Theatre 301 or 3 units approved by the Head, Department of Language Education.
Change in program description for TESL;
Inclusion of new courses
Teaching English as a Second Language Concentration. One of Education 489,
English 329, Linguistics 100, 200, 420; Education 478; 3 units from
Education 335, 337, 338, 379, 414, 479, 480, another course in linguistics or
Anthropology 417.
Change in program description, B.Ed. (Secondary) Concentration and Major in
English:
Inclusion of new courses in list of recommended electives
English
Recommended electives (for both concentration and major): Women's Studies 224,
Theatre 301, Creative Writing 202, 301, Education 337, 338, 340, 341, 349, 472,
474, 478, 489.
Mathematics and Science Education
Changes 372 and 373 - change in title, description and prerequisite
Faculty Undergraduate Changes
Under "Academic Preparation of Graduates who wish to become School Teachers",
add the following to the end of item (b): "... Ministry of Education. Any
requirements resulting from deficiencies in academic preparation will be in excess
of the unit requirements for the one-year program."
Change in Program Description for Fifth Year of the B.Ed. (Secondary)
3-9 units chosen from Education 312, 313, 314, 316, 318, 337, 338, 349, 380, ...
Change in Program Description for One-Year Program (Secondary) for Graduates
of Faculties Other than Education
41fe-7fe units chosen from Education 312, ... 332, 337, 338, 349, 380, ... 439,
460, 461 ..." 7559.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Change in Program Description for One-Year Program (Secondary) for Graduates
of Faculties Other than Education  (continued)
AND place a dagger after the figure "18" in the units column. Text for the dagger
should be placed after the asterisk remark on Education 499, and should read:
When required or permitted by the Director and Head of the Department, an
Education 440 may be included as part of a program of 16fe (or more) units.
New courses EDUC 217 (Ife)    Basic Programming for Microcomputer
Applications
EDUC 417 (Ife)    Instructional Uses of Microcomputers
Oral English Reguirement
All students admitted to the Faculty of Education must pass the Test of
Competence in Oral English at the time of their first registration, or within the
following year. The Test of Competence in Oral English is administered by the
Faculty of Education on days when the university composition examination is
given, and by special arrangement. Students who do not pass the Test of
Competence in Oral English are required immediately to participate in a detailed
faculty diagnosis and evaluation of their spoken English. Both the test and any
subsequent diagnosis are intended to determine whether students can use the
fundamental grammatical resources of the English language in order to make
themselves understood. As a result of detailed diagnosis, students may be
required:
(1) to undertake a program of remedial work in spoken English, and/or to obtain
further language counselling;  or
(2) to withdraw from the Faculty if their language difficulties are such as to
preclude effective participation in course work and in the teaching
practicum required in all undergraduate programs.
FACULTY OF FORESTRY
New course FRST 374 (I)  Basic Properties of Wood and Wood Products
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Civil Engineering
New courses CIVL 517 (I fe) Analysis of Structural Timber Systems
CIVL 518 (I)    Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Design
of Timber
Change CIVL 516 - change in title, description, hours and units from
(l)to(lfe)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Pathology
New course PATH 390 (2)  Basic Pathology 7560.
Wednesday,  April 22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF MEDICINE (continued)
Assignment of maximum marks for Third Year courses
There are no changes to the courses other than the assignment of a maximum
mark with an indication of Department name, course number and the proposed
maximum mark as follows:
Department
Course Number
Proposed Maximum
MEDI
450
250
SURG
450
175
PAED
450
150
OBST
450
100
PSYT
450
100
ANAE
450
025
RADI
465
025
OPTH
450
025
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
English Composition Requirement
In order to qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education or Bachelor of
Recreation Education, students must satisfy the English Composition
Requirement. This means that in addition to completing all English course
requirements set out in their degree programs, students must pass the English
Composition Tests administered by the Faculty of Arts. Students entering the
School at Years One and Two should satisfy the requirement as early as possible,
and in no case after Third Year. Those entering the Third year of the program
must pass the Composition Test within one academic year of their initial
registration in the School.
Students may write the Test during Registration Week, the December examination
period, and the April examination period.
Students who anticipate difficulty passing the Test are advised to enrol in a
remedial English course in the Centre for Continuing Education.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Biology
Change BIOL 300 - change in hours and prerequisites
Physics
Revised program - Physics Major (Second Year) add footnote:
**Students intending to transfer to Applied Science may take Physics 155, 156 and
158 in lieu of Physics 216, 213 and 215, provided that they take Mathematics 201
in addition to the other Mathematics courses listed. To proceed in a Physics
Major, Physics 215 must be taken in Third Year.
Psychology
Program changes (Majors and Honours) - add Physics 329 to list of recommended
electives 7561.
Wednesday,   April  22,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B' (continued)
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY AND FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Combined B.Sc degree and D.M.D. degree program
Students who have completed the third year in one of the approved degree
programs of the Faculty of Science at U.B.C. and the first two years in the
Faculty of Dentistry at U.B.C, and who have completed ALL the course
requirements of the degree program may be eligible for the appropriate B.Sc.
degree. It is necessary that such students meet all of the specific course
requirements of the departmental degree program and have the approval of the
Head of the Department prior to entry into the Faculty of Dentistry. Students
should plan to meet these specific course requirements while in the Faculty of
Science. With the approval of the Dean of Science up to 15 units of course work
in the Faculty of Dentistry may be recognized for credit towards the B.Sc. degree.
Students in the Faculty of Dentistry who wish to qualify for the B.Sc degree must
file a copy of their program in first and second year Dentistry with the Dean of
Science by September 15 of the Winter Session of the year preceding the Fall in
which they plan to qualify for the B.Sc. degree.

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