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 THE   UNIVERSITY    OF   BRITISH    COLUMBIA
Vancouver Senate Secretariat
Senate and Curriculum Services
Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
www.senate.ubc.ca
VANCOUVER SENATE
MINUTES OF OCTOBER 19, 1994
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway (Chair), Chancellor R. H. Lee, Vice-President D. R. Birch, Dr. D. R.
Atkins, Dr. A. P. Autor, Mr. J. A. Banfield, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. A. E. Boardman, Mr. J. Boritz, Mr. P. T.
Brady, Dr. D. M. Brunette, Dr. D. G. A. Carter, Mr. P. G. Chan, Ms. S. Chan, Ms. L. Chui, Dr. T. S. Cook,
Mr. K. A. Douglas, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert, Mr. E. B. Goehring, Dean M. A. Goldberg, Dr. J. Gosline, Dean J.
R. Grace, Dr. S. E. Grace, Mr. H. D. Gray, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Mr. A. G. Heys, Dr. M. Isaacson, Dr. J. G. T.
Kelsey, Professor V. J. Kirkness,Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. H. H. F. Leung, Dr. M. Levine, Professor P. L. K. Lin,
Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. R. L. A. MacGillivray,Mr. K. R. MacLaren,
Dean M. P. Marchak, Dean B. C. McBride, Dean J. H. McNeill, Mr. R. L. de Pfyffer, Rev. W. J. Phillips,
Mr. A. A. Raghavji, Dr. D. J. Randall, Professor J. A. Rice, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. H. B. Richer, Dr. R. A.
Shearer, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Ms. C. A. Soong, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Mr. S. C. S. Lam, Dr.
S. Lhorne, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. R. M. Will, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Mr. E. C. H. Woo.
Regrets: Dr. S. Avramidis, Dr. J. Barman, Dean C. S. Binkley, Dr. D. H. Cohen, Dr. M. G. R. Coope, Ms. S.
Y. Dawood, Dean M. J. Hollenberg, Mr. J. A. King, Mr. C. Lim, Dr. S. C. Lindstrom, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Mr.
W. B. McNulty, Dean A. Meisen, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Mr. D. B. Preikshot, Mrs. M. Price, Professor M.
Quayle, Professor R. S. Reid, Dr. A. J. Sinclair, Dean C. L. Smith, Dr. L. J. Stan, Mr. B. B. Lelford, Dr. W.
Uegama, Dr. E. W. Whittaker, Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr., Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Senate membership
DECLARATION OF VACANCY (UNIVERSITYACT, SECTION 35(6))
Dr. George Eaton - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences representative
REPLACEMENT
Ms. Stephanie Chan - Student representative at-large replacing Byron Horner
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean McBride l        That the minutes of the first regular meeting of
Dean Richards J        Senate for the Session 1994-95, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Dr. Kelsey drew attention to page 10893 of the minutes and the reference to the Ad Hoc
Committee on Teaching Evaluation. He stated that this should read "the report of the
Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Environment for Teaching".
The motion was put and carried.
10898
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Business ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Business arising from the minutes
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION
Mr. Goehring drew attention to the discussion of the report of the committee presented at
the May meeting of Senate stating that at that time he had had a number of reservations
regarding the possible amalgamation of the Department of Soil Science with the
Department of Geography. He reported that this matter had since been discussed in the
Department of Geography and that as there is now a general consensus within the
department he would like to go on record as supporting the possible amalgamation of the
Department of Soil Science with the Department of Geography.
SENATE NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (P.10873)
Senate was informed that Dr. C. E. Slonecker had been nominated in response to the call
for nominations to fill a vacancy on the Nominating Committee.
Dr. Kelsey l        That nominations close.
Dr. Williams J
Carried.
Dr. Slonecker was declared elected.
MOTION TO REQUEST COMMITTEES OF SENATE TO ESTABLISH A QUORUM
(P.10888)
Dr. Will spoke to the following proposal, which had been circulated:
Whereas the Rules and Procedures of the Senate state [1.2] "that simplified Robert's
Rules of Order shall govern Senate in all cases to which they are applicable and in
which they are not inconsistent with these Rules and Procedures"; and
Whereas the Rules and Procedures state [3.3.1] that "eighteen members of Senate,
other than the Chair, shall form a quorum for all meetings of Senate", but is silent on
the subject of a quorum for the committees of Senate; and
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Business ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
Whereas Robert's Rules of Order state that "unless there is a special rule on the
subject, the quorum of every assembly is a majority of all members of the assembly",
and further that "in a committee of the whole the quorum is the same as in the
assembly; [and] in any other committee the majority of a quorum, unless the assembly
order otherwise, and it must wait for a quorum before proceeding to business",
It is therefore moved that
Senate request its duly constituted committees to establish by motion, with a majority
of all members voting, a quorum for the transaction of committee business; and that
this quorum be sent to Senate for approval and if approved added to a committee's
terms of reference as a matter of record.
