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					 SOUTHERN OREGON
    UNIVERSITY




GRADUATE PROGRAMS
      GUIDE


     2011-2012
     GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

            This Graduate Programs Guide is intended to serve as a resource for graduate
             coordinators, faculty and staff as they administer current programs, advise
                     graduate students, and develop new courses or programs


                                                     Table of Contents


Graduate Program Coordinators, 2011-12 ................................................................................. 3
Graduate Program Overviews
    Master in Business Administration ...................................................................................... 4
    Master in Management ........................................................................................................ 6
    Master of Science in Applied Computer Science ................................................................ 8
    Master of Arts or Science in Education .............................................................................
    Master of Arts in Teaching ................................................................................................ 10
    Master of Arts or Science in Special Education ................................................................ 13
    Initial and Continuing Administrative License Programs ................................................. 14
    Master of Science in Environmental Education ................................................................. 16
    Master of Arts in Spanish Language Teaching ..................................................................
    Master of Arts in French Language Teaching ...................................................................
    Master of Arts or Science in Interdisciplinary Studies ...................................................... 18
    Master of Music in Conducting .........................................................................................
    Master of Arts or Science in Mental Health Counseling ................................................... 20
    Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design ........................................................ 22
Graduate Programs Governance
    Graduate Program Oversight (from 2007 NWCU Accreditation Report) ......................... 24
    Oregon University System (OUS) Program Roles and Responsibilities for Program
                   Review, Approval, and Reporting ................................................................... 27
    Graduate Faculty Criteria and Roles .................................................................................. 28
              Graduate Faculty Nomination Form ...................................................................... 29
              Associate Graduate Faculty Nomination Form ...................................................... 30
              Approved Graduate Faculty List ............................................................................ 31


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Graduate Admissions and Degree Completion Policies
   Admission to a Master’s Degree Program .......................................................................... 37
   Request to Record Prior Graduate Credit ........................................................................... 39
   Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Prerequisite Course Waiver Request ............................ 40
   Reserved Graduate Credit form .......................................................................................... 41
   Graduate Degree Completion Policies and Procedures ...................................................... 42
   Graduate Exam Guidelines ................................................................................................. 43
   Thesis Binding and Style Requirements ............................................................................. 48
Graduate Assistants
   General Regulations for Appointment of Graduate Assistants ........................................... 49
   Request to Employ Student for Graduate Assistantship Position ....................................... 50
New Course Proposal Process
   Instructions for Submitting Proposed Curriculum Changes ............................................... 52
   New Course Proposal Template .......................................................................................... 54
   Split Level Course Request Form ....................................................................................... 57
New Program Proposal Process
   OUS Program Approval Process ........................................................................................ 58
   OUS Proposal for a New Academic Program ..................................................................... 59
   OUS Budget Outline ........................................................................................................... 62
   OUS External Review of New Graduate Level Academic Programs ................................. 64
   Southern Oregon University (SOU) New Program Proposal: Impact Statement ............... 67
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
   WRGP Nomination Procedure ........................................................................................... 68
   WRGP Nomination Form ................................................................................................... 73




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                      GRADUATE COORDINATORS 2011-12

Dean of Graduate Studies            Dr. Susan Walsh               541-552-6122,
                                                                  walsh@sou.edu
Business: Master in Business        Dr. Mark Siders               541-552-6709
Administration                                                    sidersm@sou.edu
Business: Master in Management      Dr. John Bowling              541-552-8116
                                                                  bowlingj@sou.edu
Computer Science: Master of         Dr. Dan Harvey                541-552-6149
Science in Applied Computer                                       harveyd@sou.edu
Science
Education: MA/MS in Education       Dr. Steven Thorpe             541-552-6923
                                                                  sthorpe@sou.edu
Education: Master of Arts in        Dr. Amy Belcastro (early     541-552-8245
Teaching                            childhood/elementary/middle) (belcasta@sou.edu)
                                    Dr. John King (middle/high)   541-552-6261
                                                                  (kingjo@sou.edu)
Education: MA/MS in Special         Dr. Gregg Gassman             541-552-6095
Education                                                         gassmang@sou.edu
Education: Initial/Continuing       Dr. Ken Kempner               541-552-6417
Administrative License
                                                                  kempner@sou.edu
Environmental Education: Master of Dr. Stewart Janes              541-552-6797
Science in Environmental Education                                janes@sou.edu
Foreign Languages: Master of Arts   Dr. Daniel Morris             541-552-6740
in Spanish Language Teaching                                      morris@sou.edu
Interdisciplinary Studies: MA/MS    Dr. Bill Gholson              541-552-6630,
in Interdisciplinary Studies                                      gholson@sou.edu
Music: Master of Music in           TBD
Conducting
Psychology: MA/MS in Mental         Dr. Josie Wilson              541-552-6946
Health Counseling                                                 jwilson@sou.edu

                                    Dr. Fraser Pierson            541-552-6949
                                                                  pierson@sou.edu
Theatre Arts: Master of Theatre     Dr. Eric Levin                541-552-6364
Studies in Production and Design                                  levine@sou.edu




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                       Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Mark Siders
Primary Department offering the program: School of Business
Degrees offered: MBA
Credits required: 45
Location programs offered: Full-time Ashland campus
                           Part-time Higher Ed Center Medford

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: local
Groups served: Mid-career individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: yes
2010-11 enrollment:
2010-11 SCH: 1430
2010-11 graduates:

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: local print advertising, radio advertising, brochures, banners or posters, on-
   site recruiting in organizations, open house events

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: No. GMAT only if undergrad. GPA is below 3.0
Minimum scores required: 500
Additional admissions requirements: MBA application, 2 reference letters, resume and statement
   of purpose
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: no
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: program coordinator, faculty committee
Application deadline/s: rolling
Program start: fall

Program Initiation
Program orientation: yes, full day session
Program handbook: yes
Available online:
Pass/No Pass policy: no courses beyond practica may be taken pass/fail
Program retention efforts: cohort model and full support from coordinator and MBA faculty
   members

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activities: applied capstone project, research capstone project
Capstone/Thesis credits: 3

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Capstone/Thesis orientation: program handbook, program website, program orientation session,
   capstone course enrollment, faculty advising
Student projects housed: School of Business CE
Verification of completion: Review of MBA Degree Application

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: yes, one release per term
Additional support staff: no
Graduate assistants: yes
Graduate assistant selection procedures: noncompetitive selection
Graduate assistant activities: mentoring, marketing, recruiting, clerical work
Tuition structure: standard tuition
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: no




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                              Master in Management (MIM)

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: John Bowling
Primary Department offering the program: School of Business
Degrees offered: Master in Management
Credits required: 45
Certificate(s) offered: Nonprofit Management
Credits required:
   24
Location programs offered: Medford
                             Guanajuato, Mexico as dual degree
                             Roseburg at UCC

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: local
Groups served: mid-career individuals, place-bound individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: in Guanajuato and Roseburg
2010-11 enrollment: Medford 45-50, Guanajuato 47 (two cohorts)
2010-11 SCH: 1663 SCH in MM courses (includes students from other programs, does not
       include BA, PSY, COMM, etc. courses taken by MiM students)
2011 graduates: 22

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: local print advertising, radio advertising, brochures, grad fairs at SOU,
   online advertising, open house events

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: none
Minimum scores required:
Additional admissions requirements: Three years of management experience
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: none
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: program coordinator
Application deadline/s: no
Program start: varies by cohort, rolling admission (students start any term)

Program Initiation
Program orientation: yes, orientation offered for credit, more than one full day
Program handbook: yes
Available online: yes
Pass/No Pass policy: yes, Program Orientation, Capstone Orientation based on experiential
   nature


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Program retention efforts: Use of a list serve, customer service orientation, visits to core courses,
   coordinator attendance at project presentations, capstones presented during sessions for
   Orientation in the spring to inspire and inform first-year students

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activities: applied capstone project, applied project includes formal research
   element; preceding research course includes pilot study for capstone project
Capstone/Thesis credits: 3
Capstone/Thesis orientation: program handbook, program website, program orientation session,
   capstone orientation session, capstone course enrollment, faculty advising
Student projects housed: program office
Verification of completion: Dean's assistant reviews academic history in Banner and refers to
   student's course plan on file to verify any course substitutions or waivers

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: yes
Additional support staff: yes
Graduate assistants: yes
Graduate assistant selection procedures: competitive process only open to students enrolled in
   the program
Graduate assistant activities: tba
Tuition structure: standard tuition, self-support tuition, tuition varies based on location. Medford
   program is standard tuition; cohorts are offered on self-support basis with tuition guaranteed
   for the life of the cohort - Roseburg students are paying $425 per credit, courses in
   Guanajuato are discounted in order to be affordable and aligned with local expectations and
   UG supports some program costs (facilities, faculty food and lodging)
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: no. For the Medford program,
   international students have to pay full freight, since they have to be full-time students. Non-
   residents fare better as the part-time nature of the program allows them to pay in-state rates
   all the way through.




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                   Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Dan Harvey
Primary Department offering the program: Computer Science
Degrees offered: Master of Science in Applied Computer Science
Credits required: 60
Location programs offered: Ashland

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: Local
Groups served: Place-bound individuals, mid-career individuals, recent college graduates

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: No
2010-11 enrollment: 11
2010-11: 252
2010-11 graduates: 0 (the program originated in 2010-11)

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: Brochures, SOU grad fair

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: GRE
Minimum scores required:
Admissions requirements beyond SOU graduate admission standards: Three letters of
   recommendation
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: No
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: Program coordinator and faculty committee
Application deadline/s: No
Program start: rolling

Program Initiation
Program orientation: Half-day session
Program handbook: No
Pass/No Pass policy: No courses other than practica can be taken Pass/No Pass
Program retention efforts: An advisory committee comprised from representatives of local
   companies

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activity/ies: Internship and research project
Academic credits awarded for culminating activity/ies:
How do students learn about capstone/thesis requirements: Program website, program orientation
   session, faculty advising
Student projects housed: Faculty advisors

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Verification of program completion requirements: Review of student’s program plan

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: One course per year
Additional support staff: None
Graduate assistants: 3
Graduate assistant selection procedures: Competitive process open to students enrolled in the
   program
Graduate assistant activities: Lab supervision, tutoring
Tuition structure: Standard
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: No




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    Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Full-Time and Two-Year Programs

Program Overview
Program Coordinators:
   Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School program: Dr. Amy Belcastro, 552-6393,
           belcasta@sou.edu
   Middle/High School program: Dr. John King, 552-6261, kingjo@sou.edu
Primary Department offering the program: Education
Degrees offered: Master of Arts in Teaching
Credits required: 72
Location programs offered: Ashland campus (Full-Time Program), HEC/on-line (2 Year Program)

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: Local
Groups served: Recent college graduates, mid-career individuals, place-bound individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: Yes
2010-11 enrollment: 118
2010-11 SCH: 6180
2010-11 graduates: 63

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: local print advertising, radio advertising, brochures, banners or posters,
   grad fairs at SOU

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: CBEST or Praxis PPST
Minimum scores required: CBEST (123), Praxis PPST (175)
Admissions requirements beyond SOU graduate admission standards: Applicants must satisfy
   pre-requisite coursework appropriate for the endorsement area and authorization level;
   applicants must also complete classroom-based fieldwork at the appropriate grade level/s
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: no
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: program coordinator and faculty committee
Application deadline/s: January 7 (Full-Time Program), rolling admissions (2 Year Program)
Program start: Summer

Program Initiation
Program orientation: Half-day session in spring, Full-day session in summer
Program handbook: yes (hard copy provided during program orientation)
Pass/No Pass policy: ED 507 Guide Group is a non-graded advisory course that clarifies and
   helps students meet teacher licensure requirements that are beyond the scope of MAT degree
   requirements.
Program retention efforts: Guide Group builds community and supports students, as do field
   supervisors who support (as well as evaluate) students during their student teaching practica.

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   The School of Education also employs Student Study Teams (SST) and an Admission &
   Retention Committee which identify professonal growth targets and supportive structures for
   students who are struggling

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activity/ies: Supervised student teaching, two curriculum work samples, and one
   professional growth portfolio.
Academic credits awarded for culminating activity/ies: Student teaching comprises 18 credits
   over two quarters. The work samples and portfolio are not for credit requirements
How do students learn about capstone/thesis requirements: Preparation for culminating projects
   is woven into many courses throughout the program: Guide Group, Special Methods, CIA,
   and supervised Student Teaching.
Student projects housed: Student projects are housed for one year in a dedicated room in the Ed-
   Psych Building
Verification of program completion requirements: Margaret Wright is the School of Education
   licensure specialist who verifies completion of all requirements for both graduation and
   teacher licensure

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: 6 ELU/term combined (for all levels of both the Full-
   Time and Two-Year MAT programs)
Additional support staff: Graduate Programs Advisor, 1 FTE
Graduate assistants: none
Graduate assistant selection procedures: n/a
Graduate assistant activities: n/a
Tuition structure: standard tuition
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: Yes, out-of-state tuition no longer
   applicable to School of Education graduate programs




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                    Master of Arts or Science in Special Education

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Gregg Gassman
Primary Department offering the program: Education
Degrees offered: Master of Arts or Science in Education
Certificates offered: Initial License in Elementary or Secondary Special Education, Added
   Endorsement in Elementary or Secondary Special Education
Credits required: Stand Alone-70, Dual+Masters-45, Dual Endorsement Only-36
Location programs offered: Ashland, VTEL, on-line, hybrid

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: Regional
Groups served: Place-bound individuals, mid-career individuals, recent college graduates,
   inservice general education teachers

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: Yes for Stand Alone program, Non-cohort for Dual program
20011-12 enrollment: Stand Alone—16, Dual—49
2011-12 SCH: 2790
2011 graduates: 36

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: Radio advertising, brochures, SOU grad fair, off campus grad fairs, on-site
   recruiting in organization, open house events

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: Stand Alone—CBEST or PPST, Dual—GRE, MAT, PRAXIS, or
   ORELA
Minimum scores required: Passing
Admissions requirements beyond SOU graduate admission standards: experience with students
   with special needs, letters of recommendation, on-campus interview, prerequisite course
   (Foundation of Special Education) for Stand Alone
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: None
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: $25
Application review conducted by: Program staff, program coordinator, faculty committee
Application deadline/s: Stand Alone January of program year, Dual-Prior to beginning of term
Program start: Stand Alone—summer, Dual—rolling

Program Initiation
Program orientation: Half-day orientation
Program handbook: Yes
Pass/No Pass policy: No courses beyond practica, student teaching and internship can be taken
   Pass/No Pass
Program retention efforts: Stand Alone: Pre-session – One week “Orientation to Professional
   Studies”; each student develops “Individual Development Plan” (based on Individual

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   Education Plan used in special education) to collect data on progress throughout the program;
   Group Agreements - tenents of how the group agrees to interact; quarterly “Seminars in
   Professional Studies”; social events and community outreach (children book give away,
   Valentine Dance for adults with disabilities, etc.)

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activity/ies: Supervised student teaching, two (Stand Alone) / one (Dual) work
   samples
Academic credits awarded for culminating activity/ies: Stand Alone—17 (3 credits student
   teaching winter term, 14 credits student teaching spring term), Dual—8
How do students learn about capstone/thesis requirements: Program handbook, program
   orientation session, faculty advising, program coursework and workshops
Student projects housed: School of Education
Verification of program completion requirements: Program completion form submitted by
   Margaret Wright, SoE licensure specialist

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: 3 ELU/term
Additional support staff: No
Graduate assistants: No
Graduate assistant selection procedures: n/a
Graduate assistant activities: n/a
Tuition structure: Standard plus program fees
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: Yes, out-of-state tuition no longer
   applicable to School of Education graduate programs




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   Initial (IAL) and Continuing (CAL) Administrative Licensure Programs

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Ken Kempner
Primary Department offering the program: Education
Certificate(s) offered: Initial Administrator license (IAL), Continuing Administrator license
   (CAL)
Credits required:
   IAL: 24
   CAL: 27
Location programs offered: Ashland

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: local
Groups served: mid-career individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: IAL is cohort-based, CAL is not
2010-11 enrollment: 75
2010-11 SCH: 1200
2011 graduates: 35

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: local print advertising, regional print advertising, radio advertising,
   brochures, on-site recruiting in organizations

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: national-based entrance exam, MAT, GRE
Minimum scores required: varies
Additional admissions requirements: fingerprints, criminal check
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: no
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: program staff, program coordinator
Application deadline/s: IAL is May, CAL is open enrollment
Program start: summer, rolling admission (students start any term)

Program Initiation
Program orientation: half day session
Program handbook: yes
Available online: yes
Pass/No Pass policy: yes
Program retention efforts: all are practicing teachers and administrators we work with in the
   schools

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activities: applied capstone project, portfolio

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Capstone/Thesis credits: 3-6
Capstone/Thesis orientation: program handbook, program website, program orientation session,
   faculty advising
Student projects housed: School of Education and available for TSPC accreditation
Verification of completion: staff provides check and notification provided to TSPC for
   certification

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: variable
Additional support staff: no
Graduate assistants: no
Graduate assistant selection procedures: n/a
Graduate assistant activities: n/a
Tuition structure: standard tuition
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: no




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                    Master of Science in Environmental Education

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Stewart Janes, 552-6797, janes@sou.edu
Primary Department offering the program: Biology
Degrees offered: Master of Science in Environmental Education
Credits required: 52 (degree only), 83 (teacher licensure option)
Location programs offered: Ashland campus

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: National
Groups served: Recent college graduates

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: Yes
2010-11 enrollment: 30
2010-11 SCH: 950
2010-11 graduates: 30

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: program webpage, on-site recruiting in organizations, banners or posters

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: GRE
Minimum scores required: 1000
Admissions requirements beyond SOU graduate admission standards: background in biology and
   natural history
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: none
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: faculty committee
Application deadline/s: January 15, April 15
Program start: Summer

Program Initiation
Program orientation: yes (welcoming BBQ and assigning each incoming student with a current
   students as mentor)
Program handbook: yes (available online)
Pass/No Pass policy: No
Program retention efforts: The environmental education club provides field trips every quarter
   led by knowledgeable faculty. A study/lounge space with couches and tea.

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activity/ies: Supervised “Fall in the Field” internship, Thesis or Project,
   comprehensive oral exam.
Academic credits awarded for culminating activity/ies: 7-9


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How do students learn about capstone/thesis requirements: program handbook, program website,
   faculty advising, alumni mentors, and graduate assistants
Student projects housed: SEEC office
Verification of program completion requirements: Science Hall Manager Colleen Martin reviews
   the completed classes and planned program

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: 2 ELU/quarter
Additional support staff: none
Graduate assistants: 6 (.80 FTE)
Graduate assistant selection procedures: competitive process open to students enrolled in the
   program
Graduate assistant activities: teaching, grading, lab supervision, discussion leadership, course
   material creation, mentoring, advising, marketing, recruiting, clerical work, budgeting
Tuition structure: standard tuition
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: none




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                         Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIIS)

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Bill Gholson
Primary Department offering the program: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees offered: MA and MS in Interdisciplinary Studies; Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
Credits required: 48
Location programs offered: Ashland Campus

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: local
Groups served: mid-career individuals, place-bound individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: yes
2010-11 enrollment:
2010-11 SCH: 919
2010-11 graduates: none

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: Grad fairs off-campus, Grad fairs at SOU

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: No. We are revising the program this year and will require the GRE when
    we reopen applications.
Minimum scores required:
Additional admissions requirements: None
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: No
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: Program coordinator, faculty committee
Application deadline/s: Program is on hiatus during 2011-2012
Program start: Fall. The program describes itself as beginning fall term, but in reality we have rolling
        admissions.

Program Initiation
Program orientation: Although we do not have a formal orientation by itself, program orientation within
    the three term core sequence of classes.
Program handbook: Yes
Available online: Yes
Pass/No Pass policy: Yes. The MIIS program has P/NP option for CAS 502: Paper and CAS 507:
    Practice.
Program retention efforts: Our attempts at creating a cohort over the year-long sequence has been a
    strong recruiting tool.

Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activities: Thesis, Project


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Capstone/Thesis credits: 6-12
Capstone/Thesis orientation: Program handbook, program orientation session, faculty advising
Student projects housed: Hannon Library
   Verification of completion: Transcripts and records are reviewed by enrollment services and
   program director.


Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: Yes. 3 credit/fall, 1 credit/winter, 1 credit/spring
Additional support staff: No
Graduate assistants: No
Graduate assistant selection procedures: n/a
Graduate assistant activities: n/a
Tuition structure: Standard tuition
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: No




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                   Master of Mental Health Counseling (MMHC)

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Josie Wilson
Primary Department offering the program: Psychology
Degrees offered: MS Mental Health Counseling, MA Mental Health Counseling
Credits required: 90 (for 2011 cohort); 92 (for previous cohorts)
Location programs offered: on campus only

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: local; also through WRGP serves Western States
Groups served: place-bound individuals, mid-career individuals, recent college graduate
   preparing for careers

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: yes
2010-11 enrollment (FTE): Fall10 = 45 (42), Winter11 = 47 (45.8), Spring11 = 43 (44.3),
Summer11 = 33 (26.2)
2010-11 SCH: Fall10 = 504, Winter11 = 550, Spring11 = 532, Summer11 = 314; Total = 1900
2011 graduates: 19

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: web page, brochures, direct mail campaigns, grad fairs at SOU, grad fairs
   off-campus

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: GRE
Minimum scores required: V400, Q400, AW 3.0
Additional admissions requirements: application essay, prerequisite undergraduate courses
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: none
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: program staff, program coordinator, faculty committee
Application deadline/s: February 15 every year for beginning classes in September
Program start: Fall

Program Initiation
Program orientation: half day session
Program handbook: yes
Available online: yes
Pass/No Pass policy: yes, for COUN 510 Internship
Program retention efforts: We work with all students closely and address problems early to help
   students remain in the program. We offer faculty support on a constant basis. Due to the
   nature of our program and the counseling field in general we are very one-on-one with all our
   students. We meet with students who may be having diffaculties and give them options to
   overcome these diffaculties. If necessary we do a Problem Identification Meeting and
   formally write up an action plan to discuss with the individual students.

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Program Completion Requirements
Culminating activities: portfolio and case presentation; successful completion of nationally
   standardized exam (CPCE)
Capstone credits: 8 (COUN 599, COUN 573)
Capstone orientation: Explained in MHC Student Handbook, at new student orientation, and
   through faculty advising. We also hold cohort meetings every term to discuss the portfolio
   process.
Student projects housed: Psychology Department, only keep 1 or 2 as sample; in 2012 will shift
   to e-portfolios and maintain digital record of portfolios.
Verification of completion: Graduate office coordinator verifies all requirements: acceptable
   grades & GPA, required internship credit hours, all internship paperwork has been turned in,
   & applys graduation fee (in winter term) and verifies student account balance is paid. During
   Winter term, graduating students fill out orange graduation cards which are collected and
   held until they finish all requirements, usually end of Spring or Summer.

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: yes, 2 classes; will petition for 3 class release beginning
   Fall 2012 as well as summer stipend.
Additional support staff: yes, 1 Graduate Office Coordinator (classified)
Graduate assistants: yes
Graduate assistant selection procedures: competitive process open to students from any graduate
   program
Graduate assistant activities: mentoring, advising, marketing, recruiting, clerical work
Tuition structure: standard
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: yes, Western Regional Graduate
   Program member. Students who meet these criteria (from 14 Western states and academic
   excellence and/or diversity) pay resident graduate tuition.




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                Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design

Program Overview
Program Coordinator: Eric Levin
Primary Department offering the program: Theatre Arts
Degrees offered: Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design
Credits required: 45
Location programs offered: Ashland

Target Market
Primary geographic reach: International
Groups served: Mid-career individuals

Student Application and Enrollment Information
Cohort based: Yes
2010-11 enrollment:
2010-11 SCH: 679
2010-11 graduates:

Recruiting
Recruiting activities: national print advertising, brochures, list serve email campaigns, on site
   recruiting in organizations

Admissions Procedures
Admissions test/s required: no
Minimum scores required: n/a
Admissions requirements beyond SOU graduate admission standards: Must be currently working
   as a high school drama teacher with at least two years experience
Program application fee in addition to SOU graduate application fee: no
Portion of SOU graduate application fee recovered by program: none
Application review conducted by: Program coordinator
Application deadline/s: January 15
Program start: Students begin working on distance assignments immediately upon admission.
       Face-to-face coursework begins in summer.

Program Initiation
Program orientation: No
Program handbook: No
Pass/No Pass policy: No classes other than practica can be taken Pass/No Pass
Program retention efforts: The program provides forums online through which students can
   communicate during the distance portion of our program. It also requires collaboration each
   year in order for via groups on moodle. Finally, it offers a mentor program in which
   upperclassment mentor incoming students prior to the first year. The community built within
   the program is a professional community between students all over the world.

Program Completion Requirements

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Culminating activity/ies: Thesis projects
Academic credits awarded for culminating activity/ies: 0
How do students learn about capstone/thesis requirements: Program website, capstone
   orientation session, faculty advising, and online guide
Student projects housed: Hannon Library
Verification of program completion requirements: Program coordinator

Administrative Structure
Academic release time for coordination: The MoTS program is self supporting and the program
   coordinator's postion is full time for advising 50 graduate students and assessing 5 projects
   and or papers during the academic year per student, as well as thesis evaluation and
   administration of the program.
Additional support staff: An APA at 1/4 time and a Performing Arts Self Support Programs
   Administrator 1/2 time
Graduate assistants: None
Graduate assistant selection procedures: n/a
Graduate assistant activities: n/a
Tuition structure: Self-support
Tuition discounts for out-of-state or international students: none




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                            Graduate Program Oversight
                        2007 NWCCU Accreditation Self-Study
At SOU, graduate-level program design, proposal, and operation are managed under the
auspices of the SOU Graduate Council (GC), as authorized by the university’s Faculty
Senate. Programmatic data, including any evaluation information, are maintained by the
department (if the graduate program is discipline-/program-specific) or by a graduate
coordinator (usually a school’s administrative assistant when the program falls under the
school-area degree). The idiosyncratic nature of departmental involvement in school-area
degrees has made systematic evaluation of the school-area degree difficult.
At present, the GC has not articulated either a set of graduate proficiencies that should be
present or developed in graduate studies programs, nor has it developed a review
procedure or schedule of periodic reporting of individual program results to the council
by graduate program coordinators. However, the GC has begun to examine the issue of
learning objectives and proficiencies in graduate programs.

In the current proposal process, new, revised, or reinstated graduate programs are
required to describe their learning objectives and their measures of learning, and to
explain how the objectives and measures differ from those of undergraduate programs in
the discipline (as appropriate). Program coordinators and representative faculty members
proposals describe in the proposal or mention in discussions with the GC the fundamental
areas of differentiation between undergraduate and graduate instruction, citing significant
differences in the amount and sophistication of material presented and learned, the
expectations for manipulation of that material using advanced skills, the foregrounding of
theory in the graduate student’s work, and the leadership role that graduate students are
expected to take. Prior to application to the GC, each dean and department chair conducts
his/her review of the graduate program(s). Historically, the GC has noted some
inconsistencies among departments’ proposals regarding the mechanisms and criteria
used to judge a student’s progress—apart from the assigning of course grades. This
requires further development as SOU endeavors to establish a more integrated evaluation
process for its graduate programs.

SOU utilizes a 400/500 concept for courses that can be taken by either graduate- or senior
undergraduate-level students. Though graduate and undergraduate students may be asked
to perform with equal competence in fundamental class work, the graduate 500-level
student is required to complete significant research and reporting activity beyond the
level required of the undergraduate students in class performance. Further, graduate
students are required to complete their programs with a final comprehensive examination,
a culminating thesis, or a research project and report as well as a defense of their final
thesis or project. Often graduate students will also be required to assume a more
sustained leadership role in the discourse of ideas in a classroom setting and may engage
directly in teaching or teaching-related activities involving other graduate students or
undergraduate classmates.

A couple of clear goals emerge for graduate programs through the accreditation process:
(1) to establish a periodic self-evaluation of the measurement of the criteria used to judge

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the learning outcomes of graduate students in existing graduate programs, and (2) to
engage the graduate faculty periodically in a discourse about the criteria used to
differentiate graduate and undergraduate competencies and knowledge in the graduate
and undergraduate majors at SOU

Graduate Faculty and Resources

With advice from the Faculty Senate and in consultation with the director of Graduate
Studies/associate provost, the GC understands its mission as that of clearinghouse:
providing information, support, and advice, as well as some evaluation and oversight for
all graduate programs at SOU. The council’s duties include approving all new and
revised and/or reinstated graduate courses and graduate programs; publishing the policies
of the Graduate Studies Program; establishing and reviewing the qualifications of the
graduate faculty; reviewing and overseeing the overall program of graduate studies at
SOU; and awarding some university graduate scholarships. The council also sets
fundamental standards and outcomes in the following areas: general graduate admission
and exit requirements; students’ rights and responsibilities; program regulations and
procedures; and quality controls such as course exclusions.

