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					                                                                                               PDC090401-6.5
                                            University of Windsor
                                       Program Development Committee

6.5:               Degree Completion - Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and
                   Technology Diploma Graduates– New Program Proposal (Form 2)

Item for:          Approval

Forwarded by:      PDC Subcommittee on Program/Course Changes


MOTION:       That the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and
              Technology Diploma Graduates program be approved.*


*Subject to Budget Committee approval of the expenditures required.


Rationale:
  The proposal is to create a 30 course degree completion program for humanities/social sciences diploma
  graduates from any College of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT).
  These changes have been approved by the appropriate AAU Councils and Faculty (Coordinating) Council.
  See attached

Approvals
  Program Council (Disability Studies)approval – April 23, 2008
  AAU Council (Social Work) – April 24, 2008
  FASS Faculty Coordinating Council approval – April 25, 2008, May 1, 2008 and February 27, 2009
  The Departments of Dramatic Art, English, History and Music were consulted on the proposal.



PDC Subcommittee Comments/Recommendations:
  As with Social Work and Criminology programs, students admitted to this program will be required to apply,
  during their second term, for admission to years 3 and 4. Orientation sessions and advising will need to be
  provided to students at the beginning of their program to ensure that they are aware of the requirement for
  application to 3rd year.
  The calendar descriptions will need to be revised to ensure that these students have access to the required
  Social Work courses.
  Social Work is currently experiencing some challenges locating sufficient and appropriate placements. As this
  program grows, this problem may be exacerbated or there may be some conflicts between social work and
  disabilities studies placements. That said, students may be interested in placements outside the local area,
  particularly if they are not originally from the area.


Specific Comments/Concerns for which clarification is being sought:
1. What if a student who has a three year diploma from the college wants to enter this program? At this point,
   the program seems to center around students who come from a 2-year program? Is the expectation that
   they would receive the same number of transfer credits in their "block"?

2.     There is a concern that students may be getting "double credit" for the content of a single course. There
       may be a couple of ways this may occur.
       a. It is very conceivable that students coming from the targeted areas from the college (health, human
           services, social services) would have the equivalent to some of the major requirements from the DA
           program (i.e 46-116). This would mean that it would form the basis of the block transfer credit of 10
           courses from the college. However, the student would be required to take this equivalent course here
           at the university as part of the major requirements. Given that they've really already covered this

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          content, they would be getting two credits for the equivalent of one course (in terms of material and
          content).
     b.   Some students may be in the two year diploma program after having been required to withdraw from
          the University. For those courses (again using 46-116 as an example) that a student did satisfactorily
          on, students may get advanced standing at the college. This advanced standing would form the basis
          of their diploma and thus the block transfer credit back to the University. Again, they are getting credit
          for two courses when they've only taken the equivalent of one course (in terms of material and
          content).

3.   Given 2.b above, would students who've had previous university experience prior to attending college be
     allowed to apply for this program and get the full block transfer credit?

4.   The program is not the same as the Honours DA program for those students who are here at the university.
     The primary differences are:
     a. The degree completion program does not require that students take either 32-120/121 or 47-117/118
          as part of their major requirement. This may be problematic as 47-117/118 for the basis of
          prerequisites for many of the later social work courses.
     b. Students are not required to take 01-150/151.
     So in essence, this is not the same degree.

5.   Continuing on from point 2 above, there are some diploma programs that take courses that are equivalent
     to some of the courses required in the DA degree completion program. For example, if someone obtains
     an ECE certificate from the college, they would get equivalences for 46-116, 46-223 and 46-323. Right
     now, both 46-116 and 46-223 are specifically required in the DA program, and 46-323 is one of a choice of
     courses in the major average.

6.   Are students going to start to run into trouble with the number of 100 level courses. My understanding is
     that the students will get transfer credit for the equivalent of seven 100-level courses. They will need to
     take 46-115 and 46-116 plus 38-101. Already they are at ten 100-level courses and they will need to take a
     number of further courses as prerequisites or to satisfy option requirements that will likely have to be at the
     100 level, particularly as the block transfer credits will not count towards prerequisites to any other courses
     (to my understanding at this point).




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PART A: Basic Program Information

FACULTY:                                    Arts and Social Sciences
AAU:                                        Social Work/Psychology
Program Title:                              Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and
                                            Technology Diploma Graduates
Proposed Year of Offering [Fall 20xx]:      Fall 2008
Mode of Study:                              Classroom instruction, field practice
Planned Student Enrolment:                  40 students ( out of a total 150 students)
Normal Duration for Completion:             Three years (Year 2 entry)

B. Overall Program Plan

Abstract/Summary of Proposal
 Please provide a brief statement about the direction, relevance, and importance of the new or revised
 program.
The Honours BA in Disability Studies was approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and
began accepting students into the program in September 2008. This is an additional proposal for a second-year
direct entry, thirty course degree program, for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates in
human service programs. It provides incoming students with essentially a block transfer of 10 credits and
requires students take 30 courses to complete the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

This initiative is fully consistent with the University of Windsor’s commitment to accessibility, diversity and social
justice. This program responds to the community need for front line and administrative staff in health,
educational and social services agencies with the skills necessary to make the dream of full inclusion a reality
for all Ontarians and Canadians with disabilities. The proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT
Diploma Graduates is designed to meet this increasing need for trained professionals and capitalizes on the
exceptional academic and practice strengths that already exist in the disability service community through
college graduates. The University of Windsor and Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, particularly St. Clair
and Lambton Colleges, have had longstanding partnerships that have been forged between our institutions and
health, education and social service professionals and agencies in Windsor and Essex County and
southwestern Ontario.

Academic Goal
 What is the overall aim of the proposed new program/program change? What will the new program/program
 change accomplish?

Interest has been expressed from students who have graduated from Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
and who have a range of related human service diplomas. Since college diploma graduates are prime
candidates for admission to this degree program, it is important to have a clear process to facilitate their
recruitment and transition to this university degree program. A standard 3 year variant of the Honours BA in
Disability Studies would accomplish this goal. The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) have
moved to standardize their various diplomas by adopting province wide learning outcomes specific to each
diploma. While some variation in courses and program design remain from college to college, each college must
insure that the particular diploma encompasses the agreed upon learning outcomes. These outcomes and the
mix of courses taken warrant granting an equivalency equal to first year university (i.e. 10 courses, of which at
least 3 are assumed to be at the 200 level or above).

The proposed program fits well with the University’s social justice pinnacle. Only one other University in Ontario
(Ryerson) offers a similar program. Ryerson University offers direct admission to the third year of their Disability
Studies degree. They advertise particularly for Developmental Services Workers, who generally complete a 2
year college program, thus giving year for year credit. Such a system for the University of Windsor would be out
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of keeping with our past practices and many existing articulation agreements. However, given our university’s
commitment to social justice and the clear fit with a number of diploma programs and the Disability Studies
degree, it would seem academically sound to establish a degree variant which would basically give credit for
one year of university for two years of CAAT education.

Admission to this Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT graduates would entail not only successful
completion of a 2 year CAAT diploma in the area of health, human services or social services, but also would
require completion of the application process for the Disability Studies program. This would ensure that students
being considered for admission would have both the requisite educational background, and a genuine interest in
and demonstrated experience with persons with disabilities.

Graduates of the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates will possess the knowledge and
skills necessary to understand and work with persons with disabilities. In addition, their academic and field
experience in the program will equip them with analytic abilities in relation to disability issues, which when
combined with other academic areas of study, will enhance their abilities in working in the broad areas of
disability policy, accessibility and service delivery.

The increased focus on the provision of services and the removal of barriers for people with disabilities means
that graduates of the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates will be in great demand as
front-line workers by health, educational and social service agencies. Graduates of the Honours BA in Disability
Studies for diploma CAAT graduates will be able to assume administrative positions in these agencies. Finally,
graduates of the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates who wish to continue their
academic education will be competitive candidates for advanced certificates and graduate programs in Autism,
Applied Behavioural Analysis, Education, Psychology and Social Work and in the emerging disciplines of Social
Justice and, most particularly, Critical Disability Studies.

This variation of the Honours BA in Disability Studies will allow for more effective recruiting of college diploma
graduates with experience and interest in Disability Studies. It will also allow for a smoother transition into the
university education process and improve the fair and socially just acknowledgement of learning achieved by
students who chose to begin their human service careers with college education.

Program Name and Degree Designation
 Are the proposed program name and degree designation appropriate to program content and consistent with
 current usage in the discipline? Explain.
Examination of the program content in Section C of this form indicates the appropriateness of the proposed
program name and degree designation. Comparison may also be made to the undergraduate and graduate
programs in Disability Studies offered in Canada and the United States and described in Appendix A. While this
proposed variation is entitled an Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates, the degree
granted would be an Honours BA in Disability Studies.


RELATIONSHIP OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO UNIVERSITY AND OTHER PRIORITIES

Area/Department’s Goals and Objectives
 How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the area/department’s overall goals and
 objectives?
The goals and objectives for this program variation would be consistent with those outlined in the Honours BA in
Disability Studies.The proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies fits with the overall goals and objectives of
both the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology, as outlined in the Honours BA in Disability
Studies.

Faculty Five Year Plan
  How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the Faculty’s overall goals and objectives as
  defined in its Five Year Plan?
The proposed variation for this Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates would not differ
from the goals and objectives relevant to the Five Year Plan as outlined in the Honours BA in Disability Studies.
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University Strategic Plan
  How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the University’s overall goals and objectives as
  defined in “To Greater Heights”?
The proposed variation for this Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates would not differ
from the goals and objectives relevant to the Five Year Plan as outlined in the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

As described in the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies, the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT
Diploma Graduates is fully congruent with the University’s overall goals and objectives as defined in “To Greater
Heights”.

DEMAND FOR THE NEW PROGRAM/PROGRAM CHANGE

Student and Market Demand
 What tools and methodology were used to conduct the market assessment?

1) The need to clarify the admission and transfer credit process for CAAT Diploma Graduates was identified
   through the questions and issues being raised by such potential students in their enquiries to the Disability
   Studies Academic Coordinator regarding admission to the Honours BA in Disability Studies. The market
   information collected in support of establishing the Honours BA in Disability Studies program contained a
   good deal of information regarding the interest of college diploma graduates and potential graduates as
   outlined below;

2) Survey of graduates from relevant St. Clair College diploma programs at an information evening held at St.
   Clair College on March 21, 2006 and attended by University of Windsor Social Work and Psychology faculty
   and St. Clair faculty;

3) Survey of students graduating in 2007 from Lambton College’s Child and Youth Worker and Social Service
   Worker programs and St. Clair College’s Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Services Worker and Early
   Childhood Education programs.

