Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT II - February 16, 2001
Recommended: That Senate approve the introduction of a new field in Leadership in the MEd (Educational Studies) program.
The Faculty of Education currently offers two MEd degrees, one in Counselling, one in Educational Studies. The latter is offered in three fields: Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology/Special Education, and Curriculum Studies. The Faculty wishes to offer a fourth field focussed on educational leadership and administration. Students graduating from this field of the program would receive a degree designated as MEd Educational Studies (Leadership).
Under the Procedures and By-Laws of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies, a field in a graduate program is an area of strength that can be advertised, and which distinguishes the program from others in the discipline. The introduction of a new field into a pre-existing program requires OCGS approval before the University can advertise it and enrol students. The introduction of this new field was approved by OCGS at its meeting on January 19, 2001.
The demand for this new field comes from two sources: prospective students who are school teachers seeking an appropriately focussed masters degree to qualify them for appointment to a position as a school principal; school boards who are seeking to qualify their teachers to fill the large number of principal positions expected to become vacant in both the near and medium term.
Unlike students in the currently offered MEd fields, students in the Leadership field would progress through the program as a cohort, being admitted at the beginning of July of one year and completing requirements for the degree at the end of August of the following year.
Eligibility requirements for admission into the new field of the program would be the same as in the other three fields of the degree, but with the additional requirement that the student is sponsored by their school board. This is to ensure that the students have been granted release time by their employer. The same requirement is currently placed on Executive MBA students.
The anticipated enrolment in the program would be 20-25 students in each cohort. Initially, cohorts will be admitted in alternate years, but if demand exists then a cohort will be admitted every year. The additional enrolment is within the capacity of the Faculty, and no additional faculty resources will be required to offer the new field.
Degree requirements consist of four full course equivalents at the graduate level and a directed research project. This load is identical to that in the other fields of the MEd. The course sequence will be the same for all students in the cohort and will include currently existing full and half MEd courses relevant to the field, plus three new graduate courses designed to meet the needs of the field; in addition, the directed research project must be focussed on a key problem in administrative practice.
The new field proposal was developed in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The proposal was approved by the Internal Appraisals Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies on November 27, 2000. This followed consideration by the committee of the program's written brief, and a meeting of the committee with the proposers of the program, Dr. S. Haggerty (graduate chair, Education) and Dr. Rebecca Coulter (Associate Dean, Faculty of Education).
On November 29, 2000, SCAPA approved submission of the description of the proposed new field to OCGS for consideration by its Appraisal Committee. The Appraisal Committee met on December 18, 2000, and, following consideration of the University's submission, recommended to OCGS that the field be approved to commence.
Recommended: That a concurrent Bachelor of Science Honors Computer Science and Bachelor of Laws be introduced in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Law, effective September 1, 2001.
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The concurrent BSc/LLB program allows students to complete both the BSc Honors Computer Science degree and the LLB degree in six years, instead of the seven years it takes if the programs are pursued separately.
Successful applications to the concurrent program will enter first-year law after completing two years of Computer Science at Western. After one year in the Law School, students in the concurrent program will take a combination of Computer Science and Law courses in years four, five and six. Upon completion of the program students will receive both a BSc in Honors Computer Science and an LLB.
Computer Science 025a/b or 026a/b, and Computer Science 027a/b.
One full course or equivalent, chosen from the following: Mathematics 030, Applied Mathematics 026, Calculus 050a/b, 051a/b, 081a/b, Linear Algebra 040a/b.
One other full-course equivalent.
Two full courses or equivalents.
Computer Science 208a/b, 209a/b, 210a/b, 211a/b, and 212a/b/y.
One half course in Computer Science at the 300-level.
Mathematics 222a, 223b
One half-course at the 200-level or higher offered by the Department of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Statistical and Actuarial Sciences.
One half-course option.
Law 407 Constitutional Law
Law 410 Contracts
Law 412 Criminal
Law 425 Property
Law 430 Torts
Law 477a/b Introduction to Legal Theory
Years 4 to 6
Students must take the following principal Computer Science courses:
Computer Science 305a/b, 307a/b, 331a/b, 340a/b, 342a/b, and 350a/b. A different 300-level Computer Science course can be substituted if one of these was taken in the second year.
Computer Science 490y, to be taken in the sixth year.
One additional half-course in Computer Science at the 300-level or higher.
Four additional half-courses in Computer Science at the 400-level.
