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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 19, 2000
Attendance
Present: President M. C. Piper (Chair), Vice-President B.C. McBride, Dean F. S. Abbott,
Dr. P. Adebar, Mr. R. Affleck, Dr. J. D. Berger, Dean J. Blom, Mr. P. T. Burns, Dr. H. M.
Burt, Dean J. A. Cairns, Ms. E. J. Caskey, Mr. T. C. Y. Chan, Mr. A. Chui, Ms. J.
Dennie, Mr. E. Fidler, Dr. D. Fisher, Dr. J. H.V. Gilbert, Dr. D. Granot, Dean F. Granot,
Dr. S. W. Hamilton, Dr. A. G. Hannam, Rev. T. J. Hanrahan, Dr. P. E. Harding, Dr. J.
Helliwell, Ms. L. Hewalo, Ms. J. Hutton, Dean M. Isaacson, Dr. C. Jillings, Dr. D. D.
Kitts, Dr. S. B. Knight, Mr. J. Kondopulos, Dr. B. S. Lalli, Dr. V. LeMay, Ms. P. Liu, Mr.
T. P. T. Lo, Dr. D. M. Lyster, Dr. M. MacEntee, Mr. S. MacLachlan, Dr. P. L. Marshall,
A/Dean J. A. McLean, Dr. W. R. McMaster, Mr. W.B. McNulty, Ms. L. Morton, Dean
D. Muzyka, Dr. P. N. Nemetz, Mr. V. Pacradouni, Dr. G. N. Patey, Mr. G. Podersky-
Cannon, Mr. H. Poon, Dean M. Quayle, Ms. C. Quinlan, Dr. V. Raoul, Dr. H. J.
Rosengarten, Dean N. Sheehan, Mr. A. F. Sheppard, Dr. D. Sjerve, Dr. C. E. Slonecker,
Ms. K. Sonik, Ms. L. M. Sparrow, Dr. B. Stelck, Dr. R. Tees, Mr. D. Tompkins, Dean pro
tem. A. Tully, Mr. D. R. Verma, Dr. D. Ll. Williams, Dr. W. C. Wright, Jr., Dean E. H.
K. Yen.
By invitation: Dr. S. Godfrey, Dr. P. Potter.
Regrets: Dr. W. L. Sauder (Chancellor), Dr. R. W. Blake, Mr. P. T. Brady, Dr. R.
Goldman-Segall, Mr. H. D. Gray, Mr. E. Greathed, Dean M. Klawe, Mr. R. W. Lowe,
Dr. T. F. Pedersen, Dr. J. Perry, Dr. W. J. Phillips, Dr. K. Schonert-Reichl, Dr. C. Shields,
Mr. J. E. Sookero, Dr. J. R. Thompson, Mr. J. Tsui, Dr. R. A. Yaworsky.
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Senate Membership
NEW MEMBERS
The President welcomed two new members of Senate: Ms. Jane Hutton, Acting Associate
Vice-President, Continuing Studies, and Dr. Brian Stelck, Principal, Carey Theological
College. Members of Senate offered a round of applause.
DECLARATION OF VACANCY (UNIVERSITYACT, SECTION 36 (6))
Ms. Jennifer DeLucry had resigned, leaving a vacancy for a student representative from
the Faculty of Arts.
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
MINUTES OF SENATE PAGINATION ERROR
Please note that the printed version of the Minutes of Senate were re-paginated as follows:
• October 13, 1999: pp. 12195 - 224;
• November 17, 1999: pp. 12225 - 250;
• December 15, 1999: pp. 12251 - 283.
Dr. Tees l        That the minutes of the meeting of December
Dean pro tem. Tully J        1$> 1999 be adopted as circulated.
Carried.
Chair's Remarks and Related Questions
RECEPTION FOR MEMBERS OF SENATE
President Piper announced that a reception in honour of the 1999 - 2002 members of
Senate would be held in the Brock Hall Concourse immediately following the meeting,
and that the meeting would therefore be adjourned by 9:30 p.m.
HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS
The President was pleased to announce that fourteen of the fifteen candidates for
honorary degrees, as approved by Senate in November 1999, had accepted their
respective invitations to
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attend Congregation to receive their respective degrees. Eleven of the recipients were to
attend Congregation in the spring of 2000, while the remaining three had agreed to attend
in the fall of 2000. The fifteenth candidate would have liked to attend, but was unable to
do so due to scheduling difficulties. The recipients were:
Dr. Alice Baumgart,
Dr. Myer Bloom,
The Right Honourable A. Kim Campbell, P.C., Q. C,
Ms. Maureen Mitchell Donald,
Mr. Atom Egoyan,
Dr. Henry Friesen,
Dr. Walter G. Hardwick,
Mr. Robert Chao Feng Ho,
Dr. Edith Graef McGeer,
Dr. Patrick McGeer,
Dr. Robert A. Mundell,
Dr. Evelyn Chrystalla Pielou,
Dr. William A. Webber,
Dr. John Wheeler.
NETWORKS OF CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE
The President drew attention to a recent call by the federal government for letters of
intent for four new Networks of Centres of Excellence. The topics under consideration
will be:
1. The Automobile of the 21st Century;
2. Genomics, Technology and Society;
3. Meeting Environmental Challenges for Clean Water; and
4. Early Child Development and its Impact on Society.
The President remarked that this announcement represented an enormous opportunity for
UBC, and encouraged members of the academic community to consider developing
proposals in these areas. The deadline for submitting letters of intent was to be May 1,
2000. The Vice-President, Research and Vice-President, Academic and Provost would be
working together to coordinate
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forthcoming proposals. The total investment by the federal government in these four new
NCE's was to be approximately $13 million.
