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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 JANUARY 21, 1998
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice President Academic B. C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott, Dr. P.
Adebar, Acting Dean D. R. Atkins, Dr. I. Benbasat, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean C. S. Binkley, Dean J. Blom, Dr.
G. W. Bluman, Mr. P. T. Brady, Professor P. T. Burns, Mr. A. Chui, Ms. L. Chui, Dr. V. Froese, Dr. J. H.
V. Gilbert, Dr. V. Gomel, Mr. C. L. Gorman, Dean F. Granot, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. J. Hanrahan, Dr. P.
G. Harrison, Dr. F. G. Herring, Dr. M. R. Ito, Mr. J. Keng, Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. A. Kwong, Ms. E. Lai,
Ms. S. Lerchs, Mr. D. K. Leung, Dr. M. Levine, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. D. J. MacDougall, Dr. M. MacEntee,
Dr. P. L. Marshall, Dr. K. May, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Mr. W. McMichael, Dean pro tem D. F. Measday,
Mr. S. Mui, Mr. B. Murphy, Dean S. Neuman, Mr. J. Nobbs-Lhiessen, Mr. V. Pacradouni, Mr. R. L. de
Pfyffer, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Mr. G. Podersky-Cannon, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Professor J. A. Rice,
Dr. H. B. Richer, Dr. D. P. Rolfsen, Dr. H. J. Rosengarten, Dr. R. W. Schutz, Dean N. Sheehan, Dr. C. E.
Slonecker, Ms. N. Sonik, Dr. J. R. Lhompson, Dr. M. Lhompson, Dr. S. Lhorne, Dr. W. Uegama, Dr. J.
Vanderstoep, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. P. A. Vertinsky, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky.
Regrets: Chancellor W. L. Sauder, Mr. L. Au Yeung, Dr. P. C. Burns, Dean J. Cairns, Mr. H. D. Gray, Dean
M. Isaacson, Dr. V. J. Kirkness, Ms. G. Lau, Mr. O. C. W. Lau, Professor P. L. K. Lin, Mr. L. P. L. Lo, Mr.
S. Lohachitranont, Mr. R. W. Lowe, Mr. W. B. McNulty, Mr. A. H. Soroka, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Mr. A.
Lse, Dr. W. C. Wright Jr., Dean E. H. K. Yen.
Senate membership
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
Dr. Barry C. McBride, Vice President Academic and Provost
Dr. David F. Measday, Dean pro tem of the Faculty of Science
Minutes of the previous meeting
Dean Neuman i        That the minutes of the fourth regular meeting
Dean Sheehan J        of Senate for the Session 1997-98, having been
circulated, be taken as read and adopted.
Carried.
Dr. Knight, Vice Chair of Senate, assumed the chair for the next item of business.
Business arising from the Minutes
PRESIDENT'S REPORT ON APEC (P. 11776)
President Piper drew attention to the Report to the Senate and Board of Governors on
Post-APEC Activities, which had been circulated at the meeting. The President then
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Business arising from the Minutes
called on Professor Dennis Pavlich, Associate Vice President of Academic and Legal
Affairs, to speak to the report.
As stated in the report, Professor Pavlich noted that The University of British Columbia
served as the venue for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) which took place
on the campus November 25, 1997. Although the international community considered
the APEC Leaders' Meeting at UBC to be a significant success, serious concerns were
raised regarding the actions of the Government and the RCMP in dealing with
demonstrations and protests on the campus. Professor Pavlich drew attention to a section
of the report headed "Community Concerns" giving details of the amount of
correspondence received from the campus and broader community regarding APEC and
the actions of the police in the period leading up to and during the AELM. The University
has acknowledged these communications, indicating that detailed responses to concerns
expressed in the letters received are to follow. The University has also responded to
applications under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act relating to
events surrounding the AELM. Regarding the issue of student arrests, Professor Pavlich
stated that several complaints have been made to the RCMP Public Complaints
Commission and the President has asked that a report be given on the status of these
complaints once they have been addressed and dealt with by the Complaints Commission.
In addition, the RCMP are conducting their own internal investigation and the President
has been told by the superintendent in charge that information resulting from this
investigation will be made available to the University. Professor Pavlich noted that the
President has also communicated with the Solicitor General seeking assurance that all
investigations will be independent and properly conducted. In addition, the Chair of the
Board of Governors has written to the Prime Minister in this regard.
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Business arising from the Minutes
Professor Pavlich stated that the President has taken the position that there will be no
formal statement by UBC administration until the release of these reports.
Referring to the Post-APEC Forum, which was held to discuss the question: "What is the
role of Universities in a democratic society?", Professor Pavlich noted that the principal
points made by the panelists during their opening remarks included:
• Wes Pue, Faculty of Law: Canadians' rights were suppressed during APEC and the
Prime Minister's Office interfered with the security arrangements made by the
RCMP.
• Shehnaz Karim/Jill Chettiar, APEC Alert: UBC's decision-making mechanisms are
not democratic and should be examined; there was no true campus consultation
regarding APEC; and the Post-APEC Forum was not a valid process to examine the
issues.
• Martha Piper, President, UBC: The fundamental purpose of the University is not
the resolution of political issues, but to serve, through disciplined intellectual
activity and critical thinking, as a forum for uninhibited, robust and wide-open
debate.
• Arnab Guha, President, APEC University Forum: UBC's involvement in APEC
provided an opportunity for a "fantastic level of discourse" and a great deal of
student involvement. The University community should clarify what its role should
be in future, and that involvement should go beyond simply serving as a venue.
Professor Pavlich concluded his remarks by highlighting some of the critical and positive
comments from the audience, which included expressions of appreciation for President
Piper's decision to hold the Post-APEC Forum.
In response to a query, President Piper stated that it could be at least two months before reports
are received from the RCMP and the Public Complaints Commission.
President Piper then moved the following motion which had been circulated at the
meeting:
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Chair's remarks and related questions
President Piper
Prof. Burns
With respect to the APEC Conference and
future international gatherings, that in
considering future opportunities to serve as the
venue for major international meetings
organized by governments, the University
community engage in a full and informed
consultative process to ensure that the mission
of the University is honoured, that the
maximum academic and intellectual benefit
accrues to the University and that democratic
principles of free speech and assembly, as well
as individual human rights, are fully protected.
Carried.
MOTION BY DR. MICHAEL MACENTEE RE: APEC (P. 11777)
In view of the foregoing report, Dr. MacEntee suggested that discussion of the motion,
which had been postponed at the previous meeting, be tabled until the University receives
reports from the RCMP and the Public Complaints Commission.
Dr. MacEntee l        That the motion be tabled until the University
Dr. Berger i       receives reports from the RCMP and the Public
Complaints Commission.
Carried.
President Piper resumed the Chair.
