June 30, 2015 (Volume 43, Number 7)

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.

February 24, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 5

43-05-002 Agricultural and Extension Education, Drop Option, Agricultural Sciences
–Leadership Development and Communication Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 8, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-05-003 Plant Sciences, Add Option, Agricultural Sciences
-Plant Genetics and Biotechnology Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-05-026 Interdisciplinary Humanities, B.A., Name Change, Capital
–Interdisciplinary Humanities to Humanities,
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-05-027 Mechatronics Minor, New, Capital
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-05-028 Mechatronics Technology Minor, New, Capital
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Fall 2015
43-05-031 Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, New Option, Education
–Mathematics Education 4-8 Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-05-036 Residential Construction Minor, New, Engineering
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Summer 2015
43-05-055 Korean Language Minor, New, Liberal Arts
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost May 13, 2015-effective Summer 2015

April 14, 2015, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 6

43-06-024 Digital Media, Arts, and Technology, B.A., New, Penn State Behrend
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-076A Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor, New, Intercollege
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-097 Global and International Studies, B.A., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-03-098 Global and International Studies, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-099 Integrated Social Sciences, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-100 Political Science, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-06-102 Social Data Analytics, B.S., New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
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
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

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 May 14, 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

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

Accoutning, B.S., April 29, 2015, Penn State Harrisburg is authorized to offer the program through World Campus-effective Fall 2015
Entrepreneurship Minor, April 29, 2015, Penn State Altoona is authorized to deliver the minor through World Campus-effective Fall 2015

Psychology B.A.
, April 29, 2015, Penn State York is authorized to offer the program-effective
Fall 2015.Psychology B.S., April 29, 2015, Penn State York 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)

  • Abington, College of (No proposals submitted)
  • Agricultural Sciences, College of
  • Altoona College
  • Arts and Architecture, College of
  • Behrend College
  • Berks College (No proposals submitted)
  • Business, Smeal College of
  • Capital College
  • Communications, College of
  • Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of
  • Education, College of
  • Engineering, College of
  • Health and Human Development, College of
  • Information Sciences and Technology, College of
  • Intercollege Programs
  • Law, Dickinson School of (No proposals submitted)
  • Liberal Arts, College of the
  • Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)
  • Nursing, School of
  • Science, Eberly College of
  • University College (No proposals submitted)

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