Meeting Date: 
October 18, 2019
10/18/2019 9:00 am to 10:30 am
442 Austin Hall
  1. Category I Proposal – Reviewers Needed
    • Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – needs reviewers
      Pending Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee and Graduate Council review.
  1. 10:00-10:30 – Curriculum Proposal System (CPS) Orientation – Janice Nave-Abele, Academic Programs and Assessment  
    It may be helpful, particularly for the new members, to bring a laptop or some device on which you can access the CPS as Janice is describing how to access the system.
  1. Curricular Proposals – Action Items
    • Suspension
      • Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS, PhD #107612 – Suspension of an Academic Program Proposal
            Approved by Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee and Graduate Council.
        • All members were asked to review this proposal.
    • Drop Graduate Majors
      • Foreign Languages & Literatures #107026 – Drop Graduate Minor
            Approved by Graduate Council 10/6/19.
        • All members were asked to review this proposal.
      • Health Management & Policy #107640 – Drop Graduate Minor
            Approved by Graduate Council 10/6/19.
        • All members were asked to review this proposal.
  2. Course Designator – AI (Artificial Intelligence)
    Both the rationale and a message from the Registrar indicating that the AI course designator is available are linked from the CPS at the end of the proposal under ‘Documents’.
    This proposal was first discussed on June 7, 2019 but, because concerns were identified related to the AI Course Designator request, this item will be discussed in October 2019.
  1. Category II Proposals
    The proposals in the attached files will be approved following the October 18, 2019 meeting. Please review the Curriculum Council proposals in the Curriculum Proposal System (CPS) – the purpose of this is to do a peer review of Category II proposals; all courses have already been approved by the relevant college representative. See Information Items below for instructions for accessing the CPS.

The below proposals were discussed on October 11, 2019:

  • #104305 (AG 445) – Social Media Advocacy in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
    • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are in the course title and referenced extensively in the proposal justification, but there isn’t any reference to either in the syllabus. How is this course specific to Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources? This proposal needs liaison from Forest Ecosystems and Society – Troy Hall and a professor were suggested; Carol will send to FES; add Michele as a liaison.
  • #107902 – ALS 145 – The only liaison listed was Jesse Nelson – it was suggested to add Jessica Beck as an additional liaison.
  • #107433 and #107432 – Carol will determine whether a College of Education liaison is needed; also, request liaison from the PAC program.
  • #105667 – This proposal describes a Capstone course, but there are no pre-requisites. Rebecca and Terry were on the recent program review – and interesting thing about the program is that they don’t have many required courses. How to limit to only juniors or senior registering?
    • Michael stated that the current course is being cross-listed with GEOG 452/552, which is undergoing a change proposal; there are no pre-requisites.
      • How will you limit students into the course?
      • Rebecca noted that there was discussion among various units related to a course approved last academic year, and stated that it met a requirement that is in conflict with a policy. Proposal #10464 was approved and #107754 has been proposed to fix the issue.
  • #? – Mina – valuable for PAC? Janice – all proposals must liase PAC 203 and 204. Carol suggested requesting liaison from the College of Education.
  • #107539 – Pre-requisites are COB also. Doesn’t appear to be an accessible minor.
    • The minor indicates that it is accessible to non-business majors, but the courses are not accessible outside COB. How will registration be handled? Pre-requisites will keep them out of the courses. Carol will indicate red text to originator.
  • Mina will forward to Carol concerns related to other proposals.
  • #107695 – AEC 455/AEC 555 – Needs liaison from CPHHS; process error in system – contact the existing liaison and request they contact Janice Nave-Abele.
  • #107157 and #107162 – Needs liaison, even within the College of Business (COB). Prem (originator) was the only liaison; Jim Coakley was requested as a liaison but did not respond.
  • #107163 – Need liaison, even within COB. Prem (originator) was the only liaison; Jim Coakley was requested as a liaison but did not respond.
  • #107902 – Add Jessica Beck as a liaison.
  1. Matters Arising
  1. Report from Co-Chairs – Carol McKiel, Michele Swift
  1. Report from Registrar – Rebecca Mathern
  1. Report from Undergraduate Programs – Janice Neve-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.
  • Access the CIM Training Schedule to determine available sessions, and scroll to the bottom of the page to access the registration site.
  • All Fall term meetings will be in 442 Austin Hall. 

Meeting Schedule 
October 25 ~ 9:00-10:30 – 442 Austin Hall
November 1 ~ 9:00-10:30 – 442 Austin Hall



  • Cat I Proposals
    • 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 – Approved by  Budgets & Fiscal Planning; pending Graduate Council approval

    • Creative Writing #106904 – New Degree Program Proposal – Rosemary Garagnani, Terry Rooker
    • Engineering Science #102102 – New Degree Program Proposal – Candice Clark, Rebecca Mathern
      • 10/8/19 With Budgets & Fiscal Planning

    • 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

    • Foreign Languages & Literatures #107026 – Drop Graduate Minor all review
      • 10/6/19 – Approved by Graduate Council

    • Health Management & Policy #107640 – Drop Graduate Minor all review
      • 10/6/19 – Approved by Graduate Council  

    • Instructional Design #101468 – New Graduate Certificate Program Proposal – needs reviewers 
      • Pending Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee and Graduate Council review.

  • Policies
    • Hybrid Courses – G. Beach requested to revise based on 4/17/18 CC comments; req 4/26/18
      • 9/24/19 – Cub Kahn and Shannon Riggs reviewing the final draft.

    • Liaison
      • 5/17/19 – initial discussion by Curriculum Council
      • 5/24/19 – approved by Curriculum Council, with revisions

    • 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 2018
      • Review on 2/22/2019 with, or after, Minors (tentative)

  • 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 Thompso
    • Applied Economics – March 3-5
    • 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

  • Course Designators
    • AI Course Designator
      • 10/18/19 – Curriculum Council review 

  • Miscellaneous
    • 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

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