November 13, 2018 (Volume 47, Number 3)


TO: All Senators, Executive Vice President and Provost, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses, Deans, Chancellors, Heads of Departments (Programs, Divisions, Intercollege Programs), Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education, and Graduate Council Committee on Programs and Courses.


Questions concerning items that have been held must be resolved within a 90-day period following the approval date of the Senate Curriculum Report. The proposals will be returned to the presenting departments if the hold is not resolved by the end of the 90-day period unless an extension of the hold is granted by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs.

August 28, 2018, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 47, Number 1
47-01-030 ISB 207 – Penn State Erie – Returned to Department
47-01-058 Information Sciences and Technology, A.S., College of Information Sciences and Technology
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
47-01-059 Information Sciences and Technology, B.A., College of Information Sciences and Technology
Approved academically, pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost
47-01-071 SPAN 253W, Liberal Arts – Withdrawn
47-01-080 HDFS 400, Health and Human Development – Returned to Department
October 9, 2018, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume 47, Number 2
47-02-019 MUSIC 5 –
Returned to Department
47-02-021 ME 492 –
Returned to Department
47-02-032 Digital Humanities Minor-
Returned to Department
47-02-101 BISC 3 –
Returned to Department
47-02-116 Youth Development and Social Justice Minor
– Returned to Department


The Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs is considering the attached proposals. New majors, options, and minors become effective following the approval of the Executive Vice President and Provost. New courses and courses being dropped become effective the first semester following the approval of this Report unless otherwise specified. Changes in existing course offerings will become effective the date of the first published Schedule of Courses listing the changed course, unless written objection is received at the Senate Office, 101 Kern Graduate Building (814-863-0996) on or before December 13, 2018. A copy of any written objection sent to the Senate Office must also be sent to the college/campus representative of the sponsoring unit. Senate Office staff will communicate the objection to the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs. Any item to which written objection is made will be reconsidered by the appropriate committee and may be delayed for scheduling.

New Programs: Majors, Options, and Minors

Digital Humanities Minor, Liberal Arts
Sports Studies Minor, Health and Human Development

Academic Programs [Majors/Options/Minors] Phase-Out

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University

For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.) visit the Senate’s curriculum page at


Jeffrey Adams, Resource
Michael Bartolacci, Berks
Anne Behler, Resource, Libraries
Laurie Breakey, DuBois
Lisa Volk Chewning, Abington
Andrew Cole, Graduate School Representative
Colleen Connolly-Ahern, Communications
Michele Duffey, Chair, Health and Human Development
Peter Forster, Information Sciences and Technology
Paula K. Hamaty, Resource, University Registrar
Harold Hayford, Co-Vice Chair, Altoona
Kenneth C. Keiler, Science
William Kenyon, Arts and Architecture
Michael Lobaugh, Behrend
Robert Melton, Engineering
Julia D. Plummer, Education
Brandi Robinson, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Janet Schulenberg, Resource, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Robert D. Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Margaret Slattery, Resource
Jennifer Sliko, Co-Vice Chair, Harrisburg
Melissa Snyder, Nursing
Karin Sprow Forte, Harrisburg
Evelyn Thomchick, Business
Johanna Wagner, Liberal Arts
Suzanne Weinstein, Resource
Pingjuan Werner, ACUE Member



APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)


  • Graduate (No proposals submitted)
  • International Affairs, School of (No proposals submitted)
  • Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Credit Certificate Programs (No proposals submitted)


  • Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)


  • Dickinson Law (No proposals submitted)
  • Penn State Law (No proposals submitted)

Subcommittee on Retention and Transfer