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Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
The Seventh regular meeting of the Senate of The University of
British Columbia for the Session 1972-73 was held on Wednesday,
March 21, 1973, at 8.00 p.m. in the Board and Senate Room,
Administration Building.
Present:    President W. H. Gage (Chairman), Mr. D. V. Anderson,
Mr. G. E. Andreone, Mrs. M. F. Angus, Miss A. J. Baumgart, Dr.  L. L.
Bongie, Dr. C. B. Bourne, Dr. D. G. Brown, Dr. T. H. Brown, Mr. R. M.
Buzza, Mr. C. McK. Campbell, Dr. S. D. Cavers, Dr. R. M. Clark,
Mr. C. J. Connaghan, Dean I. McT. Cowan, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Miss V. C.
Embree, Dr. N. Epstein, Mrs. F. Field, Mr. D. B. Fields, Dr. C. V.
Finnegan, Dr. J. G. Foulks, Dr. N. C. Franz, The Hon. E. D. Fulton,
Dean J . A. F. Gardner, Dr. W. C. Gibson, Dr. R. F. Gray, Mr. J. Guthrie,
Dr. N. A. Hall, Dr. D. F. Hardwick, Mr. G. H. D. Hobbs, 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,
DeanS. W.  Leung, Mr. T.  B.  Lindsay, Mr. A. J.  Longmore,  Dean A. J.
McClean, Dr. R. E. McConnell, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. J. A. McEwen,
Dr. M. F. McGregor, Mr. J. G. Matkin, Mr. R. J. Mattiussi, Dr. P.
Merivale, Mr. J. M. Munsie, Dr. J. M. Norris, Mr. R. F. Osborne,
Dr. G. V. Parkinson, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Dr. R. A. Restrepo, Dean B. E.
Riedel, Mr. S. J. Robinson, Dr. I. S. Ross, Dean N. V. Scarfe, Mr. J. M.
Schoening, Dr. R. F. Sharp, Dean M. Shaw, Mrs. H. W. Sonthoff,
Mrs. C. A. Soong, Dr. J. K. Stager, Dr. K. S. Stockholder, Mr. B.
Stuart-Stubbs, Mr. D. A. Swain, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Mr. B. B. Trevino,
Dr. M. Uprichard, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Mr. F. C. Walden, Dr. W. A.
Webber, Dean P. H. White, Mr. A. P. York, Dr. W. D. Young.
Observers:    Mr. T. A. Myers, Mr. G. R. Selman.
Messages of regret for their inability   to attend were received from
Chancellor N. T. Nemetz, Deputy President W. M. Armstrong, Dr. R.
Daniells, DeanW. D. Finn, Mr. I. F. Greenwood, Dr. B. Howard, Dr. J.
Levy, Dean Helen McCrae, Rev. J. P. Martin, Mr. P. S. Plant, Dr. G.
Rosenbluth, Dr. R. F. Scagel, Dr. A. D. Scott, Mr. J. T. Sydor,
Mr. D. R. Williams. 5820.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Dr. Hardwick     ) That the Minutes of the Sixth regular meeting
Dean Scarfe        ) of Senate for the Session 1972-73 having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Senate Membership
Results of the election of student representatives
The Chairman welcomed new student members:    Miss V. C. Embree,
Mr. R. J. Mattiussi and Mr. J. M. Schoening  (members-at-large replacing
Mr. C. D. L. MacKenzie, Mr. S. J . Persky and Mr. A. R. Robbins) .
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Committee on Appeals on Academic Standing
Senate agreed that the report be dealt with in camera at the end of
the meeting.
Report of the Nominating Committee
(i)   The Role and Organization of Senate
Dr. Bourne presented the report.   At its meeting of
February 21, 1973 Senate passed a resolution that a committee
be struck to revise and bring up-to-date the document entitled
"The Role and Organization of Senate".   The Nominating Committee
recommended the following membership:-
Dr. C. B. Bourne Mrs. W. T. Lane
Dr. S. D. Cavers Dr. C. A. McDowell
Mr. P. A. Insley 5821.
Wednesday, March 21, 1973.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Nominating Committee
(i)   The Role and Organization of Senate   (continued)
Dr. Norris      ) That Senate approve the recommendations
Dean Volkoff  ) of the Nominating Committee.
