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Array 9258.
April 20, 1988
The Eighth Regular Meeting of the Senate of The University of British
Columbia for the Session 1987-88 was held on Wednesday, April 20, 1988 at
8.00 p.m. in Room 102, George F. Curtis Building.
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chairman), Chancellor L. R.
Peterson, Vice-President D. R. Birch, Dr. J. M. Anderson, Mr. J. P. Andrews,
Dr. E. G. Auld, Dr. B. Bressler, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr. R. G. Bush, Dr. D.G.A.
Carter, Mr. A. K. Colbeck, Dr. T. S. Cook, Ms. L. M. Copeland, Ms. H. E.
Cowan, Miss K. P. Curtis, Dr. A. J. Elder, Dr. J. A. S. Evans, Mr. J. A. S.
Fogarassy, Dr. S. E. Grace, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Mr. s. F. Haffey, Mr. A. K.
Haji, Dr. M. A. Hickling, Dr. S. Katz, Dean R. W. Kennedy, Mr. J. Kulich,
Mr. E. W. N. Lam, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Mrs. B. M. Loeb, Dr. B. C. McBride,
Mr. D. Mclnnes, Dr. J. A. McLean, Mr. M. G. McMillan, Dean J. H. McNeill,
Dr. A. G. Mitchell, Professor D. Pavlich, Mr. b. M. Pettingale, Dr. J. E.
Phillips, Mrs. G. E. Plant, Mr. E. S. Reid, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. D. F.
Robitaille, Dr. M. Shaw, Dean N. Sheehan, Miss H. Shou, Dr. L. de Sobrino,
Mr. R. A. Speers, Dr. R. A. Spencer, Dr. L. J. Stan, Dean P. Suedfeld, Mr.
G. Taylor, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dr. R. C Thompson, Dr. A. Van
Seters, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Mr. S. Vukusic, Dean w. A. Webber, Dr. L. S.
Weiler, Dean R. M. Will, Mr. J. A. Williamson, Mr. S. M. Wilson, Dr. J. L.
Wisenthal, Ms. N. E. Woo, Dr. W. W. Wood.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Mr.
D. A. Anderson, Mr. D. W. Barron, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Dean P. T. Burns, Dr.
J. D. Dennison, Dr. G. W. Eaton, Dr. M. A. Goldberg, Dr. s. W. Hamilton, Dr.
A. Kozak, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean A. Meisen, Dean R. C Miller, Jr., Dr.
B. M. Morrison, Mr. s. R. Pearce, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. J. K. Stager.
Senate membership
(i)  Student representatives
The Chairman introduced and welcomed to Senate the following student
senators, elected to serve on senate for one year from April 1, 1988 to
March 31, 1989 (1 representative elected by each Faculty + 5 members
at-large):
Agricultural Sciences
Ms. H. E. Cowan        Third Year Agricultural Sciences
Applied Science
Miss H. Shou Third Year Nursing 9259.
April 20, 1988
Senate membership
(i)  Student representatives  (continued)
Arts
Mr. s. Vukusic Fourth Year Arts
Commerce and Business Administration
Second   Year   Commerce   and   Business
Administration
Third Year Dentistry
Mr. A. K. Haji
Dentistry
Mr. E. W. N. Lam
Education
Mr. R. G. Bush
Forestry
Mrs. B. M. Loeb
Graduate Studies
Mr. J. A. Williamson    Doctoral Candidate in Civil Engineering
Law
Fourth Year Education
Third Year Forestry
Mr. J. P. Andrews
Medicine
Mr. G. Taylor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Miss K. P. Curtis
Science
Mr. A. K. Colbeck
Second Year Law
Second Year Medicine
Third Year Pharmaceutical Sciences
Second Year Science
Members-at-large:
Mr. J. A. S. Fogarassy
Mr. s. F. Haffey
Mr. D. M. Pettingale
Mr. R. A. Speers
Mr. S. M. Wilson
Masters Candidate in Geological Sciences
Second Year Arts
Second   Year   Commerce   and   Business
Administration
Doctoral Candidate in Food Science
Second   Year   Commerce   and   Business
Administration
(ii) Declaration of vacancy  (University Act, section 35 (6))
Professor Dennis Pavlich, Faculty of Law representative (as of July
1, 1988) 9260.
April 20, 1988
Minutes of previous meeting
Dean Kennedy  )  That the minutes of the Seventh regular
Dr. Weiler    ) meeting of Senate for the Session 1987-88,
having been circulated, be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried
Business arising from the Minutes
Senate Nominating Committee Membership (p.9245)
Election  of  two  student  representatives  to  serve  on the Senate
Nominating Committee
Two student vacancies on the Nominating Committee had been declared
at the previous meeting.  Miss H. Shou and Mr. R. A. Speers were
nominated to serve on the committee.
Dr. Elder     )  That nominations close.
Mr. Taylor    )
Carried
There being no further nominations Miss Shou and Mr. Speers were
declared elected.
Chairman's remarks and related questions
President Strangway stated that since his remarks concerned the "Mission
Statement" which was to be discussed in camera at the end of the meeting, he
would defer his remarks until then.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
1988/89 Enrolment Quotas and Controls
Dr. Elder, Chairman of the Committee, presented the following report
which had been circulated for information:
The Senate Admissions Committee at its meeting on March 16, 1988
reviewed and confirmed the continuation of existing enrolment controls
and quotas for students entering the initial year of the program in the
1988-89 Winter Session. 9261.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
1988/89 Enrolment Quotas and Controls (continued)
NEW STUDENT INITIAL YEAR ENROLMENT QUOTAS AND CONTROLS
1986-87   1987-88   1988-89
* Arts I
* Arts II
* Arts III
Agricultural Sciences
Applied Science
Architecture
* Audiology & Speech Science
Commerce & Business Administration
Dentistry
* Education- Elementary
- Secondary
- NITEP
Family &  Nutritional Sciences
Fine Arts
Forestry
Landscape Architecture
Law
* Library Archival & Info. Studies
Medicine
* Music I
* Music II & III
Nursing
Pharmacy
Physical Education
* Rehabilitation Medicine- O.T.
- P.T.
Science
* Social Work - Post B.A. 1 Yr.
- Post B.A. 2 Yr.
- B.S.W.
* Revisions:
Arts II & III    in recommending that the limit of 750 for transfer
students be maintained, the Faculty of Arts proposed
that for the 1988/89 winter Session and subsequently,
students wishing to transfer into the Second or Third
Years of the Faculty of Arts from other Faculties at
UBC be included in the 750.
Audiology and    Enrolment quota increased from 20 to 25 because of
Speech Science   funding received from the Fund for Excellence  in
Education.
1,500
1,500
1,500
450
450
450
300
300
300
N/A
N/A
N/A
450
450
450
46
45
45
20
20
25
390
390
390
40
40
40
-
125
225
-
120
165
-
30
30
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
20
20
20
240
240
240
45
45
60
120
120
120
N/A
56
67
N/A
N/A
33
80
80
80
140
140
140
N/A
N/A
N/A
24
24
30
26
26
30
1,400
1,400
1,400
35
35
35
35
35
50
30
30
30 9262.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
1988/89 Enrolment Quotas and Controls
♦Revisions:  (continued)
Education       Enrolment quotas differ from the previous year because
of the phasing in of the new program.
Library and      This figure has been changed from 45 to 60 to include
Archival Studies an upper limit of 15 for the Master of Archival
Studies Program.
Music I, II, III Enrolment quota changed from 56 to 67, with a limit of
33 for transfer students. Will accept more transfer
students if quota for first year students is not
filled.
Rehabilitation   O.T. and P.T. enrolment quotas increased from 24 to 30
Medicine        and 26 to 30 respectively, because of funding received
from the Fund for Excellence in Education.
Social Work      Post B.A. Second Year increased from 35 to 50 during
the summer months as part of a conjoint project with
the Ministry of Social Services and Housing.
NITEP admissions policy
The following proposal had been circulated:
"That the Native Indian Teacher Education Program manage its
admissions subject to the rules of the Faculty of Education; that the
Faculty of Education Committee on Admissions, Standing and Courses
act to the NITEP as to all its other programs; and that applicants to
NITEP not recommended for admission retain the right to appeal that
refusal to the Senate Admissions Committee (Calendar p.16). Further
that the Faculty of Education report annually on NITEP admissions to
the Senate Admissions Committee."
It was stated in the material circulated that in May 1974 the Faculty of
Education's proposal to offer a Native Indian Teacher Training to
"increase the number of native Indian teachers certified to teach in
B.C.  schools  by  developing an alternative program which  is more
appropriate to the educational background, heritage, needs and desires
of people of Indian ancestry in this province," was accepted by Senate. 9263.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
NITEP admissions policy (continued)
The report specifically stated that the students admitted would meet, in
addition to the special characteristics required for the program, either
the normal university entrance requirements or they would be admissible
as mature students. In neither case is there any notice that the
applications would be reviewed by the Senate Admissions Committee.
Presumably, therefore, the Senate Admissions Committee has been acting
under another and earlier motion which had been tabled in March 1970
assigning to the Registrar the power to waive formal educational
requirements for native Indian students "who otherwise can establish
their (intellectual) capacity to undertake university work, such
discretion to be exercised by the Registrar in consultation with the
Senate Admissions Committee."
Currently, applications for admission to NITEP have been first
screened and ranked by NITEP officers, and the names of those
recommended for admission and their records submitted to the Senate
Admissions Committee for approval. Over the last few years, increasing
numbers of applicants have qualified for admission on the General
Education Development or have had Senior Secondary School Graduation
with at least C+ averages. The remainder have fitted the definition of
"mature student" (one whose formal education has been interrupted and
who lacks formal university matriculation but whose interests and
activities have led to continued intellectual development ..." (Calendar
p.18). 9264.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Admissions Committee
NITEP admissions policy (continued)
No other program is required to submit its recommendations for
admission to its program to the Senate Admissions Committee. The
applications of Native Indian students for any other program are not
reviewed by the Senate Admissions Committee.
Dr. Elder     )  That the Native Indian Teacher Education
Dr. Cook      ) Program manage its admissions subject to
the rules of the Faculty of Education;
that the Faculty of Education Committee on
Admissions, standing and Courses act to the
NITEP as to all its other programs; and that
applicants to NITEP not recommended for admission
retain the right to appeal that refusal to the
Senate Admissions Committee (Calendar p.16).
Further that the Faculty of Education report
annually on NITEP admissions to the Senate
Admissions Committee.
Carried
Nominating Committee
Dr. Tennant, Chairman of the Committee, presented the following report:
"At its March meeting, Senate approved a motion to establish a standing
Committee on Academic Policy. The motion, however, made no reference to
size or composition of the new committee. Having reviewed the make-up
of similar committees at seven other Canadian universities, the
Nominating Committee recommends that the Academic Policy Committee
consist of:
a) Chancellor, President, Academic Vice-President, and Registrar, all ex
officio.
b) Thirteen additional members  of  Senate,  including  at  least  two
students and at least three other non-faculty members.
The proposed make-up is similar to that of the Tributes Committee, whose
size and composition were considered by Senate last year.
In the seven other universities, the Academic Vice-President is, without
exception, an ex-officio member of the committee; in four cases the
Vice-President is automatically chairman of the committee. In two cases
all of the Deans are ex-officio members; in one case Deans are excluded
from membership. in accordance with established UBC Senate policy,
Deans will be eligible for membership on the new committee. 9265.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee  (continued)
The Nominating Committee proposes that the Academic Policy Committee
have as its first responsibility the preparation of proposed terms of
reference for approval by Senate."
Dr. Tennant       )  That the report be adopted.
Chancellor Peterson)
It was agreed that the last paragraph of the report be amended to
read:   "The Nominating Committee proposes that the Academic Policy
Committee have as its first responsibility the election of its Chairman
and the preparation of proposed terms of reference for approval by
Senate."
In response to a query as to whether it is customary for ex-officio
members of committees not to act as Chairmen, it was stated that it was
customary but there was no rule against it.
The motion was put and carried.
Committee on Student Awards
Dr. Cook      )  That the new awards (listed in the Appendix)
Mr. McMillan  )  be accepted subject to the approval of the
Board of Governors and that letters of
thanks be sent to the donors.
Dr. Cook, Chairman of the Committee, drew Senate's attention to the
David and Dorothy Lam Orthopaedic Residency Fellowship. Dr. Cook noted
that the $15,000 fellowship is available for two years, and that it is the
first time that a fellowship of this size has been available for a
candidate to be chosen from West China University.
In drawing attention to the Richard Malloway Memorial NITEP Award, Dr.
Cook noted that this is the first time a special award has been
established in the memory of a Chief from the Province of British Columbia. 9266.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on student Awards (continued)
In conclusion, Dr. Cook informed Senate that the Ferguson Scholarship
had been withdrawn as the donor intends to change the name of the
scholarship. It was expected that this would be brought back to the May
meeting.
