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LIST #6 - 2008/2009

PROGRAM CHANGE PROPOSALS
UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE


The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on March 10, 2009)


 

Program Proposals

Past Program Proposal Lists:






 

 

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mechanical Engineering

DELETION OF PROGRAM

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Justification:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has decided to discontinue the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.  The student demand has historically been low, but in recent years has been even lower which forces us to run courses that are not fully enrolled.  More importantly, industry needs have shifted resulting in decreased demand for graduates of this program.

 

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Public Policy and Administration

SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE

Master of Science in Urban Land Development

Justification:

In the past, the Master of Science in Urban land development (MSULD) has been co-coordinated by the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPA) in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS) at Sacramento State.  Co-directors Robert Wassmer and Jaime Alvayay jointly made admission and curricular decisions for the program.  CBA handled the paperwork for admissions and the housing of student files.

On December 4, 2008, the College of Business Administration decided that it no longer wanted to co-direct this program.  The reason offered for this was a decision to eliminate multiple non-MBA programs offered in the CBA in the interest of consolidation and cost saving.

It is the PPA faculty's strong desire to continue the MSULD Program.  Students receiving the MSULD learn the contribution that both the public and private sectors can make to the environmentally sustainable and economically prosperous development of an urban area. Local urban developers, the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute, and Sacramento Area public officials all support it. This Master's program embodies the spirit of the recent M.O.U. signed between the University and the City of Sacramento regarding a joint effort to make this community and region a better place to live.  Also, the MSULD represents one of the only cross-college collaborations in a degree offering that has taken place at Sacramento State.  Professors Alvayay (CBA) and Wassmer (SSIS) have worked out a viable plan for the MSULD described in this substantive program change proposal.  This plan also contains some additions to the elective courses that MSULD students can take.