Meeting Date: 
February 15, 2019
02/15/2019 9:00 am to 10:30 am
128B Kidder Hall
Event Description: 

A PDF of the agenda can be found here.


Voting members absent: Richard Nafshun

  1. Category I Proposals
  • Engineering Management #104678 – New Graduate Certificate Program
    • need reviewers
  1. Category II Proposals  
  • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the February 15, 2019 meeting.
  • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the February 22, 2019 meeting.
  1. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Allen Thompson
  1. Report from Academic Programs and Assessment – Gary Beach

Information Items:

  • The next three items are from Rebecca Mathern:

1.  The broader non-credit discussion will occur on March 14, 2019. Attendees will include Penny Diebel, Prem Mathew, Lindsey Shirley and Rebecca Mathern. If anyone else would like to attend, please email Rebecca so that she can get you the details. 

2.   Please be prepared for an in-depth CIM (CPS replacement) discussion on March 8, 2019. Mike Jefferis will attend to demonstrate the system and review the process that the stakeholder/implementation team has followed to date. 

3.   The CC will invite Sherm Bloomer and the UEC Associate Deans to a discussion on March 22 during the CC meeting related to the possible revision of the minors policy. Please be prepared to discuss this – specifically related to the previous discussion about equity around a certain number of credits being exempt from double dipping for multiple requirements.

  • Please advise Vickie at [email protected] if you will miss a meeting.
  • EC Secure Site – contact Caitlin Caliscibetta at [email protected] to access materials
  • Curriculum Proposals – The Curriculum Proposal System can be found at To access Curriculum Council proposals, select Curriculum Council Chair in the ‘Review Group’ box, then click on ‘Search’ below the boxes; the proposals will be listed below the ‘Search’ button.


  • Cat I Proposals
    • Biological and Ecological Engineering – MENG #99844 – Change Graduate Major – Wesley Brewer, Nick Fleury
      • Pending approval by Graduate Council

    • Communication – MA/MS #99706 – Mina Ossiander, Terry Rooker, Jake Hamblin 10/23/18 GC returned to originator, who responded 11/9/18 & 1/17/19
      • Graduate Council approved 2/12/19

    • CyberSecurity #105390 – New Undergraduate Certificate Program Proposal – Anne Zweber, Wesley Brewer
      • 1/25/19 – conditional approval if changes made by originator

    • Engineering Management #104678 – New Graduate Certificate Program – need reviewers
      • Pending Budgets approval

    • Environmental Sciences B.S. – OSU-Cascades #99417 – Jane Nichols, Jeff Reimer
      • Discussion on 12/5/2018 – CC issues noted in CPS
      • 1/28/19 – no response from proposers

    • Human Development & Family Sciences #106070 – Change Undergraduate Minor – Wesley Brewer, Allen Thompson No reviewers needed – Cat II
    • Rural Policy Online Graduate Certificate #105628 – New Certificate Program Proposal – Rebecca Mathern, Jeff Reimer
      • 2/13/19 – approved by Budgets; pending approval by Graduate Council

  • Policies
    • Hybrid Courses – G. Beach requested to revise based on 4/17/18 CC comments; req 4/26/18
    • 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

    • Minimum Class Size – 5/23/2018 – Action: R. Mathern will work over the summer to create a more coherent policy
      • 1/18/19 – Mathern will determine from Gitelman if review needed prior to accreditation

    • Minors - 5/23/2018 – Action: R. Mathern and M. Ossiander will review over the summer and propose combining Minors and Options
      • Review on 1/25/18

    • Non-credit Coursework Policy – Prem Mathew is requesting review
      • 2/1/19 – subcomm of P. Mathew, P. Diebel, R. Mathern 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 2018
      • Review on 1/25/18

  • 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 (Spring term) – Reviewers: Candice Clark, Allen Thompson
    • 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. (this can be held during Spring term if necessary) Reviewers: Jeff Reimer, Carol McKiel
    • Joint review for two undergraduate programs housed in the same department, aka Applied Economics – March 3-5, 2019 – APA has external reviewers secured – Reviewers: Michael Harte, Michele Swift
      • B.S. Agricultural Business Management
      • B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy

  • Miscellaneous
    • Discuss review and approval of Ecampus proposals

Meeting Schedule
February 22 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 1 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 8 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 15 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 22 – 128B Kidder Hall