Meeting Date: 
October 17, 2018
10/17/2018 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
Remote participants: Andrew Ketsdever, Rebecca Mathern
Early departure: Nick Fleury
Guest: Henri Jansen

1. 12:00-12:25 – Unenforced Prerequisites Discussion – Henri Jansen, Rebecca Mathern

2. Category II Proposals

  • The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the October 17, 2018 meeting.
  •  The proposals in the attached file will be approved following the October 24, 2018 meeting.
    • Please review the Curriculum Council proposals in the Curriculum Proposal System (CPS) – the purpose of this is to perform a peer review of Category II proposals; all courses have already been approved by the relevant college representative. See Information Items below for instructions to access the CPS.

3. Undergraduate Academic Program Review – Economics Action Plan

Jeff Reimer will present the Economics Action Plan – materials for this review are in the Curriculum Council’s online secure site. Please compare the recommendations in the review report against the Action Plan and be ready to discuss.

4. Expedited Category II Proposal – Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Humanities #104775

The purpose of the proposal is to extend the existing Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Humanities program (School of History, Philosophy, and Religion in the College of Liberal Arts and Extended Campus) #104775 to distant locations including hybrid delivery by Ecampus to the OSU Satellite facility in Portland. The final review and approval step for this proposal is the OSU Provost (designate). 

The contact persons for this proposal are Courtney Campbell and Katherine Hubler (College of Liberal Arts) and Erica Curry and Alfonso Bradoch (Ecampus). The proposed effective term (following approval) will be Winter Term 2018 (Banner: 201902).

Please review this proposal and be ready to discuss.

5. OP Course Designator Request  

This request is associated with the proposed Outdoor Products New Degree Program, which is still in draft form in the CPS.

6. Matters Arising

7. Upcoming Discussions

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

9. Report from Academic Programs and Assessment – Gary Beach

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 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
    • BA/BS Arts, Media & Technology #103310 (New degree) – Prem Mathew, Tom Miller
      • HOLD until the ‘Canceled’ status is removed; HOLD removed 4/13/18
      • 4/25/18 – CC discussed and requested additional information
      • Tabled until 5/1/18 when additional information was requested.
      • 5/9/18 – new materials in the proposal included addition of 4-5 brand new courses; being held for submission of Cat IIs for new courses; someone will be invited to discuss the proposal
      • 10/05/18 – Approved by B&FP
      • 10/24/18 – CC will discuss

    • MA/MS in Communication #99706 – needs GC approval and CC reviewers assigned
    • Crop & Soil Science (Ecampus – expedited proposal)
    • Organic Agriculture #100609 – Michael Harte, John Schuna
      • Approved by B&FP; 4/25/18 – GC sent back; 5/2/18 – GC sent back again

  • Policies
    • Catalog Year – 10/10/2018 – approved with revisions
    • 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.

  • Undergraduate Academic Program Reviews
    • 4/17/2018 – Economics Action Plan review – returned to unit with requests
    • 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

  • Course Designators

  • Miscellaneous
    • Discuss review and approval of Ecampus proposals

Meeting Schedule  
October 24 – 128B Kidder Hall
October 31 – 128B Kidder Hall