4) Surveys of:
      • St. Clair College students in Years 1 and 2 of the Early Childhood Education program and Years 1, 2
          and 3 of the Child and Youth Worker program;
      • Lambton College students in their final year of Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education,
          Social Services Worker and Autism programs.


 Please provide quantitative evidence of student and market demand (e.g., responses/statistics from surveys,
 etc.).

   1) Both St. Clair College and University of Windsor faculty members report that a significant number of St.
   Clair College and University of Windsor graduates from Windsor and Essex County are attending the
   Disability Studies program offered by Ryerson University but would prefer to attend a program closer to
   home if one were available.

2) The information evening held March 21, 2006 attracted approximately 100 previous graduates from St. Clair
   College who expressed an interest in pursuing an Honours BA in Disability Studies.

3) The survey of 2007 Lambton College and St. Clair College graduates from the programs at Lambton and St.
   Clair colleges indicated that 53 Child and Youth Worker, 26 Developmental Services Worker, 36 Early
   Childhood Education and 22 Social Services Worker program graduates would be qualified for consideration
   by virtue of graduating with a B average (3.0 or 70%) at the College. Of these, 40 students expressed a clear
   interest in pursuing an Honours BA in Disability Studies if it were made available.


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4) Of the total sample of 590 St. Clair and Lambton College students, 115 (19.5%) indicated that they would be
   very interested in an Honours BA in Disability Studies, 129 (22%) indicated that they would be very
   interested in a part-time Honours BA in Disability Studies, and 155 (26%) students indicated that they would
   be very interested in accumulating work experience and then enrolling in the Honours BA in Disability
   Studies.

              St. Clair and Lambton College Students in Disability Studies-related Programs

Level of interest in Honours B.A. in Disability Studies
                              Not Interested       Somewhat Interested               Very Interested
St. Clair College (N=380)       111 (29%)               203 (53%)                       66 (17%)
Lambton College (N=210)          45 (21%)               116 (55%)                       49 (23%)
Total (N=590)                  156 (26.5%)              319 (54%)                     115 (19.5%)

Level of interest in completing Honours B.A. in Disability Studies part-time
                              Not Interested      Somewhat Interested                Very Interested
St. Clair College (N=380)       102 (27%)              195 (51%)                        83 (22%)
Lambton College (N=210)          47 (22%)              117 (56%)                        46 (22%)
Total (N=590)                   149 (25%)              312 (53%)                       129 (22%)

Level of interest in Honours BA in Disability Studies after accumulating work experience
                              Not Interested       Somewhat Interested         Very Interested
St. Clair College (N=380)       90 (24%)                193 (50%)                 97 (25%)
Lambton College (N=210)         42 (20%)                109 (52%)                 58 (28%)
Total (N=590)                  132 (22%)                302 (51%)                155 (26%)


 Please indicate the origin of student demand (% domestic and visa students). For graduate programs also
 indicate the undergraduate or master’s programs from which students would likely be drawn.
The data provided above suggest that student demand exists in Windsor, Essex County, and Southwestern
Ontario in particular:
    • Graduates of disability studies-related college programs wishing to pursue a university degree;
    • Individuals working with persons with disabilities in the community.

The data provided by St. Clair and Lambton Colleges suggest a huge demand for the Honours BA in Disability
Studies, both immediately on completion of disability studies-related college programs and after acquiring
related work experience. Finally, the anecdotal evidence provided by St. Clair College and University of Windsor
faculty suggests that individuals working with persons with disabilities in the community who are choosing to
enrol in the Ryerson University Disability Studies program would come to the University of Windsor if they had
that choice.

The enrolment figures outlined for the BA in Disability Studies program were based in part on the ability of CAAT
diploma graduates to achieve direct entry at the 3rd year level. The initial analysis of enquiries being made
regarding admission indicates that many of the interested students will not qualify for direct entry at this level.
The approval of a program variation to allow for the 30 course Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT
diploma graduates would, if anything, enhance the potential overall enrolments. It is anticipated that attracting
20 Year 3 direct entry students is feasible, but it also appears that there would be a high demand of equal or
greater numbers of college diploma graduates who would be eligible for direct entry at the Year 2 level.

 Projected enrolment levels for the first 5 years of Year 1          Year 2     Year 3     Year 4      Year 5
 operation.
 Pre-Disability Studies (PDS) Program Projected                                                        35 Y1
 Enrolment (Y1=first year students; Y2=second year                                         35 Y1       PDS
 students)                                                                      35 Y1      PDS         35 Y2
                                                                     25 Y1      PDS        35 Y2       PDS
                                                         20 Y1       PDS        25 Y2      PDS
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                                                        PDS         20 Y2       PDS
                                                                    PDS
 Disability Studies Program (Year 3 entry) Projected                                                   20 Y3
 Enrolment                                                                                 20 Y3       PDS
 Two categories:                                                                20 Y3      PDS         20 Y4
 1) students admitted from PDS Program;                                         PDS        20 Y4       PDS
 2) Direct Entry (DE) transfer students                                                    PDS

                                                                                                       20 Y3
                                                                    20 Y3       20 Y3      20 Y3       DE
                                                        20 Y3       DE          DE         DE          20 Y4
                                                        DE          20 Y4       20 Y4      20 Y4       DE
                                                                    DE          DE         DE

 Total Projected Enrolment                              20 Y1       45          60         70          70 Y1,
                                                        PDS         Y1,Y2       Y1,Y2      Y1,Y2       Y2 PDS
                                                                    PDS         PDS        PDS
                                                        20 Y3                                          40 Y3,
                                                        DE          40          20 Y3      40          Y4 PDS
                                                                    Y3,Y4       PDS        Y3,Y4       40
                                                                    DE          40 Y3      PDS         Y3,Y4
                                                                                DE         40          DE
                                                        Total: 40                          Y3,Y4       Total:
                                                                    Total: 85              DE          150
                                                                                Total:     Total:
                                                                                120        150

 Projected steady-state student enrolment per year:     1st Year      2nd Year        3rd Year      4th Year
                                                        35 PDS        35 PDS          20 PDS        20 PDS
                                                                                      20 DE         20 DE

 Projected steady-state student enrolment overall:      150 (70 in 1st and 2nd year, 80 in 3rd and 4th year)

Societal Need
The societal needs outlined below for the Honours BA in Disability Studies program apply equally to this
program variation. Additionally, many of the individuals planning to enter or already working in careers in
services to persons with disabilities are college diploma graduates. From the very beginning, the
Interdisciplinary Disability Studies committee which took responsibility for developing the Disability Studies
program has consulted extensively with representatives from St. Clair and Lambton Colleges. It has always
been planned that college diploma graduates would make up a significant proportion of the students enrolling in
this program. The Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates attempts to facilitate this plan
and achieve effective recruitment of such students through establishing a fairer transition process.

 What tools and methodology were used to assess societal need?
The tools and methodology outlined in the Honours BA in Disability Studies apply equally to the Honours BA in
Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates.

 Please provide information on the dimension of the societal need for graduates of the new program/program
 change (e.g., socio-cultural, economic, scientific, or technological).

The dimension of the societal need for graduates of the Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied
Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates is as outlined for the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

 What is the geographic scope of the societal need for graduates of the new program/program change (e.g.,
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 local, regional, provincial, or national)?
The geographic scope of the societal need for graduates of the Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of
Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates is as outlined for the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

 Please provide information on the anticipated duration of, and trends in, societal need for graduates of the
 new program/program change.
Information on the anticipated duration of, and trends in, societal need for graduates of the Honours BA in
Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates is as outlined for the Honours
BA in Disability Studies.

 Were comments/letters obtained from a variety of potential employers           X___Yes            ___No
 who have seen the curriculum and commented on the need for                     [If yes, please    [If no, please
 graduates within their organization and, more broadly, in their field of       append letters provide an
 endeavour?                                                                     to this            explanation
                                                                                proposal.]         below.]
 Were comments/letters obtained from relevant professional societies X___Yes                       ___No
 and/or associations about the need for graduates based on a review of [If yes, please             [If no, please
 the curriculum?                                                                append letters provide an
                                                                                to this            explanation
                                                                                proposal.]         below.]
 Were industry employment surveys reviewed for evidence of societal ___Yes                         _X__No
 need? (indicating numbers of positions in the field, numbers of new [If yes, please               [If no, please
 positions anticipated in the field, number of positions in the field current append               provide an
 being advertised, etc.)                                                        surveys to this explanation
                                                                                proposal.]         below.]
 Are there any statistics available on the number of Ontario students ___Yes                       __X_No
 leaving the province to study in the same field elsewhere in Canada or [If yes, please            [If no, please
 abroad?                                                                        append             provide an
                                                                                statistics to this explanation
                                                                                proposal.]         below.]
 The Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates share
 the community support identified for the Honours BA in Disability Studies Letters as indicated in the following
 comments. In 2005, a group of University of Windsor FASS faculty met with Dr. John LaPorta, the Director of
 the Thames Valley Centre for Children, in London, Ontario who strongly urged the University of Windsor to
 develop a relevant Honours BA program to meet the need of their staff to complete a university degree in
 order to qualify for graduate training. In 2006, consultation with the Executive Director (Dr. Olga K-Enns) and
 President (Dr. Don Fuchs) of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies resulted in their expression of support
 and encouragement for the University of Windsor to develop a BA in Disability Studies. Also in 2006, Ms. Kaye
 Leslie, Manager, Workforce Diversity, ScotiaBank Group and Special Lecturer with the Ivey School of
 Business, indicated that she believed the BA in Disability Studies with the curriculum being proposed at the
 University of Windsor would be an excellent beginning degree for students wishing to pursue a career in the
 employment equity field (letter attached). In 2007, Dr. Nancy Hansen, Director of the Disability Studies
 Graduate program at the University of Manitoba and President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association,
 indicated strong support for the development of a BA in Disability Studies at the University of Windsor (letter
 attached). She indicated that graduates from such a program would be welcome to pursue graduate studies
 with their program at the University of Manitoba. The employment potential of graduates of the Honours BA in
 Disability Studies is addressed in letters of support (attached) from Mr. Terry Johnson, Senior Director of
 Services, Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society; Ms. Linda Nagle, Executive Director, Children First; and Mr.
 Mark Donlon, Executive Director, Glengarda Child & Family Services.


