Meeting Date: 
February 26, 2020
02/26/2020 9:30 am to 11:00 am
128B Kidder Hall

Remote participant: Andrew Ketsdever

  1. Hybrid Course Policy – Proposed Revisions
  1. Curricular Proposals
    • Energy Policy Online Graduate Certificate #106319 – New Certificate Program Proposal – Carol McKiel, Yumie Takata
    • Urban Agriculture #107200, New Certificate Program Proposal – Mina Ossiander, Terry Rooker 
    • Pending Proposals
  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 after the February 26, 2020 meeting. 
      • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the March 3, 2020 meeting.  
  1. Discussion Item
    • If a course is designated as face-to-face, but the instructor chooses to place a large amount of the course material online, is this allowed? Is there a policy that addresses this situation?
  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)

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Phone: 1-669-900-6833


Meeting Schedule 
March 4 ~ 128B Kidder Hall
March 11 ~ 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; Graduate Council approved 2/13/2020

  • College of Business, 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
    • 2/19/2020 – Approval by Curriculum Council with 9 votes in favor and no dissenting votes.

  • College of Business, School of Design and Human Environment (DHE) #108435 – Termination of an Academic Unit Proposal Jake Hamblin, Seri Roberts
  • 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

  • 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 Policy – 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.
    • 2/19/2020 – Motion to approve passed by 10 votes in favor with no dissenting votes; M. Swift will incorporate grammatical revisions.

  • 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.>
    • 2/19/2020 – Approved by Curriculum Council with 10 votes in favor and no dissenting votes

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.  

  • Alix Gitelman (below topics were not discussed 2/19/2020):
    • Is there a university policy related to course learning outcomes?
    • Definition of a Lab, Recitation, etc.

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