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New Degree Program Proposal
Artificial Intelligence

Status: Pending Review - Academic Programs (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Engineering

Approved by Brian Bay Associate Professor / Sch of Mech/Ind/Mfg Engr, November 10, 2019 11:17am

Comments

Brian Bay (College Approver - Engineering) November 10, 2019 11:17am
The COE Curriculum Committee is broadly supportive of this program proposal. It is a very important topic and an excellent place for OSU to establish leadership in offering graduate degrees.

We do have concerns about management of interdisciplinary issues as discussed in some of the liaison. Is it truly an interdisciplinary program or just an interdisciplinary topic area? How practical is it for non-EECS students to participate? Will interdisciplinary staff and facilities support emerge?

Our collective view is that these issues are common to such programs during their inception and will balance over time if there is strong interest in the fundamental topic area, as seems very likely here.

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Janice Nave-Abele Curriculum Coordinator / Acad Progms & Assessment, November 13, 2019 4:01pm

Comments

Janice Nave-Abele (Curriculum Coordinator) November 13, 2019 4:01pm
SUMMARY: This proposal seeks to create a new graduate degree program (MEng, MS, and PhD) in Artificial Intelligence.

3. Review - Graduate School

Approved by Stephanie Bernell Associate Dean / Graduate School Admin, December 6, 2019 11:52am

Comments

Stephanie Bernell (Graduate School) December 6, 2019 11:52am
I am eager to see what students from this program go on to do. A few comments:
1. re GLO assessment - GPA is not a direct measure of mastery of subject material. I am pleased that you will also assess this GLO at the oral exam.
2. For consistency purposes, I suggest that the program develop a rubric for committees to use to evaluate whether students are below/meet/above expectations for the GLOs

4. Review - Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee

Approved by Andrew Ibarra Dir-Physical Activity Program / Sch of Bio/Pop Hlth Sci, December 12, 2019 8:57am

Comments

Andrew Ibarra (Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee) December 12, 2019 8:57am
We approve with the suggested edits

1) Move the library expenses over to start in year 1, as all documents reflect this but the excel budget document.
2) They may want to clarify the different in the narrative to the excel document, they list 5K in the narrative but then put 10K on the excel document. Budgets did not have any issue with this in principle because the costs would be less, but they may want to clarify or correct.

5. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Sent Back by Ben Mason Associate Professor / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr, January 16, 2020 11:22am

Comments

Ben Mason (Graduate Council Chair) January 16, 2020 11:22am
The Graduate Council requests the proposal originator develop an addendum addressing the following issues, which were discussed at the 01/16/2020 Graduate Council Meeting:

1. The GC would like more assurance that the EECS leadership and COE leadership is supportive of the proposal in its current form.

2. The GC recommends an AI specific ethics requirement, and would like more information about how this requirement will be met.

3. The GC would like to see AI program specific learning outcomes and an initial assessment plan that clearly outlines how the program specific learning outcomes will be assessed. The GC acknowledges that the assessment plan will be further developed with the Graduate School later.

4. The GC requests a more clear definition of how the AI program will be interdisciplinary and/or trans-disciplinary. The GC acknowledges that making the program interdisciplinary will take time and strategic thought.

6. Originator Response

Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, February 5, 2020 3:42pm

Comments

Prasad Tadepalli February 5, 2020 3:42pm
1. The proposal was revised with the ethics requirement.
2. Email letters of support from the School Head and the Dean of COE were added.
3. The GLOs were refined and uploaded.
4. "Response_to_Graduate_Council_Concerns_01162020.pdf" documents the response in more detail.

7. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Ben Mason Associate Professor / Sch of Civil/Constr Engr, February 13, 2020 10:43am

Comments

Ben Mason (Graduate Council Chair) February 13, 2020 10:43am
The MEng information in the AI proposal does not mention whether the students will complete a final oral exam or an alternative summative assessment (i.e., MEng portfolio process). If the AI program wants to use the MEng portfolio process (including 2 1-credit classes), then the GC recommends that the original proposer revise the curriculum description.

8. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by Michele Swift Senior Instructor I / College of Business Dept, March 26, 2020 3:02pm

Comments

Michele Swift (Curriculum Council Chair) March 26, 2020 3:02pm
Prasad,

The email I sent to you this morning with comments and recommendations can be found under "Other Attachments" (filename - FW Comments regarding CPS #107212 - AI Degree Program.txt). Additional review comments can also be found under "Other Attachments" (filename - AI program - additional supporting details for CC recommendations.docx).

