April 14, 2015 (Volume 43, Number 6)

SENATE CURRICULUM REPORT

TO: All Senators, Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, Deans, Chancellors, Heads of Departments (Programs, Divisions, Intercollege Programs), Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education, and Graduate Council Committee on Programs and Courses.

I. OLD BUSINESS

Questions concerning items that have been held must be resolved within a 90-day period following the approval date of the Senate Curriculum Report. The proposals will be returned to the presenting departments if the hold is not resolved by the end of the 90-day period unless an extension of the hold is granted by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs.

 

November 18, 2014, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 3

43-03-030 Humanities, B.A., New, Penn State Harrisburg – RETURN TO DEPARTMENT

43-03-031 Interdisciplinary Humanities, B.HUM., Drop, Penn State Harrisburg – RETURN TO DEPARTMENT

January 13, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 4

43-04-036 Chemistry Minor, Drop, Penn State Erie
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-04-042 Psychology, B.S., New IUG, Penn State Harrisburg
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost April 2, 2015-effective Summer 2015

February 24, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 5

43-05-002 Agricultural and Extension Education, Drop Option, Agricultural Sciences
–Leadership Development and Communication Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost April 10, 2015-effective Summer 2015

43-05-003 Plant Sciences, B.S., New Option, Agricultural Sciences
–Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Option
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-026 Interdisciplinary Humanities, B.A., Name Change, Capital
–Interdisciplinary Humanities to HumanitiesApproved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-027 Mechatronics Minor, New, Capital
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-028 Mechatronics Technology Minor, New, Capital
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-031 Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, New Option, Education
–Mathematics Education 4-8 Option
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-036 Residential Construction Minor, New, Engineering
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-05-055 Korean Language Minor, New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

II. NEW BUSINESS

The Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs is considering the attached proposals. New majors, options, and minors become effective following the approval of the Executive Vice President and Provost. New courses and courses being dropped become effective the first semester following the approval of this Report unless otherwise specified. Changes in existing course offerings will become effective the date of the first published Schedule of Courses listing the changed course, unless written objection is received at the Senate Office, 101 Kern Graduate Building (814-863-1202) on or before May 14, 2015. A copy of any written objection sent to the Senate Office must also be sent to the college/campus representative of the sponsoring unit. Senate Office staff will communicate the objection to the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs. Any item to which written objection is made will be reconsidered by the appropriate committee and may be delayed for scheduling.

New Programs: Majors, Options, and Minors

Digital Media, Arts, and Technology, B.A., New, Penn State Behrend

Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor, New, Intercollege

Global and International Studies, B.A., New, Liberal Arts

Global and International Studies, B.S., New, Liberal Arts

Integrated Social Sciences, B.S., New, Liberal Arts

Political Science, B.S., New, Liberal Arts

Social Data Analytics, B.S., New, Liberal Arts

Accounting, M.P.A., New, Capital

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out

Applied Behavioral Science, B.S., Drop, Penn State Harrisburg

Energy Business and Finance, B.S., Drop Option, Earth and Mineral Sciences
–Energy Systems Option

Nursing, A.S., Drop, School of Nursing

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University

Accounting, B.S., April 2, 2015, Penn State Abington is authorized to offer the program-effective Fall 2015.

Psychology B.A., April 2, 2015, Penn State Worthington Scranton is authorized to offer the program-effective Fall 2015.

Psychology B.S., April 2, 2015, Penn State Worthington Scranton is authorized to offer the program-effective Fall 2015.

For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.), visit the Senate’s curriculum page at http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum.asp.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS (2014-2015)

Sydney S. Aboul-Hosn, Liberal Arts

John B. Asbury, Science

Asad Azemi, Brandywine

Michael Bartolacci, Berks

Raymonde Brown, Nursing

Nancy J. Butkovich, Resource, Libraries

William S. Carlsen, Education

David Christiansen, Resource, ACUE

Michele Duffey, Health and Human Development

Calvin M. Eberle, Student, Earth and Mineral Sciences

Jacqueline Edmondson, Resource, Undergraduate Education

Marc A. Friedenberg, Information Sciences and Technology

Michel M. Haigh, Vice-Chair, Communications

Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar

Harold Hayford, Altoona

Sally A. Heffentreyer, Resource, University Relations

James Jaap, Greater Allegheny

Timothy Lawlor, Medicine

Judith Ozment, Chair, Abington

Timothy W. Palmer, Medicine

Lisa L. Posey, Business

John D. Potochny, Medicine

Noel A. Purcell, Student, Business

Ljubisa Radovic, Earth and Mineral Sciences

Joan M. Redwing, Resource, Graduate School

Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies

Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences

Keith D. Shapiro, Arts and Architecture

Margaret J. Slattery, Engineering

Rodney Troester, Erie

Matthew T. Wilson, Harrisburg

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)

APPENDIX B

  • Graduate
  • International Affairs, School of (No proposals submitted)
  • Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Credit Certificate Programs (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX C

APPENDIX D

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer