Subcommittees

Curricular Affairs

Subcommittees


Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements Subcommittee

Charge:
It shall monitor and review all Bachelor of Arts requirements as necessary and consider any proposals for changes in the requirements. Recommendations will be reported to the parent committee and if approved, will be forwarded to the Senate for a vote.

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Michael BartolacciPenn State Berksmrb24@psu.edu
Laurie BreakeyPenn State DuBoislhp5@psu.edu
Colleen Connolly-AhernCommunicationscuc15@psu.edu
Harold HayfordPenn State Altoonahsh1@psu.edu
Kenneth KeilerSciencekck11@psu.edu
William KenyonArts & Architecturewck10@psu.edu
Michael LobaughPenn State Behrendmjl19@psu.edu
Brandi RobinsonEarth and Mineral Sciencesrr3@psu.edu
Jennifer Sliko, ChairPenn State Harrisburgjls1093@psu.edu
Lisa Volk ChewningPenn State Abingtonlvc3@psu.edu
Johanna WagnerLiberal Artsjir105@psu.edu

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Certificates Subcommittee

Charge:
It shall be led by a person as appointed by the chair of SCCA and consist of at least five members to review and make recommendations about certificate programs.  It shall periodically review and revise, as necessary, guidelines for undergraduate credit certificates.  It shall also monitor recertification of certificates at the 5-year expiration and review extension requests.  (See Appendix “E” 3-15-16)

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Laurie BreakeyPenn State DuBoislhp5@psu.edu
Michael LobaughPenn State Behrendmjl19@psu.edu
Julia Plummer, ChairEducationjdp17@psu.edu
Karin Sprow FortePenn State Harrisburgkms588@psu.edu
Evelyn ThomchickBusinesseat1@psu.edu

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General Education Subcommittee

Charge:
The General Education Subcommittee (GES) shall monitor the General Education Program and make recommendations for assuring the delivery of effective general education as stated in the General Education legislation. The GES shall make recommendations for membership of the standing consultative committees. GES shall review all course proposals recommended by the consultative committees and forward recommendations to the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (SCCA). It shall also develop, revise and edit official University sources providing information on General Education. GES shall consider and make recommendations on any topics assigned it by SCCA.

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Colleen Connolly-AhernCommunicationscuc15@psu.edu
Michele DuffeyHealth and Human Developmentmlp127@psu.edu
Harold Hayford, ChairPenn State Altoonahsh1@psu.edu
Ken KeilerSciencekck11@psu.edu
William KenyonArts & Architecturewck10@psu.edu
Robert ShannonAgricultural Sciencesrds13@psu.edu
Maggie SlatteryUndergraduate Education Officemjs436@psu.edu
Melissa SnyderNursingmjs314@psu.edu
Karin Sprow FortePenn State Harrisburgkmm588@psu.edu
Johanna WagnerLiberal Artsjir105@psu.edu

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United States & International Cultures Subcommittee

Charge:

  1. Encourage the development of proposals for United States Cultures and International Cultures courses to address a wide and balanced range of topics, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and global perspectives.
  2. Oversee implementation of United States Cultures and International Cultures courses according to the criteria and guidelines set forth in the Legislative Report “Proposal for Revising the Intercultural/International Competence Requirement” approved by the Senate. (Appendix C, Corrected Copy, April 27, 2004 (PDF))
  3. Review and recommend United States Cultures and International Cultures courses for approval by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs.
  4. Review and recommend United States Cultures and International Cultures information in any general education or other University document.
  5. Assess, on a continuing basis, the quality of instruction and responsiveness of the United States Cultures and International Cultures Requirements to the changing national and global community.

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Michael BartolacciPenn State Berksmrb24@psu.edu
Laurie BreakeyPenn State DuBoislhp5@psu.edu
Peter ForsterInformation Sciences and Technologypkf1@psu.edu
Neill JohnsonPenn State Learningnuj156@psu.edu
Michael LobaughPenn State Behrendmjl19@psu.edu
Jennifer Sliko, ChairPenn State Harrisburgjls1093@psu.edu
Melissa SnyderNursingmjs314@psu.edu
Evelyn ThomchickBusinesseat1@psu.edu
Joanna BelangerUndergraduate Educationjjb37@psu.edu
Marcus WhitehurstEducational Equitymaw163@psu.edu

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Retention & Transfer Subcommittee

Charge:
The subcommittee shall review each proposal for the establishment of more restrictive academic requirements for entrance into a college, major or minor or retention within a program and forward its recommendation to the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (SCCA). Decision on the requests for programs for more restrictive requirement will be based on adherence to the general guidelines on acceptable criteria for selection of students and on data provided by the program which demonstrate how the more restrictive requirements relate to the student’s ability to meet the future course requirements.

The subcommittee shall also review and recommend to SCCA the academic criteria and procedures used in implementing administrative controls on entrance to a college, major or minor where enrollment ceilings have been established for non-academic reasons.

The subcommittee shall monitor and periodically report to SCCA on all restrictive requirements and the merit for their continuation, using data requested from, and furnished by, the colleges or programs for which special restrictions have been approved.

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Robert KubatRegistrarrak28@psu.edu
Robert Melton, ChairEngineeringr81@psu.edu
Lisa Volk ChewningPenn State Abingtonlvc3@psu.edu
Shelli StineUndergraduate Educationmms153@psu.edu
Janet SchulenbergDivision of Undergraduate Studiesjks142@psu.edu
Brandi RobinsonEarth & Mineral Sciencesbjn151@psu.edu

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Writing Subcommittee

Charge:
It shall be responsible for the development of the concept of Writing Across the Curriculum in the undergraduate curriculum. It shall develop guidelines for writing-intensive courses, review all writing-intensive proposals, and forward its recommendations to the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs. The University Writing Subcommittee shall also develop plans to support departments and individual faculty in the initiation and teaching of writing-intensive courses.

Members:

NAMEUNITEMAIL
Michael BartolacciPenn State Berksmrb24@psu.edu
Peter ForsterInformation Sciences and Techpkf1@psu.edu
Cheryl GlennDepartment of Englishcjg6@psu.edu
Kenneth Keiler, ChairSciencekck11@psu.edu
Jon OlsonDepartment of Englishjeo3@psu.edu
Julia PlummerEducationjdp17@psu.edu
Brandi RobinsonEarth & Mineral Sciencesbjn151@psu.edu
Karin Sprow FortePenn State Harrisburgkms588@psu.edu
Kat PhillipsUndergraduate Educationkec5013@psu.edu
Evelyn ThomchickBusinesseat1@psu.edu

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