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 5863.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
The Ninth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1972-73 was held on Wednesday, May 23,  1973, at
8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:     President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Mr. D. V. Anderson,
Mrs. M. F. Angus, Deputy President W. M. Armstrong, Miss A. J. Baumgart,
Dr. L. L. Bongie, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown,
Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. R. M. Clark, Mr. C. J. Connaghan, Dr. R. Daniells,
Dr. J. D. Dennison, Miss V. C. Embree, Dr. N. Epstein, Mrs. F. Field,
Mr. D. B. Fields, Rev. R. W. Finn, DeanW. D. Finn, Dr. C. V. Finnegan,
Dr. J. G. Foulks, Dr. N. C. Franz, The Hon. E. D. Fulton, Dean J.A. F.
Gardner, Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Dr. B.
Howard, Mr. P. A. Insley, Dr. F. R. C. Johnstone, Dr. J.M. Kennedy,
Dean D. T. Kenny, Dr. W. D. Kitts, Dr. L. Kraintz, Dr. R. V. Kubicek,
Mrs. W. T. Lane, Dean S. W. Leung, Mr. T. B. Lindsay, Mr. A. J.
Longmore, Dean A. J. McClean, Mr. J. A. McEwen, Dr. M. F. McGregor,
Rev. J. P. Martin, Mr. R. J. Mattiussi, Dr. J. M. Norris, Mr. R. F.
Osborne, Dr. G. V. Parkinson, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Dr. R. A. Restrepo,
Mr. S. J. Robinson, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Dr. A. D. Scott, Dean M. Shaw,
Mrs. H. W. Sonthoff, Mrs. C. A. Soong, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. G. A.
Thorn, Mr. B. B. Trevino, Dr. M. Uprichard, Mr. F. C. Walden, Dr. W. A.
Webber, Dean P. H. White, Mr. A. P. York, Dr. W. D. Young.
Observers:     Mr. J. A. Banham, Dr. A. J. More, Dr. B. N. Moyls,
Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. G. R. Selman.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor N. T. Nemetz, Dr. A. E. Aho, Dean D. V. Bates, Mr. R. M.
Bibbs, Mr. R. M. Buzza, Mr. C. McK. Campbell, Dean I. McT. Cowan,
Dr. W. C. Gibson, Mrs. J. MacD. Lecky, Dr. J. Levy, Dr. R. E.
McConnell, Dean Helen McCrae, Mr. J. M. Munsie, Mr. P. S. Plant,
Dean B. E. Riedel, Dr. I. S. Ross, Mr. J. M. Schoening, Dr. J. K.
Stager, Mr. D. A. Swain, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Mr. D. R. Williams. 5864.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Hardwick    ) That the Minutes of the Eighth regular
Dr. Gray ) meeting of Senate for the Session 1972-73
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
Candidates for Degrees - Congregation 1973
Mr. Fulton ) That the candidates for degrees as
Dean Gardner   ) approved by the Faculties be granted
the degree 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 Arthur J. Rosenthal was to receive the
Governor-General's Gold Medal.
Dean Scarfe    ) That the medals, prizes, scholarships
Dr. Cavers     ) and fellowships be awarded as
recommended in the list of awards
dated May 23,  1973.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes
Open University - motion by Mr.  S.  J.   Robinson
Discussion of the following motion had been deferred at the
April 25,  1973 meeting of Senate:-
"That Senate establish a committee to examine the costs and
benefits of adopting the Open University concept in British
Columbia with particular reference to The University of
British Columbia's role in such a programme. " 5865.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Business arising from the Minutes
Open University - motion by Mr.  S.  J.   Robinson   (continued)
Mr. Robinson agreed with the opinion expressed by the Agenda
Committee that the motion was not appropriate at the present time in
view of the pending studies to be undertaken by the Commission on
Post-Secondary Education recently established by the Minister of
Education.
Criteria for admission to professional  Faculties - motion by
Mr.   P.  A.   Insley
Discussion of the motion at the April 25, 1973 meeting had been
postponed due to the absence of Mr. Insley.
Mr. Insley   ) That Senate henceforth require that
Dr. Foulks   ) professional Faculties and Schools
involved in post baccalaureate
programmes such as Law, Medicine,
Dentistry and Planning, send their
criteria for admission to the Senate
Admissions Committee before or at
least concurrently when selections
are being made for the next Academic
Year.    The information to be sent to
the Admissions Committee shall include
a breakdown of the number and age of
the male and female applicants accepted
and rejected, and other criteria deemed
necessary by the Admissions Committee.
Mr. Insley spoke briefly to the motion.   It was explained that the
adoption of the motion would not in any way infringe on the autonomy of
each Faculty's admissions committee when dealing with exceptional or
unusual cases.   The intent of the motion was to draw the attention of 5866.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Business arising from the Minutes
Criteria for admission to professional  Faculties - motion by
Mr.   P.  A.   Insley   (continued)
Senate to the possible existence of discriminatory admissions policies.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried.
