View Bill 21-22-08

Senate Bill 21-22-08

Bill ID: 21-22-08
PCC ID: 21005
Name: PCC Proposal to Discontinue the Upper-Division Certificate in Science, Technology and Society
Proposed: 08/27/2021
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The A. James Clark School of Engineering proposes to discontinue its Upper-Division Certificate in Science, Technology and Society. Students interested in the topics of this undergraduate certificate program will be directed to the new minor in Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, which was approved during the 2020-2021 academic year. No students are currently in the certificate program, and the last term in which the program had students was Spring 2020. Because it is a certificate program, it appears on the state of Maryland’s official academic program inventory of University of Maryland programs, and will require a request to the University System of Maryland Chancellor and Maryland Higher Education Commission to remove the program from the inventory.


Status: Pending Approval
MHEC Approval: Awaiting approval
BOR Approval: Awaiting approval
Presidential Approval : 10/08/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/30/2021
Decision Date: 10/07/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/14/2021
Decision Date: 09/20/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the October 7, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 08/27/2021
Decision Date: 09/03/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The committee discussed this proposal at its meeting on September 3, 2021. A presentation was not required because the proposal follows last spring’s approval of the new minor program in Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, and no students are in the certificate program. The proposal was approved by the committee.
Next Step: SEC Review