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Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
The Seventh regular meeting of the Senate of The University of British Columbia
for the Session 1977-78 was held on Wednesday, March 22, 1978 at 8.00 p.m. in the Board
and Senate Room.
Present: President D. T. Kenny (Chairman), Dean J. H. M. Andrews, Mrs. M. F.
Angus, Dr. C. E. Armerding, Dr. C. S. Belshaw, Ms. J. P. Blandford, Dr. C. B. Bourne,
Mr. D. M. Brousson, Dr. T. H. Brown, Rev. P. C. Burns, Mr. W. Chow, Dr. D. H. Copp,
Dr. J. D. Dennison, Dr. P. J. Dooling, Miss L. R. Erdman, Mrs. F. Field, Dean W. D. Finn,
Dr. C. V. Finnegan, Dean J. A. F. Gardner, Mr. R. H. Goodwin, Dr. R. F. Gray, Dr. D.
Haley, Dr. T. D. Heaver, Mr. A. Hedstrom, Miss W. J. Hudson, Dr. W. M. Keenlyside,
Dr. L. Kraintz, Mr. J. Kulich, Mrs. W. T. Lane, Dean P. A. Larkin, Dean P. A. Lusztig,
Dean K. M. Lysyk, Miss E. McCann, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. C. A. McDowell, Mr. J. M.
Maclntyre, Mr. A. 0. McNeil, Mr. J. F. McWilliams, Dr. B. N. Moyls, Mr. R. F. Osborne,
Mrs. M. L. Peters, Dean B. E. Riedel, Mr. J. H. Russell, Dr. S. O. Russell, Mr. P. Sandhu,
Dr. M. Shaw, Dr. R. A. Shearer, Dr. J. G. Silver, Dr. J. K. Stager, Mr. B. Stuart-Stubbs,
Mr. G. A. Thorn, Dean G. M. Volkoff, Miss C. L. V. Warren, Dean W. A. Webber, Mr. R. S.
Whyte, Dean R. M. Will, Dr. J. L. Wisenthal.
Observer:  Mr. J. A. Banham
Messages of regret for their inability to attend were received from Chancellor
D. F. Miller, Dr. K. T. Brearley, Dean E. M. Fulton, Miss A. M. Katrichak, Dean W. D.
Kitts, Rev. J. P. Martin, Dr. P. H. Pearse, Dr. J. F. Richards, Dr. V. C. Runeckles.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dr. Gray )  That the minutes of the Sixth regular meeting of
Dr. Keenlyside  )   Senate    for    the    Session    1977-78,    having    been
circulated be taken as read and adopted.
Carried 6991.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Senate ad hoc Committee to inquire into the recent student elections to
the Board of Governors and the Senate
Dr. Stager presented the report. The committee had been established, as agreed at
the previous meeting, to investigate the allegations of improper conduct in the
election of student members to the Board of Governors and student senators at-large;
the committee to have the power to decide whether the election was affected by
improper conduct of such a nature that it should be declared invalid, and to declare the
election invalid if they so found.
It was stated in the report that in conducting its business, the committee
established the following:-
(a) that it was not to be concerned with allegations of wrong-doing on the part of
individuals who became known to the committee through the evidence or as
(b) that the privacy of persons and their evidence would be protected;
(c) that a public notice be given to provide the opportunity for individuals to
appear before the committee;
(d) the committee took as a guiding principle the statute which applies to
elections in this Province, namely that an election shall stand unless and until
evidence of irregularities in the conduct of the election affect its outcome.
During its meetings the committee received documents pertaining to the elections,
evidence in written form, and by personal testimony from witnesses who were called to
a hearing and who appeared voluntarily.
The committee reported that:-
1. allegations of election irregularities were not confined to a single poll;
2. direct evidence indicated that an irregularity did take place during the
3. indirect evidence indicated that there may have been further irregularities.
The committee concluded that on the evidence before it, there were insufficient
grounds for upsetting the elections and that they should stand.
Dr. Stager      )       That Senate approve the report of the committee.
Mr. Osborne  )
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and carried. 6992.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Business arising from the Minutes  (continued)
Report of the Senate ad hoc Committee on Teaching Assistants
The report had been referred back to the committee at the previous meeting.
Dr. Haley stated that the committee had reconsidered the report and had made minor
changes to the text and to the wording of the recommendations in order to make them
more explicit.
The committee had been established in April, 1977, as agreed by Senate at its
meeting of February 16, 1977, to investigate the practice of giving teaching assistants
the full responsibility for the teaching of certain courses or section of courses.
The following is an extract from the report:-
" Responsibility for appointing Teaching Assistants (T.A's), assigning duties,
supervising their work and providing adequate training programs, rests with individual
departments. However, in 1973, the Faculty of Graduate Studies issued a Statement of
Policy Regarding Graduate Student Service Appointments. This document includes the
following statements which are particularly relevant to Senate's current concern and
the work of this Committee:
"A Teaching Assistant should not be assigned to the full responsibility
of teaching a graduate or upper year undergraduate course."
"Teaching appointees with no teaching experience can be greatly aided
by early instruction in the art. Each department should prepare a
departmental training program appropriate to the teaching expected of
the appointee. In addition, close supervision of new teachers by the
department is expected."
The Committee considers that its responsibilities are:
(i) to provide Senate with information on the duties and
responsibilities currently assigned to T.A's and the extent and type
of supervision provided by Faculty members.
(ii) to determine whether there are any problems regarding the use of
T.A's which would justify making changes to current policies.
To meet these objectives the Committee contacted the Dean of each Faculty and
requested the completion of a questionnaire concerning the use and supervision of
Duties Performed by T.A's
T.A's duties include: preparing material for undergraduate laboratory courses;
demonstrating and instructing in laboratory courses; marking laboratory exercises and
other assignments; leading undergraduate tutorials and small discussion groups;
marking mid-term examinations and class tests; preparing teaching materials, and
giving lectures in undergraduate courses. 6993.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Senate ad hoc Committee on Teaching Assistants
"Duties Performed by T.A's  (continued)
In some departments, T.A's are given the responsibility of teaching a section of a
lower year, multi-section course. The Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, the Faculty of Education, several departments in the Faculty of Arts,
and the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science use T.A's in this manner.
Responsibilities of Teaching Assistants
T.A's do not generally take sole responsibility for determining either the content or
format of courses, although in many departments they are consulted and their
suggestions taken into account in the planning of courses in which they are to
participate. Some departments have a system of regular consultation between the
T.A's and the faculty members responsible for instructing multi-section courses.
T.A's frequently mark mid-term examinations and class-tests, and may be required
to assist in marking final examinations. T.A's do not have sole responsibility for
determining final course grades, which are reviewed by a faculty member.
Supervision of T.A's in the classroom and laboratory takes a variety of forms. In
laboratory courses the faculty member in charge is generally present throughout a
substantial part of the laboratory period. In the case of classroom teaching,
supervision takes the form of consultations between the T.A's and the faculty member
in charge of the course and classroom visits. The frequency and formality of
consultations and visits varies between departments.
Provision of Training Programs for T.A's
A few departments have formal training programs for T.A's. Many require
attendance at lectures and have preliminary briefing sessions and/or a regular system
of consultations between T.A's and faculty members.
The committee recognizes that an important role is played by T.A's. However,
from the information received by the Committee, it appears that the practice of
placing a T.A. in charge of a course or a section of a course is not widespread in the
University. In no case is a T.A. solely responsible for course content or for the
determination of final course grades. Nevertheless, the evidence before the
Committee suggests that supervision, particularly classroom supervision, could be
Dr. Haley )      That the final responsibility for credit courses shall
Dr. Finnegan  )      rest with appointed faculty at the University.
Carried 6994.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Business arising from the Minutes
Report of the Senate ad hoc Committee on Teaching Assistants  (continued)
Dr. Haley        )
Dr. Finnegan  )
That the Deans of the Faculties, Departments and
Schools where T.A's are assigned duties, that
provisions exist for adequate supervision of
performance of these duties.
In amendment:
Mr. Hedstrom )
Mr. Goodwin    )
That the following words be added to the motion:-
"Whereas teaching appointees with no teaching
experience can be greatly aided by early instruction
in the art, be it resolved that each department shall
prepare a departmental training program
appropriate to the teaching expected of the
During the following discussion it was suggested that the proposed amendment
changed the motion substantially and should not, therefore, have been accepted as an
Dr. Shearer )
Dr. Haley    )
That the Chair be challenged on the acceptance of
the amendment, and that the amendment be ruled
out of order.
After a brief discussion on the wording of the motion  it was agreed that the
following re-wording be accepted:-
"That Deans of Faculties shall ensure that in Faculties, Departments, and
Schools provisions exist for the adequate supervision of Teaching Assistants
in the performance of their duties."
The motion, as re-worded, was put and carried.
Mr.  Hedstrom  gave notice of the following motion  for discussion at the April
meeting of Senate:-
"Whereas teaching appointees with no teaching experience can be greatly
aided by early instruction in the art, be it resolved that each department
shall prepare a departmental training program appropriate to the teaching
expected of the appointee." 6995.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
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)      Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) program recommended by the Faculty
of Agricultural Sciences.  (P.6974-6)
(ii)     Revised   admission   requirements   for  applicants  to  a   Master's  degree  program
recommended by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  (P.6982-3)
(iii)    Faculty of Medicine policy on reviews of Departments.  (P.6983-5)
Committee on Prizes, Scholarships and Bursaries
Dean Gardner )     That   the   new   awards   listed   in   Appendix   'A'   be
Dr. Haley        )     accepted subject to the approval  of the Board of
Governors, and that letters of thanks be sent to the
Report on the election of Chancellor and members of Convocation to the Senate for the
three-year term commencing 1978
The results of the election of February 24,  1978 for Chancellor and Convocation
members to serve on Senate had been circulated as follows:-
For the Chancellorship:
The Honourable J. V. Clyne
For the Convocation representatives on Senate
Mr. W. H. Birmingham
Mrs. M. F. Bishop
Mr. W. G. Burch
Mrs. E. D. Fulton
Dr. W. M. Keenlyside
Ms. C. E. McAndrew
Mr. J. F. McWilliams
Mr. M. M. Ryan
Mr. G. A. Thorn
Mrs. J. C. Wallace
Miss C. L. V. Warren
Reports of Committees of Senate
Budget Committee
The report on the activities of the committee from September 1976 to September
1977 had been circulated for information. 6996.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Budget Committee  (continued)
It was stated in the report that the committee had met frequently during the past
year to consider the three-year budget proposals which had been requested by the
Universities Council of British Columbia, the University grant, and the proposed
budget necessary to enable the Medical School to increase its enrolment.
It was also stated in the report that as soon as it was known from the U.C.B.C.
what was to be the amount of the University budget, it was clear that only by further
restrictions and cuts in the existing faculty and departmental budgets would it be
possible to operate at any reasonable level in the ensuing year. It also became clear
that there would have to be an increase in fees. After much discussion the committee
had finally approved and recommended to the President that fees be increased by a
minimum of 25%, and by a larger amount in certain professional faculties. It was also
recommended that there should be an increase in the budget for bursaries and student
Because of the availability of excellent statistical budget data the committee was
able to review the various faculty and departmental budgets to see where restrictions,
or reallocations of funds, could be made so as to bring in the budget within the
financial resources available, and yet at the same time have the smallest effect on the
academic quality of the various programs. For the 1977-78 academic year it was
decided to increase the supplies and expenses budgets of the faculties and departments
by 12% to take account of inflation. The Administration had also made its own review
of the same situation and as a result agreement was reached.
In the final reallocation of resources there was required an overall reduction in
faculty and departmental budgets of $I.342M or 1.21% of the total budget.
