Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2015

Senate Motion #2015-50

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: January 26, 2015

Date of Second Reading: February 23, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation –for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Health Care Innovation

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.

Rationale: The target audience for this certificate is working professionals looking for content expertise in healthcare innovation. Because this certificate is intended for working professionals who are engaged in the healthcare space, the certificate will be offered entirely online. Potential students may come through existing pipelines that have been created by our master’s degree graduates, or they may come from web-based searches or CONHI marketing.

The certificate will provide students with competency in healthcare innovation in their primary business, academic, or practice role. This program will compliment a range of disciplines that sit within the context of healthcare: healthcare practitioners, healthcare architects, insurance providers, policy makers, researchers in anthropology, the humanities, and other social/behavioral disciplines that explore health and healing, healthcare systems designers, healthcare technology specialists.

Admin Response: