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					                                                                   President’s Office

DATE:          24 October 2012
TO:            Executive of Council
FROM:          Annette Revet, University Secretary
RE:            Meeting of 31 October 2012

A meeting of Executive of Council is scheduled for Wednesday 31 October 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the AH 527.

                                                     AGENDA
1.      Approval of the Agenda

2.      Approval of the Minutes of Meeting 26 September 2012 - circulated with the Agenda

3.      Remarks from the Chair

4.      Report of the University Secretary

        4.1 Senate Report – For Information, Appendix I, Page 2

5.      Reports from Committees
        5.1    Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Studies, Appendix II, Pages 3-16
        5.2    Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Appendix III, Pages 17-18
        5.3    Advisory Group on Planning, Evaluation and Allocation (AGPEA), Appendix IV, Pages 19

6.      Graduand Lists
        6.1   Graduand Lists for Approval - Omnibus Motion – to be distributed at the meeting
              6.1.1 Faculty of Arts
              6.1.2 Faculty of Business Administration
              6.1.3 Faculty of Education
              6.1.4 Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
              6.1.5 Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
                      6.1.5.1 Correction to Degree Awarded
              6.1.6 Centre for Continuing Education
7.      Business Arising from the Minutes

        7.1    Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan – L. Benedicenti - For Decision – Appendix V, Pages 20-26
        7.2    Academic Program Review Update – L. Benedicenti

8.      Reports from Faculties and Other Academic Units
        8.1    Arts
        8.2    Business Administration
        8.3    Education
        8.4    Engineering and Applied Science
        8.5    Fine Arts
        8.6    Graduate Studies & Research
        8.7    Kinesiology and Health Studies
        8.8    Nursing
        8.9    Science
        8.10   Social Work
        8.11   Continuing Education
        8.12   Library
        8.13   Institut français
        8.14   Federated Colleges
               8.14.1 Campion College
               8.14.2 First Nations University of Canada
               8.14.3 Luther College
9.      Other Business

10.     Adjournment
                                                                                    APPENDIX I, Page 2
                                      REPORT TO
                                EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL
                                   OCTOBER 31, 2012
                                     FROM SENATE
     ____________________________________________________________________________

1.     ITEM FOR INFORMATION

       1.1    Options for Changing Spring and Fall Convocations to Accommodate Increased Numbers
              of Graduates from the Faculty of Nursing and through Enrolment Increases

              At its meeting of October 19, 2012, Senate approved the recommendation from the Joint
              Committee of Senate and Council on Ceremonies that:

                  effective with the Fall 2014 convocation, the University of Regina will move to a
                   Friday afternoon ceremony, possibly the third Friday in October, with the current
                   single ceremony structure and alter that content of the ceremony as noted in the
                   September 2012 Executive of Council Meeting Agenda.

                  effective with the June 2015 convocation, the University of Regina will maintain the
                   current three consecutive afternoon structure and alter the content of the ceremonies
                   as noted in the implications in the September Executive of Council Meeting Agenda.




October 22, 2012
                                                                   APPENDIX II, Page 3
                                     REPORT TO
                           EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL MEETING
                                  OCTOBER 31, 2012
                            FROM THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE
                    ON UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS AND STUDIES
____________________________________________________________________________________

1.    ITEMS FOR APPROVAL

      The Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Studies has approved the following
      curriculum, program and policy changes, and hereby recommends them for approval.

      1.1    Report from the Faculty of Arts

             MOTION 1: Revisions to the BA Major, Combined Major and Honours Major in History

             That the BA Major, Combined Major with Economics and the Honours Major in History be
             revised as follows.

             Students must complete at least one course from each of Groups I, II, III and IV, and an additional course from at least
             two of the groups.

            Group I                        Group II (Americas)             Group III                      Group IV
            (Canada)                                                       (Europe)                       (Asian)
            HIST 200                       HIST 234                        HIST 224                       HIST 250
            HIST 201                       HIST 235                        HIST 225                       HIST 255
            HIST 202                       HIST 239                        HIST 226                       HIST 256
            HIST 219                       HIST 245                        HIST 265                       HIST 260
            HIST 302                       HIST 307                        HIST 266                       HIST 261
            HIST 303                       HIST 333                        HIST 270                       HIST 362
            HIST 310                       HIST 334                        HIST 273                       HIST 352
            HIST 314                       HIST 339                        HIST 271                       HIST 356
            HIST 316                       HIST 348                        HIST 272
            HIST 318                                                       HIST 275
            HIST 330                                                       HIST 277
            PSCI 331                                                       HIST 278
                                                                           HIST 286
                                                                           HIST 321
                                                                           HIST 322
                                                                           HIST 323
                                                                           HIST 367
                                                                           HIST 368
                                                                           HIST 370
                                                                           HIST 373
                                                                           HIST 374
                                                                           HIST 376
                                                                           HIST 378
                                                                           HIST 381
                                                                           HIST 382

             Course in the current calendar but not listed: HIST 240.


             9.22.1 BA M AJOR IN HISTORY
              Credit     BA History major,                       Student’s record
              hours      required courses                        of courses
                                                                 completed
              Major Requirements
              3.0      One 100-level HIST course
              3.0
              3.0
              3.0
                       Seven 200-level HIST courses*
              3.0
              3.0
              3.0
                                                                        APPENDIX II, Page 4
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0         Four 300- or 400-level HIST*
 3.0         courses (can include PSCI 331)
 3.0
 3.0         Two 400-level HIST courses
 3.0
 *Students must complete at least one course from each of
 Groups I – IV, and a second course from at least two of the
 groups. Courses may be at either the 200- or 300-level.
 42.0        Subtotal: 65% major GPA required
 Arts Core Requirements
 3.0         ENGL 100
 3.0         Any course in MATH, STAT, CS
             (except CS 100), PHIL 150, 352,
             450, 452, 460, GEOG 205 or
             SOST 201
 3.0         Any course in ART, ARTH, FA,
             FILM, INAH, MU or THEA
 3.0         Any course in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM,
             GEOL or PHYS that has a
             laboratory component, or GEOG
             121
 3.0         One of: ENGL 110; PHIL 100;
             SOST 110
 3.0         Two language courses (or one six-
 3.0         credit class) in any language other
             than English.
 3.0         Any course in ANTH or RLST
             (except RLST 181, 184, 186, 188,
             281, 284, 288)
 0.0         Any course in HIST or INDG, CLAS Requirement met in
             100 or IDS 100                       major
 3.0         Any course in ECON, GEOG
             (except GEOG 121, 309, 321, 323,
             325, 327, 329, 333, 411, 421, 423,
             429, or 431), IS, JS, PSCI, PSYC,
             SOC, SOST or WGST
 Refer to §9.9.1.1 for further details.
 27.0        Subtotal
 Open Electives
 51.0        17 elective courses
 A maximum of 14 introductory-level courses is permitted in the BA,
 refer to §9.7.4 Electives may be used to complete optional minor(s).
 120.0       Total: 60% PGPA required

