February 24, 2015 (Volume 43, Number 5)

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 7, 2014, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 2

43-02-017 Psychology, B.S., Add Option, Change Option Name, Penn State Erie

–Human Factors and Design Option (Add)

–Business Option to Workplace Industrial Organization Option

–General Option to Science Option

Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost January 20, 2015–effective Summer 2015

43-02-020 Hospitality Management, B.S., Add Option, Penn State Berks

–Entrepreneurship Option

Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost January 20, 2015–effective Summer 2015

43-02-021 Sociology, B.S., Add Options, Penn State Harrisburg

–General Sociology Option

–Community and Social Services Option

Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost January 20, 2015–effective Summer 2015

November 18, 2014, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 3

43-03-030 Humanities, B.A., New, Penn State Harrisburg – RETURN TO DEPARTMENT

43-03-031 Interdisciplinary Humanities, B.HUM., Drop, Penn State Harrisburg – RETURN TO DEPARTMENT

January 13, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 4

43-04-036 Chemistry Minor, Drop, Penn State Erie

Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost

43-04-042 Psychology, B.S., New IUG, Penn State Harrisburg

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 (814-863-1202) on or before March 26, 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

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, B.S., Add Option, Education

–Mathematics Education 4-8

Interdisciplinary Humanities, I.Hum., Name Change, Penn State Harrisburg

–Humanities

Korean Language Minor, New, Liberal Arts

Mechatronics Minor, New, Penn State Harrisburg

Mechatronics Technology Minor, New, Penn State Harrisburg

Plant Sciences, B.S., Add Option, Agricultural Sciences

–Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Option

Residential Construction Minor, New, Engineering

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

Agricultural and Extension Education, B.S., Drop Option, Agricultural Sciences

–Leadership Development and Communication Option

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

Energy, Environment and Mineral Economics Minor, January 20, 2015, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is authorized to phase out the minor–effective Spring 2015.

Health Policy and Administration, B.S., February 13, 2015, College of Health and Human Development is authorized to deliver the program through World Campus–effective Fall 2015.

Human Development and Family Studies Minor, February 13, 2015, College of Health and Human Development is authorized to deliver the minor through World Campus–effective Summer 2015.

Rehabilitation and Human Services, B.S., February 2, 2015, Penn State Berks is authorized to offer the program–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 (2014-2015)

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, Medicine

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

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