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August 30 , 2005

Volume XXXIV - Number 1

 

SENATE CURRICULUM REPORT

 

TO ALL SENATORS, THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST OF THE UNIVERSITY, HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS - PROGRAMS - DIVISIONS - INTERCOLLEGE PROGRAMS, CAMPUS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION, AND MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON PROGRAMS AND COURSES.

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 12, 2005, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIII, Number 6
Item #007 English, Add Option/Drop Option, Behrend
-- Professioinal Writing (add), effective Fall Semester 2005
-- Creative Writing (drop), effective Summer Session 2005
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 14, 2005.
Item #043 Communications Minor, New, Capital
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 20, 2005--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #044 Secondary Education Social Studies, Change Name of Option, Capital
-- Social Studies
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 20, 2005--effective Summer Session 2005.
Item #152 Bioethics and Medical Humanities Minor, New, Intercollege Programs
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 20, 2005--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #153 Law and Society, New, Liberal Arts
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost June 20, 2005--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #154 Philosophy, Change Name of Option, Liberal Arts
-- Jutice, Law, and Values
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost July 14, 2005--effective Fall Semester 2005.

June 14, 2005, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIII, Number 7
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #001 Integrated B.S. in Animal Sciences and M.S. in Biotechnology, New IUG Program, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

II. NEW BUSINESS

Three new curriculum lists are included in this report:

1. New Programs: Majors, Options, and Minors
2. Academic Programs [Majors/Minors] Phase-Out
3. Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University

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 September 29, 2005. 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 #019 Applied Chemistry Minor, New, Altoona
Item #005 Immunology and Infectious Disease, B.S., New, Agricultural Sciences
Item #031 Kinesiology, B.S., Add Option, Health and Human Development
--Fitness Studies

Academic Programs [Majors/Minors] Phase-Out
None.

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
Biology, B.S., July 14, 2005, Abington College is authorized to deliver the Vertebrate Physiology option--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Chiminal Justice, B.S., July 12, 2005, Penn State Harrisburg is authorized to deliver the degree through Penn State Online.
English, B.A., May 3, 2005, Penn State Fayette is authorized to offer the degree--effective Fall Semester 2005.
English Minor, May 3, 2005, Penn State Wilkes-Barre is authorized to offer the minor--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Human Development and Family Studies, Associate, May 25, 2005, Penn State Shenango Valley is authorized to deliver the Early Childhood Care and Education option--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Human Development and Family Studies, B.S., July 22, 2005, Penn State York is authorized to deliver the Community Human Services option--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology, Associate, May 10, 2005, Penn State York is authorized to deliver the Nanomanufacturing Engineeering Technology option--effective Fall Semester 2005.

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
Laurie P. Breakey, Chair, University College, DuBois
Jeremy Cohen, Resource, Undergraduate Education
Karen Duncan, Resource, University Registrar
Richard Englund, Behrend
Christopher J. Falzone, Science
Debra Freedman, Education
John J. Hannan, Engineering
Sally Heffentreyer, Resource, University Publications
Anne Hester, University College, Hazleton
James Hilton, Agricultural Sciences
Lee R. Kump, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Binh P. Le, Abington
Kidane Mengisteab, Liberal Arts
Kenneth Middlemiss, Behrend
Linda Musser, Libraries
Karthik Namasivayam, Health and Human Development
Catherine Neiderer, Student, Engineering
Robert A. Novack, Business
Mary Beth Rosson, Information Sciences and Technology
Howard Sachs, Capital
John Sanchez, Communications
David J. Spector, Medicine
Bonj Szczygiel, Arts and Architecture
Arkady Tempelman, Science
Horst von Dorpowski, ACUE, Education
Robert A. Zambanini, University College, Berks


TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPENDIX A (Undergraduate)
Abington College (No proposals submitted)
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Altoona College
Arts and Architecture, College of (No proposals submitted)
Behrend College (No proposals submitted)
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (No proposals submitted)
Business, Smeal College of (No proposals submitted)
Capital College
Communications, College of
Dickinson School of Law (No proposals submitted)
Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of
Education, College of
Engineering, College of
Great Valley, School of Graduate Professional Studies (No proposals submitted)
Health and Human Development, College of
Information Sciences and Technology, School of
Intercollege Programs
Liberal Arts, College of the
Life Sciences Consortium (No proposals submitted)
Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)
Science, Eberly College of
University College (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX B

Graduate
Post-Baccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX C

College of Medicine (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX D

Dickinson School of Law (No proposals submitted)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER (No proposals submitted)

CURRICULAR DEADLINES

2005-2006

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)*

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 2005 and Fall Semester 2005

- January 10, 2005

Spring Semester 2006

- August 14, 2006

Summer Session 2006 and Fall Semester 2006

- January 30, 2006

United States Cultures, International Cultures, and Writing-Intensive Course Proposals
All requests for one-semester United States Cultures, International Cultures, and Writing course offerings should be submitted to the Curriculum Coordinator at the Senate Office six (6) weeks prior to registration:

Summer Session 2005 and Fall Semester 2005

- January 3, 2005

Spring Semester 2006

- July 31, 2006

Summer Session 2006 and Fall Semester 2006

- January 16, 2006

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheet) Schedule
All course and major/option/minor proposals are due in the Senate Office on the following dates:

Proposal Due Date

Record Publication Date

SCCA Meeting Date

August 12, 2005

for the August 30, 2005 Issue

September 13, 2005

September 23, 2005

for the October 11, 2005 Issue

October 25, 2005

November 4, 2005

for the November 22, 2005 Issue

December 6, 2005

January 3, 2006

for the January 17, 2006 Issue

January 31, 2006

February 10, 2006

for the February 28, 2006 Issue

March 14, 2006

March 24, 2006

for the April 11, 2006 Issue

April 25, 2006

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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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