Meeting Date: 
December 6, 2019
12/06/2019 9:00 am to 10:30 am
442 Austin Hall

Anticipated absences: Michael Harte, Rebecca Mathern


  1. Curricular Proposals
    • 9:10 – Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – Jake Hamblin, Inara Scott; Guest – Lindsay Andrews  
    • Engineering Science #102102 – New Degree Program Proposal – Candice Clark, Rebecca Mathern   
  1. Liaison Policy (not discussed on November 22)
    • On May 24, 2019, the Curriculum Council approved a change from 2 to 3 liaisons for Category I proposals, but the Academic Programs and Assessment (APA) site indicates that there shall be 3 liaisons for both course and program proposals.
    • How does the Curriculum Council wish to resolve this issue? Potential options:
      1. Ask APA to correct the online verbiage to match what the Council approved;
      2. Curriculum Council can revise the policy in accordance with the online verbiage (require three liaisons for both course and program proposals); or
      3. Revise the policy to allow courses taught fully within a college to have only two different liaisons from within the college.
  1. Course Proposals
    See Information Items below for instructions to access the CPS.

For new courses and change courses, please remember to review Learning Outcomes, as well as alignment with assessments.

The proposals in the attached file will be approved after the December 6, 2019 meeting.

The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the December 13, 2019 meeting. 

  1. 10:00 – CIM Training – Mike Jefferis, Caryn Stoess
    Curriculum Council members will be shown how proposals will appear in their inbox.
  1. Matters Arising
    • How many are available to attend the scheduled December 13 meeting? Scheduled topics:
      • Intent Policy w/Alix Gitelman; perhaps continuation of the Liaison Policy with Alix
      • Marine Studies Proposal #106759 – M. Harte, D. Sanchez
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Michele Swift
  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern
  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Nave-Abele

Information Items:

Zoom Connection (good thru Fall 2019)

ID: 629-240-712


Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting Schedule 
December 13 ~ 442 Austin Hall
December 13 ~ Fall term ends!!
January 8 ~ 128B Kidder Hall
January 15 ~ 128B Kidder Hall


  • Cat I Proposals
    • Artificial Intelligence MS, MEng, PhD #107212  – New Degree Program Proposal – Carol McKiel, Mina Ossiander
      • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Graduate Council review
      • 1/2020 – review w/Curriculum Council

    • Engineering Science #102102 – New Degree Program Proposal – Candice Clark, Rebecca Mathern
      • 10/18/19 Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning; pending Curriculum Council approval
      • 11/18/19 -  Waiting for originator to submit associated courses

    • Marine Studies BA, BS #106759  – New Degree Program Proposal
      • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Curriculum Council review
      • 12/13/19 – review proposal w/Curriculum Council

    • Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – Jake Hamblin, Inara Scott
      • 10/18/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
      • 10/23/19 - Pending Graduate Council approval; 10/28/19 Grad Cncl sent back for additional liaisons and to improve concurrent course language – waiting for originator to respond.
      • 11/18/19 – Approved by Graduate Council

    • Outdoor Products #102419 – New Degree Program Proposal (undergraduate) – Michele Swift, Yumie Takata
      • 11/18/19 –  Pending approval by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee

  • Policies
    • Hybrid Courses – G. Beach requested to revise based on 4/17/18 CC comments; req 4/26/18
      • 9/24/19 – Cub Kahn, Shannon Riggs and Gary Beach reviewing the final draft
      • 11/1/19 – Tentatively scheduled to be discussed
      • 11/?/19 – A. Gitelman & L. Templeton to review – no review mtg scheduled

    • Majors – 5/23/2018 – Action: Tabled R. Mathern will resolve some of the CIM issues; needs to relate to Academic Regulations; CC will review after revised
      • Not approved in 2017-2018 ~VN
      • 2/26/19 – to be finalized after the CIM rollout

    • Minimum Class Size – 5/23/2018 – Action: R. Mathern will work over the 2018 summer to create a more coherent policy
      • 1/18/2019 – Mathern will determine from Gitelman if review needed prior to accreditation
      • 2/26/2019 – per RM and A. Gitelman – HOLD – will not be reviewed prior to accreditation visit

    • Minors 5/23/2018 – Action: R. Mathern and M. Ossiander will review over the 2018 summer and propose combining Minors and Options
      • Review on 2/22/19 with Options (tentative)

    • Non-credit Coursework Policy – Prem Mathew is requesting review
      • 2/1/19 – subcommittee of P. Mathew, P. Diebel, R. Mathern, R. Garagnani, L. Shirley will draft a structure for the CC to review

    • Options – 5/9/2018 – Tabled until recommendations from Rebecca and Mina are brought forward for consideration – this likely won’t occur until Fall 2018s
      • Review on 2/22/2019 with, or after, Minors (tentative)

    • Standalone Undergraduate Certificates
      • 11/1/19 – Per R. Mathern – she and A. Gitelman will: draft a policy for CC members to request input from their respective colleges, recommend potential revisions to Academic Regulations and create a structure for moving certificate proposals through the system.

  • Undergraduate Academic Program Reviews
    • American Studies B.S. – this is an OSU-Cascades-only degree, and the site visit will take place at OSU Cascades April 21-23, 2019 – Reviewers: Candice Clark, Allen Thompson
    • Applied Economics – March 3-5
      • 11/8/19 –  Waiting on AP per M. Swift

    • Environmental Sciences B.S. (tentatively scheduled week of February 3-8 March 18-20, 2019 – APA is working on securing external reviewers) – Rebecca Mathern, Carol McKiel Terry Rooker
    • Music UAPR Action Plan – Michael Harte, Michele Swift – materials in secure site 
      • Action Plan – CC review on January 18 
      • 1/18/19 – sent back to unit with comments

    • Sociology B.A./B.S. – April 7-9, 2019 – Reviewers: Jeff Reimer, Carol McKiel  4/9/2019 – Report to APA 
    • Joint review for two undergraduate programs housed in the same department, aka Applied Economics – March 3-5, 2019 – Reviewers: Michael Harte, Michele Swift
      • B.S. Agricultural Business Management
      • B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy

    • Revised AP for Music per MS 11/8/19

  • Course Designators
    • AI Course Designator
      • 10/18/19 – Curriculum Council voted to send back for additional information to strengthen the proposal, more rationale for why a distinct course designator is needed, and to wait for the program proposal to make its way through the CPS so both the course designator and program proposal can be considered in conjunction.
        • 11/1/19 – C. McKiel will again advise the originator of the following Curric Cncl action: “The Curriculum Council is not rejecting the AI course designator, but would like to review the course designator in tandem with the new program proposal once it arrives in the CC system.”

  • Miscellaneous
    • Accreditation Standards
      • 11/1/19 – Registrar’s Office annually runs a credit-hour review report to identify discrepancies between a course’s hours and credits. Registrar requests that the CC members review the identified discrepancies. Following review, CC, members to decide if J. Bunnage from accreditation should come to a CC meeting to discuss the discrepancies and possible resolutions.

    • Discuss review and approval of Ecampus proposals
    • Professional Degrees Workgroup appointed during 2/22/2019 CC meeting
      • Members: Gary Beach, Theresa Filtz, Lisa Ganio, Rosemary Garagnani, Rebecca Mathern, Ann Zweber

Note: blue, bolded text indicates dates items were approved or dispensed with.