It was explained in the material circulated that it could probably be successfully argued
that the quorum of all Senate committees, with the exception of the Committee on
Appeals on Academic Standing which has a Senate approved quorum of five, is a majority
of all members, given the default clause in the Rules and Procedures of Senate that says
the Robert's rules apply. If so, this could cause problems, especially with respect to
decisions taken by committees hearing appeals.
Dr. Will l        That Senate request its duly constituted
Dr. Shearer i        committees to establish by motion, with a
majority of all members voting, a quorum for
the transaction of committee business; and that
this quorum be sent to Senate for approval and
if approved added to a committee's terms of
reference as a matter of record.
Dr. Shearer suggested that when committees are considering the decision on quorums they
should not include ex-officio members if those members do not participate in the activities
of the committee.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Minutes of October 19,1994	
Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
Reports of Committees of Senate
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Faculty of Graduate Studies - admission requirements for the Ph.D. Program in Counselling
Psychology
Dr. Will, Chair of the committee, presented the report. He reminded Senate that although
the program had been approved in May the statement on admissions had not been
presented to Senate for approval at that time. At the request of the committee, changes
had been made to the proposed statement and the committee now recommended approval
of the following Calendar statement on admission requirements for the Ph.D. program in
Counselling Psychology:
To gain admission into the doctoral program, a student must satisfy the general
academic standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the following standards of
the Department of Counselling Psychology: a thesis-based master's degree in
counselling psychology (or its equivalent) with a "First Class" standing, a Miller's
Analogies Test score of at least 60, and (where applicable) a TOEFL score of at least
580. Ordinarily, applicants are expected to have completed graduate courses in tests
and measurement, group counselling, theories of counselling, career counselling,
supervised practica, research methods, statistics (through analysis of variance), and
counselling for special groups (e.g., children, adolescents, or adults).
Selection among applicants who have met these basis criteria will be based on
academic and professional promise.
Dr. Will l        That the Calendar statement on admission
Dean Sheehan J        requirements for the Ph.D. program in
Counselling Psychology be approved.
Carried.
COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING STUDIES
Diploma Program in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture)
Dr. Vanderstoep, Chair of the committee, presented the following report which had been
circulated:
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
There is a recognized need for a post-baccalaureate continuing education program for
foresters in British Columbia. The Silviculture Institute of British Columbia (SIBC) has
been offering such a program since 1985, with a great deal of assistance from the
University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry. SIBC offers a mid-career upgrade
program for Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs) specializing in silvicultural
practice. To date, 122 students have completed this program, with a further 125
students enroled at present.
The creation of the Diploma Program in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) has
advantages to both organizations. SIBC is seeking to properly reflect the academic
value of the program, and the achievement of the students who successfully complete
it. Also, SIBC wishes to properly recognize the contributions of UBC Faculty of
Forestry members.
The Faculty of Forestry is seeking to recognize the Faculty members' commitment of
time and effort to this program, through teaching as well as participation on
Curriculum Committees and the Board of Directors. Currently, there is no recognition
for this participation.
Program Description
a.   Academic and Professional Objectives
More than ever before, Professional Foresters and other forest managers are in need of
an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills following completion of their
formal education. Recent initiatives, such as the new B.C. Forest Practices Code
(proposed legislation), indicate that the public has high expectations that the forestry
profession be able to carefully and skilfully manage their resources for a variety of
demands.
In addition, in 1988, the Forest Act was amended to require that Pre- Harvest
Silviculture Prescriptions (PHSPs) be prepared prior to the harvest of timber from any
and all Crown land in B.C. Furthermore, these PHSPs must be signed and sealed by a
Registered Professional Forester. Therefore it is of the utmost importance, both
economically and socially, that R.P.F.s and other foresters involved with PHSPs, be
up-to-date in the latest silviculture knowledge and practices in order to produce the
most appropriate prescription for each forest area. Good prescriptions can have very
positive environmental, economic, and social implications.
This Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) will provide academic recognition to
the achievements of those students who successfully complete the 12 weeks of training
it involves, and will help to reassure the public that forest managers do have the
necessary educational background, plus exposure to the latest research and
developments in the field, to perform their work to a high standard.
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
According to the UBC Calendar, some of the elements of the role and mission of the
university include:
"Each university shall... (b) provide instruction in all branches of knowledge;... (e)
provide a program of continuing education in all academic and cultural fields
throughout the Province;..."
This Diploma in Forestry will help to fill an important need in the forestry sector for
continuing education.
b. Uniqueness of Program
The program is quite unique in the field of forestry in B.C. As a post-baccalaureate
level program, it will complement the UBC Faculty of Forestry baccalaureate
programs by providing an opportunity for further study following significant (five
years minimum) work terms. The program will also complement the Faculty of
Forestry's graduate programs, while emphasizing practice vs. theory.
c. Curriculum
The Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) is comprised of six, two-week course
modules, for a total of 12 weeks of in-session education. Each module is comprised of
85 contact hours and 15 to 50 hours of pre-course reading and post-module
assignments, for a total of 635 hours. The requirement is for a diploma program to be
equivalent to one full year or more of university study (24-36 credits). Assuming that
each credit represents 12 hours of contact time, 24-36 credits are equivalent to 288 -
432 hours.
The program will be held annually, commencing in January, and will alternate
locations between Surrey and Prince George. Students will complete two modules each
year; therefore, the entire program will normally take three years to complete.
The six modules comprising the Diploma program with the credit equivalency are:
Module I: FRSI 401 (5) Basic Principles - Review of the physical sciences that
encompass the field of forestry, focusing on those topic areas in which students require
a solid basis for further modules.
Module II: FRSI 402 (5) Regeneration - Information necessary for the student to
assess the biological, social, and economic implication of alternative regeneration
treatments or regimes.
Module III: FRSI 403 (5) Forest and Stand Development - Growth and yield of trees,
stands, and forests as well as stand dynamics. The tools of site curves, yield tables,
growth simulation models, and financial analysis.
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
Module IV: FRSI 404 (5) Silviculture Planning and Practices - Selection of appropriate
silviculture practices and the planning of management regimes. Students study the
practices used to improve the forest stand structure for integrated resource values.
Module V: FRSI 405 (5) Forest Analysis - A broader framework, beyond the stand
level, for consideration when preparing silviculture prescriptions. Fundamentals of
forest dynamics, temporal and spatial design concepts, landscape design, and future
markets and trends.
Module VI: FRSI 406 (5) Silviculture Prescription - Demonstration by students of
their ability to apply the knowledge, concepts, and analysis techniques learned in the
previous five modules, by preparing a detailed silviculture prescription. Each student
develops and orally defends a silviculture prescription for an assigned forest stand.
The oral presentation and subsequent written report are evaluated by a panel of
experienced silviculturists.
The curriculum for each module was developed and will be maintained by SIBC
Curriculum Committees. These committees will become sub committees of the UBC
Faculty of Forestry Curriculum Committee, and will include at least one Faculty of
Forestry member to ensure that appropriate academic standards are set and
maintained.
The six courses will be designated as Diploma Credit Courses, and will be for
purposes of the Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) only.
The Senate Curriculum Committee has been consulted on these courses.
d.  Faculty Resources
Currently eight members of the Faculty of Forestry, as well as eight Adjunct Professors
are involved in the instruction of the program.
Admission to Program
a.   Admission Requirements
Admission to the program requires a combination of academic and work experience
qualifications. Applicants must be Registered Professional Foresters (R.P.F.) with the
Association of B.C. Professional Foresters. Applicants must also have a minimum of
five years of forest management work experience. Applicants are normally practising
foresters, employed with government, industry, or a consulting firm, who are engaged
in silviculture or related forest management work.
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
b.   Admission Process
Applicants to the Diploma Program will be screened and approved by UBC, with
assistance if required, from the SIBC Candidate Selection Committee, which reports to
the Board of Directors. The Selection Committee will include a representative of the
UBC Faculty of Forestry. Potential students will continue to submit applications
directly to SIBC for forwarding as a complete package to the appropriate UBC
department.
The UBC Registrar will issue a UBC student number to each successful applicant and
maintain a transcript of records.
Proposed Calendar Statement
a. On page 18 (1994/95 Calendar)
Add: Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture)
b. On page 149 (1994/95 Calendar)
Add:
DIPLOMA IN FORESTRY (ADVANCED SILVICULTURE)
The Faculty of Forestry, in cooperation with the Silviculture Institute of British
Columbia, offers a Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture).
The Diploma Program is designed for foresters specializing in silvicultural practice,
and focuses on silvicultural theory and principles relevant to Pre-Harvest Silviculture
Prescriptions. A Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) will be awarded upon
successful completion of the program.
Admission
Admission to the Diploma Program requires a combination of academic and work
experience qualifications. Applicants must be Registered Professional Foresters
(R.P.F.) with the Association of B.C. Professional Foresters. Applicants must also have
a minimum of five years of forest management work experience. Applicants are
normally practising foresters, employed with government, industry, or a consulting
firm, who are engaged in silviculture or related forest management work.
Requirements for the Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture)
The Diploma requires the completion of six course modules, each of two weeks
duration, for a total of 12 weeks education. Extensive pre- course reading assignments
are also required prior to each course module. The program normally takes three years
to complete. In order to qualify for the Diploma, a student must complete all
requirements within a maximum of five years.
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
Residence requirements and Transfer of Credit
Students are required to attend full-time day and evening sessions for 12 consecutive
days for each course module. Classroom sessions are held in several off-campus
locations in British Columbia. There is no transfer of credit available either to or from
this Diploma Program.
Program Description
The Diploma in Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) concentrates on improving the
student's awareness and understanding of those subjects that encompass the broad
field of silviculture
Dr. Vanderstoep spoke briefly to the report, highlighting various aspects of the proposal
and noting that this was the first diploma program coming to Senate under the new
guidelines passed by Senate in May of this year. Dr. Vanderstoep emphasized that the
proposed diploma credit courses would not replace credit courses in other programs nor
could they be transferred to other programs currently offered by the Faculty of Forestry.
Dr. Vanderstoep l        That the proposed Diploma Program in
Mr. Brady i        Forestry (Advanced Silviculture) be approved.
In response to a query by Mr. Verma, Vice President Birch confirmed that the program
would be self-supporting and that the University would be paid for any administrative or
indirect costs incurred in the offering.
The motion was
put and carried.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dr. Williams, Chair of the committee, presented the report which had been circulated.
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
Vacancies on Senate Committees
The Nominating Committee nominated the following to fill vacancies on Senate
Committees:
Academic Policy
Dr. A. J. Sinclair - replacing Dr. R. C. Tees
Academic Policy
Ms. Stephanie Chan - replacing Mr. B. Horner
Budget
Mr. H. David Gray - replacing Mr. S. Alsgard
Library
Mr. Hugh H. F. Leung - replacing Mr. B. Horner
Ad Hoc Committee on University Organization
Mr. Kevin A. Douglas - replacing Mr. B. Horner
Dr. Michael MacEntee - replacing Dr. M. Isaacson (now ex-officio member as Chair
of the Budget Committee)
Dr. Sally Thorne - replacing Dr. D. Ll. Williams (now ex-officio member as Chair of
the Academic Policy Committee)
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Teaching Evaluation
Ms. Stephanie Chan - to fill student vacancy
Dr. Williams l        That the recommendations of the Nominating
Dr. MacDougall i        Committee concerning vacancies on Senate
committees be approved.
Carried.
As a result of comments made at the previous meeting, Dr. Williams thought it necessary
to remind Senate of the procedures followed by the Nominating Committee in making
recommendations for membership on Senate committees. He stated that at the beginning
of each three-year Senate a questionnaire is distributed to members of Senate asking for
their preference with regard to service on Senate committees. The Nominating Committee
then attempts to make sure that all senators, as far as possible,
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Reports OF COMMITTEES OF SENATE
end up on at least two committees of their choice. The students, whose membership on
Senate changes annually, bring forward their own recommendations to the committee
which, in the past, have always been accepted. Dr. Williams stated that the Nominating
Committee has always treated all senators as equal and has not attempted to establish
quotas in any way as far as membership on committees is concerned. He stated that if
Senate wished to re-write the rules then it should do so.
Dr. Williams drew attention to item 2. of the report stating that the Nominating
Committee saw no reason not to recommend approval of the request of the Ad Hoc
Committee on University Organization that Dr. Wehrung be co-opted as a member.
Dr. Williams l        That Dr. D. A. Wehrung be co-opted as a non-
Dr. MacDougall i        Senate member of the Ad Hoc Committee on
University Organization.
