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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 MAY 21, 1997
Attendance
Present: President D. W. Strangway, (Chair), Vice President Academic D. R. Birch, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Dr. D. R. Atkins, Mr. T. Au Yeung, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dr. G. W. Bluman, Mr. P. T. Brady, Professor
P. T. Burns, Dean J. Cairns, Mr. A. Chui, Ms. L. Chui, Dean M. Goldberg, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dean F.
Granot, Mr. H. D. Gray, Dr. P. G. Harrison, Mr. J. Keng, Mr. A. Kwong, Ms. E. Lai, Ms. G. Lau, Mr. O.
C. W. Lau, Mr. D. K. Leung, Professor P. T. K. Lin, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. D. J.
MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee, Dr. K. May, Dean B. C. McBride, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Dean A. Meisen,
Mr. S. Mui, Dean S. Neuman, Mr. V. Pacradouni, Mr. R. L. de Pfyffer, Dean J. F. Richards, Dr. H. B.
Richer, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Dr. R. W. Schutz, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E. Slonecker, Dean C. L. Smith,
Ms. N. Sonik, Dr. S. Thorne, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. J. Vanderstoep, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dr. W. C. Wright
Jr., Dr. R. A. Yaworsky, Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Regrets: Chancellor W. L. Sauder, Dean C. S. Binkley, Dr. P. C. Burns, Dr. V. Froese, Dr. J. H. V. Gilbert,
Dr. V. Gomel, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. F. G. Herring, Dr. M. R. Ito, Dr. V. J. Kirkness,
Dr. S. B. Knight, Ms. S. Lerchs, Dr. M. Levine, Mr. T. P. T. Lo, Mr. S. Lohachitranont, Dr. P. L. Marshall,
Mr. W. McMichael, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Mr. B. Murphy, Mr. J. Nobbs-Thiessen, Dr. R. J. Patrick, Dr. W.
J. Phillips, Professor M. Quayle, Dr. D. P. Rolfsen, Mr. A. H. Soroka, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Dr. J. R.
Thompson, Dr. M. Thompson, Dr. B. J. van der Kamp, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. P. A. Vertinsky.
Senate membership
REPLACEMENT
Mr. James Keng replaces Ms. J. K. Gill as student representative of the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.
Minutes of the previous meeting
Mr. Gorman i That the minutes of the eighth regular meeting of
Dean McBride J        Senate for the Session 1996-97, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Business arising from the minutes
SENATE NOMINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (P.11658)
In accordance with established procedures, two student vacancies on the Senate
Nominating Committee had been declared at the previous meeting. In response to a call
for nominations to fill these vacancies, Mr. Christopher Gorman and Ms. Neena Sonik
had been nominated.
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Chair's remarks and related questions
Dean Goldberg l        That nominations close.
Mr. Pacradouni J
Carried.
There being no further nominations, Mr. Christopher Gorman and Ms. Neena Sonik were
declared elected.
Chair's remarks and related questions
The President stated that he would make a few remarks at the end of the meeting.
Presentation of Certificates
President Strangway paid tribute to those members attending their last Senate meeting,
and presented certificates of appreciation to Dean James F. Richards, Dean Michael
Goldberg, Dean Axel Meisen, and Dean Lynn Smith, who have served on Senate for 22,
12, 12, and 6 years, respectively.
Vice President Birch noted that this was also the last meeting for the Chair of Senate,
President David W. Strangway. Members of Senate acknowledged this with a round of
applause.
Candidates for Degrees
Dean McBride l        That the candidates for degrees and diplomas,
Dean Goldberg i        as approved by the Faculties and Schools, be
granted the degree or diploma for which they
were recommended, and that the Registrar, in
consultation with the Deans and the Chair of
Senate, make any necessary adjustments.
Carried.
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Scholarships and Awards
Scholarships and Awards
A list of scholarships, medals and prizes awarded to students in the graduating classes was
circulated for information. Dr. Bluman informed Senate that of the 28 heads of
graduating classes, 15 entered UBC directly from high schools, 14 of these being from
B.C. high schools, and three of those were from three different Prince George high
schools. Only two entered UBC directly from Vancouver high schools. Of the remaining
13 winners, five came from other B.C. universities, including one from the Open
University, six came from other Canadian universities, one from a B.C. community
college, and one entered UBC from a foreign university. Dr. Bluman noted that only two
of the undergraduate winners held major entrance scholarships. The Governor-General's
Silver Medalist in Science held a Chancellor's Scholarship, and the head of the graduating
class in Agricultural Sciences held a President's Scholarship. Five heads of class received
the Wesbrook Scholar's designation: the heads of the graduating classes of Arts, Human
Kinetics, Law, Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (Physiotherapy). Dr. Bluman also
noted that 20 of the 28 heads of classes were women.
Vice President Birch noted that the winner of the Hamber Medal, the head of the
graduating class in Medicine, is a First Nations woman and a graduate of a Kamloops
high school.
Proposal from the Board of Governors to appoint a joint Board and Senate
Committee to develop a naming policy
A proposal from the Board of Governors to appoint a joint Board and Senate Committee
to develop a policy on the use of major donors' names had been circulated.
Mr. Pacradouni i        That the proposal to establish a joint
Dr. Slonecker i        Board/Senate committee to develop a policy on
the use of major donors' names be approved.
Carried.
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Motion to petition the Government of B.C. to amend the University Act Chapter 419
Motion to petition the Government of B.C. to amend the University Act Chapter
419
Mr. Brady presented the following motion:
Mr. Brady l        1.   delete the words "who is its chair" from
Dr.Yaworsky i Part 7,35(2) (b) and
2. insert the words "to elect its own chair;" in
Part 7, 37 and
3. cause Part 7, 37(a) to read: "to regulate the
conduct of its meetings and proceedings,
including the determination of the quorum
necessary for the transaction it its business,
to elect a chair at least annually, and the
election of a vice chair at least annually,
who shall chair meetings in the absence of
the chair; but in no case shall a vice chair
serve more than 2 consecutive terms."
Mr. Brady explained that the intent of the motion was to enable the President to be an
active participant in Senate debates, providing opinions and leadership. Under the current
University Act, the role of the chair of Senate is basically one of parliamentarian and
speaker.
Dr. Williams spoke against the proposal, stating that petitioning the Government of B.C.
to even look at the University Act could lead to a number of other modifications which
Senate might be less than enthusiastic about. As far as the ability of a Chair to express its
views for the benefit of Senate was concerned, Dr. Williams said that he had not noticed
any reticence in that regard over the many years he had served on Senate.
Vice President Birch noted that UBC was not the only institution governed by the
University Act and therefore it should not unilaterally petition the government. Vice
President Birch agreed with Dr. Williams that such a request would be an invitation to the
government to scrutinize and perhaps revise the powers and composition of Senate, which
could be detrimental to the way in which Senate currently operates.
The motion was lost.
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Reports of Committees of Senate
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Faculty of Applied Science
Dr. Harrison, chair of the committee, presented the report. The committee recommended
approval of the following revised Calendar statements on English Requirements and
Advancement:
English Requirements
The Faculty of Applied Science recognizes that good communication skills in English
are essential to the understanding of course material and to the successful practice of
engineering. To qualify for the degree of B.A.Sc, a student must complete English 112
(or equivalent) and APSC 201 (or equivalent. Students admitted directly from
secondary schools are required to take English in their first year if eligible to do so. To
be eligible, students must have met the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) requirement
as stated in the "Admissions" section of the Calendar. Once admitted to UBC,
students will not normally be permitted to satisfy the English requirements at another
institution. Students should take particular notice of the English requirements for
advancement in the Faculty, as stated in the "Advancement" section of this portion of
the Calendar.
Advancement
In order to advance in the Faculty of Applied Science, students normally must have
met the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) requirement (as stated in the "Admissions"
section of the Calendar) by April 30th to be eligible for admission to a program at the
second year level. They must also complete ENGL 112 (or equivalent) prior to
promotion to year level 3, and APSC 201 (or equivalent) prior to promotion to year
level 4.
Dr. Harrison i        That the revised Calendar entries on English
Dr. Rosengarten i        Requirements and Advancement in the Faculty
of Applied Science be approved.
Carried.
Mandated Enrolment Increase (see Appendix A)
At the previous meeting, Dean McBride was requested to convey to the government the
motion approved by Senate which states that the University is
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unable to increase the present student enrolment without increased funding. Dean
McBride reported that he had spoken to the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for
post-secondary education and the Director of the university component of that portfolio.
He stated that it was a useful discussion and that there was appreciation for the
University's concerns at that level in the bureaucracy. He said that there is sympathy and
an interest in learning more about the implications of these policies for our undergraduate
and graduate programs and our research programs. He stated that arrangements were
being made to meet with the Minister to convey UBC's concerns.
The chair called on Vice President Birch to speak to the following proposal which had
been circulated at the meeting:
DECISION REQUESTED:
That Senate approve and recommend approval by the Board of Governors of the
proposed enrolment plans, quotas and targets of the various faculties and schools as
presented in the attached "1997 Enrolment Quota For Students New to Program
(Domestic)".
BACKGROUND:
Plans have been developed by the Academic Vice President and the Deans to meet the
1997/98 undergraduate enrolment increase required of the University by the Ministry
of Employment, Education and Training. The target includes making up the 1996/97
shortfall of 506 FTE (2.1%) and a further mandated increase of 239 FTE (1%).
Transfer of the Architecture program from the undergraduate level to the graduate has
resulted in a reduction of the undergraduate target by 100 FTE, leaving the University
charged with achieving a net undergraduate enrolment increase of 645.
The attached Board of Governors paper presents the University's position with respect
to the provincial operating grant. Note particularly the government's holdback of $2
million of the 1997/98 grant pending submission of the attached enrolment plan.
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At its April meeting, Senate addressed itself to concerns about the impact of mandated
enrolment increases and constrained resources on the quality of undergraduate
education at UBC. Not only are grants constrained but the government's freeze of
tuition fees prevents the University from increasing fee revenue in order to maintain
the quality of education. Senate passed a motion indicating that the University would
not enroll additional undergraduate students until the required resources and
infrastructure were in place. Dean McBride had spoken eloquently of the stresses
caused in the Faculty of Science, and by implication, similar effects in other Faculties,
by increases in enrolment, reduction in failure rates, increases in numbers of graduates
- all constituting huge gains in efficiency in a context of limited resources. The message
was that the Faculty (and the University) could not effect greater efficiencies in the
delivery of undergraduate education without compromising quality. The Senate
motion was amended to request that Dean McBride convey the motion expressing
Senate's concerns to the Ministry.
Dan Birch arranged for Barry McBride to join him in order to convey Senate concerns
to senior Ministry officials and the motion was conveyed together with many of the
particular points made in the Senate debate by Barry McBride and other members of
this body. Barry McBride made the points with considerable feeling and force. Dan
Birch noted UBC's commitment to increasing the capacity of undergraduate programs
in the province, demonstrated especially in our work to develop the University
Colleges. He also expressed strong concern over the failure of government to continue
funding the increase in graduate enrolment. This has had a huge negative impact on
UBC, in particular, since it is the institution with the greatest range of research and
graduate programs. He pointed out that in a differentiated system of higher education,
equity means treating institutions similarly where they are similar and differently
where they are different. UBC should be funded not only for its outstanding
undergraduate programs but also for its substantial graduate enrolment. The practice
of this year and last of mandating undergraduate enrolment increases without funding
compromises the quality of education but, even before these two years, the funding of
enrolment increases at a system average in dollars/FTE systematically shortchanged
UBC which has proportionately more students than other universities in the sciences
and in higher cost professional programs.
Ministry officials acknowledged that they shared the concerns expressed, that they
would appreciate our help in continuing to make the University's concerns known.
They invited us to meet with the Minister (and others at the political level) and they
acknowledge that in comparing government treatment of universities in Alberta and
British Columbia, politicians focused more on the level of cutbacks (less in B.C.) than
on the absolute level of funding per student (also less in B.C., even after substantial
cutbacks in Alberta's grants to universities. Nonetheless, the level of the grant and the
mandated enrolment increase were political decisions which would stand for this year.
Ministry officials expected to lift the holdback of a portion of UBC's grant on
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submission of an enrolment plan for 1997/98 showing how the University would meet
its target for the mandated enrolment increase. Since tuition accounts for
approximately 16% of General Purpose Operating Funds, to increase enrolment with
tuition as the only source of revenue is to dilute programs by supporting incremental
enrolment with 16 cent dollars. Ultimately the quality of undergraduate education can
only depreciate under these circumstances. In spite of this, it is our judgment that to
forego the held back portion of the grant ($2,000,000) and the tuition revenue from
the enrolment increase ($1,450,000) would only accelerate the degradation of
undergraduate program quality.
On May 15th the Finance Committee of the Board of Governors, apprised of the
Senate's concern for the impact of enrolment increases on program quality, indicated
that, although it respected Senate and fully shared the concern expressed, it would
nonetheless recommend that the Board approve the proposed mandated enrolment
increase quotas as the less damaging strategy for dealing with enrolment and the
provincial grant. The Board of Governors has the power under the University Act "to
determine the number of students that may in the opinion of the board, having regard
to the resources available, be accommodated in the university or in any faculty of
it...," however this power is "with the approval of Senate". Consequently this matter
is before Senate for recommendation to the Board.
Dr. Birch i        That Senate approve and recommend approval
Dean Goldberg i        ^J the Board of Governors of the proposed
enrolment plans, quotas and targets of the
various faculties and schools as presented in
the attached "1997 Enrolment Quota for
Students new to Program (Domestic)".
Vice President Birch referred to the concerns expressed by Senate at its previous meeting,
and Senate's judgement that the diminution of quality that comes from increasing
enrolment without commensurate funding is a very serious matter academically. Vice
President Birch assured Senate that Dean McBride conveyed this message to the
government as forcefully and emotionally as he had in Senate, and he believed this was
helpful in enhancing the understanding of UBC's concern. Vice President Birch stated,
however, as indicated in the material circulated, that it was the collective judgement of the
Deans and himself that the damage to the quality
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of undergraduate education at UBC would be greater were it to forego the $2 million, and
the incremental tuition, by declining to accept the required students. He believed that
while it was not a palatable decision, it was the lesser of two evils.
Vice President Birch noted that the Ministry staff acknowledged the sense of urgency in
convening a cross university committee to work immediately towards next year's plan for
the formula for budget allocation. He believed that the message was reaching the point
that it did some years ago when government got the message that they would be hurting
the quality of higher education and the opportunities of young people in this province if
they continued to squeeze. He said that this had to be recognized and the process
reversed, although he was not confident that it would be reversed immediately, and
certainly not this year.
Vice President Birch drew attention to three mandates in the University Act, which
include education, research and continuing education in all branches of knowledge
represented in the university. He stated that the Deans had suggested that Senate and the
Senate Committee on Continuing Education be encouraged to look very seriously at the
diploma and certificate programs approved by Senate, with a view to enhancing the
counting of enrolment in some new way that will complement what the University does
and which will contribute to fulfilling the statutory mandate without compromising
standards for the granting of academic credentials.
Vice President Birch referred to the quotas and targets presented by the Senate Admissions
Committee, and to the undergraduate enrolment plan in the material
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circulated which, he said, shows a little more clearly where the actual net enrolment
increase takes into account predictions for the flow-through of last year's increases, year
to year, the relationship between head count enrolment and full time equivalent
enrolment, and effects of students transferring from one Faculty to another. Vice
President Birch said that he felt very strongly that Senate, having expressed appropriately
its concern, should now endorse an enrolment plan for the coming year so that the
University would not have to forego significant revenue and to enable it to deliver on the
expected mandated enrolment increase.
Dr. Harrison spoke on behalf of the Senate Admissions Committee, explaining that the
committee was unable to make a recommendation concerning enrolment quotas because
it was governed by the Senate motion on enrolment (April 1997 meeting) which
prohibited the committee from approving quotas that would increase total enrolment. Dr.
Harrison acknowledged the input of Deans, Associate Deans and Directors in response to
requests for information to help the committee in its deliberations since the last Senate
meeting but said that it was not possible for the committee to satisfy itself that it could
recommend approval of the quotas. The committee had some difficulty in being asked to
make recommendations on intake proposals for new students when the real question was
what the effect will be on total enrolment. Dr. Harrison said he hoped that next year the
Admissions Committee would have a wider mandate to look at total enrolment, not just
quotas for the new students.
Dr. Richer noted that at the previous meeting it had been said that it would be difficult, if
not impossible, to accommodate the entire increases mandated, and
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asked why Senate was now considering a motion to approve the mandated increases.
Dean Neuman responded that if the University forgoes the $2 million funding, plus
tuition, this will have to be made up for in budgets that are already looking impossible to
meet this year because of anticipated faculty salary increases etc. In order to meet the
further budget cuts that this would entail in a Faculty such as Arts, all sessional teaching
would have to be cut. This would mean that none of the sections of English 112 could be
offered. The net effect would mean that there are some critical courses, including courses
that the Faculty is required to offer, that could not be offered.
Dr. Berger stated that there were two key issues. The motion passed at the previous
meeting was an accurate academic assessment of the situation. He said that no-one would
argue that the University could take further students without decreasing academic quality.
Dr. Berger said that Senate was now faced with a political reality, and that it would be
irresponsible not to comply with the government's mandated enrolment increases.
Mr. Brady spoke against the motion, citing the negative effects on students and teaching
staff. He said that the fact that this was a political decision did not justify the action.
Dr. MacEntee said that it was not just a question of a political decision. He said that
Senate had two choices, both of which would produce some damage. He felt that there
would be more damage, both academically and politically, if Senate did
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not approve the motion. He said that the attempts made by going directly to the
government following the last meeting were laudable, and he hoped that the arguments
made on behalf of the University would produce positive results.
Dean Cairns spoke in favour of the motion stating that, in his opinion, this was an
academic decision in that the academic consequences would be far worse if there was a
budget cut.
Mr. Gray felt that until Dean McBride had actually spoken to the Minister, he had not
fulfilled his mandate. He stated that if the motion is passed, the message becomes lost. He
said that he was proud of Senate's action at the previous meeting and felt that it was
worthwhile. He suggested, however, that an amendment to the motion would convey
Senate's real feelings on the subject.
In amendment:
Mr. Gray l        That the motion be amended to read: "That
Dr. Harrison i        Senate reluctantly approve and grudgingly
recommend approval by the Board of
Governors of the proposed enrolment plans,
quotas and targets of the various faculties and
schools as presented in the attached "1997
Enrolment Quota for Students new to
Program (Domestic)."
Carried.
Dr. Atkins stated that although the Senate Budget Committee was concerned about the
situation it was very clear to the committee that the academic implications of refusing to
accept additional students would be far worse and that the extra budget cuts of possibly
$3.4 million would be far more damaging.
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The Budget Committee felt that the action taken at the previous meeting had the biggest
impact and that the University could continue to do that sort of thing, but should not, at
this particular point in time, shoot itself in the foot and refuse to take the extra students.
The committee did feel, however, that 100% of the new tuition, $1.4 million, should be
returned to those Faculties taking extra students. President Strangway confirmed that this
is what the University intends to do.
The motion, as amended, was
put and carried.
BUDGET COMMITTEE
Dr. Atkins, chair of the committee, presented the following report, which had been
circulated:
Joint Committee of Deans and the SBC
Senate passed a motion this year to established a procedure for accelerating "approval
in principle" of new programs in order that they be forwarded without delay to the
Provincial Committee for approval. The mechanism proposed was for a joint
committee of the SBC and the Committee of Deans. This Committee met once this
year to consider two proposals. The first was a Bachelor of Real Estate Studies which
was approved unanimously. The Committee had considerable trouble with the second,
a Journalism Program from the Faculty of Arts which was not supported by adequate
budgetary documentation even for "approval in principle". The Committee authorized
the Vice-President Academic to forward to Government a letter of intent as long as it
was understood that this did not imply that the Senate Budget Committee approves
the program budget. The Committee requested that the operation of the Joint
Committee requires that detailed budgetary information accompany all requests for
approvals for letters of intent.
Decentralization of the Benefits Budget
The SBC strongly recommended against the proposed decentralization of benefits to
operating units, especially academic units. A compromise position will be implemented
for 1997/8 in which the management of benefits, which is typically a complex and
technical task, remains central but that the cost of benefits will be allocated to the
units in which they incur via a separate benefits budget. The SBC will want to include
this item on their agenda for next year to review whether the advantages of correctly
identifying the source of costs is not outweighed by the downloading of monitoring
costs to the Faculties.
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International Student Fees
The SBC was presented with the proposed increases in International Graduate Student
fees with no prior warning and apparently as a fait accompli, having been before the
Committee of Deans and unanimously passed by those Deans present and about to go
to the Board of Governors on the next day. The SBC subsequently held a special
meeting, the outcome of which has already been reported to Senate.
MVS Migration Project (now renamed the ASP)
The Project was presented to the SBC. Satisfaction with the idea that financial system
would be more timely, flexible and user friendly was tempered somewhat by the
increased operating costs that might be imposed upon academic units due to increased
system requirements.
Capital Asset Management Plan
The SBC heard a presentation of the Capital Asset Management Plan.
Outstanding Student Initiative
The SBC continues to have on its list of concerns certain aspects of the OSI. These
relate to the rather open-ended nature of its growth and size and also to the apparent
lack of mechanisms to evaluate and fine tune the program to ensure it achieves the
maximum effect for the dollars spent. We understand that another committee of
Senate is studying the OSI and have not included it within our 1996/7 agenda. The
SBC eagerly awaits such a report which would ensure the maximum cost effectiveness
of this major investment of resources.
Budgets and Five year Plans for Ancillaries
The SBC had the opportunity to review proposed budgets for 1997/8 and five year
plans for ancillaries. Last year, Senate passed a motion on the recommendation of the
Senate Ad Hoc Committee on University organization:
"That Senate request the President to require that all centralized service units have a
formal mechanism for regularly assessing their performance, including the extent to
which they are satisfying the legitimate needs of academic departments, individual
faculty members and students. The nature of the mechanism and changes in it should
be reported to the Senate Budget Committee for review and comment,... (emphasis
added)"
Fulfilling this request from Senate, the SBC paid particular attention to whether
ancillaries and other centralized units showed evidence that they were both seeking
and being responsive to the needs of the academic. A variety of suggestions were
made. Concerning the particulars of the 1997/8 budgets, a number of observations
were made and concerns voiced. For example, there was concern about the planned
12.5% per year for five years increase in parkade fees. The SBC thought that
increasingly placing annual budgets within the context of five year plans was helpful
as also was the provision for depreciation in accounting.
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Hampton Place Fund
The President presented the SBC with a summary of the sources and uses of the
Hampton Fund.
Budgetary Implications of New Academic Programs
The SBC is concerned that, in these constrained financial times, any unfunded
liabilities of new programs will end up being carried across all Faculties via GPOF reallocations. We have begun to explore with the Vice-president Academic ways in
which Senate's voice might be heard on such issues without simultaneously increasing
the bureaucracy associated with new programs.
Approval of the 1997/8 budgets
The main work for the SBC comes after the May Senate; that is the approval of the
1997/8 University budget. The SBC has been concerned about the timetable used in
previous years in that the budget from each vice-president was presented in a
concentrated period over three or four days. This offered little opportunity for offering
considered advice to the President. The President has accepted the need for more time
for the SBC to do its work and this year the budget discussions will spread out over a
three week period. This should allow for more involvement by your committee, and
we shall report in our interim report in September as to how this worked in practice.
Dr. Atkins spoke briefly to the report, highlighting the various issues dealt with by the
committee, and drawing particular attention to the Outstanding Student Initiative. He
stated that this was a very expensive item and for that reason the committee was
concerned about the stewardship of the money. The committee had been assured that
some other committee of Senate was studying the Outstanding Student Initiative.
However, the Budget Committee will look at this item again, unless a report is received
from the other committee confirming that the University is getting the maximum value for
every dollar spent on the program.
Dr. Atkins l        That the report be accepted.
Dr. Berger J
Carried.
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CURRICULUM COMMITTEE (SEE APPENDIX B)
Dr. Berger, chair of the committee, presented the report.
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Berger explained that the Faculty of Medicine was in the process of implementing new
programs in first and second year and that they were proposing a transitional third year
program to deal with third year (with some modifications to fourth year) until the new
program is completely in place, which will take a further two years. The list of courses
contained in the proposal will be taken by all students in the third year. Dr. Berger stated
that the difficulty with the program was that in its first year of implementation there will
be students in clinical clerkships from both the new transitional third year program and
the old program. This has resulted in substantial increases in the need for clinical places
for students in clerkships, but support has been given by the various hospitals in the city.
Dr. Berger said that quite a number of concerns had been raised by students in terms of
whether this was "mission impossible" or not. He said that those concerns have been
addressed and students have agreed that it is going to work. The committee had been
assured that Faculty resources were available, and the committee therefore recommended
approval of the transitional third year program in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Berger l        That the Transitional Third Year Program in
Dean Cairns i        the Faculty of Medicine be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Graduate Studies, subject to editorial changes.
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Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Graduate
Dean Granot J        Studies be approved.
In response to a query, Dr. Berger explained that unless Faculties argue very strongly, the
committee recommends that graduate courses do not carry course descriptions and that
the titles be recast in a more descriptive vein.
The motion was
put and carried.
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Dean Smith, chair of the committee, presented the following report, which had been
circulated:
Board of Governors Election of Student Members
On February 12, 1997 the Election Committee of Senate met to consider allegations of
irregularities in the January 20-24, 1997 election of two student members to the Board of
Governors. The allegations had been made January 28, 1997. The committee received a letter
dated February 10 from the President of the Alma Mater Society advising us that the Alma
Mater Society Student Council had passed a motion recommending to our committee that a
recount for the student positions on the Board of Governors be undertaken.
Reviewing the material provided, and taking into account the report of the AMS
Ombudsperson, Michael Curry, who had conducted an investigation, the committee
concluded that there should be a recount. We ordered that the recount be conducted by the
AMS Ombudsperson, under the supervision of our committee (one of whose members,
Student Senator Matt Kirchner, represented the committee in this respect), and that the
candidates be permitted to have scrutineers present during the recount.
Senate Rules and Regulations for Student Elections to Governing Bodies para. 4(e) requires
allegations of irregularities to be submitted to the Registrar in writing within 48 hours of the
close of polling. We agreed to consider the request despite non-compliance with the deadline
because: (1) the AMS had requested the recount after what appeared to be a careful
investigation by the Ombudsperson; (2) the complaints upon which the AMS request was
based related to proceedings in the count itself, rather than to alleged irregularities in the
voting process. Given the length of time that a count takes, it often will be impossible for
someone to be in a position to bring a complaint about the conduct of the count if the 48 hour
deadline is strictly enforced.
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The recount was conducted, and the outcome of the recount reversed the standing of the
second and third place candidates. At the initial count, the candidate in second place received
ten votes more than the third-placed candidate. At the recount, the margin was two votes the
other way. The report from the AMS Ombudsperson and from the Senate Elections
Committee representative at the recount, as well as information obtained from an interview
with the AMS Elections Officer, revealed that there had been a breakdown of the machine
used to count the votes at both the original count and the recount.
The committee then solicited submissions from all candidates with respect to the next step. A
copy of our letter to the candidates is attached. We received some submissions. After
considering those submissions, we concluded that there should be a manual recount,
conducted along lines similar to those of a "judicial recount" in a provincial election. Dr.
Bertie McClean agreed to preside over the recount. The committee established certain rules for
the recount. A copy of the committee's letter in this respect is attached.
The recount was conducted and Dr. McClean reported to the Chair of the Senate Elections
Committee on April 29. The results were that the outcome in the first recount was confirmed,
with the margin increasing from two votes to four. A copy of Dr. McClean's report is
attached. The next day, the Registrar reported to the Secretary to the Board of Governors that
the manual recount had been held and that the final results were as found by Dr. McClean. As
far as we are aware, the Board will be proceeding accordingly. Until its receipt of the
Registrar's report, the Board of Governors had accepted the two candidates (David Borins and
Jeff Myers) who had received the highest number of votes in the original count. The recount
does not affect the position of Mr. Borins, but means that Mr. Myers will be replaced by Ms.
Mc Arthur.
The Senate Committee on Elections wishes to report this sequence of events and conclusion to
Senate, and to seek approval of the process and of its outcome.
[The attachments are not included in these minutes.]
Dean Smith spoke briefly to the report, explaining the decisions and actions taken by the
committee.
Dean Smith i        That Senate approve this report, ratify and
Mr. Gorman i        confirm the decisions and actions taken by the
Senate Committee on Elections, and confirm
the election of David Borins and Kera
McArthur to the Board of Governors.
Carried.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dr. Williams, chair of the committee, presented the following recommendations to fill
student vacancies on Senate committees:
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Academic Building Needs
Mr. Brian Murphy
replacing Mr. S. Arnold
Mr. Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen
replacing Mr. A. Legge
Academic Policy
Ms. Sarah Lerchs
replacing Mr. S. Arnold
Mr. Brian Murphy
replacing Mr. J. Murray
Admissions
Mr. Alexander Chui
replacing Mr. J. Boritz
Mr. Tom Au Yeung
replacing Mr. J. Nobbs-Thiessen
Agenda
Mr. Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen
replacing Mr. J. Murray
Mr. Vighen Pacradouni
replacing Mr. T. Pang
Appeals on Academic Standing
Mr. James Keng
replacing Mr. J. Boritz
Mr. Alan Kwong
replacing Ms. J. K. Gill
Mr. Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen
replacing Mr. T. Pang
Budget
Mr. Samson Mui
replacing Mr. J. Nobbs-Thiessen
Mr. Vighen Pacradouni
continuing member
Continuing Studies
Ms. Emily Lai
to fill vacancy
Mr. Sompatana Lohachitranont
continuing member
Curriculum
Ms. Gloria La
replacing Mr. A. Briggs
Mr. Sompatana Lohachitranont
replacing Ms. J. K. Gill
Mr. Brian Murphy
replacing Mr. B. G. McDonald
Ms. Neena Sonik
to fill vacancy
Elections
Ms. Lica Chui
to fill vacancy
Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions
Mr. Alan Kwong
to fill vacancy
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Reports of Committees of Senate
Library
Mr. Chris Gorman
continuing member
Ms. Emily Lai
replacing Mr. J. Boritz
Ms. Neena Sonik
replacing Ms. L. Chui
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline
Mr. Chris Gorman
continuing member
Mr. James Keng
replacing Mr. J. Boritz
Ms. Sarah Lerchs
replacing Mr. M. Kirchner
Student Awards
Mr. Samson Mui
replacing Mr. A. Legge
Mr. Tom Au Yeung
replacing Mr. D. Shu
Tributes
Ms. Lica Chui
continuing member
Ms. Neena Sonik
replacing Mr. M. Kirchner
Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Advising
Mr. Alexander Chui
replacing Ms. L. Chui
Ms. Gloria Lau
replacing Mr. J. Murray
Mr. Jesse Nobbs-Thiessen
continuing member
Dr. Williams
Dr. MacDougall
That the recommendations of the Nominating
Committee be approved.
Carried.
Ex-officio membership on the Senate Admissions Committee
The committee recommended approval of a request from the Senate Admissions
Committee that Ms. Mary Cooney, Associate Registrar Admissions, be added to the
membership of the Senate Admissions Committee as an ex-officio member.
Dr. Williams
Dr. Harrison
That the Associate Registrar Admissions, Ms.
Mary Cooney, be added to the membership of
the Senate Admissions Committee as an ex-
officio member.
Carried.
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Report of the University Librarian - 1995-96
Report of the University Librarian -1995-96
The Report of the Librarian for 1995-96 had been circulated for information.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH THE SFU-UBC CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF
GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS
A proposal to establish the SFU-UBC Centre for the Study of Government and Business
had been circulated. It was noted in the material circulated that the purpose of the SFU-
UBC Centre is to support theoretical and applied research into the role of governments in
the Canadian economy and into the relationship between government and business in
Canada. The Centre is to be jointly sponsored by the Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration at UBC and the Faculty of Business Administration at SFU. The twin foci
of this research will be on normative questions about the way government should operate
to serve best their constituents; and on positive questions about the causes and effects of
actual government activities. The Centre will carry out its mandate through a number of
activities including the support of research through, for example, small research grants,
commissioned papers and conferences. The Centre will also support research through
dissemination activities, including its own working paper series, other publications, a
seminar series and the establishment of a public web site. Centre activities will initially be
divided into three primary program areas: the Program on Privatization and Contracting-
Out; the Program on Regulation and Competition Policy; and, the Program on
Productivity, Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government.
Dean Goldberg explained that the proposal had arisen out of meetings that he and Dr.
Atkins had with the Dean and Associate Dean of Business Administration at Simon Fraser
over a year ago. It made sense, he said, to combine our strengths in looking at the role of
business in government and government in business. He noted that Simon
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Fraser's Senate has already approved their part of this Centre. He said that the fact that
SFU and UBC are joining forces to develop this kind of research activity augers very well
for future cooperation.
Dean Goldberg l        That the proposal to establish the SFU-UBC
Dr. Atkins i        Centre for the Study of Government and
Business be approved.
Carried.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES
It was explained in the material circulated that UBC proposes the establishment of a
permanent Institute for European Studies, which will be funded jointly by the Deutscher
Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), other European governments and their private
sectors, and UBC for eight years, thereafter entirely through an endowment. This Institute
will be devoted to interdisciplinary research and to graduate education leading to M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees.