9.22.2 COMBINED MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND HISTORY
 Credit   BA Economics/History major,           Student’s record of
 hours    required courses                      courses completed
 Major Requirements
 3.0      ECON 201
 3.0      ECON 202
 3.0      ECON 224
 3.0      ECON 280
 3.0      ECON 301
 3.0      ECON 302
 3.0      One of ECON 311, 353, 354, 361,
          362, 363, 396, 496
 3.0      ECON 480
 3.0      ECON course
 3.0      ECON course
 3.0      One 100-level HIST course
 3.0
 3.0
          Four 200-level HIST courses*
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
          Four 300- or 400-level HIST*
 3.0
          courses (can include PSCI 331)
 3.0
                                                                                       APPENDIX II, Page 5
 3.0
 3.0         One additional 400-level HIST
             course
 *Students must complete at least one course from each of
 Groups I – IV, and a second course from at least two of the
 groups. Courses may be at either the 200- or 300-level.
 60.0        Subtotal: 65% major GPA required
 Arts Core Requirements
 3.0         ENGL 100
 3.0         Any course in MATH, STAT, CS
             (except CS 100), PHIL 150, 352,
             450, 452, 460, GEOG 205 or
             SOST 201
 3.0         Any course in ART, ARTH, FA,
             FILM, INAH, MU or THEA
 3.0         Any course in ASTR, BIOL, CHEM,
             GEOL or PHYS that has a
             laboratory component, or GEOG
             121
 3.0         One of: ENGL 110; PHIL 100;
             SOST 110
 3.0         Two language courses (or one six-
 3.0         credit class) in any language other
             than English.
 3.0         Any course in ANTH or RLST
             (except RLST 181, 184, 186, 188,
             281, 284, 288)
 0.0         Any course in HIST or INDG, CLAS Requirement met in
             100 or IDS 100                        major
 0.0         Any course in ECON, GEOG              Requirement met in
             (except GEOG 121, 309, 321, 323,      major
             325, 327, 329, 333, 411, 421, 423,
             429, or 431), IS, JS, PSCI, PSYC,
             SOC, SOST or WGST
 Refer to §9.9.1.1 for further details.
 24.0        Subtotal
 Open Electives
 36.0        12 elective courses
 A maximum of 14 introductory-level courses is permitted in the BA,
 refer to §9.7.4. Electives may be used to complete optional minor(s).
 120.0       Total: 60% PGPA required

9.22.3 HONOURS M AJOR IN HISTORY
Students interested in an honours degree are strongly urged to consult the head of the Department of History by the
end of the second year.
A student must obtain a grade of at least 75% in HIST 498 and HIST 499 to be awarded the Bachelor of Arts Honours
degree in History.
 Credit     BA History Honours major,               Student’s record
 hours      required courses                        of courses
                                                    completed
 Honours Major Requirements
 3.0     One 100-level HIST course
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0     Seven 200-level HIST courses*
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
         Seven 300- or 400-level HIST*
 3.0
         courses (can include PSCI 331)
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0
 3.0     One 400-level HIST course
 3.0     HIST 400 or 415 (or other 400-level
         HIST course approved by the
         Honours advisor)
                                                                               APPENDIX II, Page 6
 3.0         HIST 498 (with a grade of at least
             75%)
 3.0         HIST 499 (with a grade of at least
             75%)
 *Students must complete at least one course from each of
 Groups I – IV, and a second course from at least two of the
 groups. Courses may be at either the 200- or 300-level.
 57.0        Subtotal: 75% major GPA required
 Arts Core Requirements
 27.0        Same as stated above for the BA in History.
 Open Electives
 36.0        12 elective courses
 A maximum of 14 introductory-level courses is permitted in the BA,
 refer to §9.7.4. Electives may be used to complete optional minor(s).
 120.0       Total: 70% PGPA required

(end of Motion 1)

Rationale:
The Department has adopted a new mission statement and is reviewing its curriculum in
order to best serve the needs of today’s students. Introducing a requirement that
students complete a minimal number of courses pertaining to four different geographical
regions is a measure designed to make explicit the expectation that they acquire a broad
foundation of historical knowledge incorporating a variety of historical cultures.

MOTION 2: Revision to BA Combined Major in Economics and Business Administration

That the BA Combined Major in Economics and Business Administration be revised as
follows:

BA COMBINED M AJOR IN ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Note: Students must complete at least two courses in economics with a minimum GPA of 65% before being
permitted to declare this major. Admission to program will be based on GPA in all Economics courses taken
(minimum 65% required). Students in this program may not register in BUS/ADMN 400.

 Credit   BA Economics/ Business                   Student's record
 hours    Administration major, required           of courses
          courses                                  completed
 Major Requirements
 3.0      ECON 201
 3.0      ECON 202
 3.0      ECON 224
 3.0      ECON 280
 3.0      ECON 301
 3.0      ECON 302
 3.0      One of ECON 311, 341, 353, 354,
          361, 363, 364, 372, 396, 496
 3.0      ECON 480
 3.0      ECON course
 3.0      ECON course
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 100
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 210
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 260
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 285
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 288
 3.0      BUS/ADMN 290
 3.0      BUS/ADMN course
 3.0      BUS/ADMN course
 3.0      300- or 400-level BUS/ADMN
          course
 3.0      300- or 400-level BUS/ADMN
          course
 3.0      300- or 400-level BUS/ADMN
          course
                                                                                      APPENDIX II, Page 7
 3.0       One of MATH 103, 105, 110
 63.0      Subtotal: 65% major GPA required
 Arts Core Requirements
 24.0        Same as stated for BA in Economics.
 Open Electives
 33.0        11 elective courses
 A maximum of 14 introductory-level courses is permitted in the BA,
 refer to §9.7.4. Electives may be used to complete optional minor(s).
 120.0       Total: 60% PGPA required


(end of Motion 2)

Rationale:
The Faculty of Business Administration has made BUS 100 a prerequisite to many of its
courses and its programs. This change brings the combined major into line and enables
students to access the required BUS courses. The Faculty of Business Administration
supports this change.

MOTION 3: Deletion of BA Combined Honours Major in Economics and Geography

That the BA Combined Honours Major in Economics and Geography be deleted.


9.15.6 BA COMBINED HONOURS MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND GEOGRAPHY
Students planning to attend graduate school in economics are strongly urged to take MATH122.

 Credit  BA Economics/Geography                    Student's record
 hours   Honours major, required                   of courses
         courses                                   completed
 Honours Major Requirements
 3.0     ECON 201
 3.0     ECON 202
 3.0     ECON 301
 3.0     ECON 302
 3.0     ECON 308
 3.0     ECON 309
 3.0     ECON 321
 3.0     ECON 322
 3.0     ECON 401
 3.0     ECON 402
 3.0     GEOG 120
 3.0     GEOG 121
 3.0     GEOG 207
 3.0     GEOG 210
 3.0     GEOG 226
 3.0     GEOG 301
 3.0
 3.0     Four other 300- or 400-level GEOG
 3.0     courses
 3.0
 3.0     400-level GEOG
 12.0    Either:
         ECON 224 and 280, ECON 480
         (with a grade of at least 75%) and
         499 OR
         GEOG 205 and 305 and 499

 3.0       STAT 160 or 200
 3.0       One of MATH 103, 105, 110
 81.0      Subtotal: 75% major GPA required
 Arts Core Requirements
 21.0      Same as stated for BA Combined Major in Economics
           and Geography
 Open Electives
                                                                                              APPENDIX II, Page 8
       18.0        6 elective courses
       A maximum of 14 introductory-level courses is permitted in the BA,
       refer to §9.7.4. Electives may be used to complete optional minor(s).
       120.0       Total: 70% PGPA required
      Students may select an optional concentration by choosing one of the following sets of courses to meet their elective
      requirements within the major:
      Environment and Resource Management: ECON 273, 372; and three of GEOG 121, 309, 322, 325, 326, 328.
      Urban Planning and Regional Development: ECON 237, 354; and three of GEOG 322, 324, 422, 424.
      Economic Development: ECON 211, 311; three of GEOG 316, 322, 328, 330, 422.


      (end of Motion 3)

      Rationale:
      The program has graduated no students. It is very restrictive offering little flexibility.
      Students interested in combining these two fields for their careers or for graduate studies
      may pursue the BA combined major in Economics and Geography. Students interested in
      pursuing graduate studies in one of these fields are better off specializing in one. This
      motion is supported by the Department of Geography.

1.2   Report from the Faculty of Education

      MOTION 4: Revision to Faculty of Education High School Admission Requirements

      That, effective Fall 2013, FM 20 (Foundations of Mathematics) be deleted as an
      additional requirement for mathematics majors entering Education at the University of
      Regina.

            2.4.1.1 Admission from a Saskatchewan High School
      FACULTY OR           HIGH SCHOOL COURSE REQUIREMENST                     MINIMUM              ADDITIONAL
      PROGRAM                         BY FACULTY                               AVERAGE           REQUIREMENTS
      EDUCATION             English Language Arts A30 and B30¹                  65%        Teacher Education
      (U of R)                                                                              Application
      See also
                            One math or science course chosen from
                                                                                            The following courses are
                             Apprenticeship and Workplace
      §2.3.4.1                                                                              required for the programs
                             Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Calculus 30,
                                                                                            shown:
                             Chemistry 30, Computer Science 30,
                             Foundations of Mathematics 30, Geology
                                                                                            BEd Elementary: Math A30,
                             30, Math A30, Math B30, or Math C30,
                                                                                            Apprenticeship and
                             Pre-Calculus 20, Pre-Calculus 30 or
                                                                                            Workplace
                             Physics 30
                                                                                            Mathematics 30,
                            One language, social science, or fine arts                     Foundations of Mathematics
                             course chosen from Arts Education 30,                          30 or Pre-calculus 30.
                             Band 302, Choral 302, Christian Ethics 30,
                             Cree 30, Dance 30, Drama 30, Economics                         BEd Secondary with major
                             30, French 30, Geography 30, German 30,                        or minor in Math or Physics:
                             History 30, Latin 30, Law 30, Mandarin 30,                     Math B30 & C30 or
                             Music 302, Native Studies 30, Physical                         Foundations of Mathematics
                             Education 30, Psychology 30, Saulteaux                         20 & Pre-calculus 30.
                             30, Social Studies 30, Spanish 30,
                             Ukrainian 30, Ukrainian Language Arts 30,                      BEd Secondary with major
                             Visual Art 30.                                                 or minor in Chemistry: Math
                            One additional course from the lists                           B30 & C30 or Foundations
                             above.2                                                        of Mathematics 20 & Pre-
                                                                                            calculus 30; Chem. 30; &
                                                                                            Physics

                                                                                            See Fine Arts for BMusEd

      (end of Motion 4)

      Rationale:
      With the implementation of the new mathematics curriculum in the high schools, it is
      necessary to ensure that conditions can be satisfied by all high schools including those in
      the rural areas.
                                                                        APPENDIX II, Page 9

MOTION 5: Revisions to the Secondary Drama Education Minor

That the changes to the Secondary Drama Education minor be approved as follows:

Current Secondary Drama Education Minor               Proposed Secondary Drama Education Minor
    1. EDRA 101                                           1. EDRA 101
    2. EDRA 202 or EDRA 203                               2. EDRA 202
    3. EDRA 204                                           3. EDRA 203 (Curriculum course)
    4. THEA 100                                           4. THST 200
    5. THEA (THEA production course)                      5. THEA/THDS/THAC/THST course
    6. THEA (THEA production course)                      6. THEA/THDS/THAC/THST course

(end of Motion 5)

Rationale:
EDRA 203 has been made compulsory as it is the course focused primarily on taking up
drama strategies for implementation across curriculum areas. EDRA 202 has been made
compulsory as it covers the foundations of performance creation in educational contexts.

EDRA 204 has been removed as it is a course focused on mounting a school production,
aspects of which are covered in EDRA 202. THEA 100 has been replaced by THST 200
as the Theatre Dept. have adjusted the content of THEA 100 and THST 200, making
THST 200 a more appropriate option for Drama Education students (THEA 100 now
covers the general aspects of watching and reading plays, designed as a service course
for the public and other faculties, THST 200 is a foundational historical and geographical
survey of theatre). The two THEA production courses have been replaced with two
THEA/THDS/THAC/THST courses to reflect changes in the theatre department’s course
naming as well as to provide more choice and flexibility for the Drama Education minors.

