Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2018-59


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 Nursing and Health Innovation– for the name change of an undergraduate degree – from Health Innovation, BS – to Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation, BS

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: Health innovation graduates seek leadership opportunities in health care settings that create environments of innovation. This degree attracts entrepreneurial-thinking students who seek solutions to health-related problems. Until recently, there were no specific courses or environments for these students focusing specifically on health entrepreneurship. Responding to this need, the health innovations programs added two new courses (HCI 150: Intro to Health Innovation; HCI 250: Health Entrepreneurship and Value Creation) and the Health Entrepreneur Accelerator Lab (HEALab), the only entrepreneurship and innovation (E+I) space on the ASU downtown campus open to all students with in-person and live-streaming content for participants. The addition of health entrepreneurship to our degree name will attract additional students and address the entrepreneurship design aspiration of the university. The degree map will be enhanced to require these new courses and additional courses offered by the university that focus on business development, finance, and marketing.



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