Meeting Date: 
May 29, 2020
05/29/2020 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Zoom Meeting
  1. 9:30 – Agronomy (CPS #105704) – Change Undergraduate Option – Adam Lindsley
    • Michele Swift indicates that there is an issue with the major/option requirements, and she would like the Council to discuss the following two options:
      1. Approve current proposal to extend the Agronomy option to Ecampus with later proposals to clean up the major/option requirements, or
      2. Wait for the proposals cleaning up the major/option requirements before approving the proposal to extend the Agronomy option to Ecampus.
    • Proposal  
    • Message trail
    • Major Core
  1. Policies
    • Syllabus - Minimum Requirements: Syllabi – Proposed Revisions
      • Current Syllabus Minimum Requirements Policy  
      • Janice Nave-Abele has informed the co-chairs that the recent revisions to the Syllabus Minimum Requirements has created some confusion on the part of originators, and she is suggesting additional revisions to remove the confusion and clarify the intent.
    • Experimental “X” Courses
      • Current Experimental “X” Courses Policy
      • There are concerns that “X” courses can be a pre-req – should the course go through a full curricular review? If a course was originally a 499 course, converting it to an “X” course allows the course to continue bypassing the review process.
  1. 10:00 – Academic/Unit Reviews – Phil Mote, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School
  1. Definitions – Baccalaureate Core
  1. Summer Schedule
  1. Mismatch Report/Google Drive – Michele Swift 
  1. Curricular 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 to review in the below files are those pending approval by the Curriculum Council co-chairs. The remaining proposals are included to show you what is coming up.
    • Course Proposals
    • Pending Non-course Proposals
  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

ID: 530-409-246


Phone: 1-669-900-6833


Meeting Schedule 
June 5 ~ Zoom
June 12 ~ Zoom



Degree Proposals

  • International Agricultural Development Graduate Minor – CM #60
  • 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; 4/22/2020, 5/6/2020 – Pending  originator response to Budgets & Fiscal Planning concerns


  • Credits/Contact Hours
    • Students earning 4 credits for 3 contact hours – Rebecca Mathern; See background information
    • On April 10, 2020, Takata requested from Mathern for more information/clarification about the contact hour definition for waivers, specifically by sharing the Federal policy/agreement on contact hours that OSU signs off.

  • SWLF waiver of 1 cr when courses moved from 3 to 4 credits due to lack of classroom space. 3/2/20

  • 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.

  • Definitions (lab, recitations, etc.)  – issue raised about the definitions Bacc Core is using and how they are interpreting the definitions with regards to Ecampus courses

  • Ecampus – Delivery of Instruction
  • 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
    • 2/26/2020 – R. Mathern will talk with her team, A. Gitelman, Financial Aid and J. Bunnage to determine what it would take to implement the policy; she will then review with Curriculum Council within a month.
    • 2/26/2020 – Once the Hybrid Course Policy is approved, discuss the issues related to a course 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? C. McKiel is communicating concerns to R. Mathern.

  • Learning Outcomes – 2/29/2020 – A. Gitelman and R. Mathern to draft a policy regarding submitting a change course proposal to CIM when a course’s learning outcomes are changed.

  • 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)

  • Revisions made to policies by other entities, but not reviewed or approved by the Curriculum Council.

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

  • EMGT Engineering Management CIM 11
    • Corresponding proposals for Engineering Management graduate certificate, and a (new) interdisciplinary graduate degree in Engineering Management  will be added to CIM


  • 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.