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April 10, 2007

Volume XXXV - Number 6

 

SENATE CURRICULUM REPORT

 

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

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Effective academic year 2007-2008, all colleges are required to submit course add, change, and drop proposals through the Course Submission and Consultation System (CSCS).

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I. OLD BUSINESS

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.

April 11, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIV, Number 6
Item #082 Operations & Supply Chain Management Minor, New, Behrend
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost March 9, 2007--effective Summer Session 2007.

November 21, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 3
Item #010 Visual Arts Studies
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost March 19, 2007--effective Summer Session 2007.
Item #109 MGMT 425/IST 425/ENGR 425/ENTR 425, Course Add, Business (HOLD)
Item #110 MGMT 426/IST 426/ENGR 426/ENTR 426, Course Add, Business (HOLD)

January 16, 2007, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 4
Item #001 Community, Environment, and Development, B.S., New, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #003 PHOTO 410, Course Add, Arts and Architecture
Approved academically--effective Summer Session 2007
Item #227 I E 306, Course Change, Engineering (Approval Pending)

March 20, 2007, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 5
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #001 Horticulture, B.S., Change, Agricultural Sciences (Tabled)
Item #023 GD 101, Course Add, Arts and Architecture
Approved with title: Thinking Creatively: Defining Problems, Solving, and Generating Ideas in Graphic Design.
Item #035 Elementary Education, Change, Capital College (Tabled)
Item #052 EE T 312, Course Add, Capital College (Tabled)
Item #053 EE T 320, Course Add, Capital College (Tabled)
Item #073 Energy Engineering, B.S., New, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #074 Energy Engineering Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #075 EARTH 106, Course Add, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved with change in title: The African Continent: Earthquakes, Tectonics and Geology. Abbreviated title: Continent Africa.
Item #077 EGEE 304, Course Add, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved with short title: Heat Mass Transfer.
Item #095 EDTHP 425, Course Add, Education (Approval Pending)
Item #114 Kinesiology Minor, Name Change, Health and Human Development (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #115 Business and the Liberal Arts Minor, Name Change, Liberal Arts (Approval Pending)
Item #116 Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Option Name Change, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #117 Rhetoric Minor, New, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #129 LA 200, Course Add, Liberal Arts (HOLD)
Item #203 SPAN 300W, Course Change, Liberal Arts (Tabled)
Item #204 SPAN 301W, Course Change, Liberal Arts (Tabled)

NOTE: The Criminal Justice UCA disciplinary team proposal was REJECTED.

II. NEW BUSINESS

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 by the University Curriculum Coordinator Sherry F. Walk (sfw2@psu.edu) at the Senate Office, 101G Kern Graduate Building (863-1202) on or before May 10, 2007. A copy of any written objection sent to the Committee must also be sent to the college representative of the sponsoring college. The University Curriculum Coordinator will communicate the objection to the Chairperson of the Committee. Any item to which written objection is made will be reconsidered by the appropriate committee and may be delayed in becoming available for scheduling; however, reconsideration of any specific item will not affect the scheduling date of other items here listed.

New Programs: Majors, Options, and Minors
Item #168 Information Systems Management Minor, Name Change, Business
Item #459 Global Security Minor, New, Liberal Arts
Item #457 Security and Risk Analysis Minor, New, Information Sciences and Technology
Item #460 Information Sciences and Technology for Labor Studies and Employment Relations Minor, Name Change, Information Sciences and Technology
Item #462 Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.A., Name Change, Liberal Arts
Item #463 Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.S., Name Change, Liberal Arts
Item #464 Integrated Labor Studies and Employment Relations, B.S., and Human Resources and Employment Relations M.S. Degree Program, Name Change, Liberal Arts
Item #465 Labor Studies and Employment Relations Minor, Name Change, Liberal Arts
Item #466 Integrated Spanish B.S. and Human Resources and Employment Relations M.S. Degree Programs, Name Change, Liberal Arts
Item #534 Business Administration, Associate Degree, Add and Drop Options, University College
--Professional Studies Option (add)
--Accounting Option (drop)
--Information Systems Option (drop)
--Management Option (drop)
--Marketing Option (drop)

Academic Programs [Majors/Minors] Phase-Out
Item #169 Operations Management Minor, Drop, Business
Item #218 General Business, B.S., Drop, University College

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Human Development and Family Studies, Associate Degree, January 29, 2007, Penn State Fayette is authorized to add the Early Childhood Care and Education Option--effective Summer 2007
Secondary Education, B.S., March 7, 2007, Penn State Erie is authorized to deliver the degree with the Mathematics Option--effective Fall Semester 2007.
Sociology, Minor, January 3, 2007, Penn State Altoona is authorized to deliver the Sociology Minor--effective Spring 2007.

