View Bill 19-20-13

Senate Bill 19-20-13

Bill ID: 19-20-13
PCC ID: 18094
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Arts in Religions of the Ancient Middle East
Proposed: 08/30/2019
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The Jewish Studies Department proposes creating a new undergraduate major in Religions of the Ancient Middle East (RAME). Given contemporary politics, fostering the study of the historical, cultural, and archaeological contexts of the emergence of Judaism, Christianity, and earliest Islam, promotes knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world.


Status: Pending Approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 10/30/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/25/2019
Decision Date: 10/02/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/13/2019
Decision Date: 09/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the October 2, 2019 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 08/30/2019
Decision Date: 09/06/2019
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered the proposal at its meeting on September 6, 2019. The committee met with Hayim Lapin, Professor and Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, and Ralph Bauer, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities. After discussion, the committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review