One interesting innovation in the budget was the provision of $500,000 by U.C.B.C.
to the three universities in the Province to encourage the development of new
programs of excellence. Of that amount U.B.C. was to receive $300,000, and the
various departments and faculties were requested to submit proposals.
The detailed budgetary considerations for the expansion of the Medical School were
presented to the Senate Budget Committee in May 1977. Dr. Webber attended the
meetings to aid the Committee in their discussions.
The request of the U.C.B.C. that the University submit three-year budget programs
proved to be an exceedingly difficult task which involved much extra work for the 6997.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Budget Committee  (continued)
Committee. In general, the Committee was able to reach agreement on advice to
offer the President regarding the proposed expansion and contraction in different areas
of the University budget, particularly for the 1978-79 academic year. The Committee
spent less time on successive years simply because it became difficult to deal with the
projections as far ahead as three years, particularly in a period in which the University
was increasingly being subject to more and more fiscal restraint. There was also the
added difficulty that there was no knowledge as to how long the restraints might be
During the following discussion concern was expressed as to the need for more
information on the principles used upon which budgetary decisions are based.
On behalf of Senate the Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for the work
done by the committee.
Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Education  (See Appendix 'B')
The committee recommended approval of new courses and course changes
submitted by the Faculty of Education with the exception of the following:-
Education 4XX (I Ife)    Craft Skills Development - fundamentals of basic hand
tool processes
Education 395 (lfe/3) Field Studies in Education
Proposed Calendar change concerning Second Year academic electives
Dr. Wisenthal    )   That new courses and course changes recommended
Dean Andrews  )    by the Faculty of Education be approved.
Ad hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation
Dr. Moyls presented the report. The committee was established in February 1976
to make specific recommendations concerning procedures for evaluating the
effectiveness of Faculty members in teaching situations.
It was stated in the report that this was not the first committee commissioned by
Senate to study the problems of teaching evaluation. In December 1974 an ad hoc
committee, chaired by Professor Roy Daniells, presented a report to Senate on its 6998.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation  (continued)
deliberations. It described in some detail the procedures then in use in the Faculties,
the problems associated with reliable and effective evaluation, and summarized
wide—ranging views of faculty members on the subject.
As recommended by that committee the President established a permanent
committee which included the representatives of Faculties specially charged with the
responsibility of evaluating teaching. The committee further recommended that the
President's committee set up a series of short courses, staffed by volunteers from the
Faculty at large approved by the committee, to be offered one or more each academic
year, according to demand.
The present committee, entering upon the task without definite terms of reference,
sought to clarify its position vis-a-vis the President's committee. That committee
consisted of representatives of the faculties who were versed in their faculty's
evaluation procedures and techniques, and who were in most cases members of their
faculty Teaching and Learning Committees.
The President's committee presented a report on the summer of 1977. That report
contained recommendations concerning methods of improving teaching, concerning the
execution of teaching evaluations, and concerning reporting of faculties to the Senate
An inventory summary contained in the appendix of the report of the Senate
committee indicated the widespread use of teaching evaluation procedures at U.B.C.
Nearly all faculties and departments used student questionnaires of some kind.
Teaching and/or course evaluations, completed by students, were mandatory on an
annual basis in 12 out of 20 departments in the F"aculty of Arts, in 5 out of 9
departments in the Faculty of Science, and in 5 out of the other 9 faculties.
The committee felt that there was already a strong commitment, not only to
student evaluation, but also to annual evaluation. Evidently, those faculties and
departments who engaged in an annual evaluation of teaching and courses by student
questionnaires found value (and perhaps necessity) in the exercise. There were some,
however, who maintained that such a rigorous system of evaluation was not necessary,
having consideration for the time and effort required. They would be content with
evaluations on a less frequent basis.
The committee believed that most faculty members agreed that regular evaluation 6999.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation  (continued)
was useful and desirable, and that student opinion could be obtained by questionnaires.
The exercise was useful and satisfying to students, and the feedback could be
profitable for faculty members. Members of the committee were of the opinion that
systematic, objective and cumulative student evaluations should be obtained for all
teaching and all courses. However, the evaluation procedures may well be different
for different disciplines in the University. Additionally, since questionnaires can vary
widely in validity and reliability, expert advice, as is available in several faculties,
should be sought in constructing such questionnaires. The committee rejected the
notion that a uniform procedure would work for all disciplines. Faculties, Schools and
Departments must develop their own evaluation instruments. It did not seem,
however, that some cumulative evaluation of teaching of all faculty members should
be considered in association with important career decisions, such as those relating to
reappointment, promotion and tenure. It was felt that the case for annual evaluation
of courses may have merit but that it should be left to the judgement of the Faculty
The committee made the following recommendations:-
(a) That systematic, objective and cumulative evaluations should be obtained for
all faculty members and instructors, and for all undergraduate courses.
(b) That such evaluation include teaching evaluation, and that teaching evaluation
be considered in reappointment, promotion and tenure decisions.
(c) That the timing and form of such evaluation be decided by each faculty.
(d) That   the   evaluation   instruments   be   developed   and   administered   by   the
faculties and/or departments concerned.
(e) That Senate set up a permanent Committee to receive and monitor the reports
indicated in (f), and to make recommendations to Senate where appropriate.
(f) That, upon request, faculties submit to the Senate Committee named in (e) a
report on Teaching Evaluation, and identify:
(i)      which courses and teachers were officially evaluated by students and the
methods used for the evaluations;
(ii)     in general, which individuals have access to the evaluation results;
(iii)    other methods used for evaluating the quality of courses and teaching
such as Peer Group Evaluation.
Dr. Moyls ) That the report be received.
Dr. Gray    )
Carried 7000.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Reports of Committees of Senate
Ad hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation  (continued)
Dr. Moyls )
Dr. Gray   )
In amendment:
Dr. Shearer )
Dean Will     )
That   the   recommendations  of   the  committee  be
That recommendation (a) be amended to read:-
"That annual systematic, objective and cumulative
evaluations should be obtained for all faculty
members and instructors, and for undergraduate
courses for which this is practicable."
In amendment:
Mr. Thorn ) That recommendation (a) be amended as follows:-
Mr. McWilliams)   ,    -p.   * i *       *• u-    *• a
1. That      annual      systematic,      objective      and
cumulative evaluations should be obtained for all
undergraduate courses for which this is
2. That every Faculty member and Instructor be
entitled to an annual performance appraisal
where the primary purpose is to assist that
person to assess and improve his performance.
In amendment:
Dr. McDowell )
Dean Will )
That recommendation (e) and (f) be deleted.
A motion requesting faculties to submit to Senate a statement of the procedures
used for evaluation was withdrawn when it was explained that the President's
Committee on Teaching Evaluation was collecting this information. The Chairman
stated that he would submit to Senate some time in the future a report on the various
methods of evaluation used by the Faculties.
The motion, as amended, was put and carried.
The Chairman expressed thanks and appreciation for the work done by the
Report of the Librarian 1976-77
The report was circulated for information.   In speaking briefly to the report Dean
Larkin,  Chairman  of  the University Library Committee,  referred  to   the   increasing 7001.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Report of the Librarian 1976-77  (continued)
importance of the Library's role as a centre for resources in a provincial library network
as well as a national network. The Dean also referred to the continuing problem of lack
of space and stated that in particular the committee would have to discuss the future of
the Main Library.
Tribute was paid to the excellent work of the Librarian and his staff.
Mr. Hedstrom gave notice of the following motion:-
"Whereas the state of the economy and the Government policy towards
universities are having severe repercussions upon the Library, a critical
component in the academic quality of the University, and whereas it is
absolutely essential that the Library maintain a high standard of excellence,
be it resolved that the Senate express its deepest concern over the Library's
deteriorating service, loss of adequate staff, and lack of proper facilities to
allow freer access to reading material, and furthermore, be it resolved that
a letter incorporating these concerns be sent to The Universities Council of
British Columbia and the Minister of Education."
Report of the President's ad hoc Committee on Academic Freedom of Lecturers and
The report of the committee was circulated to Senate for information in November
1977, and in December 1977, Senate approved, for inclusion in the Calendar, the
statement on Academic Freedom contained in Appendix I of the report.
Dr. Finnegan explained that Appendix II of the report - Procedures for Chairmen of
Meetings, and Appendix III - Legal Position of the University, not previously distributed,
were now being circulated for information.  These are outlined below:-
Procedures of Chairmen of Meetings
1. The Chairman has full control of the meeting. He must be prepared to
exercise that control when necessary.
2. If, in the course of a meeting, the actions of members of the audience
seriously disrupt the proceedings, the chairman shall request an end to the
disruption, calling the disruptors' attention to their denial of the rights of free
speech and of the audience to listen. If appropriate the chairman may inform
the audience that:
(i)      opportunity will  be provided at the end of the address for questions,
written or oral;  or
(ii)     opportunity will be provided at the end of the address for rebuttal of the
speaker's opinions. 7002.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Report of the President's ad hoc Committee on Academic Freedom of Lecturers and
Procedures of Chairmen of Meetings  (continued)
3. Should the disturbance continue, the chairman shall adjourn the meeting for
not less than fifteen (15) minutes nor more than one hour. He shall inform the
disruptors that they are now in official violation of University principles, and
that he will use the interval to summon the University Patrol and to notify the
Office of the President. He shall further state that if the disruption resumes
following the adjournment the University Patrol will establish the identify of
the disruptors by means of I.D., photographs or testimony.
N.B.  If violence is threatened at any time, the chairman must immediately
adjourn the meeting and summon the University Patrol and the R.C.M.P.
4. Upon resumption of the meeting, any person who engages in disruptive activity
shall be identified by the University Patrol and informed by the chairman that
unless he leaves the meeting immediately he will be subject to such remedies
as may be available to the University at law.
5. If the foregoing procedures are not effective, the chairman shall, with the
assistance of the University Patrol, request the Office of the President to
summon the R.C.M.P.
Legal Position of the University
The University of British Columbia derives its legal status from the Universities
Act, 1974, in which section 4 continues the University's status as a corporation.
Authority and power in the University, as confirmed by the Act, is divided among
various groups and individuals: The Board of Governors, the Senate, The President,
The Faculties, etc. Control of the property of the University and of its use is
vested in The Board of Governors, and its chief executive officer, The President.
The University can only act through its governing bodies and officers in accordance
with the Act, but subject to this, its powers in dealing with the use of its facilities
and property are the same as the powers of a private individual. Thus, the
University through its Board and President can determine who may, or may not, use
its facilities and the conditions under which those facilities may be used.
Furthermore, the University, acting through its Board, officers, and employees, has
the same powers of defence of person, defence of property, and of arrest as a
private individual. In short, the University has broad powers over the use of the
facilities and over the conduct of those who are on the campus, powers much
broader than it is ever likely to invoke.
The Committee would note that a duly authorized officer or employee of the
University (such as the Patrol) may remove from University facilities someone who
is misbehaving, or the University may call upon the Police for assistance in ejecting
such persons. In such cases, the Police would be assisting the University in the
exercise of its rights of ownership and possession. Whether or not criminal charges
are laid against those who commit criminal offences in the course of disruptive
behaviour will depend on the policy adopted by the University and the Police.
Finally, it should be noted that the University in appropriate circumstances might
bring a non-criminal civil action against those who misbehave. 7003.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Report on Continuing Education Activities of The University of British Columbia 1976-77
Mr. Kulich explained that the report had been prepared for circulation to the public
rather than the University since most of the information contained in the report had
already been circulated to Senate in January.