A significant restructuring—the elimination of the Office of Graduate Studies and the
decentralization of the Graduate Studies Program—occurred more than fifteen years ago
at SOU. This reallocation of university resources has contributed substantially to the
constitution of the graduate degrees offered and to the nature of the administration and
management of graduate studies at the university.

When the Office of Graduate Studies was eliminated (for financial reasons), leadership
was dispersed among the academic school deans (for normal operation of the school-area
degrees, in particular) and the GC. The Graduate Council’s role since has been an
evolving one, including an evolution in role and responsibility for graduate program
evidence-based assessment and accountability.

During the last decade, SOU has been operating with shrinking state financial support,
but the university has still been able to develop successful graduate degrees from
departments with strongly enrolled, professional-track undergraduate degrees. Limited
financial resources have constrained the establishment of strong graduate programs with
liberal arts goals. In short: our successfully developed graduate programs over the last
decade have been market driven. They have been mission-aligned in that they are
regionally responsive; however, they typically have not been aligned with our
undergraduate liberal arts focus. Another factor limiting the development of graduate
studies at Southern Oregon University is the lack of both a full-time director, with a
substantial institutional commitment to graduate programs, and dedicated clerical support
for graduate studies.

Cleary, several goals exist for SOU in regard to improving our graduate efforts: (1)
reinstate a director of graduate studies, (2) reopen an office of Graduate Studies, (3)
increase the administrative capacity of the Graduate Council to meet its present and

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future obligations, and (4) explore the implications of instituting designated seats on the
Graduate Council that represent specific graduate programs.

At the institutional level, technological resources have been provided for graduate
programs.

As noted above, periodic additions of self-sustaining, professional track graduate
programs have been launched, particularly in the schools of Business and Education and
more recently at the level of the departments (e.g., Psychology). In all these cases new
resources have been committed for successful implementation and to ensure successful
enrollment for these programs. Professional-track graduate studies, generally speaking,
have healthy enrollments, and similar offerings using the self-support model are
expanding. Proven and promising programs have been developed at SOU to serve people
who are working full time; they have frequently been designed using self-support and
summer school or alternative-schedule-driven models.




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              Oregon University System Roles and Responsibilities for Program Review, Approval, and Reporting

                          Institution                                           Provosts’ Council                                                  Board
     Institutional accreditation through Northwest              Annual report to the Board                                 Annual report from Provosts’ Council
     Commission on Colleges and Universities                    • Summarize institution accreditation reports and           • Receive and discuss Provosts’ Council annual
     (NWCCU)                                                        recommendations                                             report at a regular Board meeting
      • Develop self-study report, work with site visitation    •   Summarize results of all 5-year follow up reviews       •   Use the annual report as an opportunity to discuss
          team, present institution perspective to NWCCU,       •   Provide highlights from specialized accreditation           institution reviews and actions regarding existing
          respond to accreditation report findings and              reports                                                     programs
          recommendations
                                                                •   Provide highlights from campus reviews of existing     Approval of new programs
      •   File NWCCU summary report with Chancellor and             programs
          Provosts’ Council                                                                                                 • Consider for approval all new program proposals
                                                                •   Identify program additions and eliminations                 as an action or consent item at each regular
     Specialized accreditation                                                                                                  Board meeting
                                                                Review of new programs
      • Where applicable, departments/programs carry                                                                        •   Approve programs or seek further clarification or
          out same preparation activities for specialized
                                                                • Receive and review proposals from institutions,               modifications from institution requesting the
                                                                    following established OUS policy and process
          accreditation, working with the institution provost                                                                   program
          and president to respond to accreditation board       •   Seek external reviews of graduate program
          findings and recommendations                              proposals                                              Five-year follow-up program approval
      •   Provost provides specialized accreditation report     •   Recommend new programs to the Board                     • Act on 5-year follow-up reviews for previously
          summaries to Provosts’ Council                                                                                        approved new programs in which the program did
                                                                Five-year follow-up reviews for newly                           not meet the required criteria, as an action item at
     Program eliminations                                       approved programs                                               a regular Board meeting




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      • Identify programs to be eliminated                      • Receive and review reports from institutions,            Institution mission and goals
      • Report at monthly Provosts’ Council meetings                following established OUS policy and process
                                                                •   Prepare recommendations to the Board regarding
                                                                                                                            • Incorporate results of program reviews into annual
     Existing program review                                                                                                    discussion of institution missions and goals
                                                                    action on programs that did not meet required
      • Conduct campus-level review of existing                     criteria
          programs
                                                                Communication of program review
      • Provide summary report annually to Provosts’            information
          Council
      • Maintain web link to Provosts’ Council website          • Maintain Provosts’ Council website with policies,
                                                                    guidelines, reports, and links to institution review
     New program proposals                                          activities and reports
      • Follow development/review processes of
          department/division, university curriculum
          committee, faculty senate, dean, provost
      •   Prepare proposal for review by Provosts’ Council
      •   For graduate programs, secure external review
     Five-year follow up review
      • Prepare report to Provosts’ Council in the fifth
          year following approval of each new program
                         Graduate Faculty Eligibility and Roles

Composition of the Graduate Faculty
The president, provost, associate provost, and school or college deans are sui generis members of
the graduate faculty. Qualified faculty and professionals are eligible for nomination to the
graduate faculty by the department chair, with final approval by the dean, and may serve in the
capacity of Graduate Faculty, Associate Graduate Faculty, or Adjunct Graduate Faculty.
Appointments to the graduate faculty are submitted by the dean to the chair of the graduate
council for review by the council and ratification by the faculty senate.


Graduate Faculty
All full-time faculty with the academic rank of professor, associate professor, assistant professor,
instructor, or senior instructor who have a terminal degree or equivalent in their discipline and
have demonstrated a continuing commitment to scholarship and professional growth are eligible
for appointment to the graduate faculty. A graduate faculty member may teach a range of
graduate classes in the graduate program and may serve as either a chair or a committee member
of a thesis or other graduate committee. Graduate Faculty appointments may be withdrawn by
the chair upon approval of the School or College Dean, the Graduate Council, and the Dean of
Graduate Studies.


Associate Graduate Faculty
Visiting professors appointed to the faculty, part-time faculty, and regular faculty who are not
appointed as graduate faculty may be invited to serve as associate graduate faculty. Associate
graduate faculty members may teach in specific graduate programs upon approval of the chair
and notification of the Graduate Council. Associate Graduate Faculty may serve as members of
a thesis or graduate committee, but they may not chair a thesis or graduate committee. Associate
Graduate Faculty appointments are for five years and are renewable. For purposes of graduate
faculty roles, emeritus faculty will hold Associate Graduate Faculty status.


Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Professional and other subject matter experts who are not members of the faculty may be named
members of the adjunct graduate faculty and may serve as guest lecturers or instructors in
specific graduate classes upon approval of the chair and notification of the Graduate Council.
Adjunct Graduate Faculty may serve as thesis or graduate committee members. Adjunct
Graduate Faculty appointments are for five years and are renewable.




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                                      Southern Oregon University

                   GRADUATE FACULTY NOMINATION FORM

Name___________________________________________________________________Date________

Department________________________________________School/College______________________

Academic Rank_______________________________________________________________________

*Please Note: If a current resume or professional activity report contains some of the information
requested on this form, you may attach this information and refer to it in the appropriate sections below.

ACADEMIC DEGREES:* (List degree, specialization, institution, date received)




PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:*




MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:*




                                                Approvals

Department Chair________________________________________________Date_________________

Dean__________________________________________________________Date_________________

Director of Graduate Studies_______________________________________Date_________________

Revised 12/07




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                                      Southern Oregon University

               ASSOCIATE GRADUATE FACULTY NOMINATION FORM
NAME:______________________________________________ DATE:__________________

DEPARTMENT:____________________________SCHOOL/COLLEGE:_________________

*Please note: If a current resume or professional activity report contains some of the information
requested on this form, you may attach this information and refer to it in the appropriate sections below.
However, the sections Approved Graduate Courses and Additional Qualifications should be completed on
this form.

*ACADEMIC DEGREES: (Give degree, specialization, institution, date):



*PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:



APPROVED GRADUATE COURSES: List program prefix of SOU graduate courses for which you seek
approval as an instructor




ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Describe experience, training, and study beyond the Master’s
degree which qualifies you to teach the specific graduate courses listed above.




                                               Approvals

Department Chair________________________________________________Date_________________

Dean________________________________________________ Date_______                      _____

Director of Graduate Studies_____________________________ Date__                        ___

Revised 4/11




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                          Approved Graduate Faculty (4/7/11)
                                                 Nomination
Name                      Department                Date       Notes

Marlene Alt               Art & Art History         3/28/07
Cody Bustamante           Art & Art History         10/16/04
Michael Crane             Art & Art History         2/8/10
Miles Inada               Art & Art History         10/16/04
Erika Leppmann            Art & Art History         10/16/04
Christina Licata          Art & Art History         4/1/09
Shannon Ramaka            Art and Art History       3/25/07    Associate
Margaret Sjogren          Art & Art History         10/16/04
Robin Strangfeld          Art & Art History         12/7/07
Tracy Templeton           Art & Art History         1/13/10

Roger Christianson        Biology                   11/20/07
Carol Ferguson            Biology                   11/20/07
Stewart Janes             Biology                   11/20/07
Steven Jessup             Biology                   11/20/07
Frank Lang                Biology                   11/20/07
Richard May               Biology                   11/20/07
David Oline               Biology                   11/20/07
Chris Oswald              Biology                   11/20/07
Kathleen Page             Biology                   11/20/07
Michael Parker            Biology                   11/20/07
John Roden                Biology                   11/20/07
Peter Schroeder           Biology                   11/20/07
John Sollinger            Biology                   11/20/07
Darlene Southworth        Biology                   11/20/07
Karen Stone               Biology                   11/20/07
Charles Welden            Biology                   11/20/07

