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 7625.
Wednesday,  November,   18,   1981.
The Third regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia for
the Session  1981-82 was held on Wednesday, November   18,   1981  at 8.00 p.m. in the
Board and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Dr. R. A. Adams, Dr. G. D. Bellward
Dean D. R. Birch, Mrs. M. F. Bishop, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr. G. D
Burnyeat, Dr. K. O. L. Burridge, Dr. J. J. R. Campbell, Mr. B. J. Coulson, Dr. J. Dahlie
Mr. N. C. Delahunt, Dr. J. D. Dennison, Mrs. S. Dodson, Dr. D. Donaldson, Dr. A. J
Elder, Mr. D. B. Fields, Dean C. V. Finnegan, Mr. H. J. Franklin, Mrs. E. D. Fulton
Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. R. C. Gill, Dr. R. F. Gray, Mr. R. Gyurkovits, Dr. A. M
Hickling, Dr. A. Hirsch, Ms. S. J. Holmes, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside, Dr. R. F. Kelly
Dr. R. W. Kennedy, Mr. D. Kirshner, Dean W. D. Kitts, Dr. A. Kozak, Mr. J. Kulich
Dean P. A. Larkin, Dr. L. M. Lavkulich, Dr. D. Lupini, Dean P. A. Lusztig, Dean K. M
Lysyk, Ms. C. E. McAndrew, Mr. M. A. McCann, Dr. A. J. McClean, Ms. D. N
McDonnell, Mr. D. Mclnnes, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Dr. W. R. Morford, Mr. I. C. Miller
Dr. J. F. Richards, Dean B. E. Riedel, Miss R. E. Robinson, Dr. G. G. E. Scudder, Dr. M
Shaw, Dr. J. G. Silver, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Mr. G. A. Smith, Dr. M. Smith, Dr. R. H. T
Smith, Dr. R. A. Spencer, Miss L. M. Stenger, Dr. R. Stewart, Dr. P. Suedfeld, Dr. N
Sutherland, Mr. R. Tan, Dr. P. R. Tennant, Mrs. E. M. Thomson, Miss C. L. V. Warren
Dean W. A. Webber, Dean L. M. Wedepohl, Mr. V. G. Wellbum, Dean R. M. Will
Dr. D. LL. Williams, Dr. M. D. Willman, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal, Ms. D. Wong.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from
Chancellor J. V. Clyne, Dr. C. E. Armerding, Dean G. S. Beagrie, Mr. W. H.
Birmingham, Mr. C. P. Fulker, Mr. S. T. Henderson, Mrs. A. Macdonald, Mr. R. L.
Mullen.
Minutes of previous meeting
Mrs. Bishop )
Dean Gardner      )
That the minutes of the Second regular meeting of
Senate for the Session 1981—82, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 7626.
Wednesday,  November,   18,   1981.
New senators
The Chairman welcomed to Senate the following members:
Lt.-Governor in Council appointee
Dr. Abe Hirsch - three year term
Elected by Faculty
Dr. Gail D. Bel I ward
Student representatives
1
Mr. Noel C. Delahunt
Mr. Robert C. Gill
Mr. David Kirshner
Miss Lisa M. Stenger
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Thomson
replacing Dr. J. H. McNeill as representative
of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
replacing Mr. A. M. Wizinsky as student
representative of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences
replacing Mr. J. H. Holm as student
representative of the Faculty of Applied
Science
replacing Mr. R. S. Szeliski as student
representative of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies
replacing Miss M. C. MacPherson as student
representative of the Faculty of Arts
replacing Mr. G. M. Crawford as student
representative at-large
Business arising from the Minutes
Library Policy (P.7599 & P.76I4)
The   following   supplementary   report   concerning   the   proposal   of   the  Library
Committee that expenditures on serials should be limited to 60% of the Library
Collections Budget, had been circulated:
"I. In the past dozen years, the percentage of the Library Collections Budget which
has been spent on serials has risen from 32% to 57%. This change has come about
for three reasons:
(a) Cost of serial subscriptions has risen fivefold since 1969/70, but in the same
period cost of book purchases has risen only threefold.
(b) The Library Collections Budget has increased threefold.
(c) Serials subscriptions are a fixed commitment; the orders are placed on a
continuing basis until specifically cancelled. 7627.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Business arising from the Minutes
Library Policy (continued)
"2. The decision to subscribe, or to continue to subscribe, to serials has to be made
before the subscription year begins. Consequently, collections money is set aside
for serials before allocations are made for other types of library material, and the
percentage of the budget spent on non-serial materials, such as books, has
progressively dwindled. If the past trends of serials costs and collections budget
continue, it is easily seen that serials could constitute 80% of the budget by
1984/85 unless present practices are changed. The increase in the collections
budget from 1980/81 to 1981/82 was the result of a one-time grant and is not
permanent. If such an increase were to continue then one can construct less
dramatic scenarios, but serial costs would probably still constitute a large and
increasing proportion of the budget unless some limitation is placed on them. To
hold the proportionate expenditure on serials to around 60% implies cuts of
substantial size in the serials budget from 1982/83 through 1984/85.
3. The matter of placing a percentage limit on serials expenditures has been
discussed from time to time over the last decade by the Senate Library
Committee. At one time a limit of 50% was proposed. The present Committee,
after a review of allocations for 1980/81, was of the opinion that a 60% figure
would be consistent with an equitable distribution of funds among the various
areas of expenditure, provided that allocations for unique serial subscriptions, new
books, and duplication of books and serials that are heavily used, were given
priority over duplication of serials and books for convenience.
4. A 60% limit would be applied only as a global limit, and not for any particular
Library unit. Nevertheless, it is to be stressed that to achieve the global limit it
would probably be necessary to cut serial costs over a wide range of subject areas.
Proposal:
The Senate Library Committee should review annually the proportion of
expenditure on serial subscriptions in the Library Collections Budget. It should
inform Senate each year of the advice given to the Librarian for the planning of
expenditures in the following year. For the 1982/83 budget year, the Committee
recommends that the target figure for serials expenditure be 60-65% of the
Collections Budget, with a goal of 60% to be attained by 1984/85.
(The figure of 60% is based on the relative costs of serial and non-serial items as
they stood in 1980/81, and will be reviewed in the light of changing user needs and
cost patterns.)"
Dean Larkin )     That    the    Senate    Library    Committee   review
Dr. Silver )     annually the proportion of expenditure on serial
subscriptions in the Library Collections Budget. It
should inform Senate each year of the advice
given to the Librarian for the planning of
expenditures in the following year. For the
1982/83 budget year, the Committee recommends
that the target figure for serials expenditure be
60-65% of the Collections Budget, with a goal of
60% to be attained by 1984/85. 7628.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Business arising from the Minutes
Library Policy (continued)
It was agreed that the words "and make an appropriate recommendation to
Senate. . ."  be included in the motion after the word "Librarian".
Dr. Suedfeld expressed concern at the proposed global limit of 60%. He felt that
within the overall 60%, allocations should be made not only for branch libraries but
also for specific disciplines within the Main Library.
In response, Mr. Mclnnes stated that it was difficult to divide allocations amongst
the various disciplines and felt that the overall figure would provide sufficient
flexibility to deal with any specific problems.
Dr. Suedfeld stated that he was concerned that 80% of the serials allocation could
be spent on the needs of the Law Library and the Woodward Biomedical Library which
would reduce the amount spent on serials for the Main Library. This would mean that
less money would be spent on serials for those departments with holdings in the Main
Library.
Dean Larkin pointed out that the departmental library representatives were kept
fully informed of serial acquisitions or proposed cuts of serials as well as of
allocations for book purchases. If there were any problems they should be brought to
the attention of the Librarian in order that an appropriate adjustment could be made.
The motion was put and carried.
Financial problems and priorities within the University
Dr. Elder raised the following queries:
1. Since the programs which were being discussed by the President's Committee on
Fiscal Retrenchment were programs that had been passed by Senate, would the
views of Senate be heard by the Committee?
2. Would Senate have an opportunity to discuss any proposed retrenchment that
would affect programs and courses approved by Senate?
3. What steps were the Budget Committee taking to keep Senate informed about
matters of retrenchment which might affect policies passed by Senate? 7629.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Business arising from the Minutes
Financial problems and priorities within the University (continued)
In   response,   Dr.   Shaw   stated   that   it   was   his  understanding   that   when   the
committee  did  report,   it   would  be  presenting   advice  to   the  President.      After
discussing the advice contained in the report with others, the President would then
submit the report to the Senate Budget Committee for their advice.   If it were agreed
at that point that a particular program be dropped, presumably the proposal would be
returned to the appropriate Faculty for discussion and a recommendation to Senate
and the Board.   Dr. Shaw stated that the committee would be pleased to receive the
written views of any member of Senate.
Ms. McDonnell stated that,  irrespective of what the President's Committee on
Fiscal Retrenchment were doing, since Senate was responsible under the University
Act for academic matters, it should be considering academic priorities at this time.
Ms.   McDonnell  gave  notice  of   the   following   motion   for   discussion   at   the   next
meeting:
"That Senate establish a committee to determine academic priorities
and the future of the University and that this committee report to
Senate."
In reply to Dr. Elder's query as to what steps the Budget Committee were taking
to keep Senate informed about matters of retrenchment which might affect policies
passed by Senate, Dr. Scudder, Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, stated
that when the report of the President's Committee on Fiscal  Retrenchment  was
received by the Budget Committee it would then be within the committee's mandate
to report to Senate.
In reply to a query the Chairman stated that if recommendations were made to
eliminate programs then, under the University Act, the proposals would be referred
back to the Faculties concerned and would then come before Senate for further
discussion.
In reply to a further query, Dr. Shaw stated that the President's Committee on
Fiscal Retrenchment were examining all areas of the University, both academic and
non-academic, to see where cutbacks could be made. 7630.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Business arising from the Minutes
Financial problems and priorities within the University  (continued)
After further discussion Dr. Spencer gave notice of the following motion:
"That in view of the possible academic implications of the present
budgetary situation, the Senate Budget Committee be requested to
report to the next meeting of Senate on the advice it is offering the
President to assist him in the preparation of the University budget, and
the basis for this advice."
Candidates for Degrees
Lists of candidates for degrees, as approved by the various Faculties and Schools,
were made available for inspection by Senate members prior to the meeting.
Dr. Shaw )   That the candidates for degrees and diplomas as
Mr. Coulson )   approved by the Faculties and Schools be granted
the degree or diploma for which they were
recommended, and that the Registrar, ih
consultation with the Deans and the Chairman of
Senate, make any necessary adjustments.
Carried
Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Mr. McWilliams ) That the new awards (listed in Appendix 'A') be
Miss Warren )    accepted subject to the approval of the Board of
Governors and that letters of thanks be sent to
the donors.
Carried
Election   of   one   student   member   of   Senate   to  serve  on   the   Senate   Nominating
Committee
Senate was informed that Mr. Michael A. McCann had been elected to serve on
the Senate Nominating Committee.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Continuing Education
The annual report on U.B.C. Continuing Education Activities for 1980-81 had been
circulated for information.
In commenting briefly on the report, Dean Birch, Chairman of the Senate
Committee on Continuing Education, stated that he wished to highlight two themes
which recurred throughout the report. 7631.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Continuing Education (continued)
Firstly,   the  committee  noted  the  scale  of   the  University's  activities  in  the
non-metropolitan areas of the province.    Those activities had been assisted by the
provision of provincial funding for non-metropolitan programs but it was evident that
the University's participation exceeded the limits of such funding.   In many parts of
the report there was evidence of outreach by the various University Faculties and
agencies engaged in continuing education.
Activities in the non-metropolitan areas of the province included special lectures,
professional development workshops, Guided Independent Study courses, credit and
non-credit courses, newspaper courses and video courses placed at regional colleges.
In addition the University maintained the U.B.C. Interior Program Office in Vernon.
Several University agencies had worked to develop networks of regional coordinators,
to assist in professional development needs assessment and to provide leadership
training for adult education and continuing professional education.
The committee noted that a second development related to the first was the
University's use of the Knowledge Network of the West (KNOW). This provincial
educational communications authority was established in May of 1980. Programs
provided by the public institutions of the province included telecourses and specials.
In addition inter—active programs, both specials and courses, are delivered "live" with
the provision for viewers to ask questions and make comments by telephone.
During 1980-81 the Division of Continuing Medical Education offered its first
televised programs to physicians. Continuing Pharmacy Education presented 12
two-hour programs. The School of Social Work provided three broadcasts to
complement its B.S.W. program in Prince George. The Faculty of Education provided
12 special programs, a summer series, and the first inter—active credit course,
Education 312 (Introduction to the Study of Exceptional Children). Professors from
the Faculty of Law contibuted to KNOW programming sponsored by Continuing
Education and the Continuing Legal Education Society. 7632.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Committee on Continuing Education (continued)
Dean Birch expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Kulich for the work done in
compiling the report.
Attention was drawn to page 18 of the report where it was noted that the Director
of the Centre, Jindra Kulich, was given the 1981 "Outstanding Adult Educator Award"
by the Pacific Association for Continuing Education. Senate extended its
congratulations to Mr. Kulich.
In reply to a query concerning Guided Independent Study, Mr. Kulich stated that
there was a duplication of courses offered by U.B.C and the Open Learning Institute.
An attempt had been made to minimize the cost of developing programs by
developing one course which would serve both U.B.C. and the O.L.I, but this had not
been too successful.
Mr. Kulich further stated that one reason why U.B.C. should offer Faculty of Arts
Guided Independent Study courses was because there was a limit on the number of
courses a student could take from another institution for transfer to U.B.C. There
were students who obviously would prefer to have a U.B.C. Guided Independent Study
course which applied directly to their U.B.C. program than to take it from the Open
Learning Institute and have to transfer it to U.B.C. He felt that this needed to be
discussed by the three universities and the Open Learning Institute so that students
who needed Guided Independent Study courses would not suffer. He also felt that the
three universities and the Open Learning Institute could better serve the population
of British Columbia if they were to supplement each other rather than compete with
one another.
It was suggested that the matters raised by Mr. Kulich be referred to the Senate
Committee on Liaison with Post—Secondary Institutions. 7633.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee (see Appendix 'B')
Dr. Richards presented the report.
Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. Richards )   That the change in policy for honours standing and
Dean Wedepohl     )   change    in    statement    concerning    humanities
elective courses, recommended by the Faculty of
Applied Science, be approved.
Carried
Faculty of Arts
The committee recommended approval of new courses, course and program
changes, subject to the following:
1) History 107 should read History 101
2) That the course descriptions of Philosophy 410 and 41 I be changed to read:
"Primarily for fourth-year and graduate students who have had no previous
course in Philosophy."
Dr. Richards )   That  the  proposals  of   the  Faculty  of  Arts  be
Dean Will )   approved.
Carried
Faculty of Medicine
The committee recommended approval of new courses and course changes
with the exception of Family Practice 480 and 481   which are being  withheld
pending further consultation, and subject to the description of Health Care and
Epidemiology 410  being  changed  to  read: "Current   problems,   procedures   and
policies in the field of health care.    Prerequisite:  Commerce 323.    (4-0; 00) or
(6-0; 00)."
Dr. Richards )    That  the proposals  of  the Faculty of  Medicine
Dean Webber        )   (with the exception of Family Practice 480 and
481) be approved.
Carried 7634.
Wednesday,  November   18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Curriculum Committee (continued)
School of Rehabilitation Medicine
The committee recommended approval of Rehabilitation Medicine 402 which
had been withheld at the May 20, 1981 Senate meeting pending examination by the
Statistics Subcommittee. The committee also recommended approval of the
proposed deletion of Rehabilitation Medicine 423.
Dr. Richards reminded Senate that at the May 20, 1981 meeting, Senate had
approved a proposal of the School of Rehabilitation Medicine to offer Bachelor of
Science degree programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The
committee had not, however, recommended approval of the proposed degree
designations, B.S.O.T. and B.S.P.T., and had suggested that other designations be
considered. A further item which was withheld was a proposal that students who
wished to become dually qualified in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
could do so by completing an additional 18 months of full—time study.
The committee subsequently considered these two items and recommended
the following:
1. That the degree designation for the Bachelor of Science in Occupational
Therapy be B.Sc. (O.T.) and for the Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy,
B.Sc. (P.T.).
2. That students who wish to become dually qualified in Occupational Therapy
and Physical Therapy be required to complete 25 designated units in not less
than two years in order to qualify for the second degree, having already
completed the first degree.
Dr. Richards )    That the proposals of the School of Rehabilitation
Dean Webber        )   Medicine (with the provisos noted) be approved.
Carried 7635.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate (continued)
Nominating Committee
Vacancies on Senate Committees
Dr. Richards presented the report.   The committee nominated the following
persons to fill vacancies on Senate committees:
Academic Building Needs
Ms. D. N. McDonnell -    replacing Mr. Holm
Admissions
Mr. S. T. Henderson -    replacing Mr. Holm
Dr. D. Lupini -    additional member
Agenda
Mr. M. A. McCann -    replacing Mr. Elliott
Mr. R. L. Mullen -    replacing Mr. Wizinsky
Appeals on Academic Standing
Mr. R. Gyurkovits -    replacing Mr. Wizinsky
Continuing Education
Dean D. R. Birch -    replacing Dr. Bentley
Ms. S. J. Holmes -     replacing Ms. Murakami
Curriculum
Ms. S. J. Holmes -    replacing Ms. Murakami
Ms. D. N. McDonnell -    replacing Miss MacPherson
Extracurricular Activities
Mr. R. G. Bryan -    replacing Mr. Fitzpatrick
Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions
Dean D. R. Birch -    replacing Dr. Bentley
Mr. D. Kirshner -    replacing Mr. Fitzpatrick
Student Awards
Mr. R. G. Bryan -    replacing Miss MacPherson
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Mr. R. C. Gill -    replacing Mr. Holm
Tributes
Mr. D. Kirshner -    replacing Miss MacPherson
University Library
Mrs. E. M. Thomson -    replacing Miss MacPherson
Ad hoc Committee on Standards in English
Dr. G. D. Bellward -    replacing Dr. McNeill
Ms. L. M. Stenger -    replacing Mr. Crawford
Ad hoc Committee on Elections
Ms. L. M. Stenger -    replacing Ms. Stewart 7636.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Nominating Committee
Vacancies on Senate Committees  (continued)
President's Bookstore Committee
At  the  May  21,   1981   meeting  of  Senate,  the Nominating Committee was
instructed to nominate a liaison member of Senate to serve on the President's
Bookstore Committee.   The committee nominated Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Dr. Richards )    That   the   recommendations   of   the   Nominating
Dr. Shaw )   Committee be approved.
Carried
Ad hoc Committee on Eligibility to Serve on Senate
Dr. Tennant presented the following report:
"This committee, established pursuant to a January 21, 1981 resolution of
Senate, was asked to report upon two matters: I) representation of part-time
students on university senates, and 2) eligibility of faculty members to stand for
election to the U.B.C. Senate while on disability or other leave from their
regular duties.
I. Representation of Part-time Students on University Senates
On March 6, 1981 the Secretary of the Senate of the University of Victoria
requested, on behalf of that body, that the U.B.C. Senate support the proposal
that the University Act be amended to allow part-time students to become
student Senators. At present part-time students are eligible to vote, but not
to run, in election of student Senators. The University of Victoria proposal
would leave unchanged the present provisions concerning the total number of
student Senators but would allow each Senate to determine from time to time
the number of full-time and part-time student Senators.
This committee referred the request to the Alma Mater Society. At its
meeting of September 23, 1981, the A.M.S. Council endorsed the principle of
the University of Victoria proposal and presented as well several stipulations
(e.g., that two or three student Senate positions be open to part-time students,
with 'part—time1 status requiring a minimum of 1.5 units).
This committee endorses the principle as well. Part-time students form an
increasing proportion of the student body; they may well have particular needs
and concerns; and part-time student Senators could well provide an additional
voice to inform the public about university matters. However, this committee
believes it appropriate at this time for Senate to avoid consideration of
possible stipulations (these may, of course, be pursued directly by the A.M.S.
itself or considered as is required once the Act is amended). 7637.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Eligibility to Serve on Senate
I. Represenation of Part-time Students on University Senates (continued)
"The committee proposes the following motion:
That Senate support the proposal that the University Act, Sec. 34(2)(h),
be amended to provide for a number of full-time students and a
number of part-time students (while leaving unchanged the method for
determining the total number of student Senators) with the Senate
concerned to determine from time to time the respective numbers;
and that the Secretary of Senate so inform the Senate of the
University of Victoria.
2. Eligibility of Faculty Members to stand for Election to the U.B.C. Senate while
on Leave "~~~"
In accord with sentiments expressed by members of Senate in debate on the
motion of January 21, 1981, this committee has investigated not only the
eligibility of faculty members to stand for election while on leave (including
disability leave), but also the closely related matter of eligibility of elected
Senators to remain on Senate.
At present, Senate policy provides that the Secretary shall declare a faculty
Senator's position vacant when "a member is unable to continue to serve on
Senate for any reason, or. . . a member is going on leave for twelve months or
more." (This policy was established on May 25, 1977: Minutes, pp. 6816—17.)
There is, however, no policy relating to eligibility of faculty to stand for
election while on leave or when about to go on leave. Nor is there any policy
covering the circumstances, as does unfortunately occur on occasion, in which
elected Senators fail over extended periods to attend Senate meetings and to
discharge their committee responsibilities. Furthermore, there is no policy
relating to the granting of leaves of absence by Senate to members of Senate.
Our recommendations provide for reducing the 'twelve month' criterion to one
of six months, and for uniformly extending this new criterion to the three
areas in which there is now no policy.
(a) Eligibility of Faculty Members to remain on Senate while on Leave (including
disability leave).
Our committee is unanimous in believing that the present 'twelve month'
criterion should be reduced. In standing for election as members of Senate,
faculty members have implicitly committed themselves to give full and
faithful service to those who have selected them, to their fellow members of
Senate, and to the University. To allow those who have been elected for the
three-year term to avoid their duties for one-third of that time is, we believe,
to be excessively cavalier towards the commitment which has been made. On
the other hand, some allowance must be made for temporary absence due to
academic leave or to disability. We believe that six months would be an
appropriate criterion. This criterion would ensure that each faculty member
of Senate would assume at least a portion of each year's committee and other
duties, and it would ensure that fewer faculty positions would be vacant. The
Senate of the University of Victoria already operates under what is, in effect,
a six month criterion. The six month criterion accords also with the present
University policy in which disability leave from academic duties is granted to
U.B.C. faculty members after six months sick leave. 7638.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Eligibility to Serve on Senate
2. (a) Eligibility of Faculty Members to remain on Senate while on Leave (including
disability leave)  (continued)
"The committee proposes that the present statement of policy be revised to
state:
The position of an elected faculty member shall be declared vacant by
the Secretary of Senate when he has received notice that the member
has resigned, or that the member is going on leave for a period of more
than six months, or that the member has been granted disability leave.
(b) Eligibility of Faculty to stand for Election to Senate
At present it is possible for a faculty member to stand for election to the
Senate while on disability leave or while having been granted leave which will
extend for any time less than twelve months from the commencement of
office. We propose the following policy, which accords with that presented in
the preceding section.
Any Faculty member who has been granted leave extending for more
than six months from the time at which Senate membership would
commence or who is on disability leave at the time of close of
nominations shall not be eligible to stand for election to Senate.
(c) Leave of absence from Senate duties
Adoption of the policies already recommended would still allow continuation of
the present circumstance in which an elected member may ignore his or her
Senate duties without this fact even being brought explicitly to the attention
of Senate. We believe that this circumstance should not be continued. The
policy which we recommend, which is identical in effect to that already
followed by the University of Victoria Senate, provides a six—month limit to
absences without leave and contains a corollary provision allowing for leaves
of absence. The policy would apply to aH^ elected members of Senate. We
recommend the following policy:
Any elected member of Senate may be granted leave of absence for up
to five consecutive ordinary meetings of Senate. Any absence without
leave for more than five consecutive ordinary meetings of Senate shall
result in a declaration of vacancy by the Secretary of Senate.
3. We recommend that this committee be discharged."
Dr. Tennant )     That    Senate   support    the    proposal    that    the
Dean Will )     University Act, section 34 (2)(h) be amended to
provide for a number of full—time students and a
number of part-time students (while leaving
unchanged the method for determining the total
number of student Senators) with the Senate
concerned to determine from time to time the
respective numbers; and that the Secretary of
Senate so inform the Senate of the University of
Victoria. 7639.
Wednesday,  November   18,   1981.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Eligibility to Serve on Senate (continued)
It was agreed that the words: ". . . and the Minister of Universities, Science and
Communications." be added to the end of the motion.
The motion was put and carried.
Dr. Tennant )    That the position of an elected faculty member
Dr. Elder )    shall   be  declared  vacant   by  the  Secretary  of
Senate when he has received notice that the
member has resigned, or that the member is going
on leave for a period of more than six months, or
that the member has been granted disability
leave.
Carried
Dr. Tennant )    That any faculty member who has been granted
Dr. Elder )     leave extending for more than six months  from
the time at which Senate membership would
commence or who is on disability leave at the
time of close of nominations shall not be eligible
to stand for election to Senate.
Carried
Dr. Tennant )   That   any   elected   member   of   Senate   may   be
Dr. Elder )   granted    leave    of    absence    for    up    to    five
consecutive ordinary meetings of Senate. Any
absence without leave for more than five
consecutive ordinary meetings of Senate shall
result in a declaration of vacancy by the
Secretary of Senate.
Carried
It was agreed that the committee be discharged.
The Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for the work done by the
Committee.
Attention was drawn to the fact that every three years the new Senate holds its
first meeting in April. It was suggested that the Secretary of Senate be asked to
examine the feasibility of commencing a new Senate in September to coincide with
the Academic Year. A student Senator commented that the April taking of office for
student Senators each year was appropriate as it coincided with the change over in
most offices in student government. 7640.
Wednesday,   November   18,   1981.
Academic Year 1982-83
A draft of the section of the Academic Year for inclusion in the Calendar had
been circulated.   It was noted that the date for Third Year Forestry students to begin
field work should read April 29, not April 22.
Dr. Kelly )   That the proposed dates for the Academic Year
Dean Finnegan      )    1982-83 be included in the Calendar.
The Registrar reminded Senate that some time ago it had been agreed that the use
of Saturdays for examinations should be avoided. However, due to difficulties
experienced with the scheduling of examinations this year it was felt that Senate should
be aware that it may be necessary to hold examinations on Saturday, December II,
1982.
The motion was put and carried.
Faculty of Applied Science
Faculty membership
Dean Wedepohl     )   That the membership of the Faculty of Applied
Mr. Gill )   Science   be   amended   to   include   as   non-voting
members, two additional  members designated by
the    Association   of   Professional    Engineers   of
British Columbia.
