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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

March 26, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext. 4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

AAC requests consideration of the following curricular change:

Action: Changes to Mansfield University Degree Standards

Rationale: Because of the Board of Governor's new policy that no baccalaureate degree in the SSHE system is to require more than 120 cr. for completion of a program plus the deletion of the Evaluation Record, AAC feels that changes to the local degree standards are necessary. No substantial changes have been made to these standards. The deletions of words in the local standards are [ in brackets ] and addition of words or numbers are noted through the use of boldface print.

Mansfield University Degree Standards
3/25/03

Standard 1: Each baccalaureate degree will have [a minimum] 120 credits [and a maximum of 138 credits], exclusive of 090 requirements.

Standard 2: All baccalaureate degrees will have a minimum of 25% of total credits as [required] major courses as specified in the catalog. [Major courses are those listed on the upper right of a program
evaluation record.]

Standard 3: All baccalaureate degrees except the B.M. will have a minimum of 40% of the total credits as general education. For B.A. and B.S. degrees only: no more than 1/3 of the general education requirements may be specified by the major department [ (21 of 57 cr.) ].

Standard 4.a: All baccalaureate degrees must be designed so that students complete a minimum of 48 credits at the 3000-4000 level.
Standard 4.b: All baccalaureate degrees must be designated so that at least 40% of the required major and major-related courses are 3000-4000 course level.

Standard 5: The B.A. degree, in addition to standards 1,2,3, 4a and 4 b will include a major program with credit requirements [ (upper right side of the ER) ]that do not exceed one-third of the total degree program. The B.A. will require successful completion of an academic minor, or a second
year language proficiency (2201-2202), or a second major. The minor must be in a discipline other than the major.

Standard 6: The B.S. degree in addition to standards 1,2,3, and 4a and 4b will include a major program with credit requirements [(upper right side of the ER)] that do not exceed more than one-half of the total degree program.

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So that you can see more clearly what changes have been made, the following version uses boldface type for additional language, [brackets] and strikeout for the language that is being deleted.

Standard 1:      Each baccalaureate degree will have [a minimum] 120 credits [and a maximum of 138 credits], exclusive of 090 requirements.

Standard 2: All baccalaureate degrees will have a minimum of 25% of total credits as [required] major courses as specified in the catalog. [Major courses are those listed on the upper right of a program evaluation record.]

Standard 3: All baccalaureate degrees except the B.M. will have a minimum of 40% of the total credits as general education. For B.A. and B.S. degrees only: no more than 1/3 of the general education requirements may be specified by the major department [ (21 of 57 cr.) ].

Standard 4.a: All baccalaureate degrees must be designed so that students complete a minimum of 48 credits at the 3000-4000 level.

Standard 4.b:   All baccalaureate degrees must be designated so that at least 40% of the required major and major-related courses are 3000-4000 course level.

Standard 5:      The B.A. degree, in addition to standards 1,2,3, 4a and 4 b will include a major program with credit requirements [ (upper right side of the ER) ]that do not exceed one-third of the total degree program. The B.A. will require successful completion of an academic minor, or a second year language proficiency (2201-2202), or a second major. The minor must be in a discipline other than the major.

Standard 6: The B.S. degree in addition to standards 1,2,3, and 4a and 4 b will include a major program with credit requirements [(upper right side of the ER)] that do not exceed more than one-half of the total degree program.

 

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