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Academic Year 2015-16

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** 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.
No.
Proposal ID*
Date Received in Senate Office
Proposal Sponsor / Title
Committee Action**
Senate Action
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EP.16.01 08/04/15 Proposal to Revise the Environmental Fellows Program into the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Fellows Program, and to transfer the administration of the program from the School of Earth, Society, and Environmental, College of LAS to the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
2
EP.16.02 08/04/15 Proposal to Revise the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Curriculum in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST), College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Approved by Committee 9/28/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
3
EP.16.03 08/04/15 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Concentration in Hospitality Management leading to the Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of ACES Approved by Committee 8/24/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
4
EP.16.04 08/04/15 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Food and Environmental systems in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Approved by Committee 9/28/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
5
EP.16.05 08/05/15 Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (BS in ILEE) degree in the College of Engineering.   WITHDRAWN 1/26/16 WITHDRAWN
6
EP.16.06 08/05/15 Proposal to Revise the PhD Program in Economics, Department of Economics, College of LAS.   Approved by Committee 8/24/2015Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
7
EP.16.07 08/05/15 Proposal to Establish a joint degree program between the existing Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MS in AS) degrees offered through the School of Architecture.   Approved by Committee 9/14/2015Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
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EP.16.08 08/05/15 Proposal to Create a 5-Year Program leading to a BALAS in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and an MA in European Union Studies (MAEUS).   Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
9
EP.16.09 08/05/15 Proposal to Request to move Gender Relations in International Development (GRID) Graduate Minor from College of ACES to School of Social Work.   Approved by Committee 9/28/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
10
EP.16.10 08/05/15 Proposal to Change the department level requirements for the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
11
EP.16.11 08/05/15 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Curriculum in the Finance Department, College of Business. Approved by Committee 9/28/2015Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
12
EP.16.12 08/05/15 Proposal to Change Unit Name from International Programs and Studies (IPS) to Illinois International Programs (IIP). Approved by Committee 8/31/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
13 EP.16.13 08/05/15 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Computational Engineering within the Major in Engineering in the Master of Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering.   Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
14 EP.16.14 08/24/15 Report of Administrative Approvals through August 24, 2015 Approved by Committee 8/24/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
15 EP.16.15 08/25/15 Graduate Concentrations in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Approved by Committee 9/28/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
16 EP.16.17 9/1/15 Proposal to Establish a New Bachelor's of Science in Middle Grades Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with Concentrations in:
1) Literacy; 2) Mathematics; 3) Science; and 4) Social Science
Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
17 EP.16.18 9/8/15 Proposal to Transfer the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) in the Institute for Government and Public Affairs to The School of Social Work. Approved by Committee 9/14/2015 Approved by Senate 9/21/2015
18 EP.16.19 9/22/15 Proposal to Eliminate the Joint J.D./Ph.D. Degree Program in Law and Philosophy Approved by Committee 9/28/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
19 EP.16.20 9/22/15 Proposal to Establish (4) Four Graduate Concentrations for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree at the College of Law Approved by Committee 10/12/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
20 EP.16.21 9/22/15 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in "U.S. Legal Practice Skills" for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree at the College of Law Approved by Committee 10/12/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
21 EP.16.22 9/23/15 Report of Administrative Approvals through September 28, 2015 Approved by Committee 10/12/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
22 EP.16.23 10/6/15 Proposal to Change the General Education Cultural Studies Requirement so that Students Have to Take Both a US Minority Culture and a Non-Western Culture Course WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
23 EP.16.24 10/8/15 Report of Administrative Approvals through October 12, 2015 Approved by Committee 10/12/2015 Approved by Senate 10/19/2015
24 EP.16.25 10/16/15 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA in GD), School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
25 EP.16.26 10/12/15 Proposal to Revise the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar Approved by Committee 10/12/2015 Approved by Senate 11/16/2015
26 EP.16.27 10/22/15 Proposal to Establish an Undergraduate Major in Asian American Studies in the Department of Asian American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 11/9/2015 Approved by Senate 11/16/2015
27 EP.16.28 10/22/15 Proposal to Revise the Program of Study for the Bachelor of Music Education Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
28 EP.16.29 10/22/15 Proposal to Revise the Major in Agricultural Leadership and Sciences Education in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 11/2/2015 Approved by Senate 11/16/2015
29 EP.16.30 10/23/15 Proposal to Rename the Graduate School of Library and Information Science to the School of Information Sciences Approved by Committee 11/9/2015 Approved by Senate 11/16/2015
30 EP.16.31 10/30/15 Report of Administrative Approvals through November 2, 2015 Approved by Committee 11/2/2015 Approved by Senate 11/16/2015
31 EP.16.32 10/30/15 Proposal to Change Course Requirements in the Undergraduate Engineering Mechanics Curriculum in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
32 EP.16.33 10/30/15 Proposal to Revise the Non-thesis Master of Science in Chemistry Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015

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EP.16.34 10/30/15 Proposal to Change two Course Requirements for Master of Science in the Teaching Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, College of LAS Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
34 EP.16.36 11/19/15 Proposal to Revise LAS Specialized Curriculum in Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
35 EP.16.37 11/17/15 Proposal to Establish an Undergraduate Minor in Global Markets and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
36 EP.16.38 11/19/15 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (BFA in Dance) Approved by Committee 1/25/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
37 EP.16.39 11/19/15 Report of Administrative Approvals through November 30, 2015 Approved by Committee 11/30/2015 Approved by Senate 12/7/2015
38 EP.16.40 11/20/15 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts Approved by Committee 1/25/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
39 EP.16.41 11/24/15 Proposal to Revise the Clinical Concentrations in the Master of Social Work Program, School of Social Work Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
40 EP.16.42 11/24/15 Proposal to Revise the Ph.D. Requirements for the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
41 EP.16.43 12/4/15 Proposal to Revise the Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching in the College of Education Approved by Committee 1/25/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
42 EP.16.44 12/11/15 Proposal to Rename the General Engineering Degree to Systems Engineering and Design Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
43 EP.16.45 12/11/15 Proposal to Establish a Graduate Concentration in Computational Science and Engineering Approved by Committee 2/1/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
44 EP.16.46 12/11/15 Proposal to Establish a Transcriptable Undergraduate Concentration in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) in the College of Engineering WITHDRAWN WITHDAWN
45 EP.16.47 12/11/15 Proposal to Revise the Requirements for the Master of Music Education Degree Approved by Committee 1/25/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
46 EP.16.48 12/15/15 Proposal to Establish or Modify an Undergraduate Minor in Public Relations (PR) offered by the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, College of Media Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
47 EP.16.49 12/23/15 Proposal to Revise the Computer Science B.S. Degree in the College of Engineering Approved by Committee 2/1/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
48 EP.16.50 12/22/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through January 25, 2016 Approved by Committee 1/25/2016 Approved by Senate 2/8/2016
49 EP.16.51 1/26/16 Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Science in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (BS in ILEE) Degree in the College of Engineering. Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
50 EP.16.52 1/28/16 Proposal to Establish a Undergraduate Minor in Creative Writing, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
51 EP.16.53 2/1/16 Proposal to Discontinue the Minor in the Teaching of Mathematics, Grades 6-8, in the Department of Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
52 EP.16.54 2/3/16 Proposal to Revise the Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Science

Approved by Committee 3/28/2016

Approved by Senate 4/4/2016
53 EP.16.55 2/5/16 Report of Administrative Approvals at the February 8, 2016 Approved by Committee 2/8/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
54 EP.16.56 2/5/16 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Minor in Asian American Studies, LAS Approved by Committee 3/28/2016 Approved by Senate 4/4/2016
55 EP.16.57 2/5/16 Proposal to Revise the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs WITHDRAWN WITHDRAWN
56 EP.16.58 2/11/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 15, 2016 Approved by Committee 2/15/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
57 EP.16.59 2/15/16 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology Curriculum in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (KCH), AHS Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
58 EP.16.60 2/15/16 Proposal to Revise the Mathematics and Computer Science BSLAS in the College of LAS Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
59 EP.16.61 2/15/16 Proposal to Revise the Statistics and Computer Science BSLAS in the College of LAS Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
60 EP.16.62 2/23/16 Proposal to Revise the Curriculum to the Ph.D. Requirements for the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
61 EP.16.63 2/26/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through February 29, 2016 Approved by Committee 2/29/2016 Approved by Senate 3/7/2016
62 EP.16.64 3/3/16

Proposal to Revise and Rename the BALAS in Germanic Languages and Literatures to the BALAS in Germanic Studies

Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
63 EP.16.65 3/3/16

Proposal to Transfer the Agricultural Communication Program and the Bachelors of Science Degree with a Major in Agricultural Communications from the College of Media to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
64 EP.16.66 3/15/16 Proposal to Establish a transcriptable Graduate Concentration in “Advanced Analytics” in the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering, College of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
65 EP.16.67 3/8/16 Report to Inform the Senate of Expected Enrollment Increase for the Online Masters of Computer Science (MCS) Degree Focusing on Data Sciences Approved by Committee 3/14/2016 Approved by Senate 4/4/2016
66 EP.16.68 4/1/16 Proposal to Revise the BSLAS in Atmospheric Sciences, in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of LAS Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
67 EP.16.69 4/1/16 Proposal to Establish a New Graduate Level Concentration Titled “Data Analytics in Accountancy” in the Department of Accountancy, in the College of Business Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
68 EP.16.70 4/1/16 Proposal to Unify all College of Veterinary Medicine PhD Programs into a Single Doctoral Program Named “Comparative Biomedical Sciences”, and Eliminate the Existing PhD Degrees Withdrawn/Carried Forward to Fall 2016  
69 EP.16.71 4/1/16 Proposal to Establish a Major in Bioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering for the Degree of Master of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
70 EP.16.72 4/1/16 Proposal to Establish Three Transcriptable Concentrations, General Bioengineering, Bioinstrumentation and Computational Genomics, Under the Major in Bioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering for the Degree of Master of Engineering Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
71 EP.16.73 4/7/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through April 11, 2016 Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
72 EP.16.74 4/7/16 Report of Irwin Center for Doctoral Study Renaming  (Previously Surveying Building). Minor Matter (Bylaws Part B.9.a) Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
73 EP.16.75 4/8/16 Proposal to Revise the PhD Program in Animal Sciences Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
74 EP.16.76 4/11/16 Proposal to Change the Name of the Technology and Management Concentration in the Major in Animal Sciences, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
75 EP.16.77 4/12/16

Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Music Minor in the School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts

Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
76 EP.16.78 4/13/16

Proposal to Revise the Minor in French, Department of French and Italian, LAS

Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
77 EP.16.79 4/13/16 Proposal to Revise the BALAS in French, French Studies Concentration, Department of FRIT, LAS Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
78 EP.16.80 4/13/16 Proposal to Amend EP.89.09 Undergraduate General Education Requirements and to Revise the Cultural Studies Requirement Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
79 EP.16.81 4/13/16 Proposal to Revise the BSLAS in Integrative Biology, Integrative Biology Honors (IBH) Concentration, LAS Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
80 EP.16.82 4/13/16 Proposal to Revise the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSAS) in the School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts Withdrawn/Carried Forward to Fall 2016  
81 EP.16.83 4/14/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through April 18, 2016 Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
82 EP.16.84 4/14/16 Proposal to Revise the BSLAS in Computer Science and a Liberal Arts and Sciences Discipline (CS+X) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
83 EP.16.85 4/14/16 Proposal to Revise the PhD in Crop Sciences, Department of Crop Sciences, College of Agricultural, Consumer of Environmental Sciences Approved by Committee 4/18/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
84 EP.16.86 4/14/16 Proposal to Establish a Master of Science in Management Degree in the Department of Business Administration in the College of Business Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
85 EP.16.87 4/14/16 Proposal to Revise the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) in the School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Arts Carried Forward to Fall 2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
86 EP.16.88 4/14/16 Proposal to Revise the Undergraduate Major Leading to the BALAS in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, College of LAS Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
87 EP.16.89 4/14/16 Proposal to Revise the Early Childhood Education Undergraduate Major in College of Education Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
88 EP.16.90 4/11/16 Report from EPC on Resolution RS.16.03, Campus Senate Recommendation to University of Illinois Regarding Advanced Placement Credit Approved by Committee 4/11/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
89 EP.16.91 4/21/16 Report of Administrative Approvals through April 25, 2016 Approved by Committee 4/25/2016 Approved by Senate 5/2/2016
90 EP.16.92 4/21/16 Report on the Winter Session 2015-2016 for EPC Withdrawn/Carried Forward to Fall 2016  
91 EP.16.93 4/21/16 Report to Inform the Senate of Expected Enrollment Increase for the College of Business’ enrollment plans for the iMBA program per Standing Rule 13 Withdrawn/Carried Forward to Fall 2016  
92 EP.16.94 6/2/16 2015-2016 EPC Annual Report Approved 2016  
           




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