JOINT 2000/01 BUDGET SUBMISSION
President Piper gave a brief report on the collective budget proposal made by the four
British Columbia universities to the provincial government for 2000/01. She reminded
members of Senate that the two main components of the proposal were: (a) an increase in
operating funds to bring BC universities to par with other Canadian universities, and (b)
increased support for research infrastructure, in the form of matching funds for federal
government contributions. All four universities had been diligently working to promote
this budget submission to members of the BC provincial government. President Piper
encouraged members of Senate to promote the budget to colleagues and members of the
public. Other recent efforts included lobbying the federal government to increase transfer
payments to the provinces in support of post-secondary education.
Y2K TRANSITION
President Piper thanked the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Information
Technology, and the University as a whole for the very smooth transition to the year 2000
at UBC. She noted that this accomplishment required an enormous amount of expertise,
care, vigilance and effort on the part of many individuals.
Reports from the Vice-President, Academic and Provost
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES: SCHOOL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND
ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE
A proposal to change the name of the 'Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Program' to the 'School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene' had been
circulated.
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In September 1998, the Coordinating Committee of the Occupational Hygiene Program
had voted to change the name of the Occupational Hygiene Program to the 'School of
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.' A portion of this name change was approved
at the May 19, 1999 meeting of Senate, when the 'Occupational Hygiene Program' was
changed to the 'Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Program.' As the change from
'Program' to 'School' had different requirements, this change was deferred pending
approval from the Vice-President, Academic and Provost. Vice-President McBride had
reviewed the proposal, and recommended that Senate approve the change. The Vice-
President's memorandum of support stated that the new School would not require further
budget or space resources, and that the search for a Director would be initiated as
detailed in UBC's Policy #21.
Vice-President McBride    l        That the name of the Occupational and
Dean Granot i       Environmental Hygiene Program be changed
to the "School of Occupational and
Environmental Hygiene.'
Dean Isaacson recalled that the Ad Hoc Committee on University Organization had
recommended in May 1994 that the minimum size for departments, schools and divisions
be 15 full time faculty members, and that Senate had approved this recommendation. He
further remarked that most schools on campus exceeded this minimum size, citing the
Schools of Nursing and Human Kinetics as examples, whereas the proposed new school
would have only three or four full time professors. Dean Isaacson added that Senate may
wish to explore the broader implications of creating the entity of a new school, rather
than viewing it as a name or curriculum change.
Vice-President McBride agreed that a number of schools at UBC were larger than the
minimum size, with the exception of the School of Journalism, which employed two full
time professors. The report of the Ad Hoc Committee on University Organization had
also recommended that any
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exceptions to the minimum size be reported to Senate. Vice-President McBride stated that
the change in name would not constitute a change in the administration of the unit, and
that there did not appear to be a suitable unit with which this small unit could be
combined.
The motion was
put and carried.
Admissions Committee
FACULTY OF EDUCATION: ADMISSION CALENDAR CHANGES
Dr. Lyster presented the report, as chair of the Committee. The following report had been
circulated.
Faculty of Education Admission Calendar Changes
Present Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 173 under heading ADMISSION)
The Faculty admits students on the basis of merit and is committed to representation
in the student population of First Nations, visible minorities, and persons with
disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
Proposed Calendar Entry (replace entry with the following)
The Faculty admits students on the basis of merit and is committed to admitting
qualified candidates who reflect the ethnic, cultural, and social diversity of British
Columbia. Applications are encouraged from persons of Aboriginal ancestry (see
Undergraduate Admission, Canadian Aboriginal Students), visible minorities,
differently-abled persons, women in subject areas in which they are under-represented,
and men interested in primary school teaching. All qualified applicants are encouraged
to apply.
Rationale:
The Faculty's admission statement elaborates on the University's statement on
admissions to reflect the educational context and needs of children and youth in
British Columbia schools.
Present Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 176, column 1, under subheading Selection
of Candidates)
The selection of candidates for admission will be by majority vote of the Admissions
Committee, which represents both academic and professional interests of the Faculty.
Consideration will be given to all applicants who satisfy the minimum admission
requirements.
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An interview may be required by the Faculty as a part of the admission procedure.
Applicants are responsible for their own expenses in attending admissions interviews.
Proposed Calendar Entry (replace entry with the following new text)
The selection of candidates for admission will be by majority vote of the Admissions
Committee, which represents both academic and professional interests of the Faculty.
The number of applicants and the level of academic and experiential qualifications
that applicants present for consideration will influence selection. Each year the
number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available positions. Because
entering classes for each program option are limited in size, not every qualified
applicant will be offered admission.
An interview may be required by the Faculty as a part of the admission procedure.
Applicants are responsible for their own expenses in attending admissions interviews.
Rationale:
The Faculty's statement is supplemented to reflect the University's policy on
admissions and to emphasize enrolment limitations.
Present Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 176, column 1, subheading Advice to
Applicants
Proposed Calendar Entry - Add the following new text after the last paragraph
Eligibility for certification as a teacher in British Columbia is based on the
acceptability of courses in UBC-equivalent credits to the British Columbia College of
Teachers. For specific program requirements, please see the appropriate section under
Admissions. Teacher Education Programs in British Columbia are approved by the
British Columbia College of Teachers.