Request for  information on student aid at U.B.C.   - motion by
Mr.  S.  J.   Robinson
Notice of motion had been given at the previous meeting of Senate.
Mr. Robinson   ) That Senate request the administration
Mr. Fulton        ) to ascertain and report to Senate on the
current status of student aid at U.B.C.
including among other things how
recipients of bursaries, scholarships,
fellowships and loans are chosen, how
the amounts are decided upon, who
makes the decisions in this area and
the average amount of aid granted.
Carried
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Scarfe      ) That the new awards listed in
Mr. Robinson   ) Appendix 'A' be accepted subject
to the approval of the Board of
Governors, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs
An interim report outlining the committee's current activities had
been circulated for information. 5867.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs   (continued)
Dr. Scott drew attention to the existence of an academic space
inventory.   He stated that the role of the committee was to assist the
President and the administration in assigning priorities for new
buildings and to examine the University's total space deficiencies.
The committee reported that it had been requested by the President
to make recommendations on building priorities for the five year period
1975-80 and in this connection Faculties, Departments and other groups
would shortly be receiving a communication from the committee inviting
submissions concerning their space needs.
Dr. Scott    ) That the report be received.
Dr. Clark   )
In reply to a query it was confirmed that the committee would also
review the question of library space needs.
The motion was put and carried.
Admissions Committee
Recommendation 3 of the report of the Senate Committee on
Sociological Background of U.B.C.  Students
At its meeting of December 13,  1972 (P. 5719) Senate referred
to the Senate Admissions Committee the following items from
Recommendation 3 of the report of the Senate Committee on
Sociological Background of U.B.C. Students:- 5868.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Recommendation 3 of the report of the Senate Committee on
Sociological  Background of U.B.C.  Students   (continued)
(iii)    Concern regarding what has been referred to as an "open door"
admissions policy, and its academic implications.
(iv)     Concern regarding admission of students from other provinces,
Yukon and Northwest Territories.
(v)      Concern regarding admission of students from other countries.
The report, which had been circulated, was presented by
Dr. Finnegan.
(iii) The committee felt that the "open-door" policy was in
existence and that students were already able to make their
way through the various levels of post-secondary education
in the Province of British Columbia.
However, the committee felt that a Province-wide
examination of the present system should be undertaken,
possibly by the Academic Board for Higher Education in
B.C., to ensure that accessibility does exist to all levels
of post-secondary education in this Province.
The Committee also recommended that the Chairman of
Senate seek to establish communication between the Admissions
Committees of the three public universities as the first step in
the preparation of a brief which will emphasize a co-ordinated
Province-wide admissions policy to be presented to the
Commission on post-secondary education in British Columbia.
Senate was reminded that at the January 17, 1973
meeting it was reaffirmed that there would be no change in
the present First Year admission requirements of Secondary
School Graduation with a standing of not less than 'C,
(i.e. 60%) .
Attention was also drawn to a statement contained in
the report to the effect that selective educational institutions
considering "open-door" admissions must also establish special 5869.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
 j     ; |
Recommendation 3 of the report of the Senate Committee on
Sociological Background of U.B.C.  Students
(iii)     continued
programmes or be prepared to accept low level performances
and high failure rates.    In several cases it appeared to have
been necessary to change faculty and curricula in order to
deal adequately with low ability students and there was
ample evidence that additional resources would be required
to support such a policy.   A duplication of academic efforts
of this type already being conducted in the Province did not
appear to the committee to be a prudent utilization of the
limited operating funds of U.B.C.
(iv) It was stated that U .B.C. normally acts as the
post-secondary institution for students from the Yukon,
as does the University of Alberta for students from the
Northwest Territories.   Students from both these regions
are admitted to U.B.C. on the same basis as residents from
B.C., i.e. with a 'C average (60%) at the Grade 12 level.
However, on April 2,  1968 the Board of Governors had
cautioned the Registrar that preference should be given to
properly qualified applicants who were residents of British
Columbia and only students of high academic standing should
be admitted from other provinces or countries.   Since that time
the pressure for admission to U.B.C. had been reduced and
students from outside British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest
Territories, to be considered for admission to U.B.C. normally
must have the equivalent of British Columbia Grade 12 and
have exceeded the minimal requirements for entry into the
post-secondary facilities of their own province by five per
cent.   Applicants to programmes not available in their home
province may be given special consideration.
(v) Regarding admission of students from other countries
the committee recognized that their presence on the campus
could add to the quality of the educational experience of all
students.   However, experience had shown that students with
high academic standing in their own countries encounter fewer
difficulties in adjusting here.   Accordingly, present University 5870.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Recommendation 3 of the report of the Senate Committee on
Sociological Background of U.B.C.  Students
(v)      continued
policy is normally to insist on students pursuing their
education to the highest level possible in their own
countries.     It was also noted that any landed immigrant
resident in British Columbia is considered on the same
basis as any other B.C. resident.