The problems and opportunities confronting European and Canadian societies in the 21st
century will not be those of the last half-century, nor will they be informed through the
traditional academic disciplinary perspectives and methodologies that have predominated
in Canadian and European universities. Sustained, innovative, genuinely interdisciplinary
efforts must be mounted, bringing together scholars of diverse training and backgrounds,
historical experience, and cultural sensitivity. The overarching themes of the Institute will
be broad and flexible, to encourage not only interdisciplinarity but also a chronological
historicity that accommodates geographical and linguistic diversity.
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The University will articulate and manage an appropriate budget; will provide space for
the Institute in a complex with other internationally-oriented institutes and centres; will
hire a Director of the Institute and necessary staff, and will organize a Council and
Steering Committee for the management and direction of the Institute; will develop
programs for interdisciplinary research by visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and
faculty at UBC; will establish an interdisciplinary graduate program leading to M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees in European Studies; will hold regular seminars and conferences or
workshops, which will bring together scholars from across Canada, Europe and other
centres of European expertise; will award fellowships to post-doctoral fellows and
graduate students; will also award travel money and seed money for projects.
The University of British Columbia intends to make the Institute for European Studies a
distinguished institution which will strengthen ties with Europe; will inform Vancouver,
the Province of British Columbia, Western Canada and the rest of the country about
issues and themes examined at the Institute; will stimulate notable interdisciplinary
scholarship about Europe; and will prepare students to achieve M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
European Studies.
Dean Granot expanded on many of the points contained in the proposal.
Dean Granot l        That the proposal proposal to establish an
Dr. Birch i        Institute for European Studies be approved.
In response to a query, Dean Granot stated that this is a proposal for an academic
program, not a physical infrastructure.
Dean Goldberg expressed concern about the budgetary implications of the proposal. Vice
President Birch responded that whenever the Board of Governors approves a
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recommended new program, a series of new courses, an institute or a centre, the Board
puts a rider on it so that they cannot be implemented until the administration has
committed the resources concerned. He said that Senate had the assurance in this case
that the proposal is based entirely on a realistic plan for an endowment of $10 million.
He stated that it would not be in place immediately, but it would be in place progressively
over a number of years.
Professor Burns queried the statement in the proposal that the project will be funded
jointly by DAAD, other European governments and their private sectors, and UBC. Dean
Granot responded that the German government had made a commitment of $2 and a half
million operating funds, and that UBC was in negotiations with other European
governments for the other $2 and a half million in operating funds, and $5 million will
come from endowed matching funds that will in turn grow to $10 million in ten years.
Dean Granot confirmed that no general purpose operating funding will be used.
The motion was
put and carried.
PROPOSAL FOR THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM OF THE LIU CENTRE FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
It was explained in the material circulated that the proposal had the following aims:
• To develop an academic program focusing on the study of global issues.
• To utilize, in collaborative fashion, the skills and methodologies of a number of
disciplines, employing a multiplicity of language groups.
• To engage eminent scholars and distinguished practitioners to ensure a systematic and
comprehensive plan of study.
• To concentrate on policy-related issues in anticipation of outcomes of value to community,
government and international organization decision-makers.
• To house this centre in a physical facility able to accommodate faculty, graduate students
and visiting fellows, with appropriate conference, seminar, and reception spaces.
The proposal calls for UBC to assume responsibility to contribute intellectually
credible, socially acceptable solutions to that range of global issues which now
challenges the future of the human species, and to do so in innovative fashion, creating
and managing a network of collaborating centres and institutes within Canada and
beyond.
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In its initial phase, the centre will bring together four separate units now scattered
across the campus:
• The Institute for International Relations
• The Centre for Human Settlements
• The Sustainable Development Research Institute
• The South-North Studies Program
Each will benefit from the synergies of propinquity, human critical mass and
economies of scale through common services.
The centres will assume a leadership role in drawing participation from many
disciplines and units across the campus including Health Sciences, Agricultural
Sciences, and Commerce and Business Administration, as well as others.
Dean Granot highlighted some of the details contained in the proposal.
Dean Granot l        That the proposal for the Academic Program
Dr. Birch i        of the Liu Centre for International Studies
" The Study of Global Issues" be approved.
Dr. MacDougall asked for clarification of the motion since it appeared that the
establishment of the centre itself had never been formally approved by Senate. Dean
Granot said that she was asking for approval of the program. Dr. MacDougall said that
Senate should go on record as having approved the establishment of the centre.
In amendment:
Dr. MacDougall l        That Senate approve the establishment of the
Dr. MacEntee i        Liu Centre for International Studies, with an
academic program as outlined in the proposal.
Carried.
Dr. MacEntee raised a query concerning the approval of an academic program without
putting the academic content through the Senate Curriculum Committee. Dean Granot
responded that when a degree program is proposed it will have to go through
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the regular mechanisms for curriculum proposals. Senate was not being asked to approve
all the components that will be part of the project, it was being asked to approve the
principle of academic programs.
Dean Goldberg questioned the necessity of a superstructure to house four units which are
already operating successfully. Dean Goldberg also expressed concern about the
budgetary implications.
Senate agreed that Professor Ivan Head be allowed to comment on the proposal. Professor
Head responded to Dean Goldberg's concerns outlining the reasons for the proposal.
Professor Burns spoke in favour of the proposal, stating that the notion of these four units
becoming a collectivity was an exciting intellectual adventure which would become a
significant part of the campus. He said he was impressed by the way in which the focus
centred around the crucial questions which will face the whole world in the next century
and felt that the centre could make a significant contribution in finding solutions to the
problems raised in the proposal.
Dean McBride, while not speaking against the proposal, was concerned that Senate
should be looking at the relative priorities of such proposals and establish which should
take precedence. He felt that considering the budgetary problems faced by the University,
there was a need to look at the process of establishing priorities.
The motion, as amended,
was put and carried.
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Other business
Other business
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VSE PROFESSORSHIP IN FINANCE
A proposal to establish the VSE Professorship in Finance had been circulated at the
meeting. Dean Goldberg presented the proposal. The Professorship will be funded by the
Vancouver Stock Exchange, and will enable the Faculty to attract and/or retain a junior
or senior scholar of Finance (to be known as the VSE Professor of Finance), one whose
major functions will be to provide a strong continuing bridge to the finance profession.
Dean Goldberg
Dr. Atkins
That Senate approve the establishment of the
VSE Professorship in Finance.
Carried.