Rationale:
The Faculty's statement explains the relationship of the BC College of Teachers to the
Teacher Education Program at UBC.
Current Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 176, column 1)
Proposed Calendar Entry - Add the following text as a new subheading following the
Advice to Applicants subheading;
Acceptance of the Offer of Admission
Candidates who receive an offer of admission will have a maximum of four weeks
from the date of the offer to respond to the offer.
Rationale:
The Faculty is adding this statement to facilitate planning.
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Current Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 176, column 1
Proposed Calendar Entry - Insert the following new text as a new section preceding
Academic Regulations
Registration
The academic year of the Faculty of Education normally begins on the Tuesday
following Labour Day.
Students will be notified of registration procedures upon acceptance to the program.
After August 1st, registration must be done through the Teacher Education Office.
Students will be allowed to register only if space permits. No student will be allowed
to register after the first day of instruction in the term, nor will they be admitted to
any class after its first session, except by permission of the Dean.
Rationale:
The Faculty is adding this section to provide a structure for accommodating late
acceptance and enrolment in teacher education programs. Restrictions on registration
after the beginning of term support the importance of the first phase of the program,
Orientation to the Profession, as a critical framework for subsequent learning.
Current Calendar (1999/2000) Entry (page 176, column 3, subheading Termination,
Withdrawal, and Readmission)
Students who begin the extended practicum (EDUC 329, 418, 419, 495, or 496) are
not permitted to drop this course from their records.
Proposed Calendar Entry (Replace entry with the following new text:
Students who are granted a W on the extended practicum (EDUC 400, 401, 402, 403,
or 418) must wait until the next time the extended practicum is scheduled in their
program to re-enroll. Students will not normally be granted two withdrawals from an
extended practicum.
Rationale:
The Faculty wishes to allow students to withdraw from an extended practicum
following the policy for withdrawal from courses. To facilitate professional
development before undertaking the next practicum, students must wait until the next
time the practicum is scheduled to re-enroll.
Dr. Lyster l        That the proposed changes to the Faculty of
Dean Sheehan J        Education admissions and advancement
statements be approved.
Dr. Lyster, recalling that there had been discussion at the December 1999 Senate meeting
about the relatively small number of male applicants to the Teacher Education Program,
pointed out
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that the Faculty of Education had named 'men interested in primary school teaching' as a
group from which applications would be encouraged.
The motion was
put and carried.
Continuing Studies Committee
FACULTY OF ARTS: DIPLOMA IN LINGUISTICS
[Note: this report is not included in the Minutes of Senate. Printed copies are available
from the Manager, Secretariat Services]
Dean Yen presented the report, as chair of the Committee. The report proposed:
1. a change in program name from TJiploma in Applied Linguistics' to TJiploma in
Linguistics;'
2. a change in course listings, to make them consistent with changes made in the
Linguistics Major; and
3. a change in the introductory text to better reflect the mission of the program.
Dean Yen i        That the proposed changes to the Diploma in
Dean pro tem. Tully J        Applied Linguistics be approved.
Carried.
Curriculum Committee
Please see 'Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes'.
Dr. Berger presented the reports, as chair of the Committee. All changes were to be
effective in September 2000, unless otherwise indicated.
FACULTY OF ARTS
Dr. Berger spoke briefly to the proposals contained in the Faculty of Arts Curriculum
Report, and stated that the Committee recommended approval.
Dr. Berger l        That the curriculum proposals from the
Dean pro tem. Tully J        Faculty of Arts be approved.
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Carried.
FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
Dr. Berger
Dean Yen
That the proposed new course, DENT 407:
'Oral Health Care in Residential Care
Settings,' be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF EDUCATION: SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS
Dr. Berger
Dean Sheehan
That the proposed Minor in Commerce in the
Leisure and Sport Management Program be
approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
This item was moved to become the last item of the Report from the Curriculum
Committee.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Dr. Berger introduced the proposal to change the grading structure for all courses in the
undergraduate MD program to 'honours/pass/fail.' He noted that, while UBC had not yet
used this system, many other Canadian medical schools used either 'honours/pass/fail' or
'pass/fail' grading. The proposal indicated that these changes would be effective
retroactively to September 1999.
Dr. Berger
Dean Cairns
That the proposed grading changes in the
Faculty of Medicine be approved.
In response to a query from Dean Isaacson, Dr. Berger stated that approval of this
proposal would not mean that this grading system would be universally available for
courses in other Faculties. He added that requests would be duly considered on a case-by-
case basis.
Carried.
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Faculty of Medicine: School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Dr. Berger l        That the proposed new course, RSOT 212:
Dr. Gilbert J        'Disability in Society: Social Science Concepts
for Reflective Practice,' be approved.
Carried.
COUNCIL OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS
Dr. Berger explained that the proposal included provisions for six new Interprofessional
Health and Human Service (IHHS) courses, as well as related Calendar additions.
Dr. Berger l        That the Interprofessional Health and Human
Dr. Gilbert J        Service course proposals be approved.
Carried.
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Joint UBC-BCIT Honours Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Dr. Berger outlined the proposed joint program. Students would complete the program in
five years. The first year would be completed either at UBC or at a college. The second
and third years of study would take place at the British Columbia Institute of Technology
(BCIT), and the fourth and fifth years of study would take place at UBC. The credential
granted at the end of the five year program would be an Honours B.Sc. in Biotechnology,
granted jointly by the two institutions. Students could also opt to graduate after three
years and receive a joint Diploma in Technology in Biotechnology.
Dr. Berger l        That the Honours Bachelor of Science in
Dr. Harding J        Biotechnology be approved.
Dr. Tees stated that the Academic Policy Committee had formed a sub-committee to
examine whether joint degrees could be granted under the University Act. The subcommittee would be
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seeking advice on this issue from the Office of the University Counsel on whether the
names of more than one institution could legally appear on the parchment.
In amendment.
Dr. Berger l        That the Honours Bachelor of Science in
Dr. Harding J        Biotechnology be approved, subject to the
resolution of any legal issues regarding joint
degrees.
Dean Granot drew attention to the fact that Senate had already approved a joint degree
with Simon Fraser University, and that significant legal issues had arisen as a result. The
Dean cited issues of jurisdiction in the handling of complaints as one example. Dr. Tees
agreed, and stated that the Academic Policy Committee hoped to propose guidelines for
joint degrees in the near future. He stated that, although the Committee might have some
retroactive observations about joint degrees, he did not wish to unnecessarily delay the
approval of the program.
Mr. Podersky-Cannon asked whether it would be practical for Senate to grant conditional
approval for a new program, and what would happen should joint degrees be deemed to
be in contravention of the University Act. Vice-President McBride replied that students
enrolled in the program would be given the option to complete an alternate program at
either UBC or BCIT.
Dr. Berger, responding to a question about why UBC might wish to be jointly responsible
for the portion of the program offered solely at BCIT, stated that this arrangement would
afford UBC stronger input on curricular content while the students were attending BCIT.
Vice-President McBride added that UBC would also participate in selecting candidates for
the program.
In response to a query from Dr. Williams, Dr. Berger confirmed that the joint Diploma in
Technology could be granted to a student who had never received instruction at UBC. Dr.
Tees stated
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that UBC had granted at least one credential in this manner in the past. He cited the
example of the affiliation agreement between UBC and the University College of the
Cariboo (UCC), which allowed students to graduate with a UBC degree after having
received instruction at UCC.
In response to a query from Mr. Pacradouni, Dr. Berger stated that any curriculum
changes would be approved by both institutions. It was unclear what would happen if the
two institutions were unable to reach an agreement about a proposed change.
Dean Isaacson pointed out that the Diploma in Technology may not meet UBC's
requirements for a diploma program, and asked whether the Continuing Studies
Committee should examine this program. A/Dean McLean stated that diplomas at UBC
were usually post-baccalaureate. Dr. Berger agreed, but added that BCIT called 'diplomas'
what UBC would normally call 'certificates.'
Carried.
The amended
motion was put
and carried (29
in favour, 27
opposed).
FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES
Dr. Berger stated that the three new Master of Arts programs would be considered
separately from the remainder of the proposals.
Dr. Berger l        That the graduate proposals from the Faculties
Dr. Fisher J        of Applied Science, Education, and Science be
approved.
Carried.
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Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations: Master of Arts (Women's Studies
and Gender Relations)
Dr. Berger l        That the Master of Arts in Women's Studies
Dean Granot i       an^ Gender Relations and related new courses
be approved.
There was a discussion about whether a letter of intent regarding this new program had
been submitted to the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost, about whether
the provincial degree program review process was underway, and about the budgetary
implications for this new program. Dean Granot spoke in support of the program, and
stated that extensive consultation had been conducted, and that the necessary letter of
intent had been submitted. Dean Granot also stated that there would be no budgetary
implications for the new program. Mr. Burns stated that, although he would have
preferred a full review by the Budget Committee, he would accept Dean Granot's
statement that no additional resources would be necessary and would vote in favour of
the proposal.
Vice-President McBride outlined the standard process for new program approval. He
stated that once a letter of intent has been submitted to his office, the letter is then
considered by the Committee of Deans and the Budget Committee. The letter of intent is
then forwarded to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, and
only once the letter of intent has been accepted by the Internal Degree Program Review
Committee (IDRPC) is the program submitted to the Senate Curriculum Committee. Vice-
President McBride stated that this proposal had bypassed these steps, and emphasized the
importance of subjecting new programs to careful scrutiny before they receive final
approval. Dean Granot responded that the letter of intent had been submitted in
December 1999, and that consultations had been conducted with each of the deans.
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Dr. Raoul, Director of the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations,
stated that the information available from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training
and Technology indicated that the external and internal approval processes should take
place concurrently. Dean Isaacson stated that he would vote against the proposal because
the acceptance of the letter of intent should have preceded Senate approval. Dr. MacEntee
asked why the usual process had not been followed. Dean Granot stated that the Faculty
had followed the proper procedure, as it had for other programs in the past. Dr. Williams
stated that his understanding was that a full program proposal is not developed until the
letter of intent has been accepted by the IDRPC.
The motion was
put and carried.
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Subsequent to approval, it was agreed that the official name of the degree would include
parentheses, i.e. 'Master of Arts (Women's Studies and Gender Relations).'
Institute of Asian Research: Master of Arts (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
There was a typographic error in the proposal as circulated. In paragraph 3,
'Requirements of the Program,' delete repeated paragraph from '(i) successful
completion...' to '...completion of 36 credits of work, as follows.'
