Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-52
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: April 23, 2018
Date of Second Reading: August 27, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – for the disestablishment of an Academic Unit – Department of Biomedical Informatics
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.
The College of Health Solutions seeks permission to move forward with a new college structure. In this structure, as opposed to schools and departments, the structure will consist of individual degree programs and Translational Teams (informal, temporary collaborative teams of faculty). These Translational Teams will be transdisciplinary and dedicated to the research and development of solutions to major population health problems.
In order for these Translational Teams to be effective transdisciplinary and collaborative entities, we must eliminate the constraints of the traditional school and department structures, and are thus seeking to disestablish all schools and departments and centralize all functions within the College of Health Solutions.