Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2012-54
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 23, 2012
Date of Second Reading: September 17, 2012
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Programs – School of Public Affairs – for the establishment of a graduate certificate in Policy Informatics
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Public Programs – School of Public Affairs – for the establishment of a graduate certificate in Policy Informatics
Rationale: The Graduate Certificate in Policy Informatics provides knowledge and skills for students seeking careers that will use informatics tools, models, and simulations to help individuals and groups deliberate and evaluate policy decisions as well as explore new governance infrastructures. This certificate emphasizes theories and research concerning decision-making, complexity theory, and visualization of quantitative and qualitative information, collective intelligence, behavioral economics, and persuasive technologies.