Meeting Date: 
May 24, 2019
05/24/2019 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm
128B Kidder Hall
Event Description: 

A PDF of the agenda can be found here.


Anticipated absences: Joseph Klopfenstein, Richard Nafshun, Terry Rooker

  1. 2:45 – LEAD 342 Team and Organizational Leadership #104944  
    • Penny Diebel, College of Agricultural Sciences Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, will be present
    • The College of Business associate deans have been invited to meet with the Curriculum Council but, at the time the agenda was prepared, no response had been received.
      • Response to COB Concerns from Jonathan Valez  NOTE: This response is now in the online proposal, but was not when the course was reviewed last week.
    • May 17 recap –
      • The proposal is to change the course description and extend this existing course to the broader campus as a Baccalaureate Core course in the Social Processes and Institutions category.
      • The COB liaison comments for this course from Prem Mathew were not supportive. He noted that a number of COB faculty have research expertise, are well-published in the organizational leadership domain and there are a number of related business courses. Additionally, there appears to be no content specific to programs in CAS.
      • During the Curriculum Council meeting, the COB representative indicated that there is significant overlap with an existing COB course, and the titles are very similar. There are also concerns related to redundancy in the curriculum.
      • Additional discussion included:
        • CAS has had the leadership program for quite a while.
        • The current instructor advised a Council member that there is demand since it is being taught to 99 students from all over campus.
        • The COB could have offered their similar course as a Baccalaureate Core course, as CAS is attempting to do.
        • The understanding is that the CAS leadership program is not entrepreneurial, so one felt the course was very different from the COB course.
        • Issues related to COB accreditation.
        • From a student point of view, having similar course titles is problematic.
  1. Curricular Policies and Procedures – Reviewing and Updating
  1. Request for Exception to Expedited Category II Policy to Drop Pre-requisite Courses
  1. Category II Proposals 
    • Proposals to be approved following the May 24 meeting:
      • All Category II Proposals
      • Non-course Proposal:
        • Health Systems and Policy #107091 – Change Graduate Option
        • Nutrition – MS, PhD #107312 – Change Graduate Major
    • Proposals to be approved following the May 31 meeting:
  1. 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 advise Vickie at [email protected] if you will miss a meeting.
  • CC Secure Site – contact Caitlin Calascibetta 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 Data Sciences #106498 New Degree Program Proposal – Jane Nichols, Allen Thompson
      • 5/15/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning
      • 5/17/19 – Approved by Graduate Council
      • 5/31/19 – Scheduled for Curriculum Council review

    • Dual Language #106528 – New Grad Certificate Program – Online –  Nick Fleury, Terry Rooker
      • 5/14/19, 5/22/19 – Pending Graduate Council approval

    • English for Speakers of Other Languages  #106509 – New Graduate Certificate Program – Online – John Schuna, Allen Thompson
      • 5/14/19, 5/22/19 – Pending Graduate Council approval 

    • History and Philosophy of Science, MA, MS, PhD #82799 Renaming an Academic Program – Jeff Reimer, Mina Ossiander
      • 5/14/19 Pending response from originator at Graduate Council request
      • 5/22/19 – Approved by Graduate Council
      • 5/31/19 – Scheduled for Curriculum Council review

    • Master’s Degree in History, MA/MS #104974 – New Graduate Degree Program – Terry Rooker, Ann Zweber
      • 4/30/19, 5/14/19, 5/22/19 Pending approval by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee

    • Organic Farming Systems #105032 – New Certificate Program Proposal – Carol McKiel, Michele Swift
      • 4/30/19  Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee approved the proposal
      • 5/17/19 – Curric Cncl initial discussion
      • 5/17/19 – Curriculum Council approved, but placed on hold until liaisons are received

  • Policies
    • Hybrid Courses – G. Beach requested to revise based on 4/17/18 CC comments; req 4/26/18
    • Liaison
      • 5/17/19 – initial discussion by Curric Cncl

    • 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 2018
      • Review on 2/22/2019 with, or after, Minors (tentative)

  • 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 April 21-23, 2019 – Reviewers: Candice Clark, Allen Thompson
    • Applied Economics – March 3-5
    • 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. – April 7-9, 2019 – Reviewers: Jeff Reimer, Carol McKiel  4/9/2019 – Report to APA
    • Joint review for two undergraduate programs housed in the same department, aka Applied Economics – March 3-5, 2019 – Reviewers: Michael Harte, Michele Swift
      • B.S. Agricultural Business Management
      • B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy

  • Course Designators
    • None pending

  • Miscellaneous
    • 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

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







































Meeting Schedule 
May 31 ~ 128B Kidder Hall
June 7 ~ 128B Kidder Hall