View Bill 19-20-35

Senate Bill 19-20-35

Bill ID: 19-20-35
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Biocomputational Engineering
Proposed: 11/29/2019
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: A new bachelor of science degree program in Biocomputational Engineering is proposed for delivery at the Universities at Shady Grove. The program is designed to produce graduates with the preparative foundation in bioengineering and quantitative data science, either for employment or for pursuit of advanced degree educational programs. Successful students will have a foundational breadth in computational bioengineering, which includes strong fundamentals in biology combined with quantitative problem solving skills. In addition, the program aims to equip its students with applicable skills in data science to position them to contribute to the fields of bioengineering, the biological sciences, and medicine beyond the capabilities of bioengineering and biomedical engineering graduates.


Status: Pending Approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 02/07/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 01/29/2020
Decision Date: 02/05/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 01/21/2020
Decision Date: 01/27/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the February 5, 2020 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 11/29/2019
Decision Date: 12/06/2019
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered the proposal at its meeting on December 6, 2019. It met with Ian White and Bill Churma from the department and Ken Kiger and Suzanne Ashour-Bailey from the College to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review