Dr. Berger l        That the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy
Dean Granot i        Studies and related new courses be approved.
Dr. Tees, as chair of the Academic Policy Committee, pointed out that the proposed
degree name did not conform to the Policy on Degree Names and Parchments, as
approved by Senate in October 1997. The Policy stated that degrees should generally be
restricted to those based on the names of Faculties and Schools. New degree names, other
than those based on the names of Faculties and Schools, should not be approved unless
there is a strong case that it would either be confusing or inconsistent with North
American practice to offer this program within an existing
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degree. The Policy also stated that proposals for new degrees should include information
about how the field of study would appear on the parchment. President Piper introduced
Dr. Pitman Potter, Director of the Institute of Asian Research. Dr. Potter explained that
the name "Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies' represented an attempt to comply
with UBC policy on degree names. The first proposed name for this degree had been
"Master of Asia Pacific Policy Studies,' and the term "Arts' had been added after
consultation with the outgoing chair of the Senate Academic Policy Committee.
In response to a query from Dr. Knight, Dr. Berger and Dean Granot confirmed that the
Faculty of Graduate Studies could offer degree programs.
In response to a query from Dean Muzyka, Dean Granot stated that there would be no
net increase in costs applied to the Institute of Asian Research as a result of this new
program, and that no additional faculty hiring would be necessary.
Dean pro tem. Tully, speaking about the confluence of the three new degree program
proposals rather than to the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies itself, stated that
all three of the proposals had credible dimensions, and that these cross-disciplinary
programs would certainly be in demand by students. He expressed the concern that the
proliferation of degrees and courses offered through institutes meant that graduate
education would become somewhat separated from their host Faculties. Dean pro tem.
Tully stated that this caused him some intellectual and pedagogical concern, particularly
considering that one of the aims of Trek 2000 was to align research more closely with
undergraduate teaching. He further stated that having more courses offered through
institutes would require increased cooperation between units, which would not necessarily
happen.
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Dean Granot responded that the establishment of all three units proposing the new M.A.
programs had been approved by Senate. The proposals to establish the one centre and
two institutes had each included the mandate to develop a graduate program. Dean
Granot was pleased to report that these institutes had fulfilled that portion of their
respective mandates.
Dr. Hannam drew attention to the fact that this was the second proposal that had not
followed the procedural guidelines for the approval of new programs. He expressed
concern that some Faculties, including Dentistry, had diligently worked to comply with
the guidelines while Senate was making exceptions for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
He stated that, although neither the Committee of Deans nor the Budget Committee had
reviewed the proposal, there were clearly budgetary implications of some kind. Dean
Granot responded that the Faculty had records of consultation from seven deans showing
support for the new program. She added that the M.A. (Asia Pacific Policy Studies) would
create enormous opportunities for collaboration, and that the program reflected a spirit of
interdisciplinarity, as suggested by the Academic Plan.
In amendment.
Dr. Tees l        That the Master of Arts (Asia Pacific Policy
Dr. Helliwell J        Studies) and related new courses be approved.
Carried.
The amended
motion was put
and carried.
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Institute for European Studies: Master of Arts (European Studies)
In order to be consistent with the two preceding M.A. degrees, the proposed degree name
was changed to 'Master of Arts (European Studies).'
Dr. Berger l        That the Master of Arts (European Studies)
Dean Abbott J        and related new courses be approved.
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A discussion ensued about the budgetary implications for this new program. Dean Granot
responded that the Faculty of Graduate Studies was very proud that the Institute for
European Studies had received a great deal of endowed support from the European
Union, and that the Institute for European Studies had received endowment support,
including funds from the European Union, and that the Institute for European Studies was
the only institute in a Western University to receive funding from the European Union.
The Institute had been extremely successful in attracting funding as well as visitors.
Ms. Quinlan, University Librarian, stated that there would be a necessary increase in
Library acquisitions budget in the amount of $30 K if the Library were to support the
Institute in the manner outlined in the proposal. In response to a query from Dean
Granot, Ms. Quinlan stated that the $30 K would be necessary in addition to funding
related to UBC's status as a European Documentation Centre. The President recognized
Dr. Sima Godfrey, Director of the Institute for European Studies. Dr. Godfrey stated that
it was hoped that the European Commission would respond positively to a recent
proposal to fund book acquisitions. She added that the $30 K was an amount calculated
by the Institute as the funds necessary for ideal support of the program, but that these
funds were not necessary in order to begin operation.
Mr. Burns asked for clarification about the budgetary implications of the program. He
asked how much of the new program and courses would be supported by fixed, endowed
funds. He emphasized the importance of asking the Budget Committee to examine the
proposal. Dean Granot stated that there would be no financial implications for this new
program.
Dean Isaacson expressed concern that this program had not been subjected to the usual
approval process, including acceptance of the letter of intent. Dr. MacEntee stated that
under current procedure, Deans must sign off on budgetary implications on all curriculum
proposals. The Budget Committee was not comfortable with only this level of review, and
the Committee had made
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efforts to clarify this process. Dr. MacEntee asked that the statement from Dean Granot
that there were no budgetary implications be clearly recorded in the Minutes of Senate. It
was agreed that the Budget Committee would report back to Senate after having reviewed
full documentation.
