April 12, 2011

Volume XXXIX - Number 6

 

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.

January 11, 2011, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIX, Number 4
39-04-254 Chemical Engineering, B.S., Add new option, Engineering
--Research Intensive Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost February 22, 2011--effective Summer Session

February 22, 2011, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIX, Number 5
39-05-011 Insurance Minor
, Drop, Business
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
39-05-014 Real Estate Minor, Drop, Business
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
39-05-015 Risk Management, B.S., New, Business
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
39-05-065A Geophysics Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
39-05-115 Arabic Language Minor,
New, Liberal Arts
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
39-05-117 French and Francophone Studies, B.A., Add new option, Liberal Arts
--Language and Linguistics Option
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 (863-1202) on or before May 12, 2011. A copy of any written objection sent to the Committee must also be sent to the college representative of the sponsoring college. 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
Homeland Security Minor, New, Harrisburg
Media Studies, B.A., Drop of option; Change name of option, Communications
--Drop Media Law and Policy Option
--Change name of option from General to Society and Culture Option
Surveying Technology, AENGT, Name Change, Engineering
--Change name from Surveying Technology to Surveying Engineering Technology
Sustainability Leadership Minor, New, Intercollege

Academic Programs [Majors/Minors] Phase-Out

Law and Liberal Arts Minor, Drop, Liberal Arts
Community and Economic Development, M.S., Drop, Agricultural Sciences
Oil and Gas Engineering Management, M.Eng., Drop, Earth and Mineral Sciences

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Information Sciences and Technology, A.S., February 18, 2011, the "extended status" will be terminated and replaced with "shared program" status at Penn State Beaver, Berks, DuBois, Fayette, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton, York-- effective Summer Session 2011
Information Sciences and Technology, B.S., February 9, 2011, the "extended program" status will be terminated and replaced with "shared program" status at Penn State Abington, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and York--effective Summer Session 2011
Information Sciences and Technology Minor, February 9, 2011, the "extended status" will be terminated and replaced with "shared program" status at Penn State Abington, Berks, Harrisburg, Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton and York--effective Summer Session 2011
Security and Risk Analysis, B.S., February 9, 2011, the "extended status" will be terminated and replaced with "shared program" status at Penn State Altoona, Berks, Harrisburg--effective Summer Session 2011
Security and Risk Analysis Minor, February 9, 2011, the "extended status" will be terminated and replaced with "shared program" status at Penn State Beaver, Berks, Mont Alto, New Kensington, and Worthington Scranton--effective Summer Session 2011

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 (2010-2011)

David M. Babb, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Paul E. Barney, Erie
Jeremy Cohen, Resource, Undergraduate Education
John N. Coupland, Agricultural Sciences
Frederico Fonseca, Resource, ACUE
Dennis L. Gingrich, Medicine
Michel M. Haigh, Communications
Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar
Harold Hayford, Altoona
Sally A. Heffentreyer, Resource, University Publications
Linda C. Higginson, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Patricia M. Hinchey, University College, Worthington Scranton
Ellen A. Knodt, Abington
David J. Myers, Liberal Arts
Karthik Namasivayam, Health and Human Development
Robert A. Novack, Business
Steven A. Peterson, Harrisburg
Irene J. Petrick, Information Sciences and Technology
Wil L. Santivasi, (Student) Science
Karla Schmit, Resource, Libraries
Robert D. Shannon, Chair, Agricultural Sciences
Margaret J. Slattery, Engineering
David B. Stambler, Arts and Architecture
Antoine D. Tate, (Student) Harrisburg
Peggy N. Van Meter, Vice Chair, Education
William C. Waterhouse, Science
Robert A. Zambanini, Berks

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)
Abington College (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
Nursing, School of (No proposals submitted)
Science, Eberly College of
University College

APPENDIX B

Graduate
International Affairs, School of (No proposals submitted)
Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Credit Certificate Programs (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX C

Medicine, College of

APPENDIX D

Law, Dickinson School of

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER

SUMMARY - UNDERGRADUATE FIVE-YEAR DROPS

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CURRICULUM DEADLINES

2010-2011

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given--as a one-semester offering--using one of the following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K)*

All requests for special titles should be submitted to the Senate Office, e-mail ID univfs@psu.edu four (4) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2011 and Fall Semester 2011 - February 1, 2011

Spring Semester 2011 - August 10, 2010

Summer Session 2012 and Fall Semester 2012 - January 31, 2012

US/IL and Writing-Intensive Course Proposals
All requests for one-semester US/IL and Writing course offerings should be submitted to the Senate Office six (6) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2011 and Fall Semester 2011 - January 11, 2011

Spring Semester 2011 - July 27, 2010

Summer Session 2012 and Fall Semester 2012 - January 17, 2012

Senate Curriculum Report Schedule

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Academic Year 2010-2011

Proposal Due Date Report Publication Date SCCA Meeting Date
August 4, 2010
September 10, 2010
October 29, 2010
December 15, 2010
February 4, 2011
March 25, 2011
May 27, 2011
for the August 24, 2010 Issue
for the September 28, 2010 Issue
for the November 9, 2010 Issue
for the January 11, 2011 Issue
for the February 22, 2011 Issue
for the April 12, 2011 Issue
August 31, 2010
October 19, 2010
December 7, 2010
January 25, 2011
March 15, 2011
April 28, 2011

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*The following alpha letters have been reserved for identifying special types of courses:

A-G,I,K - special topics courses
H - honors courses or sections
J - individualized instruction courses
L,P,R - lecture, practicum (or laboratory), recitation sections
M - honors and writing intensive courses
S - First-Year Seminar courses
T - honors and first-year seminar courses
U - United States cultures and/or international cultures and honors courses
W - writing intensive courses
X - First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y - United States cultures and/or international cultures and writing courses


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