P-1 proposals are the basis of Administrative and University Faculty Senate curricular approval and are used to add or amend undergraduate academic programs, including majors, options within majors, IUGs, and minors; and to phase out minors and IUGs.
Academic approval by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs is required when colleges wish to add new majors, options, IUGs, or minors, amend program requirements, drop programs, or change the name of a major, option, IUG, or minor. See Guidelines to Curricular Procedures, Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/guide/contents.html). (P-3, rather than P-1 approval, is required to drop an option while otherwise retaining the program.)
Administrative approval is required when colleges propose new majors, options, IUGs, and minors or propose to change the name of existing programs.
Administrative approval is not required to implement the curricular amendment of majors, options, IUGs, or minors approved by the Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs. Implementation of P-1 proposals may occur the first semester following approval. Students must receive timely notification and will be subject to the requirements in effect at the time of most recent entrance into the program. Students may consult with the head of a program or program committee or their representative to resolve difficulties caused by the curricular change.
Preliminary college and disciplinary consultation and consultation between appropriate campus chancellor(s) and the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses
Submission of Prospectus to ACUE by College Associate Dean
ACUE Prospectus deliberation and written response to submitting college
College/Campus (or colleges and campuses) development of formal proposal, including appropriate consultation, data collection, and research
Submission of P-1 proposal by College Dean to University Faculty Senate
Senate Curricular Affairs Committee review
Senate 30 day Blue Sheets hold for university-wide comment
Senate P-1 transmittal to Office of Undergraduate Education for review and approval
Provost review of Office of Undergraduate Education action
Office of Undergraduate Education memo to implement distributed to appropriate offices
Office of Undergraduate Education memo to Board of Trustees informing of program implementation
Implementation the following semester or later
Approved: Provost Brighton (6-23-98)
Revised: ACUE (5-3-01)
Revised Editorial: (4-18-06)
Approved: ACUE (2-7-08)
Revised: ACUE (9-2-10)
Revised: ACUE (5-5-11)