Meeting Date: 
March 1, 2019
03/01/2019 9:00 am to 10:30 am
128B Kidder Hall

Anticipated absences: Alfonso Bradoch (v. R. Powell), Richard Nafshun, Anne Zweber

  1. 9:00-9:40 – Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  1. Category I Proposals
    • Undergraduate Certificate in CyberSecurity #105390 – New Certificate Program Proposal – Wesley Brewer, Ann Zweber

Update: Following approval by the Curriculum Council on January 29, 2019, the College of Business (COB) withdrew support of the certificate. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee sent back the proposal since it appeared to no longer be viable without support from the COB. The Colleges of Business and Engineering (COE) subsequently worked things out as follows:

  • There will be a change in terms of which BA class is required – BA 370 will be struck from the program, and BA 482 will now be a required class.
  • COE commits to designing a bridge class for non-CS students to catch them up and help them be successful. This will be developed and offered after the certificate itself is approved.
  • COE is also committed to adding additional COB (and other discipline) classes as electives as these are developed.

Action: The Faculty Senate Executive Committee requests that the Curriculum Council review the updated proposal (at the above URL) and advise Faculty Senate President Mina Carson whether the changes are acceptable to the Curriculum Council.

  • Business Analytics #106038 – New Degree Program Proposal – Terry Rooker, Allen Thompson
  • Russian Studies Undergraduate Certificate #100119 – Termination of an Academic Program Proposal
  1. Policy – Experimental “X” Courses


This is a joint request from the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment (APA) and the Office of the Registrar (OtR). When the Curriculum Council reviewed the Experimental “X” courses policy in April 2018, text was added indicating a proposal was not required to add an X course. APA and OtR both feel a CPS record is required when an X course is added, which means a proposal must be submitted. Attached is a document with the suggested edits from APA and OtR. (From Caryn Stoess)

  1. Category II Proposals  
    • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the March 1, 2019 meeting.
    • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the March 8, 2019 meeting.
    • The below Category II non-course proposals are on the above spreadsheets, but are also listed separately to bring them to your attention.
      • March 1 list:
        • Natural Resources, MNR #105586 – Change Graduate Major
        • Apparel Design #106074 – Drop Undergraduate Option
        • Interior Design #106077 – Drop Undergraduate Option
        • Sustainable Rangeland Ecosystem Stewardship #105346 – New Undergraduate Option
        • Education, BA, BS, HBA, HBS #105537 – Change Undergraduate Major
        • Environmental Sciences, MA, MS, PhD, PSM #106188 – Change Graduate Major
      • March 8 list:
        • Business – MSB #106354 – Change Graduate Major
        • Computer Science #105049 – Change Undergraduate Minor
        • Apparel Design – BS, CRED, HBS #106051 – Change Undergraduate Major
        • Design and Innovation Management- BS, CRED, HBS #101601 – Change Undergraduate Major
        • Interior Design, BS, CRED, HBS #106062 – Change Undergraduate Major
        • Merchandising Management, BS, CRED, HBS #106080 – Change Undergraduate Major
  2. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Allen Thompson
  1. Report from Academic Programs and Assessment – Gary Beach
  1. Report from the Office of the Registrar – Rebecca Mathern

Information Items:

  • Please forward your Spring term meeting availability to Caitlin Calascibetta and Vickie Nunnemaker as soon as possible so meetings dates and locations can be determined. The original request was emailed by Caitlin on February 19 at 1:09 PM.
  • The next three items are from Rebecca Mathern:
  1. 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. 
  2. The broader non-credit discussion will occur on March 14, 2019 (not during a Curriculum Council meeting). Attendees 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. 
  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
      • 2/25/19 - Pending approval by Graduate Council

    • Business Analytics #106038 – New Undergraduate Degree Program Proposal – Terry Rooker, Allen Thompson
      • 2/2/19 – approved by Budgets

    • 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
      • Curriculum Council approved 2/22/19

    • CyberSecurity #105390 – New Undergraduate Certificate Program Proposal – Anne Zweber, Wesley Brewer
      • 2/25/19 – EC requests review of revisions by Curriculum Council

    • Engineering Management #104678 – New Graduate Certificate Program – Wesley Brewer, Carol McKiel
      • 2/25/19 - Pending Budgets approval

    • Rural Policy Online Graduate Certificate #105628 – New Certificate Program Proposal – Rebecca Mathern, Jeff Reimer
      • 2/25/19 – approved by Budgets; pending approval by Graduate Council

    • Russian Studies Undergraduate Certificate #100119 – Termination of an Academic Program Proposal

  • 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 1/25/1

    • Professional Degrees Workgroup appointed during 2/22/19 CC meeting
      • Members: Gary Beach, Theresa Filtz, Lisa Ganio, Rosemary Garagnani, Rebecca Mathern, Ann Zweber

  • 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
March 8 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 15 – 128B Kidder Hall
March 22 – TBD