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, as of July 1, 1997:
Prof. Elizabeth lane Akesson
Assistant Professor Emerita of Anatomy
Dr. John A. B. Allan
Professor Emeritus of Counselling Psychology
Dr. Friedhelm Aubke
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Richard W. Bevis
Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Thomas E. Blom
Associate Professor Emeritus of English
Dr. Donald J. C. Bures
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Richard G. Campanella
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Dr. E. Bruce Carpenter
Assistant Professor Emeritus of French
Dr. David Crockett
Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Prof. Bogdan Czaykowski
Professor Emeritus of History
Ms. Clare Daem
Senior Instructor Emerita of Family and Nutritional Sciences
Dr. Julian E. Davies
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology
Dr. Indrajit D. Desai
Professor Emeritus of Family and Nutritional Sciences
Prof. Rene Goldman
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies
Ms. Florence Goldsack
Lecturer Emerita of Teacher Education
Prof. Janet M. Gormick
Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
Dr. Edmond E. Granirer
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Dr. Peter Grantham
Professor Emeritus of Family Practice
Dr. Walter G. Hardwick
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Dr. Garth Jones
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy
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Chair's remarks
Dr. Hanna E. Kassis
Professor Emeritus of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Dr. J. E. Michael Kew
Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sociology
Dr. James P. Kutney
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. John R. Ledsome
Professor Emeritus of Physiology
Dr. Joseph Leichter
Professor Emeritus of Family and Nutritional Sciences
Mr. Leonard Lythgoe
Lecturer Emeritus of Language Education
Dr. Jack R. Maze
Professor Emeritus of Botany
Dr. Thomas Money
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Keizo Nagatani
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Dr. Philip A. Neher
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Dr. George R. Neufeld
Associate Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Special Education
Dr. Arsenio Pacheco
Professor Emeritus of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Mr. Kanti M. Patel
Senior Instructor Emeritus of Botany
Dr. Thomas E. Patton
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Dr. V. Setty Pendakur
Professor Emeritus of Community and Regional Planning
Dr. Grosvenor E. Powell
Professor Emeritus of English
Prof. Dino P. Rapanos
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Architecture
Dr. S. O. Denis Russell
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Dr. Ronald A. Shearer
Professor Emeritus of Economics
Dr. Alfred H. Siemens
Professor Emeritus of Geography
Dr. Gordon A. H. Walker
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Elvi W. Whittaker
Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Sociology
Dr. Shirley Wong
Associate Professor Emerita of Curriculum Studies
Dean McBride
Dr. Slonecker
That the recommendations of the Tributes
Committee concerning emeritus status be
approved.
Carried.
Chair's remarks
SENATE
Having served for 12 years as Chair of Senate, and on the occasion of his last meeting,
President Strangway said that he wished to go on record by making a few observations.
The President noted that over the years, in his discussions with the government about
various issues, he would often say that even if you could convince me, there is
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no way you could convince Senate. Several ministers and deputy ministers in a row said
"we hate Senates." "We are going to change the Act and we are going to eliminate
Senates because they stop us from doing what we want you to do on our behalf". After a
while, I decided to tone down that rhetoric and not always hold Senate responsible for the
tough decisions or for standing up for academic freedom and all the things that this body
does. The government did everything in its power to ensure that the new university
colleges would have no body that remotely resembles Senate. They did not want a Senate
at the University of Northern British Columbia and did everything they could to prevent
this. They had to cave in to some extent with all of the institutions.
The President went on to say that Senate is a really key body at UBC, and whatever
frustrations and issues there are, this is the body, more than any other body, that stands
for and represents the academic freedom and autonomy of this institution. Debates and
dialogue, he said, are very key. He hoped that Senate would continue to stand for the
academic freedom and autonomy of the institution, because more than any other
institution there is nothing that can be done in order to change its decisions. He said that
Senate is the key to the success of UBC and has been for the last 80 years.
The President told members that it had been a great pleasure serving Senate and being
Chair of Senate. More than anything else, he said, you represent the autonomy and
integrity and the academic freedom of this institution. Without you we would not have it.
The President ended his remarks by encouraging Senate to keep making statements,
whatever the issues are, because it was fundamentally important that Senate stand as the
bulwark against those things that are not logical to be done and that take away the
autonomy of the institution.
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Adjournment
In an expression of appreciation, members of Senate gave President Strangway a standing
ovation.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 1997.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
MANDATED ENROLMENT INCREASE FOR 1997/98
1997Enrolment Quota for Students New to Program (Domestic)
Faculties
1995-96
1996-97
1996-97 Revised
1997-98
Base
Mine
Total
Base
Inc. VPAcad/B&P1
M Inc2
Total
AGSC
16
Agricultural Science
125
125
-
125
100'
100
Family & Nutritional Sciences
-
-
-
-
Dietetics - year 1
10
10
-
10
10
2
12
Dietetics - year 2
25
25
-
25
25
-
25
Dietetics - year 3
5
5
-
5
5
2
7
Home Ec - year 1
25
25
3
26
Open
-
Open
Home Ec - year 2
20
20
5
25
Open
-
Open
Home Ec - year 3
10
10
-
10
Open
-
Open
APSC
145
Applied Science    year 1
450
450
50
500
450
50
500
year 2
513**
513**
22
535**
513**
4
558**
Nursing        year 1
80
80
-
80
80
(-25)
55
year 3
25
25
ARTS
343
Arts               year 1
1500*
1500
250
1750
1500
255
1755
year 1: Synala program
10
10
-
10
10
-
10
Arts               year 2
450
450
100
550
450
50
500
Arts               years 3 & 4
350*
350
120
470
350
40
390
Music            year 1
250)
250)
-
250)
250)
-
250)
Music            years 2 & 3
Global
Global
-
Global
Global
-
Global
Music            year 4
enrolment
enrolment
-
enrolment
enrolment
-
enrolment
Social Work BSW
40
40
4
44
40
4
44
COMM
0
Commerce & Bus. Admin,     year 2
360
360
50
410
360
43
403
year 3
100
475**
475**
475**
47
522**
DENT
7
Dentistry      DMD year 1
40
40
-
40
40
-
40
year 3
-
7
(yr2)
7 (yr2)
40**
7***
47**
BDSc (1992 New Prog.)
10
10
10
10
-
10
EDUC
110
Education     B.Ed. (Secondary)
355
360
15
375
B.Ed. (Secondary - career prep)
20
-
-
-
B.Ed. (Elementary - 12 month version)
216
216
36
252
B.Ed. (Elementary - 2 year version)
106
114
12
126
B.Ed. (Elementary) NITEP
30
30
-
30
B.Ed. Middle Year
-
-
-
-
Human Kinetics     year 1
65
65
8
73
65
-
65
year 2
45
45
8
53
45
-
45
year 3
60
60
8
68
60
-
60
FRST
0
Forestry BSFyear 1
65
65
-
65
65
-
65
BSF year 2 (NO QUOTA PREV.)
40
-
40
B.Sc. (Nat. Res. Cons) year 1
20
20
-
20
20
-
20
B.Sc. (Nat. Res. Cons) year 2 (NO QUOTA
PREV.)
20
-
20
B.Sc. (Forestry) Wood Products Processing - yr
1
20
20
-
20
20
-
20
LAW
18
Law               year 1
180
180
8
188
188
6
194
years 2 & 3
368**
12
380
MED I
341
Medicine      year 1
120
120
-
-
120
-
120
year 2
11
-
10
Med. Lab. Sc.
