|Constituent Institution:||Appalachian State University|
|CIP Discipline Specialty Title:||Library Science|
|CIP Discipline Specialty Number:||25.0101|
|Exact Title of the Proposed Program:||Master of Library Science|
|Exact Degree Abbreviation:||MLS|
|Date of Initiation:||08/20/2011|
|Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)?||NO|
|If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?|
|If "no," list proposed sites.|
Davidson Community College
1205 Salisbury Road
|If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):||2 years 4 months|
SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)
Site-based (where the instructor is present):
|Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1)||NO|
|Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2)||NO|
|Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):|
|Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2)||NO|
|Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2)||NO|
|Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?||06/1/2011|
|1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.|
The Department of Leadership and Educational Studies intends to offer a program leading to the Master of Library Science degree in Davie County. The courses will be delivered at the Davie Campus of Davidson Community College, 1205 Salisbury Road, Mocksville, NC beginning August 2011. Typically, six hours will be offered per term, with a total of 37-39 semester hours provided. This constitutes 100% of the Master of Library Science program.
The program is designed to be offered to a cohort group with a maximum limit of 20 students. Students outside the cohort will be permitted to enroll in a course with the permission of the academic program coordinator. Internship requirements will be met by each student in accordance with academic department guidelines. Intern placement and supervision will be handled and evaluated by certified faculty.
The proposed audience is individuals from NC, particularly the Davie County area, who currently possess a Bachelor’s degree and intend to continue their professional development to assume Media Coordinator positions in the public school system or leadership positions in public libraries. This program is intended to be an ongoing offering.
|2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).|
The majority of the courses will be delivered as a result of Appalachian faculty members traveling to the site, but use of the internet may also be employed in the delivery of instruction.
|3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).|
ASU has offered Library Science cohorts in the eastern part of its service region for many years, including Rowan, Forsyth, Yadkin, and Iredell Counties. The choice of the Davie County site is an attempt to consolidate these multiple potential sites into one more centralized site that could service these areas.
To our knowledge, no other institution is offering the program in Davie County.
|4. Projected total annual enrollment:|
|his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.|
|Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs|
|Contact Name:||Mary F. Englebert|
|Contact Title:||Director of Extension and Distance Education|