View Bill 20-21-42

Senate Bill 20-21-42

Bill ID: 20-21-42
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design
Proposed: 04/02/2021
Sponsor: Kate Izsak and Wayne Lutters, College of Information Studies
Proposal: The College of Information Studies proposes to establish a Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design. The B.A. in Technology and Information Design (InfoDesign) will teach students to frame important problems at the intersection of people and information; to design solutions for those problems; and to realize, deploy and iterate on those solutions.

InfoDesign supports students in their efforts to use technology in the service of the greater good; to apply and expand their creativity; to develop a start-up mentality (in which they must try solutions and fail first in order to succeed); and to engage in rapid development and prototyping grounded by rapid evaluation and assessment. Students participate in hands-on studio and laboratory classes in user-centered design, technology development, problem-solving and cross-disciplinary communication. Students will learn a variety of skills, including the following:
• conducting user research and participatory design
• implementing workflow design, planning and auditing
• performing algorithmic audits on machine learning processes
• creating digital materials and information visualizations
• managing and moderating community at scale
• writing and designing regulations for big data and machine learning.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 11/12/2021


Presidential Approval: 04/27/2021
MHEC Approval: 10/01/2021
BOR Approval: 11/12/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/13/2021
Decision Date: 04/20/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/02/2021
Decision Date: 04/09/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the April 20, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 03/26/2021
Decision Date: 04/02/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC committee considered this proposal at its meeting on April 2, 2021. The College of Information Studies’ Kate Izsak and Wayne Lutters presented the proposal and responded to questions from the committee. The committee approved the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review