Carried.
AD HOC COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION
Dr. Shearer stated that the work of the committee had been delayed due to changes in the
membership of the committee. The committee had expected to bring a final report to
Senate in the fall but it now appeared that this would be delayed until the spring.
Dr. Shearer informed Senate that the committee was continuing its discussions on the
organization of programs in human health, and that it was also considering issues relating
to the centralization and decentralization of decision making, and to the provision of
services in the university.
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Dr. Shearer drew Senate's attention to a matter of confidentiality regarding the work of
the committee. He informed Senate that a subcommittee report on centralization and
decentralization had been circulated to Vice Presidents and to Deans, who are not
members of the committee. Attached to the report was an appendix which included
excerpts from statements given in confidence to the committee by various people. Dr.
Shearer stated that he had since written to each member of the committee reminding them
that the committee has adopted a principle of confidentiality about its deliberations and
its internal documents simply because the committee thought that it would encourage
people to be very candid when providing the committee with appropriate information.
Dean Marchak referred to the recommendations approved at the May meeting of Senate
stating that Faculties had not been given enough time to discuss thoroughly the
implications of those recommendations. Dean Marchak stated that she would like to have
some assurance from the committee that sufficient notice will be given when there are
recommendations that are going to have an impact on departments so that Deans and
Department Heads can discuss such recommendations with faculty members.
Dr. Shearer stated that he would bring this matter to the attention of the committee.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
PROPOSAL FOR A REPORTING RELATIONSHIP FOR A NEW LIFE SKILLS MOTIVATION
CENTRE - REPORTING TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
PROMOTION RESEARCH
In speaking briefly to the following proposal, Dean Grace noted that Rick Hansen and
Larry Green, the Director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research, were in
attendance at the meeting to answer any questions that Senate might have.
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
The Institute of Health Promotion Research (IHPR) was approved in 1990 as a
research institute in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Institute has developed
rapidly and shown considerable success in performing research, evaluating programs
and educating graduate students in health promotion to help people gain greater
control over the determinants of their own health. Typical research examines social,
behavioural and environmental factors that pre-dispose, enable and re-enforce
individual and collective actions which promote health in specific groups and the
population at large. The Institute is currently bringing in research grants and contracts
totalling in excess of $1 million per year. Approximately 30 staff (including 19
students) are paid through the Institute, while there are 90 faculty associates whose
research interests relate to health promotion from a wide range of departments and
Faculties. The Institute hosted the Second Canadian Health Promotion Conference
and has been designated (in association with SFU UVic) one of five national centres of
health promotion research.
Since completion of the Man in Motion Tour in 1987, Rick Hansen has maintained a
close association with UBC. The Disability Resource Centre was conceived and
created in his leadership, and he continues to chair its advisory committee. The Rick
Hansen National Fellow Program was established at UBC with the support of Mr.
Hansen to promote international awareness of the potential of people with disabilities
and to carry forward the inspiration and ideas developed during the world tour. Rick
Hansen is the current incumbent of the National Fellow Program. In addition, the
Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, an independent foundation formed after the
world tour, co-founded a Chair in Spinal Cord Research at UBC as part of the World
of Opportunity Campaign. Discussions have been under way for some time between
Mr. Hansen and UBC regarding the formation of a new entity, tentatively called the
Life Skills Motivation Centre (LSMC), from Rick Hansen's current company, Rick
Hansen Enterprises. The new centre would focus on personal motivation, wellness and
development of life skills. Activities of the Centre would include speaking tours,
workshops, seminars and other motivational "products" (e.g. books, programs, CDs,
computer games) which are designed to help people in the community at large to take
control of, and improve the quality of, their lives. Rick Hansen would have a
Management and Professional appointment as Rick Hansen National Fellow and
Director of the Centre.
Given the closely related objectives of IHPR and the proposed Life Skills Motivation
Centre, it is proposed that the Director of the Centre report to the Director of the
Institute (who in turn reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies). There is an excellent
potential fit between the two units. The IHPR performs research and evaluates
different approaches designed to promote healthy lifestyles, while the new Life Skills
Motivation Centre would provide direct outreach into the community at large. The
LSMC could be an ideal vehicle to communicate and apply some of the research
findings to specific groups and population at large outside UBC, while IHPR will help
provide a sound research grounding for the material to be communicated by the
LSMC.
