Meeting Minutes

Curricular Affairs


March 13, 2018

PRESENT:  Jeffrey Adams, Allison Albinski, Michael Bartolacci, Laurie Breakey, David Christiansen, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Kadi Corter, Angela Davis, Michele Duffey (Chair), Paula Hamaty, Sharon Holt, Kenneth Keiler, Suzanna Linn (Co-Vice Chair), Laura McKinney, Robert Melton, Mari Pierce, Lisa Posey, Ljubisa Radovic, Janet Schulenberg, Robert Shannon, Richard Singer, Margaret Slattery, Jennifer Sliko, Melissa, Snyder, Evelyn Thomchick, Rodney Troester, Matthew Wilson (Co-Vice Chair)

Absent: Arthur Berg, Marc Friedenberg, Kathleen Heid, Rachel Harrison, Julia Plummer, Angela Rothrock

Call to Order: 8:33 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

  • Officers and Chairs update
  • General Education Recertification
    • Over 500 courses in process of recertification

Previous Meeting Minutes

  • Approved the minutes from the January 23, 2018 meeting.

University Bulletin Status

  • New bulletin is live
  • Returned some suffixes to correct errors in new bulletin

Certificate clean-up

  • Certificates that need to be dropped – units can do one prospectus to drop any certificates not being offered any more – only undergraduate credit certificates

Curriculum.psu.edu

  • Revisions SCCA requested have been made

Prerequisite Enforcement

  • When units are doing prerequisite enforcement they will work with the Registrar’s Office
  • Registrar meets with colleges that are interested in doing these
  • Associate Deans are to let the Registrar know when they are ready to start working on theirs

ARSSA/Undergraduate Education: Academic Standing Discussion Update

  • Having discussions on academic standing
  • Will have changes to 8-10 different policies
  • Hope to intervene quicker with students
  • Could be a report in April

Summer Meeting

  • Have three potential times on hold
  • Will send out a doodle poll to get availability
  • Will keep this committee in tack for the July meeting

February 20, 2018 Senate Curriculum Report

The report was approved with the following exceptions:

46-05-007 SUST 242N – Returned to Proposer

46-05-068 BIOL 415 – Returned to Proposer

Meeting adjourned at 10:07 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Kadi Corter

University Curriculum Coordinator

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January 23, 2018

PRESENT: Jeffrey Adams, Allison Albinski, Laurie Breakey, David Christiansen, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Kadi Corter, Angela Davis, Michele Duffey (Chair), Paula Hamaty, Kathleen Heid, Rachel Harrison, Sharon Holt, Kenneth Keiler, Suzanna Linn (Co-Vice Chair), Laura McKinney, Robert Melton, Mari Pierce, Julia Plummer, Lisa Posey, Ljubisa Radovic, Angela Rothrock, Robert Shannon, Richard Singer, Margaret Slattery, Jennifer Sliko, Melissa, Snyder, Evelyn Thomchick, Rodney Troester, Matthew Wilson (Co-Vice Chair)
Absent: Michael Bartolacci, Arthur Berg, Marc Friedenberg, Janet Schulenberg

Call to Order: 8:35 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

  • Officers and Chairs update
  • Bulletin Update
  • No update with curriculum.psu.edu
  • SCCA report on plenary agenda today

Previous Meeting Minutes

  • Approved the minutes from the December 5, 2017 meeting.

Questionable Course Abbreviations: Maintaining Vigilance

  • Will fix short titles as proposals come through

Standing Rules Article II

  • Moving forward

Suffix Update

  • Waiting for new bulletin to come online which will hopefully make things easier to get suffixes back

Required Information for Proposals

  • Box for them to list changes being made
  • Consultation

Summer Meeting for SCCA

  • Hold meeting in early July
  • Will be done by Zoom
  • Only review curriculum report – no other business
  • Keep current members for July meeting

 

Subcommittee Work

  • Please get reviews in by deadline to keep the proposals moving along

January 9, 2018 Senate Curriculum Report

The report was approved with the following exceptions:

46-04-009 THEA 386 – Returned to Proposer

46-04-026 MATSE 401 – Returned to Proposer

46-04-027 MATSE 402 – Returned to Proposer

46-04-029 MATSE 441 – Returned to Proposer

46-04-060 SC 205N – Returned to Proposer

46-04-065 – Corporate Communications Major – Returned to Department

 Meeting adjourned at 10:22 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Kadi Corter
University Curriculum Coordinator
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December 5, 2017

PRESENT: Allison Albinski, Michael Bartolacci, Laurie Breakey, David Christiansen, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Kadi Corter, Angela Davis, Michele Duffey (Chair), Paula Hamaty, Kathleen Heid, Rachel Harrison, Kenneth Keiler, Suzanna Linn (Co-Vice Chair), Laura McKinney, Robert Melton, Julia Plummer, Lisa Posey, Ljubisa Radovic, Angela Rothrock, Janet Schulenberg, Robert Shannon, Richard Singer, Margaret Slattery, Jennifer Sliko, Melissa, Snyder, Evelyn Thomchick, Matthew Wilson (Co-Vice Chair)
Absent: Arthur Berg, Marc Friedenberg, Sharon Holt, Mari Pierce, Rodney Troester

Call to Order

    • 8:34 a.m

Welcome and Announcements

    • Officers and Chairs update
    • Bulletin Update
    • No update with curriculum.psu.edu

Previous Meeting Minutes

    • Approved the minutes from the October 17, 2017 meeting.

Update on Gen. Ed. And Program year from ARSSA and UE

    • ARSSA and UE are discussing at their meetings today
    • Will wait till January to see what other committees come up with

Standing Rules Article II

    • Move forward and get to CC&R
    • Meet December 15 deadline

Foreign Studies Standard Course Numbers

    • Should we increase from 1-12 credits to 1-18 credits?
    • Michele Duffey will do some more research on what other universities do and be in contact with the Study Abroad Office to get more information on courses.

Subcommittees

    • Deadline is this week
    • Updated spreadsheet on Gen.Ed. courses has been posted in box.
    • In September we were short of 100 proposals. In October we had 150 proposals. In early November we had 291 proposals and in the last two weeks we had additional 45 proposals.

November 14, 2017 Senate Curriculum Report – Approved
Meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Kadi Corter, University Curriculum Coordinator
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October 17, 2017

PRESENT: Allison Albinski, Michael Bartolacci, Laurie Breakey, David Christiansen, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Kadi Corter, Michele Duffey (Chair), Marc Friedenberg, Paula Hamaty, Kathleen Heid, Sharon Holt, Rachel Harrison, Kenneth Keiler, Laura McKinney, Robert Melton, Julia Plummer, Lisa Posey, Ljubisa Radovic, Angela Rothrock, Janet Schulenberg, Robert Shannon, Richard Singer, Margaret Slattery, Melissa, Snyder, Evelyn Thomchick, Rodney Troester, Matthew Wilson (Co-Vice Chair)

Absent: Arthur Berg, Angela Davis, Mari Pierce, Jennifer Sliko, Suzanna Linn (Co-Vice Chair)

Call to Order: 8:34 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements
Officers and Chairs update

Previous Meeting Minutes
Approved the minutes from the September 12, 2017 meeting.

Updated Charges

      • General Education Firewall
        • How is this firewall interpreted?
        • Same course abbreviation can’t count towards the major.
        • Specify number of credits that can double count.
        • Restrict majors
        • Will discuss again at next meeting.
      • General Education Year/Program Year
        • Distinguish between past and future
        • Will be brought back in December for a vote.

Standing Rules Article II

      • Hold off on changing language legislating two vice chairs until determine if also need subcommittee structure change.
      • To revisit later in the year

BA Requirement Language

      • No legislation needed
      • Re-enforce practices in subcommittee

Radiation Oncology

      • Approve establishing a new department

Suffix Discussion

        • Use N and Z suffixes and let others be attributes.


October 3, 2017 Senate Curriculum Report

Approved with the following exceptions:

          • 46-02-017 PNG 301 – RETURNED TO DEPARTMENT
          • 46-02-018 EBF 301– RETURNED TO DEPARTMENT
          • 46-02-046 CAS 304 – RETURN TO DEPARTMENT

Meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.m.

Minutes submitted by Kadi Corter

University Curriculum Coordinator

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September 12, 2017

PRESENT:  Allison Albinski, Arthur Berg, Laurie Breakey, David Christiansen, Kadi Corter, Angela Davis, Michele Duffey (Chair), Marc Friedenberg, Paula Hamaty, Sharon Holt, Rachel Harrison, Kenneth Keiler, Suzanna Linn (Co-Vice Chair), Barbara Masi, Laura McKinney, Robert Melton, Mari Pierce, Julia Plummer, Lisa Posey, Angela Rothrock, Janet Schulenberg, Robert Shannon, Richard Singer, Margaret Slattery, Melissa, Snyder, Evelyn Thomchick, Rodney Troester, Matthew Wilson

Absent:, Michael Bartolacci, Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Kathleen Heid, Ljubisa Radovic, Jennifer Sliko

Call to Order: 8:35 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

          • Officers and Chairs update
          • The vendor for the new Bulletin will be Leapfrog.
          • psu.edu update
          • General Education Assessment update

Previous Meeting Minutes

          • Approved the minutes from the April 25, 2017 meeting.

Charges for SCCA 2017-2018

          • BA requirement
            • New general education has active learning so reviewing BA separate is redundant so need for BA to review general education proposals now.
            • BA would be responsible for “other cultures” courses and courses that want just a BA and no general education attributes
          • Revise Standing Rules Article II, Section 6-c to create two Vice Chairs for the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs
          • Consult with Undergraduate Education to define poor academic standing

Suffixes

          • Linked courses with have the Z suffix
          • Inter-domain courses will have an N suffix
          • Discussion on whether or not to have more than one suffix on linked and inter-domain courses if they are also writing, first-year seminar or honors

Subcommittees

          • Documents have been posted in Box for the subcommittees to look at and see what they are to be reviewing on the proposals.

Program Closures

          • Dance Minor, Arts and Architecture – Approved
          • Teaching and Learning Online Minor, Education – Approved
          • Plastics Engineering Technology, Behrend – Approved

August 22, 2017 Senate Curriculum Report

Approved with the following exceptions:

          • 46-01-029 PNG 301 – RETURNED TO DEPARTMENT
          • 46-01-073 MATH 448– RETURNED TO DEPARTMENT
          • 46-01-116 HIAT 156 – WITHDRAWN BY DEPARTMENT

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Kadi Corter, University Curriculum Coordinator

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