(ii) Student membership on Senate Committees
The committee recommended the addition of student senators
to serve on the following committees:-
University  Library
Five Year  Review
Student Membership  in
Teaching  Evaluation
Mr. J.M. Schoening
(replacing Mr. A. R. Robbins)
Miss V. C. Embree
(replacing Mr. C. D. L. MacKenzie)
Mr. J.M. Schoening
Mr. R.J. Mattiussi
(replacing Mr. S. J. Persky)
Miss V. C. Embree
(replacing Mr. A. R. Robbins)
Mr. C. D. L. MacKenzie
(the committee recommended that
Mr. MacKenzie remain on this
Mr. R.J. Mattiussi
(replacing Mr. C. D. L. MacKenzie)
Dr. Bourne   )
Dr. Norris    )
That the recommendations of the
Nominating Committee be approved.
Carried 5822
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Business arising from the Minutes   (continued)
Report of the Librarian  1971-72
Dr. McGregor, Chairman of the University Library Committee,
presented the report which had been received by Senate at its meeting
of February 21, 1973.   He stated that certain critical issues facing the
Library had become even more critical since the previous meeting and
asked Mr. Stuart-Stubbs, the Librarian, to comment.
The Librarian stated that the budget of the library collections was
affected by inflation, prices of books and periodicals whether new or
out of print, and the revaluation of currencies.   The revaluation of
currencies which occurred in the Fall of 1971 resulted in the loss of
$27,000 in purchasing power and the current changes would probably
result in a further reduction of about $50,000.   Inflation was also taking
its toll.   It would take approximately an additional $350,000 to restore
the Library to its purchasing position of 1968/69 when it was spending
just under one million dollars a year on collections.   The administration
was only able to provide an operating increase of approximately a half
of one percent to the Library this year.   Virtually all of the additional
money received would be allocated to the collections budget.   There
would be reallocations within the existing budget but even this would
not meet the additional costs.
Other points referred to by the Librarian were the difficulties in
shelving the growing collections, increasing requests for reference 5823.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Librarian  1971-72    (continued)
service and the investigation by the Industrial Relations Board of working
conditions of the processing staff on the 7th floor of the Main Library.
Following further discussion of the report the opinion was expressed
that the administration should make a special effort to meet the needs of
the Library which were essential to the future growth of the University.
The Chairman paid tribute to the excellent work of the Librarian and
his staff.
Motion by Mr.   P.  A.  Swain
Notice of motion was given at the previous meeting by Mr. Swain.
Mr. Swain ) That a committee be established to
Dr. Dennison   ) examine Senate's philosophies and
objectives vis-a-vis extracurricular
activities and to make recommendations
regarding the implementation of same.
Mr. Swain explained that the purpose of the motion was to involve
Senate in the non-academic aspects of University activity.   He felt that
Senate should consider improvements to the quality of University life
for students, faculty and staff.   There were no criteria to measure the
recreational needs for such things as gym space, squash courts and
swimming pools.   He stated that in athletics alone over 8,000 students
were involved in extracurricular activities and that Senate should 5824.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Business arising from the Minutes
Motion by Mr.   P.  A.   Swain   (continued)
recognize its responsibility to examine and assess its contribution to
the programme.
Following a brief debate the motion was put and carried.
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval  in principle of Senate recommendations -
subject, where applicable, to the proviso that none of the programmes
be implemented without formal reference to the President and the formal
agreement of the President; and that Deans and Heads concerned with
new programmes be asked to indicate the space requirements, if any,
of such new programmes.
(i)       New courses, course and curriculum changes recommended by the
Faculty of Applied Science (with the exception of those items not
approved by Senate indicated in the Appendix of the Minutes of the
Senate meeting of January 24,  1973) in Agricultural Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering,
Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy,
Mineral Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering Physics.
