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 6538.
Wednesday, February 18,  1976.
The Sixth regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1975-76 was held on Wednesday, February 18, 1976 at 8.00 p.m.
in the Board and Senate Room, Administration Building.
Present:    President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Dr. C S. Belshaw,
Ms. J. P. Blandford, Mr. Justice J . C. Bouck, Dr. C B. Bourne, Dr. K. T.
Brearley, Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Dr. R. M.
Clark, Dr. D. H. Copp, Mr. W. L. Corscadden, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. P. J.
Dooling, Mr. B. C Doughtery, Mrs. F. Field, Dr. C V. Finnegan, Dean E. M.
Fulton, Mr. G. S. Funt, Mr. F. K. H. Gagne, Dean J . A. F. Gardner, Dr. R. F.
Gray, Dr. D. Haley, Dean N. A. Hall, Mr. D. L. Helliwell, Dr. R. H. Hill,
Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dr. R. F. Kelly, Dr.  L. Kraintz, Mr. J. Kulich,
Mrs. W. T. Lane, Dr. P. A. Lusztig, Dean A. J. McClean, Mrs. Helen McCrae,
Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. C A. McDowell, Rev. J. P. Martin, Dr. B. N.
Moyls, Mrs. N. B. Noble, Mr. R. F. Osborne, Mr. T. R. Pascuzzo, Dr. M.
Pernarowski, Dr. M. E. Prang, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel,
Dr. V. C Runeckles, Dr. S. O. Russell, Miss J . S. Ryan, Mrs.  L. Sayle,
Mr. J. M. Sehmer, Vice-President M. Shaw, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dr. M. J. A.
Smith, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Mr. G. B.
Sundeen, Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dr. M. Uprichard, Mr. R. M. Walls, Miss C. L. V.
Warren, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Observers:   Mr. J. A. Banham, Ms. J. M. Walker.
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor D. F. Miller, Dean J . H. M. Andrews, Mrs. M. F. Angus, Dean D. V.
Bates, Mr. R. J. Carter, Mr. R. P. Dumont, Ms. B. C Errington, Dr. J. M.
Houston, Dr. W. D. Kitts, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dean S. W. Leung, Dr. M. F.
McGregor, Mr. C R. Moore, Dr. R. F. Sharp, DeanC M. Volkoff.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Kraintz     ) That the Minutes of the Fifth regular
Dr. Gray ) meeting of Senate for the Session 1975-76,
having been circulated be taken as read
and adopted.
Carried 6539.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Business arising from the Minutes
Noon-hour  lectures   (P.6478 and P.6493)
Dr. Copp ) That the regulation that classes not be
Dr. McDowell       ) held on Thursdays between 12.30 p.m.
and 2. 30 p.m. shall not apply to Graduate
courses.
At the December 10, 1975 meeting of Senate attention had been drawn to the
fact that the regulation that classes not be held on Thursdays between 12.30 p.m.
and 2.30 p.m. was not being adhered to.   Some members had felt that this rule
should not apply to graduate courses and notice of the above motion had been
given.
An opinion was expressed that graduate students were in favour of the
regulation that classes not be held during the noon-hour period on Thursdays
and permission was requested that two graduate student "visitors' be allowed to
speak to the motion.
Discussion followed on the question of whether "visitors" to Senate should
be allowed to speak.   It was felt that a rule ought to be established.
Some members felt that Senate should seek the opinion of the Graduate
Students Association before voting on the motion.
Dr. Belshaw      ) That the motion be tabled and that the
Dr. Bourne        ) Graduate Students Association be invited
to present a representation on the matter.
Carried 6540.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Business arising from the Minutes   (continued)
Candidates for degrees - completion of requirements    (P. 6483 and P. 6493)
Dr. Gray       ) That, henceforth, whenever a candidate
Dr. Clark     ) for a degree is recommended to Senate
who has not completed all of the basic
requirements, the Senate shall be informed
as to which requirements have been set
aside together with the reasons therefor.
Notice of motion had been given at the December 10, 1975 meeting.   It was
noted that the word "basic" had been substituted for the word "major".
Dr. Gray stated that when lists of candidates for degrees were forwarded
to Senate for approval it was assumed that the candidates had fulfilled all the
requirements for the degree.   He informed Senate that last year a student who
had not fulfilled all the requirements had been granted a degree.   The purpose
of the motion, therefore, was to ensure that in future Senate would be informed
when particular requirements had been set aside.
It was pointed out that where requirements for degrees had been waived it
was done at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty concerned and that there
was ample opportunity for discussion at Department and Faculty level.
Following a brief debate the motion was put and lost.
Baccalaureate degrees without residence   (P.6483-4 and P.6493)
At the December 10, 1975 meeting of Senate Dr. Copp reported that the
Association of Hospital Administrators would be approaching universities
in British Columbia to see if they would be prepared to offer an external 6541.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Business arising from the Minutes
Baccalaureate degrees without residence   (P.6483-4 and P. 6493)    (continued)
baccalaureate degree in hospital administration. The degree would be granted
on the basis of extension and correspondence courses which would not involve
a period of residence at the universities. Dr. Copp asked for Senate's view on
granting baccalaureate degrees which would not involve residence.
Members of Senate expressed the opinion that the existing policy which
requires the equivalent of two years residence on campus should be maintained.
Committee on Tenure   (P.6500)
Mr.  Funt ) That Senate recommend to the Board
Mr. Walls       ) of Governors that an ad hoc committee
be established to investigate tenure at
U.B.C.  with specific attention directed
to the following:
(i)       the criteria used in granting tenure;
(ii)     the relative weights placed upon these
criteria; and
(iii)    the methods utilized in ascertaining
performance.
It was explained that the intent of the motion was to obtain information
concerning tenure at U.B.C.   The Faculty Handbook did not explain the criteria
or the relative weights placed upon these criteria in granting tenure.
In amendment:
Dr. Suedfeld     ) That items (i) and (ii) be deleted from
Dr. Shearer       ) the motion.
Lost 6542.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Business arising from the Minutes
Committee on Tenure   (continued)
In amendment:
Dean Hall        )
Dr. Kraintz    )
That an item (iv) be added to the motion:
(iv)    and the extent to which the criteria
are applied, consistent with the
interests of the Department and the
University in maintaining strength
and balance.
Carried
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
Teaching evaluation   (P.6501)
Mr. Walls      )
Mrs.  Field     )
That Senate strike an ad hoc committee
to examine the needs for, and make
specific recommendations concerning
the implementation of a uniform procedure
for evaluating the effectiveness of Faculty
members in teaching situations.
Mr. Walls explained that in response to a request he had received
information from the various Faculties on how teaching was evaluated.   He
suggested that a uniform method of evaluating teaching could be established
to ensure that the quality of teaching was maintained.
Some members felt that a uniform questionnaire was neither desirable
nor feasible.
In amendment:
Dr. McDowell     )
Dr. Copp )
That the motion be amended to read:-
That Senate strike an ad hoc committee to
make specific recommendations concerning
procedures for evaluating the effectiveness
of Faculty members in teaching situations.
Carried
The motion, as amended, was put and carried. 6543.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Business arising from the Minutes   (continued)
Basic emergency Medicine course
Mr. Walls      ) That Senate request the Dean of the
Mr. Funt       ) Faculty of Education in consultation
with the Acting Co-ordinator of Health
Sciences to examine the feasibility of
establishing a course in basic emergency
Medicine which would be available as an
elective to students in all disciplines.
It was pointed out that courses of this nature were available through the
St. John's Ambulance service.
The motion was put and lost.
Budget Committee   (P.6501)
Dr. Belshaw     ) That the Senate Budget Committee be
Dr. Russell       ) directed to report to Senate at least once
a year, and that it specifically include
in such reports an account of the financial
provisions made by the Board to give effect
to specific academic decisions of Senate.
