Appendix K

12/5/17

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS, RECORDS, SCHEDULING, AND STUDENT AID

Update on Bulletins

(Informational)

In 2018, the University Bulletins web-based interface will be replaced with CourseLeaf Catalog, an academic catalog management system solution that will improve the accuracy, functionality, and maintenance capabilities of the degree-program bulletins. The initiative has made significant progress through the work of the Bulletins Steering Committee and Implementation Team by completing the following milestones: web architecture confirmation, user-interface and design direction, and establishment of a review and content gathering process for Bulletins information. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Alan Rieck, assistant vice president and assistant dean for Undergraduate Education, and Robert Kubat, assistant vice president for Undergraduate Education and the university registrar, with faculty and staff representatives from across the University.

In the next few weeks, the project will enter a content gathering phase when members of the Bulletins Implementation team will reach out to designated college representatives to discuss new content needs that are independent of Faculty Senate approval. New content areas are designed to create consistency across the Bulletins and improve the ease with which students can understand and navigate University resources, policies, and academic requirements.

A project website has been established to update the Penn State community with current news and project information. Please visit the project website to learn more.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS, RECORDS, SCHEDULING, AND STUDENT AID

  • Steven Andelin
  • Clark Brigger
  • Wei-fan Chen
  • Anna Griswold
  • Harold Hayford, Vice Chair
  • James Japp
  • Robert Kubat
  • Maura Shea
  • Shuang Shen
  • Jake Springer
  • Darryl Thomas
  • Mary Beth Williams, Chair
  • Douglas Wolfe