January 18-19, 2001

 

ITEM110-1501-R0101������ Approval of Proposal to Offer an Off-campus Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business and Information Technology in Helena; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

 

THAT:����������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana Tech of The University of Montana to offer an off-campus Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business and Information Technology in Helena.� The upper-division courses needed to complete this degree will be offered in Helena during non-traditional course times (evenings, late afternoons, weekends, etc.).

 

EXPLANATION:����������������� Montana Tech of The University of Montana has identified a specific student niche that is currently not being reached by traditional higher education means.� This niche (low income, non-traditional age, fully employed) exhibits a very strong desire for a state-supported curriculum of Business and Information Technology coursework that will lead to the completion of a four-year college education.� Montana Tech of The University of Montana has an articulation agreement in place with the Helena College of Technology, and this program would enable HCT graduates to obtain a four-year degree while working full time in the Helena area.�

 

This program directly addresses the issue of lack of participation by adults in higher education in Montana as is evidenced by a recent Higher Education �report card.�

 

The completed signature page resides on file at the President's Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.

 

ATTACHMENT:������������������ Program Description