FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
Friday, 18 May 2007
2:30 p.m., Clearihue A207
Regrets were received from: C. St. Peter, H. Cazes, R. Rajala, C. Caws, L. Williams, R. Miles, J. Zwicky, G. Kuchar, C. Brunk, J. Lutz
1. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
MOTION: (R. Pickard, N. Galichenko )
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION: (P. Golz, N. Galichenko)
3. BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES - nil
4. DEAN'S REMARKS
a) The Dean informed members that the open-access, downtown course, University 101, has received a $10,000 grant from the Victoria Foundation for next year's operations. Special thanks to Karen Whyte, Lynne Marks, Kristin Semmens, Annalee Lepp and Elizabeth Vibert for all their hard work in obtaining this grant.
b) The Dean announced that the vote had been held on mandatory retirement at UVic and the framework for an agreement had been reached for ending mandatory retirement as of today. This is good news for departments who would have lost highly valuable and extremely knowledgeable members who wished to continuing their teaching, research and other contributions. However, there are also some significant short-term implications concerning space and budget with which departments will now have to grapple.
5. ASSOCIATE DEAN'S REMARKS
Dr. Carlin advised members that she will be available over the summer to discuss grant applications. She also mentioned that applications for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship and the Scottish Studies Faculty Fellowship will be accepted shortly. Dr. Carlin announced that John Esling of the Department of Linguistics was this year's Humanities Excellence in Research winner.
6. CORRESPONDENCE - nil
7. MATTERS INVOLVING CONVOCATION (L. Charlton, S. Butler)
a) List of candidates for degrees and diplomas (copies circulated at the meeting)
MOTION: (T. Haskett, P. Liddell)
b) Medal Winner
c) Students on the Dean's List
d) Dean's Waivers
8) REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES
PRO FORMA MOTION: (T. Saunders, D. Russek)
a) REPORT OF THE HUMANITIES COMPUTING AND MEDIA COMMITTEE
There being no further business it was moved by Simon Devereaux and seconded by Scott Woodcock that the meeting be adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
Dean Andrew Rippin, Chair