Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT IV - November 19, 1999



1. Policy on Funding of Designated Faculty Fellowships

Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the policy on Funding of Designated Faculty Fellowships shown in Appendix 1


The University has had a policy on the funding of Academic Chairs and Professorships [Policy 2.22] for a number of years. Chairs and Professorships can be supported in perpetuity from an endowment, or on a term-funded basis. The proposed policy on Faculty Fellowships parallels the policy on Chairs and Professorships, but requires less in the way of endowment or term funding. The minimum annual revenue required to support a designated Chair is $100,000 and for a Professorship it is $50,000 to $100,000. Based on a five per cent real rate of return in the case of an endowed chair, the size of the endowment for a Chair would be a minimum of $2 million, and for a Professorship, $1-$2 million. By comparison, a gift in the range of $200,000 - $1,000,000 will provide the required annual income of $10,000 - $50,000 for a Faculty Fellowship. The unique feature of Faculty Fellowships is that one of the ways they may be used is as a supplement to the fellowship holder's salary, at the discretion of the Dean.

2. The MBA '83 Faculty Fellowship

Recommended: That Senate approve the establishment of The MBA '83 Faculty Fellowship under the terms of reference shown in Appendix 2, based on a $125,000 donation by the MBA Class of 1983.

3. The W. Glenn Campbell Faculty Fellow

Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, the establishment of the W. Glenn Campbell Faculty Fellow in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Science. The fellowship is based on a $600,000 gift from Dr. W. Glenn Campbell to be endowed by Foundation Western according to an Agreement which includes the terms set out in Appendix 3.


As the 29-year director of the Hoover Institution, Western graduate W. Glenn Campbell built one of North America's most influential centres for economic research. He was a valued adviser to U.S. Presidents, the U.S. Defense Department, State Department, Treasury Department and Justice Department.

Campbell began his academic career at Western, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1944. He went on to complete his studies at Harvard University and taught there from 1946 to 1951. He joined the Hoover Institution in 1960 after being the research director of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. After his retirement in 1989, Campbell was appointed by President George Bush to the National Science Foundation.

Campbell holds honorary degrees from Pepperdine University, the Oklahoma Christian University and Western (June 1999). His numerous awards include the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star from the Japanese government. He continues to publish and has two works in progress.

4. Joint PhD Program in Educational Studies

Recommended: That Senate approve and recommend to the Board of Governors, through the Vice-Chancellor, that a Joint PhD program in Educational Studies be offered by The University of Western Ontario in collaboration with Brock University, Lakehead University, and the University of Windsor, commencing January 1, 2000.


The Faculty of Education currently has a stand-alone PhD program in Education Studies that was approved by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS), the Senate and the Board of Governors in March 1999. The first students were admitted to begin the program in September 1999. In parallel with this initiative, the Faculty of Education has been developing a proposal for a Joint PhD program to be offered in collaboration with Brock, Lakehead, and Windsor Universities. The program of study is designed to be undertaken, in part, using distance modes of instruction, and is designed to suit the needs of individuals who are in mid-career and are unable to spend four or more years in full-time residence at a university remote from their location. It is anticipated that such students will take their courses as part-time students and then conduct their research full-time and in residence at the university of registration. A student's degree will come from the University of registration. The applicant pool for this program is therefore orthogonal with that for the Western stand-alone PhD program.

The mounting of this program is regarded as a contribution to the profession and as an opportunity for Western to take a leadership role in quality graduate education in Ontario. It is unlikely that any of the other three universities have the resources to mount a stand-alone PhD program in Education, and a joint program without Western's participation would likely be only marginally viable. In addition, participation in the program will benefit the students and faculty in Western's stand-alone PhD program by bringing them into contact with their counterparts at the other three universities.

The proposed Joint PhD program was approved by the Internal Appraisals Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and by GPPC in January 1999. It was approved by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies on October 22, 1999.

The degree will be designated as Ph.D. in Educational Studies (as distinct from the stand-alone Ph.D. in Education Studies).


1. SuperBuild Growth Fund for Postsecondary Education

See Appendix 4.

2. 2000-2001 Budget Outlook, Planning Issues and Guidelines

See Appendix 5.

3. Report of the UPRAC Auditors on Undergraduate Program Reviews at The University of Western Ontario

See Appendix 6.

4. 21st Century Chairs for Research Excellence Program

See Appendix 7.