Members of the Agenda Committee had expressed the opinion that although
the Budget Committee could be directed to report to Senate concerning advice it
gives to the President, the motion was not within the purview of Senate.   The
committee also suggested that the following motion proposed by Dr. Belshaw was
not within the purview of Senate:-
"That, prior to signature, proposed collective agreements be
placed before the Senate Budget Committee for advice on the
implications for the academic goals of the University, and that
existing arrangements be reviewed to determine whether there
are adverse effects on academic goals." 6544.
Wednesday, February 18,  1976.
Business arising from the Minutes
Budget Committee   (continued)
Dr. Bourne    ) That the first motion proposed is not
Dean Will        ) within the purview of Senate.
Carried
Dr. Bourne      ) That the second motion proposed is not
Dean Will ) within the purview of Senate.
Carried
From the Board of Governors
Notification of approval  in principle of Senate recommendations - subject, where
applicable, to the proviso that none of the programs be implemented without formal
reference to the President and the formal agreement of the President; and that the
Deans and Heads concerned with new programs be asked to indicate the space
requirements, if any, of such new programs.
(i)        Introduction of a formal English composition requirement recommended
by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.    (P. 6481)
(ii)      Change in name of the Department of German to the Department of Germanic
Studies recommended by the Faculty of Arts.   (P. 6481-2)
(iii)     Numerical grades for all ensemble courses in the Department of Music
recommended by the Faculty of Arts.    (P. 6482)
(iv)     Diploma in Translation through the Department of French recommended by
the Faculty of Arts.    (P. 6479)
(v)      New courses and course changes in Anthropology S Sociology, Asian
Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, Economics, Fine Arts, French,
Geography and German recommended by the Faculty of Arts.    (P. 6480)
(vi)     Change in lecture and laboratory hours for Restorative Dentistry 422
recommended by the Faculty of Dentistry.    (P. 6480)
(vii)    New courses and course changes in Commerce, Dentistry, Health Care &
Epidemiology, and Hispanic & Italian Studies recommended by the Faculty
of Graduate Studies .   (P. 6480)
(viii)  Calendar entries for Law 299 and Law 300 recommended by the Faculty of
Law.    (P.6481)
(ix)     New course and course change recommended by the Faculty of Medicine.
(P. 6481) 6545.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
From the Board of Governors   (continued)
(x)      Course changes recommended by the School of Physical Education and
Recreation.    (P. 6481)
Committee on Prizes,  Scholarships and  Bursaries
Mr. Osborne      ) That the new awards listed in the
Dean Gardner    ) Appendix be accepted subject to the
approval of the Board of Governors,
and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried
Report of the  Librarian  1974-75
The report of the Librarian had been circulated.   The Chairman drew
Senate's attention to the problem of maintaining and developing the Library
collections in view of current budget restrictions.
It was agreed that discussion of the report be deferred to the March meeting,
Report of the Senate Nominating Committee
Dr. Bourne informed Senate that the Nominating Committee had been asked
to consider the following proposals:-
1) That Dr. W. C Gibson and Dr. R. F. Gosse be added to the
membership of the Library Committee, and
2) that Dr. M. F. Williamson and Dr. S. W. Hamilton be added to
the membership of the Committee on Continuing Education.
The committee recommended approval of the proposals.
Dr. Bourne ) That Dr.  W. C. Gibson and Dr.  R. F.
Dr. Uprichard    ) Gosse be added to the membership of the
Library Committee.
Carried 6546.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Report of the Senate Nominating Committee   (continued)
Dr. Bourne      ) That Dr. M. F. Williamson and Dr. S.  W.
Dr. Copp ) Hamilton be added to the membership of
the Committee on Continuing Education.
Carried
Faculty of Law
Dean McClean     ) That the final date for receipt of applications
Dr. McDougall    ) for admission to the Faculty of Law be changed
to April 30.
Carried
Other Business
Notice of motion
Mr. Dougherty gave notice of the following motion: -
"That Senate recommend to the Board of Governors that henceforth
the single students' residences on campus shall remain solely for
the use of students during the complete winter session as students
have paid rent in full for the use of these facilities, and any alternative
use of these facilities will interfere with the academic progress of
students."
Report of the Tributes Committee
Dr. Stager presented the report.   Members of the gallery were asked to
leave.
