Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:09/16/2009 
Constituent Institution:UNC at Pembroke 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:BSBA (Concentration in Economics) 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number: 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Economics 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:BSBA (Economics) 
Date of Initiation:01/1/2010 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? YES 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Internet 
If "no," list proposed sites. 
If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.): 

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) YES 
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?  
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a Concentration in Management is currently offered online.  This proposal is to add a concentration in Economics (requiring only four additional Economic courses online) to the existing online BSBA program.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION:

The Economics Track within the Bachelor of Business Administration prepares students for a variety of careers in the government or business sectors, and job opportunities abound in economic consulting and research. Corporate jobs concerned with practical applications of economic policy and microeconomic forecasting are also routinely available.

 

 
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).

 Primarily, the program will be offered online via internet with additional support through interactive video and hybrid/onsite if necessary. 

 

 

 

 
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).

 Based on formal and informal surveys conducted by our partner community colleges, there is a strong indication that many students in UNCP's service area will be interested in pursuing this program/concentration online.  Additionally, we have ascertained via our Fort Bragg site that many members of the military and their families will benefit from the online availability of the BSBA (Economics).

 

 

 

 

 

 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:10 
Year 2:15 
Year 3:20 
Year 4:30 
Year 5:45 
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.
YES 
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 
Contact Name:Charles Tita 
Contact Title:Distance Education Director 
Contact Email:charles.tita@uncp.edu