MOTION 6: Revision to the BEd Secondary Religious Education Minor (EREL)

That the current requirement of specific courses that fulfill a Religious Studies minor be
revised to allow Education Religious Studies minors to take two courses at the 200-level
and one at the 300-level to complete requirements.

Current Secondary EREL Education Minor               Proposed Secondary EREL Education Minor
1. EFDN 303                                                1. EFDN 303
2. EREL 300                                                2. EREL 300
3. RLST 100                                                3. RLST 100
4. One of RLST 203, 207, 211, 219, 241 or 334              4. One RLST 200 level
5. One of RLST 227, 228, 245, 248, 267, 345 or 351         5. One RLST 200 level
6. One of RLST 229, 267, 273, 322, 332, 333 or 372         6. One RLST 300 level

Note: Religious Education minors who intend to teach Christian Ethics in the Catholic
School system are advised to select one of CATH 200, RLST 227, 228 or 229 and 334.

(end of Motion 6)

Rationale:
Specific Religious Studies courses as previously required in our program are not
regularly or reliably offered by other faculties, which make it difficult for Education
students to access these courses. This recommendation will allow for flexibility by
students to access courses offered in any semester.
                                                                                    APPENDIX II, Page 10

1.3   Report from the Faculty of Fine Arts

      MOTION 7: Amendments to the Fine Arts Minor in Arts Administration

      That, effective 201310, the Fine Arts Minor in Arts Administration be amended as follows:

                         CURRENT                                                PROPOSED
      CR Hours       Required                                   CR Hours   Required
      3.0            BUS 210                                    3.0        BUS 100
      3.0            BUS 250                                    3.0        BUS 260
      3.0            BUS 260                                    6.0        2 of BUS 210, BUS 250 or
                                                                           BUS 285
      3.0            BUS 285
      3.0            FA 401                                     3.0        FA 401
      15.0           Total                                      15.0       Total

      (end of Motion 7)

      Rationale:
      The Faculty of Business Administration has recently made BUS 100 a pre-requisite for
      BUS 210 and BUS 250 (and BUS 260 is also a pre-requisite for BUS 210) and the
      changes reflect the new requirements without increasing the historically prescribed credit
      hours of the minor.

      MOTION 8: Creation of a Fine Arts Minor in Creative Technologies

      That, effective 201310, a Fine Arts Minor in Creative Technologies be created as follows:

      Minor in Creative Technologies

      CR Hours        Required
      3.0             CTCH 100
      3.0             ART 280 or CS 207
      3.0             CTCH 203
      3.0             1 CTCH course at 200 or 300 level
      3.0             1 CTCH course at 300 or 400 level
      3.0             1 approved elective from the list below
      18              Total

      Approved electives – ART 280, ART 223, ART 380, CS 207, CS 325, CS 327, ENGG 100, ENGG 123, MUCO
      326, MUCO 327, THDS 347

      (end of Motion 8)

      Rationale:
      The CTCH program (degree) has not been approved yet but a number of CTCH courses
      have been taught. There is a growing demand by students who have taken these courses
      to use them in a productive manner. Once the degree is established, the minor will
      provide an opportunity for students in other areas to add value to their degree by
      obtaining a strong foundation in creative technologies.
                                                                                           APPENDIX II, Page 11
      MOTION 9: Revisions to General Minor in Fine Arts

      That, effective 201310, the General Minor in Fine Arts be amended as follows:

      The following minor is ONLY available to students outside the Faculty of Fine Art:

                          CURRENT                                                 PROPOSED
      CR Hours      Required                                CR Hours      Required
      18.0          6 courses in 2 or more Fine Arts        12.0          4 courses from: ART, ARTH, CTCH, FA,
                    disciplines: (ART, ARTH, CTCH,                        FILM, INA, INAH, MU, MUCO, MUHI,
                    FA, FILM, INA, INAH, MU, MUCO,                        MUPE, MUTH, THEA, THAC, THDS,
                    MUHI, MUPE, MUTH, THEA,                               THST.
                    THAC, THDS, THST)
                                                                          No more than 6.0 credit hours may be at
                    6.0 credit hours must be at the 300                   the 100 level.
                    level or above                                        3.0 credit hours must be at the 300 level or
                                                                          above
                                                            3.0           1 of FA or CTCH any level
                                                            3.0           1 of FA or CTCH at 300 or 400 level
      18.0          Total                                   18.0          Total

      (end of Motion 9)

      Rationale:
      By nature any study of fine arts is interdisciplinary. These amendments foreground this
      integrated pedagogical approach to the study of fine arts.

      MOTION 10: Addition of International Designation Option for Fine Arts Students
      Graduation Requirements

      That, effective 201320, an International Designation as noted below be added as an
      option for Fine Arts students under Graduation Requirements (§13.6.8).

      International designation: Students will have the International Designation added to
      their degree if they complete at least one of the following:
             a semester (or more) out-of-country co-op work term, internship, or practicum, or
             A minimum of three credit hours of courses taken by prior permission of the
               University of Regina at an on-site out-of-country post-secondary institution.
             Other international experiences will be considered on a case-by-case basis as
               approved by the Associate Dean, Undergraduate.

      (end of Motion 10)

      Rationale:
      The designation is in keeping with University of Regina’s Internationalization mandate. It
      also provides Fine Arts students the opportunity for this designation currently offered by
      other faculties.

1.4   Joint Report from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts

      MOTION 11: Suspension of Admission to the BA Major and Minor in Arts and Culture

      That admission be suspended to the BA Major and Minor in Arts and Culture as outlined
      in 2012/13 Undergraduate Calendar and Course Catalog, effective 1 January 2013.
      Students in these programs must complete their requirements by January 1, 2019.

      (end of Motion 11)
                                                                          APPENDIX II, Page 12
      Rationale:
      When the Arts and Culture program was approved by PPC it was done so with the
      understanding that the program would be reviewed after two years. In fact, this review
                              rd
      happened during the 3 year of the program. During this review questions around the
      curricular structure were raised but more importantly the program is badly
      undersubscribed and it was felt by the three funding partners that the resources used to
      deliver this program could be better employed supporting other programs. Luther
      College, as a partner in this program, agrees with the discontinuation of the degree.

1.5   Report from the Faculty of Science

      MOTION 12: Revision to Cell & Molecular Biology Areas of Concentration for the BSc
      and BSc Honours Programs

      That BIOL 303 (Medical Microbiology) be added as one of the 300/400-level Biology
      options to the Cell & Molecular Biology area of concentration. This applies to both the
      BSc and BSc Honours programs in that area of concentration.

      16.11.2.3 BSc in Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology Area of Concentration

      Refer to §16.6 and §16.9.1 for additional important information.
      Credit hours         BSc with Biology major, Cellular & Molecular Biology     Student's record of courses
                           area of concentration required courses                   completed
      3.0                  BIOC 220
      3.0                  BIOL 100
      3.0                  BIOL 101
      3.0                  BIOL 205
      3.0                  BIOL 220
      3.0                  BIOL 265
      3.0                  BIOL 266
      3.0                  BIOL 275 or BIOL 276
      3.0                  BIOL 288
      3.0                  BIOL 305
      0.0                  BIOL 488 (semester 1)
      0.0                  BIOL 488 (semester 2)
      3.0
      3.0
                           FIVE courses from: BIOL 302, 303, 315, 366, 390, 395,
      3.0                  401, 405, 410, 455, 465, 490BG, up to two of BIOC 221,
                           3xx or 4xx
      3.0
      3.0
      3.0                  CHEM 104
      3.0                  CHEM 105
      3.0                  CHEM 140
      3.0                  CS 110
      3.0                  MATH 105 or 110
      3.0                  MATH 111
      3.0                  PHYS 109 and 119, or
      3.0                  PHYS 111 and 112

      3.0                  STAT 100 and STAT 200, or
                           STAT 160 and STAT 201 or higher, or
      3.0
                           STAT 160 and BIOL 341
      75.0                 Subtotal: Major Requirements                             65% Major GPA required
      3.0                  ENGL 100
                                                                                 APPENDIX II, Page 13
3.0                  ENGL 110
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Science, Arts, or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Science, Arts, or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Science, Arts, or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Science, Arts, or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
120.0                Total                                                      65% Program GPA required

16.11.2.4 BSc Honours in Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology Area of Concentration

Refer to §16.6 and §16.9.2 for additional important information.
Credit hours         BSc Honours in Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology       Student's record of courses
                     area of concentration required courses                     completed
3.0                  BIOC 220
3.0                  BIOL 100
3.0                  BIOL 101
3.0                  BIOL 205
3.0                  BIOL 220
3.0                  BIOL 265
3.0                  BIOL 266
3.0                  BIOL 275 or BIOL 276
3.0                  BIOL 288
3.0                  BIOL 305
0.0                  BIOL 488 (semester 1)
0.0                  BIOL 488 (semester 2)
3.0                  BIOL 498
3.0                  BIOL 499
3.0
3.0
3.0                  SIX courses from BIOL 302, 303, 315, 366, 390, 395, 401,
                     405, 410, 455, 465, 490BG, up to two of BIOC 221, 3xx or
3.0                  4xx
3.0
3.0
3.0                  CHEM 104
3.0                  CHEM 105
3.0                  CHEM 140
3.0                  CS 110
3.0                  MATH 105 or 110
3.0                  MATH 111
3.0                  PHYS 109 and 119, or
3.0                  PHYS 111 and 112

3.0                  STAT 100 and STAT 200, or
                                                                                APPENDIX II, Page 14
3.0                  STAT 160 and STAT 201 or higher, or
                     STAT 160 and BIOL 341
84.0                 Subtotal: Major Requirements                              75% Major GPA required
3.0                  ENGL 100
3.0                  ENGL 110
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Arts or Fine Arts elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
3.0                  Open elective
120.0                Total                                                     70% Program GPA required


(end of Motion 12)

Rationale:
BIOL 303 has recently become a regular course after being taught as a Selected Topics
course (BIOL 490AU) a number of times. The course is very appropriate for the Cell &
Molecular Biology area of concentration.

MOTION 13: Revision to §16.9.1.4 Optional Minor to Include New Minor in Kinesiology

That §16.9.1.4 of the Undergraduate Calendar and Course Catalog be revised to include
the new minor in Kinesiology.

16.9.1.4         Optional Minor
Students may complete a minor in a subject other than, and distinct from their major.
The minor is a concentration of at least six courses in a discipline from any of the
Faculties of Science, Arts, or Fine Arts, or Kinesiology and Health Studies. The
specific courses required for a minor in a given discipline can be found under the relevant
departmental listing. Up to two courses that are required for completion of a major may
also be used in the minor. Consult with the Department Head or Associate Dean
(Academic) to discuss options.

For students completing a minor in Kinesiology: where there are less than 18.0
credit hours of open electives within the program, one KIN course meeting a minor
requirement may substitute for a ‘Science, Arts, or Fine Arts’ elective.

(end of Motion 13)

Rationale:
The minor in Kinesiology is relatively new, and so was not previously considered for
inclusion in Science programs. The requirements can be found in Section 14.9.1.5 in the
2012-2013 Undergraduate Calendar, but includes the following:

KIN 170 Lifestyle, Health and Wellness                                           3.0
5 additional KIN courses (or their KHS equivalent prior to                       3.0
201020)                                                                          3.0
(maximum of 6 additional credit hours at the 100-level which                     3.0
may include KHS 139, KHS 168AA, KHS 168AB – no other                             3.0
KHS courses are allowed)                                                         3.0
                                                           Total   18.0 credit hours
                                                                        APPENDIX II, Page 15
      Many science students have interests in Kinesiology, including our pre-professional
      students who often take courses in Anatomy and Physiology (KIN 260, 267 and 268). In
      the past, students have sought permission to complete the minor in Kinesiology
      alongside a B.Sc. This would formalize the process and remove the need for individual
      approval.

      Kinesiology courses may be used to meet ‘open elective’ options only. Most of the B.Sc.
      programs do not have 18.0 credit hours allotted to open electives. If we allow one
      ‘Science, Arts or Fine Arts elective’ to be used when necessary for purposes of
      completing the minor, many more science students will have the opportunity to complete
      the minor without taking courses extra to program.

      MOTION 14: Revision to Substitution Note in §16.18.2 of the Undergraduate Calendar
      and Course Catalog to Reflect Archiving of PHYS 129

      That the Substitution Note in §16.18.2 of the Undergraduate Calendar and Course
      Catalog be revised to reflect the archiving of PHYS 129.

      16.18.2 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

      The Department offers the following programs, described below:

       NOTE: PHYS 109 and 112, or PHYS 109 and 129 119 may be substituted for PHYS 111 and 112 in
       physics programs with the permission of the Department Head.


      (end of Motion 14)

      Rationale:
      Phys 129 is being archived, and will no longer be offered in future semesters.

1.6   Report from the Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Studies

      MOTION 15: Revisions to Membership for the Council Committee on Undergraduate
      Admissions and Studies

      That the membership of the Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and
      Studies (CCUAS) be revised as follows:

      Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Studies (CCUAS) – 2012/2013

      A.       Term of Office            3 years for elected members
               All members are expected to attend meetings
      B.       Membership
               Ex Officio (ex officio means “by virtue of one’s office”)
                       - Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs)
                       - University Secretary
                       - Registrar
                       - Director, Enrolment Services
               Standing (standing is used “wherever there is a choice”):
                       - the appropriate Associate or Assistant Dean (or designate) from
                            each undergraduate Faculty including: Arts, Business Administration
                            Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Fine Arts, Kinesiology
                            and Health Studies, Nursing, Science, and Social Work
                       - the Head of the Credit Studies Division or the Head of the Flexible
                            Learning Division from the Centre for Continuing Education (or
                            designate)
                       - 1 designate from each Federated College named by the Federated
                            College
                                                                                      APPENDIX II, Page 16
                               -    2 students selected by the Students’ Union from the student
                                    members of Council
                               -    3 elected members of Council recommended by the Nominating
                                    Committee of Council and approved by Executive of Council (One
                                    member will replaced each year and the member serving their in
                                    his/her third year of office will act as Chair. This member will also be
                                    a member of the Council Committee on Student Appeals.)

                       Observer:
                              - Representative from UR International

               C.      Terms of Reference
                       1)     To receive for information new, revised, and deleted undergraduate
                              courses. The Committee reserves the right to raise any such course to
                              the table for approval.
                       2)     To recommend proposals for new, revised, and deleted undergraduate
                              degree and non-degree programmes to Executive of Council bringing to
                              their attention those areas of concern bearing on academic policy. Such
                              programs if deemed to be “Major” will have first been vetted through a
                              letter of intent to be considered by the Planning and Priorities
                              Committee.
                       3)     To recommend proposals for new, revised, and deleted academic
                              policies and standards to Executive of Council.
                       4)     To recommend proposals for new, revised, and deleted standards for
                              undergraduate admission and graduation to Executive of Council.
                       5)     To advise the Registrar on matters relating to the content of the
                              Undergraduate Calendar bringing to attention those areas of concern
                              bearing on the representation of academic policy.

               (end of Motion 15)

               Rationale:
               The Chair of CCUAS has been named as a member of the Council Committee on
               Student Appeals but this has not been reflected in the CCUAS membership. This change
               is being recommended so that the role of Council members who are being appointed to
               this committee is clear.

               UR International is the primary office dealing with all the international student admissions.
               As such, it is important for the office to have direct and timely knowledge of changes to
               admission requirements discussed at CCUAS.




Prepared by:                        On behalf of:                        October 19, 2012
       Bev Liski,                          Allan Patenaude
       Registrar’s Office                  Chair
                                                                              APPENDIX III, Page 17




                FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH
              REPORT TO EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL, OCTOBER 31, 2012

              (From September 24, 2012 FGSR Faculty Council Meeting)

APPROVAL ITEMS FOR EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Faculty Council approved and presents to Executive of
Council for approval.

1.     FACULTY OF EDUCATION

       MOTION 1: Corrections to the Program Requirements for the Master of Human Resource
       Development

       THAT the corrections in the program requirements for the Master of Human Resource
       Development, as outlined below, be approved.

       New Program Details:
       New program description as it will appear in the FGSR Academic Calendar:

       Master of Human Resource Development (Thesis Route)
         EAHR 802 (3 credit hours)
         EAHR 850 or graduate-level research course in Education* (e.g. ED 800, ED 810, ED 815, or
          ED 816) (3 credit hours)
        Two One of EAHR 803, EAHR 810, EAHR 811, EAHR 821, EAHR 823, EAHR 824, EAHR
          870AA, EAHR 870AC, EAHR 870AD, ED 870AJ, or ED 870AP*. (3 credit hours)
        One EAHR 800-level elective* (3 credit hours)
        Graduate elective* (3 credit hours)
        ED 901 thesis (15 credit hours)
        Total 30 credit hours
       *Course selection in the MAED thesis route must be done in consultation with the thesis
       supervisor to ensure that courses meet the needs of the thesis research.

       Master of Human Resource Development (Project Route)
          EAHR 802 (3 credit hours)
          EAHR 850 or graduate-level research course in Education (e.g. ED 800, ED 810, ED 815, or
           ED 816) (3 credit hours)
          One of EAHR 803, EAHR 810, EAHR 811, EAHR 821, EAHR 823, EAHR 824, EAHR 870AA,
           EAHR 870AC, EAHR 870AD, ED 870AJ, or ED 870AP (3 credit hours)
          Three Two EAHR 800-level electives (6 credit hours)
          Two Three graduate electives (9 credit hours)
          ED 900 Project (6 credit hours)
          Total 30 credit hours

       Master of Human Resource Development (Course-Based Route)


          EAHR 802 (3 credit hours)
          EAHR 850 or graduate-level research course in Education (e.g. ED 800, ED 810, ED 815, or
           ED 816) (3 credit hours)
                                                                                  APPENDIX III, Page 18


        One of EAHR 803, EAHR 810, EAHR 811, EAHR 821, EAHR 823, EAHR 824, EAHR 870AA,
         EAHR 870AC, EAHR 870AD, ED 870AJ, or ED 870AP (3 credit hours)
      Five Four EAHR 800-level electives (12 credit hours)
      Two Three 800-level electives (9 credit hours)
      Total 30 credit hours
     Effective Term:
     201230

     (end of Motion 1)________________________________________________________________

     Rationale:
     In May 2012, the Faculty of Education proposed changes to the Master of Human Resource
     Development (and the Master of Adult Education). Unfortunately, the calendar description
     provided at that time for the Master of Human Resource Development contained errors. This
     motion seeks to correct those errors.


2.   FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

     For the Visual Arts MFA Program:

      MOTION 2: Inclusion of a Maximum of 3 Credit Hours of Senior Undergraduate Courses – MFA
      Degree Requirements (Visual Arts)

      THAT the inclusion, in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Supervisor(s)
      and Department Head, of a maximum of 3 credit hours of senior undergraduate courses (300-400
      level) in a discipline of direct relevance to the student’s program of study toward the MFA degree
      requirements, be approved.

     (end of Motion 2) _______________________________________________________________


     For the Media Production and Studies MFA and MA Programs:

     MOTION 3: Inclusion of a Maximum of 3 Credit Hours of Senior Undergraduate Courses – MFA
     Degree Requirements (Media Production and Studies MFA and MA)

     THAT the inclusion, in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the Supervisor(s)
     and the Department Head, of a maximum of 3 credit hours of senior undergraduate courses (300-
     400 level) in a discipline of direct relevance to the student’s program of study toward the MFA
     degree requirements be approved.

     (end of Motion 3)________________________________________________________________

     Rationale for motions 2 and 3:
     These motions bring the programs in Visual Arts and Media Production and Studies in line with
     the Interdisciplinary Studies programs in Fine Arts, which already allow this arrangement. It
     permits for situations where developing a Directed Studies graduate course is not appropriate
     due to lack of training in a discipline, but where a student’s thesis or project would benefit from a
     course of direct relevance.
                                                                          APPENDIX IV, Page 19

               REPORT TO EXECUTIVE OF COUNCIL MEETING
                           OCTOBER 31, 2012
                     FROM THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE
        ADVISORY GROUP ON PLANNING, EVALUATION AND ALLOCATION


ITEMS FOR INFORMATION


1. Current membership of AGPEA (see http://www.uregina.ca/presoff/provost/AGPEA.shtml)

       Co-chairs                                          Y Petry (E of C; Luther Arts)
       Provost & Vice-President (Academic)                H Ryan (E of C; Education)
       Vice-President (Administration)                    M Trussler (E of C; Arts)

       Ex officio                                         Appointed
       L Benedicenti (AVPA)                               R Arisnabarreta (GSA)
       B Christie (AVP Resource Planning)                 C Murphy (E of C; Library)
       R Kelln (Dean, FSGR)                               L Watson (E of C; Business)
       J McNinch (Deans’ Council)                         A Wee (E of C; Science)
                                                          M Young (URSU)
       Elected
       I Germani (E of C; Arts)                           Resource person
       A MacDonald (E of C; Campion Arts)                 L Stradeski (Financial Services)

2. Meetings of AGPEA since last Executive of Council meeting

At the time this report was prepared, AGPEA had met once, on 27 September, since the last
meeting of Executive of Council. AGPEA is scheduled to meet again on 25 October.

3. Items discussed

On 27 September, AGPEA discussed:
    the University’s 2013-14 Operations Forecast, available online on the University’s budget
       page, http://www.uregina.ca/orp/budget.shtml .
    the Academic Program Review, including an initial and hypothetical discussion of
       restructuring of departments and faculties
    the Phase II proposal for two new course-based MSc degree programs in mining and
       mineral exploration geology and petroleum geology.

4. Anticipated upcoming items

At upcoming meetings, AGPEA anticipates discussion of:
     the business case for the MSc programs in geology noted above
     the budget preparation process for the 2013-14 fiscal year
     the Academic Program Review and restructuring
     a professional master’s degree option in Journalism
     the University’s research enterprise with the Vice-President (Research)
     administrative unit reviews and their scheduling
     CCE’s Annual Report.


                                                                  Prepared by:
                                                                  Dr. Thomas Chase
                                                                  Co-Chair
                                                                  October 18, 2012
                                                                       APPENDIX V, Page 20


                                UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
                                  Executive of Council

Items for Decision


Subject:       Strategic Plan on Teaching and Learning


MOTION: Approval of the Strategic Plan on Teaching and Learning

That the Strategic Plan on Teaching and Learning included in the agenda be approved.

Rationale:
The Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning has been prepared through extensive
consultation as a means to provide a framework to formally recognize one of the three
pillars of the academic endeavor. If approved, the plan will support efforts to recognize,
define, document, and promote good teaching at the University of Regina.




                                                                    Date: 19 October 2012
                                                      Prepared By: Luigi Benedicenti, Chair
                             On Behalf of: University Committee on Teaching and Learning
                                                                             APPENDIX V, Page 21

  THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
                            September 2012

VISION

The University of Regina will become well known for the high quality of the undergraduate and
graduate student instruction that it offers. Our students will be engaged learners. Commitment
to teaching will be valued, respected, and rewarded as a form of professional growth and
advancement.

PREAMBLE

Teaching is one of the three pillars of the University of Regina’s mission. The University’s Strategic
Plan, mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People, Our Communities, makes several broad
commitments in the area of teaching and learning. The very first item in the plan calls for the
University to “[p]romote and reward the pursuit of excellence in teaching” and to “[m]ake the
University widely known for excellence in all its activities.” The first item in the mission statement of
the Plan is to “[p]rovide high quality, accessible education that prepares learners for productive and
creative lives.” The Plan also confirms that “[w]e value interaction between faculty members and
students as the fundamental activity of the academy[,] … acknowledge the diversity of learning styles
and needs of our students[,] … [and] aim to be accessible to all who can learn with us.”

This Strategic Plan for Teaching and Learning is intended to focus the efforts of the University
community in realizing these aspects of the University’s overall Strategic Plan and to benefit all of our
students individually and our society as a whole. The Plan is not designed to be prescriptive. The aim is
to provide a collegial framework within which members can decide for themselves how best to
enhance teaching and learning at the University of Regina.

The University already values good teaching. The principal obstacle to good teaching being properly
rewarded here is the same as in all other universities: the lack of agreed methods for objectively
documenting good teaching. The principal goal of this plan is to get all Faculties to develop
frameworks that will allow their members to provide that kind of documentation and so to obtain due
recognition for their good teaching.

We know that we cannot be all things to all people, but we also know that we can teach well
across all of our programs. It is our duty and responsibility to ensure that our students are well
taught and mentored. In an increasingly complex, fast-paced world, good teaching helps
students learn the timeless skills of thinking critically and living ethically. It is our goal to
support our faculty members in becoming good teachers and to build the University’s
reputation for outstanding teaching.
                                                                           APPENDIX V, Page 22

OBJECTIVES

   1. To ensure that good teaching, and the time, effort, and resources devoted to achieving
      good teaching, are given due recognition.
   2. To agree upon a definition of good teaching.
   3. To agree upon and establish measures for documenting good teaching, so that it can be
      recognized and appropriately rewarded.
   4. To agree upon and establish programs and services that will encourage and support
      members to enhance the quality of their teaching.