(P. 5766-7 & 5773-6)
(ii)      New courses, course and curriculum changes, recommended by the
Faculty of Arts, in Anthropology and Sociology, Asian Studies,
Classics, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Fine Arts, French,
Geography, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies, History, Linguistics,
Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies,
Slavonic Studies and Women's Studies.    (P. 5759-61 & 5776-83)
(iii)     New courses and revisions in the Librarianship Major (Elementary
Division) and in the Librarianship Concentration (Secondary Division)
recommended by the Faculty of Education.    (P. 5764, 5784 & 5785-6)
(iv)     Concentration in Earth and Space Science in the Secondary Division
of the Faculty of Education.    (P. 5768)
(v)       Concentration in Canadian Studies in the Secondary Division of the
FacuIty of Education.   (P. 5769) 5825.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
From the Board of Governors   (continued)
(vi)     New major in Canadian Studies in the Elementary Division of the
Faculty of Education.    (P. 5769)
(vii)    Health Care and Epidemiology 504, recommended by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.    (P. 5639, 5643-4 & 5762)
(viii)  New courses and course changes, and changes concerning
Examinations and Advancement, as recommended by the Faculty
of Forestry.    (P. 5761-2 & 5786-7)
(ix)     New courses and course changes recommended by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies in Animal Science, Architecture, Asian Studies,
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Community
and Regional Planning, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Food
Science, Forestry, Geology, Health Care and Epidemiology,
Linguistics, Microbiology, Mineral Engineering, Music (with
the exception of Music 508,  544,  545, 546,  547,  548 and 562),
Pathology, Pharmacology,  Pharmaceutical Sciences,  Physics,
Plant Science, Poultry Science, Religious Studies and Soil
Science.    (P.5762-3 & 5787-91)
(x)      Course changes recommended by the Faculty of Law.   (P. 5761 & 5791)
(xi)     Departmental status for Medical Genetics recommended by the Faculty
of Medicine.    (P. 5767-8)
(xii)    Change in scheduling of Clinical Clerkship recommended by the
Faculty of Medicine.    (P. 5770)
(xiii)  New courses, course and curriculum changes, recommended by the
Faculty of Science, in Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Geography, Geological Sciences, Geophysics and Astronomy,
Mathematics, Physics and Zoology.    (P. 5764-5 & 5791-4)
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and  Bursaries
Dean Scarfe       ) That the new awards listed in Appendix 'A'
Mr. Andreone   ) be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors, and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Carried 5826.
Wednesday, March 21, 1973.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee
Dr. Norris presented the report on items referred to the committee
since the last meeting.
Faculty of Commerce and  Business Administration
Category B items are listed in Appendix 'B' for information.
Faculty of Graduate Studies   (See Appendix 'B')
Dr. Norris     ) That the proposal of the Faculty of
Dr. Webber   ) Graduate Studies to offer two new
courses. Civil Engineering 527 and
Physiology 548, be approved.
At the January 24,  1973 meeting of Senate Economics 422 Mathematics
for Economists was approved but a query was raised concerning the
numbering of this course.   The Chairman reported that although this
was not really an appropriate course for graduate students it had been
agreed to offer a course at the 400 level in order to provide necessary
preparation for graduate students who might be deficient in this essential
grounding for study at a more advanced level.
Interdisciplinary courses and  programmes
Notice of motion had been received by the Agenda Committee. 5827.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Interdisciplinary courses and programmes   (continued)
Dr. Stockholder   ) That Senate appoint a committee to
Dr. Ross ) prepare the ground for establishing
a single organization designed to
co-ordinate existing interdisciplinary
courses and programmes, to facilitate
further development of interdisciplinary
studies, and to formulate the intellectual
principles and goals that may arise from
such studies.
It was explained that the intent of the motion was to look into the
provision of a place on campus where people interested in interdisciplinary
studies could share ideas and help facilitate new undergraduate programmes.
It was envisaged that the proposed committee would look into arrangements
at other universities and explore the aspects of an appropriate framework
whereby these programmes could flourish at this University.
It was felt that the term used in the motion "establishing a single
organization" implied an answer before the committee had examined the
proposal.   Senate agreed to accept the following alternative wording:-
"That Senate appoint a committee to consider:-
1. The co-ordination of existing interdisciplinary undergraduate
courses and programmes;
2. the means of facilitating further development of interdisciplinary
studies;  and
3. the formulation of intellectual principles and goals that may
arise from such studies.
In the following discussion it was pointed out that interdisciplinary
studies already existed in many areas of the University.   In reply to a 5828.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Interdisciplinary courses and programmes   (continued)
query it was confirmed that it was not the intent of the motion to change
any existing arrangements. It was further confirmed that the proposed
committee was being instructed to study the desirability of establishing
an organization.
Following further discussion the revised motion was put and carried.
Student Membership in Faculties
A letter from the Head of the Department of Philosophy concerning
the interim report of the Senate Committee on Student Membership in
Faculties had been circulated for information.
