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November 22 , 2005

Volume XXXIV - 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 14, 2005, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIII, Number 7
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.

August 30, 2005, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIV, Number 1
Item #005 Immunology and Infectious Disease, B.S., New, Agricultural Sciences (HOLD)
Approved pending the recommendation of the Retention and Transfer Subcommittee.
Item #019 Applied Chemistry Minor, New, Altoona (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #031 Kinesiology, B.S., Add Option, Health and Human Development (HOLD)
--Fitness Studies
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

October 11 , 2005, Senate Curriculum Report, Volume XXXIV, Number 2
The entire Curriculum Report was approved with the following exceptions and corrections:

Item #007 Graphic Design, Change Degree to Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), Arts and Architecture (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #090 Computer Engineering, B.S., Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #091 Computer Science, B.S., Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #092 Information Science and Technology for Industrial Engineering Minor, New, Engineering (REJECTED)
Item #093 CSE 221, Course Add, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #094 CSE 311, Course Add, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #095 I E 477, Course Add, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #096 A B E 401, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #097 CSE 260, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #098 CSE 331, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #099 CSE 411, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #100 CSE 418, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #101 CSE 420W, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #102 CSE 428, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #103 CSE 430W, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #104 CSE 441W, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #105 CSE 457, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #106 CSE 481, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #107 CSE 485, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #108 CSE 486, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #109 E E 485, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #110 E E 486, Course Change, Engineering (HOLD)
Item #111 Human Development and Family Studies, B.S., Add, Change, Drop Options, Health and Human Development (HOLD)
--Life Span Human Services (add)
--Life Span Developmental Science (name change)
--Children, Youth, and Family Services (drop)
--Adult Development and Aging Services (drop)
--Community Human Services (drop)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #114 HD FS 495B, Course Change, Health and Human Development
Approved with change in credits from 4 credits to 3 credits--effective Fall Semester 2006.
Item #118 Forensic Science, B.S., Add Options, Science (HOLD)
--Forensic Biology
--Forensic Chemistry
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.
Item #125 Mining Technology, Associate Degree, New, University College (HOLD)
Approved academically; pending administrative approval by the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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 December 22, 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 #001 Agribusiness Management, Associate Degree, Name Change, Agricultural Sciences
Item #017 Building Engineering Technology, Associate Degree, Name Change, 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
Laurie P. Breakey, Chair, University College, DuBois
Joseph Cecere, Capital
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
Donald Leslie, Resource, Undergraduate Education
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
John Sanchez, Communications
David J. Spector, Medicine
Bonj Szczygiel, Arts and Architecture
Arkady Tempelman, Science
Horst von Dorpowski, ACUE, Education
Barbara Wiens-Tuers, Altoona
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 (No proposals submitted)
Berks 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 (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
University College

APPENDIX B

Graduate
Post-Baccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs

APPENDIX C

College of Medicine (No proposals submitted)

APPENDIX D

Dickinson School of Law (No proposals submitted)

SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETENTION AND TRANSFER

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:

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:

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

-- Academic Year 2006-2007

Proposal Due Date

Record 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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