MEMORANDUM

 

DATE:               March 1 – 3, 2006

 

TO:                   Montana Board of Regents

 

FROM:              Roger Barber, Deputy Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs

 

SUBJECT:        Level I Approvals and Announcements


This memorandum is intended to inform you of the Level I changes in academic programs that have been approved in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education since the November 2005 meeting of the Board of Regents.  It also includes announcements that may be of interest to the Board.  If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them with the help of my colleagues in academic affairs.

 

Montana State University-Bozeman:

 

  • ITEM 129-2012+R1105:  Montana State University-Bozeman filed a Notice of Intent to terminate its Justice Studies Option in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Sociology.  That Notice of Intent was included in the Level I memorandum distributed to the Board at the November 2005 meeting.  All of the steps in the termination process have been completed, according to the termination checklist, and 60 days have elapsed since the Notice of Intent was included in the Board of Regents’ meeting documents.  The Justice Studies Option in the Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology is, therefore, eliminated from Montana State University-Bozeman’s degree and program inventory.

 

  • ITEM 130-2006+R0306:  Montana State University-Bozeman asked that the Bachelor of Science degree in Range Science be changed to a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology.  It also asked to create two new options in that degree program: Rangeland Ecology and Management; and Wildlife Habitat Ecology and Management.   Summary   Proposal   Budget

 

  • ITEM 130-2007+R0306:  Montana State University-Bozeman asked permission to create a new organizational entity on that campus entitled the Extended University.  The Extended University would include the Burns Technology Center and the Office of Distance and Continuing Education.

 

  • ITEM 130-2008+R0306:  Montana State University-Bozeman requested that the Community Health/Public Health focus in its Option in Clinical Nurse Specialist be eliminated.  The option is part of its Master of Nursing program.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

Montana State University-Billings:

 

  • ITEM 130-2705+R0306:  Montana State University-Billings asked that the Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Related Services be changed to a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

 

Montana State University-Northern:

 

Montana State University-Northern notified the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education that it has removed the Bachelor of Science degree and minor in Civil Engineering Technology from moratorium.  The degree was placed on moratorium by the institution in May 2005, under the provisions of Board of Regents’ Policy 303.4.  The Policy also requires the institution to notify the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education when that moratorium is lifted.

 

The University of Montana-Missoula:

 

  • ITEM 130-1001+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula asked that the Option in Scientific Applications, in the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, be eliminated.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1002+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula requested that the Option in Software Systems, in the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, be terminated.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1003+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula asked permission to change the name of the Department of Geology to the Department of Geosciences.

 

  • ITEM 130-1004+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula asked permission to change the name of the Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences to Biomedical Sciences.

 

The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology:

 

·         ITEM 128-1007+R0905:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology filed a Notice of Intent to terminate its Human Resources Option in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Management.  That Notice of Intent was included in the Level I memorandum distributed to the Board at the September 2005 meeting.  All of the steps in the termination process have been completed, according to the termination checklist, and 60 days have elapsed since the Notice of Intent was included in the Board of Regents’ meeting documents.  The Human Resources Option in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Management is, therefore, eliminated from The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology’s degree and program inventory.

 

  • ITEM 128-1008+R0905:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology filed a Notice of intent to terminate its Office Administration Option in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Management.  That Notice of Intent was included in the Level I memorandum distributed to the Board at the September 2005 meeting.  All of the steps in the termination process have been completed, according to the termination checklist, and 60 days have elapsed since the Notice of Intent was included in the Board of Regents’ meeting documents.  The Office Administration Option in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Administrative Management is, therefore, eliminated from The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology’s degree and program inventory.

 

  • ITEM 130-1007+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology asked to terminate the Certificate program in Baking.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1008+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology requested permission to eliminate the Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate in Human Services.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1009+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology requested permission to terminate the Associate of Applied Science degree in Legal Support Services.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1010+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology asked to eliminate the Food and Beverage Management Option in its Associate of Applied Science degree in Management.  This Notice of Intent is included in the Level I memorandum to satisfy the public notice requirements associated with the termination of a program of study in the Montana University System.

 

  • ITEM 130-1011+R0306:  The University of Montana-Missoula College of Technology requested permission to change the name of its Option in Information Coding Specialty in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Information Technology to Health Information Coding Specialty.

 

Montana Tech of The University of Montana:

 

  • ITEM 130-1504+R0306:  Montana Tech of The University of Montana requested permission to convert its current coursework, entitled professional electives on that campus, to five options in both the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering.  The new options would be called Business Applications, Electronic Control Systems, Engineering Applications, Statistical Applications, and Technical Communications.   Proposal

 

Montana Tech of The University of Montana College of Technology:

 

·         ITEM 130-1501+R0306:  Montana Tech of The University of Montana College of Technology asked permission to offer a Certificate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography as part of its program offerings under the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology.   Proposal

 

·         ITEM 130-1502+R0306:  Montana Tech of The University of Montana College of Technology asked for authority to deliver its Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology to eastern Montana in collaboration with Miles Community College.

 

The University of Montana-Western:

 

  • ITEM 130-1601+R0306:  The University of Montana-Western asked permission to change the name of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Option in the Bachelor of Arts degree to Biology.

 

  • ITEM 130-1602+R0306:  The University of Montana-Western requested authority to expand its existing Minor in Earth Science, under the Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, into an Option.   Summary   Proposal   Budget

 

 

  • ITEM 130-1604+R0306:  The University of Montana-Western asked permission to add an Option in Psychology to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Equine Studies, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Natural Horsemanship and the Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Horsemanship.   Summary   Proposal   Budget

 

The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology:

 

  • ITEM 130-1901+R0306:  The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology asked for authority to move its current Option in Network Architecture from the Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Technology to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Technology.  It also asked that the name of that Option be changed to Information Technology Architecture.

 

  • ITEM 130-1902+R0306:  The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology asked for permission to change the name of its Option in Administrative Assistant, under the Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Technology, to Office Technology Specialist.

 

  • ITEM 130-1903+R0306:  The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology asked to change the  name of its Option in Administrative Medical Assistant, under the Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Technology, to Medical Administrative Specialist.

 

  • ITEM 130-1904+R0306:  The University of Montana-Helena College of Technology asked for authority to change the name of its Option in Legal Support Professional, under the Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Technology, to Legal Administrative Specialist.