 List other similar programs being offered by other institutions in the Ontario university system. Resources to
 determine whether other similar programs are being offered in Ontario include www.electronicinfo.ca,
 www.electronicinfo.ca/einfo.php, and www.oraweb.aucc.ca/showdcu.html.

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As the Honours BA in Disability Studies is, the proposed University of Windsor Honours BA in Disability Studies
for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates will be the only program of its kind in Ontario.
Although Ryerson University offers an Honours BA in Disability Studies, its focus is on only one category of
students: graduates of disability studies-related college programs who have at least two years work experience
and wish to study part-time. As stated in the Honours BA in Disability Studies Form 2, both York University and
Brock University offer graduate programs in Disability Studies, and the University of Western Ontario has
established an Endowed Chair in Disability Studies and anticipates establishing a graduate degree in the future.
It is likely that graduates of the University of Windsor Honours BA in Disability Studies would be seen as ideal
candidates for entry into these graduate programs (and also, as noted above, ideal candidates for entry into the
University of Manitoba graduate program).

Other programs offered in Canada and the United States are listed in Appendix A. Examination of the
descriptions of existing Canadian programs indicates that the proposed University of Windsor Honours BA in
Disability Studies and Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma
Graduates would be the only programs of this kind in Canada. .

 Is the evidence of societal need and student demand for the proposed new program/program change
 sufficient to justify duplication where there are programs in the system that are the same or similar? How
 does this initiative differ from similar programs in the system? What are its innovative and distinguishing
 features?
The Ryerson University School of Disability Studies currently offers a two year part-time Post-Diploma Degree
Completion Program in Disability Studies to individuals with a disability-related college diploma or other post-
secondary credentials who have at least two years experience working in a disability-related field. As the only
existing undergraduate program in Disability Studies, its part-time flexibility has made it attractive for individuals
currently in the workforce in related fields.

The University of Windsor Honours BA in Disability Studies duplicates the Ryerson University program in its
attractiveness to college graduates and individuals with work experience in related areas. For individuals in
these two groups in Windsor, Essex County and Southwestern Ontario, who are currently enrolled or
considering enrolment in the Ryerson program, the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of
Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates, given entry into the second year of the Disability Studies
program and the closer geographical proximity of the UW program

The proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates
heightens the ability of the University of Windsor to access the excellent training and experience of community
college diploma graduates, while at the same time opening up opportunities for these students to obtain a
university degree allowing for job promotion and further graduate education. This program will also provide
opportunities for those who currently work with people with disabilities to acquire enhanced training and
knowledge building opportunities.

RESOURCES
 Please provide detailed information on the resources currently available, anticipated sources of new
 resources, reallocation of resources or cost-savings, and the additional resources required to run the
 proposed new program or program change. Incorporate new information or issues raised during or after the
 review of Form 1. [There is almost never a neutral resource impact of a proposal.]

 Note: The attached Budget Summary Sheet must also be completed and submitted as part of the complete
 new program/program change proposal.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Faculty and Staff
 What are the faculty and staff resources (including all faculty and staff from affected areas/departments)
 currently available and committed to actively support the initiative (e.g., administrative, teaching, supervision,
 etc.)?

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The proposed program change to include the 30 course degree for CAAT diploma graduates would have no
impact upon available resources or the resources required from those outlined in the Honours BA in Disability
Studies program. Examination of the Program of Study for the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for
College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates indicates that it is anchored by current course
offerings for the Honours BA in Disability Studies in the School of Social Work and the Department of
Psychology. Faculty in both Social Work and Psychology are very supportive of this initiative.
Social Work

 Provide an assessment of faculty expertise available and committed to actively support the new program.
The faculty expertise available for the Honours BA in Disability Studies from Social Work, Psychology and other
departments will support the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and
Technology Diploma Graduates.

Other Resources
 What are the resources currently available and committed to actively support the initiative (including library,
 teaching and learning support, space, equipment, facilities, GA/TAs, etc.)?
Other resources, such as, the Leddy Library, graduate assistants, Student Disability Services, Centre for
Teaching and Learning., etc, currently available for the Honours BA in Disability Studies, will be available for
the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates.

Reliance on Resources from Another Area/Unit
 Will the new program rely on existing resources of another campus unit (e.g., courses in the calendar,
 equipment or facilities outside the proposer’s control or use of existing equipment within the proposer’s control
 with maintenance and upgrading requirements specified)? Please elaborate and provide relevant details.
As in the Honours BA in Disability Studies and indicated in the Program of Study, students entering the pre-
Disability Studies program will take existing Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses in Years 1 and 2. In the
Disability Studies program in Years 3 and 4, students will take a blend of existing FASS courses, including
courses identified as Disability Studies-Emphasis courses, and Disability Studies-specific classroom and field
experience courses. Growth that occurs in the program will take place in the context of general overall growth in
the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, particularly in Social Work and Psychology.