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Faculty of Graduate Studies
Financial, taxation and other practical aspects of the formation of the Life Skills
Motivation Centre are currently being worked out and, if the Centre is to become a
reality, will require formal approval of the UBC Board of Governors, Rick Hansen
himself and Rick Hansen Enterprises. One aspect of the plan is that fund-raising
would likely be undertaken to provide a new building, tentatively called the Wellness
Resource Complex, which would house IHPR, LSMC, the Rick Hansen National
Fellow Program, the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Foundation and possibly also the
Disability Resource Centre.
Dean Grace l        That if a new Centre is to be formed along the
Dean Goldberg i        lines suggested above, the Director of the
Centre should report to the Director of the
Institute of Health Promotion Research.
In response to a query by Dr. MacDougall, Dean Grace explained that as a non-academic
unit the Life Skills Motivation Centre would not require Senate approval. However,
because the Director of the Centre would be reporting to the Director of an academic
unit, approval of the reporting relationship was being requested.
The motion was
put and carried.
CALENDAR CHANGE - EXPECTATIONS FOR THE DOCTORAL THESIS
The following proposed Calendar change to item B4. under the heading Expectations for
the Doctoral Thesis, had been circulated [new material in italics}:
Upon registration, the student will consult his or her Committee to develop a program
of studies which is then reviewed and approved by the department concerned. The
program of studies will consist of seminars, directed readings, consultations, and such
formal courses as may be deemed essential for the fulfilment of the requirements for
the degree. Some departments require competence in languages other than English.
The department in which the student intends to write the thesis shall determine the
number of such languages and the level of competence necessary in each. A major part
of the candidate's work will consist of a thesis embodying the results of original
research.
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Desirable CHARACTERISTICS OF A UBC GRADUATE
The Faculty considers this thesis to be a piece of work of high quality which a capable
student who is properly prepared, supported and supervised can complete within one
to three years of being admitted to candidacy.
Dean Grace explained that some students tend to take too long in their graduate studies.
It was hoped that the proposed Calendar change would be helpful in communicating to
graduate students and to their supervisors the Faculty's expectations with regard to the
time that a student should take to complete a Doctoral Thesis at UBC.
Dean Grace l        That the proposed Calendar change to item
Dr. Gilbert i        B4. under the heading Expectations for the
Doctoral Thesis be approved.
Carried.
Desirable Characteristics of a UBC Graduate
The Agenda Committee recommended that a statement of desirable characteristics of a
UBC graduate, which had been circulated, be referred to the Senate Curriculum
Committee.
Dean Richards l        That the statement on desirable characteristics
Mr. De Pfyffer i        °fa UBC graduate be referred to the Senate
Curriculum Committee for consideration and
that the committee report back to Senate on
the basis of their deliberations.
Several issues were raised concerning the statement. Dr. Kelsey suggested that the
Curriculum Committee look carefully at the item concerning gender bias and gender
stereotyping, and recognize that the University ought to be concerned with more than one
kind of bias and more than one kind of stereotyping. Another suggestion was that a sense
of loyalty to UBC should be added to the list.
 Vancouver Senate                                                                                                                        10913
Minutes of October 19,1994	
Desirable CHARACTERISTICS OF A UBC GRADUATE
Ms. Soong expressed concern that there appeared to have been no input from alumni and
students in the preparation of the list.
Ms. Chui stated that although the list of desirable characteristics of a UBC graduate was
commendable, the students would like to see the Deans put together a list of desirable
characteristics of a UBC professor.
Dr. Kirkness drew attention to the items which referred to knowledge of Canadian culture
and some knowledge of other cultures stating that these items required a lot of
clarification.
Dr. Will suggested that members of Senate communicate their views to the Curriculum
Committee rather than suggesting changes on the floor of Senate.
Dean Marchak suggested that Senate ought to discuss whether the University should be
producing such a statement at all before referring the matter to a committee. Dean
Richards responded that that was one of the questions the Curriculum Committee was
being asked to consider.
Dr. Berger, Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee, said that the committee would be
glad to receive comments from senators and to receive information about groups who
ought to have input and the channels through which that might occur.
Vice President Birch suggested that the committee might consider consulting Faculties that
offer first baccalaureate degrees for their advice.
Dr. Grace stated that she found the list offensive, and asked what Senate was supposed to
do with the document if and when it came back to Senate for approval.
 Vancouver Senate 10914
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Report of the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning re Recruiting, Rewards and Incentives
Dean Richards responded that it was up to the Senate Curriculum Committee to make
recommendations as to whether or not it felt that there was a need for such a document.
