View Bill 20-21-28

Senate Bill 20-21-28

Bill ID: 20-21-28
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Proposed: 10/02/2020
Sponsor: Merle Collins and Eric Tomal√°, College of Arts and Humanities
Proposal: The College of Arts and Humanities is proposing to create a new Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at the University of Maryland. Students enrolled in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Certificate program will engage in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and teaching that facilitates, across a range of disciplines, the study of the cultures, histories, and literatures, as well as the political, economic and governmental systems of Latin America and the Caribbean. By incorporating concentrations in research praxis and experiential learning, the program is intended to serve both students who wish to pursue an academic career in Latin American and Caribbean studies and students who wish to pursue a non-academic career in the private, not-for-profit, or government sectors. Regardless of their professional goals, students completing the program will be able to appreciate, theorize, and compare the diverse cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean in
their linguistic, cultural, and social dimensions as they emerged from diverse pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial histories, as well as be able to consider contemporary realities of Latin America and the Caribbean from informed regional and international perspectives.
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Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 09/15/2021

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 02/11/2021
Chancellor's Approval: 06/08/2021
MHEC Approval: 09/15/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/02/2021
Decision Date: 02/09/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 01/08/2021
Decision Date: 01/21/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the February 9, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 10/01/2020
Decision Date: 12/04/2020
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee discussed the proposal at its meeting on December 4, 2020. It met with Merle Collins of the English Department and the Center for Latin American Studies, Eric Tomala, also of the Center, and Ralph Bauer from the College of Arts and Humanities to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review