Carried
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Change in deadline date of application for admission
Dean Lusztig )   That students applying to enter the Faculty must
Mr. Fields )   make formal application to the Registrar of the
University not later than May 31. All necessary
documents, including official transcripts, must be
received by the Registrar by June 30 to ensure
that the application will be considered.
Carried
Other business
Senate procedure
In reply to a query concerning the rules and regulations by which Senate operates,
the Chairman suggested that the Secretary of Senate could look into this matter. 7641.
Wednesday,   November   18,   1981.
Other business (continued)
Mediaeval Workshop
Dr. Elder drew Senate's attention to the Twelfth Mediaeval Workshop consisting of
a series of lectures on mediaeval drama which were sponsored by the Dean of Arts,
Canada Council and the Koerner Foundation.
Report of the Tributes Committee  (in camera)
Emeritus status
At   the   October   Senate   meeting   it   had   been   suggested   that   the   Tributes
Committee look into the policy of granting emeritus status to those who had reached
retiral age but had been re-appointed.
Dean    Larkin    stated    that    the   committee    had   considered   this    item    and
recommended that, in accordance with past practice, emeritus status be awarded to
those eligible when they reached the age of 65.    The question of their subsequent
re—appointment and continued work was considered to be irrelevant to the question of
whether they be granted emeritus status.
Dean Larkin )    That   Senate   approve   the   policy   that   Faculty
Mrs. Fulton )    members should be  eligible  for  emeritus  status
regardless    of    whether    they    are   subsequently
employed.
Carried
Honorary Degrees
Dean Larkin stated that the committee had considered candidates for honorary
degrees not only for the 1982 Congregation but also for future ceremonies.
Dean Larkin )    That Senate approve in principle the proposal of
Mrs. Fulton )    the  Tributes  Committee  that   they  prepare  and
maintain a list of candidates for honorary degrees
from   which  future  recommendations   to  Senate
would be made.
Carried 7642.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Honorary Degrees  (continued)
The   committee   recommended   that   invitations   be  extended  to  the  following
persons to receive honorary degrees at the 1981 Congregation:
Michael F. Belanger
President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bank of Canada
Robert S. Blair
President and Chief Executive Officer of NOVA
George F. Curtis
former Dean of the Faculty of Law
Vladimir Krajina
Internationally renowned ecologist
Robert G. Robertson
Chancellor of Carleton University and former Civil Servant
Ray G. Williston
former Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources
Dean Larkin )    That    the    recommendations    of    the    Tributes
Dean Lysyk )    Committee    concerning    Honorary    Degrees    be
approved.
Carried
It was suggested that the Tributes Committee be asked to explain how candidates
for  honorary degrees  are selected and  to  consider  reviving  the practice of  asking
honorary degree recipients to give a speech at the congregation ceremonies.
The meeting adjourned at 10.30 p.m.
The next  regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, December 16,
1981.
Secretary
Confirmed,
Chairman 7643.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'A'
New awards recommended to Senate
Borch Scholarship in Theatre - A scholarship in the amount of $800 has been made
available by Mr. Gerald Borch, B.A. 1969. The award will be made to a student
entering the final undergraduate year in the Department of Theatre, and
demonstrating    professional    potential. The    award    will     be    made    on    the
recommendation of the department.
Intramural Administrator Award - An award consisting of a prize in the amount of
$150 and a plaque has been made available by George Mapson to recognize
outstanding contributions to the administrative support of the Intramural program.
The recipient will be recommended by the Director of the Intramural-Recreational
Sports Program.
Intramural Unit Manager Award - An award consisting of a prize in the amount of
$150 and a plaque has been made available by George Mapson to recognize the
outstanding Unit Manager in each of the men's and women's Intramural programs.
The recipients will be selected by the Director of the Intramural-Recreational Sports
Program in consultation with the respective Unit Managers.
I. P. Sharp Associates Limited Scholarship - A scholarship of $1,000 is offered
annually to a student completing second year with a demonstrated interest in
Computer Science and high standing in Science courses. The award will be made on
the recommendation of the Department of Computer Science. The winner will
receive an offer of employment from I. P. Sharp Associates Limited for the summer
following completion of the student's third year.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Change in policy for Honours Standing
On graduation a student will be granted Honours standing if he/she obtains a First
Class standing in the Winter Session of the Final Year and a minimum of 75% with no
failed courses in each of the preceding three Winter Sessions. If the minimum of 75%
is not achieved in one or more of the preceding three Winter Sessions, Honours
standing will be granted if the overall average in the four years is 80% or higher, with
no failed courses. To be eligible a student must have had full—time status for all four
years.
Humanities Elective Courses - change in statement
Three units of Humanities Elective courses are required in each of the first three
years of Engineering. These may be selected from courses given in the Faculty of
Arts which are not primarily mathematical in content. Some courses given by the
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration also are acceptable. All students
require Economics 100 or Economics 309 before graduation and either of these may
be taken as a Humanities Elective. Applied Science 260, Technology and Society, is
offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and students are advised to consider this
course as a possible Humanities elective. 7644.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals  (continued)
FACULTY OF ARTS
Classics
Note: The following statement pertains to the six proposed changes below in
Greek courses. The Classics Department wishes to revise its Senior Greek courses in
order to present four basic courses that will cover the major areas of Greek
literature. Two of these courses will be offered one year, alternating with the other
two the next. In this way the senior Greek student will, by graduation, have read
portions of works in the following areas: drama, epic, lyric poetry, philosophy,
oratory and history. At the present time the Department has six senior courses but,
since these have no guarantee of being presented every other year, students may miss
certain fields of Greek literature. By this new arrangement, Comedy will be absorbed
into Drama; Oratory will be treated with Philosophy; Lyric Poetry will be added to
Epic. Although the quantity of reading in any genre will be reduced, the range of
materials covered will be extended. Consequently, students will be better prepared
for future study.
