Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:02/10/2012 
Constituent Institution:Fayetteville State University 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Education 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:13.1210 
Level:
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:Birth-Kindergarten (Teaching/Non-Teaching) 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:B. S. 
Date of Initiation:08/15/2012 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? YES 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Combined (Internet, ITV and Hybird) 
If "no," list proposed sites.

N/A

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

 

The Birth-Kindergarten Program (Teaching/Non-Teaching) at Fayetteville State University is designed for students interested in a degree and license to teach children aged birth through five in an on-line environment. This [program has been offered since 2000. At this time, it is requesting authorization to offer more than 50% of its course work online.

Currently, emphasis is being placed on providing online access to courses and programs for those individuals who are unable to be in a face-to-face environment. Since we serve the military, we are requesting authorization to offer more than 50% of the course work for the B.S. degree in Birth-Kindergarten (Teaching) online. . Instructional delivery methods will include online lectures, group discussions, anchored projects, tests, and individual activities.

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

 

The program will be delivered via internet, ITV and a combination (hybrid).

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

 

The state of North Carolina requires that those teaching children in early childhood programs are to be qualified. Therefore, there has been an influx of students coming to the university interested in pursuing a degree in Birth-Kindergarten education. Many of the students interested in B-K were not in the immediate vicinity of the university; therefore, to fill the need of these individuals it became necessary to develop a program to accommodate these needs.
There are other UNC institutions offering similar programs; however, due to military personnel who are often deployed, this program is essential.

 
4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:10 
Year 2:15 
Year 3:18 
Year 4:20 
Year 5:25 
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:Saundra N. Shorter 
Contact Title:Chair, Department of Elementary Education 
Contact Email:sshorter@uncfsu.edu