Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:07/10/2014 
Constituent Institution:NC Central University 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Criminal Justice 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:43.0104 
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:BS 
Date of Initiation:08/1/2014 
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.

Vance Granville Community College, Henderson, North Carolina--Vance County

If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):Two years 

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) YES 
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) YES 
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? 07/15/2014 
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.


  1. The Department of Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) proposes to offer its Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) located in Henderson, North Carolina. 
  2. It is expected that the course offerings will commence during the fall 2014 academic semester (August 2014). 
  3. The initial cohort will be comprised of between 15 and 20 students who have received their AAS degree from VGCC.
  4. The targeted audience will be traditional and non-traditional students that have an interest in pursuing a four year degree with criminal justice as a major. 
  5. The projected life of the program will be ongoing.        
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).
  1. This course is an online course where by 73% of instruction will be delivered by technology and 27% of the course will be delivered face to face. The technology will use numerous technologies to include Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate, distance education support systems.  
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).
  1. The proposed change serves to further the seamless transition of community college students to NCCU. In an effort to increase the number of community college student transfers, Vance Granville was approached to determine which programs at NCCU would be beneficial to the students at VGCC. The administrators at VGCC indicated they had a significant interest in the Department of Criminal Justice.  No other institution is offering a Bachelor of Science degree on site at VGCC.  In addition, VGCC offers the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and this offers a contingency of students that would be available to transition into the proposed program to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. Moreover, the proposed program is consistent with UNC’s Our Time, Our Future in reaching out to underserved populations and to “Explore use of joint and shared facilities on both community college and UNC campuses.”  Hence, the proposed request for authorization is being submitted.
  2. This proposal has been developed in collaboration with the Office of University Accreditation at NCCU. A determination has been made of its alignment with NCCU’s mission and strategic plan. 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:15 
Year 2:20 
Year 3:25 
Year 4:30 
Year 5:35 
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:Dr. Harvey L. McMurray 
Contact Title:Chair, Criminal Justice Department