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Array 8422.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
The Qghth Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1984-85 was held on Wednesday, May 22, 1985 at
8.00 p.m. in Room 102,  George F.  Curtis Building.
Present: President pro tern. R. H. T. Smith (Chairman), Chancellor R. W.
Wyman, Acting Vice-President D. R. Birch, Dr. E. G. Auld, Dr. T. M. Ballard,
Mr. D. W. Barron, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mr. J. M. Beard, Mrs. H. M. Belkin,
Mr. N. B. Benson, Mr. J. Blom, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C Burns, Dean P. T.
Burns, Mr. G. D. Burnyeat, Dr. T. S. Cook, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Dr. J. D.
Dennison, Dr. D. Donaldson, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. J. A. S. Evans, Dean C. V.
Finnegan, Mr. H. J. Franklin, Dr. J. Gaskell, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert,
Mr. G. C P. Gray, Mr. J. A. Hamilton, Mr. K. D. Hancock, Dr. M. A.
Hickling, Mr. S. H. Hill, Dr. K. J. Holsti, Mrs. C. J. R. Jillings, Dean
R. W. Kennedy, Mr. A. C Kimberley, Miss A. Kimsing, Mr. J. Kulich,
Dr. D. S. Lirenman, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Acting Dean B. E.
March, Dr. H. J. Matheson, Dr. B. C. McBride, Mr. J. M. McConville, Mr. D.
Mclnnes, Acting Dean T. D. McKie, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill,
Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Mr. S. R. Pearce, Mrs. G. E. Plant, Dr. D. F.
Robitaille, Dr. E. S. Schwartz, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. L. de Sobrino,
Dr. R. A. Spencer, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. J. R. Stein, Dr. R. Stewart, Dean
P. Suedfeld, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Dr. R. C. Thompson, Dr. J. Vanderstoep,
Dean W. A. Webber, Dean L. M. Wedepohl, Dr. L. S. Weiler, Dean R. M. Will,
Dr. D. LL. Williams, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Miss N. E. Woo, Mr. R. A.
Yaworsky.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Ms.   P.  M.   Arthur,   Dr.   N.   R.   Bulley,   Mrs.   E.   D.   Fulton,  Mrs.   D.  Jones,  Mr.  M.
Sugimoto,  Dr.  A. Van Seters,  Dr.  J.  L. Wisenthal.
Senate membership
The Chairman welcomed to Senate Mr. S. R. Pearce, Lieutenant Governor in
Council appointee.
Items brought forward from the April 24,  1985 Senate meeting
Report of the Librarian 1983-84
Mr. Mclnnes, the University Librarian, spoke briefly to the report which
had been circulated for information. 8423.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Faculty of Arts
Guided Independent Study - change in Faculty requirement
Dean Will )  That no more than one half the units taken for
Dr. hblsti )  credit at The University of British Columbia
towards the degree of Bachelor of Arts may be
taken through Guided Independent Study or other
Correspondence Courses. In the last 30 units,
no more than 21 units may be taken through Guided
Independent Study.
It was stated in the material circulated that the Faculty of Arts has
not hitherto set an upper limit on courses offered through Guided
Independent Study. At present, it is possible, though only in two
departments, for a student who enters the University with 30 units of
transfer credit to complete the B.A. without taking any regular classes.
The intent of the proposal is to affirm the value of regular classes and
to ensure that every student has completed some of them. The proposed
regulation allows the number of units taken by correspondence to vary in
accordance with the number of units the student actually takes at this
University: if that number is 30, then the allowable GIS maximum is 15;
if it is 60, then the allowable GIS maximum is 30, providing that in the
upper years, last 30 units, at least 9 units are in regular classes.
The motion was put and carried.
Grading Policy
The following proposal from the Faculty of Arts had been circulated:
"The Faculty of Arts recommend that for a mark of "T" a mark must
be reported or a standing must be recommended within one year of
the end of the term in which a student was first registered in
the course. The recommended standing may be 1, 2, P, or F. If
no standing is recommended, it will be assumed to be F (Fail).