Dr. Williams expressed the opinion that the Institute for European Studies might have
considered using the new funding to support programs offered by other departments
rather than developing another independent program.
The motion was
put and failed
(24 in favour, 33
opposed).
i
In response to a query from Dr. MacEntee, Dean Granot confirmed that budgetary
documentation for all three proposed programs (two approved, one not approved) would
be forwarded to the Budget Committee.
Student Discipline Calendar Changes
The following report from Mr. Dennis Pavlich, University Counsel, was circulated for
information. Dr. Slonecker presented the report on behalf of Mr. Pavlich.
Changes in the Student Discipline section of the Calendar
To ensure that students are clearly informed about the current practices of the President
and the President's Advisory on Student Discipline, the sections shown below of the
"Student Discipline" entry in the Academic Regulations section of the Calendar will be
revised as shown in italics.
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Penalties
The penalties which may be imposed, singly or in combination, for any of the above
offences may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. A failing grade or mark of zero in the course, examination, or assignment in which
the academic misconduct occurred.
2. Suspension from the University for a specified period of time, or indefinitely.
Students will not receive credit for courses taken at another institution during a
suspension.
3. Suspension or cancellation of any scholarships or prizes.
4. A letter of reprimand.
5. Restitution in the case of damage to, or removal or unauthorized use of, property.
6. A notation of the academic discipline on the student's record in the Student
Information System, which will appear on the student's Transcript of Academic
Record. However, after a specified period of time, the student may appeal to the
President to have this notation removed.
Procedures
Section 61 of the University Act gives the President of the University the power to suspend
students and to deal summarily with any matter of student discipline. To advise the
President on measures to be taken, the President has established the President's Advisory
Committee on Student Discipline. An alleged instance of student misconduct deemed
serious enough for action by the President shall be referred to this Committee. After an
investigation and a hearing at which the student is invited to appear, the Committee
reports to the President. The student then has the opportunity to meet with the President,
if he or she wishes, before the President arrives at a decision.
A student suspected or apprehended in the commitment of an offence shall be notified
within a reasonable period of time of intention to report the alleged offence to the
department head, dean, or other appropriate person. The student shall also be given the
opportunity to explain the incident and, if he or she requests, to meet with the department
head, dean, or other appropriate person, before the alleged offence is reported to the
President.
A record of a penalty imposed may be recorded on a student's official transcript.
A student who is a respondent in proceedings under the University's Policy on
Discrimination and Harassment (#3) may be the subject of a disciplinary recommendation
made to the President by a panel constituted under that policy. Before making a decision
whether to act on a recommendation of discipline by the panel, the President will afford
the student an opportunity to meet together before making a decision.
Appeals
A student has the right to appeal the decision of the President to the Senate Committee on
Student Appeals on Academic Discipline.
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A student who wishes to appeal the decision of the President must notify the University
Registrar in writing and must provide a full explanation of the reasons for appealing. Such
notification must be received by the Registrar within 45 days of the date of the President's
letter to the student detailing the discipline imposed. The Registrar may extend this time
limit.
Appeal hearings are relatively informal. They take place before several members of the
University Senate. A student is entitled to be represented or assisted throughout the appeal
process by an advocate who may be a friend, a relative or legal counsel. The student is
entitled to explain the reasons for appealing either orally or in writing, and may call
witnesses. A representative of the President presents the reasons for the President's
decision.
The members of the Committee may ask questions of both the student and the President's
representative. As soon as possible after the hearing is completed, the Committee will
notify the student of its decision in writing.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Next meeting
The next regular meeting of the Senate will be held on February 23, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
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Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes
Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes
All changes are to be effective September 2000, unless otherwise indicated.
CATEGORY 1 CHANGES (FOR APPROVAL)
Faculty of Arts
Anthropology and Sociology
New course
ANTH 200
Course changes ANTH 202: change description and title.
ANTH 300: change description, pre-requisite, and title.
ANTH 325: change credits and hours.
ANTH 330: change credits, title and description.
ANTH 400: change description and pre-requisite.
ANTH 460: change description.
Program changes Major in Anthropology,
Honours in Anthropology,
Minor in Anthropology.
Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
Course changes
Program changes
Drama
New program
Economics
Preamble change, page 388c.
RELG 308: becomes RELG 331 and RELG 332, change
credits, title and description.
Areas of Concentration for Majors and Honours.
Integrated Drama Program (IDP).
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Course changes
Delete course
ECON 100:
description,
ECON 309:
description,
ECON 440:
description,
ECON 421:
ECON 455:
ECON 202,
211, ECON
ECON 317,
334, ECON
ECON 343,
355, ECON
ECON 367,
384, ECON
ECON 308.
becomes ECON 101 and 102, change credits,
title, vectors.
becomes ECON 310 and 311, change credits,
title, vectors.
becomes ECON 441 and 442: change credits,
title, vectors.
change description, pre-requisites and title.
change description.
ECON 206, ECON 207, ECON 210, ECON
303, ECON 308, ECON 312, ECON 313,
ECON 319, ECON 320, ECON 325, ECON
336, ECON 339, ECON 341, ECON 342,
ECON 345, ECON 350, ECON 351, ECON
360, ECON 361, ECON 369, ECON 365,
ECON 370, ECON 371, ECON 374, ECON
387: change pre-requisites.
Program changes Admission to the Major or Honours Program,
Major in Economics,
Minor in Economics,
Courses for Students not Specializing in Economics.
New Combined Majors Economics and Political Science, Economics and
Philosophy, Economics and Mathematics.
Fine Arts
Course changes
Delete courses
FINA 181: change description.
FINA 281, FINA 282, FINA 283, FINA 284, FINA 285,
FINA 286, FINA 289, FINA 290: change pre- and co-
requisites.
FINA 287, FINA 288: change description and title.
FINA 380, FINA 381, FINA 382, FINA 386: change
description.
FINA 383, FINA 384, FINA 385, FINA 480: change
description and pre-requisites.
FINA 481, FINA 482, FINA 483, FINA 484: change
description, pre-requisites and title.
FINA 387, FINA 388, FINA 389, FINA 390, FINA 484,
FINA 486, FINA 487.
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Program changes
First Nations Languages
New courses
Course changes
Geography
New course
Course changes
Delete course
Program changes
History
New courses
Course changes
Page 403a: delete paragraph,
Major in Studio Arts,
Fine Arts, page 145b.,
First Year, Second Year, Third Year, Fourth Year.
FNLG 300, FNLG 448.
Change course listing heading.
FNLG 100, FNLG 200: change credits.
GEOG 312.
GEOG 200: change description.
GEOG 403.
Geography program listing.
HIST 260, HIST 360, HIST 341, HIST 342, HIST 455, HIST
456, HIST 461, HIST 462, HIST 463.
HIST 215: change description and credits.
HIST 400, HIST 441, HIST 448: change description and title.
HIST 495: change credits.
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Minor in Latin American Studies.
Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes
Delete courses HIST 115, HIST 315.
Latin American Studies
Program change
Linguistics
Program change Linguistics, Speech Sciences, First Nations Languages, pp.
137c-138b.
Mathematics
New Combined Major Mathematics and Economics.
Music
MUSC 161: change description and vectors.
Course changes
Program changes
Delete courses
Philosophy
New courses
Course changes
MUSC 165: change description.
Third and Fourth Years,
General Studies, Secondary Education Stream,
Honours in Music,
Organ.
MUSC 203, MUSC 204, MUSC 452.
PHIL 235, PHIL 260, PHIL 335, PHIL 360, PHIL 385, PHIL
449.
PHIL 100, PHIL 120, PHIL 125, PHIL 220, PHIL 240, PHIL
320, PHIL 340, PHIL 418, PHIL 427: change description.
PHIL 230: change title.
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PHIL 310, PHIL 311, PHIL 312, PHIL 314, PHIL 315, PHIL
316, PHIL 330, PHIL 414: change description and title.
PHIL 321: change pre-requisite.
Delete courses PHIL 115, PHIL 313, PHIL 337, PHIL 428.
New Combined Major Philosophy and Economics.
Political Science
New courses POLI 308, POLI 331, POLI 332, POLI 333, POLI 345, POLI
369, POLI 370.
Course changes POLI 329, POLI 490: change description.
POLI 385, POLI 401, POLI 402, POLI 403, POLI 404, POLI
405, POLI 406, POLI 420, POLI 421, POLI 422, POLI 423,
POLI 426, POLI 429, POLI 460, POLI 461, POLI 462, POLI
463: change pre-requisites.
POLI 390: change credits.
POLI 465: change description and title.
New Combined Major Political Science and Economics.
Religion and Literature Program
Program changes Page 142a.
New Minor Minor in Religion, Literature, and the Arts.
School of Social Work and Family Studies
Course changes FMSC 320: change description and title.
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Theatre, Film and Creative Writing
New courses DRAM 200, DRAM 201, DRAM 300, DRAM 301, DRAM
400.
Faculty of Dentistry
New course DENT 407.
Faculty of Education
School of Human Kinetics
New Minor Minor in Commerce.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Applied Science
New course APSC 512.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
New course EECE 596.
Program change Combined B.A.Sc./M.Eng. in Electro-Mechanical Design
Engineering.
Faculty of Education
New course EDUC 504.
Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education
New courses CNPS 595, CNPS 586, CNPS 632.
Educational Studies
New courses ADED 505, ADED 510, ADED 517, EADM 581, EDST 588.
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Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes
Faculty of Science
Chemistry
New course
Earth and Ocean Sciences
New course
Statistics
New courses
New program
CHEM 525.
EOSC 573.
STAT 560, STAT 561, STAT 589, STAT 598, STAT 599.
Statistics M.Sc. Co-operative Education Option.
Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations
New courses
New program
Institute of Asian Research
New courses
New program
WMST 500, WMST 501, WMST 502, WMST 503, WMST
504, WMST 505, WMST 510, WMST 520.
Master of Arts (Women's Studies and Gender Relations).
IAR 500, IAR 515, IAR 520, IAR 525.
Master of Arts (Asia Pacific Policy Studies)
Faculty of Medicine
Honours/Pass/Fail grading for all courses in MD undergraduate program (effective
September 1999).
Calendar entry on Grading Practices.
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Faculty of Medicine: School of Rehabilitation Sciences
New course RSOT 212.
Faculty of Science
New program Honours Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology.
Council of Health and Human Service Programs
New courses IHHS 200, IHHS 400, IHHS 401, IHHS 402, IHHS 403,
IHHS 404.
CATEGORY 2 CHANGES (FOR INFORMATION ONLY)
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Applied Science
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Course changes CHML 577: change title and description.
Civil Engineering
Course changes CIVL 528: change description.
