Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: November 21, 2022
Date of Second Reading: January 30, 2023
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Global Futures – School of Complex Adaptive Systems – for the establishment of graduate degree – PhD in Complex Adaptive Systems Science
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: By broadly embedding an understanding of complex adaptive systems approaches into scientific practice, graduates of the program will gain the potential to transform science and society--furthering ASU's global leadership in this emerging academic discipline. Students in the program will develop skills in theoretical foundations, modeling, problem solving, and critical thinking. The program promotes the development and testing of robust theory with sophisticated methods in a wide array of research settings, grounded in concrete examples and applications, to provide a deeper understanding of the nature and dynamics of complex adaptive systems.