August 19, 2014 (Volume 43, Number 1)

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.

April 8, 2014, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLII, Number 6

42-06-024 Management, B.S, Add Concentration, Drop Concentration, Change name of Concentration, Business
Organizational Leadership Concentration (Add)
Entrepreneurship Concentration (Drop)
Human Resources Management Concentration to Human Capital Management Concentration
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 13, 2014–effective Fall 2014

42-06-077 German, B.A., Drop Options, Liberal Arts
German Studies Option
German Literature Option
Teaching Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 9, 2014–effective Fall 2014

42-06-078 Medieval Studies Minor, Add, Liberal Arts
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 17, 2014–effective Fall 2014

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 September 18, 2014. 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
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, B.S., New, Business
Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.A., Name Change, Liberal Arts
Labor and Employment Relations
Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.S., Name Change, Liberal Arts
Labor and Employment Relations

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out
Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics Minor, Drop, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Kinesiology, B.S., Drop Option, Health and Human Development
Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
Science, Society and the Environment of Africa Minor, Drop, Earth and Mineral Sciences

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Arts Administration, B.A., June 17, 2014, Penn State Lehigh Valley is authorized to deliver the Digital Media option. This program is currently offered at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College–effective Fall Semester 2014.
Corporate Communications, B.A., June 17, 2014, Penn State Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Worthington Scranton are authorized to deliver the program through a consortium–effective Fall Semester 2014.
Criminal Justice Minor, June 17, 2014, Penn State Harrisburg is authorized to deliver the Criminal Justice Minor through the World Campus–effective Fall Semester 2014.
Hospitality Management, B.S., June 17, 2014, Penn State Berks is authorized to offer the program–effective Fall Semester 2015.
Rehabilitation and Human Services, B.S., July 28, 2014, Penn State Abington is authorized to offer the program–effective Fall Semester 2014.
Rehabilitation and Human Services, B.S., July 28, 2014, Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Wilkes-Barre are authorized to deliver the program as a consortium through University College–effective Fall Semester 2014.
Supply Chain and Information Systems Minor, July 31, 2014, College of Business is authorized to deliver the program through the World campus–effective Fall Semester 2014.

Note: For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.), visit the Senate’s curriculum page.

Curricular Deadlines


Table of Contents

Appendices

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer


SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS

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, Brandywine
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