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Academic Year 2014-15

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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.
No.
Proposal ID*
Date Received in Senate Office
Proposal Sponsor / Title
Committee Action**
Senate Action
1
EP.15.01 8/14/2014 Proposal from the Senate Committee on Educational Policy to revise the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar Approved by Committee 8/25/2014

Approved by Senate 9/22/2014

2
EP.15.02 8/11/2014 Proposal to Create a College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign in Partnership with Carle Health System - Preliminary
Endorsement
Approved by Committee 9/15/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
3
EP.15.03 8/11/2014 Proposal from the College of Engineering and the Graduate College to establish an MENG in Mechanical Engineering. Approved by Committee 9/8/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
4
EP.15.04 8/11/2014 Proposal from the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to establish a Professional Science Master's concentration in the MS in Geography Approved by Committee 9/15/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
5
EP.15.05 8/11/2014 Proposal from the College of Engineering to establish an undergraduate minor in Computational Science and Engineering. Approved by Committee 9/8/2014Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
6
EP.15.06 8/11/2014 Rename the Institute for Genomic Biology as the Carl R. Wiese Institute for Genomic Biology Approved by Committee 8/25/2014Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
7
EP.15.07 8/14/2014 Academic Calendar 2019-2020 Approved by Committee 8/25/2014Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
8
EP.15.08 8/14/2014 Academic Calendar 2020-2021 Approved by Committee 8/25/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
9
EP.15.09 8/14/2014 Academic Calendar 2021-2022 Approved by Committee 8/25/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
10
EP.15.10 8/14/2014 Academic Calendar 2022-2023 Approved by Committee 8/25/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
11
EP.15.11 8/14/2014 Academic Calendar 2023-2024 Approved by Committee 9/15/2014Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
12
EP.15.12 8/22/2014 Report of Administrative Approvals by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy through August 25, 2014 Approved by Committee 8/25/2014 Approved by Senate 10/20/2014
13 EP.15.13 9/10/2014 Establish a Formal Winter Session in the 2014- 2015 Academic Calendar Approved by Committee 9/15/2014 Approved by Senate 9/22/2014
14 EP.15.14 9/18/2014 Proposal requesting MILS 120 Approved by Committee 12/1/2014 Senate approval not needed
15 EP.15.15 9/18/2014 Changes in the requirements for majors in the Biochemistry Specialized Curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/27/2014 Approved by Senate 11/17/2014
16 EP.15.16 9/18/2014 Revision to the Major in the Science and Letters Curriculum: BALAS Creative Writing, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 10/13/2014 Approved by Senate 11/17/2014
17 EP.15.17 9/19/2014 Proposal To Remove the Masters of Science in Human Factors Degree Program Approved by Committee 9/29/2014 Approved by Senate 10/20/2014
18 EP.15.18 9/22/2014 Proposal to Rename the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology & Rename MS and PhD Approved by Committee 10/13/2014 Approved by Senate 11/17/2014
19 EP.15.19 9/22/2014 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the Graduate College to Revise Requirements for the Graduate Concentration in Writing Studies offered through the Center for Writing Studies Approved by Committee 9/29/2014 Approved by Senate 10/20/2014
20 EP.15.20 9/22/2014 Proposal To Clarification of Policies on Graduate Minors and Concentrations Approved by Committee 3/9/15 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
21 EP.15.21 10/13/2014 Report of Administrative Approvals at the October 13, 2014 meeting of the EPC Approved by Committee 10/13/2014 Approved by Senate 10/20/2014
22 EP.15.22 10/16/2014 Proposal from the College of Education to revise the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Approved by Committee 12/1/2014 Approved by Senate 12/8/2014
23 EP.15.23 10/16/2014 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to eliminate the Food Industry and Business concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition Approved by Committee 10/27/2014 Approved by Senate 11/17/2014
24 EP.15.24 10/16/2014 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences to establish a minor in Adult Development. Approved by Committee 10/27/2014 Approved by Senate 11/17/2014
25 EP.15.25 10/27/2014 Revision of Certificate in Accountancy program, College of Business Approved by Committee 12/1/2014 Approved by Senate 12/8/2014
26 EP.15.26 11/7/2014 Proposal from the School of Social Work and the Graduate College to revise and rename the graduate concentration in Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change Approved by Committee 3/2/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
27 EP.15.27 11/7/2014 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the Graduate College to establish a Graduate Minor in Dance Approved by Committee 1/26/2015

Approved by Senate 2/9/2015

28 EP.15.28 11/7/2014 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the Graduate College to revise the M.F.A. in Dance Approved by Committee 1/26/2015 Approved by Senate 2/9/2015
29 EP.15.29 11/7/2014 Proposal from the College of Education to establish a concentration in Digital Environments for Learning, Teaching & Agency in the B.S. in Learning & Education Studies Approved by Committee 2/16/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
30 EP.15.30 12/1/2014 Administrative Approvals

Approved by Committee 12/1/2014

Approved by Senate 12/8/2014

31 EP.15.31

12/22/2014

Proposal from the College of Engineering to Establish a Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the degree of Master of Engineering Approved by Committee 2/16/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
32 EP.15.32

12/22/2014

Proposal from the College of Engineering to Establish a Combined Bachelor of Science - Master of Engineering degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Approved by Committee 2/16/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015

33

EP.15.33

12/22/2014

Proposal to Create a College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Partnership with Carle Health System Approved by Committee 1/26/2015 Approved by Senate 2/9/2015
34 EP.15.34 1/5/2015 Proposal from the College of Business to add the Graduate Concentration in Business Data Analytics in the Department of Business Administration Approved by Committee 2/16/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
35 EP.15.35 1/5/2015 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Global Business Institutions and Society WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
36 EP.15.36 1/5/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences to Eliminate the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture; Establish a Concentration in Horticultural Food Systems and Revise the Concentrations in Crop Agribusiness and in Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology in the Bachelor of Science in Crop Sciences; and Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Horticulture WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
37 EP.15.37 1/5/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences to Rename the Concentration in Integrated Pest Management to the Concentration in Plant Protection within the Bachelor of Science in Crop Sciences WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
38 EP.15.38 1/13/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) with a Concentration in Agri-Accounting Approved by Committee 1/26/2015 Approved by Senate 2/9/2015
39 EP.15.39 1/26/2015 Administrative Approvals - January 26, 2015 Approved by Committee 1/26/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
40 EP.15.40 1/30/2015 Administrative Approvals - February 2, 2015 Approved by Committee 2/2/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
41 EP.15.41 2/4/2015 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts to Rename and Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Urban Planning Approved by Committee 3/2/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
42 EP.15.42 2/10/2015 Proposal from the College of Business and the Graduate College to Establish an Online MBA Program Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
43 EP.15.43 2/11/2015 Proposal from the College of Engineering and the Graduate College to Terminate Two Options, the Online MS and the Non-Thesis Option, in the Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering Approved by Committee 2/16/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
44 EP.15.44 2/11/2015 Proposal from the College of Media to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Advertising WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
45 EP.15.45 2/11/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Terminate the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Approved by Committee 3/2/2015 Approved by Senate 3/9/2015
46 EP.15.46 2/11/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Rename and Revise the Integrated Pest Management Concentration in the BS in Crop Sciences Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
47 EP.15.47 2/11/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Revise the Concentrations in Agroecology, Biological Sciences, Crops, Crop Agribusiness, and Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology and to Add a New Concentration in Horticultural Food Systems to the Bachelor of Science in Crop Sciences Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
48 EP.15.48 2/17/2015 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Psychology by Adding New Concentrations Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
49 EP.15.49 2/17/2015 Proposal from the School of Labor and Employment Relations to Establish a New Course Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
50 EP.15.50 2/17/2015 Proposal from the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) and the Graduate College to Revise the Master of Science Curriculum in the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (RST) Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
51 EP.15.51 2/17/2015 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) and the Graduate College to Revise the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Approved by Committee 4/20/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
52 EP.15.52 2/17/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Revise the Bachelor of Science Major in Human Development and Family Studies in the Department of Human and Community Development Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
53 EP.15.53 2/20/2015 Proposal from the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) to Revise the Minor in Horticulture in the Department of Crop Sciences Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
