August 25, 2015 (Volume 44, 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 14, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 643-06-024 Digital Media, Arts, and Technology, B.A., New, Penn State Behrend
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-076A Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor, New, Intercollege
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-097 Global and International Studies, B.A., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-03-098 Global and International Studies, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-099 Integrated Social Sciences, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Spring 2016
43-06-100 Political Science, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-102 Social Data Analytics, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-142A Accounting, M.P.A., New, Capital
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-032 Applied Behavioral Science, B.S., Drop, Penn State Harrisburg
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-06-056 Energy Business and Finance, B.S., Drop Option, Earth and Mineral Sciences
–Energy Systems Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 29, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-06-133 Nursing, A.S., Drop, School of Nursing
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 21, 2015-effective Summer 2017

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 24, 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
Labor and Employment Relations, A.S., New, Liberal Arts
Civil Engineering, B.S./M. Eng. Environmental Engineering, New, Capital
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor, Add Cluster, Intercollege
Arts Cluster

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

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Business, B.S., August 12, 2015, University College is authorized to deliver the Entrepreneurship option through World Campus- effective Fall 2015
Letters, Arts, and Sciences, A.S., August 12, 2015, Penn State York is authorized to discontinue – effective Fall 2015
Letters, Arts, and Sciences, B.A. August 12, 2015, Penn State York is authorized to discontinue – effective Fall 2015
Corporate Communication, B.A. August 12, 2015, Penn State Fayette is authorized to deliver – effective Fall 2015
Marketing, B.S. August 12, 2015, Penn State Harrisburg is authorized to deliver through World Campus – effective Fall 2015
Kinesiology, B.S. August 12, 2015, Penn State Harrisburg is authorized to deliver the Exercise Science option currently offered at Penn State Berks – effective Fall 2016
Business Minor, August 12, 2015, University College is authorized to deliver through World Campus – 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 (2015-2016)

Asad Azemi, Brandywine
Michael Bartolacci, Berks
Arthur S. Berg, Medicine
Raymonde Brown, Nursing
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Communications
David Christiansen, Resource, ACUE
Michele Duffey, 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
James Jaap, Greater Allegheny
Kenneth C. Keiler, Science
William C. Kenyon, Arts and Architecture
Timothy Lawlor, Medicine
Suzanna Linn, Liberal Arts
Judith Ozment, Chair, Abington
Timothy W. Palmer, Medicine
Julia D. Plummer, Education
Lisa L. Posey, Business
Ljubisa Radovic, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Keith D. Shapiro, Arts and Architecture
Richard Singer, Altoona
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