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November 23 , 2004

Volume XXXIII - Number 3

 

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.

June 15 , 2004, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXII, Number 7
Item #009 Surveying Engineering, Name Change, College of Engineering
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 13, 2004--effective Fall Semester 2004.

August 31, 2004, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIII, Number 1
Item #010 History Major, New, Altoona College
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 14, 2004--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #046 POLSC 305, Course Change, Behrend College
Approved--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #047 POLSC 306, Course Change, Behrend College
Approved--effective Fall Semester 2005.
Item #057 PUBPL 419, Course Add, Capital College
Approved--effective Spring Semester 2005.
Item #111 SUR 335, Course Add, College of Engineering (HOLD)
Item #130 African and African American Studies B.A. Major, Add Option, Liberal Arts
-- Law and Social Justice Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 14, 2004--effective Summer Session 2005.
Item #131 African and African American Studies B.S. Major, New, Liberal Arts
-- African American Studies Option
-- African Studies Option
-- Law and Social Justice Option
Approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost October 14, 2004--effective Summer Session 2005.

October 12, 2004, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIII, Number 2
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #001 Poultry and Avian Science Minor, New, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #003 Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts, Drop, Berks-Lehigh Valley College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #004 Information Sciences and Technology/Finance Minor, New, Capital College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #009 Science, Society, and the Environment of Africa Minor, New, Earth and Mineral Sciences (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #032 HLS 410, Course Add, College of Medicine (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, the date upon which changes in existing offerings will become effective is 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 November 11, 2004. 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.

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

SENATE COMMITTEE ON CURRICULAR AFFAIRS

Charles W. Abdalla, Agricultural Sciences
Laurie P. Breakey, Vice Chair, DuBois
Douglas K. Brown, Chair, Altoona
Jeremy Cohen, Resource, Undergraduate Education and International Programs
Karen Duncan, Ex Officio
Roger A. Egolf, Berks-Lehigh Valley
Christopher J. Falzone, Science
John J. Hannan, Engineering
Sally Heffentreyer, Resource, University Publications
Michael J. Hines, Student, Berks-Lehigh Valley
Lee R. Kump, Earth and Mineral Sciences
Binh P. Le, Abington College
Alexis A. McCune, Student, Arts and Architecture
Kidane Mengisteab, Liberal Arts
Karthik Namasivayam, Health and Human Development
Robert A. Novack, Business
Mary Beth Oliver, Communications
Kyle L. Peck, Education
Mary Beth Rosson, Information Sciences and Technology
David W. Russell, Commonwealth College
Loanne L. Snavely, Libraries
David J. Spector, Medicine Hershey Medical Center
Arkady Tempelman, Science
Rodney L. Troester, Behrend
Horst von Dorpowski, ACUE, Education
Warren K. Wake, Arts and Architecture
Mark L. Wardell, Graduate School
Matthew T. Wilson, Capital


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
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (No proposals submitted)
Business, The Smeal College of
Capital College
Commonwealth 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 (No proposals submitted)
Intercollege Programs (No proposals submitted)
Liberal Arts, College of the
Life Sciences Consortium (No proposals submitted)
Medicine, College of (No proposals submitted)
Science, Eberly College of

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

2004-2005

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 2004 and Fall Semester 2004

- February 2, 2004

Spring Semester 2005

- August 16, 2004

Summer Session 2005 and Fall Semester 2005

- January 10, 2005

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

Summer Session 2004 and Fall Semester 2004

- January 19, 2004

Spring Semester 2005

- August 2, 2004

Summer Session 2005 and Fall Semester 2005

- January 3, 2005

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 13, 2004

for the August 31, 2004 Issue

September 14, 2004

September 24, 2004

for the October 12, 2004 Issue

October 26, 2004

November 5, 2004

for the November 23, 2004 Issue

December 7, 2004

January 3, 2005

for the January 18, 2005 Issue

February 1, 2005

February 11, 2005

for the March 1, 2005 Issue

March 15, 2005

March 25, 2005

for the April 12, 2005 Issue

April 26, 2005

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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 - both an honors and a writing intensive course
S - First-Year Seminar course
T - both an honors and a first-year seminar course
U - both diversity focused by section and honors
V - intercultural and international competence courses by section offering
W - writing intensive courses
X - First-Year Seminar courses and writing-intensive courses
Y - both diversity focused by section and writing intensive


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