Dr. D. G. Brown gave notice of the following motion:-
"That the Senate ad hoc Committee on Student Membership in
Faculties be asked, when it brings its detailed recommendations
forward to Senate, to support those recommendations with a
reasoned defence which addresses itself to principles of
university government; that Senate refer those recommendations
to each of the bodies affected by them; and that notwithstanding
the wording of the recent Senate resolution, it be made clear
to those bodies that they will be free at that time to return to
Senate any recommendation they see fit on matters of principle
as well as detail. "
The Chairman of the Committee on Student Membership in Faculties
stated that the committee would be submitting a report at the April meeting.
Degree programmes for part-time students
As a result of the discussion of the report of the Senate Committee on
Degree Programmes for part-time students at the March 22, 1972 Senate
meeting, Deans and Directors of Schools were requested to report to Senate 5829.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Degree programmes for part-time students   (continued)
not later than March 1,  1973 on the academic and financial feasibility of
part-time study toward degrees.
Since all Faculties had not yet responded to this request the Agenda
Committee recommended that discussion be postponed until the May 23, 1973
meeting of Senate.
Concern was expressed at the delay in the responses of the Faculties
and it was agreed that each Faculty should submit its comments to Senate
not later than the May meeting.
Other Business
Courses by newspaper
Dr. Clark referred to a letter received from the editor of "The
Province" outlining a project to offer courses by newspaper.   Copies
of the proposal had been forwarded to the Senate Curriculum Committee
and it was hoped that this could be discussed at the April meeting of
Notice of motion by Mr.   P.  A.   Insley
Mr. Insley gave notice of the following motion: -
"That Senate henceforth require that professional Faculties
and Schools involving post baccalaureate programmes such
as Law, Medicine, Architecture and Dentistry, send their
criteria for admissions to the Senate Admissions Committee
before or at least concurrently when selections are being
made for the next Academic Year.    The documents to be
sent to the Admissions Committee shall include at least
the average age of the applicant, the total number of
applicants, the sex of the applicant, and the average
age, number and sex of the applicants accepted. " Pages 5830 - 5833
Restricted access - not scanned 5834.
Wednesday, March 21, 1973.
New awards recommended  to Senate
The Himmy Jang Scholarship in Electrical  Engineering   -   This
scholarship of $250, the gift of Himmy Jang, President of Bowtek
Electric Company Limited, Vancouver, will be given annually
to a student proceeding to the Fourth Year of Electrical Engineering
with an outstanding record in solid state electronics.   The award
will be made on the recommendation of the Department.
The Ukrainian National  Federation  in B.C.  and  the Ukrainian
Women Organization Scholarship   -   This scholarship of $100 will
be awarded for study in the session 1973-74 to a student who, in
the opinion of the Department of Slavonic Studies, has shown
excellent progress in the study of the Ukrainian language. 5835.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973.
Course and  Curriculum Proposals
A  =   new courses or substantial changes
B   =  minor changes (approved unless otherwise indicated)
B     Changes Change in name of Option 8 of the B.Com. degree
programme from Organizational  Behaviour and
Industrial  Relations Option to Industrial  Relations
Management Option.
B      Change Commerce 425 (3)   Management of Human Resources
Split into two lj unit courses,   now: -
Commerce 425 (li)   Organizational Training and
Career Development
Commerce 426 (li)   Organizational  Development
B      Change Commerce 354 (1i)   Cost Accounting Systems, and
Commerce 454 (3)      Planning and Control Systems
Replaced  by the following three lj unit courses: -
Commerce 357 (li) Cost Accounting Systems Part A
Commerce 358 (li) Cost Accounting Systems Part B
Commerce 454 (li)   Planning and  Control  systems
Civil  Engineering
A      New course Civil Engineering 527 (li)   Experimental Analysis
of Structures
B     Change Education 502 - change in description
A      New course Physiology 548 (I-3)   Advanced Topics  in Human
Physiology 5836.
Wednesday, March 21,  1973,
Course and Curriculum Proposals
Slavonic Studies
B     Changes in number
B     Changes in number
and unit value
B     Change in unit value
B     Deletions
Russian 520 now Russian 509
Russian 501 now Russian 510
Russian 510 now Russian 546
Russian 533 now Russian 530
Russian 532 now Russian 531
Russian 530 now Russian 532
Russian 534 now Russian 533
Russian 540/544 now Russian 535/539
Russian 503,  504, 505, 506 (li), now:
Russian 515-518 (li-3)
Polish 545 (3), now (1i-3)
Slavonic Studies 504, 505, 549


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