Meeting Date: 
November 22, 2019
11/22/2019 9:00 am to 10:30 am
442 Austin Hall

Anticipated absences: Michael Harte, Inara Scott
Early departure: Michele Swift

  1. Learning Outcomes Training (cont’d)
    • Messages from Inara Scott and Janice Nave-Abele re: learning outcomes and assessment
    • 9:00-9:45 – ‘Sparkshop’ – Best Practices in Learning Outcomes and Assessment – Funmi Amobi, Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Janice will report on timelines for creating training materials, including the video from CTL.
  1. Curricular Proposals
    • Engineering Science #102102 – New Degree Program Proposal – Candice Clark, Rebecca Mathern tentative
    • Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – Jake Hamblin, Inara Scott   
    • Artificial Intelligence MS, MEng, PhD #107212
      • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Graduate Council review
      • Reviewers needed
    • Marine Studies BA, BS #106759 – New Degree Program Proposal
      • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Curriculum Council review
      • Reviewers needed – Potentially review on December 6?
  1. Liaison Policy
    • On May 24, 2019, the Curriculum Council approved a change from 2 to 3 liaisons for Category I proposals,  but the Academic Programs and Assessment (APA) site indicates that there shall be 3 liaisons for both course and program proposals.
    • How does the Curriculum Council wish to resolve this issue?
      1. Ask APA to correct the online verbiage to match what the Council approved;
      2. Curriculum Council can revise the policy in accordance with the online verbiage (require three liaisons for both course and program proposals); or
      3. Revise the policy to allow courses taught fully within a college to have only two different liaisons from within the college.
  1. Course Proposals
    See Information Items below for instructions for accessing the CPS. Please note that the first tab on the below attachments contains all Cat II courses and the second tab contains only Cat II non-course proposals.

For new courses and change courses, please remember to review Learning Outcomes, as well as alignment with assessments.

The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the November 22, 2019 meeting. 

The proposals in the attached file will be approved after November 29, 2019.

  1. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Michele Swift
    • GER100 and DFL Discussion – Michele Swift
      • Recap of discussion with Rebecca Mathern, Noah Buckley, Carol McKiel, Michele Swift
  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern
  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Nave-Abele

Information Items:

  • 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 the appropriate CC Rep in the ‘Review Group’ box, then click on ‘Search’ below the boxes; the proposals will be listed below the ‘Search’ button


Zoom Connection (good thru Fall 2019)

ID: 629-240-712


Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting Schedule 
November 29 ~ 9:00-10:30 – 442 Austin Hall
December 6 ~ 9:00-10:30 – 442 Austin Hall


  • Cat I Proposals
    • Artificial Intelligence MS, MEng, PhD #107212  – New Degree Program Proposal  
      • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Graduate Council review
      • 11/22/19 – reviewers needed
    • 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
      • 5/28/19 – Per Budgets & Fiscal Planning, proposal does not appear to meet minimum requirements.
      • 6/4/19; 10/23/19 – Approved by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning; pending Graduate Council approval
      • 11/1/19 – Terry Rooker to present linked  comments to Curriculum Council
      • 11/6/19 M. Swift sending request revising proposal to reflect HST 514 will be the Public History course (not 513 as indicated in the proposal); and will ask Janice to include in the proposal comments section the paragraph from Jake below with his answer to my question about overlap/opportunities with History of Philosophy of Science.
      • 11/15/19 -  Curriculum Council approved proposal
      • Creative Writing #106904 – New Degree Program Proposal – Rosemary Garagnani, Terry Rooker
        • 10/23/19, 10/28/19 – approved by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning (undergraduate degree)
        • 11/15/19 –Curriculum Council  approved proposal
      • Engineering Science #102102 – New Degree Program Proposal – Candice Clark, Rebecca Mathern
        • 10/18/19 Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning; pending Curriculum Council approval
        • 11/18/19 -  Waiting for originator to submit associated courses
      • Marine Studies BA, BS #106759  – New Degree Program Proposal
        • 11/20/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee; pending Curriculum Council review
        • 11/22/19 – reviewers needed – potentially review on December 6?
      • Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS, PhD #107612 – Suspension of an Academic Program all review
        • 10/7/19 –  Approved by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning and Graduate Council
        • 10/18/19 – CC sent back for Pharmacy & Vet Med liaison
        • 10/23/19, 10/28/19 – pending requested liaisons
        • 11/6/19 – asked Janice to request M. Childers to re-enter comments in the CPS.
        • 11/10/19 – Curriculum Council approved proposal

      • Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – Jake Hamblin, Inara Scott
        • 10/18/19 – Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
        • 10/23/19 - Pending Graduate Council approval; 10/28/19 Grad Cncl sent back for additional liaisons and to improve concurrent course language – waiting for originator to respond.
        • 11/18/19 – Approved by Graduate Council

      • Outdoor Products #102419 – New Degree Program Proposal (undergraduate) – Michele Swift, Yumie Takata
        • 11/18/19 –  Pending approval by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee

  • Policies
    • Course Designator Policy
      • 11/1/19 – Curric Cncl approved revisions to the Rationale statement
      • 11/8/19 – Curric Cncl approved the revised policy.

    • 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

    • 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)

    • Standalone Undergraduate Certificates
      • 11/1/19 – Per R. Mathern – she and A. Gitelman will: draft a policy for CC members to request input from their respective colleges, recommend potential revisions to Academic Regulations and create a structure for moving certificate proposals through the system.

  • 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 waiting on AP per MS 11/8/19
    • 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

    • Revised AP for Music per MS 11/8/19

  • Course Designators
    • AI Course Designator
      • 10/18/19 – Curriculum Council voted to send back for additional information to strengthen the proposal, more rationale for why a distinct course designator is needed, and to wait for the program proposal to make its way through the CPS so both the course designator and program proposal can be considered in conjunction.
        • 11/1/19 – C. McKiel will again advise the originator of the following Curric Cncl action: “The Curriculum Council is not rejecting the AI course designator, but would like to review the course designator in tandem with the new program proposal once it arrives in the CC system.”

  • Miscellaneous
    • 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.

    • 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.