Peter Angstadt            Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Curt Bacon                Business                  7/6/10
Amy Belkin                Business                  7/15/10    Associate
John Bowling              Business                  7/6/10     Associate
Gary Boyles               Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Susan Cain                Business                  2007-08    Associate
Al Case                   Business                  7/6/10
Karen Clarke              Business                  7/6/10     Associate
Glenn Cunningham          Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Andy Dungan               Business                  9/24/10
Patricia Forde            Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Jon Harbaugh              Business                  7/6/10
Jonathan Hill             Business                  12/7/10    Associate
Torsten Hirche            Business                  7/15/10    Associate
John Frederick Holloway   Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Charles Jaeger            Business                  8/15/10
John Kinard               Business                  7/6/10     Associate

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Donna Lane             Business                  2007-08
John Laughlin          Business                  7/6/10
Joan McBee             Business                  7/6/10
Margie McNabb          Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Tamara Nordin          Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Rene Ordonez           Business                  7/6/10
Raj Parikh             Business                  9/24/10
Katie Pittman          Business                  7/6/10
Laura Page             Business                  7/15/10
Dennis Powers          Business
Debbie Rayburn         Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Michael Rees           Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Steve Schein           Business                  7/6/10     Associate
Cynthia Scherr         Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Mark Siders            Business                  8/25/10
Milan (Kip) Sigetich   Business                  7/6/10
Dennis Slattery        Business                  2007-08
Jack Vitacco           Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Hart Wilson            Business                  7/15/10    Associate
Brendan Witcher        Business                  3/1/11     Associate

Mark Chilcoat          Communication             3/28/07
Dennis Dunleavy        Communication             1/30/06
Jon Lange              Communication             3/28/07
Garth Pittman          Communication             3/28/07
Alena Ruggerio         Communication             3/28/07
Susan Walsh            Communication             3/28/07
Jody Waters            Communication             10/16/04

Lynn Ackler            Computer Science          10/13/04
Dan Harvey             Computer Science          10/22/03
Peter Nordquist        Computer Science          12/4/07
Greg Pleva             Computer Science          11/5/02    Associate
Kevin Sahr             Computer Science          11/22/08
Daniel Wilson          Computer Science          10/22/03

Douglas Chapman        CPME                      7/8/10
Laura Hughes           CPME   (Chemistry)        11/20/07
Gregory Miller         CPME                      7/29/10
Steven Petrovic        CPME   (Chemistry)        11/20/07
Hala Schepmann         CPME   (Chemistry)        11/20/07
Ellen Siem             CPME   (Physics)          11/20/07
Peter Wu               CPME   (Physics)          11/20/07

Lee Ellen Ayers        Crim & Criminal Justice   10/10/06
Alison Burke           Crim & Criminal Justice   4/8/09
David E. Carter        Crim & Criminal Justice   4/8/09     Associate
Eric Mellgren          Crim & Criminal Justice   4/8/09     Associate
Lore Rutz-Burri        Crim & Criminal Justice   11/20/07

Richard Holt           Economics                 11/20/07

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Hassan Pirasteh         Economics                11/20/07
Dan Rubenson            Economics                11/20/07
Kip Sigetich            Economics                11/20/07
Linda Wilcox Young      Economics                11/20/07

Roni Adams              Education                11/14/06
Amy Belcastro           Education                11/15/06
Tish Brann              Education                4/2/10     Associate
Angela Crum             Education                4/2/10     Associate
Susan Faller-Mitchell   Education                4/2/10
Megan Farnsworth        Education                1/31/11
Bradley Fritts          Education                4/2/10     Associate
Gregg Gassman           Education                4/2/10
William Greene          Education                11/10/06
Dennis Jablonski        Education                11/15/06   Associate
Ken Kempner             Education                4/2/10
Younghee Kim            Education                11/8/06
John King               Education                4/2/10
Jo-Anne Lau-Smith       Education                4/2/10
Gerald McCain           Education                11/7/06
Geoff Mills             Education
Heidi Olivadoti         Education                4/2/10     Associate
Mike Rousell            Education                4/2/10
Kay Sagmiller           Education                4/2/10
Steven Thorpe           Education                11/7/06
Erin Wilder             Education                4/2/10
Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn    Education                11/16/06

Alma Rosa Alvarez       English & Writing        3/5/05
Edwin Battistella       English & Writing        5/13/07
Peggy Cheng             English & Writing        3/1/08
Terry DeHay             English & Writing        3/5/05
Bill Gholson            English & Writing        3/5/05
Charlotte Hadella       English & Writing        4/13/07
Sandra Holstein         English & Writing        4/15/07
Diana Maltz             English & Writing        3/5/05
K. Silem Mohammad       English & Writing        4/15/07
Tom Nash                English & Writing        3/5/05
Cynthia Wallace         English & Writing        3/5/05     Associate
Craig Wright            English & Writing        4/15/07

Jad D’Allura            Environmental Studies    11/20/07
Eric Dittmer            Environmental Studies    11/20/07
William Elliott         Environmental Studies    11/20/07
Joseph Graf             Environmental Studies    11/20/07
John Gutrich            Environmental Studies    9/24/10
Greg Jones              Environmental Studies    9/20/06
Charles Lane            Environmental Studies    11/20/07
Victoria Sturtevant     Environmental Studies    12/4/07

George Carlsen          Foreign Languages        1/29/10

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Anne Connor              Foreign Languages       1/25/10
Marianne Golding         Foreign Languages       2/16/04
Daniel Morris            Foreign Languages       3/28/07
Scott Rex                Foreign Languages       3/28/07
Brian Sullivan           Foreign Languages       8/6/10     Associate

Barbara Scott Winkler    Gender, Sexuality and   11/6/06
                         Women’s Studies

Patricia Acklin          Geography               11/20/07
John Richards            Geography               9/19/06
Sean Curry               Geography               3/11/08    Associate

Adam Elson               Health & PE             11/20/07
Laura Jones              Health & PE             11/20/07
Michael Jones            Health & PE             11/20/07
Brian McDermott          Health & PE             11/20/07
Donna Mills              Health & PE             11/20/07
Jennifer Slawta          Health & PE             11/20/07
Joel Perkins             Health & PE/MAT         3/11/08    Associate
Jamie Vener              Health & PE             1/29/10

Todd Carney              History                 12/19/07
Robert Harrison          History                 5/30/07
Gary Miller              History                 3/28/07
Jay Mullen               History                 5/30/07
Norman Murdoch           History                 5/30/07    Associate

Connie Anderson          Library                 2/1/08
Mary Jane Cedar Face     Library                 2/1/08
Kate Cleland-Sipfle      Library                 2/1/08
Deborah Hollens          Library                 2/1/08
Emily Miller-Francisco   Library                 2/1/08
Teresa Montgomery        Library                 2/1/08
Jim Rible                Library                 2/1/08
Dale Vidmar              Library                 2/1/08

Francie Bostwick         Mathematics             1/13/10    Associate
Lisa Ciasullo            Mathematics             12/7/07
Sherry Ettlich           Mathematics             12/7/07
Curtis Feist             Mathematics             6/27/02
Daniel Kim               Mathematics             6/27/02
Irving Lubliner          Mathematics             10/5/07    Associate
Alice Mullaly            Mathematics             6/14/00    Associate
Dusty Sabo               Mathematics             6/27/02
Kemble Yates             Mathematics             12/4/07

Todd Barton              Music                   11/20/07   Associate
Rhett Bender             Music                   3/5/05
Scott Cole               Music                   3/20/07    Associate
Margaret Evans           Music                   3/5/05

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Paul French               Music                    3/20/07
Fredna Grimland           Music                    3/8/02     Associate
Cynthia Hutton            Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Mark Jacobs               Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Terry Longshore           Music                    2/19/02    Associate
Max McKee                 Music                    11/20/07
Ryan Camara Mehlmauer     Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Vicki Purslow             Music                    3/2/11*
David Rogers              Music                    6/12/09    Associate
Wayne Slawson             Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Stephen Truelove          Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Michael Vannice           Music                    11/20/07   Associate
Scott McKee               Music                    3/17/08    Associate

Paul Pavlich              Political Science        11/20/07
William Hughes            Political Science        11/20/07

Michael Belsky            Psychology               12/11/09   Associate
Theresa (Tiki) Boudreau   Psychology               11/12/07   Associate
Jay Bradshaw              Psychology               3/4/08
Victor Chang              Psychology               2/8/11     Associate
Rosemary Dalton           Psychology               12/7/07    Associate
Daniel DeNeui             Psychology               11/20/07
Lani Fujitsubo            Psychology               11/20/07
Kathleen Kinzie           Psychology               11/20/07
Mark Krause               Psychology               12/11/07
Patricia Kyle             Psychology               11/20/07
Karen McClintock          Psychology               2/12/09    Associate
Kathleen McNeill          Psychology               2/12/09    Associate
Paul Murray               Psychology               11/20/07
Michael Naumes            Psychology               11/20/07
J. Fraser Pierson         Psychology               11/20/07
Paul Rowland              Psychology               11/20/07
Mary Russell-Miller       Psychology               12/11/07
Douglas C. Smith          Psychology               12/14/09
Thomas Trotter            Psychology               12/11/09
Josie Wilson              Psychology               1/13/10

Anne Chambers             Soc/Anth                 11/20/07
Echo Fields               Soc/Anth                 11/20/07
Jean Maxwell              Soc/Anth                 11/20/07
James Phillips            SSPC                     12/3/07
Mark Shibley              Soc/Anth                 11/20/07

William Bloodgood         Theatre Arts             3/28/07    Associate
Lue Douthit               Theatre Arts             3/28/07    Associate
James Edmondson           Theatre Arts             4/2/07     Associate
Jim Giancarlo             Theatre Arts             11/20/07   Adjunct
Michael Hume              Performing Arts          2/9/11     Associate
David Kelly               Theatre Arts             3/28/07    Associate
Jeremy Lee                Theatre Arts             3/28/07    Associate

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Eric Levin          Theatre Arts           3/28/07
David McCandless    Performing Arts        10/7/10
Dale Luciano        Theatre Arts           5/30/07
Maggie McClellan    Theatre Arts           3/28/07   Associate
Sean O’Skea         Theatre Arts           3/28/07
Deborah Rosenberg   Theatre Arts           3/28/07
Chris Sackett       Theatre Arts           3/28/07
Dennis Smith        Theatre Arts           5/30/07
Jonathan Spencer    Performing Arts        2/9/11    Associate
U. Jonathan Toppo   Theatre Arts           8/25/10   Associate
Don Weingust        Theatre Arts           1/27/10




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                          Admission to a Master’s Degree Program

Master’s Degree Admission Requirements
Students are strongly advised to speak with a graduate program coordinator or graduate advisor before
submitting admission materials. The specifications listed here are the minimum requirements.
    1. Students must have completed any specific prerequisite coursework and any program
        requirements to pursue graduate work in the proposed academic area. Check with the school or
        college dean’s office for information.
    2. All students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 90 quarter credits (60
        semester credits) of undergraduate coursework.
    3. Some programs require students to complete a preliminary entrance examination, usually the
        Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A typical combined score for admitted students is 1500 with 500
        on both the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE. Some departments may require higher
        minimum GRE scores. Consult the school or college dean’s office for guidelines. Information
        bulletins and application forms for the GRE may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
    4. Students whose native language is not English must achieve a Test of English as a Foreign
        Language (TOEFL) score of 540 or higher before enrolling in graduate courses. (See Admission
        of Foreign Students.)

To apply for graduate studies, students must submit a complete application packet.
A complete application to the Graduate Studies Program includes the following:
    1. The Application for New Student Graduate Admission to the Admissions Office, along with the
       nonrefundable application fee. Applications are not accepted without the fee. Some programs also
       require a separate application for that specific program.
    2. An official transcript from all institutions attended. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree from
       an accredited college or university, as defined by the American Collegiate Registrars and
       Admissions Officers, or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university. (Copies of
       accreditation booklets may be reviewed in the Admissions Office.) Students who received a
       baccalaureate degree from a non-accredited institution may consult the school or college dean
       regarding any special admissions policies that may apply.
    3. All required official entrance examination score reports.
    4. Three letters of recommendation from professors or other professional sources. These letters
       should speak to your ability to perform in graduate studies. Contact the school or college dean’s
       office for guidelines.
    5. Other requested documents sent to the Admissions Office (institutional code R4702). Consult the
       school or college dean’s office for additional admission requirements for specific programs.

All application materials (including a signed application form, admission fee, official transcripts from all
institutions attended, official GRE score, three required letters of reference from professors, and a letter of
intent or goal statement) must be on file in the Admissions Office by the designated deadline. When all
required admission materials have been received by the Admissions Office, copies are forwarded to the
school or college dean or graduate program coordinator. They are checked for completeness and to ensure
that all admissions requirements are met.

Alternate Admission Procedure
Students who do not meet all requirements for graduate admission may apply for post-baccalaureate
admission.


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Reserved Graduate Credit
Students within 9 credits of completing an SOU bachelor’s degree at SOU may, with the consent
of the school dean, enroll in approved courses for graduate credit. These students must carry a
3.0 GPA cumulatively and in the major.

This graduate credit may not be counted toward a bachelor’s degree, but it may become part of
an advanced degree program after the student completes the baccalaureate degree requirements
(when approved by the department and school). Reserved graduate credit is limited to a total of
12 credits earned over a period of not more than three terms of enrollment. Application forms for
reserved graduate credit are available in the Enrollment Services Center.

Graduate Transfer Credit
Graduate programs may choose to accept up to 15 quarter credits (10 semester credits) in transfer from a
regionally accredited institution. The graduate program is responsible for completing a “Request to
Record Prior Graduate Credit” form and submitting it to the Admissions Office for verification and
recording.

                          Graduate Application Procedure

                                 Students apply concurrently to
                                 Admissions and to the Program

            Admissions                                                   Graduate
              Office                                                     Program




      SOU Graduate Application                                  Program specific application
      Official transcripts                                      (may include letters of
      Required exam scores                                      recommendation, essays, etc)
      Graduate application fee




    Upon receipt of all documents,                          Program will notify student of any
  Admissions will scan a copy of the file                    additional program application
          to the department                                         items outstanding




    Admissions will enter decision and                     Program makes decision and notifies
   create a student record, allowing for                         student and admissions
                registration


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                                         SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
                Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Prerequisite Course Waiver Request


 Student                                                           ID
 Academic Program                                                  Advisor

The following courses meet the prerequisites established for coursework related to this student’s plan of study.

SOU      Pre-      Prior
                            University
                                                           Term         ESC Office Use Only
Course # Requisite Course #                                Taken        Test Code   Score     TESTSCOREM




 Advisor/Chair Signature                                                                    Date




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                Graduate Degree Completion Policies and Procedures

Final Steps to Degree Completion
Students approaching the completion of their graduate studies may be required to participate in a
comprehensive coursework examination, a defense of their thesis or project, or both. These examinations
may be written or oral. The comprehensive exam and the final defense may not be taken prior to the
quarter during which coursework is completed.

Special degree completion requirements apply to students completing a thesis or project. These students
should check with their graduate program coordinator or graduate advisor for details.

Comprehensive Examination and Thesis or Project Defense
Many master’s degree programs at SOU require that students pass a final comprehensive examination
covering the required work for the master’s degree. The type of examination differs depending on the
program and major; it may be written, oral, or a combination of both. Frequently, the comprehensive
examination is based on a focused bibliography that reflects the program coursework. Or it may support
the final project or thesis and is accomplished before completing the project or thesis.

Students should check with their advisor regarding the particular defense requirements of the program.
The student typically defends the project or thesis during the final quarter of coursework for the degree.
However, in special instances, other arrangements may be made with permission from the school or
college graduate coordinator and school or college dean.

Retaking a Comprehensive Examination
If a student fails all or part of the comprehensive examination or the project or thesis defense, the
examining committee specifies the conditions under which it may be retaken and notifies the graduate
coordinator and school or college dean of these conditions. Ordinarily, these exams may not be retaken
until there has been sufficient time for additional study, reading, or mastery of subjects. A student may
take these examinations a maximum of three times each. The graduate coordinator is notified each time
the examination is retaken so preparations can be made and forms completed.




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                                   Graduate Oral Examination Evaluation
Name of Student                                                 Date of Exam

Please complete the following check-sheet and return it to the Dean of Graduate Studies no later than three (3) school
days following the oral examination. This evaluation of the oral exam serves several purposes: it provides a systematic
means of evaluation the examination process; it promotes uniform standards and procedures across disciplines; and it
enables the Graduate Council to see that standards are maintained.

                                                                            Adequate       Inadequate      Not applicable
EVALUATION OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE PROCEDURES
1. Designated committee members present
2. Lead-time for committee review of materials
3. Pre-exam committee briefing/explanations
4. Introductions and explanation of committee protocols
5. Time allowed for questioning candidate
6. Participation of each committee member in questioning
7. Distraction free environment for exam
8. Opportunity at end of exam for each member to express judgment of
   student’s performance
9. Procedure used by committee to address marginal performance by
   candidate
10. Required paperwork available for committee members to sign

EVALUATION OF EXAMINATION FAIRNESS
11. Fairness of questions
12. Level of difficulty of questions
13. Informed nature of questions
14. Clarity of questions
15. Purpose and direction of questions
16. Members’ efforts to keep answers on track
17. Other interventions by committee members

EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS
18. Committee members upheld academic standards commensurate
    with master’s level work
19. Questions probed breadth and depth of subject matter knowledge
20. Questions required higher level thinking skills (conceptualizing,
    synthesizing, analyzing, integrating, interpreting, hypothesizing)
21. Use of questions to reveal candidate’s strengths and weaknesses
22. Consideration of candidate’s strengths and weaknesses to
    determine exam outcome

IF YOU HAVE MARKED ANYTHING INADEQUATE, PLEASE EXPLAIN ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS PAGE



Graduate Council Representative                 (date)

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             SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY - GRADUATE THESIS BINDING FORM
THESES. Students are REQUIRED to submit three (3) print copies of their thesis as well as the electronic
version, and complete this submission form and the eScholarship Submission Form. OAR 166-475-0110 on
Student Records specifies that OUS institutions shall permanently retain copies of accepted theses or dissertations. One
copy is for the department, one for University Archives, and one for the library. The student pays for 2 copies; the library
pays for binding the library copy. Students pay for binding of any additional personal copies.

PROJECTS. Binding and completion of the bindery form is OPTIONAL for graduate projects. Students are
required to submit an electronic version of the project. Submission of a print version of the project is optional; the library
will pay binding costs for one copy for its collection. If a student wants any personal bound copies, he/she will pay binding
costs. If you choose to give the library a print copy or have a personal copy bound, complete the lines below.

This form, print copies, and any payments, must be delivered to Elisabeth Kastin in Library Room 229.

COVER TITLE: 28 spaces maximum per line. Count letters and spaces between words. “I” is counted as ½ space, “M” &
“W” as 1 ½ spaces each.

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COVER AUTHOR (First, Middle initial, Last name, 28 character maximum)

         __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

COVER YEAR        __ __ __ __


SPINE TITLE LETTERING (28 CHARACTER MAXIMUM):

         __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __


SPINE AUTHOR LAST NAME: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ YEAR __ __ __ __

PRICE: $20.00 per binding, which includes:
           5 lines (title, author’s first & last name, and year) on front cover
           2 lines of spine title lettering, author’s last name (cannot exceed)
           Up to 2” thickness
           Shipping & handling
Additions:
           $1.00 per line for each additional line on front cover
           $4.50 per pocket for maps, photos, CD’s, brochures, guidebooks, etc
           $1.50 per inch over 2” thickness
Make checks payable to SOU Hannon Library. Questions? Contact Elisabeth Kastin at 541-552-6841 or
kastinel@sou.edu.




Student Signature                                         Date

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                                  Southern Oregon University
                  General Regulations for Appointment of Graduate Assistants

In order to hold a graduate assistantship at Southern Oregon University a student must meet the following criteria:

1. The student must be fully admitted to a master’s degree program at Southern Oregon University. This means
the student has received a letter from the college/school dean, which grants him or her admission to the specific
master’s program. (Admission requirements include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
university, the SOU minimum GPA requirements for the undergraduate work already completed, official passing
scores on the admission test required for the specific master’s degree program, required prerequisite coursework
for the specific master’s program, and approval from the appropriate faculty in the college/school or department in
which the major part of the graduate program will be completed. Consult the current University catalog for details.)

NOTE: Occasionally, on the basis of appropriate recommendations, students who fail to satisfy one of the
admission requirements may be granted permission to begin coursework toward a program under provisional
admission. Students in this category may not hold a graduate assistantship until they obtain full admission to a
master’s degree program at SOU.

2. The graduate assistant duties must relate to the student’s graduate program and/or career expectations.

3. The student must have an approved program for a SOU master’s degree on file in the Office of the
College/School Dean no later than two weeks into the first quarter in which the student holds the assistantship.

4. Students holding a graduate assistantship at .10 FTE and .15 FTE may take at most a total of 15 credits per
term, while those holding an assistantship at .25 FTE, .30 FTE, and .50 FTE may take at most a total of 12 credits per
term. Students on a .10 FTE and .15 FTE assistantship must successfully complete each quarter at least six (6)
credits of graduate coursework listed on the approved program of studies on file in the Office of the
College/School Dean. Students on a .25 FTE, .30 FTE, and .50 FTE assistantship must successfully complete each
quarter at least nine (9) credits of graduate coursework listed on the approved program of studies on file in the
Office of the College/School Dean. (Students who do not meet this criterion will be administratively withdrawn
from the assistantship.)

5. Graduate Assistant duties may include assisting with lab instruction or other assigned teaching-related duties,
but Graduate Assistants cannot be the primary instructor of a course or be hired as part-time faculty members.

6. Tuition Waiver: Graduate Assistants are entitled to receive a tuition waiver. A Graduate Assistant who receives
a full stipend (.50 FTE, requiring 20 hours per week of assistantship duties) is entitled to receive a full tuition
waiver. A graduate assistant who receives less than a full stipend (requiring fewer than 20 hours per week of
assistantship duties) is entitled to receive an 80% tuition waiver. (The tuition waiver is for tuition only, not other
associated fees.) In no case can the sum total of stipends and tuition waivers exceed the department’s or school’s
budget in each category.

The Dean of Graduate Studies must approve waiver of any of the above regulations in writing.

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                                                 Southern Oregon University
                  Request to Employ Student for Graduate Assistantship Position

     NOTE: The student is not hired and may not begin work until this form has been approved by the Dean in
     nominee’s major and the hiring unit Dean or Director, and no offer of position will be issued until that time.


Part A (To be completed by the Hiring Unit)
Requesting Department:                                         Supervisor:                                           Date:

Name of Assistantship:

Graduate Assistant Duties: (This description is to be used in announcements, invitations, and advertisements for the position).




Qualifications needed for the position: (General regulations require that the student’s graduate program and/or career expectations be
related to the assistantship duties.)




Name of Student:                                                                   Student ID number

Master’s program to which student is fully admitted:
 ** A copy of the student’s letter of full admission to the master’s program and vita or resume are to be attached**

Full-time Equivalent (FTE) will be:
   .10 (4 clock hrs/wk)     .15 (6 clock hrs/wk)              .25 (10 hrs/wk)         .30 (12 clock hrs/wk)           .50 (20 clock hrs/wk)

Term & Year:            Fall      20                Winter 20                                Spring 20                    Summer20

Approved by Hiring Unit Chair or Manager :
                                                                                                          Date:

Approved by Hiring Unit Dean or Director:
                                                                                                          Date:

Part B (To be completed by the nominee’s major department)

Number of credits required for this degree:
Number of graduate credits taken by this student:
Number of graduate credits student is currently enrolled in:
Estimated tuition waiver (factor in resident/non-resident tuition):
Does the student have a planned program of studies on file in the College/School Dean’s Office?      If YES, attach copy of program to this form.
Indicate passing scores(s) of required entrance exam (GRE, GMAT,NTE, or CBEST, or other):

Verified by Graduate Coordinator in nominee’s major: __________________________________ Date: ___________

Approved by College/School Dean in nominee’s major: ________________________________ Date: ___________
College/School Graduate Coordinator in nominee’s major, where student file is housed, is responsible for checking at the beginning and end of
each quarter to make sure the student has met items 3 and 4 of the General Regulations of the assistantship.


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Part C (To be completed by Budget Office)


The student is authorized to earn $ _______________ per term for a total of $ _________________ per year.


Source of funding for stipend is:_________________________________ (Index Code ________________ ).


Estimated tuition waiver: $ _______________________ (check one: 80% waiver ___ 100% waiver ___ ).


Source of funding for tuition waiver is: ___________________________ (Index Code ________________ ).


Total funds (stipend and tuition waiver) per year: $ __________________________


Budget Office Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: ____________________


Dean of Graduate Studies Signature ___________________________________ Date: ____________________

For Graduate Studies Use Only



                          Hiring Chair or Director
    Date distributed      Dean (in nominee’s major)
                          Human Resources Office
                          Payroll Office
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          Instructions for Submitting Curricular Changes for 2011-12 Catalog

The curricular change packet includes these items:
Cover letter from Susan Walsh
Instructions for Submitting Curricular Changes for 2011-2012 Catalog
Sample printout for indicating catalog changes
Curricular Change Approval Form (to be signed by Chair and Dean)

Forms and documents available online:
New Course Proposal form (online form available at http:/www.sou.edu/provost/curriculum.html)
Guidelines for listing prerequisites (available online)
New Program Proposal form (online form available at http:/www.sou.edu/provost/curriculum.html)
Catalog style sheet (available online)

Note: all forms and instructions are available on the Academic Affairs website at
http:/www.sou.edu/provost/curriculum.html

Return your curricular change materials to your Dean, by August 16, 2010. Proposals completed after
August 16 may be submitted by Friday, October 29. Call Penny Thorpe at 2-6114 if you have any
questions about the curricular change process.


    1.    New Courses– complete the New Course Proposal form (this is a fillable form) available on the
         Provost’s website at http:/www.sou.edu/provost/curriculum.html. Before assigning a course
         number, check with Penny Thorpe for possible numbers to use. Submit the New Course form
         electronically to Penny Thorpe (thorpe@sou.edu) and include it with the other catalog
         changes you submit to your Dean.

    2. New major or certificate - call Penny Thorpe (2-6114) to discuss OUS procedures for approval of
       new programs. See http://www.ous.edu/about/polipro/acad_pp.php and complete the
       appropriate OUS proposal form for new program/certificate, including the budget outline forms.
       In addition, complete the New Program Proposal form available on the Provost’s website.
       Submit these forms electronically to Penny Thorpe (thorpe@sou.edu) as well as to your Dean.

    3. New minors, or new concentrations for existing degree programs - complete the New Program
       Proposal form available on the Provost’s website. Submit the completed form electronically to
       Penny Thorpe (thorpe@sou.edu) as well as to your Dean.

    4. Course modifications- You may view existing courses in the catalog by choosing the left link
       labeled Course Descriptions. In the Prefix menu select the course prefix from the menu.

            a. To view a single course description, double-click on the course from the list. To indicate
               changes to the description, you may print out the description, line out old text on
               catalog printout and indicate new text. Attach extra pages as necessary. If you are
               proposing changing the number of a course, check with Penny Thorpe to discuss course
               numbers available to you.



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           b. To view descriptions for all the courses with a single prefix, click on the course prefix
              from the Prefix menu and click Filter. Select Print-Friendly Page, then select Expand All
              Courses to view all descriptions with that prefix. You may print out this list and indicate
              changes on the printout.


    5. Modifications to existing curricular requirements and electives:
              To view your program’s introductory text, in the left links click on Academic Programs.
              Select your program from the list, and print out the relevant pages. Indicate changed
              text directly on the printout and, for changes of more than a few words, also send these
              as a Word attachment to Penny Thorpe (thorpe@sou.edu).

               To change requirements for your program, scroll to the end of your program’s page and
               select the appropriate degree, concentration, certificate, or minor. Print the pages that
               will be changed and indicate changes on the printout. Lengthy changes can be attached
               on supplemental sheets and labeled “Insert A”, “Insert B” and so forth, indicating where
               each change should appear on the printout. If you have text changes of more than a
               few words, also submit these changes as a Word attachment to Penny Thorpe
               (thorpe@sou.edu).

               In addition to indicating changes on the catalog printout, on a separate page provide an
               explanation that includes:
               o Your assessment of how the proposed changes would better meet student needs
               o An explanation of how any change in the number of credits required for the
                   program would fit with your department’s current staffing
               o Any anticipated impact on other departments or programs, with documentation of
                   the other department’s response

    6. Submit hard copies of all forms and changes to your Dean, with the Curricular Approval form.
       Curricular changes for the 2011-12 catalog are due to Deans Monday, August 16, 2010. The
       second and final deadline is Friday, October 29.




