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ITEM 112-1604-R0901������ Approval of Proposal to Reorganize the Academic Affairs Division into a School of Education, Business, and Technology; a College of Arts and Sciences; and a School of Outreach; The University of Montana-Western
THAT:����������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Western to reorganize its Academic Affairs Division into a School of Education, Business, and Technology; a College of Arts and Sciences; and a School of Outreach.
EXPLANATION:����������������� This new academic structure will facilitate the greater incorporation of technology into Western�s core teacher education programs as well as providing other efficiencies and synergies between Western�s professional and technical programs.� This change does not result in an increase in the number of academic units at Western.� The proposed structure reflects the realignment of Western�s Business and Technology Department with its current Education Division to create a school focusing on professional and technical studies headed by a single dean.� This structure employs the use of existing administrative positions.� An existing Arts and Sciences faculty member receiving part-time release from teaching will fill the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.�
The completed signature page resides on file at the President�s Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.