CHESS 16-04 NEW PROG ECON
December 19, 2017
Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document
Program Name: Psychology
- Document No: CHESS 16-04 NEW PROG ECON
- Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
- Submitting Department: Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Cultures / College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
- Date Reviewed by Department: December 2nd, 2016
- Submission Date: December 19th, 2017
- Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: March 03, 2017
- Contact Person: Paul McGrath, Professor of Economics
- Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
- Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
- Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
- Will New Library Resources Used?: No
- Form 40 Needed?: No
Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal
- Program Name(s):Psychology
- Degree Name(s): Bachelor of Science
Section I: This section is for changes in programs, minors and certificates
- List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate: This document proposes a curriculum to support the activation of a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree.
- Impact on Students: The degree will offer interested students a path to a degree in Economics outside of the College of Business. This past summer the College of Business suspended admission to their BS in Business with a Business Economics focus. The ECON designator and faculty have migrated to the College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences. ECON is now housed in the Department of Political Science, Economics and World Languages and Cultures.
- Impact on University Resources: Requests for two new tenure track economists have been submitted. If approved, they would replace the two full-time visitors presently being employed. Thus, the additional monetary resources needed would be the difference between the present salaries and benefits of the full-time visitors and two new tenure-track assistant professors. Based upon reported average starting salaries for new Assistant Professors in Economics (American Economic Association) and a benefit factor of 30%, the additional cost would be in the neighborhood of $52,000. The present visitors are credentialed to teach upper level major courses so we can support the program with our present staffing should tenure-track lines not be immediately available.
- Impact on other Academic Units: A number of the courses in the program are offered by the College of Business. I have shared the program with Professors Feldman and Furticella and they have no issues.
Section II: This section is for changes in courses only
Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes
- Impact on Students
- Impact on University Resources:
- Impact on other Academic Units: