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April 1, 1997
MINUTES OF ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Caskey, Farmer, Frazier, Holt (Presiding), McDougall, Nahikian-Nelms, Roeder, Skelton,
Stennis-Williams, Tibbs, Zink
A. Minutes of February 4, 1997. Approved.
B. Action Items
- Proposed Sports Management Program. Stennis-Williams moved and Frazier seconded approval
of the proposed B.S. in Sports Management. Maud summarized the program and reviewed
the indicators of student interest. There are two other programs in the state but
not designed to support entry into an MBA program. Questions were asked about who
might be interested in the program and what types of employment it might lead to.
Maud pointed out that there is currently an internship in management of golf facilities.
Questions were asked about plans to monitor the quality of the program. McDougall
responded that students would be evaluated in the normal application procedure for
the MBA. A number of specific questions were raised about assessment, wording of
particular items, and requirements in anatomy and physiology. Jones moved and Zink
seconded a motion to table the motion to approve. Discussion was tabled by unanimous
consent. The proposal will be reconsidered at the next meeting of Academic Council.
- Proposed Minor in Business Administration. Tibbs moved and Jones seconded approval
of the proposed minor in business administration. McDougall explained that the minor
would give students in non-business majors the background for entry into the MBA program.
There is considerable interest campus-wide in the minor. A question was raised about
the size of the minor (30 credit hours). Frazier responded that the number of credits
is an honest reflection of actual pre-requisites. Jones observed that the goals and
objectives of the minor are not completely clear. McDougall agreed to submit a clarified
statement of goals and objectives with the final proposal as it goes to the Board.
The motion passed unanimously.