November 18, 2014 (Volume 43, Number 3)

 

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
43-02-001 Agricultural Business, A.S., Drop, Agricultural Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 8, 2014–effective Spring 2015
43-02-002 Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Minor, Drop, Agricultural Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 8, 2014–effective Spring 2015
43-02-003 Wood Products Marketing Minor, Drop, Agricultural Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 8, 2014–effective Spring 2015
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
43-02-071 American Studies Minor, Drop, University College
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 8, 2014–effective Spring 2015
43-02-072 Building Engineering Technology, AENGT, Drop, University College
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 8, 2014–effective Spring 2015

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 December 18, 2014. 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
Humanities, B.A., New, Penn State Harrisburg

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out
Interdisciplinary Humanities, B.HUM., Drop, Penn State Harrisburg

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Energy Business and Finance Minor, October 27, 2014, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is authorized to deliver the program through World Campus–effective Spring 2015.

Note: For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.), visit the Senate’s curriculum page.

Curriculum Deadlines


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


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