CIVL 544, CIVL 546: change description and title.
CIVL 548: add description.
CIVL 570, CIVL 577: add pre-requisite.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course changes EECE 549: delete course.
EECE 592: change credits.
EECE 597: change description and title.
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Mechanical Engineering
Course changes MECH 551: change credits, description and title.
MECH 552: change description, pre-requisite and title.
Faculty of Arts
Geography
Course change GEOG 502: delete course.
Linguistics
Course changes LING 514 and LING 524: delete courses, replace with new
course LING 518.
LING 512, LING 522: change credits and pre-requisites.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
Course changes BAHR 510, BAIT 505, BAIT 513, BAMS 501, BAMS 502,
BAMS 504, BAMS 580: change title.
BAIT 503, BAIT 504: change pre-requisite.
Faculty of Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education
Course changes CNPS 669, CNPS 678: change credits, delete description.
Curriculum Studies
Course changes CUST 562, CUST 563, CUST 564, CUST 566: change title.
Language and Literacy Education
Course changes Note: ENED, LANE, MLED and READ subject codes change
to LLED.
ENED 508: change number, subject code and title (becomes
LLED 570 and LLED 571).
ENED 565, ENED 580, LANE 534: change subject code,
delete description.
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LANE 500: change number, subject code, title, delete
description (becomes LLED 540 and LLED 541).
LLED 535: change pre-requisite and subject code.
LANE 543: change number, pre-requisite and subject code,
delete description.
LLED 544, LANE 545, LANE 550, LANE 560, LANE 574,
LANE 589, MLED 540, MLED 575, READ 508: change
number, subject code, delete description.
LANE 561, LANE 562, LANE 590, LANE 598, LANE 599,
LANE 601, LANE 699: change subject code.
LANE 567, MLED 508: change number and subject code.
LANE 588: change number, pre-requisite, subject code, delete
description.
MLED 561, MLED 565, MLED 580, MLED 590, MLED
598, MLED 599, READ 565, READ 580, READ 590, READ
598, READ 599, READ 699: delete course.
Faculty of Medicine
Health Care and Epidemiology
Course changes HCEP 501: change credits and description.
HCEP 519: change title.
HCEP 523: delete course.
Faculty of Science
Botany
Course changes BOTA 512: change credits.
Chemistry
Course changes CHEM 526, CHEM 563, CHEM 566: change description.
Physics and Astronomy
Course changes PHYS 571: change credits and description.
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Appendix A: Summary of Curriculum Changes
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Course changes
Delete courses
Statistics
Course changes
GEOG 502, GEOL 534, GEOL 536, GEOL 547, GEOL 548,
GEOL 549, GEOL 552, GEOL 553, GEOL 560, GEOL 561,
GEOL 562, GEOL 563, GEOL 564, GEOL 565, GEOL 566,
GEOP 507, GEOP 511, GEOP 512, GEOP 514, GEOP 516,
GEOP 517, GEOP 521, GEOP 523, GEOP 524, GEOP 525,
GEOP 526, GEOP 527, OCGY 500, OCGY 501, OCGY 502,
OCGY 506, OCGY 509, OCGY 511, OCGY 512, OCGY
513, OCGY 514, OCGY 518, OCGY 519, OCGY 526:
change number and subject code.
EOSC 502: change number.
OCGY 510, GEOL 500, GEOL 501, GEOL 502, GEOL 528:
change number and subject code.
GEOL 513: change subject code, title and number.
GEOL 595: change subject code and title.
GEOL 598, GEOL 599, GEOL 649, GEOL 699: change
subject code.
EOSC 500, EOSC 501, GEOL 504, GEOL 506, GEOL 509,
GEOL 523, GEOL 524, GEOL 525, GEOL 544, GEOL 559,
GEOL 573, GEOL 583, GEOP 520, GEOP 549, GEOP 599,
GEOP 649, OCGY 503, OCGY 504, OCGY 505, OCGY
507, OCGY 515, OCGY 516, OCGY 517, OCGY 549,
OCGY 649.
STAT 520, STAT 521, STAT 522, STAT 526, STAT 531,
STAT 532, STAT 533, STAT 534, STAT 535, STAT 536,
STAT 537, STAT 538, STAT 541, STAT 542, STAT
543,STAT 544, STAT 545, STAT 546, STAT 547, STAT 548:
change credits.
STAT 550: change pre-requisite.
Faculty of Medicine
School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Course changes
Program changes
AUDI 593, AUDI 594, AUDI 567, AUDI 568: change prerequisites.
AUDI 592, AUDI 569: delete course.
Changes to statement on Degree Requirements, Focused Core
Courses, Page 153a.
Two Changes to statement on Degree Requirements,
Advanced Core Courses, Page 153a.
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CATEGORY 2 UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM CHANGES
Faculty of Education
Curriculum Studies
(changes to December 1999 proposals) EDST 400 and ECPS 300: change credits.
MUED 307, MUED 308, MUED 335: change number, reinsert description.
Faculty of Medicine
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Course changes RSOT 207, RSOT 210, RSOT 307, RSOT 416: change
vectors.
RSOT 436, RSOT 424: change credits.
RHSC 402, RSOT 307: change title.
RSOT 416: change title and description.
Delete course RHSC 508.
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Course changes PHAR 402, PHAR 403: change title and description.
PHAR 325: change vectors, delete pre-requisite.

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