Meeting Date: 
February 21, 2019
02/21/2019 10:00 am to 11:00 am
109 Gilkey Hall
Event Description: 

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  1. Category I Proposal
  1. New Business

Voting members present: Gloria Crisp, Dave Feeney, Drew Ibarra, David Pham, Corina Rampola
Voting members absent: Denise Lach, John Talbott


Category I Proposal

  • New Certificate Program – Engineering Management – #104678
    • The budget form is lacking the Business Center (BC) signature
      • The BC confirmed via email that it was supported
    • The course looks sound from a budget standpoint: the courses already exist, the space is available and there is demand for the certificate from students who do not want a degree.
      • Marketing will take some resources
    • There is an 10K Ecampus support fund and one specifically related to travel, but the 1K budget for that seems rather low.
      • The fund is not addressed in the budget narrative.
      • Only budgeted in the first year
    • If students do the degree, are they also allocated the certificate?
      • No, there is no need for degree students to have a certificate, as well.
    • Is there a potential impact to the degree program, now that a certificate will be available? Will the Engineering Management degree program lose enrollment?
      • Could there be a market blur in the future, where it doesn’t matter if students have a degree or certificate?
    • The certificate would benefit working professionals who may need additional certification.
      • Send back and request clarification on 10K support fund and 1K travel fund
  • Requesting Budget Narrative
    • Questions will be sent to Sherm
  • New Degree Program – Business Analytics – #106038
    • The program feels more marketing based, rather than technologically based.
    • The program relies on existing courses and resources
      • There are five graduate programs and they will be brought down to the undergraduate level.
      • There is a growing need for these skillsets.
    • The proposal makes it sound like they will be pulling students from other degree programs, rather than drawing in new students in the first year.
      • They are anticipating some new students in the following years via transfers and incoming freshman.
    • Budget in year 3 for an additional online advisor. Why not year 1?
      • Anticipates growth
        • Additional explanation in the narrative would make this more clear
    • Drew made a motion to approve; seconded; passed, 1 abstention

New Business

  • None



Minutes prepared by Caitlin Calascibetta