Meeting Agendas

Curricular Affairs


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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April 25, 2017 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Bulletin update
    3. Curriculum.psu service update
    4. Special Committee on Wellness and Safety of First-Year Students (two reports)
    5. Special Committee on Engaged Scholarship (on hold for next year)
  • Review and approve minutes from March 14, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site 
  • Suffixes – report, change in lettering (15 minutes)
  • BA discussion (15 minutes)
  • Discuss items for next year (15 minutes)
  • General Education Assessment Update (Maggie Slattery and Barb Masi) (15 minutes)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Thank you for a productive year with many rich discussions.
SCCA will reconvene on September 9, 2017 at 8:30 am in 102 Kern.

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March 14, 2017 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (10 minutes)
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Curriculum.psu.edu
    3. Bulletin progress
    4. Suffixes
    5. Upcoming Meetings
  2. Review and approve minutes from January 24, 2017 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site
  3. Special Committee on Engaged Scholarship discussion (up to 20 minutes)
    1. consider materials on ANGEL
    2. brief presentation and Q&A with chair, Nicholas Rowland (Michele & Jackie sit on committee)
  4. Special Committee on Wellness and Safety of First-Year Students (up to 20 minutes) – Patricia Koch to present (Colleen & Asad sit on committee)
  5. Discussion of Requirements for Minors (Policy 59-10) (15 Minutes)
    1. consider materials on ANGEL
    2. consider change in policy wording
  6. General Education support, assessment updates, upcoming review/recertification (10 minutes)
    1. SEED/ Fellows update
    2. Academic Leadership Forum on Gen Ed – Feb
  7. LionPATH updates (10 minutes)
  8. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Next meeting 8:30AM ~ April 25, 2017 in 102 Kern Building

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January 24, 2017 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (5 minutes)
    1. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
    2. Upcoming Meetings
  • Review and approve minutes from December 6, 2016 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site (5 minutes)
  • Updates on curriculum.psu.edu (feedback on subcommittee function) and LionPath (10 minutes)
  • Continue Discussion of Requirements for Minors (Policy 59-10) (15 Minutes)
  • General Education support, assessment updates, upcoming review/recertification (15 minutes)
    1. seed money
    2. establishing a Standing Committee on GE Assessment
  • Upcoming: FYE/FYS committee will visit in March (10 minutes)
    1. preliminary discussion
  • Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Next meeting 8:30AM ~ March 14th, 102 Kern Building

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December 6, 2016 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (5 minutes)
    1. 5-year Drops
    2. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
  2. Review and approve minutes from Oct 18, 2016 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site (5 minutes)
  3. Discussion of Requirements for Minors (Policy 59-10) (15 Minutes)
  4. Discussion of Certificates (15 Minutes)
  5. General Education support, progress in Office for GE, upcoming review/recertification (15 minutes)
  6. LionPath, Registrar, and Senate timetable (15 minutes)
  7. Subcommitee discussions (curriculum.psu.edu) (10 minutes)
  8. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Next meeting 8:30AM ~ January 24th, 102 Kern Building
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October 18, 2016 Agenda

  1. Welcome and announcements (5 minutes)
    1.  5-year Drops
    2. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
  2. Review and approve minutes from Sept 6, 2016 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site (5 minutes)
  3. Curriculum.psu.edu presentation (Gen Ed proposals) (20 minutes)
  4. Presentation by Office of Institutional Planning and Assessment (Lance Kennedy-Philips) (20 minutes)
  5. Updates and discussion on General Education implementation (20 minutes)
  6. Informational Report on expediting curricular process discussion (15 minutes)
  7. Update on US/IL response (15 minutes)
  8. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Next meeting 8:30AM ~ December 6th, 102 Kern Building
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September 6, 2016 Agenda

  1. Welcome and review of committee responsibilities, charge and structure. (10 minutes)
    1. Subcommittees, membership and responsibilities
      1. Writing, US/IL, BA, R and T, General Education, (Integrative Studies)
      2. discussions on ANGEL
    2. Curriculum.psu.edu updates
    3. Gen Ed Implementation committee
    4. Report from Officers and Chairs Meeting
  2. Review and approve minutes from April 19, 2016 meeting; minutes posted on ANGEL site. (5 minutes)
  3. Updates/ clarification regarding LionPath (20 minutes)
    1. prerequisites: enforcing, allowable, implications (Hamaty)
    2. suffices/attributes
  4. Updates and discussion on General Education implementation (20 minutes)
    1. messaging to units
    2. consultation suggestions
    3. Integrative Studies review process
      1. one semester courses
      2. other review
  5. Discussion of New Members Informational Report (15 minutes)
  6. Discussion of upcoming informational report on expediting curricular process (10 minutes)
    1. prerequisite changes
    2. dealing with general education load
    3. targeting most enrolled courses
  7. Discussion of US/IL courses (10 minutes)
    1. review of April 2016 Senate report
    2. US/IL are university requirements
    3. Are there two standards (recertification and new certification)?
  8. Five Year Drops
    1. Volunteers for ad-hoc committee (5 minutes)
  9. Review, discussion and votes on Senate Curriculum Report proposals.

Next meeting 8:30AM ~ October 18th, 102 Kern Building

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