Attention was drawn to the Jane Austen Society Prize and to the
statement that the prize is available to an upper level undergraduate. It
was felt that this was not a very precise statement and that perhaps this
could be corrected. it was agreed that that the award be accepted,
subject to minor corrections.
The motion was put and carried.
Report of the Librarian 1986-87
Mr. Mclnnes, the University Librarian, spoke briefly to the report,
which had been circulated for information. He stated that in this year's
report he had attempted to relate some of the library's present programs
and progress to a set of goals that were established in 1978. Mr. Mclnnes
went on to say that the library collections had always been a great source
of concern, but that they had presented special problems in recent years
because of the very rapid increase in costs. He stated that the Senate
Library Committee was therefore giving priority this year to collections
issues, and would be examining the extent of cost increases and
identifying alternative sources of funding. It was even considering the
possibility of trying to influence the rate at which some publishers are
increasing the cost of their expensive publications. 9267.
April 20, 1988
Reports of Committees of Senate
Report of the Librarian 1986-87  (continued)
Mr. Mclnnes pointed out that when a library has to spend most of its
budget on materials published outside of Canada, exchange rates can also
be very important. This year the strength of the Canadian dollar in
relation to the U.S. dollar had helped a great deal. As a result,
expenditures for journals in the financial year just completed were
slightly lower than the budgeted increase, and it was hoped that this
would permit the library to modify the extent to which it will have to
consider cancellations in 1989.
In conclusion, Mr. Mclnnes drew attention to page 13 of the report and
the reference to a review of the Library, which was currently taking
place. He informed Senate that this was an external review, and stated
that if members of Senate wished to present written comments to the
committee these could be sent to either the Librarian's Office or the
President's Office.
Mr. Mclnnes expressed thanks and appreciation for the strong and
continued support of the University Library Committee, and extended
particular thanks to the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Faculty of Science
Faculty membership - change in student representation
The following proposed changes to student membership in the Faculty of
Science had been circulated:
a) Year Representatives
i) three - 4th year representatives
ii) three - 3rd year representatives
iii) three - 2nd year representatives
iv) two  - 1st year representatives 9268.
April 20, 1988
Faculty of Science
Faculty membership - change in student representation (continued)
b) A representative from the student body for every department listed
below:
l
ii
iii
iv
v
vi
vii
viii
ix
x
xi
xii
xiii
xiv
xv
Biochemistry
Biology/Aquaculture
Chemistry
Computer Science/Mathematical Sciences
General Science
Geography (B.Sc.)/Atmospheric Science
Geological Sciences
Geophysics & Astronomy
Mathemat ics/Statist ics
Microbiology
Oceanography
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Physics
Physiology
Psychology (B.Sc. Biopsychology)
c) Student Senator from the Faculty of Science
Mr. Colbeck    )  That the proposed changes to student
Dr. Weiler    )  membership in the Faculty of Science
be approved.
Carried
Other business
Telereg
For the information of Senate, the Acting Registrar commented briefly on
the telereg system.
Senate Budget Committee
Dr. Robitaille, Chairman of the Committee, informed Senate that he would
be presenting a report at the May meeting.
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (in camera)
Dean Webber took the Chair in order that the President could present the
Mission Statement. President strangway outlined the various stages in the
development of the draft Mission Statement. He then asked for comments from
members of Senate. 9269.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
Dr. Elder raised a query concerning item (2) Action, on page 25a. She
stated that it was unclear from the document how the role of Senate was
perceived. There seemed to be a suggestion of some further "ad hocery"
involving a task force to make recommendations on policy for curriculum
planning, which Dr. Elder felt was the business of Senate. She found it
difficult to understand the structure implied. Dr. Elder also queried item
4 on page 25a, concerning the review of academic units, and asked how this
would fit in with the policy of Senate to have reviews, which are submitted
and kept by the Secretary of Senate and are available for inspection by
Senate members.
President strangway responded that the issue of whether reviews were
being conducted on a regular basis was an administrative one, and the object
was to make sure that the present policy was being carried out. As far as
the question of a Presidential Task Force on the question of a general
curriculum framework was concerned, the President said that some broad based
policies needed to be looked at but he was open-minded as to whether or not
it should be done by that particular task force. In response to a query,
President Strangway stated that it could well be a task that could be
handled by the new Academic Policy Committee.
