View Bill 19-20-46

Senate Bill 19-20-46

Bill ID: 19-20-46
Name: PCC Proposal to Rename the Master of Science in "Survey Methodology" to "Survey and Data Science"
Proposed: 03/27/2020
Sponsor: Jody Williams, Joint Program in Survey Methodology and Wayne McIntosh, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Proposal: There are only two programs in the United States that offer graduate training in survey methodology, the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland and the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Michigan which whose curricula, instructions, and admissions are highly integrated. The field has been changing over time, with a growing interest in naturally occurring data about opinion and behavior, often available in large quantities, i.e. big data. Our programs have adjusted our curriculum to include this expanded focus, and we are considering a corresponding name change to reflect this evolution in the field and in the training we provide. Our goal is to identify increase enrollment and employability of graduates as well as the programs’ visibility by clearly communicating to the appropriate communities what we do and what our prospective students can expect to learn.
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Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 08/10/2020

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 04/24/2020
Chancellor Approval: 07/01/2020
MHEC Approval: 08/10/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/15/2020
Decision Date: 04/22/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/08/2020
Decision Date: 04/10/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the April 22, 2020, Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/27/2020
Decision Date: 04/03/2020
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee discussed the proposal at its meeting on April 3, 2020. It met with Jody Williams from the Joint Program in Survey Methodology and Wayne McIntosh from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review