View Bill 20-21-23

Senate Bill 20-21-23

Bill ID: 20-21-23
PCC ID: 295
Name: PCC Proposal to Rename the Master of Arts in “German Language and Literature” to “German Studies”
Proposed: 10/02/2020
Sponsor: Julie Koser, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Proposal: The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is proposing a name change for the BA major, MA, and PhD programs in order to bring them in line with peer institutions and the current state of the field. Additionally, this change will more accurately reflect the expertise of existing faculty and the content of curriculum offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The existing name "Germanic" accommodated the expertise of faculty members who researched and taught on the literatures and cultures of Scandinavia. These faculty members have since retired and the program has no plans to hire in these fields in the future. For these reasons, the program requests approval to rename the programs "German Studies."


Status: Pending Approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 12/10/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 12/01/2020
Decision Date: 12/08/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/10/2020
Decision Date: 11/18/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the December 8, 2020 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 10/02/2020
Decision Date: 11/06/2020
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee discussed the proposal at its meeting on November 6, 2020. It met with Julie Koser from School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and Ralph Bauer, Director of Graduate Studies, to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review