Dr. Sobrino asked if the Mission Statement was intended to be a document
setting out university policy or to present policies of the President's
Office.
President Strangway responded that the document had become a mission
statement and a planning document. He envisaged that a 6 or 8 page summary
would be produced, giving a much crisper mission statement. 9270.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
In commenting on the document, Dr. Shaw felt that there should be a
crisp definition of the Mission Statement on page 1. He went on to say that
the University has three functions: to educate students through teaching
and research; to examine the students to see whether they have achieved a
desirable standing; and, thirdly the University certifies that they have
achieved this standard by issuing them with degrees.
Mr. Pettingale referred to Part III, the University and the Community,
which talks about alumni and other relationships throughout the community.
Mr. Pettingale suggested that a paragraph on the university fraternity
system and its relationship with the alumni could be included.
Dr. Sobrino referred to page (v) in the introduction, which outlines
some of the dangers that face the world, such as the development of weapons
of mass destruction and the North/South problem. Dr. Sobrino then drew
attention to comments on page 30 relating to research and funding of
research, where it states that contract research for government and
industry, both national and international, has played an increasing role in
the research activities of the University. It appeared to Dr. Sobrino, from
his reading of the report, that this was thought to be a good thing. In Dr.
Sobrino's opinion, contract research was one of the causes for the concerns
referred to in the introduction. He stated that there were a million
scientists engaged in producing weapons for mass destruction and those
people are doing contract research. He felt that the document seemed to
overly encourage this method of funding research. While contract research
may be very good, he said, it has an acknowledged danger, it allows people
from many different backgrounds to collaborate, but the danger is that one
can do science without caring about society.  He felt it was the University's 9271.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission statement"  (continued)
duty to translate, produce, and disseminate knowledge condusive to the
enlightenment of society, and to train students to be aware of social
considerations with respect to contract research.
Dr. Spencer felt that Senate had a role to play in the development of
the Mission Statement and regretted that Senate had not been more actively
involved at an earlier stage. President strangway indicated that the
earlier questions had been sent to Senate members for comment. In
commenting on the document, Dr. Spencer said he was pleased to find in the
introduction, a fairly complete statement of what he saw to be the essential
mission of the University. He felt that there were at least five essential
objectives. Clearly, one of the primary objectives, he said, is the
discovery and interpretation of knowledge, and the conveying of that
knowledge to students and others. He said that in addition to the discovery
of knowledge, research, scholarly work and teaching, one could summarize the
objectives reasonably comprehensively if you added that the University has a
role to play as the custodian of our culture and in interpreting other
cultures. He went on to say that the University provides a pool of talented
people for the community to draw on, and that it could be proud of its
accomplishments in that respect. He thought that a further objective,
implied in the document, is that the University should be a haven in which
those who wish to question, challenge and argue about current values, and
perhaps the political trends of society, can do so. He felt that this could
be stated more explicitly.
Dr. Spencer also spoke on the question of scholarships and stated that
this should be identified as a priority, not something that would be
reviewed and handled through the fund-raising campaign.  He felt that there 9272.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
should be at least 200 entrance scholarships, and added that after giving
students entrance scholarships it was necessary to have the funds to
continue those scholarships. He thought that this matter could be given
more emphasis in the document.
Dr. Auld he said he would like to see the issue of extra support for
students from outside the lower mainland addressed more fully in the
document, particularly in relation to student housing.
Mr. Kulich commented on the section on continuing education. He stated
that as far as he could see from the Mission Statement draft, the charge
that is given to the proposed Task Force does not constitute a true review
from the academic perspective, that is, examining the current organization
and provision of continuing education, identifying the gaps, wasteful
overlaps and redundancies, setting overall goals and considering appropriate
organizational structures to attain these goals, and coming up with
recommendations to be discussed and considered by appropriate bodies. The
proposed task force appeared to be concerned with implementation rather than
a review task force setting out how best to accomplish the basic objective
which, in Mr. Kulich's view, had been decided already without the
appropriate academic review. He encouraged a reconsideration of the charge
to the task force, so that it could carry out a true review of the current
provision and the future needs and possibilities of continuing education,
and then submit its recommendations for the future rather than just
responding to a predetermined objective.
Dr. Cook drew attention to pages 72-74 of the document, concerning the
selection of students, and pointed out that the "House of Learning" referred 9273.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
to in this section should read "First Nations House of Learning". Dr. Cook
then asked what proportion of the funds to be raised through the development
campaign would be earmarked for entrance scholarships for undergraduate and
graduate students.
