August 23, 2016 (Volume 45, 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 5, 2016, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 44, Number 6

44-06-019 Digital Multimedia Design, B. Des., New, College of Arts and Architecture
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-030A Project and Supply Chain Management Minor, New, Penn State Erie
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-030 Management Information Systems, B.S., New Option in Data Analyst, Penn State Erie
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-033A Women’s Studies Minor, Drop, Capital College
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-034 Energy and Sustainability Policy, B.S., New, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-041 Asian Studies, B.A.,  New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-042 Chinese,  B.A., New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-043 Communication Arts and Sciences, B.S., New, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-044 German, B.A., New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-045 German, B.S., New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-046 Japanese, B.A., New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-047 Portuguese Minor, New, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016
44-06-049 Russian, B.A., New IUG, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost July 29, 2016 – effective Fall 2016

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 September 22, 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
New Integrated B.S. in Biology and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Science
New Integrated B.S. in Chemistry and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Science
New Crime, Law, and Psychology Minor, Erie
New Integrated B.S. in Mathematics and M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Science
New B.S. in Middle Level Education, Education
New B.A. in Organizational and Professional Communication, Liberal Arts
New B.S. in Organizational and Professional Communication, Liberal Arts
New Integrated B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations, Liberal Arts

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

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)

Andrew Ahr, Arts and Architecture
Asad Azemi, Brandywine
Michael Bartolacci, Berks
Raymonde Brown, Nursing
David Christiansen, Resource, ACUE
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Communications
Angela R. Davis, Resource, Libraries
Michele Duffey, Chair, Health and Human Development
Jacqueline Edmondson, Resource, Undergraduate Education
Marc A. Friedenberg, Information Sciences and Technology
Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar
Sally A. Heffentreyer, Resource, University Relations
Kathleen Heid, Graduate School Representative
James Jaap, Co-Vice-Chair, Greater Allegheny
Paul Kalapos, Medicine
Lawrence Kass, Medicine
Kenneth C. Keiler, Science
William C. Kenyon, Arts and Architecture
Suzanna Linn, Co-Vice-Chair, Liberal Arts
Robert Melton, Engineering
Jennifer Meyer, Harrisburg
Judith Ozment, Abington
Timothy W. Palmer, Medicine
Mari Pierce, Beaver
Julia D. Plummer, Education
Lisa L. Posey, Business
Felisa Preciado, Business
Ljubisa Radovic, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Richard Singer, Altoona
Rodney Troester, Erie

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

  • Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX D

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer