Review of Discipline Titles and Requirements

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Disciplines List
Status Report

The committee agreed that this charge was not substantially different from that of conducting the Disciplines List review and therefore did not act on this charge.

Whereas, Most of the disciplines and required academic degrees were originally established over ten years ago;

Whereas, Many colleges and universities are increasingly offering degrees using broad general titles, interdisciplinary titles, and/or narrow discipline titles that do not match the current information in the state Minimum Qualifications (Disciplines List) document; and

Whereas, The Occupational/Vocational disciplines listed in the document increasingly do not reflect the changing workforce occupations;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate update the titles of degrees listed in the Minimum Qualifications (Disciplines List) to accommodate changing major titles, interdisciplinary degrees and/or narrow discipline titles;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate review the disciplines not requiring a master's degree and update them to reflect changes in the workforce, business, technological innovations and the needs of industry; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate hold a breakout no later than fall 2002 to discuss the findings.