View Bill 14-15-32

Senate Bill 14-15-32

Bill ID: 14-15-32
PCC ID: 14044
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish an Area of Concentration in Health Equity for the Master of Public Health
Proposed: 03/23/2015
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: Central to the mission and values of the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health (UMD-SPH) is the development of highly qualified professionals who are prepared to be leaders and to develop new areas of expertise in the field of health equity. Health disparities exist across several groups such as race/ethnic groups, geographic residence, gender, age, and disability status. There is growing national demand for professionals who understand the importance of health disparities and the impact of health disparities on the health of the population in the state, the nation, and worldwide, and can leverage this knowledge to combat major public health issues facing today's society by working towards health equity. To address this demand, the UMD-SPH proposes to add an Area of Concentration in Health Equity to its existing Master of Public Health (MPH). This concentration will leverage a unique strength of UMD-SPH, through its expertise in all UMD-SPH departments and the Maryland Center for Health Equity (MCHE). To our knowledge, this will be a unique offering within the state. This 43 credits Concentration, which includes the 5 required MPH core , courses, a required internship, a required capstone course, and cognate courses (7 elective courses and 1 required seminar), will train individuals to focus practice/research activities on the recognition and elimination of disparities.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 08/07/2015


Presidential Approval: 05/04/2015
Chancellor's Approval: 06/05/2015
MHEC Approval: 08/07/2015
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/16/2015
Decision Date: 04/23/2015
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/02/2015
Decision Date: 04/09/2015
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the April 23 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/27/2015
Decision Date: 04/03/2015
Decision: The committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee reviewed this proposal at its meeting in April 2015. The committee met with representatives of the School, and after discussion, voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review