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Curriculum Action Notice

From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

Nov. 19th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

1.      NEW PROGRAM: MILITARY SCIENCE

Rationale for program:  The Army ROTC program provides many benefits to the University and the students.  The program provides leadership and army focused training as well as practical experience to the students.  Scholarships are available for those who qualify as well as starting the students on a proven career path.  The program will add to the diversity of the campus as well as increasing the academic reach of the University.  A strong ROTC program can provide professional color guards for University events as well as participating in campus and community events.

Degree and Program Title (attach an ER, course titles, and rationale):

Program Description for Catalog:  Military Science is a course of study that is independent of an undergraduate's major or the school the student attends. The program teaches students the leadership skills and knowledge they will need to be commissioned as officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard.  Military Science is available to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of their major.  Students attend the first two years of study without incurring any obligation to serve in the military. The regular course of study includes military science classes, which develop leadership, confidence, maturity, responsibility and dependability.

Program Objectives:  The purpose of ROTC is to educate and train leaders of character to serve the Nation.  The program trains young men and women to be Army officers for the Active Army, United States Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard.

 

Impact on other programs:  None

 

Faculty qualifications:  The United States Army will provide all instructors for the courses.

 

Physical facility support requirements:  The program will require office space, classroom space, and a location to conduct physical training.  The office space has already been provided by Mansfield University.  The classroom space will only be required for a few hours a week during class time.  To conduct physical training the program will need access to a gymnasium and an area to run during the early morning hours three times a week.

 

 

2.      NEW COURSE: MS 1110: Leadership and Personal Development

Purpose and Nature of Course: This course focuses on the military as a profession and examines its organization, ethics and values. The course explores the responsibilities and impact of leadership and the rules, customs and traditions of military service. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of land navigation, physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, first aid and public speaking.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __110____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___ Leadership and Personal Development______________________

Credit(s) __1___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            This is an introductory course open to all students without obligation. It focuses on the military as            a profession and examines its organization, ethics and values. The course explores the           responsibilities and impact of leadership and the rules, customs and traditions of military service.         Students are introduced to the fundamentals of land navigation, physical fitness, drill and ceremonies, first aid and public speaking.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___None_______

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

a.       __X_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _ Wellness (1credit)_

 

 

3.      NEW COURSE: MS 1120: Introduction to Tactical Leadership

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course explores leadership principles, decision-making and     team building. Students are introduced to tactical systems and the field environment. Students     learn advanced techniques in land navigation, terrain association, and first aid. 

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __120____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___ Introduction to Tactical Leadership ______________________

Credit(s) __1___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Open to all students without obligation. The course explores leadership principles, decision-          making and team building. Students are introduced to tactical systems and the field environment.        Students learn advanced techniques in land navigation, terrain association, and first aid.  Students    also begin their program in professional military reading.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___None_______

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

b.      __X_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _ Wellness (1credit)_

 

4.      NEW COURSE: MS 2210: Innovative Team Leadership

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course continues the      basic leader development process and focuses on applying the fundamentals of leadership and             team-building skills. Students gain an understanding of small team dynamics and the roles and        responsibilities of junior leaders. It further reinforces the ideals of service, ethics and values, and develops students' confidence in their own skills, knowledge and attributes.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __210____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Innovative Team Leadership______________________

Credit(s) __1___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Open to all students without obligation. The course continues the basic leader development          process and focuses on applying the fundamentals of leadership and team-building skills.          Students gain an understanding of small team dynamics and the roles and responsibilities of             junior leaders. It further          reinforces the ideals of service, ethics and values, and develops students'   confidence in their own skills, knowledge and attributes.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___None_______

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

c.       __X_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _ Wellness (1credit)_

 

5.      NEW COURSE: MS 2220: Foundations of Tactical Leadership

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course continues the      basic leader development process and            focuses on applying the fundamentals of leadership and team-building skills. Students gain an            understanding of small team dynamics and the roles and responsibilities of junior leaders. It           further reinforces the ideals of service, ethics and values, and develops students' confidence in        their own skills, knowledge and attributes.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __220____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Foundations of Tactical Leadership______________________

Credit(s) __1___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Open to all students without obligation. The course continues the application of leadership and     team-building principles. Proficiency in individual skills and leadership abilities is assessed         during situational training to evaluate students in leadership roles. Advanced techniques in      problem analysis,, planning and organizing, delegation, interpersonal skills, sound decision          making, and small team operations are emphasized..

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___None_______

Request that Course be considered for General Education Credit.  Please check all

            applicable boxes.

d.      __X_ Satisfy a Group Requirement – specify Group _ Wellness (1credit)_

 

6.      NEW COURSE: MS 2230: Leader’s Training Course Internship

Purpose and Nature of Course: This program is a paid 28 day summer military internship at Fort   Knox, Kentucky. The Leader's Training Course is a rigorous program designed to train students        on all Basic Course material and prepare them for entry into the MS 300 level courses.           Attendance at the Leader’s Training Course gives a student credit for missing the first two years             of ROTC.  In addition, graduate students with two years remaining until graduation may also   apply.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __230____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Leader’s Training Course Internship ______________________

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            This program is a paid 28 day summer military internship at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Leader's          Training Course is a rigorous program designed to train students on all Basic Course material and   prepare them for entry into the MS 300 level courses.  Sophomores may apply during the fall or            spring semester.  Attendance at the Leader’s Training Course gives a student credit for missing the first two years of ROTC and may qualify them for a two year Army ROTC Scholarship.  In          addition, graduate students with two years remaining until graduation may also apply.          