Chair's remarks and related questions
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
President Piper informed Senate that those listed below have accepted invitations to
receive honorary degrees at the 1998 Congregation Ceremonies:
Patricio Aylwin
John Peter Bell
Alan Cairns
Stephen Michael Drance
Martha Henry
H. Peter Oberlander
Jeffrey Simpson
John Spears
David William Strangway
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Admissions Committee
TRIP TO ASIA
The President gave a brief report on her recent trip to Asia, stating that this was her first
trip as a representative of UBC. Dr. Piper was accompanied by a variety of UBC
representatives, including Dean Frieda Granot, Mr. Grant Ingram, and Mr. Larry Sproul.
The group visited Hong Kong and Taipei and had a wonderful meeting with the
Johanneans who have so graciously supported St. John's College on campus. They also
met with a variety of supporters of UBC such as alumni groups in Hong Kong and Taipei,
and with senior officials in the government, the Canadian Council in Hong Kong and the
Canadian Trade Commissioner in Taipei. Dr. Piper said that it was fair to say that UBC is
extraordinarily well positioned in both of those areas of the world and that she was
extremely privileged to represent everyone at UBC in this capacity. Dr. Piper said that it
was an extremely positive trip and one that everyone could take pride in because it
represented very effectively the work that goes on at UBC.
Admissions Committee
Dr. Harrison, chair of the committee, presented the report.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES - M.SC. AND PH.D. IN HUMAN NUTRITION
Dr. Harrison noted that the proposal circulated contained changes to the program
description for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition which had not yet been
approved by the Senate Curriculum Committee. However, the Senate Admissions
Committee had considered proposed revisions to the admission requirements and
recommended approval. Dr. Harrison noted that admission to the M.Sc. program now
requires an overall average of at least 76%, bringing this into line with the Faculty of
Graduate Studies' revised requirements for admission.
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Dr. Harrison i        That Senate approve proposed revisions to the
Dr. Rosengarten J       admission requirements for the M.Sc. and
Ph.D. in Human Nutrition.
Carried.
PUNJABI 11 AND 12
The committee recommended approval of a proposal to recognize two new high school
courses, Punjabi 11 and 12, as outlined below:
1. That Punjabi 11 be accepted by UBC as an approved Grade 11 language course.
2. That Punjabi 12 be accepted by UBC as an approved examinable Grade 12 course.
3. That Punjabi 11 be accepted by UBC as a Language 11 course satisfying 6 credits
of the Faculty of Arts language requirement.
Dr. Harrison i        That Senate approve the proposal to recognize
Mr. Gorman J        two new high school courses, Punjabi 11 and
12, as outlined above.
Carried.
BASIS OF ADMISSION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
The committee recommended approval of the following changes to the Calendar
statement on Applicants from a College or University: (changes in italics)
The minimum academic standing to qualify for admission to the University as a
transfer student is successful completion of 24 transferable credits, with a "C" average
(60% where 50% is a passing...F=0). Applicants presenting fewer than 24 credits are
evaluated on the basis of both final secondary school grades and the partial post-
secondary studies completed. Unless otherwise prescribed...credits."
Because of enrolment limitations...to which they seek admission. To be eligible for
second year, applicants...year. Applicants to third year...year.
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Dr. Harrison i        That the proposed changes to the Calendar
Mr. Leung J       statement on Applicants from a College or
University be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY - APTITUDE TESTING
The committee recommended approval of a proposed change to the Calendar statement
on Aptitude Testing. Dr. Harrison explained that the proposed change would extend the
length of time in which the Canadian Dental Association Dental Aptitude Test can be
taken. The statement reads as follows:
Applicants must have completed the Canadian Dental Association Dental Aptitude
Test within the previous five years before the application deadline. Applicants may
elect to take the DAT test again after the application deadline; however, the results
will not be used in determining which applicants will be offered an interview that year.
Information and application forms etc.
Dr. Harrison i        That the proposed change to the Calendar
Dr. MacEntee i       statement on Aptitude Testing be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY - CHANGE TO THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
INTERNATIONAL DENTAL DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAM
Dr. Harrison explained that students entering this program are accepted into the Third
and Fourth Year of the Dental Degree Program and go through a series of assessments
and evaluations prior to entry into the clinical part of the program. Difficulties were
encountered with some students this year in terms of English language proficiencies. In an
effort to come up with a solution, the Faculty of Dentistry propose to change the
admission requirements, as follows:
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Applicants must
1. participate in a two week pre-clinical practice
2. undertake a personal interview at UBC
3. undertake an interview and demonstrate competence in verbal communication
skills in English by reaching level 5 or better on the Placement Interview Test
Rating Scale of the English Language Institute at UBC, or its equivalent.
English is the medium of instruction in Dentistry and communication skills are
necessary to function effectively in the clinical setting. This requirement in
English communication skills is in addition to the TOEFL.
Dr. Harrison i        That the proposed change to the admission
Dr. MacEntee J       requirements for the International Dental
Degree Completion Program be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MASTER OF
ARTS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, AND FOR A JOINT M.A.S./M.L.I.S. DEGREE
PROGRAM
The committee recommended approval of the following admission requirements for a
proposed Master of Arts in Children's Literature and a joint M.A.S./M.L.I.S. degree
program:
Master of Arts in Children's Literature
For admission to the M.A. program, a candidate must:
1. possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline
or in an area which is regarded as appropriate by the SLAIS Admissions
Committee for the program;
2. have achieved a minimum overall average in the B+ grade range (76% at UBC)
in third and fourth year level courses of a bachelor's degree;
3. show promise of success or superior accomplishment in one or more aspects of
children's literature as attested by letters of reference.
An applicant possessing a bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent, who does not
meet the requirements of point 2 above but has had sufficient formal training or
relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted full or
provisional admission on the recommendation of the Director of the School and the
approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
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Admissions Committee
Joint M.A.S./M.L.I.S. degree program
For admission to the Joint Degree Program, a candidate must:
1. possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a discipline
acceptable to the SLAIS Admissions Committee for the program;
2. have achieved a minimum overall average in the B+ grade range (76% at UBC)
in third and fourth year level courses of a bachelor's degree;
3. show promise of superior professional performance as attested by letters of
reference.
An applicant possessing a bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent, who does not
meet the requirements of point 2 above but has had sufficient formal training or
relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted full or
provisional admission on the recommendation of the Director of the School and the
approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. An applicant possessing a
bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent, who does not meet the requirements of
point 2 of the previous sentence, may be permitted to register as a Qualifying student
for no more than one year on the recommendation of the Director of the School and
the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Satisfactory completion
of a qualifying year neither guarantees subsequent admission to the Joint Degree
Program nor substitutes for any of its courses.
Dr. Harrison i        That the admission requirements for a Master
Dean Neuman J        of Arts in Children's Literature, and for a joint
M.A.S./M.L.I.S. degree program be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES - PROPOSED REVISIONS TO ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
Dr. Harrison explained that the proposed revisions to admission requirements focus on
demonstration of English language proficiency. He noted that the Faculty had chosen a
different route than that of the Faculty of Dentistry in trying to ensure that students are
informed beforehand of the requirements, which the Faculty hopes will guarantee the
success of students in their program. Dr. Harrison stated that the program is undergoing
some dramatic changes in pedagogy which include greater
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reliance on problem-based learning, group interactions, oral presentations and written
assignments, and noted that the clerkship part of the program is also becoming
increasingly important. Dr. Harrison pointed out that the major change being proposed is
to require students either to have completed at least six years of full-time education in
English or to provide evidence of completion of the Test of English as a Foreign Language
with a score of 600, and in addition, two components which are not required as basic
admission to the university at the moment, one being a Test of Spoken English and the
other a Test of Written English. Students enter this program after completing one year in
basic science, so students currently entering UBC with five years of education in English
will (after they have finished first year) have satisfied admission to group A but other
students will have this separate requirement. Dr. Harrison noted that there are several
other changes to the admission procedures such as a Pharmacy Admission College Test,
and the submission of resumes and letters of reference in an organized fashion according
to forms provided by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. Harrison i        That the proposed revisions to the admission
Dean Abbott J       requirements for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences be approved.
Mr. Mui spoke against the proposal, expressing concern at the proposed minimum score
of 55 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE). He said that recent immigrants with just two
years in high school before they enter first year Science only have three years to prepare
for the TSE. Mr. Mui felt that a score of 55 was excessive in view of that fact that it was
generally accepted that it takes seven years to master a spoken language.
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Mr. Mui i        That the motion be tabled.
Mr. de Pfyffer J
Lost.
Mr. de Pfyffer l        That the motion be referred back to the Senate
Mr. Mui i        Admissions Committee.
Carried.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE - THIRD YEAR STANDING IN BIOLOGY
The committee recommended approval of a proposal to include in the Calendar the
following paragraph on limitation of enrolment in the Biology undergraduate program
under the heading Third Year Standing in Biology:
Enrolment in the Biology Program is limited. Acceptance into the third year of the
Biology Program requires concurrent registration in or prior credit for one of the three
physiology courses: BIOL 350, 351, or 353. Students are not permitted to take more
than one of these three courses.
Dr. Harrison i        That the proposed Calendar statement on
Dr. Berger i        Third Year Standing in Biology be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE - CLARIFICATION OF CALENDAR STATEMENT ON
LIMITATION OF ENROLMENT
The committee recommended approval of the following revised Calendar statement on
limitation of enrolment in the Faculty of Science:
Enrolment in the Faculty of Science is limited and admission to the Faculty does not
guarantee that space will be available in any specific program, course or section.
Where the limitation of enrolment becomes necessary, the criteria for implementation
normally are academic standing in the preceding winter session and grades in
prerequisite courses. Students are encouraged to register on their assigned date of
registration.
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Admissions Committee
Dr. Harrison explained that the revised statement makes clear that there could be
limitations not only in courses but also in programs and sections of courses, and
encourages students to register as soon as they are eligible.
Dr. Harrison i        That the revised Calendar statement on
Dr. Bluman J        limitation of enrolment in the Faculty of
Science be approved.
Carried.
FACULTIES OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE - DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND
MOLECULAR MEDICINE - ADMISSION TO PROPOSED INTERNSHIP EDUCATION
PROGRAM
The committee recommended approval of the following statement on admission to the
Internship Education Program:
Acceptance into the program is after completion of the third year major or honours
program in Biochemistry. Acceptance is based upon academic standing and general
suitability to perform in a technical research environment.
Dr. Harrison i        That the admission statement for the
Dr. Bluman i        Internship Education Program in the
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Medicine be approved.
Carried.
Vice President McBride said there was considerable concern about the validity of TOEFL
scores as a predictor of success in university, and there was a growing bodyof literature
which has looked at it in a semi-statistical way. Vice President McBride suggested that the
Senate Admissions Committee should look into the issue of the use of TOEFL scores and
provide Senate with some guidance.
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Continuing Studies
Dr. Harrison stated that a sub-committee of the Senate Admissions Committee has been
working on the general issue of English language proficiency. He said that the
subcommittee will be looking at an interim report next week and hoped that new
recommendations could be brought to Senate in the near future.
Dr. May pointed out that some Faculties and Schools are accountable to others with
regard to fitness for professional practice and requested that the Senate Admissions
Committee include in its discussions non-academic admission criteria for first professional
degrees at the undergraduate level.
Dean Sheehan reminded Senate that when the Ritsumeikan program was established some
years ago there was a strenuous debate about the use of TOEFL.
Mr. Murphy i        That the Senate Admissions Committee
Ms. Sonik J        examine the feasibility of establishing a
university-wide policy on the introduction of
non-academic admissions criteria for
undergraduate first degree Faculties.
Carried.
Continuing Studies
DIPLOMA IN FOREST ENGINEERING
Dr. Vanderstoep, chair of the committee, presented a proposal to establish a Diploma in
Forest Engineering. Dr. Vanderstoep explained that the proposal was in response to a
need for professionals in forest engineering to upgrade their skills and knowledge
following completion of their formal education. In April of 1996, the Institute of Forest
Engineering in British Columbia was established by the co-operative effort of two
professional associations. The goal of this institute is to improve forest practices in British
Columbia through advanced continuing
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Curriculum Committee
education. It is this particular institute which has developed the diploma program for
professional foresters, engineers and geo-scientists. Dr. Vanderstoep drew attention to
page 4 of the proposal which explains the purpose of the program, and to the admission
requirements contained in the Calendar statement on page 3. He explained that the course
requirements consist of six course modules, each of a two week duration, with a total
credit equivalent of thirty. Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the program was unique in the
province and that it fits in well with the mission of the University, as well as with the
mission of the Faculties of Forestry and Applied Science. Dr. Vanderstoep stated that the
program meets a need which has been expressed quite widely through supporting letters
from outside agencies and individuals who work in the forest industry. Furthermore, the
program meets the guidelines for diploma programs approved by Senate, which include
consideration by the chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee who has indicated by way
of letter that he sees no problem with the proposal.
Dr. Vanderstoep l        That Senate adopt the proposal for a Diploma
Dean Binkley J        Program in Forest Engineering.
In response to a query about the content of the program, Dean Binkley explained that the
area of forest regeneration is covered in the Diploma Program in Advanced Silviculture
which focuses on regeneration. [The proposal also contained new courses: FEBC 401,
402, 403, 404, 405, 506.]
The motion was
put and carried.
Curriculum Committee
See Appendix A.
Dr. Berger, chair of the committee, presented the report on curriculum proposals from the
various Faculties and Schools.
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Curriculum Committee
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Applied Science.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Applied
Dr. Adebar J        Science be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF ARTS
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of Arts.
Dr. Berger highlighted parts of the Faculty of Arts report, drawing attention to the
mammoth revision of course offerings in the Department of Asian Studies.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Arts be
Dean Neuman J        approved.
In response to a query concerning the description of GERM 431, Dean Neuman
confirmed that the word "communicative", which appears in the description of GERM
432, should also be included in the description of GERM 431.
The motion was
put and carried.
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FACULTY OF FORESTRY
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Forestry.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Forestry
Dean Binkley J        be approved.
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Dr. Adebar drew attention to WOOD 435 Quality Engineering, stating that it is really an
engineering course, also that there had been no consultation with the Faculty of Applied
Science and that the course has the same title as MMAT 493.
In amendment:
Dr. Adebar l        That approval of WOOD 435 be withheld.
Dr. Ito J
Dean Binkley stated that the course was essential to the Wood Processing Program. He
explained that the instructor of the course has been working on other quality engineering
courses that are taught to ensure that there is no unnecessary duplication.
The amendment
carried.
The motion, as amended,
was put and carried.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Graduate Studies.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Graduate
Dean Granot i        Studies be approved.
Dr. Benbasat drew attention to the proposed changes to the Calendar statement for the
M.F.A. program in Creative Writing. He noted that the Canada Council is sponsoring
PRISM and that one of their requirements is that these funds cannot be used for training
However, it appears from the proposal that those working on the
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PRISM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE will get a six credit reduction from their
program requirements. Dr. Benbasat asked how this could be possible.
Professor Burns suggested that this matter be tabled pending a fuller explanation of the
ramifications of the proposed change.
Prof. Burns
Dr. Benbasat
That the proposed changes to the Calendar
statement for the M.F.A. program in Creative
Writing be tabled.
Carried.
The motion to approve the curriculum proposals from the
Faculty of Graduate Studies, with the exception of the
proposed changes to the Calendar statement for the M.F.A.
program in Creative Writing, was put and carried.
FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
The committee recommended approval of proposed changes to PHAR 455.
Dr. Berger
Dean Abbott
That the proposed changes to PHAR 455 be
approved.
Carried.
SCHOOL OF REHABILITATION SCIENCES
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr. Berger
Dr. Gilbert
That the proposals of the School of
Rehabilitation Sciences be approved.
Carried.
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FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Dr. Berger called on Dr. Harrison to speak to a correction to the statement under Major
in Cell Biology and Genetics. Dr. Harrison explained that footnote 3 should read, "Must
be taken in third year." and that the remainder of the courses listed should be deleted.
This will require a change to an earlier line in the program which will now state: "Biology
3503."
Dr. Harrison
Dr. Herring
That the correction to the proposed change in
the Calendar statement under Major in Cell
Biology be approved.
Carried.
Dr. Berger highlighted some of the proposals contained in the curriculum submission
from the Faculty of Science.
Dr. Berger
Dr. Harrison
That the proposals of the Faculty of Science be
approved, subject to the correction noted
above.
Dr. Ito drew attention to the description of CPSC 252 noting that the word "and" before
ELEC 314 should read "or". In response to a further query from Dr. Ito, Dr. Berger
explained that it is generally understood that the statement " Credit will be given for only
one of" means that one of those courses is required as a prerequisite but does not
necessarily imply equivalents. He agreed that students sometimes misunderstand the
meaning of the statement but was not sure how to get around that problem.
The motion was
put and carried.
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FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. Berger i        That the proposals of the Faculty of
Dean Quayle i       Agricultural Sciences be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Dentistry.
Dr. Berger i        That the proposals of the Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. May J        be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Education.
Dr. Berger i        That the proposals of the Faculty of Education
Dean Sheehan J        be approved.
Carried.
SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS
The committee recommended approval of a proposed new course, HKIN 389. Dr. Berger
reported that a proposed Calendar entry on Second Degree Requirements for the B.H.K.
should be deleted.
Dr. Berger i        That the proposed new course, HKIN 389, be
Dr. Schutz J       approved.
Carried.
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Registrar's Report on editorial changes to Academic Regulations
FACULTY OF LAW
The committee recommended approval of a proposed change in credits for LAW 352.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposed change in credits for LAW
Prof. Burns J        352 be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
The committee recommended approval of curriculum proposals from the Faculty of
Medicine, including a new Internship Program in Biochemistry. Dr. Berger noted that the
program had been approved by both the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science.
Dr. Berger l        That the proposals of the Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Gilbert i        be approved.
Carried.
Registrar's Report on editorial changes to Academic Regulations
See Appendix B.
A report on editorial changes to the Academic Regulations section of the Calendar had
been circulated for information. Dr. Spencer informed Senate that there will be a
statement in both the printed and the web version of the Calendar next year identifying
the web version as the official version. There will be a note that changes may be made
during the year and that people should refer to the web version if they are in doubt as to
which one is official.
Academic Year 1998-99
A draft of the Academic Year for 1998-99 had been circulated for information.
Mr. Murphy drew attention to the fact that the February 1999 Senate meeting was
scheduled during the mid-term break.
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Academic Year 1998-2003
Mr. Murphy, i        That when the regularly scheduled meeting of
Ms. Sonik J        Senate coincides with the mid-term break, the
meeting of Senate be moved one week ahead or
back, as appropriate.
Carried.
Academic Year 1998-2003
A summary of starting and ending dates of the terms and examinations from 1998-2003
had been circulated for information.
Dean Neuman drew attention to the fact that the last day of examinations in 2003 was
shown as May 2nd. Dean Neuman said that this creates a problem in that contracts for
teaching assistants end on April 30th. Dr. Spencer responded that this was a tentative
schedule and that Dean Neuman's concerns would be addressed before the schedule is
finalized.
President's Report on the Visioning Process
President Piper announced that after consulting with student senators with regard to the
visioning process, it had been decided to hold an essay competition, details of which will
be announced in UBC Reports and the Ubyssey. Students will be asked to participate by
writing a 750 word essay on what kind of education UBC should provide to the incoming
class of 2010. The first prize will be one term's tuition (one undergraduate and one
graduate student), and for the runners-up (six undergraduate, three graduate) $100
certificates for the UBC Bookstore.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 10:05 p.m.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of Senate will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 1998.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
COURSE AND CURRICULUM PROPOSALS
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
International Resource Systems
Change in program description
Faculty of Applied Science
Bio-Resource Engineering
New course BIOE 255 (2) Bio-Resource Engineering Laboratory 1
Deletion BIOE 250
Changes BIOE 251 - change description, prerequisite, hours
BIOE 285 - change hours, credits
BIOE 382, 471, 473, 482 - change prerequisite
BIOE 485 - add prerequisites
Program changes to second, third and fourth years
Chemical Engineering
Deletion CHML 358
Changes CHML 364 - change prerequisite
CHML 376 - change title, description, prerequisite, hours, credits
Program changes to second and third years
Civil Engineering
Deletion CIVL 310
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
New courses ELEC 419 (5) Software Engineering Project
ELEC 458 (3) Power System Analysis
ELEC 459 (3) Computer Applications in Power Systems
ELEC 465 (3) Microcomputer Systems Design
ELEC 496 (6) Engineering Project
ELEC 497 (5) Systems Project
Changes ELEC 490, 491 - change title, description, credits
ELEC 280 - change title, credits, hours
ELEC 281, 379-change title
ELEC 283, 466 - change description
ELEC 456 - change prerequisites
Program changes to second, third and fourth years
Deletions ELEC 380, 381, 382, 383, 389, 488, 489
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
Change in Calendar statement. Program changes to third and fourth years
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Geological Engineering
Program changes to second, third and fourth years
Mechanical Engineering
New courses MECH 301 (2) Mechanical Engineering Laboratories III
MECH 302 (2) Mechanical Engineering Laboratories IV
MECH 357 (6) Engineering Design
Deletion MECH 261
Changes MECH 360 - change credits, hours
MECH 380 - change credits, hours, prerequisites
MECH 463, 492 - add prerequisite
Program changes to third and fourth years
Metals and Materials Engineering
New courses       MMAT 381 (1) Structure and Properties Laboratory
MMAT 469 (3) Solidification
Changes MMAT 361 - change title, description, credits, hours
MMAT 365 - add prerequisite
MMAT 378 - change description, credits, hours
Program changes to third year
Deletions MMAT 377, 462
Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
New courses       MMPE 404 (3) Mine Management
MMPE 435 (3) Plant and Process Design
Changes MMPE 302 - change title, description
MMPE 303 - change title, add prerequisite
MMPE 304 - change title
MMPE 397 - change title, description, credits, hours, prerequisite
MMPE 401, 431 - change title description, hours
MMPE 403 - change title, description, add prerequisite
MMPE 410 - change description
Program changes to second, third and fourth years
Deletions MMPE 492, 498
Faculty of Arts
Arts B.A.
