View Bill 19-20-12

Senate Bill 19-20-12

Bill ID: 19-20-12
PCC ID: 18081
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Doctorate of Public Health
Proposed: 08/01/2019
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: This proposal seeks to establish an online DrPH degree in the School of Public Health. The DrPH program will be a School-wide program with the potential for several concentrations. This proposal includes the first of the concentrations, Executive Leadership in Public Health, and will be administered by the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. It is designed to develop leaders prepared to take on the transformation mandate of expanding the scope and reach of public health to address all factors that promote health and well-being. This hybrid course format and cohort structure promotes a learning community with full-time students able to complete the program in three years. The goal of the doctoral program is to develop health professionals competent in understanding the health needs of populations who are qualified to conduct and translate research to implement programs and policies aimed at improving the public's health.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 02/21/2020


Presidential Approval: 09/24/2019
MHEC Denial: 02/21/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/05/2019
Decision Date: 09/12/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/21/2019
Decision Date: 08/28/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the September 12, 2019 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 04/26/2019
Decision Date: 05/03/2019
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee reviewed the proposal at its meeting on May 3, 2019. It met with Bob Gold, Sarah Olsen, and Steve Roth from the School to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review