View Bill 18-19-24

Senate Bill 18-19-24

Bill ID: 18-19-24
PCC ID: 18043
Name: PCC Proposal to Rename the Department of "Health Services Administration" to "Health Policy and Management"
Proposed: 11/30/2018
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The Department of Health Services Administration requests a name change to Department of Health Policy and Management. The name will more accurately reflect the 5 degree programs offered and the broader expertise of the faculty. We offer an MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation, MPH in Health Equity, MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy, a Masters in Health Administration (MHA), and a PhD in Health Services. The Department of Health Services Administration's name is outdated and was created in 2007 when the only Masters program was the MHA degree. Now that our faculty has expanded and we have multiple masters programs, we would like to update the name to Department of Health Policy and Management. This name change will also improve our ability to recruit students and gain recognition for the broader set of research and educational programs we engage in. Equivalent departments at peer institutions are named Health Policy and Management (UCLA, UC Berkeley, Yale) or Health Management and Policy (Michigan). The Schools of Public Policy and Business have submitted letters in support of our requested name change.


Status: Pending Approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval: 03/12/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/27/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 01/21/2019
Decision Date: 01/28/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the February 5th Senate Agenda
Actions: Because of the number of items on the February 5, 2019 Senate meeting agenda, the SEC voted to move this item to the March 6, 2019 Senate meeting.
Next Step: Senate review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 11/30/2018
Decision Date: 12/07/2018
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee reviewed the proposal at its meeting on December 7, 2018. It met with Dylan Roby from the School to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the committee voted unanimously to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review