8
-
8
Rehabilitation Sciences     O.T.
35
35
4
39
35
1
36
P.T.
35
35
4
39
35
1
36
PHAR
10
Pharmaceutical Sciences   year 1
140
140**
4
144
140**
4
144**
SCIE
292
Science          year 1
1100
1100
200
1300
1100
260
1360
year 2
250
250
50
300
250
20
300
year 3
150
150
50
200
150
50
200
Increase required in Quota or Course Enrolments to Meet 3.2% V.P. Acad/B&P
Additional new & UBC transfer as mandated increase - Faculty Projection
* Change
** Denotes total enrolment including new admissions
*** Full cost tuition
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Appendix A
Forecast Enrolment for 1997/98
Degree
Year
Actual FTE 1996
Forecast heads
FT/HC ratio
Forecast FTE
change
AGSC
1
133
132
0.83
110
-23
2
113
166
0.86
142
29
3
67
75
0.86
65
-2
4
68
88
0.79
70
2
AGSC Total
381
386
1.4%
APSC
1
623
538
1.18
635
11
(engineering)
2
647
558
1.17
655
8
3
609
636
1.06
675
66
4
584
603
1.03
621
38
5
37
41
0.89
37
0
APSC Total
2501
2623
4.9%
ARTS
1
1725
1898
0.91
1719
-5
2
1441
1756
0.84
1468
28
3
1527
2048
0.80
1644
117
4
1459
2135
0.71
1519
59
ARTS Total
6152
6350
3.2%
COMM
2
480
423
1.08
455
-25
3
452
527
1.00
525
73
4
395
457
0.85
398
-6
COMM Total
1328
1370
3.2%
DENT
1
47
40
1.00
40
-7
2
41
47
1.00
47
6
3
43
47
1.00
47
4
4
43
43
1.00
43
DENT Total
174
177
1.7%
EDUC
-
141
141
1.00
141
1
1184
1184
1.00
1235
2
214
214
1.00
214
3
19
19
1.00
19
4
25
25
1.00
25
(blan
11
11
1.00
11
EDUC Total
1594
1645
3.2%
FNSC
1
43
58
0.86
50
7
2
57
76
0.85
65
8
3
57
62
0.87
54
-4
4
77
72
0.84
60
-16
FNSC Total
234
229
-2.2%
FRST
1
125
134
0.90
120
-5
2
204
252
0.96
243
39
3
137
188
0.93
174
37
4
77
136
0.77
104
27
FRST Total
544
641
17.8%
HKIN
1
73
85
0.88
75
2
2
115
137
0.82
112
-3
3
229
265
0.83
220
-9
4
157
279
0.73
202
45
HKIN Total
575
609
6.0%
LAW
1
191
196
1.04
204
13
2
178
178
1.02
181
3
3
196
220
0.88
198
1
LAW Total
565
582
3.0%
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of May 21,1997
11698
Appendix A
Degree
Year
Actual FTE 1996
Forecast heads
FT/HC ratio
Forecast FTE
change
MEDI
1
478
* includes residents and
488
10
2
292
MDs, counted 1-1
300
8
3
294
294
4
236
236
MEDI Total
1300
1318
1.4%
MUSC
1
47
47
1.03
48
1
2
54
59
1.00
59
5
3
67
76
0.97
73
6
4
79
83
0.85
71
-8
MUSC Total
248
252
1.5%
NURS
1
97
114
0.85
97
0
2
55
64
0.87
56
0
3
115
171
0.61
105
-10
4
119
149
0.72
107
-12
NURS Total
386
365
-5.5%
PHAR
1
136
135
0.95
128
-9
2
127
140
0.97
136
9
3
129
129
1.00
129
4
112
125
0.94
118
6
PHAR Total
505
511
1.2%
RHME
2
74
74
1.05
76
2
3
83
83
1.18
83
4
61
61
0.94
61
RHME Total
219
221
0.9%
SCIE
1
1413
1413
0.95
1349
-64
2
1235
1505
0.92
1386
150
3
926
1116
0.89
994
68
4
1032
1250
0.83
1041
8
SCIE Total
4607
4769
3.5%
SOWK
1
46
40
0.92
37
-9
2
33
53
0.85
45
12
SOWK Total
79
81
3.1%
Grand Total
21389
22128
3.5%
Increase:
739
3.5%
Notes:
Input for degree registrants (FTE, FTE/HC) comes from IRCOMMON/ENRFTE/UG9596W (various sheets)
Input for forecast sone somr ug9596w and /forecast/aprl7
FTE are in terms of 30 credit FTEs, not normal load FTEs
Excludes exchange and visiting students
 Vancouver Senate
Minutes of May 21,1997
11699
APPENDIX B
APPENDIX B
COURSE AND CURRICULUM PROPOSALS
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Anatomy
Change
Biology
New course
Civil Engineering
Change
Education
New courses
ANAT 550 - change description and credits from (2) to (3)
BIOL 530 (3) The Biology of the Cell
CIVL 596 - change description and credits from (6) to (2-6)d
Change
Geography
Changes
MLED 540 (3) Asia-Pacific Narratives as Inquiry on Intercultural
Aspects of Language Education
HIED 512 Transitions and Access between Schooling and Work
HIED 535 Comparative and International Higher Education
EDST 601 - change to pass/fail marking
GEOG 500 and 520 - delete descriptions, and change titles to:
GEOG 500 Contemporary Research Trends in Physical
Geography
GEOG 520 Themes and Interpretive Issues in Modern Human
Geography
Mathematics
Changes
MATH 521, 522 - change title
Mechanical Engineering
New courses       MECH 506 (3) Linear Vibrations
MECH 563 (2) Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control
Deletions MECH 565, 566
Medical Genetics
MEDG 535 (3) Genetics and Ethics
Metals & Materials Engineering
New course MMAT 559 (2) Biohydrometallurgy
Occupational Hygiene Program
New course OCCH 550 (1.5-6) Special Topics in Occupational Hygiene
Zoology
New course ZOOL 533 (3) Topics in Wildlife Ecology
 Vancouver Senate 11700
Minutes of May 21,1997	
APPENDIX B
Faculty of Medicine
Courses for Third Year Transitional Curriculum
New courses       ANAE 430 (2) Introduction to Anaesthesia
EMER 430 (4) Emergency Medicine
HCEP 430 (2) Fundamentals of Preventive Medicine & Clinical
Epidemiology
INDE 430 (4) Professional Dimensions in Medicine
INDE 450 (4) Senior Elective I
INDE 452 (4) Senior Elective II
MEDI 430 (8) Medicine - Clinical Clerkship
OBST 430 (8) Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Clerkship
ORPA 430 (2) Orthopaedics
PAED 430 (8) Pediatrics
PCTH 430 (2) Therapeutics
PSYT 430 (8) Psychiatry Clinical Clerkship
RADI 430 (2) Principles of Radiological Diagnosis
SURG 430 (8) Surgery

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