February 20, 2018 (Volume 46, Number 5)


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.


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 14, 2017, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 46, Number 3
46-03-006A Information Systems, B.S., Capital College
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost November 16, 2017 – effective Summer 2018
46-03-033 Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, College of Health and Human Development
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost November 16, 2017 – effective Summer 2018
46-03-040 Anthropological Science, College of the Liberal Arts
Approved by Executive Vice President and Provost November 16, 2017 – effective Summer 2018


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 March 15, 2018. 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

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.


Jeffrey Adams, Resource
Michael Bartolacci, Berks
Arthur Berg, Medicine
Laurie Breakey, DuBois
David Christiansen, Resource, ACUE
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Communications
Angela R. Davis, Resource, Libraries
Michele Duffey, Chair, Health and Human Development
Marc A. Friedenberg, Information Sciences and Technology
Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar
Rachel Harrison, Student
Kathleen Heid, Graduate School Representative
Sharon Holt, Abington
Kenneth C. Keiler, Science
Suzanna Linn, Co-Vice-Chair, Liberal Arts
Barbara Masi, Resource
Laura McKinney, Student
Robert Melton, Engineering
Mari Pierce, Beaver
Julia D. Plummer, Education
Lisa L. Posey, Business
Ljubisa Radovic, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Angela Rothrock, Arts and Architecture
Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Richard Singer, Altoona
Margaret Slattery, Resource
Jennifer Sliko, Harrisburg
Melissa Snyder, Nursing
Evelyn Thomchick, Business
Rodney Troester, Erie
Matthew Wilson, Co-Vice Chair, Harrisburg



APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)


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



  • Dickinson Law
  • Penn State Law

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer