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Change Course Proposal

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Sent Back by Kryn Freehling-Burton Senior Instructor I / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies, December 18, 2017 2:59pm


Kryn Freehling-Burton (College Approver - Liberal Arts) December 18, 2017 2:59pm
The reviewer identified the following issues that should be addressed in the resubmission.
In some cases, a resubmission may instead include a rationale for why the reviewer's comment does not need to be addressed.
-For each of the learning outcomes and course objectives, indicate in which assignments will these outcomes be achieved (i.e. via critical responses, class discussion, class projects, etc.). This can be briefly mentioned at the end of each bullet point (i.e. “Analyze social constructs of gender via class discussion and Storytelling Project #1)
-Include office location and phone number for professor.

2. Originator Response

Qwo Li Driskill Assistant Professor / Women Studies, January 8, 2018 9:34pm

3. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Approved by Kryn Freehling-Burton Senior Instructor I / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies, January 16, 2018 5:38pm

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, January 17, 2018 12:57pm


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) January 17, 2018 12:57pm
In the Syllabus:
1) Page 7, Plagiarism, Statement of Expectations for Student Conduct: Faculty Senate requires all syllabi to have a link to Student Conduct-Offenses. Please add it. Link can be found at

A link going to Student Conduct in the Syllabi is not accepted by Faculty Senate.

2) Hyperlinks were randomly checked In Essays & Selections and Services and Resources. I found a number of them had either "page not found" or "unable to open". Please check the links.

**A CHANGE course proposal needs to be completed in draft format in the CPS to add changes you are requesting to WGSS 473/573 cross-listed Courses in the Online Catalog before this proposal can complete the review process.**

5. Originator Response

Qwo Li Driskill Assistant Professor / Women Studies, April 2, 2018 6:25pm

6. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, April 3, 2018 8:25am


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) April 3, 2018 8:25am
SUMMARY: This CHANGE proposal seeks to change the Course Credits from "3" to "4" and update the Course Description

Proposal 103809 - WGSS 473/573 will be processed once this proposal has gone through the complete review.

APA has
1) Added WGSS 473, WGSS 573 as a cross listed course
2) Removed WGSS 573 as a Slash Course from the Long Title.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

7. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Sent Back by Ryan Contreras Assistant Professor / Horticulture, April 18, 2018 9:23am


Ryan Contreras (Graduate Council Chair) April 18, 2018 9:23am
The following is a review from Dr. Lisa Price, CLA representative on Graduate Council.

"I do have one concern and that is the use of the graduate students to lead a discussion and facilitate a class session. It is stated by this assignment “facilitation is meant to help the class think more about the readings for the week” . We are generally not in favor of this as a graduate student activity as it is basically taking over some of the professors teaching. Great care must be taken with regard to the benefit of the graduate students. The learning outcome linked to this activity is “Employ intersectional trans critiques in course projects and presentations. (via Class Facilitation, Critical Responses, Participation)”. I suggest a refinement of this learning outcome (will they learn to employ…) What guidance will the professor provide to make this a truly learning activity and outcome for the grad students?"

8. Originator Response

Qwo Li Driskill Assistant Professor / Women Studies, May 16, 2018 9:05am


Qwo Li Driskill May 16, 2018 9:05am
I have revised the learning outcome to make it clearer. I have also revised the language of the facilitation to "class discussion lead." These kinds of opportunities and activities are central to the field of WGSS, Queer Studies, and Trans Studies for graduate students. I have clarified the pedagogy and time limit around this and included a required reflection.

9. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Ryan Contreras Assistant Professor / Horticulture, May 22, 2018 3:53pm

10. Review - CC Rep - Liberal Arts (M-Z)

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, May 24, 2018 2:54pm

11. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, June 11, 2018 4:54pm

12. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, June 12, 2018 2:27pm


Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) June 12, 2018 2:27pm
This proposal arrived at APAA June 11, 2018. Summer 2018 Priority Registration Deadline was April 13, 2018, to the Registrar's Office. Effective Term has been changed from Summer 2018 to Winter 2019.

Proposal 103809 WGSS 473/573 has been expedited through the review process.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

13. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Program Technician 1 / Office of the Registrar, June 12, 2018 3:46pm


Larry Bulling (Catalog Coordinator) June 12, 2018 3:46pm
Unenforced prereqs no longer display in the online catalog.


Proposal ID: 101513
Type: Change Course
Submission Date: May 16, 2018 9:05am
Approval Date: June 12, 2018 3:46pm
Effective Term: Winter 2019
This course change reflects recent changes to the WGSS/QS curriculum, including the new PhD program in WGSS and the new undergraduate minor in Queer Studies. Previously, the course was designed more as an upper-level introduction to Transgender studies, with a particular focus on sociological and psychological texts. With several undergraduate courses in our curriculum that introduce students to Transgender issues, and an increasing number of MA and PhD students coming into our program to focus on Transgender studies, we are revising the course to focus on the topic of Transgender lives through first-person texts (autobiography, poetry, memoir, and film), historical and biographical writings, and scholarly engagement with life experiences of Transgender people. Further, the course is being revised to reflect our program's focus on women of color feminisms, queer/trans people of color critiques, and transnational feminisms. In keeping with the credit hours of our other slash courses, we are also revising the course to 4 credit hours. This increase in credit hours includes additional assignments at both the undergraduate and graduate level as well as increased classroom hours.
Comments: None


Active Version - Submitted May 16, 2018 9:05am
Version 3 - Submitted April 2, 2018 6:25pm
Version 2 - Submitted January 8, 2018 9:34pm
Version 1 - Submitted September 14, 2017 7:37am


Name Title Department/School
Qwo Li Driskill Assistant Professor Women Studies


Name Title Department/School
Janet Lee Professor Women Studies


Liaison Status Required
Susan Bernardin - Director - SLCS / Liberal Arts Admin
I approve.
(Responded on Jan 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded Yes
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Sep 12, 2017)
Responded No
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose the course for redevelopment funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded Yes
Larry Roper - Professor / Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded No

Course Information

Designator/Course #: QS 473 
CIP Code: 050207
Original Course: QS 473 TRANSGENDER LIVES 
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of Language, Culture, and Society  

Credits: 4 Updated 
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U)  
Courses Taught Schedule:
QS/WGSS 473 offered every Spring, Ecampus.
QS/WGSS 473/573 Offered every odd numbered Spring, Corvallis

Schedule Types: Lecture; Discussion; Project; WWW; Final Exam; Midterm Exam Updated 
Campus Locations: Corvallis Campus; Ecampus 

With a particular focus on transgender people of color and transnational constructions of gender, this course will engage issues in the lives of Transgender people through autobiography, memoir, biography, poetry, and documentary film. CROSSLISTED as WGSS 473/WGSS 573.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
Unenforced Requisites
WGSS/QS 262, WGSS/QS 364, or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Courses Updated
Slash Courses Updated
Crosslisted Courses
WGSS 473, WGSS 573


File Name File Size Comment Date Added
Transgender Lives Revised.docx 63.25 Kb Revised syllabus. Includes change to 4 credit hours (additional assignments, including reading-load and written work) and classroom hours. Revision of course description and learning outcomes. Apr 18, 2018 9:23 am
Transgender Lives Revised.docx 65.64 Kb Revised: learning outcomes indicate which assignments these outcomes are achieved through. Apr 18, 2018 9:23 am
Transgender Lives Revised.docx 65.79 Kb Corrections made Apr 18, 2018 9:23 am
Transgender Lives Revised.docx 64.07 Kb Revised syllabus: Clarification of learning outcome and graduate discussion lead activit. May 16, 2018 9:05 am
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