Meeting Date: 
January 31, 2022
01/31/2022 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

Anticipated absence: Beth Rankin

  1. Curricular Proposal Reviews
    • See Information Items below for instructions to access CIM.
    • For new courses and change courses, please remember to review Learning Outcomes in the proposal, as well as alignment with assessments.
      • The attached shaded proposals are those pending approval by the Curriculum Council co-chairs. The remaining proposals are included to indicate what is coming up.

  1. Undergraduate Certificate Program’s Interdisciplinary Requirement

Should the highlighted undergraduate requirement be revised or removed?

Undergraduate, embedded and standalone, as well as post-baccalaureate certificates are defined by OSU as “a specified interdisciplinary program of study leading to an official certificate and notation on the transcript.” Undergraduate certificates require a minimum of 27 credits. A certificate program is distinguished from an academic unit minor in that the courses are from more than one academic unit rather than from a single academic unit. It is distinguished from an option in that the certificate program is separate from, but complementary to, a specific major degree program rather than providing an alternative series of courses within the framework of a single degree program. At the baccalaureate level, there are three ways to complete a certificate program: a student takes the certificate in conjunction with a formal degree program at the University, a student already has a baccalaureate degree and is earning a post-baccalaureate certificate, or a student is pursuing only an undergraduate certificate.  (

  • (For comparison) A graduate certificate is defined in the OSU Catalog as "a structured progression of graduate-level courses that constitute a coherent body of study with a specifically defined focus within a single discipline or a logical combination of disciplines. It is designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and are in pursuit of advanced-level learning."... (

  1. Matters Arising

  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern

  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Nave-Abele

  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Ping-Hung Hsieh, Amy Koehlinger

Information Items:


  • New Location Policy (proposed) and (current)
  • Course Description Guideline: should there be a course description guideline?
  • 100/200-level vs. 300/400-level Learning Outcomes: this is based on Inara Scott’s concern on the BA233 and BA390 proposals.

Meeting Schedule
Monday, February 7 ~ Curriculum Council meeting