January 13, 2015 (Volume 43, Number 4)

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 academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-02-020 Hospitality Management, B.S., Add Option, Penn State Berks
–Entrepreneurship Option
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-02-021 Sociology, B.S., Add Options, Penn State Harrisburg
–General Sociology Option
–Community and Social Services Option
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-02-022 Energy Business and Finance, B.S., Drop Option, Earth and Mineral Sciences
— Geographic Information Systems Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 12, 2014–effective Summer 2015
43-02-030 Jewish Studies, B.A., Drop Options, Liberal Arts
–Culture and Language Option
–Interdisciplinary Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost December 12, 2014–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

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 February 12, 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

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out
Chemistry Minor, Drop, Penn State Erie

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Biology, B.S., Penn State Schuylkill is authorized to deliver the program with the General Biology Option-effective Summer 2015.
Chemistry Minor, Penn State Altoona is authorized to discontinue delivering the Chemistry Minor (CHMAL). Penn State Altoona will deliver the Chemistry Minor offered by the Eberly College of Science-effective Spring 2015.
Health Policy and Administration, B.S., Penn State Lehigh Valley is authorized to deliver program-effective Summer 2015.
Marketing Minor, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is authorized to offer the Marketing Minor (MRKTG) delivered through World Campus-effective Summer 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