For curriculum information (guidelines, forms, etc.), visit the Senate's curriculum page at http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum.asp.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS

Michael Adewumi, Graduate School
Joseph Cecere, Vice Chair, Harrisburg
Jeremy Cohen, Resource, Undergraduate Education
Richard Englund, Erie
Christopher J. Falzone, Chair, Science
Debra Freedman, Education
John J. Hannan, Engineering
Sally Heffentreyer, Resource, University Publications
Nancy Herron, ACUE, University College
Anne Hester, University College, Hazleton
Anne Kepler, Resource, University Registrar
Michelle Kline, University College, Lehigh Valley
Ellen Knodt, Abington
Lee R. Kump, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Kidane Mengisteab, Liberal Arts
Linda Musser, Libraries
Karthik Namasivayam, Health and Human Development
Robert A. Novack, Business
Mary Beth Rosson, Information Sciences and Technology
John Sanchez, Communications
Adam Seitz, Student, Liberal Arts
Robert Shannon, Agricultural Sciences
Ian Simpson, Medicine
Leslie Stahl, Student, Communications
Kim Steiner, Agricultural Sciences
Arkady Tempelman, Science
Barbara Wiens-Tuers, Altoona
Charles Youmans, Arts and Architecture
Robert A. Zambanini, Berks


TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)

APPENDIX B

APPENDIX C

College of Medicine (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX D

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER

 

CURRICULAR DEADLINES

2007-2008

Common Course Numbers (for which special titles may be given--as a one-semester offering--using one of the following letter suffixes: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, K)*

  • 294/394/494/594/894 - Research Topics
  • 295/395/495/595/898 - Internships
  • 296/396/496/596/896 - Independent Studies
  • 097/197/297/397/497/597/897 - Special Topics
  • 098/198/298/398/498/598/898 - Special Topics
  • 099/199/299/399/499/599/899 - Foreign Studies

All requests for special titles should be submitted to the Curriculum Coordinator, e-mail ID univfs@psu.edu, at the Senate Office four (4) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2007 and Fall Semester 2007 - February 1, 2007

Spring Semester 2008 - August 11, 2007

Summer Session 2008 and Fall Semester 2008 - February 1, 2008

US/IL and Writing-Intensive Course Proposals
All requests for one-semester US/IL and Writing course offerings should be submitted to the Curriculum Coordinator at the Senate Office six (6) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2007 and Fall Semester 2007 - January 15, 2007

Spring Semester 2008 - July 28, 2007

Summer Session 2008 and Fall Semester 2008 - January 18, 2008

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheet) Schedule
Academic Year 2007-2008

All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date

Report Publication Date

SCCA Meeting Date

August 10, 2007

for the August 28, 2007 Issue

September 11, 2007

September 21, 2007

for the October 9, 2007 Issue

October 23, 2007

November 2, 2007

for the November 27, 2007 Issue

December 11, 2007

December 21, 2007

for the January 15, 2008 Issue

January 29, 2008

February 8, 2008

for the February 26, 2008 Issue

March 18, 2008

March 28, 2008

for the April 15, 2008 Issue

April 29, 2008

May 23, 2008

for the June 17, 2008 Issue

 


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*The following alpha letters have been reserved for identifying special types of courses:
A-G,I,K - special topics courses
H - honors courses or sections
J - individualized instruction courses
L,P,R - lecture, practicum (or laboratory), recitation sections
M - honors and writing intensive courses
S - First-Year Seminar courses
T - honors and first-year seminar courses
U - United States cultures and/or international cultures and honors courses
W - writing intensive courses
X - First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y - United States cultures and/or international cultures and writing courses


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