This regulation will not apply in post baccalaureate programs in
the Faculty." 8424.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Faculty of Arts
Grading Policy (continued)
It was stated in the material circulated that at its meeting of October
28, 1983, the Faculty of Arts reaffirmed the policy of not having a grade
of incomplete and resolved that a standing must be recommended when a mark
of "DNW" is recorded and that a grade of "F" be entered in place of "DNW"
where no standing is recommended.  This effectively places a strict
deadline on completion of course work since standing must be assigned at
the end of the session in which a course is taken. At present only a mark
of "T", Thesis in Progress, is immune from such a deadline.  The
resolutions passed in October 1983 are mute on how long a "T" can stand.
A "T" can be awarded only to Thesis, Graduating Essay, Correspondence and
Directed Studies courses approved by the Dean. Such courses include those
where a major research project and paper constitute the principal work in
the course.  Also included are archaeological field schools where the
written portion of assignments cannot be completed until after the end of
the session in which the course is held.
Senate agreed with the recommendation of the Agenda Committee that this
proposal be referred to the ad hoc Committee on Grades and Grading.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Transfer Credits
The following proposal had been circulated:
"That the statement under Section A (7) of the 1984/85 Calendar,
p.135, under Master's Degrees, be replaced with the following:
7. Students completing courses for a Bachelor's degree at The
University of British Columbia, if they lack not more that 75%
of a normal final year course load, may be granted permission
to register in courses open to graduate students. Upon
application they may receive credit for up to six units of such
courses toward a higher degree only after registering for such
a degree. 8425.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Transfer Credits (continued)
Students with a Bachelor's degree who lack prerequisites for a
chosen field of graduate study may be permitted to register as
Qualifying students for no more than one year. Satisfactory
completion of a Qualifying year does not guarantee admission to a
graduate program. Up to 6 units of eligible courses may be
applied to the graduate degree program provided prior permission
to register in these courses was obtained from the Department and
the Dean of the Graduate Studies. Qualifying status is granted
only to those students who are recommended by the Departments
concerned for such status."
Dean Suedfeld )  That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dean Will   )  Graduate Studies concerning Transfer
Credits be approved.
Carried
Motions by Dr. Spencer
Dr. Spencer )   That the agenda for each Senate meeting
Mr. Yaworsky )   provide an opportunity for the President
to report to Senate and to answer questions
from members of Senate.
The Chairman indicated that he would be willing to answer questions on
Senate business.
The motion was put and carried.
Dr. Spencer   ) That a procedural motion for a secret ballot
Mr. Williamson ) on any question before the Senate may be made
at any time and will carry if 10% of those
present vote in favour of it. A secret ballot
will then be held when the vote on the question
is taken.
The Agenda Conmittee noted that under current practice a secret ballot
may be called for at any time and would be held on the basis of a simple
majority.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and lost. 8426.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Correspondence
A letter from the Commerce Undergraduate Society expressing concern with
regard to the ramifications of possible program cuts had been circulated for
information.
Minutes of previous meeting
Dean Webber )   That the minutes of the Seventh regular
Mr. Pearce )   meeting of Senate for the Session 1984-85,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes  (p.8390)
The following list of building projects had been circulated for
information in response to a request made at the previous meeting:
1. Senate  Academic  Building Needs  priorities  reaffirmed  by   Senate,   May
18,  1983
PROJECT $ Million
Chemistry/Physics 13.340
Agricultural Sciences/Forestry 32.3002
Clinical Departments, Medicine 4.610
Dentistry 4.350
Chemical Engineering 18.200
Biochemistry 2.000
Physiology 2.340
Geophysics/Astronomy 5.000
Studio Resources,  Arts 8.400
Sub-total 90.540
Library 53.5003
TOTAL 144.040 8427.
Wednesday,  May  22,  1985
Business arising from the Minutes    (continued)
2. Other Projects $ Million
Physical Plant 6.110
Laurel II 2.726
Pulp and Paper Research Institute 5.640
Engineering 27.0004
Animal Care II 3.800
Life Sciences 13.400
Fine  Arts Gallery 2.700
Botanical Gardens Centre 5.600
Agriculture Field Buildings 3.100
Recital/Convocation Hall 7.800
Laurel I Completion 2.700
Total 80.576
3. GRAND TOTAL 224.616
Notes:
lincludes School of Physical Education, but no dollar sum identified
2two phases
3The University Library continues to be identified as having an urgent,
special need, SABN Report, p.8010 Senate Minutes (May 18, 1983)
4three phases at $9 million each
It was pointed out that the list circulated did not indicate the order
of priority placed on the building projects by U.B.C. and the Universities
Council. The Chairman undertook to make this information available.
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)  Program and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Applied
Science (pp.8410-1)
(ii) New course, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Education (pp.8412-4)
(iii) New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of Law
(pp.8414-6)
(iv) New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of
Medicine (p.8416) 8428.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
From the Board of Governors (continued)
(v) Program change recommended by the School of Rehabilitation Medicine
(p. 8416)
(vi) New courses, course and program changes recommended by the Faculty of
Science (pp.8416-21)
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dr. Williams )   That the new awards listed in the Appendix
Dr. Cook   )  be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of thanks
be sent to the donors.
Dr. Williams stated that The University of B.C. Alumni Margaret Burke
Scholarship in Library, Archival and Information Studies had been withdrawn
pending modification of the description.
The motion was put and carried.
Candidates for Degrees
Lists of candidates for degrees, as approved by the various Faculties
and Schools, were made available for inspection by Senate members prior to
the meeting.
Dean Finnegan ) That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
Mr. Burnyeat ) as approved by the Faculties and Schools, 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
A list of scholarships, medals and prizes awarded to students in the
graduating classes was circulated for information. 8429.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Report of the Senate Nominating Committee
Dr. Elder, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, reported that the
Admissions Conmittee had recommended that Dr. C V. Finnegan be co-opted as
a member of the Admissions Committee effective July 1,  1985.
Dr. Elder )    That Dr.  C V. Finnegan be co-opted as
Dr.  Stager )    a member of the Senate Admissions Committee
effective July 1,  1985.
Carried.
Faculty of Law
Establishment of the Douglas McK. Brown Chair of Law
Dean Burns   ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Law
Professor Blom ) to establish the Douglas McK. Brown Chair
of Law be approved.
It was stated in the material circulated that Douglas McK. Brown was one
of the great lawyers of an earlier generation and he made an outstanding
contribution to the public, charitable, cultural and legal affairs of
Canada. His family and friends wish to recognize that contribution by
establishing and endowing a visiting professorship in the Faculty of Law,
the professorship to be known as the Douglas McK. Brown Chair of Law.
Distinguished academics and lawyers will be appointed as Brown Professors
for a period of up to three years. They will work in selected areas,
writing and teaching, both within and without the Faculty.
There will be no limitation on the appointments, but it is expected that
from time to time Brown Professors will be appointed who have special
expertise in constitutional law, litigation or the commercial laws of the
Pacific Rim countries.  It is envisaged that  in this way  the 8430.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
Faculty of Law
Establishment of the Douglas McK. Brown Chair of Law (continued)
training of lawyers will be enriched, legal writing in Canada developed,
and the name of Douglas McK. Brown appropriately and permanently
remembered.
The motion was put and carried.
Report from St. Mark's College
The annual report to Senate from St. Mark's College had been circulated
for information.
Report from Vancouver School of Theology
The annual report to Senate from the Vancouver School of Theology had
been circulated for information.
Motion by Mr. Yaworsky
Mr. Yaworsky  ) That an ad hoc Committee on Senate Procedures
Dr. Sobrino   ) be struck, and charged with the task of
collating and evaluating existing Senate
procedures and rules of order; and recommend
new procedures and/or changes to existing
procedures as necessary; and that a manual of
procedures be published and distributed to
Senate members.
Carried
Other business
Anniversaries
Dean   Suedfeld   asked   members   of   Senate   to   join   him   in   wishing   the
Chairman a happy birthday. 8431.
Wednesday,  May 22, 1985
Cither business (continued)
Special meeting of Senate - May 25,  1985
Dr. Spencer        )    That Senate invite Mr.  Gellatly,
Mr. Burnyeat      )    Vice-President Administration and
Finance, to attend the special
Senate meeting to be held on Saturday,
May 25,  1985.
Carried
Members of Senate
The Chairman paid tribute to Dean C. V. Finnegan, Acting Dean B. E.
March and Dean L. M. Wedepohl who were attending their last Senate meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 9.15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
September 11, 1985.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 8432.
Wednesday, May 22, 1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate
Mary and Joseph Bryant Scholarship - An annual scholarship in the amount
of $250 has been endowed by Mary and Joseph Bryant. The award will be
made to an undergraduate student entering a fourth year honours program in
botany, biology or zoology and demonstrating an interest in wildlife. The
scholarship will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.
(The award will be available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
Credit Union Foundation Entrance Bursary in Law - The Credit Union
Foundation of British Columbia annually provides one or more bursaries to
a total of $500 to support a promising Native Indian student or students
entering the first year of studies in the Faculty of Law. The award will
be made on the recommendation of the Native Law Conmittee. (The award
will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Department of Music Twenty-fifth Anniversary Scholarships - Scholarships
to a total of approximately $5,000 per annum are offered for excellence in
any area of music study. The scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to
$2,000 will normally be offered to students entering first year in the
Department of Music. In special cases, on the recommendation of the Head,
they may be offered to continuing undergraduates or graduate students.
The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Department of Music
(The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
John A. H. Duffie Scholarship - An annual scholarship in the amount of
$300 has been made available by the Credit Union Foundation of British
Columbia through a bequest from John Duffie. The award will be offered to
an undergraduate student who is beginning or continuing studies in the
Department of Economics or the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration. The recipient of the scholarship must be a Canadian
citizen and a resident of British Columbia. In making the award the
Department of Economics and the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration may take into consideration the financial circumstances of
the recipient. (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter
Session.)
Pierre Fauchard Academy Prize - The Pierre Fauchard Academy provides an
annual prize to an outstanding graduating student in the Faculty of
Dentistry who, in the opinion of the Faculty Awards Committee and the
Dean, has exhibited leadership and, through his or her accomplishments,
has demonstrated dedication to the advancement of dental literature. The
successful candidate will also have excelled in the academic and clinical
aspects of the dental program. (The award will be available in the
1984/85 Winter Session.)
Juyn - Morphy Bursary Fund - Bursaries to a total of $1,000 per annum have
been made available in perpetuity by Mr. Carl Juyn and Mrs. Catherine
Morphy. The awards will be made to students demonstrating financial
need.  (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.) 8433.
Wednesday,  May  22,  1985
APPENDIX
New awards recommended to Senate    (continued)
Silva M. Kohn Bursary - A bursary in the amount of approximately $100 per
annum has been endowed by Silva Miriam Kohn. In making the award,
preference will be given to an undergraduate student majoring in Political
Science, however, if there are no suitable candidates, the award may be
given to a student taking courses in Political Science or Philosophy.
(The award will be made available in the 1986/87 Winter Session.)
MacDonell Scholarship - A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be
awarded to the most promising student in Physics 120 who enters the
Honours program. This award, which is made available through the
generosity of Mr. Allan Crawford of Anatek Qectronics Ltd., will be made
on the recommendation of the Department of Physics. (The award will be
available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
Schulich Fellowship for Entrepreneurship - A fellowship in the amount of
$3,000 has been established in perpetuity by Seymour Schulich. The award
will be offered to a full-time student entering the second year of the MBA
program. The main criteria for the award are entrepreneurial achievement
or potential, and overall academic performance. Abilities such as
demonstrated leadership, initiative and innovativeness will receive
particular consideration. The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Faculty.     (The award will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)
The University of B.C. M.B.A./M.Sc (Bus. Admin.) Alumni Bursary - The
M.B.A./M.Sc Division of the U.B.C. Alumni Association has established an
annual bursary in the amount of $500. The bursary will be given to a
needy full-time student who has successfully completed the first year of
the M.B.A. or M.Sc (Bus. Admin.) program at U.B.C and is continuing in
the second year. The recipient must not be in receipt of another
M.B.A./M.Sc Alumni Award. (The award will be available in the 1985/86
Winter Session.)
The University of B.C. M.B.A./M.Sc (Bus. Admin.) Alumni Scholarship - The
M.B.A./M.Sc Division of the U.B.C. Alumni Association has established an
annual scholarship in the amount of $500. The scholarship will be awarded
to a full-time student who has completed the first year of The University
of British Columbia's M.B.A. or M.Sc. (Bus. Admin.) program with high
academic standing and is continuing in the second year. The recipient
must not be in receipt of another M.B.A./M.Sc. Alumni Award. The
scholarship will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. (The award
will be available in the 1985/86 Winter Session.)

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