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___N/A______

 

7.      NEW COURSE: MS 3310: Innovative Team Leadership

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course expands and refines the leader development process.   This is an intensive program to prepare cadets for tasks, skills and responsibilities associated with         Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are trained and evaluated on the         full range of leadership skills and attributes. Written and oral communication skills, motivational        behavior, interpersonal skills, administrative procedures, decision-making and military field skills             are emphasized.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __310____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Innovative Team Leadership______________________

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Expands and refines the leader development process. This is an intensive program to prepare         cadets for tasks, skills and responsibilities associated with Leader Development and Assessment       Course (LDAC). Cadets are trained and evaluated on the full range of leadership skills and   attributes. Written and oral communication skills, motivational behavior, interpersonal skills,     administrative procedures, decision-making and military field skills are emphasized.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___None_______

 

8.      NEW COURSE: MS 3320: Leadership in Changing Environments

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course continues the      basic leader development process and            focuses on applying the fundamentals of leadership and team-building skills. Students gain an            understanding of small team dynamics and the roles and responsibilities of junior leaders. It           further reinforces the ideals of service, ethics and values, and develops students' confidence in        their own skills, knowledge and attributes.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __320____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Leadership in Changing Environments ______________________

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            Expands on the skills introduced in MILS 310 and incorporates increasingly challenging   situations involving military technical, tactical and leadership skills. Advanced training in      marksmanship and physical fitness is emphasized. Course culminates with several field training             exercises where students are placed in simulated combat and evaluated on performance. Course is designed to bring cadets to peak proficiency in physical conditioning and leadership ability.   

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___MS310______

 

 

9.      NEW COURSE: MS 3330: Leader Development and Assessment Course Internship

Purpose and Nature of Course: This program is a paid 29-day advanced military internship at Fort            Lewis, Washington, which is mandatory for all students who have completed MS310 and MS320.           Emphasis is on the training, assessment and development of students as leaders and soldiers prior       to their senior year. The environment is highly structured and demanding, with a focus on    leadership at the small unit level under varied and challenging conditions. LDAC performance       weighs heavily in the selection process that determines the specialty and job opportunities           available to the student upon graduation and subsequent commissioning as a Second Lieutenant      in the U.S. Army.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __330____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Leader Development and Assessment Course Internship _______

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

            This program is a paid 29-day advanced military internship at Fort Lewis, Washington, which is   mandatory for all students who have completed MS310 and MS320. Emphasis is on the training,       assessment and development of students as leaders and soldiers prior to their senior year. The        environment is highly structured and demanding, with a focus on leadership at the small unit level    under varied and challenging conditions. LDAC performance weighs heavily in the selection process that determines the specialty and job opportunities available to the student upon         graduation and subsequent commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) MS 310 & MS 320.

 

10.  NEW COURSE: MS 4410: Adaptive Leaders

Purpose and Nature of Course: Prepares the students for commissioning as Second Lieutenants in the US Army.  Senior students assume leadership roles as cadet commanders, staff officers, or staff  assistants responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all cadet training and operations. Training focuses on Army legal, administrative, and logistical systems and training methodologies. It reinforces individual competencies and maximizes opportunities for practical application of leadership skills.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __410____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Developing Adaptive Leaders ______________________

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Prepares the students for commissioning as Second Lieutenants in the US Army.  Senior students assume leadership roles as cadet commanders, staff officers, or staff  assistants responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of all cadet training and operations. Training focuses on Army legal, administrative, and logistical systems and training methodologies. It reinforces individual competencies and maximizes opportunities for practical application of leadership skills. Prerequisite: MILS 320

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___MS 320_____

 

11.  NEW COURSE: MS 4420: Leadership in a Complex World

Purpose and Nature of Course: The course is designed to prepare Cadets for transition from Cadet           to Second Lieutenant. Instruction seeks to expand the frame of reference. Cadets examine ethical and legal issues related to being an officer and continue to improve their leader and decision- making            skills.  Several practical exercises and field training events supplement classroom         instruction.

Prefix: __MS___________    Number: __420____________   CIP:__________________

Course Title: ___  Leadership in a Complex World ______________________

Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate                   

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

Culminates the leader development process for the students. Designed to prepare Cadets for transition from Cadet to Second Lieutenant. Instruction seeks to expand the frame of  reference. Cadets examine ethical and legal issues related to being an officer and continue to improve their leader and decision-making skills. Several practical exercises and field training events supplement classroom instruction.          

Prerequisites: (Courses which MUST be completed prior to taking this course) ___MS410______

 

 

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