Best,
Michele

9. Originator Response

Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, April 22, 2020 10:00am

Comments

Prasad Tadepalli April 22, 2020 10:00am
I uploaded an addendum in response to the curriculum council and slightly updated the proposal to be consistent with it. I also included the syllabi for 3 new courses and responses from faculty expressing interest in participating in the proposed "Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee".

10. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by Carol Mc Kiel Education Graduate Pgrm Lead / College of Education, April 24, 2020 1:59pm

Comments

Carol Mc Kiel (Curriculum Council Chair) April 24, 2020 1:59pm
The Curriculum Council requests that you add PHL 546 to the list of Core Course as a required course. Also please add confirmation emails from any other advisory committee members.

11. Originator Response

Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, April 24, 2020 3:40pm

Comments

Prasad Tadepalli April 24, 2020 3:40pm
Added PHL 546 to the core curriculum and added all confirmation emails from the advisory committee members.

12. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by Carol Mc Kiel Education Graduate Pgrm Lead / College of Education, April 24, 2020 6:08pm

Comments

Carol Mc Kiel (Curriculum Council Chair) April 24, 2020 6:08pm
The Curriculum Council would like the wording, "substitute for ethics requirement" removed from the Robotics and Society syllabus entry. The ethics course should specifically address issues in AI. Robotics and Society is an appropriate elective.

13. Originator Response

Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, April 24, 2020 6:35pm

Comments

Prasad Tadepalli April 24, 2020 6:35pm
I have removed the above wording. Thanks for careful review.

14. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by Michele Swift Senior Instructor I / College of Business Dept, April 29, 2020 2:59pm

Comments

Michele Swift (Curriculum Council Chair) April 29, 2020 2:59pm
Several of Curriculum Council's initial concerns have been addressed but several concerns remain. The following concerns were raised by the Faculty Senate Executive Council in a presentation of the proposal during their April 28, 2020 meeting. Several of the concerns raised mirror some of the concerns raised by the Graduate Council and the Curriculum Council in earlier reviews.

1. A key concern is about the interdisciplinary nature of the program. The proposal has a strong CS and Robotics focus yet artificial intelligence is an area that intersects with a broad range of disciplines (e.g., chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, psychology, sociology, business, etc.). For this to be a truly interdisciplinary program, other disciplines need to be integrated in to the program. We encourage you to consider the goals of an interdisciplinary AI program and connect with other disciplines that intersect with AI to identify how coursework from those programs might be integrated in to an AI program.

2. Related to the above point, please discuss how this program will be open to other majors. As currently designed, the program has limited accessibility to non-EECS students. As you address point 1 above, we encourage you to identify pathways for non-EECS students to participate and be successful in this program.

3. Clarify how the administrative work involved in organizing and coordinating an interdisciplinary program will be handled. Overseeing interdisciplinary programs generally involve more work than people realize. This discussion might fit under the section “Other staff” on page 13 where you indicate that a .10 FTE program director and a .5 project coordinator will be hired. Included in this discussion could be a description of the roles and responsibilities associated with these two positions. Additionally, these positions raise the question of whether a separate administrative unit within EECS is planned for the AI program. If so, you might discuss that in this section as well.

4. Provide additional information on how the cost of the additional faculty will be covered. In the proposal there’s a statement about the College of Engineering being committed to the faculty hires but I couldn’t find where additional student enrollment (or other funding) was expected to help offset those costs. The section “Need” seems to suggest the AI students will come from an existing population of CS students interested in AI rather than expand the population of students studying AI. You might also clarify how the new faculty hires will support the AI program in that there don’t appear to be plans to create new AI courses.

5. Address the concerns raised by Glencora Borradaile (Associate Head, EECS). Some of these concerns are related to several of the points above - the interdisciplinary nature of the program, accessibility to students outside of CS, and the adequacy of resources to support the program. Also consider the concerns she raised with regards to the AI course designator as those are relevant to this proposal as well.

6. Please make the edits suggested by Andrew Ibarra when he approved the proposal for Budgets and Fiscal.

15. Originator Response

Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor / Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci, May 4, 2020 11:48pm

Comments

Prasad Tadepalli May 4, 2020 11:48pm
Have addressed the concerns of the Senate Executive Committee and the Curriculum Council in two separate addenda. The proposal is slightly edited to correct errors and make it consistent with the rest.

16. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Michele Swift Senior Instructor I / College of Business Dept, May 11, 2020 10:44am

Comments

Michele Swift (Curriculum Council Chair) May 11, 2020 10:44am
Upon request of the Curriculum Council, the advisory committee was expanded to include Nicole von Germeten from SHPR and James Watson is also being contacted to represent CEOAS.

Through emails with Prasad Tadepalli, it was clarified that there is the potential for additional ethics courses in the future but those courses would be added in consultation with SHPR and the intention is that either SHPR or SHPR in partnership with EECS would teach the courses.

17. Review - Faculty Senate Exec Committee

Approved by Vickie Nunnemaker Special Asst to Faculty Senate / Faculty Senate, May 15, 2020 12:54am

18. Review - Faculty Senate

Approved by Vickie Nunnemaker Special Asst to Faculty Senate / Faculty Senate, May 15, 2020 12:55am

Comments

Vickie Nunnemaker (Faculty Senate) May 15, 2020 12:55am
The Faculty Senate approved this proposal on May 14, 2020.

19. Review - Provost /Academic Affairs

Approved by Alix Gitelman Vice Provost Undergrad Educ / Provost / Exec Vice Pres, May 17, 2020 11:17am

20. Review - Academic Programs

Pending Review

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Catalog Coordinator

Proposal

Proposal ID: 107212
Type: New Degree Program
Submission Date: May 4, 2020 11:48pm
Comments:
This is a proposal to offer Ph.D., M.S, and M.Eng. degrees in Artificial Intelligence. It will be housed in the School of EECS and will be open to students from all disciplines with relevant undergraduate background in mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

OSU Board of Trustees Approval: August 15, 2020
Statewide Provost's Council Approval:
HECC Approval:
NWCCU: Approval:

History

Active Version - Submitted May 4, 2020 11:48pm
Version 5 - Submitted April 24, 2020 6:35pm
Version 4 - Submitted April 24, 2020 3:40pm
Version 3 - Submitted April 22, 2020 10:00am
Version 2 - Submitted February 5, 2020 3:42pm
Version 1 - Submitted September 30, 2019 9:30am

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Prasad Tadepalli Associate Professor Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci

Contacts

No contacts

Proposal Details

College: College of Engineering 
Department/School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
Program Type: Graduate Major 
New Degree Name: Artificial Intelligence 

Supporting Documents

Documents
* Signed Transmittal Sheet  ?
Transmittal Sheet 061819 New Degree Program.pdf (340.37 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
* Executive Summary  ?
executive-summary.pdf (108.18 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
School of EECS and CoE propose to establish an interdisciplinary graduate program in Artificial Intelligence.
* Proposal  ?
AI_program_proposal22.doc (2.17 MB added May 04, 2020 11:43 pm )
Minor revisions and corrections to the previous version.
* Letters of Support  ?
Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin at Madison letterOfSupportForOregonStateAIprogramFromJudeShavlik.pdf (72.74 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Owen McCarty of OHSU, Biomedical Engg,  McCarty-OSU-AI-2019.pdf (43.41 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Daniel Lowd, University of Oregon  lowd-osu-ai-program-rec-may2019-signed.pdf (51.42 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Tom Weller, EECS Head  Weller.txt (1.74 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Letter of support from Tom Weller
Scott Ashford, Dean, CoE Ashford-coe-support.txt (405.00 B added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
CoE Dean's support letter
* Accessibility Form  ?
accessibility_form16.426_signed.pdf (41.10 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
* Library Evaluation  ?
Library Evaluation Graduate AI SIGNED.pdf (388.26 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
* Faculty CVs  ?
faculty-list.pdf (58.12 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
This lists the COE faculty who work in AI and related areas and could advise the M.S. and Ph.D. students in the AI program.
ROB599 Robotics and Society.docx (24.07 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
An optional course that deals with social and ethical issues in robotics.
Other Attachments  ?
Cat 1 Proposal-Space Evaluation M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Artificial Intelligence-1.pdf (149.25 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Space evaluation
OSU-FinalReport.pdf (462.22 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
External review of the program proposal
COE_ID_programs_Sept_2018.pdf (86.90 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
addendum-to-proposal v2.pdf (139.86 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Addendum to proposal addressing the concerns of faculty and others.
glo-doctoral-template_plan_new_form-2019v2.docx (20.13 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
PhD Graduate Learning Outcomes updated based on GC comments
glo-ms-template_plan_new_form-2019v2.docx (20.33 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Graduate Learning Outcomes for MS degrees - updated based on GC input
glo-meng-template_plan_new_form-2019v2.docx (20.33 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Graduate Learning Outcomes for M.Eng. based on GC input
Response-to-Graduate-Council-Concerns_01162020.pdf (30.54 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Response to the Graduate Council Concerns of 1/16.
AI program - additional supporting details for CC recommendations.docx (18.11 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
FW Comments regarding CPS #107212 - AI Degree Program.txt (5.33 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
big-ideas.docx (22.10 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
New Course Proposal Draft - AI 530 - Big Ideas in AI
Kong PHL546 Soc Ethical Issues in AI-1.docx (25.93 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
New course proposal draft AI ethics (Phil 546)
Interdisciplinary-advisory-committee.txt (7.03 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Faculty responses to participate in the Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee
Addendum-CC.docx (22.80 Kb added May 04, 2020 11:44 pm )
Addressing the concerns of Curriculum Council
senate-executive-commitee-response-v2.docx (21.61 Kb added May 04, 2020 11:45 pm )
Addressing the concerns of the Senate Executive Committee
AI Email Thread.docx (16.10 Kb added May 08, 2020 2:16 pm )
Email Thread between Michele Swift, Prasad Tadepalli, Tom Weller, Cora Borradaile
Liaisons
* Liaisons  ?
Dorthe Wildenschilde
Request: FW_ CoE Liaison Response to Proposal #107499.pdf (69.19 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: FW_ CoE Liaison Response to Proposal #107499.pdf (69.19 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Lisa Ganio , Statistics
Request: Re AI program proposal Request for a letter of support.txt (3.43 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Stats letter of support for AI.Tadepalli.2019.05-1.pdf (440.96 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Kagan Tumer, CoRIS
Request: Re AI program proposal-tumer.txt (7.80 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: tumer-liaison.docx (12.29 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
Request: Re AI program proposal Request for a letter of support-tyler.txt (3.35 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: CGRB letter of support.pdf (230.90 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Kathryn Higley, Nuclear Science and Engineering
Request: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-snse.txt (1.45 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-snse.txt (1.45 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Eric Kirby, CEOAS
Request: FW Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-CEAOS.txt (1.89 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: FW Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-CEAOS.txt (1.89 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Merrick Haller, CCE
Request: Interdisciplinary AI program-cce.txt (883.00 B added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: AI_program_Liaison letter-cce.docx (201.87 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Bill Bogley, Mathematics
Request: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-math.txt (1.69 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-math.txt (1.69 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
David Porter, MIME
Request: Re AI program proposal-MIME.txt (3.45 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re AI program proposal-MIME.txt (3.45 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Gregory Herman, CBEE
Request: Re Interdisciplinary AI program-CBEE.txt (1.60 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary AI program-CBEE.txt (1.60 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Sheryl Thorburn, CPH
Request: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-CPH.txt (2.40 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-CPH.txt (2.40 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Randy Lee Bell, College of Education
Request: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-Edu.txt (1.55 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-Edu.txt (1.55 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Kathryn Becker-Blease, Psychology
Request: Interdisciplinary AI graduate program-CLA.txt (3.10 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Interdisciplinary AI graduate program-CLA.txt (3.10 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Penelope L Diebel, College of Agricultural Sciences
Request: Interdisciplinary AI program-CAS.txt (4.29 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Interdisciplinary AI program-CAS.txt (4.29 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Joseph J. Klopfenstein, college of veterinary medicine
Request: Re [Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine] Interdisciplinary AI graduate program.txt (2.18 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re [Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine] Interdisciplinary AI graduate program.txt (2.18 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Gary Delander, College of Pharmacy
Request: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-Pharmacy.txt (2.22 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary graduate program in AI-Pharmacy.txt (2.22 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Randall Rosenberger , College of Forestry
Request: Re Interdisciplinary program in AI-forestry.txt (3.17 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re Interdisciplinary program in AI-forestry.txt (3.17 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Sharyn Clough, Department of Philosophy
Request: Liaison interest in Interdisciplinary graduate program in Artificial Intelligence.txt (3.89 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Liaison interest in Interdisciplinary graduate program in Artificial Intelligence.txt (3.89 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Glencora Borradaile. Associate Head, EECS
Request: proposal-comments-Borradaile.txt (7.88 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Response: Re AI program proposal-response-to Borradaile.txt (25.30 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm)
Budget Information
* Budget Year 1  ?
Copy of AI program budget v1-pt.xlsx (26.65 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
* Budget Year 2  ?
AI-budget-narrativeV4.docx (26.00 Kb added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
* Budget Year 3  ?
( added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Budget for all years is included in one document.
* Budget Year 4  ?
( added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Year budget includes the initial and recurrent budgets.
( added Apr 29, 2020 2:59 pm )
Year budget includes the initial and recurrent budgets.
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