Senate Committee on Educational Policy
Proposals: Submissions, Forms and Status
Academic Year 2017-18

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Status of Proposals Received:
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 are available only after item is approved by the Committee and 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*
Received in Senate Office
Proposal Sponsor / Title
Committee Action**
Senate Action
EP.17.74 carry over Proposed Revisions to the Guidelines for General Education Courses (GB.91.02) Approved by EPC 08/28/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.01 8/11/17 Proposal to Establish the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Advertising within the College of Media. Approved by EPC 09/25/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.02 8/11/17 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum of the Master of Music, Instrumental Conducting- Wind Band Concentration from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Approved by EPC 09/11/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.03 8/11/17 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum of the Doctor of Musical Arts, Instrumental Conducting-Wind Band Concentration, in the School of Music from the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Approved by EPC 09/11/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.04 8/18/17 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in History from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 08/28/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.05 8/18/17 Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Economics in the Department of Economics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Approved by EPC 09/25/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.06 8/23/17 Report of Administrative Approvals through August 24, 2017 Approved by EPC 08/28/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.07 9/1/17 Report of Administrative Approvals through September 11, 2017 Approved by EPC 09/11/2017 Approved by Senate 09/18/2017
EP.18.08 9/8/17 Proposal to Establish a New Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (with Concentrations) in the School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts. Approved by EPC 09/25/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.09 9/8/17 Proposal to Establish A New Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (with concentrations) in the School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts. Approved by EPC 09/25/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.10 9/18/17 Proposal to Establish the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Department and the Clinical Sciences Department for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Withdrawn by Sponsors 11/2/2017

N/A
EP.18.11 9/20/17 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, from the College of Engineering

Approved by EPC 12/04/2017

Approved by Senate 12/11/2017
EP.18.12 9/22/17 Proposal to Add Philosophy to the List of Majors Available for the BSLAS in Computer Science and an LAS Discipline (CS + X), from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 10/23/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.13 9/22/17 Proposal to Add Economics to the list of Majors Available for the LAS Major in Computer Science and an LAS Discipline (CS + X) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 10/23/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.14 9/22/17 Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (BSLAS) in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 10/09/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.15 9/28/17 Proposal to Relocate the M.S. and the Ph.D. in Biology with a Concentration in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the School of Integrative Biology to the Department of Animal Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 10/23/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.16 9/28/17 Proposal to Establish a Master of Science in Actuarial Science and Eliminate the Actuarial Science Concentration within the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, one year after the Master of Science in Actuarial Science is established, College of LAS Approved by EPC 10/23/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.17 10/3/17 Report of Administrative Approvals through October 9, 2017 Approved by EPC 10/09/2017 Approved by Senate 10/23/2017
EP.18.18 10/6/17 Proposal to Establish the Master of Animal Sciences in Animal Sciences as a Self-Supporting Program from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by EPC 11/06/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.19 10/6/17 Proposal to Establish a Master of Science in Molecular & Cellular Biology (M.S. in MCB) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 11/06/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.20 10/17/17 Proposed Revisions to Article 3 of the 2017-2018 Student Code Approved by EPC 01/22/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.21 10/23/17 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in Latin American Studies, within the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of LAS Approved by EPC 01/22/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.22 10/23/17 Proposal to Rename and Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Religious Studies, College of LAS Approved by EPC 11/06/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.23 10/23/17 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Political Science, College of LAS Approved by EPC 12/04/2017 Approved by Senate 12/11/2017
EP.18.24 10/23/17 Proposal to Revise the Requirements for and add Concentrations to the BALAS in Political Science, College of LAS Approved by EPC 12/04/2017 Approved by Senate 12/11/2017
EP.18.25 11/2/2017 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Latina/Latino Studies from the College of LAS Approved by EPC 11/13/2017 Approved by Senate 12/11/2017
EP.18.26 11/2/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through November 6, 2017 Approved by EPC 11/06/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017

EP.18.27

11/4/2017 Request for the Senate's advice to seek Board of Trustees' approval for the naming of the Gies College of Business to recognize donor contribution Approved by EPC 11/06/2017 Approved by Senate 11/13/2017
EP.18.28 11/27/2017 Proposal to Establish the Master of Sustainable Urban Design as a Self-Supporting Program from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by EPC 03/12/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.29 11/27/2017 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications from the College of ACES Approved by EPC 01/22/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.30 12/1/2017 Report of Administrative Approvals through December 4, 2017 Approved by EPC 12/04/2017 Approved by Senate 12/11/2017
EP.18.31 12/8/2017 Proposal to Establish the Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences from the School of Information Sciences Approvedy by EPC 04/23/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.32 12/15/2017 Proposal to Revise the Business Core Curriculum, which Translates to Revisions for All Available Bachelor of Science degrees Offered by the College of Business: Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management from the College of Business Approved by EPC 01/29/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.33 1/12/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through January 22, 2018 Approved by EPC 01/22/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.34 1/12/2018

Proposal to Add Geography & Geographic Information Science (GIS) to the list of units participating in the BSLAS in Computer Science and a LAS Discipline (CS + X)

Approved by EPC 01/29/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.35 1/12/2018

Proposal to Request for the Advice of the Academic Senate on Seeking Board of Trustees Approval for Naming of the Axis Risk Management Academy

Approved by EPC 01/29/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.36 1/12/2018 Proposal to Request for the Advice of the Academic Senate on Seeking Board of Trustees Approval for Naming of the Origin Ventures Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership Approved by EPC 01/29/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.37 1/12/2018 Proposal to Establish the Clinical Sciences Department and the Biomedical and Translational Sciences Department for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine Approved by EPC 01/22/2018 Approved by Senate 02/05/2018
EP.18.38 1/18/2018 Proposal to Establish the LAS International Partner High School Program from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

FAILED
03/12/2018

N/A
EP.18.39 2/2/2018 Proposal to Establish a Joint Master of Arts in History and Master of Science in Information Sciences from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Sciences Approved by EPC 02/12/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.40 2/8/2018 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in Geography and Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Establish the BSLAS in GIS from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by EPC 03/12/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.41 2/8/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 12, 2018 Approved by EPC 02/12/2018 Approved by Senate 03/12/2018
EP.18.42 2/8/2018

Proposal to Revise the MA in Portuguese and Establish the concentration in Brazilian Studies within the MA in Portuguese from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Approved by EPC 03/12/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.43 2/9/2018 2024-2025 Academic Calendar Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.44 2/9/2018 2025-2026 Academic Calendar Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.45 2/9/2018

2026-2027 Academic Calendar

Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.46 2/9/2018 2027-2028 Academic Calendar Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.47 2/9/2018 2028-2029 Academic Calendar Withdrawn 03/12/2018 N/A
EP.18.48 2/9/2018 2029-2030 Academic Calendar Withdrawn 03/12/2018 N/A
EP.18.49 2/22/2018 Proposal to Eliminate the Center for Digital Inclusion from the School of Information Sciences Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/05/2018
EP.18.50 2/22/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 26, 2018 Approved by EPC 02/26/2018 Approved by Senate 03/12/2018
EP.18.51 3/1/2018 Proposal to Transfer and Revise the existing graduate degree program leading to an M.S. with a major in Plant Biotechnology with a Professional Sciences Master's concentration, from the Department of Plant Biology, College of LAS into the Department of Crop Sciences, College of ACES Approved by EPC 03/12/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.52 3/9/2018

Proposal to establish a combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the College of Engineering

Approved by EPC 04/09/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.53 3/9/2018 Proposal to establish the undergraduate minor in Musical Theatre from the College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by EPC 03/26/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.54 3/9/2018 Proposal to transfer the Intensive English Institute from LAS to IIP from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Illinois International Programs Approved by EPC 03/26/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.55 3/9/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through March 12, 2018 Approved by EPC 03/12/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.56 3/15/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through March 26, 2018 Approved by EPC 03/26/2018 Approved by Senate 04/02/2018
EP.18.57 3/29/2018 Establish a New Joint Degree Program for the MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and MS in Library and Information Science, School of Information Sciences Approved by EPC 04/16/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.58 3/29/2018 Proposal from the College of Applied Health Sciences to rename and revise the MS in Public Health Approved by EPC 04/09/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.59 3/29/2018 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to revise the concentration requirements for six of the concentrations within the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Consumer Economics Approved by EPC 04/09/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.60 3/29/2018 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to revise the core major requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Consumer Economics Approved by EPC 04/09/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.61 3/29/2018 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to establish two concentrations, eliminate two existing concentrations, rename and revise one existing concentration, revise one existing concentration, and revise the core major requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Approved by EPC 04/16/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.62 4/05/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through April 9, 2018 Approved by EPC 04/09/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.63 4/11/2018 Proposal from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research to Establish the Cancer Center as a Temporary Center Approved by EPC 04/16/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018
EP.18.64 4/19/2018 Report of Administrative Approvals through April 23, 2018 Approved by EPC 4/23/2018 Approved by Senate 04/30/2018




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