View Bill 15-16-27

Senate Bill 15-16-27

Bill ID: 15-16-27
PCC ID: 15047
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy
Proposed: 03/21/2016
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The School of Public Policy proposes to offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Public Policy. The most difficult and intractable problems of our time-poverty, access to quality education, unemployment, security, health care, and climate change-require sound public policy solutions. This program will equip students with competence in analytical skills, supported by theory and data, to prepare them for careers related to public service and policy-making in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The major will have two distinctive components: 1) core foundational skills critical for the analysis of policy problems and solutions; and 2) the application of these skills and competencies to address challenges in the real world by engaging with the policy process at local, state, national, and global levels. The Public Policy program will be interdisciplinary, integrating topics and coursework from business, philosophy, history, information studies, economics, sociology, and government and politics.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 09/06/2016


Presidential Approval: 04/21/2016
BOR Approval: 06/16/2016
MHEC Approval: 09/06/2016
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/13/2016
Decision Date: 04/20/2016
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the PCC proposal.
Actions: The Senate reviewed the proposal at its April 20, 2016, meeting and voted to approve the creation of the BA in Public Policy.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/01/2016
Decision Date: 04/04/2016
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the April 20, 2016 Senate meeting for consideration.
Actions: The SEC discussed the proposal at its April 4, 2016, meeting and voted to send the proposal to the Senate for review.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/25/2016
Decision Date: 04/01/2016
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to forward the proposal to the SEC for review.
Actions: The PCC Committee met with the proposers at its April 1, 2016 meeting. After discussion of the proposal, the PCC Committee voted to send the proposal to the SEC for review.
Next Step: SEC Review