Dr. Finnegan    ) That the report be accepted and
Dr. Kraintz       ) that the Chairman of Senate seek
to establish communication between
the Admissions Committees of the
three public universities as the
first step in the preparation of a
brief which will emphasize a
co-ordinated Province-wide
admissions policy to be presented
to the Commission on Post-Secondary
Education in British Columbia.
In amendment:
Dr. Dennison   ) That after the words "three public
Mr. Robinson   ) universities" the words "and public
colleges" be inserted.
Following a brief discussion the amendment was carried .
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
A query was raised concerning the request of the Board of
Governors that only students of high academic standing be admitted
from other provinces.   It was agreed that the Chairman of Senate
should advise the Board of Governors that Senate was of the opinion
that students from other provinces who are equally qualified should
be given equal opportunity for admission to U.B.C. 5871.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee   (continued)
Part-time Degree Studies
At its meeting of March 22, 1972 Senate resolved that the report
of the Senate Committee on Degree Programmes for Part-time Students
be referred to the Faculties with the request that they look into the
academic and financial feasibility of part-time study toward degrees.
Recommendations (ii),  (iii) and (iv) from page 8 of the report outline
some of the problems that were to be considered:
(ii)      That Senate request each Faculty to undertake a careful
examination of the obstacles to part-time study, including
residence and maximum year regulations, restrictive
requirements or unnecessary special procedures for
part-time students, and to prepare a positive but short
statement giving guidance for part-time studies to be
included in its Calendar.   Further, that each Faculty be
requested to report to Senate within one year, explaining
the changes made, justifying any restrictions that remain,
and indicating, generally, how they can fulfil the objective
of further expanding part-time study opportunities.
(iii)    That Senate inform the Faculties and the Office of the
Registrar of its policy toward part-time studies, and
encourage them to assist applicants in taking advantage
of existing opportunities.
(iv) That Senate initiate planning for the institutional,
administrative and curriculum changes needed to
develop opportunities for part-time students.
At the April 25, 1973 meeting of Senate the submissions of the
Faculties concerning part-time degree studies were referred to the
Senate Admissions Committee for correlation and report to Senate. 5872.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Part-time Degree Studies    (continued)
The following comments and recommendations were outlined in
the report: -
General
The Faculties support the principle of expanding opportunities for
students to study on a part-time basis.   Most Faculties already have
part-time students in the regular Winter Session and are willing to
respond positively to any increased demand.
The Faculties consider it desirable to treat all students, whether
full or part-time, on an equitable basis in terms of admission and
promotion.
The Faculties agree on the need to amend the University Calendar to
make clear the opportunities available to part-time students.
Financial  Implications
Certain Faculties are extended to the limit of their facilities in
providing for full-time study and they, as well as the other Faculties,
are concerned about the financial implications of providing opportunities
for part-time studies.   It would appear that the academic and financial
implications of such programs cannot be separated, bearing as they
do on the existing academic and financial structure of the University.
Admission
Applicants for part-time study who have completed college-level
studies are admissible under current regulations on the same
conditions as applicants desiring full-time study.   There is
provision for the acceptance of "mature" students (see 1973-74
Calendar, Page 21 under Classification of Students: para 3,
Occasional) which applies equally to those wishing full or part-time
study.   No changes in admission requirements are needed, therefore,
relative to applications from students planning to study part-time. 5873.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Part-time Degree Studies   (continued)
Promotion and Academic Standing
In the application of present rules governing academic standing some
adjustments will be necessary to accommodate students not taking a
full year's study.   Provision of supplemental examinations poses a
particular problem.   Another difficulty arises in administering
the general regulation that a student may obtain credit only upon
succeeding in at least 60% of work taken.
Course-load on Registration
It is current policy to require students to commit themselves to a
specific study program and to change from it with Faculty approval.
There has been no suggestion that a "laissez-faire" attitude be adopted
for the future that would permit students to opt at will for a part-time
study program.
In the past students unable to study full-time because of other
commitments experienced little difficulty in adjusting their study
programs even late in an academic year, to suit changes in their
circumstances.
A consensus of Faculty opinion favours retention of the policy of
requiring a commitment by a student, following Faculty advice, to
a particular program of studies, with changes in the program subject
to Faculty advice.
Recommendations
1. That the term "residence requirement" which implies "attendance
during full-time study" be expunged from the regulations
except where it applies specifically to full-time study.   This
recommendation is not to be interpreted as restricting a Faculty
from requiring a minimum study program at any particular stage
in a degree course.   But such restrictions would require Senate
approval.
2. That the term "year" be replaced in those situations where it is
being used as a synonym for a set of generally unspecified
courses.   For example, "... the final year" be replaced by
"... the final 15 units"  (where appropriate) . 5874.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Part-time Degree Studies
Recommendations   (continued)
3. That where applicable and at the discretion of the Dean of the
Faculty the regulation governing the granting of supplemental
examinations be extended to all students:
(a) those carrying more than 6 units who obtain passes
in at least 60% of the courses taken;
(b) those taking 6 units or fewer who obtain passes in
at least 50% of the courses taken.
(No change should be made in the currently more generous
policy with respect to Correspondence Courses.)
4. That, where applicable, the regulation granting credit for
courses passed that equal or exceed 60% of the study program
be extended to all students but that those taking 6 or fewer
units receive credit for courses passed that equal or exceed
50% of the study program.    (This recommendation envisages
rescinding of regulations such as:    "A student who takes
fewer than nine units of work must obtain passing marks in
all courses or get credit for none".)
5. That, in general, distinctions between regulations governing
"full-time" students and those governing "part-time" students
be eliminated where practicable.
6. That the Senate approve the proposals of the Faculties that are
consistent with the foregoing general principles concerning
admission and promotion.
Dr. Finnegan   ) That Recommendations 1 to 6 be
Dr. Gray ) approved and implemented by the
various Faculties.
The Agenda Committee had noted that many of the Faculties
had not fully dealt with the matters that were assigned to them.   In
particular the Calendar statements had not all be submitted.   It 5875.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
Part-time Degree Studies   (continued)
was assumed that a general statement would be provided for the
supplement for the 1973/74 Calendar and that in future Calendars
each Faculty would provide a clear statement of the opportunities
available for students not studying on a full-time basis.
Concern was expressed at the length of time it would take
students to earn a degree on a part-time basis in the Faculty of
Applied Science and in the Faculty of Science.   It was felt that the
substance of earlier courses would be of little value if completion
of the degree was deferred for any length of time.
During the following debate it was argued that Recommendation 6
did not make clear exactly which proposals Senate would be adopting.
In amendment:
Dr. Bourne      )
Mr. Trevino    )
That Recommendation 6 be deleted.
Lost
In amendment:
Mr. Fulton )
Dr. Finnegan    )
That Recommendations 1 to 5 be approved
and that Recommendation 6 be referred
to the Senate Admissions Committee to
determine which proposals are consistent
with the general principles outlined
concerning admission and promotion.
Carried
The motion, as amended, was put and carried. 5876.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate   (continued)
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Norris presented the report on items submitted to the committee
since the April 25 meeting of Senate.
Faculty of Applied Science   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris ) That the course and curriculum changes
Mr. Anderson    ) recommended by the Faculty of Applied
Science be approved.
Carried
School of Architecture   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris     ) That the proposal of the School of
Dr. Gray ) Architecture to offer new courses
(with the exception of Arch.  417)
be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Arts - Proposal for Concentrated Courses
The following recommendations were contained in a proposal
for concentrated courses:-
1. that the Faculty of Arts feels that for many students the division
of energy and attention involved in taking five concurrent
courses is undesirable;
2. that the Faculty of Arts approves in principle of 3-unit term
courses in all years of the B.A. programme, where the
material of a course makes this treatment appropriate;
3. that the Faculty of Arts approves in principle of 6-unit year
courses in all years of the B.A. programme, where the
material involved makes this treatment appropriate, subject
to the proviso that the student may not complete more than
9 units in any one term; 5877.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Arts - Proposal for Concentrated Courses   (continued)
4. that Departments be invited to create such courses or to
convert existing courses or certain sections of existing
courses, to this form;
5. that Departments be empowered to convert existing courses,
or certain sections of existing courses, to 3-unit term courses
provided they report their intention and the rationale for so
doing to the Curriculum Committee, and that the Curriculum
Committee be asked to forward such changes to Senate under
Category "B" recommendations, subject to the right of the
Curriculum Committee to require any such change to be
submitted to Faculty in the normal way.   The Curriculum
Committee will report all such changes to the Faculty for
information.
Dr. Norris     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Arts
Dr. Cavers    ) for concentrated courses be approved,
but that:-
(a) in courses which are sectioned
and proposed for concentration
in one term, year-long sections
to be maintained side by side with
concentrated ones, at least initially,
to accommodate students from other
Faculties; and that
(b) in the rationale of proposed course
concentrations submitted to the
Faculty of Arts Curriculum
Committee and thence to the
Senate Curriculum Committee
and the Senate, the proportion
of non-Arts students in these
courses in the preceding two
years be recorded.
It was agreed that the words "where practicable" be inserted
after the word "maintained".
The motion was put and carried . 5878.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee   (continued)
Faculty of Arts   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris      ) That the proposal of the Faculty of Arts
Dean Kenny    ) to offer a new course in Classics and
Philosophy and a new course in Religious
Studies be approved.
Carried
A category B change concerning English 303 is listed in
Appendix 'B' for information.
Faculty of Education   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris    ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Gray      ) Education to offer a new course.
Education 439, be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Graduate Studies    (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Hall ) Graduate Studies to offer new courses
in Architecture and in Commerce be
approved.
Carried
Category B items in Botany and Oceanography are listed in
Appendix 'B' for information.
Faculty of Science   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Finnegan    ) Science to offer new courses in Botany
and in Zoology be approved.
Carried 5879.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Science   (continued)
Category B items in Botany, Mathematics, Zoology and the
Physics/Chemistry Combined Honours Programme are listed in
Appendix 'B' for information.
It was noted that the Curriculum Committee would be reporting on
Architecture 417 and the revised Master's Programme in Nursing at the
June 6, 1973 meeting of Senate.
Committee on  Five-year  Review Procedures of Faculties and Departments
Dr. Hardwick presented the report.   The committee had been established
in September 1970 to recommend regulations and procedures necessary to
implement the principle of five-year reviews of Faculties and of Departments.
An interim report was submitted to Senate in April 1972.
The report contained the following recommendations to review
procedures:-
I.     General Objectives of Reviews
1. To review the structure, staffing, financing, academic and/or
professional programs, leadership, and goals and objectives
of Departments, Schools or Faculties.
2. To advise Senate of the academic activities of the Department,
School or Faculty under review.
3. To advise the President and Administration of the University
on the state of the University's operations in the Department,
School or Faculty under review. 5880.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Five-year Review Procedures of Faculties and Departments
(continued)
II. Initiation of the Review
The President of the University and Administration shall initiate
review procedures so that each Department, School and Faculty
will be appraised as above each 5 years or as otherwise agreed
to by Senate.
III. Senate Committee on Reviews
1. There shall be a Senate Committee on Reviews.
2. This Committee shall consist of 6 members of Senate elected
by Senate to serve during the term of Senate.   Nomination
for membership shall be via the Nominating Committee of
Senate.   One member shall be a student.
3. The Committee shall elect its own Chairman.
4. The functions of this Committee shall be:-
(a) To ensure that a proper schedule of reviews is maintained.
(b) To assess review procedures and make recommendations
to Senate regarding them from time to time.
(c) To ensure that the Report to Senate by each Review
Committee reflects accurately the totality of the Review
Committee reports to the University.
IV. Selection of Each Departmental School or  Faculty Review Committee
1. The President shall appoint the Review Committee and shall
name one member as Chairman of the Review.
2. Each Review Committee shall consist of 3-5 consultants who
are from Universities outside British Columbia except as
otherwise agreed by Senate.   These consultants shall be
individuals who have a recognized reputation for scholarship
in the discipline under review, who have had recent and
extensive experience in teaching and who have an appreciation
of the administrative difficulties in developing a University
Department, School or Faculty. 5881.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Five-year Review Procedures of Faculties and Departments
IV. Selection of Each Departmental  School or Faculty Review Committee
(continued)
3. When a Review is to be held the Department, School or Faculty
concerned shall be advised through its Dean, Head or Director.
4. The Department Head, Director, or Dean shall proffer to the
President the names of three potential candidates for membership
on the Review Committee, one or more of whom will ultimately
be selected by the President.
5. Voting members of the Department, School or Faculty under
review shall proffer to the President the names of three potential
candidates for membership on the Review Committee, one or
more of whom will ultimately be selected by the President.
6. The President of the University will relate the makeup of each
Review Committee to Senate for information.
7. It is recognized that certain Departments, Schools and Faculties
are subject to regular professional or other review.   If such a
review has objectives consonant with those enunciated above,
or with additional consultant reviewers added by the President
the stated objectives can be achieved, then the affected
Department, School or Faculty may request that such review
be considered a regular review.   A request of this sort will be
directed to the Senate Committee on Reviews for consideration
and recommendation to Senate.
V. Procedures of Department,  School or  Faculty Review Committees
1. The Chairman of each Department, School or Faculty Review
Committee shall request of the Department, School or Faculty
under review a report outlining:
(a) Academic objectives of the Department School or Faculty.
(b) Teaching emphasis of Academic and/or Professional
programs offered. 5882.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on  Five-year  Review Procedures of Faculties and  Departments
V.    Procedures of Department,  School or Faculty Review Committees
(continued)
(c) Data regarding the Staff and Staffing as well as fiscal
support of these teaching programs.
(d) Current research interests of the Staff and record of
achievement.
(e) Previous development and proposed schedule of
development of the Department, School or Faculty.
This report shall be transmitted to each Department, School or
Faculty Review Committee before its appraisal visit.
2. The Chairman of each Review Committee shall by notice request
formal submissions from interested student organizations and
individual students and Faculty members for transmittal to the
Review Committee before its appraisal visit.
3. The Chairman of each Review Committee shall convene an
appraisal visit by the Consultant Reviewers during the
Academic Year.   The Consultants will meet with or accept
reports from all interested individuals.
4. The Chairman of each Review Committee shall collate the
findings of the consultants into a report acceptable to his
Review Committee members.
5. The Chairman of each Review Committee shall submit a report
in two parts.   One part shall consist of an appraisal of the
academic activities of the Department, School or Faculty and
shall be submitted to the Senate of the University and to the
Department, School or Faculty.   The other part of the Report
shall deal with administrative aspects of personnel and other
matters requiring a more confidential treatment and less wide
distribution.   This part of the report will be submitted to the
President and Administration of the University.   It will be
available to the Senate Committee on Reviews to confirm that
the above report to Senate reflects accurately and completely,
the state of the Academic activities of the Department, School
or Faculty under review. 5883.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on  Five-year  Review Procedures of Faculties and Departments
(continued)
Dr. Hardwick   ) That the report be received.
Dr. Kraintz       )
Carried
Dr. Hardwick pointed out that the cost of implementing the
recommendations would be substantial.   The committee were of the
opinion that before the report was discussed by Senate it would be
advisable to refer the report to a President's committee in order to
obtain information concerning economic feasibility.
Dr. Hardwick     ) That the report be referred to a
Mr. Mattiussi      )        President's committee to assess
the economic feasibility before
discussion by Senate.
Carried
Native Indians at U.B.C.   - proposed  introductory programme
Dr. A. J. More, Chairman of the committee, presented the report.
The question of assessing the need for introductory programmes had been
discussed informally with Indian students on campus, members of the
B. C. Native Indian Teachers Association, individuals from a number of
Regional Colleges and Indian people throughout British Columbia.
Dr. Ruth McConnell, a member of the committee, had visited Dalhousie
University in order to obtain information concerning their Transitional
Year Programme. 5884.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Native Indians at U.B.C.   - proposed  introductory programme
(continued)
The following recommendations were contained in the report:-
1. A transition year programme of the type offered at Dalhousie
does not appear to be appropriate to the needs of the Indian
students at U .B.C.
2. There appears to be a need for support services to Indian
students which would include:-
a) Tutoring for remedial work on overcoming learning
difficulties.
b) Counselling services particularly for those encountering
serious problems with the social transition.   Such
counselling services might best be provided by an
Indian person.
c) University support for Indian students to meet together,
to support each other and to make a positive contribution
to this University as a group.
Dr. Gray ) That the report be received.
Mr. Robinson   )
Carried
Mr. Fields ) That Senate adopt the recommendations
Dr. Foulks ) of the committee that:
1. A transitional year programme is
unnecessary.
2. There is a need for support services
to Indian students, as outlined in 2(a),
(b) and (c) of the recommendations
above.
In reply to a query concerning how the recommendations would be
implemented the Chairman stated that he would take the matter up with
the appropriate bodies.
The motion was put and carried. 5885.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate   (continued)
Native Indians at U.B.C.
Mr. Fields presented the report.   Discussion of the report had been
deferred and a motion tabled at the May 23, 1973 meeting pending discussion
of the report of the committee on the proposed introductory programme for
native Indians at U.B.C.
An interim report had been submitted to Senate in March 1970 in which
it had been suggested that the following areas be examined:-
1. A counselling programme and information service
2. A transitional year programme
3. Admissions streamlining
4. Longer range considerations
The report outlined the following action by the committee concerning
these areas:-
1.    Counselling programme and  information service
As a result of Senate's approval of the committee's
recommendation to establish a counselling programme and
information service three native Indian students were hired to
inform prospective students and their parents about University
education.   Funds for salaries and travel expenses were raised
through the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation and the President's
Fund.
The counsellors were asked to report periodically and to
submit a full report to the committee on completion of the summer 5886.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Native Indians at U.B.C.
1. Counselling  programme and  information service   (continued)
counselling programme.   Only one counsellor submitted a report.
The committee felt that the counselling programme was only a
qualified success for the following reasons:-
- no adequate assessment could be made of the work done by
the two counsellors who did not submit a report
- the programme was costly and benefits were difficult to measure
- in a few instances there was a lack of co-operation from
educational officials according to one of the counsellors
- the programme could not possibly reach students sufficiently
early in their educational process to be of any material assistance
to them
2. Transitional year programme
The committee in its interim report recommended that a new
committee be set up to look into the feasibility of a special introductory
programme for native Indian students.   The committee was established
and has now reported to Senate that such a programme is unnecessary.
3. Admission streamlining
The interim report had made three recommendations to Senate:
1.        that the general question of admission requirements for native
Indian students be referred to the Senate Admissions Committee
This recommendation was approved by Senate on March 25,  1970,
and the committee's final report indicated that the Senate
Admissions Committee had discussed this matter informally. 5887.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Native Indians at U.B.C.
