February 28, 2017

Faculty Senate approves program changes

Cleveland State University Faculty Senate approved changes to several programs at its Feb. 8 meeting. Approved changes are as follows:

Programs Deactivated:

Philosophy, MA

German minor

2+2 Agreements between Tri-C and CSU:

Anthropology 2+2 Agreement

Early Childhood Education 2+2 Agreement

Name Changes:

Change Women’s Studies major, minor, and prefix to Women’s and Gender Studies to reflect growth in the breadth of the discipline to include gender and sexuality issues.

Change Art Department to Department of Art and Design with a shift in enrollment, curriculum and faculty.

Small Program Change, no change to total credit requirement:

Studio Art and Design Major: added two new courses to the existing list of options to meet the 12 credits of foundation.

Communication: Journalism and Promotional Communication, B.A. replaced the journalism capstone classes from one COM 426 and one COM 427 class to one COM 427 class taken twice for better course management.

Culture, Communication, and Health Certificate: added honors HSC 430 H and HSC 410 as optional capstone course.

Gerontological Studies Certificate Courses: added HSC 440 H back in as a capstone option.

Philosophy: B.A. core was lowered by three credit hours; electives raised by three credits.

Linguistics: B.A. added the elective SOC 354.

Spanish Minor: changed SPN 201 and 202 and added SPN 304, 305, and 397.

Large Program Change Health Sciences:

B.A. added new track in Health Promotion with the same core as other BSHS programs.

English: M.A. (Creative Writing track with thesis, Literature track non-thesis/portfolio Literature track with thesis) moved all graduate-only courses in the English Department to three credits; made changes to core courses that are track dependant; raised the thesis requirement from four or five credits to six, maintaining the requirement for the thesis option of 33 credits; increased the requirement for non-thesis option to 36 credits; created a second, non-thesis track with portfolio requirement, and made changes to the thesis progression.

Program/Certificate Change, change in total credit requirement:

Adult Learning and Development Program M.Ed.: restructured the program from four to three credit hours, reduced the program from 35 to 30 credits, and eliminated the comprehensive exams and project exit option.

Adult Learning and Development Graduate Certificate: restructured the program from four to three credit hours, reduced the program from 19-20 to 15 credits and kept the same courses.

Physics, Medical Physics Graduate Certificate: changed the certificate from 18 to 14 credits as undergraduate courses are removed from requirements as requested by the Graduate Council but the courses are identified as prerequisites to courses for the certificate.

Global Interactions M.A.: made changes in core credits from 19 to 18 to reflect the four to three credit hour conversion of COM 670.

Comparative Religion B.A.: in response to program review reduced from 40 to 34 credits to be in line with other schools and includes a new capstone course.

Comparative Religion Minor: in response to program review reduced from 21 to 18 credit hours total with 9 credit hours at the 300 and 400 levels, and requires REL 101.

New Programs:

Dance B.A.: a new major with two tracks using the same core: Creative Process and Performance and Dance in the Community, and will require a minimum of 67 hours for a major, which includes 17 modified courses and new courses DAN 330, 335, and 493.

Dance minor: added a new course, DAN 330 and includes 17 modified courses.

DAN 493 Senior Project: the new capstone course in writing, critical thinking and oral communication.

DAN 211 Dance History: added to the General Education requirement for Arts and Humanity as a WAC course.

In other actions, Faculty Senate:

Heard a request from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law requested that the Admissions & Standards Committee approve a 3+3 program to permit students who have completed three years of undergraduate study be admitted to the law school if the student’s undergraduate institution has a 3+3 agreement or program with the law school.

Approved standardized clickers on the Cleveland State campus at the request of the Academic Technology Committee.


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