Most core courses in the program are already part of these FASS disciplines including other courses that are
offered regularly or in rotation by a wide range of academic units; thus, additional students from the proposed
program should have minimum impact, given the number of courses involved. A number of Disability Studies-
Emphasis courses have been identified through perusal of the University of Windsor Undergraduate Calendar
and discussions with interested faculty from FASS and other departments, schools and faculties.

ANTICIPATED SOURCES OF NEW RESOURCES
  List all anticipated sources of new resources available from within the area/department or Faculty (external
  grants, donations, government grants, etc.)
Application will be made for grants that are specifically available for disability studies and employment equity
issues.

REALLOCATION OF RESOURCES AND COST-SAVINGS
 In reviewing the resources required to run the proposed program/program change, what opportunities for
 internal reallocation of resources and cost-savings have been identified and pursued by the area/department?
The requirement for the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and Technology
Diploma Graduates to develop four new classroom courses and two field placement courses is a need fulfilled
by the requirements of the Program of Study for the Honours BA in Disability Studies. The remaining courses
are all existing courses that have been incorporated into the program.

Secretarial resources are met by the resources available to the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REQUIRED

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Faculty
 What additional faculty resources (including faculty resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
The proposed Disability Studies program will require no additional faculty resources. Faculty requirements are
as outlined in the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

Staff
 What additional staff resources (including staff resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
No additional staff is required.

GA/TAs
 What additional GA/TA resources (including GA/TA resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
No additional graduate assistants are required.

Library
 What additional library resources (including library resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
The Leddy Library requirements are the same as those required for the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

Teaching and Learning Support
 What additional teaching and learning support resources (including teaching and learning support resources
 required by all affected areas/departments) are required to run the proposed program?
Additional teaching and learning support resources are not required to run the proposed program beyond those
normally provided to faculty members.

Space and Facilities
 What additional space and facility resources (including space and facilities resources required by all affected
 areas/departments) are required to run the proposed program?
The space and facilities are as outlined in the Honours BA in Disability Studies Form 2.

Equipment
 What additional equipment (including equipment resources required by all affected areas/departments) is
 required to run the proposed program?
Start up funds to cover computers, office furniture and research-related expenses will be required for the two
hybrid appointments.

Consistency with Five Year Plan
 Are the resources requested consistent with the resources requested in, and the focus of, the area’s Faculty
 Five Year Plan?
The resources requested are consistent with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Five Year Plan.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
 Please complete the following table. State the specific learning outcomes that make up the goal of the
 program (what are the intended skills and qualities of graduates of this program?), and link the learning
 outcomes to the Characteristics of a University of Windsor Graduate outlined in “To Greater Heights” by
 listing them in the appropriate rows.

 Please note that a learning outcome may link to more than one of the specified Characteristics of a University
 of Windsor Graduate.

 Each University of Windsor program should produce graduates that are able to demonstrate each of the nine
 characteristics approved in To Greater Heights.
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 Information on learning outcomes is appended to this form (Appendix A) or may be accessed by clicking
 here. The information is also available in the “Instructions and Approval Process Manual” available on the
 PDC Website or through the Senate Office. Proposers are also strongly encouraged to contact the Office of
 the Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning for assistance with the articulation of learning outcomes.

The learning outcomes for the the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for College of Applied Arts and
Technology Diploma Graduates are the same as the learning outcomes for the Honours BA in Disability Studies.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 How will the success of the program be monitored and evaluated? (include information to be gathered,
 method, criteria for evaluation, review process, and use of information to adjust activities/plan.)
The methods of program monitoring and evaluation for the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies for
College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma Graduates are the same methods approved for the Honours
BA in Disability Studies.

C. The Program Details

Admission Requirements
 Please provide information on program specific admission requirements, selection criteria, arrangement for
 exemptions or special entry, credit transfer, etc.
Admission to the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates program requires admission to
the University of Windsor and possession of a diploma from a two year college program in the area of health,
human services or social services with an overall B average (3.o or 70%) or better at the College. The
candidates for this program must complete the application for admission to the senior level of the Honours BA in
Disability Studies program. Students are expected to have engaged in experiences in human services agencies
and organizations in the community through employment, volunteering or practicum courses.

Admission to the Disability Studies program requires that students apply to the Office of the Registrar prior to
March 1. Applications are available on the Disability Studies program website and from the Office of the
Registrar. Entry is for the next Fall term only, and enrolment is limited. Entrance requirements include:

    •   A diploma in a relevant human service area of study from a College of Applied Arts and Technology with
        a minimum cumulative average of B (3.0 or 70%) at the College;
    •   Minimum of 300 hours experience in community organizations;
    •   Two reference letters

For students enrolled full-time in the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates degree, the
program is intended for completion within a three year period. Students who intend to complete the program on
a part-time basis or who may require additional time to complete their degree requirements for other reasons will
meet with the Disability Studies Academic Coordinator in order to plan a suitable program of study. Requests
from persons with disabilities requiring accommodation are welcomed.

Program Curriculum Structure
Various areas of study from time to time may offer courses dealing specifically with disability studies under
specific course titles or general titles such as “Special Topics,” “Directed Readings,” or “Seminars.” Information
regarding such courses will be available from a program advisor in Disability Studies, and they may be taken
with permission of the Disability Studies Academic Coordinator.