Law 462a/c/d Intellectual Property and one of Law 431a/c/d Computer Law, 480a/c/d Communications Law will be counted as principal courses toward the Computer Science degree.
In addition, 18 credit hours of Law courses will be counted as subsidiary courses toward the Computer Science degree.
Students must take the following Law courses:
Law 414a/c/d Evidence; 401a/c/d Administrative Law; 403a/c/d Company Law; 438a/c/d Income Taxation; 446a/c/d Civil Procedure; 476a/c/d Trusts; 462a/c/d Intellectual Property; 431a/c/d Computer Law or 480a/c/d Communications Law
Students must take an additional 17 credit hours of Law courses, if they took Law 431a/c/d Computer Law, and 18 credit hours if they took Law 480a/c/d Communications Law.
Students must also complete a paper of at least two credit hours in one of their law courses.
Applicants to the concurrent program will apply to the Faculty of Law at the beginning of their second year of Computer Science. To be eligible for the concurrent program, students must have a cumulative, weighted average of 78%, or stand in the top 20% of their class in their first two years of Computer Science. In addition, candidates must meet the minimum LSAT requirement established by the Law School Admissions Committee.
Once admitted to the concurrent program, students must meet the regular progression requirements of the Faculty of Law and the Department of Computer Science, and stand in the top half of their respective classes in each year.
Failure to Meet Progression Requirements
A student who fails to meet these progression requirements would be required to withdraw from the concurrent program. However, if that student has met the progression requirements of either the Computer Science or Law program, he or she will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. In order to graduate, a student who is withdrawn from the concurrent program must complete all the degree requirements of the program in which he or she is registered.
Dean's Honors List
Students in the concurrent program are considered for the Dean's Honors List in the Faculty in which they are enrolled. Eligibility is determined by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Science.
Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate with distinction for each degree is determined by each faculty.
The concurrent BSc/LLB program would allow students to focus their undergraduate education in a field that they believe would be directly relevant to their subsequent careers. It also reduces the time and financial costs of obtaining both degrees separately. This concurrent program should attract strong applicants to Western who might otherwise do their undergraduate and/or Law degrees elsewhere. The eligibility requirements are designed to attract applicants with strong academic qualifications.
Recommended: That, effective September 1, 2000, a four-year Bachelor of Arts program in Classical Studies be introduced in the Faculty of Arts.
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(After the program description for the Three-Year BA in Classical Studies on pg. 39 of the 2001 Academic Calendar)
A mark of at least 60% in Classical Studies 047.
For a major area of concentration, at least 7.5 senior Classical Studies courses of which at least 3.5 must be honors courses.
For a minor area of concentration, 5.0 senior Classical Studies courses of which 2.5 must be at the honors level.
Students may substitute one or more of the following for honors Classical Studies courses in the major or minor areas of concentration: any honors Latin or Greek course, Philosophy 210F/G, and Visual Arts History 247E, 445F/G.
The four-year degree is not designed to be used as a basis for admission to do graduate work in Classical Studies.
Note: Also see FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMS in the Faculty of Arts page 37.
To provide students the option of taking a four-year BA in Classical Studies following the regulations for such a program as established for the Faculty of Arts (see academic calendar p. 37). Currently students may take a four-year BA in English, Film Studies, French and Philosophy.
For purposes of comparison, the three-year BA requires 5.0 senior level courses in Classical Studies, while the proposed four-year BA would require 7.5 senior level courses of which 3.5 would have to be at the honors level. The overall average of 60% required for graduation in the three-year program remains the same for the proposed four-year BA.
4.a) The UWO Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty
Recommended: That the UWO Award for Excellence in Teaching by Part-Time Faculty, be revised by adding to the definition of eligible nominees clarification that the academic year in question is to be the calendar year:
For the purposes of this award a part-time faculty member is one who held an academic appointment to teach at least one degree-credit course offered by Western or an Affiliated College during the academic year preceding nomination and was not a regular full-time faculty member, visiting faculty member, graduate teaching assistant or previous award recipient.
The revision clarifies what is meant by the "academic year" for the purposes of this award. Traditionally, it has been understood to be from September to August, e.g., for the 2000-2001competition this year it would be September 1, 1999, through August 31, 2000.
4.b) The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching
Recommended: That the definition of eligible nominees for The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching be revised to remove specific reference to instructors, lecturers and clinical instructors:
All continuing members of full-time faculty
, including Instructors, Lecturers, and Clinical Instructors, at
the University and its Affiliated Colleges who are normally not tenured and who usually have seven years
or less of university teaching experience at the time of their nomination are eligible for nomination for
the award. Previous recipients of this award are ineligible for renomination.
Eligibility is open to all continuing members of full-time faculty. Under the new collective agreement, the definition must be revised to remove the reference to instructors. Since all continuing members of full-time faculty are eligible, there is no reason to retain reference to lecturers or to add reference to additional groups to be included, such as Adjunct Professors and SUTA recommends that the phrase be deleted.
4.c) Criteria to be Considered by SUTA
Recommended: That for "The 11 Factors to be Considered by SUTA", the first item, on instruction, be revised to add clinical teaching to the criteria, and that the regulations be revised as highlighted below:
For nominees for the Marilyn Robinson Award, the following criteria are to serve as a format guideline since nominees may not have yet made contributions to all eleven criteria.
This is obviously more than just "lecturing"; it covers all activities involving the teacher in all types of "classrooms" including undergraduate and graduate tutorials, seminars and laboratories.
SUTA members agreed that the regulations should be expanded to include specific reference to clinical teaching for future award competitions.
The Subcommittee on Teaching Awards (SUTA) has chosen the following faculty members as recipients for 2000-2001:
Laurence de Looze
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Arts
James A. Erskine
Richard Ivey School of Business
Allan J. Gedalof
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
SUTA Regulations are maintained at http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/sutaregs.html and the list of Western's teaching award winners is at http://www.uwo.ca/academic/winlist.html
SCAPA has approved on behalf of the Senate the following Terms of Reference for new scholarships, awards, bursaries and prizes for recommendation to the Board of Governors through the Vice-Chancellor:
Executive MBA - Across Canada Peer Leadership Award (Faculty of Graduate Studies, Business)
Awarded at convocation of the Ivey Executive MBA - Across Canada class to the student, voted by his or her classmates, who has contributed the most to the learning of his or her classmates. Selection of the recipient will be coordinated through the MBA Programs Office in the Richard Ivey School of Business. This award was established by Professor Murray Bryant.
Value: 1 at $1,500 annually for three years
Effective 1999 to 2001
Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Vera Kanovsky MBA Awards (2) (Faculty of Graduate Studies, Business)
Awarded to a first generation Canadian or landed immigrant who is in the MBA program. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and leadership ability in entrepreneurial and humanitarian areas as displayed in previous experience. Applications can be obtained from the MBA Programs Services Office at the Richard Ivey School of Business and must be completed by April 30. The MBA Scholarship Committee of the Richard Ivey School of Business will review applications and select the award recipient. This award was established through Foundation Western by funding provided by Michael M. Kanovsky, MBA '73, and Donna Seaman Kanovsky. It is named in honour of their parents, Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Vera Kanovsky.
Value: 2 at $4,375
Effective May 2000
Export Development Corporation Erwin Oosterman MBA Award (Faculty of Graduate Studies, Business)
Awarded to a student in second year of the Master's Business Administration program based on academic achievement (minimum 78% average). Preference will be given to students with work experience with companies helping to build Canada as a trading nation and consideration will be given to students with experience in growth export business. Students must apply through the MBA Program Services office at Ivey by April 1. The MBA Scholarship Committee of the Richard Ivey School of Business will review and select each award recipient. This award is made possible by the generosity of the Export Development Corporation.
Value: 1 at $7,500
Effective May 2001
Brian Robert Beacock Scholarship (Faculty of Graduate Studies, Library and Information Science)
Awarded to a graduate student in the Masters or Doctoral program in Library and Information Science based on academic achievement (minimum 78% average). The recipient will be selected by the Faculty of Information and Media Studies Scholarship and Awards Committee. This scholarship was established in honour of Brian Robert Beacock by E. Stanley and Nadine Beacock through Foundation Western.
Value: 1 at $3,000
Effective May 2001
Scotiabank Awards for Studies in Violence Against Women and Children (2) (Any Faculty)
Awarded to third or fourth year full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate strong academic achievement, financial need, and have an interest in and are prepared to work on research projects assigned to them through the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. Applications can be obtained through the Office of the Registrar-Student Financial Services and must be submitted by October 31. The Office of the Registrar-Student Financial Services will complete an assessment of financial need and the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children will select the recipients. The recipients are expected to submit a report of their activities at the end of the year in which they receive the award. These awards were established by a generous gift from The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Value: 2 at $3,250
Effective May 2001
This award will receive matched funding from the Ontario Government through the Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund program.
Meds Class of 1940 Scholarship in Medical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Medicine)
Awarded to a student entering year three of the undergraduate Medicine program based on the cumulative score of all science courses taken during years one and two of Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Scholarships and Awards Committee will select the recipient in consultation with the Chair of Basic Sciences*. This scholarship was established by generous donations from members of the Meds Class of 1940 to recognize undergraduate medical students through Foundation Western.
Value: 1 at $500
Effective May 2001
* The Chair of Basic Sciences is a one-year elected position within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. The Chair is elected by the Chairs of Basic Sciences, approved by the Dean, and represents the Basic Science Departments on the Dean's Advisory Council (DAC).
Greater London International Airport Authority Scholarships (2) (Faculty of Social Science, BACS Commercial Aviation Management)
Awarded to the top male and top female students in first year of the Commercial Aviation Management Program who reside in the London-Middlesex area. Preference will be given to students who are undertaking flight training in conjunction with their academic program. An application form which can be obtained by the BACS-CAM program office must be completed by April 1. A committee selected by the Director of the BACS-CAM program will select the recipient. The winners of these scholarships cannot be in receipt of any other award offered by the BACS-CAM program. These scholarships were established by a generous gift from the Greater London International Airport Authority.
Value: 2 at $2000
Effective in the 2000-2001 academic year only
Air Ontario Bob Nyman Scholarship (Faculty of Social Science, BACS Commercial Aviation Management)
Awarded to a student in his or her first year of the Commercial Aviation Management Program who achieves a minimum 80% academic average and demonstrates commitment through involvement in extra-curricular activities at Western and in the community. Priority will be given to a student undertaking flight training in conjunction with his or her academic program. This person must represent the highest ethical values and show a strong aptitude for a future leadership role in the Aviation Management industry. The recipient must complete an application by April 1 and will be required to write a 250 word essay outlining his or her extra curricular activities at Western and in the community. Applications can be obtained from the BACS-CAM program office. A committee selected by the Director of the BACS-CAM program will select the recipient. This scholarship was established in honour of Bob Nyman, a long term employee of Air Ontario Inc and a highly respected leader in the field of Aviation Management.
Effective May 2000
EDC International Studies HBA Scholarship (Richard Ivey School of Business)
Awarded to a student entering year one of the Honors Business Administration program who achieves a minimum 80% academic average. Preference will be given to a student with work experience at companies helping to build Canada as a trading nation and consideration will be given to students with experience in growth export business. This scholarship will continue in HBA 2 provided that the recipient maintains an 80% average and a full-time course load. Students must apply through the HBA Program Services office at Ivey by April 1. The HBA Scholarship Committee of the Richard Ivey School of Business will review and select each award recipient. This award is made possible by the generosity of the Export Development Corporation.
Value and effective date (term funded):
2000-2001: 1 at $4,000 HBA 1
2001-2003: 1 at $4,000 HBA 1 (HBA 2 continuing from previous year)
2004-2005: 0 at $4,000 HBA 1 (HBA 2 continuing from previous year)
The following proposals, approved by Senate in September 1998 and February 1999 respectively, were reliant on having the new PeopleSoft software able to accommodate the required programming changes prior to implementation in January 2001.
Record of Scholarships, Awards, Prizes, Fellowships and Medals on Transcripts (S.98-219b, S.99-279)
Senate approved, "That the policy on Academic Transcripts be revised to add post-1993 information on scholarships, awards, fellowships, prizes and medals." The Office of the Registrar can add the record of undergraduate scholarships and awards on transcripts, however, it is only possible to add information from May 1, 2000. Therefore, the implementation has been revised as follows:
That the policy on Academic Transcripts be revised to add:
4. A listing of all scholarships, awards, prizes, fellowships and medals awarded by the University to the student during the student's academic career at the University.
Class Average, Class Size on Transcripts (S.99-43, S.99-279)
That class (i.e., section) average be added to the transcript (assessing failures as 40%)
That for passing grades, the class size (i.e., section) be added to the transcript (including failures in the enrollment)
The Office of the Registrar regrets that it is unable to meet this deadline, however, the staff will continue to explore this issue and will return to SCAPA with a proposal for implementing the requirement that the class average (by section) be recorded on the transcript.