Meeting Agendas

Curricular Affairs


October 23, 2018 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Bulletin/CIM update
    3. Other announcements
  2. Review and approve minutes from September 18, 2018 meeting; minutes posted on Box site
  3. Early discussion of PSU vision for programs in 2025 – Jeff Adams (20 minutes)
  4. Gen Ed Recertification Update
    1. Addition of x-lists to tracking
    2. Report updated numbers/ progress to ACUE
  5. US/IL Recertification
    1. Discuss timing to allow units to continue current focus on Gen Ed
  6. Subcommittee work needs:
    1. All – please continually visit subcommittee groups
    2. BA Subcommittee: discuss BA relevance in light of new Gen Ed; should we consider proposing a change in defining BA; if so, what information to seek next
    3. R&T Subcommittee: discuss handling AP seminar and research course exams
  7. Program name change (on Box) (10 minutes)
    1. Split Department of Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering to two separate departments: Department of Nuclear Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering
    2. discussion for consultation to be returned to Senate Council
  8. 5 Year Course Drops Update
  9. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.
  10. Subcommittee discussions (as needed)

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September 18, 2018 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Bulletin/CIM update
    3. Gen Ed Assessment update
  • Review and approve minutes from July 11, 2018 meeting; minutes posted on Box sit
  • Charges for SCCA in 2018-2019 (20 minutes)
    1. Consult with Undergraduate Education & ARSSA:
      1. Confirm/review increasingly high number C or better required courses
      2. Confirm/review increasingly high number of grade changes
    2. Pursue US/IL recertification
    3. Discuss BA relevance now that Gen Ed encompasses most pieces except language
    4. Monitor CIM system
    5. Consult with Planning committee regarding semester roll dates (expense/issues to move role; optimizer run times and time to return to departments)
    6. Memo detailing Bulletin clean-up work
    7. Respond to questions regarding streamlining minor changes
    8. Consider Summer Meeting in 2019
    9. Consider information on pre-req checks (with ARSSA)
  • General Education Progress (10 minutes)
    1. informed ACUE
    2. share recerts to date including Int Sudies progress
  • Subcommittee work (15 minutes)
    1. duties
    2. plan subcommittee work (deadlines)
  • Program name change – vote (on Box)
    1. Change program in Public Policy to School of Public Policy
  • Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.
  • Subcommittee discussions (as needed)

Thank you for your service on SCCA.  We will meet again on October 23, 2018 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.
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April 24, 2018 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. General education recertification progress (progress; linked courses)
  2. Review and approve minutes from March 14, 2018 meeting; minutes posted on Box site 
  3. Certificate clean-up Reminder
  4. Discuss items for next year
  5. Summer Meeting for SCCA
    1. meeting Wed, July 11 starting at 11:00am (pub date 6/26/2018 for curriculum report)
    2. subcommittee work, meeting prep, SCCA meeting
    3. only curriculum review and discussion; no other committee work
    4. identifying College rep for Summer meeting (if not current member)
    5. Remote and in-person attendees
  6. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Thank you for your service this year on SCCA!
We will reconvene as a group to approve proposals on Wed, July 11 at 11:00am in 102 Kern.

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March 13, 2018 Agenda 

  1. Welcome and announcements
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. General education recertification progress (progress; linked courses)
    3. Reminder that producing the PDF shows any attachments uploaded including extra consultation, prospectus, syllabi (where applicable)
  2. Review and approve minutes from January 23, 2018 meeting; minutes posted on Box site 
  3. University Bulletin status
    1. Limited suffix returns
    2. Program errors/ corrections
  4. Certificate clean-up
    1. Process
    2. One-time offer to be complete by June 30
  5. Curriculum.psu.edu changes
  6. Prerequisite enforcement
  7. ARSSA/Undergraduate Education: academic standing discussion update
  8. Summer Meeting for SCCA
    1. Meeting in July (pub date 6/26/2018 for curriculum report)
    2. Subcommittee work, meeting prep, SCCA meeting
    3. Only curriculum review and discussion; no other committee work
  9. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

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January 23, 2018 Agenda 

    1. Welcome and announcements
      1. welcome new members
      2. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
      3. Bulletin update
      4. Curriculum.psu.edu service update
      5. SCCA report on plenary agenda: Guidelines for Academic Program Information Appearing in the University Bulletin
    2. Review and approve minutes from December 5, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on Box site 
    3. Questionable course abbreviations: maintaining vigilance
    4. Standing Rules Article II, Section 6-c to create two Vice Chairs for the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs
    5. Suffix update
    6. Subcommittee work
      1. next reviews
      2. progression of Gen Ed recertification
    7. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Thank you for your service on SCCA. Hopefully you may all enjoy a restful holiday break!
We will meet again on March 13, 2018 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.

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December 5, 2017 Agenda 

      1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
        1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
        2. Bulletin update
        3. Curriculum.psu.edu service update
        4. other updates from the group
      2. Review and approve minutes from October 17, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on Box site 
      3. Update on discussion regarding Gen Ed and Program year from ARSSA and UE
      4. Standing Rules Article II, Section 6-c to create two Vice Chairs for the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs
      5. Foreign Studies standard course number
      6. Subcommittee work
        1. next reviews
        2. progression of Gen Ed recertification
      7. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Thank you for your service on SCCA. Hopefully you may all enjoy a restful holiday break!We will meet again on January 23, 2018 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.
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October 17, 2017 Agenda

      1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
        1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
        2. Updates from associated committees
        3. Subcommittee reminders
      2. Review and approve minutes from September 12, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on Box site
      3. Updated charges for SCCA in 2017-2018 (10 minutes)
        1. Discuss GenEd firewall
        2. Discuss coordination of GenEd year and program year
      4. Discussion: Revise Standing Rules Article II, Section 6-c to create two Vice Chairs for the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (with CC&R)
      5. Discussion: Revise BA requirement language – recommend changes to CC&R
      6. Radiation Oncology
      7. Continued suffix discussion
      8. Review, discussion, and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.
      9. Subcommittee discussions (as needed)

We will meet again on December 5, 2017 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.

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September 12, 2017 Agenda

      1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
        1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
        2. Bulletin update
        3. Curriculum.psu service update
        4. Gen Ed Assessment update
      2. Review and approve minutes from April 25, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on Box site
      3. Charges for SCCA in 2017-2018 (10 minutes)
        1. BA requirement – recommend changes to CC&R?
        2. Revise Standing Rules Article II, Section 6-c to create two Vice Chairs for the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (with CC&R)
        3. Consult with Undergraduate Education to define poor academic standing
      4. Suffixes (15 minutes)
        1. N & Z for inter-domain and linked courses
        2. issues with multiple attributes
      5. Subcommittee work (15 minutes)
        1. duties
        2. plan subcommittee work (deadlines)
      6. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.
      7. Subcommittee discussions (as needed)

Thank you for your service on SCCA

We will meet again on October 18, 2017 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.
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