April 5, 2016 (Volume 44, 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.

October 13, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 44, Number 2

44-02-038 Data Sciences, B.S., New, College of Engineering, College of Information Sciences and Technology, and Eberly College of Science
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost March 3, 2016–effective Summer 2016
44-02-014 Digital Media Trends and Analytics Minor, College of Communications, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost March 3, 2016–effective Summer 2016

November 17, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 44, Number 3

44-03-001  Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences – Returned to Department
44-03-043 Kinesiology, B.S., Change, College of Health and Human Development
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost March 3, 2016–effective Fall 2016

January 12, 2016, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 44, Number 4

44-04-005 Global Language and Culture Minor, New, Penn State Altoona
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-007 Graphic Design Minor, New, College of Arts and Architecture
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-011A Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, A.S., Drop, College of Health and Human Development
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-017 Energy and Sustainability Policy, B.S., New, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences – Returned to Department
44-04-018 Energy and Sustainability Policy, B.A., Change, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences – Returned to Department
44-04-019A Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor, Drop, College of Engineering
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-020 Information Sciences and Technology, B.S., New, IUG, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-021 Security and Risk Analysis, B.S., New IUG, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
44-04-086 Materials Engineering Technology, A.Eng., Drop, University College
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 (814-863-0996) on or before May 5, 2016. 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 Multimedia Design, B. Des., Arts and Architecture
Energy and Sustainability Policy, B. S. Earth and Mineral Sciences
Integrated B.A. Asian Studies/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts
Integrated B.A. Chinese/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts
Integrated B.A. German/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts
Integrated B.S. German/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts
Integrated B.A. Japanese/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts
Portuguese Minor, Liberal Arts
Russian Minor, Liberal Arts
Integrated B.A. Russian/M.I.A. International Affairs, Liberal Arts

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out
Women’s Studies Minor, Penn State Harrisburg

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

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 (2015-2016)

Asad Azemi, Vice Chair, Brandywine
Michael Bartolacci, Berks
Arthur S. Berg, Medicine
Raymonde Brown, Nursing
David Christiansen, Resource, ACUE
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Communications
Michele Duffey, Health and Human Development
Jacqueline Edmondson, Resource, Undergraduate Education
Andris Freivalds, Graduate Council Representative
Marc A. Friedenberg, Information Sciences and Technology
Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar
Sally A. Heffentreyer, Resource, University Relations
James Jaap, Greater Allegheny
Kenneth C. Keiler, Science
William C. Kenyon, Arts and Architecture
Timothy Lawlor, Medicine
Suzanna Linn, Liberal Arts
Eric Oh, Student
Judith Ozment, Abington
Timothy W. Palmer, Medicine
Julia D. Plummer, Education
Lisa L. Posey, Business
John Potochny, Medicine
Ljubisa Radovic, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Christina Ricketts, Student
Emily Rimland, Resource, Libraries
Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Keith D. Shapiro, Arts and Architecture
Richard Singer, Altoona
Margaret J. Slattery, Chair, Engineering
Rodney Troester, Erie
Matthew T. Wilson, Harrisburg

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

APPENDIX D

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer