Meeting Date: 
November 18, 2020
11/18/2020 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Anticipated absence: Rosemary Garagnani

  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, as well as alignment with assessments.
      • The shaded proposals on the attachment are those pending approval by the Curriculum Council co-chairs. The remaining proposals are included to indicate what is coming up.
  1. Proposal Reviewers
    • If the secondary or tertiary reviewer is unable to attend a meeting where a proposal for which they are responsible is on the list to be approved, please send any concerns about the proposal to the primary reviewer. Likewise, if the primary reviewer is unable to attend a meeting, they need to advise the other two reviewers whether they have concerns. If there are no recorded concerns from a reviewer who is unable to attend a meeting, it will be assumed that they have no objections.
  1. 11:00-11:20 – American Studies Program Review Action Plan – Candice Clark, Allen Thompson  
  1. College Representative Discussion Wrap-Up
  1. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern
  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Nave-Abele
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Dana Sanchez, Inara Scott

Information Items:

Meeting Schedule 
Friday, December 4  ~ 10:00-11:30 ~ Zoom
Wednesday, December 9 ~ 10:30-12:00 ~ Zoom
December 11 ~ Fall term ends!!!


Degree Proposals

  • International Agricultural Development Graduate Minor – CM #60


  • 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
    • SWLF MOU

  • 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.
  • Course Specific Measurable Student Learning Outcomes: See Student Learning Outcomes for a definition and instructions 
  • 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.
      • Syllabus – Minimum Requirements: Syllabi

    • Although recent revisions were approved by the Curriculum Council, originators felt that sentence 1 seemed to contradict sentences 2 and 3 and interpreting the language as being required to submit all syllabi versions regardless of whether it’s a Baccalaureate Core course.
    • 5/29/2020 – additional revisions, appearing in blue were approved.

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 – Discuss on 11/18/2020
  • Environmental Sciences B.S. (tentatively scheduled week of February 3-8 March 18-20, 2019 – Rebecca Mathern, Carol McKiel Terry Rooker

Course Designators

  • None pending


  • 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.