3. Admission streamlining   (continued)
2. that the Registrar in consultation with the Admissions Committee
be authorized by Senate to have discretion to waive formal
educational requirements for native Indian students under
special circumstances
This recommendation was tabled by Senate at its March 25, 1970
meeting and has not been removed from the table.
3. that efforts be made to have initial applications of Indian
students for University training submitted directly to the
Registrar rather than the Department of Indian Affairs
Senate took no action on this matter.
4. Longer  range considerations
The committee in its interim report had felt that it should
attempt to obtain data concerning the reasons why so few native
Indian students complete secondary school.
On subsequent deliberation, it was felt that this information
would be very difficult to obtain, and equally difficult to assess.   It
was also felt that such work was not primarily a University function.
However, the committee did feel that research in this area was essential
and that although the University was the logical place for such research
it was considered that this could perhaps be jointly sponsored by the
University, the Province of British Columbia and the Department of
Indian Affairs. 5888.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Native  Indians at U.B.C.    (continued)
Mr. Fields       ) That the motion tabled at the previous
Dr. Howard    ) meeting (P. 5848) be removed from the
table.
Carried
Mr. Fields ) That the University urge the Provincial
Mr. Anderson    ) Government in co-operation with the
Union of B. C. Indian Chiefs and the
B. C. Association of Non-Status Indians
to implement and fund a counselling
and information programme concerning
post-secondary educational opportunities
for native Indians in British Columbia.
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried .
Dr. Foulks     ) That research be carried out in the
Mr. Fields     ) university community concerning
the reasons why so few native Indian
students attend university and why so
few complete secondary school.
Carried
Dr. Foulks     ) That efforts be made to have initial
Mr. Fields      ) applications of native Indian students
for University training submitted
directly to the Registrar rather than
the Department of Indian Affairs.
Carried
Nominating Committee
Senate at its meeting of April 25, 1973 passed a resolution transferring
the functions of the New Programmes Committee to the Curriculum Committee.
It was also agreed that the membership of the Curriculum Committee be 5889.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee   (continued)
reconstituted from those at present serving on the Curriculum Committee
and the New Programmes Committee.
The Nominating Committee recommended that the membership of the
Senate Curriculum Committee be as follows: -
12 Faculty Curriculum Chairmen or  representatives
Dr.
A.
J . Renney
Dr.
A.
Meisen
Dr.
R.
Leigh
Mr
R.
H. Hey wood
Dr.
A.
G. Hannam
Dr.
E.
D. MacPherson
Dr.
B.
J . Van der Kamp
Dr.
R.
A. Nodwell
Mr
C.
R. B. Dunlop
Dr.
F.
R. C. Johnstone
Dr.
F.
A. Morrison
Dr.
W.
F. Slawson
13
Senators
Dr. S. D. Cavers
Dr. N. A. Hall
Dr. D. F. Hardwick
Dr. R. E. McConnell
Dr. C. A. McDowell
Dr. J.M. Norris
Mrs. H. W. Sonthoff
- Agricultural Sciences
- Applied Science
- Arts
- Commerce and Business Administration
- Dentistry
- Education
- Forestry
- Graduate Studies
- Law
- Medicine
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Science
Mrs. M. F. Angus (Convocation member)
Mrs. C.A. Soong   (Convocation member)
Mr. D. V. Anderson (Student)
Mr. P. A. Insley (Student)
Mr. J. M. Munsie   (Student)
One student to be added at a later date
It was also noted that the Librarian had been added as an ex-officio
member of the committee.
Dr. Bourne        )
Mr. Robinson    )
That the recommendations of the
Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried 5890.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Proposals of the Faculties
Faculty of Education   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Gray        ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Kraintz   ) Education to offer extension credit
courses for the 1973/74 session be
approved.
Carried
School of Nursing    (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Uprichard   ) That the proposal of the School of
Dean Finn ) Nursing to offer courses at Douglas
College (New Westminster campus)
September 1973/April 1974be approved.
Carried
Election of three members of Senate to serve on the Advisory Committee
for the selection of Presidential  candidates
The Secretary reminded members of Senate that May 23,  1973 was
the final date for nominations and that ballots would be mailed out on
May 24, 1973 in order that the results would be available for the June
meeting of Senate.
Other Business
Faculty of Education   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris    ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Gray       ) Education to offer an extension credit
course at Richmond for the 1973-74
session be approved.
Carried
Membership of Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Mr. Anderson gave notice of the following motion: -
"That student representation be equal to that of Faculty
on the Senate Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing. " 5891
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
Other Business   (continued)
The meeting adjourned at 10.30 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday,
June 6, 1973.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 5892.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
APPENDIX  'A'
New Awards recommended to Senate
Mitsubishi Canada Limited Scholarship in Japanese Studies   -
This scholarship of $500 is the gift of Mitsubishi Canada Limited.