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Stager reported that the following persons had accepted invitations
to receive honorary degrees at the 1976 Convocation. 6547.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Honorary Degrees   (continued)
Harry B. Hawthorn
Kathleen Coburn
Rev. Gerard Dion
Stanley Arkley
Barbara Ward (Lady Jackson)
Wm. Reid
Emeritus Status
The committee recommended that Dr. Roy Daniells, University Professor
of English Language and Literature, be granted emeritus status.
Dr. Stager     )
Dr. Clark       )
That Dr. Roy Daniells be granted
the status of University Professor
Emeritus of English Language and
Literature.
Carried
Hood for the D.M .A.  degree in Music
The committee recommended that the hood for the D.M.A. degree in Music
be the regular doctoral hood as used for the Doctor of Education but in place of
the blue lining the hood would be lined with alizarian crimson, with blue and
gold chevron.
Dr. Stager     )
Dr. Clark       )
That the recommendation for the hood for
the D.M.A. degree in Music be approved.
Carried
Emeritus status for Clinical  Faculty
Dr. Stager informed Senate that the committee had been asked to consider
the question of granting emeritus status to retired Clinical Faculty in the Faculty
of Medicine. 6548.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Emeritus status for Clinical  Faculty   (continued)
The committee felt that there were many Clinical Faculty who had given long
and valued service to the University, and therefore recommended approval of this
request.
Dr. Stager      ) That Senate accept that Clinical Faculty
Dr. Copp        ) of the Faculty of Medicine be eligible for
emeritus status upon their retirement, at
the Faculty rank they then hold, provided
they have served for a period of 15 years or
more, and are recommended by the Dean for
having made a substantial contribution to the
University.
Carried
The meeting adjourned at 10.15 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 1976.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 6549.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
APPENDIX
New awards  recommended to Senate
Coronado Mortgage Corporation Scholarship
A scholarship of $500, the gift of Coronado Mortgage Corporation, to
be awarded annually to an undergraduate student in Commerce and
Business Administration who is taking the Urban Land Economics option,
has demonstrated interest in mortgage financing and is deserving of
financial assistance.
The British Columbia Forest Products  Limited Fellowship in Forest
Resource Management
This fellowship, the gift of British Columbia Forest Products Limited,
provides $5,000 annually for support of graduate studies in forest
resources management in the Faculty of Forestry at The University of
British Columbia.   A portion will be provided to the fellow, the balance
to be used for equipment, materials and supplies essential to the research.
The fellowship will be awarded to a candidate recommended by the Faculty
of Forestry and approved by the University Awards Committee.
The Mather Scholarship in History
A scholarship of $600 will be awarded to the student who secures the
highest standing in the third year of the honours course in History.   The
award will be made on the recommendation of the Department of History.
The G.   P.   Searle and Company Summer Research Scholarship
A scholarship has been made available in the sum of $1,500 by C D.
Searle and Company of Canada Limited to support an undergraduate
medical student to pursue a summer research project in pharmacology
or therapeutics.   The award will be made annually on the recommendation
of the Faculty of Medicine.
Ernest E.  Smith Scholarship
A scholarship of approximately $150 bequeathed by the late Ernest E.
Smith, is available to a student in the Faculty of Medicine.   The award
will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. 6550.
Wednesday, February 18, 1976.
APPENDIX
New awards  recommended to Senate   (continued)
Charles  Lindsay Thompson Scholarship Fund
Scholarships totalling approximately $3,600 per annum have been
provided through a bequest from the late Constance Mabel Thompson.
The awards will be made to one or more students specializing in courses
in electronics or related fields, on the recommendation of the Department
of Electrical Engineering.
Douglas P.  Woodley Memorial  Scholarship
As a memorial to Douglas P. Woodley and as a tribute to his warm
personal qualities and outstanding public service in the field of real
estate, this scholarship of $600 has been established by the Real Estate
Board of Greater Vancouver.    It will be awarded annually to a second year
undergraduate in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
The Criterion will be a combination of need and ability.   In making the
award, preference will be given to a student indicating an interest in
specializing in Urban Land Economics.

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