Total courses: 30 courses, plus a minimum of a 2 year College of Applied Arts and Technology diploma in a
health, human service or social service area.
* With no more than 7 courses at the 100 level.

Major requirements: 18 courses, including:
        (a) two courses: 02-46-115/02-46-116 (Introductory Psychology)
        (b) four Disability Studies-Emphasis courses:
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             02-38-101 (Introduction to Social Justice);
             02-47-210 (Social Work and Diversity);
             two of: 01-01-204, 01-01-209, 01-24-378, 01-24-471, 01-26-280, 02-43-403, 01-32-211, 01-32-330,
             01-32-420, 01-34-129, 02-46-256, 02-46-323, 02-46-334, 02-46-427, 02-46-445, 02-38-321, 02-47-
             204, 02-47-303, 02-47-305, 02-47-346, 02-47-356, 02-47-410, 11-63-351.
       (c) one social science research methods course:
             02-46-230 (Social Science Research Methods) or
             02-47-344 (Research I: Foundations of Social Work Research)
       (d) three human development courses:
             02-46-223 (Developmental Psychology: The Child),
             02-46-224 (Developmental Psychology: Adolescence),
             02-46-225 (Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging);
       (e) four Disability Studies courses:
             02-37-301(Theories of Disability and the Social Model),
             02-37-302 (Historical Approaches to People with Disabilities),
             02-37-401 (Community Approaches, Advocacy and Empowerment),
             02-37-402 (Service Delivery Systems and Independent Living);
       (f) four courses.
             EITHER
             02-37-461 (Disability Studies Community Practice) (12 credit hour course or four course equivalent).
             This course is available to students with experience in working with persons with disabilities or who
             are establishing a skill set to work with a specific disability population. (Prerequisite: approval of
             Disability Studies Academic Coordinator)
                 OR
             02-37-465 (Community Orientation to Disability Issues) (6 credit hour course or two course
             equivalent) plus two Disability Studies-Emphasis courses in addition to those taken to satisfy (b)
             from: 01-01-204, 01-01-207, 01-24-378, 01-24-471, 01-26-280, 02-43-403, 01-32-211, 01-32-330,
             01-32-420, 01-34-129, 02-46-256, 02-46-323, 02-46-334, 02-46-427, 02-46-445, 02-38-321, 02-47-
             204, 02-47-303, 02-47-305, 02-47-346, 02-47-356, 02-47-410, 11-63-351. This course sequence
             will be taken by students not undertaking service delivery work with persons with specific
             disabilities. (Prerequisite: approval of Disability Studies Academic Coordinator)

Option requirements: 4 courses, including:
  (a) two courses from Arts;
  (b) two courses from Languages or Science;

Other requirements: 8 courses, including:
   (a) 02-02-250 (Basic Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences);
   (b) 7 courses from any area of study.

Possible Disability Studies-Emphasis Courses

General Arts
01-01-204: Health-Care Ethics through the Life-Span
01-01-207: Health-Care Ethics: Professions and Health Policy
Dramatic Art
01-24-378: Theatre for Social Action
01-24-471: Drama and Community: Applications
English
01-26-280: Contemporary Literary Theory
History
02-43-403: Medicine, Healing and the Health Professions
Music
01-32-211: American Sign Language and the Disabilities Arts Movement
01-32-330: Theories of Music Therapy
01-32-420: Psychology of Music

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Philosophy
01-34-129: Contemporary Moral Issues
Psychology
02-46-256: Introduction to the Brain and Human Behaviour
02-46-323: Developmental Disabilities
02-46-334: Applied Social Psychology
02-46-427: Methods of Behavioural Change
02-46-445: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Social Justice Studies
02-38-321: Social Justice Seminar
Social Work
02-47-204: Issues and Perspectives in Social Welfare
02-47-303: Social Policy and Social Welfare
02-47-305: Organizational Practices in Human Services
02-47-346: Risk and Resilience: Perspectives on Human Development
02-47-356: Serving Older People
02-47-410: Social Work and the Law
Nursing
11-63-351: The Human Meaning of Death

Standing Required for Continuation in Program
 GPA requirements for continuation in the program: these should be in-line with the regulations for standing
 required for continuation in the program as set out in the undergraduate and graduate web calendars
 [www.uwindsor.ca/calendars].
As in the Honours BA in Disability Studies program students in the proposed Honours BA in Disability Studies
for CAAT Diploma Graduates are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 5.0 and a major GPA of 5.0.

Standing Required for Graduation
  Minimum GPA requirement to graduate in the program: these should be in-line with the regulations for
  standing required for continuation in the program as set out in the undergraduate and graduate web calendars
  [www.uwindsor.ca/calendars].
A cumulative GPA of 5.0 and a major GPA of 8.0 are required for graduation with the proposed Honours BA in
Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates program as with the Honours BA in the Disability Studies
program. Students completing the Honours degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 5.0 and a major GPA of at
least 5.0 but less than 8.0 will be awarded the four-year Major degree.

Program Sequencing
 Provide program sequencing for each year of the program.
 Please ensure that all pre-requisites are met in the sequencing.