Deletions GREK 406, 409
Changes GREK 402, 405, 407, 408 -    change   in   title,   description  and
prerequisite
Note: The following statement pertains to the seven proposed changes below in
Latin courses. The Classics Department proposes a new arrangement of authors
studied in its Senior Latin courses. Most of these authors will now be covered in five
rather than seven courses. This new structure will ensure that a student in Majors or
Honours Latin will study authors in all important areas of Latin literature before
graduation. The Department proposes to offer two courses one year, three the next;
in this way students in their senior years will have had all five courses available.
With the present system of seven courses, students may miss studying certain areas in
Latin literature. The five new courses will cover portions of works in the following
subjects: comedy, satire, lyric poetry, epic poetry, philosophy, and history. Under
the new arrangement the number of lines read of some authors will decrease but the
range of literature covered will be almost the same. We hope that this new structure
of courses will provide the graduating student with a more thorough preparation in
the different types of Latin literature than the present system allows.
Deletions LATN 401, 402
Changes LATN 403, 404, 405, 407, 408 - change in title and description
LATN 305 - change in description
CLST 332, 333, 430, 433, 435, 436 - change in hours 7645.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
Course and curriculum proposals
FACULTY OF ARTS
Classics (continued)
Change in program description:
Requirement for Major in Classical Studies, prerequisite now reads:
Classical Studies 305 is highly recommended. Those wishing to concentrate on
art/archaeology should take Classical Studies 429 and 430; on literature, Classical
Studies 315 and 316; on history, two or more of Classical Studies 332, 333, 433 and
435. Greek or Latin courses numbered 300 or above may be substituted for 6 of
the 15 units of Classical Studies. Religious Studies 300 and Philosophy 333 and
343 are accepted within the Classical Studies Major.
Addition to List 'A'
Add Greek 125(3)
English
New courses ENGL 352 (Ife)  Middle English
423 (I fe/3)d Canadian Drama
Hispanic and Italian Studies
Changes SPAN/PORT 407, 427, 437, 438, 457, 458 - change in units
History
Deletion. HIST 100-199 (I fe/3)d Problems in History
The following list of courses replaces the HIST 100-199 Calendar entry:
HIST 101 (3)   Western European History from the
Fall of Rome to the Reformation
I 15 (3)  Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
120 (3) European History from the Renaissance to the
present
122 (3)   Introduction to Modern European History
125(3)  Main Currents in Twentieth-Century History
135(3)  The History of Canada
170 (3)  Civilizations of Southern Asia
171 (3)  Introduction to East Asia 7646.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF ARTS (continued)
Home Economics
Change in program requirements:
The Second and Third Year Calendar entries for the Human Nutrition Major
Program, the Dietetics Major Program and the Human Nutrition Honours Program,
should be changed to read as follows:
Second Year:
Chemistry 230  3
Microbiology 200  3
Home Economics 200  Ife
Home Economics 201  3
Home Economics 211  Ife
Biology 200  Ife
Biology 201  _lfe_
15
Third Year:
Biochemistry 302  Ife
Biochemistry 301  Ife
Statistics  Ife
(The rest of each third year program remains as in the Calendar)
Linguistics
New course
LING 405 (I fe/3)d Morphology
Music
New course
MUSC 336 (lfe/3)d Opera Theatre Techniques APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF ARTS
Music  (continued)
Program changes:
Major in Opera, now reads:
First Year
(100)  Theory of Music I
(120)  History of Music I
(145)   Music Performance
(Voice)
(144)   ' Piano
(135)  Opera Repertoire I
(100)  English
Italian
Large Ensemble
Third Year
(300)  Theory of Music III
(339)  Opera Workshop I
(346)  Music Performance
(Voice)
(335) Opera Repertoire
III
(336) Opera Theatre
Techniques
(100) 2French
3
3
3
3
I
17
3
3
3
3
7647.
Wednesday, November 18, 1981.
Second Year
(200)  Theory of Music II
(320) History of Music II
(245)   Music Performance
(Voice)
(244)   ' Piano
(235)  Opera Repertoire II
(200)  English
(100)  2German
Large Ensemble
Fourth Year
(446) Music Performance
(Voice)
(439)  Opera Workshop II
(435)  Opera Repertoire IV
(423)  History of Opera
Music Elective
3
Arts Elective
3
3
3
3
I
17
3
3
I
3
3
16
16
Piano:  A minimum of two years' study regardless of entering level.
2
Foreign languages:    In certain cases students may concentrate on one or
two of the languages required, and the indicated sequence may be altered.
3
Arts elective:     This course should be chosen in consultation with opera
division advisor. 7648.
Wednesday, November 18, 1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF ARTS
Music (continued)
Program changes:
Major in Orchestral Instrument:   introduction to this program now reads:
Before entering this course of study, the student must successfully
audition for the faculty. In general, the entrance level corresponds to
the Toronto or Western Board Grade X, and there must be a probability
of significant development during the years of study at the University.
Students enrolled in this course will be examined each spring by the
faculty to determine who should be allowed to continue in this course of
study, or be required to change to another program.
