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Academic Year 2016-17

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Please note that the Senate Committee on Educational Policy is only one of the bodies that may review a proposal. If approved by the Committee, a proposal is forwarded to the full Senate for a vote. Additional approvals by the Board of Trustees and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) may be necessary for some proposals.

The Provost's Office will inform the sponsors in writing when a proposal has received all necessary approvals and may be implemented. Further, note that some curricular and degree changes may require a waiting period after final approval before they may be implemented. The "Status" reports listed below are not official.

* Links to electronic version of proposals available only after item is placed on the Senate agenda.
** Proposals are received by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy after review at the unit and college levels as well as review by the Office of the Provost. Graduate proposals (except professional degree program proposals) are reviewed by the Graduate College also after review by the disciplinary college review.

Important Note: Proposals may be approved by the Committee provisionally, pending receipt of the revised version and/or additional documents or information by the Committee. Proposals will not be forwarded to the Senate unless revised version and/or additional requested material is received and approved by the appropriate Subcommittee Chair. The Educational Policy Committee may pull a proposal from the Senate agenda, if necessary.
Proposal ID*
Date Received in Senate Office
Proposal Sponsor / Title
Committee Action**
Senate Action
EP.16.92 Carry over Report on the Winter Session 2015-2016 EPC Approved by Committee 8/22/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.19.93 Carry over Report to Inform the Senate of Expected Enrollment Increase for the College of Business' Enrollment Plans for the iMBA Program per Standing Rule 13 Approved by Committee 8/22/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.01 8/15/2016 Proposal from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to Create a Permanent (phase 2) Institute named the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.02 8/18/2016 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSAS) in the School of Architecture, College of FAA Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.03 8/18/2016 Proposal to Revise the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) in the School of Architecture, College of FAA Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.04 8/18/2016 Proposal to Revise the Graduate Minor in Global Studies Approved by Committee 9/26/2016 Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.05 8/18/2016 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Leadership Studies from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.06 8/18/2016 Proposal to Establish a New Master of Science in Sustainable urban Management, in the department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 9/26/2016Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.07 8/18/2016 Proposal to Establish a Combined Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering and Master of Engineering in Bioinstrumentation in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 9/26/2016 WITHDRAWN 9/28/16
EP.17.08 8/18/2016 Proposal to Establish a Concentration  in Technology in the Bachelor of Music Education Degree Program, College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 9/26/2016 Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.09 8/18/2016 Proposal to Unify all College of Veterinary Medicine PhD Programs into a Single Doctoral Program named “Comparative Biomedical Sciences”, and Eliminate the Existing PhD Degrees Approved by Committee 9/26/2016 Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.10 8/18/2016 Report of Administrative Approvals through August 22, 2016 Approved by Committee 8/22/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.11 8/19/2016 Proposal to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Psychology, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 9/26/2016Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.12 8/22/2016 Report to Inform the Senate of Expected Enrollment Increase for the Department of Accountancy’s Enrollment Plans for the MSA Degree Program via Online Courses per Standing Rule 13 Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.13 8/24/2016 Proposal to Establish a Doctor of Medicine Professional Degree Program (MD) in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.14 8/25/2016 Report of Administrative Approvals through August 29, 2016 WITHDRAWN 8/29/16 WITHDRAWN
EP.17.15 9/1/2016 Proposal to Change the Name of the Business Process Management Major to Operations Management, College of Business Approved by Committee 10/17/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.16 9/1/2016 Proposal to Change the Name of the Information Systems / Information Technology Major to Information Systems, College of Business Approved by Committee 10/17/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.17 9/7/2016 Proposal to Revise the 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Academic Calendars Approved by Committee 9/26/2016 Approved by Senate 10/10/2016
EP.17.18 9/9/2016 Report of Administrative Approvals through September 12, 2016 Approved by Committee 9/12/2016 Approved by Senate 9/19/2016
EP.17.19 9/15/2016 Proposal to Revise Five Undergraduate Bachelor of Science Concentrations in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, College of ACES Approved by Committee 10/17/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.20 9/21/2016 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum to the Ph.D. Requirements for the Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 10/24/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.21 10/4/2016 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Minor in Statistics, Department of Statistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/17/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.22 10/4/2016 Proposal to Establish a Combined Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Engineering with a Concentration in Energy Systems Administered by the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by the Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.23 10/4/2016 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in Interdisciplinary Studies and Discontinue American Civilization and Renaissance Studies Concentrations, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/24/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.24 10/6/2016 Proposal to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Criminology, Law, and Society, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/24/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.25 10/6/2016 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in Sociology, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/24/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.26 10/13/2016 Report of Administrative Approvals through October 17, 2016 Approved by Committee 10/17/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.27 10/17/2016 Proposal to Revise the Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging, College of Applied Health Sciences Approved by Committee 11/7/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.28 10/26/2016 Proposal to Revise the Core Curriculum of the Campus-Wide Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioinformatics Program Approved by Committee 11/7/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.29 10/26/2016 Proposal to Revise the Requirements for M.A. in Speech and Hearing Science, Clinical Program Approved by Committee 11/7/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.30 10/26/2016 Proposal to Change the Name of the Major in Bioenergy to Bioprocessing and Bioenergy, for the Master of Science degree in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 11/7/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.31 11/3/2016 Proposal to Establish a Master of Science in Psychological Science and eliminate the Master of Arts in Psychology from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.32 11/8/2016 Proposal to Establish the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research (currently called the Cline Center for Democracy) as a Permanent Center from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by the Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.33 11/8/2016

Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Musical Arts in Lyric Theatre from the College of Fine and Applied Arts

Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.34 10/24/2016

Proposed Revisions to the Policy on Acceptance of Transfer Credit for Undergraduate Admission Purpose (USC OT-337)

Approved by Committee 11/7/2016 Approved by the Senate 11/14/2016
EP.17.35 11/11/2016 Proposal to Establish a New Graduate Concentration in Real Estate, College of Business Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by the Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.36/SC.17.08 11/16/2016 Senate DRAFT Statement on IPAC Proposal Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.37 11/16/2016 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies in the College of Education Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.38 11/18/2016 Proposal to Revise the Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Undergraduate Special Education Teacher Licensure Program Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by the Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.39 11/21/2016 Proposal to Establish a New Major in Computer Science and Crop Sciences for the Bachelor of Science in the Department of Crop Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.40 11/22/2016 Report of Administrative Approvals through November 28, 2016 Approved by Committee 11/28/2016 Approved by the Senate 12/5/2016
EP.17.41 11/28/2016 Second-level Review to Establish a Graduate College Course 400, URAP Research from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 N/A
EP.17.42 11/28/2016 Second-level Review to Establish a Graduate College Course 500, URAP Graduate Mentor Practicum from the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 N/A
EP.17.43 11/29/2016 Proposal to Eliminate the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.44 11/26/2016

Proposal to Establish Four New Graduate Concentrations, Eliminate Two Graduate Concentrations, and Rename and Revise One Graduate Concentration for the Master of Laws degree, from the College of Law

Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.45 12/1/2016 Proposal to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Journalism from the College of Media Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.46 12/6/2016 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in Spanish from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 2/13/2017 Approved by Senate 3/6/2017
EP.17.47 12/6/2016 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Spanish Minor from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 2/13/2017 Approved by Senate 3/6/2017
EP.17.48 12/6/2016 Proposal to Establish the Undergraduate Minor in Modern Greek Studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences WITHDRAWN 3/27/2017 WITHDRAWN 3/27/2017
EP.17.49 1/12/2017 Proposal to Modify the Undergraduate Minor in Arabic Studies, College of LAS Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.50 1/17/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through January 23, 2017 Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.51 2017 Report of GEB Proposed Revisions to the Criteria for Approval of Courses in All Cultural Studies Categories Approved by Committee 2/27/2017 Approved by Senate 3/6/2017
EP.17.52 1/26/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through January 30, 2017 Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.53 2/6/2017 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum Requirements for the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Science & Engineering Approved by Committee 2/20/2017 Approved by Senate 3/6/2017
EP.17.54 1/27/2017 Report on the Naming of the of the Siebel Center for Design Building Approved by Committee 1/30/2017 Approved by Senate 2/6/2017
EP.17.55 2/6/2017 Proposal to Reorganize the Departments of Comparative Biosciences & Pathobiology into the Dept. of Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.56 2/8/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 13, 2017 Approved by Committee 2/13/2017 Approved by Senate 3/6/2017
EP.17.57 2/14/2017 Proposal to Increase the Number of Major Credits for the Bachelor of Social Work, (BSW), in the School of Social Work Approved by Committee 3/13/2017  
EP.17.58 2/15/2017 Proposal to Establish a Formal Addition of Winter Session to the Illinois Academic Calendar Starting in 2017-2018 Academic Year Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.59 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.60 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the BFA in Industrial Design from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.61 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.62 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Education Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts    
EP.17.63 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.64 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Crafts Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.65 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.66 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.67 2/21/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting Major from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.68 2/21/2017 Proposal to Eliminate the MENG with a Major in Bioinstrumentation from the College of Engineering Approved by Committee 3/13/2017  
EP.17.69 2/21/2017 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Actuarial Science and Risk Analytics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.70 2/21/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 27, 2017 Approved by Committee 2/27/2017  
EP.17.71 2/23/2017 Proposal to Revise the French Commercial Studies Concentration in the BALAS, French Major from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.72 2/23/2017 Proposal to Revise the Concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology Major from the College of LAS Approved by Committee 3/13/2017  
EP.17.73 2/27/2017 Proposal to Revise the Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences    
EP.17.74 2/28/2017 General Education Board's Proposed Revisions to GB.91.02    
EP.17.75 2/28/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the College of Media Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.76 2/28/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of French from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.77 3/7/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the College of Engineering    
EP.17.78 3/8/2017 Second Level Review to Establish a Undergraduate Course, VM 290, Undergraduate Research from the College of Veterinary Medicine    
EP.17.79 3/8/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through March 13, 2017 Approved by Committee 3/13/2017  
EP.17.80 3/8/2017 Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science with the Major in Computer Science and Music from the College of Fine and Applied Arts    
EP.17.81 3/10/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Media and Cinema Studies, Eliminating the Concentrations in Media Studies and in Cinema Studies from the College of Media Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.82 3/16/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through March 27, 2017 Approved by Committee 3/27/2017  
EP.17.83 3/17/2017 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Railway Engineering from the College of Engineering    
EP.17.84 3/17/2017 Proposal to Revise the Course Requirements for the Ph.D. in Statistics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences    
EP.17.85 3/17/2017 Proposal to Eliminate the Master of Arts in Economics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences    
EP.17.86 3/17/2017 Proposal to Establish a Master of Journalism Degree and a combined Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Master of Journalism Degree in the Department of Journalism from the College of Media    
         
         
         
         
         
         
         




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