Recommended Course Sequence

Year One:      02-38-101, 02-46-115, 02-46-116, one Arts course, two Languages or Science courses, 02-02-
               250, 02-47-210, two 200 level courses;

Year Two:      02-46-230 or 02-47-344, 02-46-223, 02-46-224, 02-46-225, one Arts course, one course from
               any area of study, 02-37-301, 02-37-302, two Disability Studies-Emphasis courses;


Third Year:    02-37-401, 02-37-402, choice of:
               02-37-461 (12 credit hours) or
               02-37-465 (6 credit hours) plus two additional Disability Studies-Emphasis courses;
               four courses from any area of study.



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Student Workload
 Provide information on the expected workload per course credit (3.0) of a student enrolled in this new
 program/major program change.

 Expected Workload per 3.0 Course Credit             Average Time the Student is Expected to Devote to
                                                     Each Component Over the Course of the Program
 Lectures                                            36 hours (for lecture courses)
 Tutorials
 Practical experience                              100 hours (for Field Practice courses)
 Independent study                                 24 hours
 Reading and work for assessment, including 2
 meeting classmates for group work/project
 assignments
 (essays, papers, projects, laboratory work, etc.)
 Studying for tests/examinations                   6
 Other: [specify]
 How does the student workload for this program compare with other similar programs in the
 department/program area?

 The workload for this program is similar to the Honours BA in Disability Studies in other programs in the
 School of Social Work and Department of Psychology.

The materials included below in the checklist, budget, student flow information and appendices remain as
presented for the Honours BA in Disability Studies program. It is not anticipated that this 3 year variant degree
for CAAT diploma graduates would have any impact in any of these areas with the possible exception of student
flow. It is likely that approval of this program change would have some positive impact on enrollment figures or
at the very least make it even more likely that the program will be able to attain its projected enrollment figures.
It does have financial implications in that it facilitates admission of students from outside the University of
Windsor current and anticipated enrollments by attracting college graduates who would otherwise not attend the
University of Windsor.


Comments regarding the Budget Summary Sheet, the Notes on Budget Summary, and the Projections of
Student Flows, Revenues and Expenditures, Notes on Projections of Student Flows, Revenues and
Expenditures, School of Social Work, Department of Psychology, and Library Resources and Services for the
Disability Studies Program, provided in the Form 2 for the Honours BA in Disability Studies, remain the same as
those for the Honours BA in Disability Studies for CAAT Diploma Graduates.




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FINAL CHECKLIST FOR PROPOSERS
 Having completed the program/course change proposal form, please complete the following table by marking an
 “X” in the appropriate column.

 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                                    Yes   No   N/A
 Does the program or course tie into the University=s Strategic Plan?                                Y
 Is the program or course AUnique@ in Ontario? in Canada? In North America?                          Y
 Is there evidence that a market exists for this program or course
 (a) on-campus; and/or,                                                                              Y
 (b) off-campus?                                                                                     Y
 Does this program or course have income potential? (How many students would it generate?)           Y
 Does this program or course address current issues? (e.g., double cohort, large-class problem,      Y
 absence of upper-level on-line classes)
 Are there U of W courses which have been developed for flexible learning indicating either (a)                 NA
 partial development already exists or (b) a degree of expertise exists?
 Are there departmental procedures in place for
 (a) course planning                                                                                 Y
 (b) course development; and,                                                                        Y
 (c) course delivery? (Policy documents, Committees, Timelines, etc.)                                Y
 Is there evidence of support from the Dean(s), AAU Head(s)/Director(s)/Chair(s) for this program?   Y
 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                                  Yes No     N/A
 Does the new program or course have partnership options? (with other departments or faculties,
 other universities)                                                                                 Y
 Does the new program or course allow for staggering options? (e.g., every other year, or Windsor
 one year and another site the following year)                                                             N
 Is the new program or course a complement to other Windsor flexible learning programs? (Won=t
 interfere with other programs?)                                                                                NA
 Is the new program or course a complement to other Windsor on-campus programs? (Won=t
 interfere with other programs?)                                                                     Y
 Does the department have the Acritical mass@ to undertake the program or course
 (a) sufficient interested and capable faculty;                                                      Y
 (b) academic support; and,                                                                          Y
 (c) TA/GA support                                                                                   Y
 Are additional resources required
 (a) faculty/staff/GA/TA                                                                             Y
 (b) equipment                                                                                             N
 (c) library                                                                                               N
 (d) IT support                                                                                            N
 Are there data on
 (a) incoming student demographics (profiles) that align with flexible learning (age, geographic
 location, employment, family responsibilities, etc.); and,                                                     NA
 (b) technological profiles (hardware and software resources and skills)?                                       NA
 Does the department have a plan regarding
 (a) marketing flexible learning courses;                                                                       NA
 (b) the timely appointment of instructors,                                                          Y
 (c) technical support (CFL, Tutorials, TA/GAs, staff contact person, etc.);                         Y
 (d) intra-departmental communications (committees, policies); and,                                  Y
 (e) inter-department communications (committees).                                                   Y
 Are there mechanisms and policies in place to address quality-control of
 (a) instruction;                                                                                    Y
 (b) materials (audio, video, PowerPoint, textual load, discussions and so on; and,                  Y
 (c) learning (student assessment)?                                                                  Y



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