Meeting Date: 
November 14, 2018
11/14/2018 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
128B Kidder Hall
Event Description: 

A PDF of the agenda can be found here.


Anticipated absence: Richard Nafshun, Ann Zweber
Remote participants: Andrew Ketsdever
Early departure: Mina Ossiander

1. 12:00-12:25 – Proposal to Include Mental Wellbeing Resource Information in the OSU Required Syllabus – Bonnie Hemrick, Ian Kellems, Tess Webster-Henry, Josey Koehn 

2. Category II Proposals

  • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the November 14, 2018 meeting.
  • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following November 21, 2018.

3. Matters Arising

4. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Allen Thompson

5. Report from Academic Programs and Assessment – Gary Beach

Information Items:

  • The English UAPR Action Plan is scheduled to be discussed on November 28 and can be found in the Curriculum Council secure site.
  • Please advise Vickie at [email protected] if you’ll miss a meeting.
  • 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.
  • All materials distributed during a meeting shall be forwarded electronically to Vickie Nunnemaker prior to the meeting to ensure that remote participants also receive the materials.


  • Cat I Proposals
    • MA/MS in Communication #99706 – Mina Ossiander, Terry Rooker
      • 10/23/18 - GC returned to originator, who responded 11/9/18

    • Crop & Soil Science (Ecampus – expedited proposal)
    • Organic Agriculture #100609 Grad. Cert. – Michael Harte, John Schuna
      • Approved by B&FP; 4/25/18 – GC sent back; 5/2/18, 10/29/18

    • Biological and Ecological Engineering – MENG #99844 – Change Graduate Major – Wesley Brewer, Nick Fleury

  • Policies
    • Catalog Year Policy – approved 11/7/2018
    • 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 and A. Thompson will work over the summer to create a more coherent policy
    • Minors - 5/23/2018 – Action: R. Mathern and M. Ossiander will review over the summer and propose combining Minors and Options
    • Options – 5/9/2018 – Tabled until recommendations from Rebecca and Mina are brought forward for consideration – this likely won’t occur until Fall 2018
    • Posthumous Degrees – 5/9/2018 – Tabled until R. Mathern takes this policy to the UEC for input; current policy stands
      • Action: R. Mathern will forward revised verbiage from the UEC to V. Nunnemaker, who will forward for review to the Graduate Council and deans of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine.
      • 11/7/2018 – CC reviewed & suggested revisions; R. Mathern will present revised verbiage to the CC.

    • Special Topics – 10/31/2018 no objections/approved

  • Undergraduate Academic Program Reviews
    • Environmental Sciences B.S. (tentatively scheduled during the week of February 3-8 – APA is working on securing external reviewers)
    • Joint review for two undergraduate programs housed in the same department (tentatively scheduled during the week of March 3-8 – APA is working on securing external reviewers): Reviewers: Michael Harte, Michele Swift
      • B.S. Agricultural Business Management
      • B.S. Environmental Economics and Policy

    • Sociology B.A./B.S. (this can be held during Spring term if necessary) Reviewers: Jeff Reimer, Carol McKiel
    • American Studies B.S. – this is an OSU Cascades-only degree, and the site visit will take place at OSU Cascades (Spring term) – Reviewer: TBA
    • English Action Plan – discuss 11/28/2018

  • Course Designators

  • Miscellaneous
    • Discuss review and approval of Ecampus proposals

Meeting Schedule
November 21 – 128B Kidder Hall  CANCELED
November 28 – 128B Kidder Hall