Change in program requirements
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Anthropology and Sociology
New courses      ANTH 231 (3) Ancient North America
Change
Asian Studies
New courses
ASIA 100 (3)
ASIA 101 (3)
ASIA 200 (3)
ASIA 208 (3)
ASIA 209 (3)
ASIA 300 (3)
ASIA 308 (3)
ASIA 309 (3)
ASIA 314 (3)
ASIA 315 (3)
ASIA 317 (3)
ASIA 318 (3)
ASIA 319 (3)
ASIA 329 (3)
ASIA 337 (3)
ASIA 338 (3)
ASIA 339 (3)
ASIA 341 (3)
ASIA 342 (3)
ASIA 344 (3)
ASIA 346 (3)
ASIA 347 (3)
ASIA 348 (3)
ASIA 349 (3)
ASIA 350 (3)
ASIA 352 (3)
ASIA 354 (3)
ASIA 357 (3)
ASIA 358 (3)
ASIA 359 (3)
ASIA 364 (3)
ASIA 368 (3)
ASIA 371 (3)
ASIA 372 (3)
ASIA 378 (3)
ASIA 388 (3)
ASIA 398 (3)
ASIA 400 (3)
ASIA 410 (3)
ASIA 418 (3)
ANTH 232 (3) Ancient Latin America
ANTH 323 - change title, description
Introduction to Traditional Asia
Introduction to Modern Asia
Cultural Foundations of East Asia
Cultural Foundations of South Asia
Cultural Foundations of Southeast Asia
Writing and Culture in East Asia
Mythological Literature of Ancient India in Translation
South Asians Beyond South Asia
Premodern Japan
Japan from Feudal to Modern State
The Rise of Korean Civilization
Premodern India
History of Indonesian Civilization
Gender in Indonesia
The Korean People in Modern Times (1600 to the present)
Modern India
The Construction of South Asian Communities in the Diaspora
Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
Chinese Literature in Translation
Topics in Japanese Cultural History I: Aristocrats and Warriors
Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Age
Traditional Korean Literature in Translation
Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation
Southeast Asian Literature in Translation
Asian Literature in Translation: a Comparative Approach
Topics in Traditional Chinese Vernacular Literature
Introduction to Japanese Cinema
Modern Korean Fiction in Translation
Literature of Medieval India in Translation
Gender Relations in Southeast Asian Literature
Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Literatures of South Asia in Translation
Foundations of Chinese Thought
Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
Philosophical Wisdom of Early India
Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jain Philosophers in Interaction
Classical Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Myths and Legends in Translation
Chinese Characters: Script, Language, and Civilizations
International Relations in Premodern East Asia
Social History of India
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New courses ASIA 430 (3) International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and
Japan
ASIA 438 (3) Twentieth Century South Asia
ASIA 444 (3) Topics in Modern Japanese Fiction and Cultural History
ASIA 460 (3) Modern Asian Women in Narrative
ASIA 464 (3) Japanese Women's Self-Writing
ASIA 488 (3) Religion, Society, and State in Modern India
HINU 102 (6) Introductory Hindi-Urdu
HINU 200 (6) Intermediate Hindi-Urdu
HINU 205 (1) Introduction to Devanagari Script
HINU 300 (6) Advanced Hindi-Urdu
HINU 305 (2) Introduction to the Perso-Arabic (Urdu) Script
HINU 400 (6) Introduction to Hindi and Urdu Literature
JAPN 406 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese Essays
JAPN 408 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
KORN 104 (6) Basic Korean Grammar
PUNJ 205 (1) Introduction to the Gurmukhi Script
PUNJ 300 (6) Advanced Punjabi
SOAL 100 (6) Khichri: the South Asian Languages of Vancouver
Changes ASIA 320 - change in credits and number to ASIA 311
ASIA 370 - change in credits and number to ASIA 310
ASIA 375 - change in credits and number to ASIA 360
ASIA 415 - change in credits and number to ASIA 315
ASIA 417 - change in credits and number to ASIA 411
ASIA 321 - change credits, hours
ASIA 324 - change number to ASIA 367
ASIA 327 - change number to ASIA 377
ASIA 360 - change number to ASIA 379
ASIA 365 - change number to ASIA 381
ASIA 366 - change number to ASIA 382
ASIA 368 - change number to ASIA 383
ASIA 369 - change number to ASIA 387
ASIA 387 - change number to ASIA 328
ASIA 388 - change number to ASIA 428
Change in program description. Under "Twelve-credit Requirement", the entry marked
"Hindi", change to read: Hindi-Urdu HINU 102 (6) and HINU 200 (6). Delete note c.
Changes under "Literature Requirement" due to changes in course numbers.
Changes to various Calendar entries.
Deletions ASIA 105, 115, 206, 225, 302, 322, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 347, 350,
355, 362, 385, 405, 420, 423, 424, 435, 438, 445, 447, 450, JAPN 400,
HIND 102, 110, 200, 405, 410, SOAL 401
Canadian Studies
Change
Change to Calendar entry for Minor in Canadian Studies
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Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Change LATN 305 - change credits, description, hours
Creative Writing
Change
CRWR 416 - change title, description, hours
CRWR 417 - change credits, description, hours
CRWR 439 - change credits, hours
English
New Program
Changes
Minor in English (Language)
ENGL 323 - change description
ENGL 481 - change credits, title, hours, number to ENGL 368
ENGL 483 - change credits, hours, number to ENGL 396
ENGL 484 - change credits, hours, number to ENGL 415
ENGL 496, 497 - change credits, description
Change in program description
Deletions ENGL 480, 482, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490
Delete sentence: ENGL 480-499 are for Honours students only
New course ENGL 399 (0) Cooperative Work Placement
Environmental Studies Program
Change in program description
French
New courses
Germanic Studies
Changes
FREN 125 (6) French through Culture and Civilization
FREN 224 (6) An Interdisciplinary Approach to French
GERM 100 (6) Beginners' German, split into two courses:
GERM 131 (3) Beginners' German 1
GERM 132 (3) Beginners' German 2
GERM 200 (6) Intermediate German, split into two courses:
GERM 231 (3) Intermediate German 1
GERM 232 (3) Intermediate German 2
GERM 300 (6) Advanced German 1, split into two courses:
GERM 331 (3) Intermediate German 3
GERM 332 (3) Intermediate German 4
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Changes GERM 310 (6) Advanced German 2, split into two courses:
GERM 334 (3) Advanced German 1
GERM 335 (3) Advanced German 2
GERM 410 (6) Advanced German 3, split into two courses:
GERM 431 (3) Advanced German 3
GERM 432 (3) Advanced German 4
GERM 430 (6) German for Reading Knowledge, split into two
courses:
GERM 433 (3) German for Reading Knowledge 1
GERM 434 (3) German for Reading Knowledge 2
SCAN 301 (6) Elementary Swedish, split into two courses:
SCAN 302 (3) Elementary Swedish 1
SCAN 303 (3) Elementary Swedish 2
GERM 110 - change title, credits, description, hours, number to 233
GERM 210 - change title, credits, description, hours, number to 333
Deletions GERM 104,204
International Relations Program
Change in program description
Latin American Studies Program
New course LAST 100 (3) Introduction to Latin American Studies
Modern European Studies Program
Change in program description
Psychology
New course PSYC 349 (3) Honours Seminar
Change in program description
Political Science
Changes POLI 100 - change credits and hours
POLI 200 - change number to 101
Change prerequisite for POLI 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307
from POLI 200 to POLI 101
Change program descriptions
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School of Music
New course MUSC 440 (4) Piano Pedagogy II: Applications
Changes MUSC 100, 101, 200, 201 - change credits, title, description, hours
MUSC 164, 300, 301 - change title, description, hours
MUSC 249 - change title, description, number to 149
MUSC 349 - change title, description, prerequisite, and number to 249
MUSC 149 - change prerequisite, and number to 349
MUSC 440 - change title, description, hours, number to 340
MUSC 410 - change credits, title, description, prerequisite
MUSC 411, 412, 413, 414, 415 - change title, description, prerequisite
Change in Major program
Change in degree requirements
Deletions MUSC 105, 205
School of Social Work
Change SOWK 310 - grade on a pass/fail basis
Faculty of Dentistry
Redesignation of course numbers according to new departmental names
Delete all first and second year courses - Dentistry will be starting a new curriculum
with the Faculty of Medicine in 1998, and all first and second year courses will
change.
New course OBMS 405 (3) Oral Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Education
Curriculum Studies
Change
New course
MAED 471 - change title
MUED 302, 303, 405 - change prerequisites
MUED 307, 308, 401 - change prerequisites
MUED 321, 322 - change title, description
CUST 321 - change description, was ARTE 321
CUST 322 - change title, description, was ARTE 322
ARTE 405 - change prerequisite
TSED 320 (2) Curriculum and Instruction in Technology:
Elementary
Educational Psychology and Special Education
Change EPSE 437 - change title, description, prerequisite
EPSE 403, 436, 448 - change title, description
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Language Education
New course MLED 320 (2) Curriculum and Instruction in Modern Languages:
Elementary
Change READ 391 - change description
MLED 312 - change credits
LANE 335 - change description
Teacher Education
Middle Years Option - course numbers for the orientation school experience and for
the extended practicum
EDUC 323 (0) Orientation School Experience
EDUC 419 (18)
Deletions ARTE 321, 322, MUED 321, 322
Faculty of Forestry
Forest Science
New program - specialization in International Forestry
Forest Resources Management
New program - specialization in International Forestry
Bachelor of Science in Conservation Program
Changes Delete PHIL 435 as an elective
CONS 200 - change title, description, hours, prerequisites
CONS 440 - change description and prerequisites
CONS 498 - change credits
CONS 330 - change title, description and prerequisites
Program changes
Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program
New course FOPR 388 (3) Analytical Methods in Forest Hydrology
Program changes
Change FRST 351 - change description, credits
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Appendix A
Wood Science
New courses WOOD 386 (3) Applied Mechanics of Materials
WOOD 467 (3) Product Development and Design in the Wood
Industry
WOOD 477 (3) Wood Building Design
WOOD 478 (3) Building Science
WOOD 485 (3) Furniture Construction
Program changes and change in Calendar description of Areas of Concentration
Deletions
Changes
WOOD 371, 372, 374, 377, 401, 470, 488
WOOD 242 - change prerequisite, hours
WOOD 271, 335, 461, 487 - change prerequisites
WOOD 273 - change hours, description, prerequisite to corequisite
WOOD 280, 376 - change hours
WOOD 282, 312, 330, 411, 412, 440, 464, 490, 491, 494 - add
prerequisite
WOOD 290 - add prerequisite, change title, description, hours
WOOD 430 - add prerequisite, change hours
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Applied Science
Delete APSC 552, 554, 556
Audiology and Speech Sciences
Changes
AUDI 514 - change prerequisites
AUDI 522, 560, 564 - change credits
Program changes
Chemical Engineering
Change CHML 589 - change title, description
Civil Engineering
Changes
Deletion
CIVL 505 - change title
CIVL 506 - change title, description
CIVL 524 - change description and credits
CIVL 525 - add description
CIVL 558 - change title, description
CIVL 559 - change title, description, add prerequisite
CIVL 565 - change title, description
CIVL 569 - change title, prerequisite
CIVL 584 - change title, description
CIVL 514
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Commerce
New courses COMM 633 (3) Modelling Methods in Information Systems
BALA 503 (1.5) Commercial Law
Changes BAAC 501, 502 - change title
BAFI 501, 502, 503, 507 - change title
BAHR 503, 506, 510, 523 - change title
BAIM 500, 503, 511 - change title
BAIT 512-change title
BAMA 502, 506 - change title
BAPA 508 - change title
BAUL 503, 508 - change title
Creative Writing
Change CRWR 516 - change title
CRWR 517, 539 - change credits
Educational Psychology and Special Education
New course EPSE 595 (3) Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Psychology
and Special Education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
New course ELEC 545 (3) Signal Compression
Changes ELEC 575, 590 - change title, description, credits
ELEC 594 - change credits
Human Kinetics
Change Calendar entry to read:
Degree opportunities at the master's level must be completed with 30 credits of
study, to be arranged by the student in consultation with his or her assigned
Faculty advisor.
Library, Archival and Information Studies
New programs       Master of Arts in Children's Literature
Joint M.A.S./M.L.I.S.
Change ARST 595 - change in course evaluation
Mechanical Engineering
New courses MECH 507 (3) Analytical Dynamics
MECH 515 (3) Finite Element Analysis of Non-linear and Field
Problems
MECH 516 (3) Optimal Mechanical Design
MECH 523 (3) Intelligent Control
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endix A
New courses
MECH 524 (3)
MECH 525 (3)
MECH 560 (3)
MECH 578 (3)
MECH 581 (3)
MECH 582 (3)
MECH 583 (3)
MECH 584 (3)
MECH 591 (3)
MECH 592 (3)
MECH 593 (3)
MECH 594 (3)
Deletions
Change
Music
Change
Intelligent Robotic Systems
Supervisory Control Systems
Experimental Methods in Mechanics
Internal Combustion Engines
Low Speed Aerodynamics
Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Boundary Element Theory
Advanced Engineering Acoustics
Production Engineering
Machine Tool Structures and Vibrations
Metal Removal Processes
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
MECH 564, 570, 574, 579, 585
MECH 568 - change credits
MUSC 564 - change title, description, hours
School of Human Kinetics
New course HKIN 389 (3) Neuromuscular Integration of Human Movement
Faculty of Law
Change
LAW 352 - change credits
Faculty of Medicine
New course ANAT 391 (3) Introduction to Gross Human Anatomy
ANAT 393 (4) Human Anatomy for Physical Therapy Students
Change ANAT 390 - change credits, description
Internship Education Program in Biochemistry -
New courses: BIOC 398 (3) Internship Work Placement I
BIOC 399 (3) Internship Work Placement II
BIOC 498 (3) Internship Work Placement III
BIOC 499 (3) Internship Work Placement IV
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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Change PHAR 455 - change title, credits, term length
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Occupational Therapy
New course RSOT 210 (3) Enabling Occupation: A Practical Approach
Changes RSOT 207 - change credits and hours
RSOT 303 - change title, delete description
RSOT 307 - change hours, delete description
RSOT 323 - change title, hours
RSOT 416 - change title, description
Change in Calendar entry re selection of applicants
Delete RHSC 205 as a requirement for Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Change Calendar statement to:
Secondary school prerequisites are Physics 11 and Physics 121. 1PHYS 100 will be
accepted in lieu of Physics 12.
Faculty of Science
Change first paragraph of Calendar entry on Limitation of Enrolment
General Science Program, Minor Programs, Minor in Arts, Minor in Commerce -
change in program statements
Aquacultural Science
Delete honours program
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Change in programs
New program       Internship Education Program
New courses BIOC 398 (3) Internship Work Placement I
BIOC 399 (3) Internship Work Placement II
BIOC 498 (3) Internship Work Placement III
BIOC 499 (3) Internship Work Placement IV
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Biology
New courses BIOL 355 (6) Lectures in Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 442 (3) Ethical Issues in Science
Changes BIOL 446 - change credits, title, description
Change in program statement on Third Year Standing in Biology
Changes in major and honours programs
Computer Science
New course CPSC 252 (4) Program Design and Data Structures for Engineers
CPSC 349 (0) Honours Research Seminar
CPSC 410 (3) Advanced Software Engineering
Change CPSC 310 - change title, prerequisite, hours
CPSC 449 - change title, description, prerequisite
Changes in major and honours programs
Earth and Ocean Sciences
New course
Changes
Geography
Changes
OCGY 404 (3) Physical Control of Oceanographic Processes
EOSC 315 - change description, prerequisite
OCGY 412 - change prerequisite
GEOG 102 - change title, description
GEOG 103 - change title, description, hours
GEOG 404 - change title, description, corequisite, number (was
CIVL 450)
Mathematics
Changes MATH 120 - change prerequisite
MATH 130 - change description and prerequisite
Change in program statement on honours program
Deletions MATH 254, 350
Microbiology and Immunology
Changes
MICB 408 - change in hours
MICB 448 - change description, prerequisite
MICB 449 - change prerequisite
Change in program footnotes
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Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Change in program statement under "Pharmacology" heading
Calendar statement for 5-year B.Sc. Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology
Physics
New course PHYS 343 (3) Physics by Inquiry
Statistics
Deletion
Change
STAT 346
STAT 441 - change description and prerequisite
Change in program statement on First Year Requirements
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Appendix B
Appendix B
EDITORIAL CHANGES TO THE ACADEMIC REGULATIONS SECTION OF THE
CALENDAR
The material in the "Examinations" section (page 15) has been rearranged for clarity. "Grading
Practices" is now a separate section, rather than a sub-section within Examinations. Definitions of
a number of standings that appear on the back of official transcripts have been added.
There are no changes in policy. New material is indicated by a vertical bar in the left margin. The
revised sections follow.
Examinations
Formal examinations are held in most courses in December and April. Other tests are held at the
discretion of the instructors and faculties concerned. All prescribed examinations are mandatory.
Students who miss an examination either in December or April because of medical, emotional or
other problems should apply as soon as possible to the dean of their faculty or the director of their
school for academic concession (see Academic Concession).
Senate Policy on Examinations
The following regulations were approved by Senate in October 1976 and amended in December
1990 and apply generally across campus except to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and to postgraduate professional faculties.
1. Faculties are urged to make full use of the formal examination periods, both in December and
in April, and unless the relevant dean and head, for sound academic reason, grant exemption,
all courses designed for first- and second-year students be examined in December as well as
April.
2. The holding of any examination, formal or informal, during the two weeks preceding the
formally scheduled examinations of December and April is forbidden. (This recommendation
does not apply to regular weekly or bi-weekly tests or to traditional and current practices in
laboratories.)
3. Scrupulous adherence by invigilators (members of faculty and other invigilators) to the
regulations governing the invigilation of examinations is mandatory.
4. Smoking shall not be permitted during the examinations nor during lectures. (This applies
equally to members of faculty and to students.)
5. Faculties are urged to curtail the use of the "take-home" examination, both in the extent of its
administration and in the weight assigned to it in the calculation of marks.
Rules Governing Formal Examinations
1. Each candidate must be prepared to produce, upon request, a Library/AMS card for
identification.
2. Candidates are not permitted to ask questions of the invigilators, except in cases of supposed
errors or ambiguities in examination questions.
3. No candidate shall be permitted to enter the examination room after the expiration of one-
half hour from the scheduled starting time, or to leave during the first half hour of the
examination.
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4. Candidates guilty of any of the following, or similar, dishonest practices shall be immediately
dismissed from the examination and shall be liable to disciplinary action.
a. Making use of any books, papers or memoranda, calculators, computers, audio or
video cassette players or other memory aid devices, other than those authorized by the
examiners.
b. Speaking or communicating with other candidates.
c. Purposely exposing written papers to the view of other candidates. The plea of
accident or forgetfulness shall not be received.
5. Candidates must not destroy or mutilate any examination material; must hand in all
examination papers; and must not take any examination material from the examination room
without permission of the invigilator.
Examination Results
Instructors may, subject to the policy in their department, school or faculty, post student grades
using lists showing student numbers in numeric order. Student names must not be shown. If
instructors intend to post grades it is their responsibility to ensure that all students are advised of
this before any grades are posted. Students may request that their grades not be posted.
