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October 9, 2007

Faculty of Science, Meeting of Faculty
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
3:00 p.m., Leacock Council Room (232)

Immediately following the meeting, there will be several short research presentations followed by the introduction of new professors, recently tenured professors, and recently promoted Full Professors.

Adoption of Agenda

Agenda [.pdf]

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Honora Shaughnessy, Executive Director, McGill Alumni Association

- Campaign McGill - Presentation (15 Minutes)

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Seating of Student Members

- S-07-1 To be Tabled

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Notice of Motion to Amend the Constitution of the Faculty of Science

- Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Education) Burns
(The actual Motion will be considered at the Faculty meeting of November 6, 2007.) - S-07-2 [.pdf]

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Candidates for Degrees

a) Bachelor of Science - S-07-3 To be Tabled

b) Bachelor of Arts and Science - S-07-4 To be Tabled

c) Diploma in Environment - S-07-5 To be Tabled

d) Diploma in Meteorology - S-07-6 To be Tabled
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Minutes of May 22, 2007

- S-06-45 [.pdf]

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Business Arising from the Minutes

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Reports of Committees

a) Scholarships Committee

- Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Leighton
(i) Scholarship Report - S-06-46 To be Tabled
(ii) New Awards - S-07-7 [.pdf]

b) Nominating Committee - S-07-8 [.pdf]

c) Committee on Student Standing - S-07-9 To be Tabled

- Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Leighton

b) Academic Committee - S-07-10 [.pdf]

- Associate Dean (Academic) Hendren
Click Here for Academic Committee Documents

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Dean's Business

a)Enrollment - S-07-11 To be Tabled

- Associate Dean (Academic) Hendren

b) “Green” McGill

Discussion: Committee of the Whole (15 minutes)
Chair: Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Education) Burns

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Report on Actions of Senate

- Prof. N. Roulet: Senate Meeting of May 23, 2007
- Prof. D. Burns: Senate Meeting of September 19, 2007

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Members' Question Period

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Other Business

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SHORT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

(Three Minutes)

- Prof. Guillaume Gervais (Department of Physics)
- Prof. Sarah Turner (Department of Geography)

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Faculty of Science Beginning-of-Year Reception

In the Foyer Outside Leacock 232

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Academic Committee Documents

New Programs

Ad Hoc Honours Program in Cancer and Cell Biology
- AC-7-9 To be Tabled

Major Program Changes

None

New Courses

Internship
FSCI 200 - AC-07-1 [.pdf]
FSCI 300 - AC-07-2 [.pdf]

Major Course Changes

None
Report on Minor Course Changes - AC-07-11 [.pdf]
(1) Chemistry
CHEM 355 - AC-07-4 [.pdf]
(2) Earth & Planetary Sciences
EPSC 547 - AC-07-6 [.pdf]
Report on Minor Program Changes
None

Other (For Approval)

1) Renaming of Internship Option (IYES to IYS) - AC-07-3 [.pdf]
2) Retirement of B.Sc. Faculty Programs - AC-07-8 [.pdf]

Other (For Information Only)

1) Academic Program Review
2) Undergraduate Calendar
3) Grading Issues - Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Leighton:
(i) Grade Inflation
(ii) Institution of an A+ Grade
4) Student Affairs Office
5) Draft Academic Advising Mission Statement
- AC-07-10 To be Tabled