Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:01/16/2009 
Constituent Institution:UNC at Pembroke 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Special Education 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:13.1001 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Special Education, General curriculum 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:B.S. 
Date of Initiation:08/15/2010 
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) YES 
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? 08/15/2010 
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.
The proposed program is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education, General Curriculum delivered completely on-line. The intended audience is students involved in the 2 + 2 programs from our community college partners. 
2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).
The instructional delivery system is via internet. 
3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).
The need for the program is great. UNCP has a profound commitment to the distinct cultural and regional area to deliver educational opportunities. As of December, 2008, there were 39 immediate openings for licensed special education teachers in the seven county area surrounding UNCP. There are two other universities in the UNC system that offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education, General Curriculum on-line. Those universities are East Carolina University and Appalachian State University. 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:15 
Year 2:25 
Year 3:35 
Year 4:45 
Year 5:55 
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:Deborah Anne Banker, Ed. D. 
Contact Title:Program Coordinator, Special Education, Assistant Professor 
Contact Email:deborah.banker@uncp.edu