View Bill 21-22-23

Senate Bill 21-22-23

Bill ID: 21-22-23
PCC ID: 21039
Name: PCC Proposal to Rename the Master of Arts in “Women’s Studies” to “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies”
Proposed: 10/29/2021
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: In 2020, the College of Arts and Humanities’ Department of Women’s Studies was renamed the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In the spring of 2021, the undergraduate major and upper-division certificate program titles in Women’s Studies were also changed to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This proposal is to rename the Master of Arts in “Women’s Studies” to “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.” The master’s program is not a stand-alone M.A. program. However, on the way to a Ph.D., students who have completed the appropriate coursework may request conferral of a master's degree. The proposal will align the program with the department and undergraduate program names, and also reflect the current scope of the Ph.D. program. A separate proposal has been submitted to rename the Ph.D. program.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 05/11/2022


Presidential Approval : 12/22/2021
Chancellor Approval: 02/07/2022
MHEC Approval: 05/11/2022
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 12/02/2021
Decision Date: 12/09/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/12/2021
Decision Date: 11/22/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the December 9, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 10/29/2021
Decision Date: 11/05/2021
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee considered this proposal at its meeting on November 5, 2021, as part of its consent agenda. A presentation was not required because previous proposals to change the names of the department and the undergraduate programs were approved by the committee. The PCC Committee approved the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review