Dr. Will stated that what was before Senate was a list of educational outcomes and that
the Curriculum Committee's business was to approve courses and programs. He
suggested that if the list of characteristics was approved the Curriculum Committee would
have to propose a lot of new courses to achieve the objectives.
Dr. Williams noted that the list had already appeared in UBC Reports following
circulation at the May meeting of Senate, and stated that he was uncomfortable about the
idea that lists of characteristics, however desirable, should receive some form of public
distribution before they had been approved by Senate.
In response to a query by Dr. Grace, Vice President Birch stated that if the proposal was
not referred to the Curriculum Committee then it would still be before Senate and Senate
would have to decide how else to deal with the matter.
The motion was
put and carried.
Report of the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning re Recruiting,
Rewards and Incentives
In speaking to the report, which had been circulated, Vice President Birch reminded
Senate that in September 1993 the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Environment for
Teaching raised a large number of items about the environment for teaching. At that time,
it recommended that Senate forward the issues raised concerning recruiting, rewards and
incentives to the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning, and requested that
the Vice President Academic be asked to provide Senate with a report.
 Vancouver Senate 10915
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Report of the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning re Recruiting, Rewards and Incentives
Vice President noted that there were a number of recommendations which suggest that
the University has to make financial commitments and that it might have to look carefully
at the context of the recognition of teaching. He felt that the recommendations would, at
the very least, serve as reminders or as reinforcements in a number of instances of actions
already taken and that they would stimulate further discussion either in Senate or the
Faculties.
In response to queries raised by Dr. MacEntee, Dean McBride, Chair of the Working
Group, stated that the word "theoretically" should be deleted from recommendation 1.
under Curriculum and Instruction, and that the words "and if necessary enlarge" and
"whenever possible" in recommendations 4. and 7. respectively were there because it is
possible that the systems already in place may be adequate. However, these matters were
open to debate.
In response to a query by Dr. Kelsey concerning the recommendations contained in the
report, Dean McBride stated that there were some issues which should be considered by
committees of Senate and others that might be referred back to other working groups to
put in place, particularly those that concern budgetary issues and the willingness of Deans
to make a commitment in those areas. He suggested that one area that might be
considered by the Academic Policy Committee is a description of what teaching
encompasses and the evaluation procedures that might be used to measure someone's
ability to stand up to those criteria.
Dr. Grace referred to a statement in the report that the University should consider
building centralized teaching facilities and asked for a definition of centralized teaching
facilities.
 Vancouver Senate 10916
Minutes of October 19,1994	
Report of the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning re Recruiting, Rewards and Incentives
In response, Dean McBride cited the IRC complex as an example of centralized teaching
facilities. He stated that the complex has a number of classrooms of various sizes that can
be arranged in different formats for different kinds of teaching and that it also has an
audio visual support structure which allows you to do a lot of things that you cannot do
in other rooms on campus. He also stated that there was a necessity to look at centralized
maintenance of audio visual teaching equipment.
Dean McBride agreed to a suggestion that the words "undergraduate and graduate" be
included before the word "teaching" in recommendation 1. under Curriculum and
Instruction which would then read " Create a reward system that recognizes the
importance of undergraduate and graduate teaching and makes it co-equal with research
vis-a-vis rewards and status."
In response to a query by Dean Marchak concerning the status of the report, Vice
President Birch stated that the report, which is a subcommittee's report to the Deans, was
before Senate for information not action, and that the purpose of the report was to
inform Senate of the action taken in response to matters referred to the Deans' Working
Group.
Dr. Kelsey l        That Senate approve the thrust of this
Rev. Hanrahan J        subcommittee report and urges the Deans to
take it further.
Dr. Will stated that, in his opinion, recommendation 1. should be addressed to all
colleagues throughout the university who are involved in making recommendations about
advancement, promotion and salary increases, and that to effect the intent of
recommendation 1. there would have to be a major change in attitude among colleagues.
He stated that the collective agreement which governs the criteria for promotion,
 Vancouver Senate 10917
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Report of the Deans' Working Group on Teaching and Learning re Recruiting, Rewards and Incentives
advancement, and salary increases is enabling so that was not the problem. He felt that
the problem was how colleagues wish to recognize themselves in terms of advancement in
the University and that was something that everybodyhad to be involved in. He also
pointed out that there could only be limited success in doing things differently unless
other major universities did likewise. Until the academic market place also recognizes the
importance of excellence in teaching, UBC will be constrained in what it can do by itself.
