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January 16, 2007

Volume XXXV - Number 4

 

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.

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 (HOLD)

August 29, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 1
Item #032 ART 203, Course Add, Arts and Architecture
Approved academically--effective Spring Semester 2007.
Item #148 C E 332, Course Change, Engineering
Approved academically--effective Fall Semester 2007.
Item #149 C E 335, Course Change, Engineering
Approved academically--effective Fall Semester 2007.
Item #158 E SC 213, Course Change, Engineering
Approved academically with revised 20 word course description--effective Fall Semester 2007.

October 10, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 2
Item #004 ART 476, Course Add, Arts and Architecture
Approved academically--effective Spring Semester 2007.
Item #072 and #120 Integrated B.S./M.S. in Meteorology, New IUG, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost November 30, 2006--effective Spring Semester 2007.

November 21, 2006, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXV, Number 3
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Agricultural Sciences
Item #003 CED 230, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending change in prerequisite.
Item #005 CED 409, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending justification for no prerequisite or the addition of a prerequisite.
Item #006 CED 410, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending justification for no prerequisite or the addition of a prerequisite and pending receipt of a list of universities participating in the course.
Item #009 W F S 460, Course Add
- Approved with title "Wildlife Behavior."

Altoona
Item #010 Visual Arts Studies (HOLD)
- Academically approved pending the approval of all courses in the program.
Item #011 ART 165, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #012 ART 166, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #013 ART 168, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #014 ART 265, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #015 ART 266, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #016 ART 269, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #017 ART 365, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #018 ART 366, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #019 ART 465, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending verification of consultation with faculty in discipline.
Item #020 ART 468, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending verification of consultation with faculty in discipline.
Item #021 ART 469, Course Add (Approval Pending)
- Approved pending verification of consultation with faculty in discipline.

Business
Item #109 MGMT 425/IST 425/ENGR 425/ENTR 425, Course Add (HOLD)
Item #110 MGMT 426/IST 426/ENGR 426/ENTR 426, Course Add (HOLD)

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 February 15, 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 #001 Community, Environment and Development, B.S., New, Agricultural Sciences
Item #223 and #252 Integrated B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, New IUG, Engineering

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

Moving/Discontinuing Degree Programs Among Colleges/Campuses of the University
None.

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)
Abington College (No proposals submitted)
Agricultural Sciences, College of
Altoona College (No proposals submitted)
Arts and Architecture, College of
Behrend College
Berks College (No proposals submitted)
Business, Smeal College of
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, College of (No proposals submitted)
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

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER (No proposals submitted)

CURRICULAR DEADLINES

2006-2007

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 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 2006-2007


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 11, 2006

for the August 29, 2006 Issue

September 12, 2006

September 22, 2006

for the October 10, 2006 Issue

October 24, 2006

November 3, 2006

for the November 21, 2006 Issue

December 5, 2006

December 15, 2006

for the January 16, 2007 Issue

January 30, 2007

February 9, 2007

for the March 6, 2007 Issue

March 20, 2007

March 23, 2007

for the April 10, 2007 Issue

April 24, 2007


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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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