Meeting Date: 
February 19, 2020
02/19/2020 9:30 am to 11:00 am
128B Kidder Hall

Anticipated absence: Dana Sanchez
Remote participant: Rebecca Mathern


  1. 9:30-10:15 – Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    • Transition from Academic Program Reviews to Academic Unit Review,
    • Course learning outcomes and accreditation
      • Should there be a course change proposal when learning outcomes change?
      • Is there a university policy related to course learning outcomes?
    • Definition of a Lab
  1. Standalone Certificates – Rebecca Mathern
    • Proposed Standalone Certificates Policy Note: the shaded area on the attachment is what the Curriculum Council will consider.
    • Verbiage to transition to a standalone certificate by May 1, 2020 (page 2 of the above attachment)
  1. Curricular Proposals
    • College of Business, School of Design and Human Environment (DHE) #108435 – Termination of an Academic Unit Proposal
      • Needs reviewers
    • Create Schools of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems; Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain; Marketing, Analytics, and Design within the College of Business #108414 – Establishment of a New Department/School Proposal – Rebecca Mathern, Dana Sanchez 
  1. Liaison Policy 
    • Policy Revised February 15, 2020
  1. Course Proposals
    • See Information Items below for instructions to access the CPS and CIM.
    • 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 following the February 19, 2020 meeting.  
      • The proposals in the attached file will be approved after the February 26, 2020 meeting. 
  1. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern
  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Nave-Abele
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Michele Swift


Information Items:

Zoom Connection (good through Winter 2020)

ID: 530-409-246


Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting Schedule 
February 19 ~ 128B Kidder Hall
February 26 ~ 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
    • 2/4/2020 – pending originator response to Graduate Council concerns

  • Energy Policy Online Graduate Certificate #106319 – New Certificate Program Proposal Carol McKiel, Yumie Takata
    • 11/21/2019 – Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee returned to originator
    • 2/17/2020  – pending B&FP approval
    • 2/26/2020 – Curriculum Cncl to discuss

  • Marine Studies BA, BS #106759 – New Degree Program Proposal – Michael Harte, Michele Swift
    • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Curriculum Council review
    • 12/13/19 – review proposal w/Curriculum Council; discussion tabled to another meeting
    • 2/6/19 – pending originator response to Curriculum Council concerns

  • Create Schools of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems; Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain; Marketing, Analytics, and Design within the College of Business #108414 – Establishment of a New Department/School Proposal Rebecca Mathern, Dana Sanchez
    • 1/25/2020 – Pending approval by Curriculum Council

  • Urban Agriculture #107200, New Certificate Program Proposal – Mina Ossiander, Terry Rooker   
    • 1/9/2020 – Proposal sent back to originator  by Budgets & Fiscal Planning
    • 2/17/2020 – Pending  originator response to Budgets & Fiscal Planning concerns
    • 2/26/2020 – Curriculum Cncl to discuss

  • Yoga Studies and Yoga Teacher Training #107557, New Certificate Program Proposal Carol McKiel, Jane Nichols
    • 1/13/2020 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning
    • 1/25/2020 – Waiting for originator to submit courses in CIM; Pending approval by Curriculum Council


  • 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

  • Liaison – 12/06/19 – Janice Nave-Abele will draft appropriate language, and how APA envisions the website to appear, to be considered by the Council. M. Swift indicated that the language needs to pertain to both course and program proposals Janice agreed to do so. Michele will work on revising the verbiage to be consistent with what Janice is doing.
    • 1/15/2020 Curriculum Council first discussion; 1/29/2020 – discussion continued
    • 2/4/2020 – M. Swift will revise the policy.

  • 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

  • Dept. of Ag Ed & Ag Science – early to mid-April 2020
  • American Studies B.S. –  Reviewers: Candice Clark, Allen Thompson – this is an OSU-Cascades-only degree, and the site visit will take place at OSU-Cascades April 21-23, 2019
  • 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

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.”


  • 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

  • Undergraduate Academic Program Review/Unit Review Discussion
    • The January 15 discussion summary is in BOX.  


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