Meeting Date: 
October 16, 2020
10/16/2020 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting
  1. Welcome and Introductions
    • Review mission and purpose of Curriculum Council – Dana Sanchez
  1. Orientation
  1. 10:30-11:00 – CIM Overview – Janice Nave-Abele
    • Some Graduate Council members may join the meeting for this overview.
  1. Activity: Curricular Proposal Review
    • Breakout rooms:
    • Carol, Kate, Arup
    • Seri, Ping, Lan
    • Mina, Eric S., Manoj
    • Dana, Eric I.
    • Inara, Allison
      • Review recommendations and vote
      • Review next week’s responsibilities
  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 
Wednesday, October 21 ~ 10:30-12:00 ~ Zoom
Friday, October 30 ~ 10:00-11:30 ~ Zoom


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
    • 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

  • 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.