It is offered to an undergraduate entering Fourth Year who is a
major or honours student in Japanese or who is a major in East
Asian Area Studies with emphasis on Japan.   In awarding this
scholarship special consideration will be given to the student's
interest in promoting goodwill and understanding between Canada
and Japan.
The Fraser G.  Wallace Memorial Scholarship in Commerce and
Business Administration -  In memory of Fraser G. Wallace, B.Comm.
(U.B.C.  '58), M.B.A.   (U.C.L.A.  '59), Ph.D.   (U.C.L.A.  '62) this
scholarship of $500 annually has been established by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fraser Melvin Wallace.   The award will be made at
the discretion of the Dean of Commerce and Business Administration
to a full-time graduate student whose academic record, ability, and
other qualifications indicate a capacity for distinguished work at
the graduate level.   This award may be renewed once, but not in
conjunction with other awards. 5893.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
A   =  new courses or substantial changes
B   =  minor changes (approved unless otherwise indicated)
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Geological Engineering Programme
A     Remove from core course  in Second Year Programme: -
Applied Science 251  (1i)   Electrical Circuit Analysis
A     Add to Second Year Programme: -
Applied Science 260
A     Change  in Option  II  -  Fourth Year: -
Remove E.E. 366   (3)   Electronics Theory and Applications
Add E.E. 364 (1i)   Electronic Instruments
B     Second Year Programme:-
Change in hours for Computer Science 251
Metallurgy -  Fourth Year
B     Change in description Metallurgy 460
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
A      New courses Architecture 403 (li) Elements of Architectural
* 417
(1i)
di)
di)
(1i)
Planning
Computer Applications in
432
Architecture
Introduction to Lighting
447
Design
Urban Design:   Physical
450
Design Strategies
Design Management
(*417 - approval withheld - see P. 5876.) 5894.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals   (continued)
FACULTY OF ARTS
Classics and Philosophy
A     New course Classical Studies 210/ Philosophy 210 (3) Greek Thought
English
B      English 303 (3)   English Composition: -
Remove the restrictive phrase: "for students in the Faculty of
Education", and add the phrase:  "not to be counted toward a
Major in English"
Religious Studies
A     New course 425 (3-6)   Topics in Christian Mysticism
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
A      New course 439 (li)      Instructional Television:   Principles and
application of non-studio techniques
This course will be presented for Intersession, Summer Session and
Continuing Education teachers in the field.
Extra-sessional credit courses -  1973/74
Off-campus
Ed. 310/311 Growth and Development/The Nature and Measurement
of Learning
Ed. 404 Curriculum and Instruction in Specific Secondary
School Art (to be offered in Richmond in conjunction
with Ed. 425)
Ed . 470 Educational Sociology
General
Science 309        General Science for Elementary School Teachers
Correspondence course:
Ed. 460 An Introduction to Educational Administration 5895.
Wednesday, May 23, 1973.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals   (continued)
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Architecture
A     New courses 508 (3)       Programming for Building  Users
532 (3)       Advanced  Building Science
Botany
B      Change in title and prerequisite Botany 510 and 511
Commerce
A     New courses 527 (1i)      International Comparative Labour Relations
587 (1i)     Seminar on Stochastic Models
594 (1i)     Seminar in Research Methodology II
(of Business Administration)
598 (li)     Analysis of the International Business
Environment
Oceanography
B      Change in description Oceanography 404
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Courses to be offered at Douglas College   (New Westminster campus)
September  1973 - April  1974
N.253 (3) Behavioural Patterns in Illness and Health
N.281   (1) Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
N.357 (3) Perspectives in Nursing
N.366 (3) Clinical Nursing
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Botany
A     New courses 301  (1i)     Survey of Algae
410 (1i)     Biology of Marine Algae
411 (1i)     Biology of Freshwater Algae
B      Deletion 305 5896.
Wednesday, May 23,  1973.
APPENDIX  'B'
Course and Curriculum Proposals
FACULTY OF SCIENCE    (continued)
Mathematics
B      Change in description Mathematics 425
Physics/Chemistry Combined Honours Programme
B     Changes in Third Year requirements:-
Remove Mathematics 301    (3)
Add Mathematics 315 (1i) and Physics 312 (1i)
B      Changes in Fourth Year unit distribution: -
Remove   -   Physics  (by consultation) (5)
Non-Science electives (4)
Add   -   Physics (by consultation) (3)
Science Electives (3)
Non-Science Elective (3)
Zool
pgy
A     New courses 403   (3) Terrestrial Animal  Ecology
404   (1i) Aquatic Ecology I
406   (li) Aquatic Ecology II
409   (1i) Functional and Comparative Histology
of the Vertebrates
B     Change in units and hours Zoology 410 (3)
B      Deletion Zoology 401

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