April 18, 2017

Changes made in CSU programs; engineering admissions

The Cleveland State University Faculty Senate approved several changes to programs from the university curriculum committee in its April 5 meeting.

The bachelor’s degree in Art added ART 120 and 126.

The Communications program will now be called Communications Studies. The existing Communication program will become a track in this program. The Communications Management program will be deactivated and made into the other track in the new Communications Studies, B.A.

Allied Sport Professions: Exercise/Fitness Specialists is renamed Exercise Science, B.S.

The International Relations, B.A. and the Political Science, B.A. have changes in Honors requirements. Both will decrease one credit hour of its Honors requirements.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will add BIO 307 to pair with the existing BIO 306 as a lab and course pairing for another option for students.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) courses SPN 417 History of the Spanish Language and SPN 419 Spanish Applied Linguistics are added to the Spanish program.

Two new Social Sciences courses focusing on Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East (AALAME) were added. They are Urban Studies 222 and Sociology 222.

The faculty senate approved the proposal to increase the admission standards for the Washkewicz College of Engineering. The proposal says that students with a 3.0 high school GPA or higher and an ACT score of 23 or higher are directly admitted into the pre-engineering major.

The senate also approved the proposal Missed Class Policy for University Authorized Activities and Religious Accommodation. The proposal will excuse the absence of students for religious observation and for university-sponsored activities.

According to the proposal, the university-authorized activities will be approved by the appropriate university authority and the sponsors of university-authorized activities must provide a list of all approved activities that might involve student absences from classes.

Cleveland State Provost Jianping Zhu, Ph.D., announced to the senate the new dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business is Dr. Sanjay Putrevu. At his position, Putrevu will also be the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair. Before coming to Cleveland State, he was the dean of the College of Business at the University of Wyoming.

Finally, associate professor Jeremy Genovese, Ph. D., introduced the March on Science on April 22 to the senate. Marches will be happening across the country on that day, including Cleveland, to raise awareness to the role that science plays in our lives. These marches come after the budget cuts and threats to dismantle government agencies that put at risk our health, food, air, water, climate and jobs, according to the March for Science website.

Genovese urged all to participate in the march in Cleveland.



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