President Strangway responded that as soon as the case statement for the
campaign had been re-written, it would be brought to Senate members for
discussion.
In response to a query by Dr. Katz, President Strangway stated that
there was no question but that the University wanted to continue a first
rate liberal Arts and Science program. The point at the bottom of page 4
was not intended to be achieved by the creation of another institution in
the interior.
Dr. Weiler commented on the issue of trying to define a relatively
unique role for UBC, based on scholarship and quality. He urged the
President to consider including in the document another point to emphasize
this. He stated that, in his opinion, the universities in Canada have
failed our society in a very serious way in that there has not been an
evolution of a truly great university in Canada. This was due, he said, to
the fact that resources have been spread across the country and, as a
result, students have to leave the country to study in an environment such
as Oxford or Harvard. He felt this was particularly detrimental to students
in this country. He said he would like to see a statement to the effect
that we would offer students the opportunity to get an education at the
highest possible level.
Mr. Bush commented on the community aspect of the University, and
expressed the hope that the Mission Statement would serve to draw together 9274.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
all post-secondary institutions, so that they can present a unified force to
government and society in an attempt to solicit more funding.
Mr. Reid suggested that before the Mission Statement becomes a public
document it should be written in three parts:
1. The Mission Statement, which should be one paragraph or one page at
the most. He suggested that the statement on page 6/13, which reads:
"The University of British Columbia should aim to consolidate its
role as a full-fledged research-intensive university of international
stature." would be appropriate.
2. There should be an 8 to 10 page summary giving the new direction of
the University.
3. The plan proper setting out the University's goals, objectives, and
action plans for carrying them out.
Dr. Grace drew attention to the letter and attachments circulated with
the Mission statement, and asked whether Table 3, which lists the academic
building needs for the next 5 and the next 5-10 years, had been discussed
and passed in the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee.
President Strangway stated that there had been a lot of discussion in
the Senate Academic Building Needs Committee, and that the list was
consistent with the final position taken when the list was submitted to
government.
Ms. Copeland commended the President for the attention paid to the
Library space needs problems, and to the problem with collections and
technology development. Ms. Copeland then referred to page 14 of the Mission
Statement and the three things a graduate might be expected to have gained
from a university education. She suggested that a fourth item might be added
that is, the skills and understanding needed to uncover the new information
that forms the basis of the thought process talked about in item (3). 9275.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission statement"  (continued)
Dr. Auld referred to a statement on page 9 of the proposed letter to the
Ministry, urging the recognition of the formula system based on appropriate
weightings for enrolment increase incentives. He thought that this was
inconsistent with a statement on page 8, item 21, which stated that "The
plan for UBC is one of no-growth numbers in the student body."
President Strangway stated that those items were not inconsistent and
explained the subtleties of weighted FTE's versus FTE's.
In response to a query by Dr. Auld concerning an item on Hotel
Management, President Strangway stated that this should probably be removed.
Dr. Thompson stated that he was not sure from reading the document just
what the University feels about the role of the community colleges and how
they are fulfilling their mandate.
President Strangway responded that he felt that the demand for places
will continue to increase. He thought that the colleges were playing an
increasingly important role in trying to deal with that demand. He did not
see UBC moving to a purely third year entry level, since it wanted to
attract the best students possible into the University directly from high
school. Otherwise these students would be lost to the province.
Dr. Elder suggested that Senate recommend to the new Senate Committee on
Academic Policy that it consider the draft of the Mission Statement
strategic plan, and bring forward suggestions for debate, or recommendations,
or alternate plans, editorial remarks, etc.
President Strangway said he was faced with a short term deadline to
produce a document for submission to the Ministry. 9276.
April 20, 1988
Discussion of "Mission Statement"  (continued)
Dr. Elder     )  That the Committee on Academic Policy
Dr. Katz      )  be given the opportunity to review the
Mission statement and make recommendations
to Senate concerning it, subject to its
terms of reference making it suitable for
such a referral.
Carried
Going back to a point raised by Dr. Thompson, Dean Will made reference
to  the  Macdonald  Report  and  the  documents  that  had  preceded  the
establishment of the community colleges.  He stated that it had not been the
intention that the colleges would relieve the universities of first and
second year enrolment.  They were set up to look after the increased
enrolment expected in B.C.  He felt that one of the objectives of the
University should be to attract an increasing number of better students, and
to get the very best students the University would have to take in a large
number of students directly from high school.
Dr. Wood asked what effect the above motion would have on the disposition
of the Mission Statement.
In his response, and in conclusion, President Strangway asked members to
let him have any comments they may have within the next few days so that
revisions to the document could be made as quickly as possible. The draft
would then be submitted to the Board of Governors and after revision a new
draft would be submitted to the government as part of the University's input
into the planning process. This revised draft would also be published, so
that every faculty member, staff member and student will have an opportunity
to read it. From this input a revised draft would be prepared this summer.
He said there would be an opportunity for further discussion and debate in
September. A mission statement and summary would then be prepared for
consideration by Board and Senate. 9277.
April 20, 1988
The meeting adjourned at 10.15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, May 18,
1988.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 9278.
April 20, 1988
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate
Jane Austen Society Prize - A $100 prize has been endowed by the Jane Austen
Society of North America, Vancouver Region. The prize is awarded on the
recommendation of the Department of English for the best essay on Jane
Austen by a third or fourth year student.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)
Connie and Sam Carlin Scholarship - A $1,500 scholarship is available from
the estate of Connie Bessie Carlin. The award is made on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Medicine with preference given to students interested in
cancer or diabetes research.  (Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Ferguson Gifford Prize in Commercial Transactions - A $500 prize, gift of
the firm of Ferguson Gifford, Barristers and Solicitors, is awarded on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a student who achieves high academic
standing in Law 310 (Commercial Transactions). (Available 1987/88 Winter
Session)
Ferguson Gifford Prize in Secured Transactions - A $500 prize, gift of the
firm of Ferguson Gifford, Barristers and Solicitors, is awarded on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Law to a student who achieves high academic
standing in Law 311 (Secured Transactions). (Available 1987/88 Winter
Session)
Norman Richard Ferguson Memorial Bursary - A $225 bursary has been
established in memory of Norman Richard Ferguson by his wife, Connie M.
Ferguson, for an undergraduate student in Landscape Architecture or majoring
in Botany.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session)
Ferguson Scholarship - A $350 scholarship has been established by Mrs. R.
Poisson in memory of her parents, the Reverend T. J. s. Ferguson and Dr. Amy
Ferguson. The award is made to a graduate of L. V. Rogers Secondary School
(Nelson, B.C.) who is beginning or continuing his/her studies at UBC
(Available 1989/90 Winter Session)
Kurt Henze Memorial Prize - A $150 prize has been established in memory of
Kurt Henze, Supervisory Technician in the Department of Physiology, by his
friends and colleagues. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the
Department of Physiology to a student who performs outstanding work in the
laboratory courses leading to graduation in Honours Physiology. (Available
1987/88 Winter Session)
David and Dorothy Lam Orthopaedic Residency Fellowship - This $15,000
fellowship has been made available by Mr. and Mrs. David Lam to assist a
candidate from West China University of Medical Science. The fellowship is
awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine and is available
for a two-year period commencing in 1988/89.
Richard Malloway Memorial NITEP Award - A $500 award has been established in
memory of Chief Richard Malloway of Sardis, B.C, a leader of both native
and non-native people. The award, made on the recommendation of the Faculty
of Education, is available to the first or second year student in the NITEP
program at Chilliwack Centre who best exemplifies the qualities manifested
by Richard Malloway.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session) 9279.
April 20, 1988
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate (continued)
Dorothy May Martin Bursaries - Bursaries totalling $6,500 are available from
the estate of Dorothy May Martin for students in the B.S.N, degree program.
(Available 1988/89 Winter Session)
Novopharm Ltd. Scholarships in Pharmacy - Two $500 scholarships are offered
by Novopharm Ltd. The Scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to students entering the final year of
the B.Sc. (Pharm.) program. One award will be made in the area of
biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics and the other in pharmaceutical
chemistry/analysis.  (Available 1988/89 Winter Session)
Dr. W. H. Sutherland Prize - A $100 prize has been established by his family
in honour of W. H. Sutherland, M.D., D.M., F.R.CS.(C), who was Chief of
Surgery at Shaughnessy Hospital and St. Vincent's Hospital and was a
Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. The award is made on the
recommendation of the Faculty of Medicine to the outstanding resident in
general surgery.  (Available 1987/88 Winter Session)

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