October 7, 2014 (Volume 43, Number 2)

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.

August 19, 2014, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XLIII, Number 1
43-01-022 Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, B.S., New, Business
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 2, 2014–effective Spring 2015
43-01-024 Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics Minor, Drop, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
43-01-048 Kinesiology, B.S., Drop Option, Health and Human Development
–Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 2, 2014–effective Summer 2015
43-01-069 Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.A., Name Change, Liberal Arts
–Labor and Employment Relations
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 2, 2014–effective Spring 2015
43-01-070 Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.S., Name Change, Liberal Arts
–Labor and Employment Relations
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 2, 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 November 6, 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
Hospitality Management, B.S., Add Option, Penn State Berks
–Entrepreneurship Option
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
Sociology, B.S., Add Options, Penn State Harrisburg
–General Sociology Option
–Community and Social Services Option

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out
Agricultural Business, A.S., Drop, Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Minor, Drop, Agricultural Sciences
American Studies Minor, Drop, University College
Building Engineering Technology, AENGT, Drop, University College
Energy Business and Finance, B.S., Drop Option, Earth and Mineral Sciences
— Geographic Information Systems Option
Jewish Studies, B.A., Drop Options, Liberal Arts
–Culture and Language Option
–Interdisciplinary Option
Wood Products Marketing Minor, Drop, Agricultural Sciences

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Administration of Justice, B.A., September 5, 2014, Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Wilkes-Barre are authorized to deliver the program as a consortium through University College–effective Spring 2015.
Administration of Justice, B.S., September 5, 2014, Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Wilkes-Barre are authorized to deliver the program as a consortium through University College–effective Spring 2015.
Biology, B.S., September 5, 2014, Penn State Harrisburg and Penn State York are authorized to deliver the program with options in General Biology and Genetics and Developmental Biology as a consortium–effective Spring 2015.
Business, B.S., September 5, 2014, Penn State York is authorized to deliver the Accounting option. This option is currently offered by Penn State Abington, Altoona, and Berks, and by University College at Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, and Worthington Scranton and through consortia at Hazleton, Schuylkill and Wilkes-Barre–effective Spring 2015.
Geography Minor, September 25, 2014, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is authorized to deliver the program through World Campus–effective Spring 2015.
Organizational Leadership, B.S., September 10, 2014, Penn State Altoona is authorized to discontinue delivering the program. This program will continue to be offered by Penn State Berks, the University College at Penn State New Kensington, and College of the Liberal Arts via World Campus and Continuing Education–effective Spring 2015.

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

Curricular 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