View Bill 17-18-04

Senate Bill 17-18-04

Bill ID: 17-18-04
PCC ID: 16053
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computing Systems
Proposed: 08/21/2017
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The A. James Clark School of Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering propose to establish a 12-credit Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computing Systems. This certificate program will be for students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Telecommunications program. Computing systems have become ubiquitous and relied upon every day for work, communication, and entertainment. Smart phones, tablets, and wireless access points all contain small embedded computing systems that run software and firmware. Consequently, our society needs professionals who both understand communication technologies and protocols and have the skills to implement and test those technologies in various embedded computing devices.


Status: Pending Approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 09/08/2017
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 08/30/2017
Decision Date: 09/06/2017
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/22/2017
Decision Date: 08/29/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the September 6, 2017 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/31/2017
Decision Date: 05/05/2017
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered this proposal at its meeting on April 7, 2017. The committee recommended that changes be made to the proposal, and it considered a revised proposal on May 5, 2017. The committee met with Zoltan Safar from the Engineering Telecommunications program in the College of Engineering to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the PCC Committee voted unanimously to approve the revised proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review