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New Course Proposal

Status: Pending Review - BCC Committee (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Sent Back by David Kerr Associate Professor / Sch of Psychological Sci, February 26, 2018 11:30am


David Kerr (College Approver - Liberal Arts) February 26, 2018 11:30am
Thank you. Our committee reviewer had the following input on the syllabus:

1. Please include information on prerequisites (or note that there are none).

2. In the syllabus, please indicate how each student learning outcome (SLO) is measured/assessed by one or more assignments named in the syllabus. For example, "SLO1: Critiques models of...; Assessment of SLO1: Quiz 1; Final paper." A table may be useful.

3. Instructor’s office location should be provided on the syllabus.

2. Originator Response

Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 / History Department, March 29, 2018 4:16pm


Robert Peckyno March 29, 2018 4:16pm
Thank you for the feedback David! I have implemented the requested changes to the syllabus.

3. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Approved by David Kerr Associate Professor / Sch of Psychological Sci, April 2, 2018 12:38pm


David Kerr (College Approver - Liberal Arts) April 2, 2018 12:38pm
It seems we missed two minor points on the prior review; I apologize. Please reduce the course description to 100 words or less and add the updated code of conduct link:
Then please forward the revised syllabus to Cheryl Hagey.

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, June 8, 2018 3:08pm


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) June 8, 2018 3:08pm
SUMMARY: In the proposal:
1) This course lists the locations as Ecampus and Corvallis, however, there are only schedule types for Ecampus. Does this course need a room during Final's Week? If the answer is yes, please add Final Exam. This will also need a Lecture or discussion for the Corvallis side.
2) Please shorten the Course Description. Currently there are 136 words and it needs to be cut to no more than 100 words. DO NOT CUT AND PASTE from Word Documents. The Help button has "Avoid phrases such as "This course is" and "Students will learn". Do not use pronouns. (Edit/Course Info/Course Description)

In the Syllabus:
1) Page 9, Expectations for Student Conduct in this Online Course: The link you have attached to Student Conduct Code has been disconnected. Please use:

5. Originator Response

Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 / History Department, June 10, 2018 3:24pm


Robert Peckyno June 10, 2018 3:24pm
Hello! Thanks Cheryl for the feedback!

1. I have added 'Lecture' to the Corvallis side but would never need a room during Final's week as the final project for this course is a research paper. Initially, this will only be taught on eCampus, but I wanted the proposal to have the flexibility to run an on-campus section down the road without having to re-submit another proposal.

2. I have edited and updated the description which now is only 80 words.

3. I have updated the link in the syllabus as requested. (I had only use the other link in response to direct instructions in other feedback on this proposal...)


I think that is everything. If there are any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

6. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, June 11, 2018 9:14am


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) June 11, 2018 9:14am
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for College of Liberal Arts.

CIP 540104 has been added to the proposal.

Banner was checked for this course number (452) to confirm the course number has not been used in the last 6 years. (6/8/2018 1:58 PM).

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 - BCC Committee

Pending Review

More Queued Reviews (5)

Graduate Council Chair; CC Rep - Liberal Arts (M-Z); Curriculum Council Chair; Academic Programs; Catalog Coordinator


Proposal ID: 102213
Type: New Course
Submission Date: June 10, 2018 3:24pm
Effective Term: Winter 2019
HSTS 451 tells the traditional history of space - stories of rocket designers, astronauts, astronomers, etc., who were primarily white men. HSTS 452 will be an opportunity to look beyond this traditional narrative and show that, in nearly every field, women and people of all races were central to both discovery and progress - often for little pay and no recognition. Despite significant societal opposition, these individuals not only overcame prejudice, but (through hard work, dedication, and occasionally sheer brilliance) also became beacons who helped open doors for future generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers.

With the recent success of the movie 'Hidden Figures' and the 2016 history text 'Rise of the Rocket Girls,' I also believe there will be strong student interest. This is a chance to build on 451 and tell a wider story showing the interplay between science, technology, and society.
Comments: None


Active Version - Submitted June 10, 2018 3:24pm
Version 2 - Submitted March 29, 2018 4:16pm
Version 1 - Submitted February 21, 2018 9:21pm


Name Title Department/School
Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 History Department


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Liaison Status Required
David Bishop IV - Coord-Academic / History Department
Strongly support
(Responded on Feb 7, 2018)
Responded No
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired Yes
Sharyn Clough - Associate Professor / Philosophy Department
Peckyno's areas of research make him well-placed to propose this course and he has done a great job. The proposal is terrific - well organized and comprehensive. Our students will be well-served.
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded No
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded Yes
Anita Guerrini - Professor / History Department
Expired No
Jack Higginbotham - Professor / Nuclear Engineering
Expired No
Katherine Hubler -
Expired No
Catherine Lanier - Associate Director / Space Grant
Expired No
Randall Milstein - Instructor / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci
Expired No
Michael Osborne - Professor / History Department
I welcome this proposal to build OSU ecampus in HSTS. The class could contextualize the three feminist, gender identification, and women's history moments in the USA as regards science studies and feminist studies. This moves us substantially forward and does not duplicate any other courses offered by OSU. Additionally, all teaching faculty in SHPR regard Bob Peckyno as our best public information officer ever and we regard him as our pro-active colleague. Sincerely, M. A. Osborne, Professor of History of Science

(Responded on Feb 5, 2018)
Responded No
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose an individual course for development funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at
(Responded on Feb 8, 2018)
Responded Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
Prof. Peckyno's previous class on the HST of Space has been very successful. SHPR welcomes a fresh take on this history, and I strongly approve of this proposal.
(Responded on Feb 6, 2018)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HSTS 452 
CIP Code: 540104
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Tentatively Winter Terms each year

Schedule Types: Lecture; WWW 
Campus Locations: Ecampus; Corvallis Campus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Since early Babylon, women have also observed the sky, performed fundamental calculations, examined astronomical plates, and made significant fundamental discoveries that changed the way we see the cosmos. At NASA, women have gone from purely secretarial positions in 1958 to commanding the International Space Station and administering the Mars Rover Program today. These advancements in opportunity and responsibility reflect a larger story of how traditional roles for women have evolved in response to changes in both technology and social norms.

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File Name File Size Comment Date Added
HSTS 452 - W18 Syllabus - Updated 29-03.pdf 501.72 Kb Updated Syllabus with requested changes implemented. Jun 08, 2018 3:08 pm
HSTS 452 - W18 Syllabus - Updated 17-04.pdf 481.65 Kb Originator updated Syllabus at the request of the College Approver and contacted APA to upload corrections. Cheryl (APA) Jun 08, 2018 3:08 pm
HSTS 452 - W18 Syllabus - Updated 10-06.pdf 474.12 Kb Updated Syllabus with Cheryl's feedback (link change) implemented. Jun 10, 2018 2:53 pm
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