54 EP.15.54 2/20/2015 Proposal to Revise MILS 101 Foundations of Officership in the Department of Military Science Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Second Level Review not on Senate agenda
55 EP.15.55 2/20/2015 Proposal to Revise MILS 102 Basic Leadership in the Department of Military Science Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Second Level Review not on Senate agenda
56 EP.15.56 3/3/2015 Report of Administrative Approvals at the March 2, 2015 meeting Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
57 EP.15.57 3/3/2015 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Chemistry Approved by Committee 3/9/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
58 EP.15.58 3/9/2015 Proposal to Revise the BSLAS in Molecular and Cellular Biology in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 3/30/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
59 EP.15.59 3/11/2015 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Curriculum in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST), college of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Approved by Committee 3/30/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
60 EP.15.60 3/13/2015 Proposal to Create a Journalism Concentration and Terminate the News Editorial and Broadcast Journalism Concentrations in the Department of Journalism for the Undergraduate Major in Agricultural Communications in the College of Media and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
61 EP.15.61 3/13/2015 Proposal to Revise the Advertising Concentration Requirements for the Agricultural Communications Major in the College of Media and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
62 EP.15.62 3/13/2015 Proposal to Revise Courses Specified for the General Education Requirements for the Undergraduate Major in Agricultural Communications, College of Media and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
63 EP.15.63 3/17/2015 Proposal to Establish a New Master of Science in Strategic Brand Communication (M.S. in S.B.C.), to be jointly offered by the Department of Advertising in the College of Media, and the Department of Business Administration in the College of Business. Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
64 EP.15.64 3/17/2015 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in “Biomechanics” jointly in the Department of Bioengineering and Mechanical Science and Engineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/20/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
65 EP.15.65 3/17/2015 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in “Cancer Nanotechnology” in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
66 EP.15.66 3/18/2015 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to Correct the Program of Study Listing for the PhD Program in Chemistry Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
67 EP.15.67 3/18/2015 Proposal to Transfer the PhD in Neuroscience from the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology to the Neuroscience Program Approved by Committee 3/30/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
68 EP.15.68 3/18/2015 Proposal to Revise the Master of Accounting (MAS) Program Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
69 EP.15.69 3/18/2015 Proposal to Change the Name of Department from Department of Human and Community Development to Department of Human Development and Family Studies Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
70 EP.15.70 3/18/2015 Administrative Approvals for the EPC March 30, 2015 Meeting Approved by Committee 3/30/2015 Approved by Senate 4/6/2015
71 EP.15.71 4/1/2015 Proposal to Transfer the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
72 EP.15.72 4/1/2015 Proposal from the Illinois Informatics Institute to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Informatics Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
73 EP.15.73 4/1/2015 Proposal from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to Revise the BSLAS in Astronomy Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
74 EP.15.74 4/1/2015 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts to Revise the BFA in Industrial Design Approved by Committee 4/20/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
75 EP.15.75 4/7/2015

Proposal from the Graduate School in Library and Information Science and the Graduate College to Establish a New Master of Science in Information Management in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)

Approved by Committee 4/20/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
76 EP.15.76 4/7/2015 Proposal to Change the Name of the Graduate Major from Human and Community Development to human Development and Family Studies Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
77 EP.15.77 4/8/2015 Proposal from the College of Fine and Applied Arts to Rename and Revise the B.A. in Urban Planning Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
78 EP.15.78 4/10/2015 Proposal to Establish a Winter Session through 2016-2017 in the Academic Calendar Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
79 EP.15.79 4/10/2015 Administrative Approvals for the EPC April 13, 2015 Meeting. Approved by Committee 4/13/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
80 EP.15.80 4/17/2015 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Structures within the Existing Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MS in AS) Degree Program Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
81 EP.15.81 4/17/2015 Proposal for Deloitte Center for Business Analytics in Accountancy (Center) Approved by Committee 4/27/2015 Approved by Senate 5/4/2015
           
           

* Links to electronic version of proposals available only after item is 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 no later than two weeks before a Senate meeting. 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.



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