Rev. Hanrahan noted that many of those receiving master teaching awards at the spring
graduation ceremonies had not reached full professor status even though they had been
teaching at the University for 15 years or more. He thought that there was something
wrong with a system that did not provide for the promotion of those recognized as the
finest teachers in the University and felt that steps ought to be taken to rectify this.
Dr. Gilbert referred to a section of the report under the heading Electronic Technology,
and asked if the Provost's Standing Committee on Technology and Education might be
extended to Faculty committees.
Vice President Birch responded that to a considerable extent that function was being
provided at the moment by a committee structure that involves most Faculties.
Ms. Chui drew attention to a statement in the report which says the individual and the
university would be better served if there were differentiated roles for faculty, and
suggests that in this type of system it could be possible for an individual to negotiate an
agreement to be evaluated 75% on teaching and 25% on research or vice versa. Ms. Chui
suggested that this could influence a faculty member who is good at teaching to choose
research over teaching because of the perceived greater rewards from research. Ms Chui
 Vancouver Senate 10918
Minutes of October 19,1994	
Education Abroad Program and Student Exchanges
said that if this were the case, the talent of that professor would be lost to the student and
asked that the committee take this into consideration.
The motion was
put and carried.
Education Abroad Program and Student Exchanges
A report on the Education Abroad Program and Student Exchanges had been circulated
for information. Vice President Birch expressed appreciation to Mary Watt, Coordinator
of Student Exchange Programs, for compiling the report which includes the activities of
her office and of the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Study Abroad
and Exchange Office.
Other business
Ms. Chui commented on Lloyd Axworthy's Social Policy Paper which proposes to change
the relationship between students and the federal government concerning student loans.
Ms. Chui stated that she wanted members of Senate to be aware that while there are some
advantages to this new proposal, one of the major disadvantages would be a possible
massive increase in tuition. Some newspapers estimate that the cost of a university
education could be as much as $15,000 a year including tuition, accommodation, and
books.
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
EMERITUS STATUS
Dean McBride, Chair of the committee, presented a report recommending that the
following be offered emeritus status:
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of October 19,1994
10919
Report of the Tributes Committee (in camera)
Dr. Thomas H. Alden
Professor Emeritus of Metals and Materials Engineering
Dr. Kloh-Ann Amacher
Associate Professor Emerita of Social Work
Dr. C. J. Anastasiou
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Science Education
Dr. P. G. Ashmore
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Johannes Barnard
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Dr. Rae Baudouin
Associate Professor Emerita of French
Dr. Claude P. Bouygues
Associate Professor Emeritus of French
Dr. John Brockington
Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre
Dr. Alexander Cairns
Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Dr. Rafael V. Chacon
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Colin W. Clark
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Margaret Csapo
Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Dr. C. K. Curtis
Associate Professor Emeritus of Social and Educational Studies
Dr. John D. Dennison
Professor Emeritus of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education
Dr. K. R. Donnelly
Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy
Mr. Peter J. Ellickson
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Zoology
Mr. Graham Elliston
Administrative Librarian Emeritus
Dr. R. A. English
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Dr. Heather Franklyn
Assistant Professor Emerita of French
Dr. Alfred Gerein
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Lionel G. Harrison
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Ian Housego
Professor Emeritus of Administrative, Adult and Higher Education
Dr. Joseph A. Lavin
Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Lawrence E. Lowe
Professor Emeritus of Soil Science
Dr. D. Ludwig
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics/Zoology
Dr. Robert MacLean
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Dr. Helen Mayoh
General Librarian Emerita
Dr. Alan G. Mitchell
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. James Panter
Assistant Professor Emeritus of French
Dr. Kenneth L. Pinder
Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Harold Ratzlaff
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Dr. P. M. Rebbeck
Clinical Associate Professor Emerita of Surgery
Dr. R. H. Rogers
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Family Practice
Dr. Trevor Sandy
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dr. Barbara Schrodt
Associate Professor Emerita of Human Kinetics
Mr. Gordon Slobin
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. John Smith
Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus of Health Care and Epidemiology
Mr. Douglas E. Talney
Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
Dr. J. W. C. Tomlinson
Associate Professor Emeritus of Commerce and Business Administration
Mrs. Ethel M. Warbinek
Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of October 19,1994
10920
Adjournment
Dean McBride
Dr. Slonecker
That the recommendations of the Tributes
Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 9.20 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 1994.

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