Report on Co-operative Education
The following report on Co-operative Education had been submitted by the Dean of
Women's Office for information:-
"This pilot program was initiated in July, 1977 in the Dean of Women's Office by
Dean E. Margaret Fulton, and co-ordinated by Dr. Sheryl Bond and Maryke Gilmore,
assistants to the Dean of Women, Dr. Axel Meisen, Associate Dean of Applied
Science and Dr. Antal Kozak, Associate Dean of Forestry.
While the general goal of co-operative education is the integration of formal
academic study with a related and supervised work experience, the specific goal of
UBC's Co-operative Education Program this year is to assist women who are
contemplating a career in these traditionally male-oriented fields to gain greater
confidence and familiarity with the career of their choice. This pilot project is
expected to expand during the academic years 1978-80 with programs that involve
both men and women in Forestry and Engineering as well as in other faculties.
Nine first year women students in Science, who are qualifying to enter the Faculty
of Applied Science, have been accepted for summer work placements with
engineering firms and oil companies, while five first year women in Science who
are qualifying to enter the Faculty of Forestry are expected to be placed with
forestry companies and governmental forestry services. All accepted students are
receiving assistance in resume writing and interviewing techniques in specially
designed workshops before they meet with appropriate employers.
After all work placements are finalized a meeting will be organized on campus for
these students with their faculty supervisors and employers before the actual work
term commences.
The Committee will provide the Senate with a progress report on the
implementation of this pilot project in co-operative education at an appropriate
time in the early fall when the work experiences have been carefully evaluated by
involved faculty members and the Committee on Co-operative Education."
Other business
Student unemployment
Mr. Russell ) Because student unemployment in British Columbia
Mr. Hedstrom ) has reached disturbingly high levels and because the
situation greatly affects students' abilities to attend
post-secondary institutions, and given that both the
administration and the Board of Governors at U.B.C.
have expressed their deepest concern over the
student unemployment situation and the general
unemployment situation, that Senate close the
University on Thursday, March 30, 1978, so that the
University community can actively participate in
the Victoria unemployment rally planned for that
day. 7004.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Other business
Student unemployment  (continued)
The Chairman pointed out that under normal circumstances notice of motion would
be required but due to the deadline date he was prepared to accept the motion on this
Following a brief discussion the motion was put and lost.
Report of the Tributes Committee
Dr. Stager presented the report.   Members of the gallery were asked to leave.
Professors Emeriti
Dr. Stager stated that the committee had received a number of enquiries
concerning the granting of emeritus status to people who retired before normal
retirement age due to illness or for personal reasons.
Under the present arrangements emeritus status is only granted to people who
retire at normal retirement age. The committee felt that this was denying
emeritus status to people who deserved it. The committee therefore recommended
that emeritus status be granted to faculty who retire at age sixty years or later and
after a minimum of ten years full-time service at the University.
Dr. Stager       )     That  Senate approve  in  principle  the granting of
Dean Volkoff )      emeritus status before the normal  retirement age
for faculty who retire at age sixty years or later and
after a minimum of ten years full-time service at
the University.
Dr. Stager       )     That Dr. D. M. Whitelaw be granted the status of
Dean Webber  )      Professor Emeritus of Medicine.
The committee also recommended that Dr. A. J. Elliot and Dr. G. R. F.
Elliott be granted emeritus status. Dr. Stager explained that many years ago both
these people had technically been appointed on a part-time basis but that they had
for many years essentially served as full-time members of faculty.
Dr. Stager    ) That   Dr.   A.   J.   Elliot   be   granted   the  status  of
Dr. Webber  ) Professor   Emeritus   of   Ophthalmology,   and   that
Dr. G. R. F.       Elliott   be   granted   the   status   of
Professor      Emeritus      of      Health      Care      and
Carried 7005.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
The Chairman extended best wishes to the retiring members of Senate and thanked
them for their services during their terms of office.
The meeting adjourned at 10.40 p.m.
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 1978.
