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New Course Proposal

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Engineering

Approved by Frank Chaplen Associate Professor / Biol & Ecol Engineering, April 29, 2019 7:41am

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Progms & Assessment, April 29, 2019 2:01pm


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) April 29, 2019 2:01pm
1) Please address comments made by Liaison Robert Kennedy. This can be done in the Justification Tab of the Proposal in the Comments block. (Edit/Justification/Comments)
2) Will this course need a room during Week 11? Possibly for Project presentations, turning in projects? If the answer is yes, please add Final Exam to the Schedule Type. If the answer is no, please disregard this request.
3) The Online Catalog Course Description will only allow up to 100 words. Currently the Course Description is 106 words. Please reduce. Help button has "Avoid phrases such as "This course" and "Students will learn". Do not use pronouns. Do not cut and paste from Microsoft Word Documents. (Edit/Course Info/Course Description)
4) Remove bullet points in Unenforced Requistes. Matlab can be added as comments but reference to "homework assignments" cannot be made. References to Matlab and homework are fine in the syllabus, they do not need to be removed.

Please note the Catalog Year policy for submission deadlines.  Here is the policy for your convenience

For your convenience, Syllabus Minimum Requirements link:

3. Originator Response

Joseph Davidson Assistant Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr, April 30, 2019 11:15am

4. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Progms & Assessment, May 1, 2019 9:05am


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) May 1, 2019 9:05am
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for the Robotics program.
CIP 144201 has been added to the proposal.

Banner was checked for this course number (545) to confirm the course number has not been used in the last 6 years. (4/29/2019 1:49 PM).
All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

Please note the Catalog Year policy for submission deadlines.  Here is the policy for your convenience

5. Review - Graduate Committee - Engineering (D-Z)

Approved by Henry Mason Assistant Professor / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr, May 6, 2019 9:10am

6. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by John Becker-Blease Associate Dean / College of Business Dept, May 21, 2019 8:18am


John Becker-Blease (Graduate Council Chair) May 21, 2019 8:18am
No concerns.

7. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Carol Mc Kiel Instructor / College of Education, June 7, 2019 4:25pm

8. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Progms & Assessment, June 12, 2019 9:04am


Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) June 12, 2019 9:04am
This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for the Robotics program.

9. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Belinda Sykes Catalog & Curriculum Coord. / Office of the Registrar, June 12, 2019 9:09am


Proposal ID: 106783
Type: New Course
Submission Date: April 30, 2019 11:15am
Approval Date: June 12, 2019 9:09am
Effective Term: Fall 2019
Robotic manipulation is a core subject in most robotics programs around the U.S. Oregon State does not currently offer such a course. This course is needed to fill a gap in the curriculum.
Thank you for the comments. I've made the following changes to the course proposal:

- Modified and shortened the course description
- Removed the previous bullet points from the unenforced requisites and added a new requisite for enrollment in the Robotics Graduate program
- Uploaded a new draft syllabus with the modified course description and a new grading scale to address Dorthe's comment
- This course won't need a room during Week 11

Joe Davidson


Active Version - Submitted April 30, 2019 11:15am
Version 1 - Submitted April 14, 2019 3:34pm


Name Title Department/School
Lynn Paul Advisor-Academic Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
Joseph Davidson Assistant Professor Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr


Name Title Department/School
Tyler De Adder Coord of Undergrad Acad Prog Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
Kagan Tumer Professor Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
Cindy Grimm Associate Professor Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
William Smart Associate Professor Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr


Liaison Status Required
Christopher Hoyle - Assistant Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
No issues, assuming it was approved by the Robotics GPC.
(Responded on Apr 1, 2019)
Responded Yes
Carlos Jensen - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Prog / College of Engineering
Defer to Dorthe
(Responded on Mar 29, 2019)
Responded Yes
Brett Jeter - Head Advisor / College of Engineering
Expired Yes
Janet Knudson - Asst to Assoc Dean-Office Mgr / College of Engineering
Expired No
Jose Porter Medina - Associate Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr
Expired Yes
Dorthe Wildenschild - Professor / Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng
you're using an unorthodox (non-linear) grading scale, - any particular justification for that?
> 92% A / 91-90 A- / 89-88 B+ / 87-82 B / 81-80 B- / 79-78 C+ / 77-72 C / 71-70 C- / 69-60 D
Otherwise, OK.
(Responded on Apr 7, 2019)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: ROB 545 
CIP Code: 144201
College/Department or College/School:
College of Engineering / School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering 

Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Spring term in even years

Schedule Types: Lecture; Project; Midterm Exam 
Campus Location: Corvallis Campus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Introduction to the mechanical processes governing manipulation with a focus on the kinematics, statics, and dynamics of interacting rigid bodies. Topics include numerical inverse kinematics, dynamics of open chains, and interaction control. Some manipulation problems considered include grasping, picking and placing, and assembly.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
Unenforced Requisites
Enrollment in the Robotics MS/PhD programs

Equivalent Courses
Slash Courses
Crosslisted Courses


File Name File Size Comment Date Added
ROB 545 syllabus_draft.pdf 172.60 Kb Apr 30, 2019 11:10 am
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