1. Introduction of Concurrent BESc/LLB Degree Programs
Recommended: That a limited enrolment concurrent degree program be introduced by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, leading to the LLB and the BESc degrees after six years of academic studies, and,
That Chemical Engineering and Law be listed as a fourth option (Option D) for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
Recommended: That a limited enrolment concurrent degree program be introduced by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, leading to the LLB and the BESc degrees after six years of academic studies, and,
That Civil Engineering and Law be listed as a fourth option (Option D) for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
These concurrent degree programs will allow exceptional students interested in high technology and the associated legal issues to pursue an education in a basic Chemical Engineering curriculum in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, or a basic Civil Engineering curriculum in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, combined with an education in law. The program will require six academic years rather than the usual seven years if both degrees were to be completed separately. In addition, each Faculty will receive more visibility with each other's audience groups. Calendar copy for these programs is attached as Appendix 1 [Available in paper copy form from the University Secretariat].
2. First Year Course Requirements for International and Comparative Studies
Recommended: That, effective September 1, 1998, students in their first year be allowed to register for up to two full International and Comparative Studies (ICS) courses offered by Huron College.
REVISED CALENDAR COPY
First year general program courses are grouped into four divisions....
At least one course from each of two of the faculties of Arts, Science and Social Science must be included. One of the five required courses (numbered 001-099) may be taken as two half-courses for a total of six different subjects. Except as noted below, not more than one full-course equivalent in a particular subject may be taken in first year. Exceptions are: the first year of any of the honors or combined honors Visual Arts programs which require two Visual Arts courses in first year; Applied Mathematics and Mathematics courses AND INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES COURSES where up to two full-course equivalents may be taken in first year. For complete regulations see the Graduation Requirements page.
Note: (no change)
Currently first year students are not permitted to enroll in more than one full course (or two half courses) in a single subject area, and cannot count more than one full course in a single subject area towards the total number of courses required for graduation. Approval of this motion will permit students to enroll in an ICS language course numbered 001-099 in addition to ICS 020: Introduction to International and Comparative Studies.
Most students planning to enroll in an ICS program will need a full-year language course in first year as well as the required course ICS 020.
* Note: If the motion is approved, the telephone registration system (*Registar) should be adjusted to facilitate students registering in more than one ICS course in first year.
3. Deadlines for Requests for Relief
Recommended: That the Deadlines for Requests for Relief be revised for students in the M.D. program of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Deadlines for Requests for Relief (S.96-155, S.97-273)
Marks: A request for relief against a final grade in a course must be initiated with the instructor as soon as possible after a mark is issued. In the event that the instructor is not available to the student, or fails to act, or if the matter is not resolved satisfactorily with the instructor, a written request for relief must be submitted to the Chair of the department by the following dates:
January Marks: January 31st
April/May Marks: June 30th
Intersession: July 31st
May/June Dentistry Marks: July 31st
Summer Evening: August 31st
Summer Day: September 15th
Spring\Summer Mediated Learning Courses: October 15th
A request for relief against a decision of the Chair must be made to the Dean in writing not later than three weeks after the Chair's decision is issued. All relevant information and documentation must be provided to the Dean with the request for relief.
Program eligibility and progression: A request for relief against a decision concerning program eligibility must be made to the Chair of the department in writing by June 30th. A request against a decision of the Chair must be made to the Dean in writing within three weeks of the Chair's decision being issued. Students requesting a Grade Point Waiver must do so in writing to the Dean of their Faculty by June 30th.
Other requests for relief: Requests for relief regarding Scholastic Offences and other matters not related to the normal completion of a course during a regular academic session (including requests for relief against grades in a Special Examination, satisfaction of "Incomplete" requirements, etc.), must be made in writing within three weeks of a decision being issued.
1) In the Medical Program, a request for relief against a mark must be initiated with the instructor within six weeks of the mark being approved by the appropriate administrative committee. All other requests for relief must be made within six weeks of the date of the decision giving rise to the request for relief. A request for relief to each successive level of appeal must be made within six weeks of the date of the decision at the prior level.
2) The deadline for an appeal to SRBA remains at six weeks after a decision has been issued by a student's Dean.
The Doctor of Medicine program runs on a trimester system in years one and two, but in years three and four there is no division at all in the academic year. Hence the deadlines, as defined in the general policy statement, are out of sync with the MD program.
1. Scholarship/Prize/Award Conditions
SCAPA has approved on behalf of the Senate the following Terms of Reference for new scholarships, bursaries and awards for recommendation to the Board of Governors through the Vice-Chancellor:
Edwin R. Jarmain Entrance Scholarship (Any Faculty)
Awarded annually to a full-time student entering first year from the City of London or County of Middlesex with a minimum average of 85%. This scholarship was established through Foundation Western by Trojan Technologies Inc. and the family and friends of Edwin R. Jarmain in recognition of his service to Trojan Technologies and the London Community.
Mervin Wass Bursaries (2) (Faculty of Science/Mathematics)
Awarded annually to full-time students registered in the Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Science who have a minimum average of 75% and demonstrate financial need. Established by Mervin Wass (BA '33) through Foundation Western.
Value:up to $2,500
Catherine Michelle Newton Memorial Bursary (Faculty of Science)
Awarded to an undergraduate student who is registered in any year in the Faculty of Science and demonstrates financial need. This bursary was created by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), London Chapter, through the generosity of Domino's Pizza and Nationwide Gourmet, in memory of Catherine Michelle Newton, a young woman whose attitude, character and actions enriched the lives of those who knew her.
2. Consistency in Naming Awards
In order to provide greater consistency in naming and reduce redundancies, the Office of the Registrar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies will be making what are considered to be editorial amendments to a number of awards to remove "The" as part of the name of the award, e.g., "The" Adelaide Robinson Bursaries (6) (Any Faculty) and "The" Kathleen and Alex Raymond Bursaries (15) (Any Faculty) will be changed.
3. Sessional Dates [Paper copies of Appendix 2 available from the University Secretariat.]
Outlined in Appendix 2 is the addendum to the sessional dates approved by Senate at its December meeting as part of the SCAPA report. The submission included the January to December 1999 and 2000, and a few prominent dates for the January to April 2001 period. Senate was informed that the 1998-99 sessional dates for the following programs: Dentistry, Education, Law and Medicine, would follow in January 1998.
The following should be noted with regard to the sessional dates:
1) Application deadlines are standard from year to year.
2) Add/Drop dates are assigned according to policies established by Senate.
3) Convocation dates are stated as T.B.A. as they have yet to be established by Senate.
4) The dates for students to add Mediated Learning courses are earlier to provide sufficient time to deliver course material to the students.
Please also note that the start dates for the Faculty of Education and Years II and III of the School of Nursing have been established as Tuesday, September 8, 1998.