Chairman 7006.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
New Awards recommended to Senate
The Cromie-Dix Memorial Fund - This fund was established as a memorial by the
friends of Samuel Patrick Cromie and William Derek Dix, who lost their lives in a
tragic accident on February 16, 1957. Samuel Cromie, born in Vancouver in 1918,
was at the time of his death, Vice-President and Assistant Publisher of the
Vancouver Sun, and William Dix, born in London, England in 1918 was
Vice-President of Sales for Canada of Neon Products of Canada, Limited. Both
served in the Second World War and contributed generously of their time and
talents to the welfare of their fellow citizens, especially through their work with
the Community Chest. In keeping with the tenor of their public service this fund
provides bursaries totalling approximately $2,000 to students in the fields of
Education, Social Work or Community and Regional Planning and related areas of
The Donner Canadian Foundation Scholarships - Scholarships in varying amounts
will be awarded from time to time to students in the School of Community and
Regional Planning who are conducting research on the impact of urbanization on
the natural resource base, with special reference to recreation. The funds for
these awards were made possible by a grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation.
The Karen Elaine Florence Madsen Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship has
been established by Mr. & Mrs. E. Madsen in loving memory of their dear daughter,
Karen Elaine Florence, who passed away in October, 1977. Karen received her
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from U.B.C. in May 1976. An annual award
of $350 will be made to a student entering the final year of the B.S.N, program,
who has shown outstanding personal qualities, high academic achievement, and a
true dedication to the Nursing profession. Selection of the recipient of this
scholarship will be made by the Awards Committee on the recommendation of the
School of Nursing.
The Tsutae and Hanako Sato Prize - This prize is the gift of Tsutae and Hanako
Sato, who together taught Japanese language for over half a century to Japanese-
Canadian children. In the amount of approximately $175, it will be awarded to a
graduating student in the Faculty of Education. The award is offered to
commemorate 100 years of Japanese immigration to Canada. Preference will be
given to a student of Japanese ancestry.
The Mr. & Mrs. T. Sato Prize in Asian Studies - A prize in the amount of
approximately $75, gift of Mr. & Mrs. T. Sato, will be awarded to the outstanding
student in first year Japanese. The award will be made on the recommendation of
the Department of Asian Studies.
The Weyerhaeuser Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forestry - This Fellowship, the gift of
the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, provides $8,000 annually for the support of
a doctoral candidate in forest harvesting or forest engineering. The Fellowship will
be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry and approval of the
University Awards Committee to a candidate who has demonstrated outstanding
academic ability. 7007.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
New Awards recommended to Senate  (continued)
The Yorkshire Trust Company Fellowship - A fellowship in the amount of $1,000
has been made available by the Yorkshire Trust Company to support a student in
the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration. The award will normally be
made to a graduate student who has had some business experience. The award will
be made on the recommendation of the Faculty. 7008.
Wednesday,  March 22,   1978.
Course and curriculum proposals
New courses
Change in program:
EDUC 166 (I Ife) Curriculum and instruction in
Program 21 simplified shorthand
176 (I Ife) Curriculum and instruction in
Forkner shorthand
186 (I fe) Curriculum and instruction in
Pitman Shorterhand
EDUC 174
EDUC 200 - change in title and description
490 - change in title
449 - change in units (now lfe/3)c)
Under    #20   Social    Studies   (Emphasis   in   Geography)   3rd   and   4th   Years   of
concentration should read:
9 units of senior geography courses selected from Regional Courses (3),
Systematic Courses (3) and from among Technique, Systematic and
Regional Courses (3) plus 3 units of senior course work in History or
social science.  (See Faculty of Arts section)
Note: Students taking a second social studies concentration need only
do the 9 units of senior work in Geography in this concentration.
Under #21 Social Studies (Emphasis in History) 3rd and 4th Years of concentration
should read:
9 units of senior History courses plus 3 units of senior course work in
Geography or social science.  (See Faculty of Arts section)
Note: Students taking a second social studies concentration need only
do the 9 units of senior work in History in this concentration.


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