Board of Governors, May 27, 1999 - APPENDIX IV
The total budget for the Academic Development Fund in 1999-2000 is $1 million. Of this, $133,011 is required to fund the second and third years of projects in the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities disciplines given multi-year funding in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 competitions. The sum available for allocation in 1999 is therefore $866,989, plus $28,101 reverted to the ADF budget from unused portions of previous awards.
This year the Subcommittee on Priorities in Academic Development (SUPAD, a subcommittee of SCUP) reviewed 63 applications for funding under the ADF, an increase over the previous year when 59 applications were received. Of the 63 applications, 19 were recommended for funding. The total amount requested by these 63 applicants was $4,283,896; of this, $3,656,246 was requested for 1999 - 2000.
As in previous years, SUPAD divided into three sub-groups in order to facilitate the detailed review and preliminary ranking of the applications. The subgroups and the number of applications within each are noted below.
|Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering||25||8||$325,397|
|Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities||8||3||$150,822|
Reports from a total of 93 arm's-length external referees contributed to the assessment of the projects this year.
Applications involving computers were referred to the Senate Committee on Information Technology and Services (SCITS) for technical assessment.
The total amount of the awards recommended for 1999-2000 is $870,187 excluding recommendations for multi-year projects totalling $22,687 for 2000-2001. Details are provided on the table attached as Annex 1.
Subject to Senate approval (May 21, 1999), a five-year limited enrolment, concurrent degree program leading to degrees in BESc (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and HBA will be introduced by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering Science and the Ivey School of Business, and a second option, Option C: Electrical Engineering and Management, will be established effective September 1, 1999.
Subject to Senate approval (May 21, 1999), the Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will introduce a Software Engineering Program, effective September 1, 1998.
Recipients of this degree will be able to apply for Professional Engineer status (after an appropriate work period and assuming CEAB accreditation ). The Faculty will apply for accreditation with the appropriate engineering bodies in Canada. Two other Ontario universities have already done this. The Faculty hopes that it can also submit its request to the CEAB for approval in time to graduate its first Software Engineers by June 2001.
Subject to Senate approval (May 21, 1999), a four-year (non-honors) Bachelor of Arts program in French will be introduced in the Faculty of Arts, effective September 1, 1999.
5. Annual Report of the Senate Sabbatical Leave Committee
for the Year 1998-99
See Annex 2.
See Annex 3.
7. Report on the 245th meeting of the Council of Ontario
See Annex 4.
Faculty of Arts
Marilyn Randall, Acting Chair, Department of French, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
Clive Thomson, Chair, Department of French, July 2000 - June 30, 2003
Faculty of Music
Vicki Meredith, Chair, Department of Music Education, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2004
Sandra J. Mangsen, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research), July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2002
Faculty of Science
Lalu Mansinha, Acting Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, July 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999
Theresa Topic, Acting Principal, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
Patricia Skidmore, Acting Academic Dean, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000
Trish Fulton, Dean of Arts, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2004
Claudia Clausius, Academic Dean, July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2004.