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Curriculum Council

Annual Report 1998-99

August 15, 1999

To: Ken Williamson, Faculty Senate President

From: Bob Burton, Curriculum Council Chair

Report of the Curriculum Council for 1998 – 1999.

The Curriculum Council has three main charges:

  1. To facilitate and review course and program requests (both graduate and undergraduate). These are divided into Category II proposals which are minor such as a proposal for a new course and Category I proposals which are major and also require Faculty Senate approval. A typical example of a Category I is a proposal for a new degree program.
  2. To conduct undergraduate program reviews.
  3. To formulate and implement curricular policy.

The Curriculum Council reviewed 585 Category II proposals during the 1998 calendar year. Summaries of the status of Category I proposals for the past and previous academic year are attached (courtesy of Gary Beach). We report on a few highlights.

One of the strengths of our university is the faculty’s continuing renewal of curriculum. The Council facilitated and approved major curricular reforms in the departments of Apparel, Interiors, Housing, and Merchandising, in Computer Science, in Human Development and Family Science, and in Fisheries and Wildlife.

The Curriculum Council has worked closely with OSU Statewide. The Council’s chair serves on the OSU Statewide Council. The Council has worked with various departments to offer degrees at a distance while maintaining quality and access. These efforts have led to proposals to offer the existing undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and in Natural Resources, in Agriculture, and in Liberal Studies at new locations. The Council’s Chair presented these proposals to the Faculty Senate. The Senate gave its unanimous approval.

This year the undergraduate program review of the Department of Political Science was completed and presented to Provost Roy Arnold. The site visit for the review of Botany and Plant Pathology was conducted this year and the final report is under preparation.

Various changes in curricular policy were approved and implemented by the Curriculum Council. Much effort has gone into streamlining the review process. At the same time, especially in light of the new funding model for OUS and the university, we have worked hard to avoid duplication and jurisdictional problems. There is continuing emphasis placed on including liaison from affected departments in curricular proposals.


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Academic and Related Program Actions

New, Discontinued, Denied, Planned

1998-99*

Programs Approval Date/Status Degree

NEW PROGRAMS

Academic Degree Programs: New

Applied Physics 2/19/99 M.S. Software Engineering 8/21/98 M.Engr. (Joint with Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland State University, and University of Oregon)

Academic Degree Programs: Existing--Changed/Modified/Renamed)

Changed: Fisheries Science 9/18/98 B.S. [Fisheries Science (B.S.) to Fisheries and Wildlife Science (B.S.)] Changed: Wildlife Science 9/18/98 B.S. [Wildlife Science (B.S.) to Fisheries and Wildlife Science (B.S.)] Consolidated: Fisheries and Wildlife Science 9/18/98 B.S. [Fisheries Science (B.S.) and Wildlife Science (B.S.)] Modified: Pharmacy 1/15/98 Pharm.D. (Existing First-Professional Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm.D., degree program; Joint with Oregon Health Science University) Renamed: Interior Merchandising to Interior Design 12/17/98 B.S.

Academic Degree Programs: Existing--Extended to New Off-Campus Sites)

General Agriculture 1/14/99 B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Klamath Falls, Ontario, and Pendleton; TADDA joint program with Blue Mountain Community College, Eastern Oregon University, Klamath Community College, Treasure Valley Community College, University of Idaho, and Washington State University) Liberal Studies 1/14/99 B.A., B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Chemeketa Community College)

Other

Established: Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon 5/13/98 ----- State University Joint Admissions and Co-Enrollment Program Renamed: Department of Agricultural Chemistry to 7/16/98 ----- Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology OSU Academic Programs: 1998-99 (Cont.)

DISCONTINUED PROGRAMS

Academic Degree Programs

Manufacturing Engineering 2/12/99 M.Engr. (Extended to Boeing Facilities in Washington: Everett, Renton, Seattle)

DENIED PROGRAMS

Academic Degree Programs

None

PLANNED PROGRAMS

Academic Degree Programs: New

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy On Hold M.P.T. (Joint-Campus Graduate Program with Oregon Health Sciences University and Oregon Institute of Technology) Business Information Systems: Concentration in In Progress M.B.I.S. Financial Systems and Analysis Environmental Engineering In Progress M.Engr.

Academic Degree Programs (Existing--Extend to New Off-Campus Sites)

Environmental Sciences In Progress B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Oregon Sites and Oregon Community Colleges: Statewide; Central Oregon C.C.; Eastern Oregon University; Mt. Hood C.C.; Southwestern Oregon C.C.; Warm Springs Indian Reservation) Natural Resources In Progress B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Oregon Sites and Oregon Community Colleges: Statewide; Central Oregon C.C.; Eastern Oregon University; Mt. Hood C.C.; Southwestern Oregon C.C.; Warm Springs Indian Reservation)

Other

Communication On Hold B.A., B.S. [Change Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.): Option in Communication to Communication (B.A., B.S.)-- Discontinue Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.)] Speech Communication On Hold B.A., B.S. (Discontinue. Establish current Speech Communication Options in Communication and Theatre Arts as separate B.A., B.S. degree programs.) Theatre Arts On Hold B.A., B.S. [Change Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.): Option in Theatre Arts to Theatre Arts (B.A., B.S.)-- Discontinue Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.)] OSU Academic Programs: 1998-99 (Cont.) Discontinue: Pharmacy In Progress B.S. Establish: Southwestern Oregon Community College In Progress ----- and Oregon State University Joint Admissions and Co-Enrollment Program Rename: Department of Extension Home Economics to In Progress ----- Department of Extension Family and Community Development * January 1998 - March 1999 On Hold: No action has been taken during the current academic year. In Progress: Action has been taken during the current academic year. Gary L. Beach Coordinator, Assessment and Academic Programs Office of Academic Affairs March 1999 \glb Accredut\ACCRDPRO9.310
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Academic Program

New, Discontinued, Denied, Planned

1997-98*

Programs Approval Date/Status Degree

NEW PROGRAMS

Academic Degree Programs (New)

Enbironmental Sciences 11/21/97 M.A., M.S., Ph.D. Radiation Health Physics 5/16/97 Ph.D.

Academic Degree Programs (Existing--Extend to new Off-Campus Sites)

Business Administration: General Business Option 11/20/97 B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Oregon Community Colleges: Central Oregon C.C., Chemekata C.C., Portland C.C., and Southwestern Oregon C.C.) Nutrition and Food Management" Concentration in 3/20/97 M.S. Dietetics Management (Extended to New Sites: Bronx, Ny, Chicago, IL, Little Rock, AR, Long Beach, CA, Kansas City, KS, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Urbana IL)

Other

Environmental Science, Studies, and Policy 11/21/97 ---- (Joint-Campus Graduate Program: Portland State University and University of Oregon) Established: New Departments (2) in the College of 9/18/97 ---- Veterinary Medicine: Department of Biomedical Sciences and Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences Established: Pre-Physician Assistant Program 7/1/97 ----- (College of Science) Established: Pre-Radiation Therapy Program 7/1/97 ----- (College of Science) Modification: Existing First-Professional Doctor of 1/15/98 Pharm.D. Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program Moved: Toxicology graduate program moved from the 7/1/97 M.S., Ph.D. Graduate School to the Department of Agricultural Chemistry in the College of Agricultural Sciences Renamed: Home Economics Education to Family and 8/25/97 M.A.T. Consumer Sciences Education Renamed: Industrial Engineering (B.S.) to Industrial 3/20/97 B.S. and Manufacturing Engineering (B.S.) with Options in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering

Discontinued Programs

Academic Degree Programs

General Science 11/21/97 M.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Denied Programs

Academic Degree Programs

Sensometrics 1/15/98 M.S., Ph.D.

Planned Programs

Academic Degree Programs (New)

Applied Physics In Progress M.S. Business Information Systems: Concentration in In Progress M.B.I.S. Financial Systems and Analysis Environmental Engineering On Hold M.Engr.

Academic Degree Programs (Existing-- Extended to New Off-Campus Sites)

Environmental Sciences In Progress B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Oregon Sites and Oregon Community Colleges: Statewide; Central Oregon C.C.; Eastern Oregon University; Mt. Hood C.C.; Southwestern Oregon C.C.; Warm Springs Indian Reservation) Natural Resources In Progress B.S. (2+2 Program Extended to Oregon Sites and Oregon Communicty Colleges: Statewide; Central Oregon C.C.; Eastern Oregon University; Mt. Hood C.C.; Southwestern Oregon C.C.; Warm Springs Indian Reservation) Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy In Progress M.P.T. (Joint-Campus Graduate Program with Oregon Health Sciences University and Oregon Institute of Technology) Software Engineering On Hold M.Engr. (Joint-Campus Graduate Program: Oregon Graduate Institute; Portland State University, and University of Oregon)

Other

Communication In Progress B.A., B.S. [Change Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.): Option in Communication to Communication (B.A., B.S.)-- Discontinue Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.)] Fisheries Science In Progress B.S. (Change Fisheries Science (B.S.) to Fisheries and Wildlife Science (B.S.) Fisheries and Wildlife Science In Progress B.S. [Consolidate Fisheries Science (B.S.) and Wildlife Science (B.S.)] Speech Communication In Progress B.A., B.S. (Discontinue. Establish current Speech Communication Options in Communication and Theatre Arts as separate B.A., B.S. degree programs.) Theatre Arts In Progress B.A., B.S. [Change Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.): Option in Theatre Arts to Theatre Arts (B.A., B.S.)-- Discontinue Speech Communication (B.A., B.S.)] Wildlife Science In Progress B.S. [Change Wildlife Science (B.S.) to Fisheries and Wildlife Science (B.S.)] Establish: Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon In Progress ----- State University Joint Admissions and Co-Enrollment Program Gary L. Beach Coordinator, Assessment and Academic Programs Office of Academic Affairs March 1998 \glb IRP\accredit7.313