Departments, schools or faculties may ask professors not to post grades until they have been
reviewed. All grades must be clearly labeled "Unofficial".
Official grades are mailed to students following the Winter and Summer Sessions. Any student
who must meet an application date for another institution before their official grades are received
should contact the transcript clerk in the Registrar's Office to make arrangements to meet the
deadline. Official grades for Guided Independent Study courses are mailed to students as soon as
possible after they are approved.
Students can contact the on-line Student Service Centre ://www. student-services.ubc.ca/cgi-
win/servmall.exe or call the Student Information System at (604) 280-8228 for grades that are on
the Student Information System and have been approved for release.
Viewing Marked Examinations
A final examination becomes the property of the University and must remain in the possession of
the University until destroyed or otherwise disposed of. No later than one month from receipt of
end of session results a student may make written application to the department head, director or
dean, who will make every effort to arrange for the student to view her or his marked final
examination paper(s) with the course instructor or designate. The purpose of this exercise is
purely pedagogic and distinct from the "review of assigned standing".
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Deferred and Supplemental Examinations
Deferred and Supplemental examinations will be held in late July or early August. Applications
must be made to the Registrar's Office by June 20, 1997 and must be accompanied by the
required fee.
Examinations may be written at the University and at standard centres in Campbell River,
Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kitimat, Nanaimo, Nelson, Penticton, Port
Alberni, Powell River, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Vernon, Victoria, Whitehorse, YT and
Williams Lake. (This list of locations is subject to change.)
In special cases a student may be permitted to write examinations at a university outside British
Columbia or at a special centre other than a university if satisfactory arrangements can be made
within Canada. Since permission is contingent on completion of arrangements, only early
applications to write in special centres will be considered.
In the event that a candidate is unable to write an examination, a refund of the required fee will
be considered if the candidate submits an adequate explanation to the Registrar prior to the
scheduled examination period.
Supplemental Examination Policy
Supplemental examinations regulations vary among faculties and are described in the appropriate
faculty or school entry. Students are governed by the regulations of the faculty or school in which
they are registered.
Supplemental examinations are not available in all faculties or in all courses. In courses in which
proficiency is judged on a continuing basis throughout a term, or in which final examinations are
not given, or in Commerce and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses where the final examination
contributes less than 40% of the course grade, no supplemental examinations are provided.
Supplemental examinations are not granted to students registered in a graduate program.
However, a course in which a grade of less than 65% was obtained may be repeated for a higher
standing if recommended by the department and approved by the dean of Graduate Studies. In a
course that is repeated, both marks will appear on the transcript. The higher mark will be used to
determine promotion in a program and in any decision to admit a student or withdraw a student
from a program. Averages calculated for other purposes will include both marks.
Where a supplemental examination is provided a student may write it in an attempt to obtain
"higher standing" in the course concerned. The result of the supplemental examination will be
shown on the student's record as an additional entry. In some situations a higher mark may
enhance a student's chance of meeting some specific program requirement.
In the Summer Session a student who satisfactorily completes a six-credit course will be granted a
supplemental examination in a second subject if the final mark is not less than 40% in the second
subject.
In all but the final year a candidate who has been granted a supplemental may write it once only.
If the candidate fails, the course must be repeated or a permissible substitute taken. Normally in
the final year a second supplemental examination may be written.
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If a supplemental examination is not written by the end of the next regular supplemental
examination period for that session, the supplemental standing will be removed.
If a student, because of exceptional circumstances, is permitted to postpone a supplemental
beyond the first regular supplemental examination period the student will be responsible for the
content of the course as currently offered. If the course is discontinued, the supplemental privilege
may be cancelled.
Grading Practises (new section title with a reference in the index)
In most faculties, individual courses are normally graded as follows:
Percentage Letter Grade
3-100%
A+
85-89
A
80-84
A-
76-79
B+
72-75
B
68-71
B-
64-67
C+
60-63
c
55-59
c-
50-54
D
0-49
F (Fail)
The Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and Graduate Studies and the Schools of Library and
Archival Studies, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Sciences, define Fail ("F") as below 60%.
Faculties, departments and schools reserve the right to scale grades in order to maintain equity
among sections and conformity to University, faculty, department or school norms. Students
should therefore note that an unofficial grade given by an instructor might be changed by the
faculty, department or school. Grades are not official until they appear on a student's academic
record.
A few programs of study make provision for an "honours standing". This is explained in the
appropriate faculty or school entry. However, in most faculties where "honours" is used it is
applied to a study program where expectations in terms of achievement and level of study are
higher than in other programs.
Standings
Aegrotat (AEG): allows a student credit for a course even though the course requirements have
not been completed due to medical, emotional or other difficulties. This standing is awarded only
if the course instructor and the dean agree that the student has demonstrated the capacity to deal
with the course material satisfactorily. When AEG standing is awarded, a letter grade is assigned.
This will be converted to the minimum percentage for that category for the calculation of
averages.
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Minutes of January 21,1998	
Appendix B
Audit (AUD): granted to students who have been officially approved as audit status. These
students are expected to complete all course requirements except the final exam, and may be given
Fail (F) standing if their performance is not satisfactory. Refer to "Classification of Students" in
Undergraduate Admissions section.
Exempt (EX): student has registered for a required course from which she or he is exempt.
Adjudicated pass (J): credit is granted and the course need not be repeated although it may not
normally qualify as a prerequisite for further work. (The grade assigned by the instructor is used
in the calculation of averages.)
Pass (P) or Fail (F): no grade assigned, excluded from calculation in all averages; P - requirements
of subject completed satisfactorily, credit granted where applicable; F - fail
Supplemental (S): failure, no credit, supplemental privilege granted. Refer to Supplemental
Examinations section.
Deferred (SD): may be granted when a student has a valid reason for not completing course
requirements as scheduled and does not qualify for Aegrotat standing. Students granted Deferred
standing in Winter Session courses must complete all outstanding course requirements by August
23 following. Students granted Deferred standing in Summer Session courses must complete all
outstanding work by December 25 following. Students granted Deferred standing are responsible
for making satisfactory arrangements with their instructors for completion of outstanding course
requirements. If a student fails to complete deferred requirements by the dates specified, the
Deferred standing will be replaced with a grade or standing that reflects requirements completed
in the course. Students unable to meet the specified deadlines because of further medical,
emotional or other difficulties must make an additional application for Academic Concession no
later than August 31 for Winter Session courses or December 31 for Summer Session courses
following the original deferral. Refer to Deferred and Supplemental Examinations section.
Thesis (T) in Progress (T): graduating essay not submitted; course continuing. If a student in a
baccalaureate program who receives a "T" standing in a graduating essay or other course
approved by the faculty completes the course within 12 months of the end of the term in which
the student first registered for the course the " T" standing will be replaced by the grade assigned.
If the course is not completed within 12 months the "T" standing will be replaced by a grade of
zero (or "F" standing in a Pass/Fail course).
Withdrawal (W): official withdrawal. Refer to "Withdrawal" in this section.

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