REWARDING GOOD TEACHING

Goal #1: to ensure that good teaching serves as a genuine asset in applications for tenure,
promotion, and merit

Corresponding Actions:

           a. Faculties will ensure that their criteria documents are very clear about how good
              teaching will be defined and how members can use high achievement in this
              area to build cases for tenure, promotion, and merit
           b. interested faculty members may negotiate individual agreements with their
              heads and deans to allocate more time and effort to their teaching, with an
              explicit understanding of how these activities will be recognized and rewarded in
              tenure and promotion processes

DEFINING GOOD TEACHING

Goal #1: to ensure that all Faculties agree upon a definition of what constitutes good teaching

Corresponding Actions:

           a. using the following draft definition as a template, Faculties will develop their
              own formal definitions of good teaching and incorporate the resulting definitions
              into their criteria documents

Template for a definition of good teaching

1. Good teaching:
   a. inspires students to be independent learners
   b. motivates students to fully comprehend important issues in their chosen subject(s) of
      study
   c. prepares students to critically evaluate and, when appropriate, assimilate new information
      and ideas
   d. visibly engages students in the subject and in the classroom
                                                                             APPENDIX V, Page 23

   e. develops more sophisticated minds in order to generate higher-level thoughts and actions
   f. enables students to build on and transfer learning from previous courses and to move
      quickly into areas of new related content
   g. enables students to creatively and critically apply problem-solving skills to address unique
      questions

2. In addition to being knowledgeable about their subject, good teachers:
    a. think critically about and reflect on their teaching practices and work continuously to
       improve them
    b. are well-prepared for their classes
    c. grade fairly and give prompt, constructive, and substantial feedback
    d. use class time efficiently to guide students to course learning objectives
    e. structure the teaching/learning environment to enhance the learning process
    f. exhibit flexibility, adjusting well to unexpected questions or new and changing
       circumstances in the classroom

3. Good teachers:
   a. have ambitious but reasonable expectations of their students, and communicate these
      clearly
   b. are approachable, both in the classroom and other appropriate settings (such as office
      hours)
   c. treat their students with respect
   d. recognize that students have differing strengths and weaknesses. When students are
      having difficulty grasping new ideas, good teachers adjust their teaching to accommodate
      and overcome these difficulties
   e. encourage interaction and cooperation among students

DOCUMENTING GOOD TEACHING

Goal #1: to agree upon and establish a protocol for faculty members to use in demonstrating
their teaching efforts and abilities to heads, peer-review committees, and deans

Corresponding Actions:

           a. Faculties will agree upon and set out multiple methods for their members to
              document the quality of their teaching in ways that will carry conviction with
              their heads, peers and deans. Such methods may include:
                  o formal course evaluation reports, in which other faculty members,
                      chosen for their objectivity (and at least one of them for knowledge of
                      the field), consult course syllabi (including past versions where available),
                      review grading practices, read a sample of assigned readings and
                      assignments, observe at least two classes – the choice of classroom
                      lectures will be at the member’s discretion, and interview students and
                      the faculty member, as appropriate
                                                                          APPENDIX V, Page 24

                  o written assessments provided by undergraduate students recognized
                      within the Faculty for their academic accomplishments
                  o statistical measures such as results of class-level student surveys
                      designed to indicate the degree of their engagement with the course
                      material
           b. Faculties will agree upon and set out multiple methods for their faculty members
              to demonstrate their commitment to becoming better teachers. Such methods
              may include:
                  o standardized forms for reporting the work that went into preparing a
                      course, the kinds of student assessment used, and the opportunities
                      provided for interaction between instructor and students
                  o publishing reports in journals related to higher education of novel or
                      interesting strategies for enhancing student learning outcomes
                  o presenting formal papers at conferences on the scholarship of teaching
                      and learning
                  o developing formal student learning outcomes for their courses and
                      building mechanisms for reliably assessing the extent to which these
                      outcomes have been achieved

SUPPORTING GOOD TEACHING

Goal #1: to assist faculty members to enhance their teaching skills

Corresponding Actions:

           a. departments are encouraged to develop effective assessment practices at the
              local level and to share those practices when appropriate
           b. deans will identify “Learning Leaders” in each Faculty who, with the support of
              the Centre for Teaching and Learning, will:
                  o develop and operate teaching programs for new instructors and any
                      others who want to participate
                  o help interested faculty to establish teaching development plans


Goal #2: to assist faculty members to develop new, or refresh existing, courses

Corresponding Actions:

           a. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will acquaint interested faculty members
              with pedagogical approaches and supporting technologies that can help them
              structure a more engaging learning experience for their students
           b. the Learning Leaders will provide support for faculty members interested in
              improving their course designs
                                                                           APPENDIX V, Page 25

Goal #3: to create at the University of Regina a culture of commitment to and high respect for
good teaching

Corresponding Actions:

           a. senior administrators will regularly declare and tangibly demonstrate that they
              place a very high value on good teaching
           b. the Provost’s Office will ensure that teaching successes are celebrated and
              showcased within the University community
           c. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will develop a mechanism for profiling
              good teaching to the community
           d. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will develop a comprehensive slate of
              teaching awards, along with clear eligibility and adjudication criteria
           e. the Awards Facilitator will assist University of Regina teaching award winners in
              applying for external teaching awards

Goal #4: to collect and regularly discuss information about which classroom-level strategies are
particularly successful in enhancing student learning outcomes

Corresponding Actions:

           a. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will annually implement tools such as the
              Collegiate Learning Assessment or the Classroom Survey of Student Engagement
              in classes with diverse pedagogical methods and learning outcomes
           b. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will discuss the results with the class
              instructors in order to identify how teaching strategies affect student learning
              outcomes
           c. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will share this information, with all
              identifying information removed, with Deans’ Council and in presentations to the
              general University community

Goal #5: to regularly measure and report the extent to which the University community
generally is engaging its students in the classroom

Corresponding Actions:

           a. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will ensure that the University participates
              annually in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and will share the
              results with all faculty members
           b. the Centre for Teaching and Learning will annually assemble randomly chosen
              student focus groups to discuss their learning experiences during the fall
              semester and identify any areas either of excellence or of concern; the
              anonymized results will be made available to all faculty members
                                                                         APPENDIX V, Page 26

          c. a University-wide committee of faculty members will review the resulting
             reports and recommend appropriate actions to Deans’ Council

Goal #6: to ensure that effective programs for the support of teaching receive core-budget
funding

Corresponding Action:

          a. deans will ensure that funds for teaching-related programs and funds for
             innovative teaching are included in proposals to the University budget
             committee
          b. every year the Associate VP (Academic), in consultation with deans and
             directors, will develop a proposal for funding teaching-related programs and
             present the proposal to the University budget committee

				
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