While solo performance is stressed, all students in this program will
constantly participate in large and small ensemble activity. Solo recitals
are required at the end of the third and fourth years.
A detailed syllabus of repertoire representing standards of expectation in
performance of undergraduate study may be obtained upon application to
the Department of Music.
Performing Organizations:   last sentence of Calendar entry now reads:
A major ensembles are . . . the Contemporary Players, the Stage Band,
and the Department of Music Collegium Musicum Ensembles. No more
than half of a student's small ensemble credit is to be Stage Band.
Philosophy
Changes PHIL 410 - split into two courses, now reads:
PHIL 410 (Ife)    Morals, Politics and the Individual
PHIL 41 I (Ife)    Knowledge,  Explanation,  and the Nature of
Things
PHIL 421 - split into two courses, now reads:
PHIL 421 (Ife)   Philosophy of Law:A
422 (Ife)    Philosophy of Law:B
Psychology
Changes PSYC 303 - change in description
467 - change in prerequisite 7649.
Wednesday,  November   18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
FACULTY OF ARTS (continued)
Ethnic Studies - Calendar entry:
Ethnic Studies here refers to the study of ethnic groups within Canadian
society. Work is normally centred on a single ethnic group, on
relationships between ethnic groups, or on a comparison of the situation
of such groups in Canada with their situations in other countries. Ethnic
studies involve numerous disciplines (for example, history, political
science, anthropology, sociology, language, literature, health, and
education), and are carried on in various departments, schools and
faculties within the university. Subjects may range widely (for example,
from ethno-musicology to nutrition), and are frequently studied on an
inter-disciplinary or inter-faculty basis.
Although there is no Department of Ethnic Studies at U.B.C. and no
formal program leading to a degree in this field, many departments
throughout the university offer courses relevant to Ethnic Studies and
related areas. Students wishing to emphasize Ethnic Studies, either at
the undergraduate or gradute level, will normally be located in a single
department and follow a normal degree program. Such students should
therefore consult the Committee on Ethnic Studies for guidance in
planning their coursework. This should be done by the end of the Second
year.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Health Care and Epidemiology
New course HCEP 410 (2/3)c       Current  Administrative  Issues   in  Health
Care
Pathology
Change PATH 427 - change in description
Deletion MICB 426
Paediatrics
Changes PAED 425, 475 - change in description
SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
New course RHME 402 (Ife) Introduction to Scientific Inguiry
Deletion RHME 423 7650.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE (continued)
Bachelor of Science Programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy -
B.Sc. (O.T.) and B.Sc. (P/D
Students who wish to become dually qualified in Occupational Therapy and
Physical Therapy are required to complete 25 designated units outlined below in
not less than two years in order to qualify for the second degree, having already
completed the first degree.
Required courses in O.T. to be completed by School of Rehabilitation Medicine
graduates holding a U.B.C. degree in P.T.
Number
RHME 207
RHME 303
RHME 306
RHME 307
RHME 323
RHME 406
RHME 407
RHME 416
RHME 424
RHME 426
RHME 428
COURSE
Title UNITS
Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice 3
Occupational Therapy, Clinical Conditions
in Psychiatry 2
Occupational Therapy, Orthotic and
Remedial Equipment I
Occupational Therapy, Psychosocial
Dysfunction I fe
Occupational Therapy, Neurodevelopmental
Techniques I fe
Occupational Therapy, Lifestyling I
Occupational Therapy, Advanced Problem-
Solving for Physical Dysfunction Ife
Occupational Therapy, Function in Home
and Community Ife
Occupational Therapy, Program Design I
Occupational Therapy, Independent Study Ife
Occupational Therapy, Advanced Problem-
Solving for Mental Health Ife
Psychology elective - 300 level Ife
Total I8fe
RHME 209
RHME 335
RHME 435
Total required
Clinical Fieldwork, Occupational Therapy
Clinical Fieldwork, Occupational Therapy
Clinical Fieldwork, Occupational Therapy
Total
0
3
3fe
6fe
25 7651.
Wednesday,  November  18,   1981.
APPENDIX 'B'
SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Bachelor of Science Programs in Occupational  Therapy and Physical Therapy —
B.Sc. (O.T.) and B.Sc. (P.T.) (continued)
Required courses in P.T. to be completed by School of Rehabiliation Medicine
graduates holding a U.B.C. degree in O.T.
COURSE
Number
Title
UNITS
RHME 208
RHME 304
RHME 305
RHME 308
RHME 308
RHME 313
RHME 314
RHME 41 I
RHME 412
RHME 413
RHME 415
RHME 404
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Assessment and
Management Procedures
Physical Therapy, Electro and Hydro-Therapy
Physical Therapy, Musculo-Skeletal
Disorders
Physical Therapy, Musculo-Skeletal
Disorders
Physical Therapy, Respiratory Disorders
Physical Therapy, Neurological Disorders
Physical Therapy, Obstetrics and
Paediatrics
Physical Therapy, Cardiac and Peripheral-
Vascular Disorders
Physical Therapy, Comprehensive Patient
Management
Physical Therapy, Independent Study
Medicine & Surgery VI
Total
fe
Ife
Ife
Ife
I
Ife
Ife
fe
3
2
I
17
RHME 210
RHME 330
RHME 430
Clinical Fieldwork, Physical Therapy
Clinical Fieldwork, Physical Therapy
Clinical Fieldwork, Physical Therapy
Total
0
41fe
3fe
8
Total required
25

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