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                             Southern Oregon University
                                New Course Proposal
                                  Submit completed form electronically


1. Course prefix and course number:

2. Course title:

3. Abbreviated title for class schedule (30 characters or less):

4. Credit hours:
   (note: if credits are variable, list range of credits (e.g. 1-8 credits)
5. Catalog description:

6. Prerequisites (to add each additional prerequisite, start a new line):
   (See attached Note for samples)

         A. (course prefix, (space) and number)             or        or         or       or

         B. (course prefix, (space) and number)             or        or         or       or

         C. (course prefix, (space) and number)            or         or         or       or

7. Co-requisites (including labs, if any):
        A. (course prefix, (space) and number)              or        or         or       or

8. Major/Class restrictions: Please indicate any class or major restrictions:

9. Repeatable: If course is repeatable list maximum credits:

10. Labs requirements: If course includes a lab: # of hours lecture:             ; # of hours lab:

11. Fees: List any course fees:

12. Grade Mode: Graded only:               Pass/No Pass only:              Option:

13. CIP Code: Six-digit CIP code (check with your dean):

14. Special qualifications; Is course proposed for (yes/no):
       A. University Studies?           If yes, list Strand(s)

        B. Honors?

        C. Community-Based Learning?



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15. Cross-listing: List any cross-listing:          and          and            and      and

16. Strategic justification for proposed course:
       A. Rationale: What is the overall strategic rationale for offering this course?

       B. Alignment:
          1. How does this course align with the unit’s mission plan?

           2. How does the course fit into the rest of the unit’s curriculum?

       C. Enrollment: What is the new course’s estimated enrollment each time it is offered over
       a three-year period? Year 1    ; Year 2      ; Year 3

       D. Resource evaluation: What resources – faculty, equipment, lab space, etc. -- will be
       needed to offer this course and how will those resources be obtained?
          1. Faculty:
              a. Who will teach the course?
              b. Evaluate unit’s faculty availability and/or needs and the impact on other
                  teaching obligations.
              c. If additional faculty members are needed, how will that need be met?

           2. Facilities: Cite any additional need for classrooms, equipment or lab space; explain
           how that need(s) will be met.

           3. Other:
               a. Are Hannon Library resources sufficient to meet the needs of this course?
               b. Are any other resources needed to support this course?
                  If so, please explain how they will be obtained.

       E. External impact:
           1. What is the expected effect of this course on existing programs elsewhere in the
           university?
           NOTE: Please document your contact with other departments which may be affected
           by this new course and the response you received.

           2. Will any of your prerequisites affect other departments/programs?
           NOTE: Please document your contact with other departments/programs which may be
           affected by this new course and the response you received.




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    17. Syllabus (condensed)
        (Attach an accompanying, condensed syllabus, which should include the following items.
        Schedules and similar details are not required.)
            A. Course description (same as Catalog description, above)

             B. Learning objectives of the course

             C. Required texts

             D. Course format

             E. Other – any other relevant materials needed to explain the goals and teaching methods
                of this course.


Approvals:


_____________________________                   _____________________
   Signature of chair/director                  date


_______________________________                 _____________________
       Signature of dean                               date


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                                 Southern Oregon University
           Departmental Request to Offer Split-Level (400/500) Coursework

        Submit with proposed syllabus clearly delineating graduate/undergraduate expectations

Department                                                    Chair
Course #                             Course Title
1. Describe the expectations for learning outcomes in the graduate-level component of this course as
   they relate to analysis, critical thinking, synthesis and/or evaluation.




2. Indicate and describe the activities/requirements that will be expected of graduate students in
   this class that are beyond or in place of activities/requirements of undergraduate students. Explain
   how each activity will provide opportunities to assess student development in the outcomes
   detailed above.
   Additional class or seminar session(s) required. Describe:




   Additional readings required. Describe:




   Additional written assignments required. Describe:




   Other activities/requirements. Describe:




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                              Academic Program Approval Process:
                                   New Graduate Programs

                                       Institution program proposal is                      Campus proposal elements:
Normally 6-8 months to                 developed using campus processes                     • Description
prepare at the campus                                                                       • Relationship to mission/goals
                                       (Review by department/division, university
                                                                                            • Faculty expectations/quality
                                       curriculum committee, faculty senate, dean,
                                       provost)
                                                                                            • Accreditation
                                                                                            • Need/demand
                                                                                            • Outcomes
                                                                                            • Program quality assessment
3 weeks prior to                     Proposal is submitted electronically to the            • Integration/collaboration
Provosts’ Council                    Provosts’ Council, via the Chancellor’s Office,        • Impact on other programs
meeting                              for inter-institutional review and comment             • Financial sustainability




              Discussed with Provosts’ Council at           Discussed with Provosts’ Council at monthly meeting;
              monthly meeting; consensus                    no consensus to move forward; returned to campus for
              achieved on moving to next step               additional information




Information provided 3                    Discussed with                   Still no consensus: proposal referred to
weeks prior to next                       Provosts’ Council at             appropriate Vice Chancellor for review, along
Provosts’ Council meeting                 next monthly meeting;            with additional information to address disputed
                                          consensus achieved on            issues. Vice Chancellor discusses program with
                                          moving to next step              Provosts’ Council at the following meeting;
                                                                           prepares his/her recommendation.




                                                                                                           Rescind
Normally 1 to 3 months        Proposal sent to external reviewers; results discussed at next
                                                                                                           proposal
                              Provosts’ Council meeting. Barring major issues, proposal
                              moves forward.

One week after                Campus prepares program abstract; transmits to Chancellor’s
Provosts’ Council             Office for electronic notification to other postsecondary
meeting & 15 days prior       sectors in Oregon to identify adverse impacts, per Office of
to Board approval             Degree Authorization (ODA) requirements


Time varies depending         Any adverse impact claims are resolved, with sign-off
on claim                      provided by ODA


2 weeks prior to Board        Proposal submitted to OSBHE docket for consideration at the next
meeting                       regular Board meeting

                              Board approves program; program ready for implementation

       In a normal process that achieves Provosts’ Council consensus in the first round, positive external review,
       no adverse impact claim, and is readily approved by the Board, the time from program submission to the
       Provosts’ Council to program approval by the Board is approximately 16 weeks for graduate programs.

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                                                    Proposal for a New Academic Program



Institution:
College/School:
Department/Program:

1. Program Description
   a. Proposed Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) number (contact your Registrar or
      campus Institutional Research office for this number).
   b. Brief overview (1-2 paragraphs) of the proposed program, including its disciplinary foundations
      and connections; program objectives; programmatic focus; degree, certificate, minor, and
      concentrations offered.
   c. Course of study – proposed curriculum, including course numbers, titles, and credit hours.
   d. Manner in which the program will be delivered, including program location (if offered outside of
      the main campus), course scheduling, and the use of technology (for both on-campus and off-
      campus delivery).
   e. Ways in which the program will seek to assure quality, access, and diversity.
   f.   Anticipated fall term headcount and FTE enrollment over each of the next five years.
   g. Expected degrees/certificates produced over the next five years.
   h. Characteristics of students to be served (resident/nonresident/international;
      traditional/nontraditional; full-time/part-time; etc.)
   i.   Adequacy and quality of faculty delivering the program.
   j.   Faculty resources – full-time, part-time, adjunct.
   k. Other staff.
   l.   Facilities, library, and other resources.
   m. Anticipated start date.

2. Relationship to Mission and Goals
   a. Manner in which the proposed program supports the institution’s mission and goals for access;
      student learning; research, and/or scholarly work; and service.
   b. Connection of the proposed program to the institution’s strategic priorities and signature areas
      of focus.
   c. Manner in which the proposed program contributes to Oregon University System goals for
      access; quality learning; knowledge creation and innovation; and economic and cultural support
      of Oregon and its communities.
   d. Manner in which the program meets broad statewide needs and enhances the state’s capacity
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3. Accreditation
   a. Accrediting body or professional society that has established standards in the area in which the
      program lies, if applicable.
   b. Ability of the program to meet professional accreditation standards. If the program does not or
      cannot meet those standards, the proposal should identify the area(s) in which it is deficient and
      indicate steps needed to qualify the program for accreditation and date by which it would be
      expected to be fully accredited.
   c. If the proposed program is a graduate program in which the institution offers an undergraduate
      program, proposal should identify whether or not the undergraduate program is accredited and,
      if not, what would be required to qualify it for accreditation.
   d. If accreditation is a goal, the proposal should identify the steps being taken to achieve
      accreditation. If the program is not seeking accreditation, the proposal should indicate why it is
      not.

4. Need
   a. Evidence of market demand.
   b. If the program’s location is shared with another similar OUS program, proposal should provide
      externally validated evidence of need (e.g., surveys, focus groups, documented requests,
      occupational/employment statistics and forecasts).
   c. Manner in which the program would serve the need for improved educational attainment in the
      region and state.
   d. Manner in which the program would address the civic and cultural demands of citizenship.

5. Outcomes and Quality Assessment
   a. Expected learning outcomes of the program.
   b. Methods by which the learning outcomes will be assessed and used to improve curriculum and
      instruction.
   c. Program performance indicators, including prospects for success of program graduates
      (employment or graduate school) and consideration of licensure, if appropriate.
   d. Nature and level of research and/or scholarly work expected of program faculty; indicators of
      success in those areas.

6. Program Integration and Collaboration
   a. Closely related programs in other OUS universities and Oregon private institutions.
   b. Ways in which the program complements other similar programs in other Oregon institutions
      and other related programs at this institution. Proposal should identify the potential for
      collaboration.
   c. If applicable, proposal should state why this program may not be collaborating with existing
      similar programs.
   d. Potential impacts on other programs in the areas of budget, enrollment, faculty workload, and
       facilities use.
7. Financial Sustainability (attach the completed Budget Outline)

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   a. Business plan for the program that anticipates and provides for its long-term financial viability,
      addressing anticipated sources of funds, the ability to recruit and retain faculty, and plans for
      assuring adequate library support over the long term.
   b. Plans for development and maintenance of unique resources (buildings, laboratories,
      technology) necessary to offer a quality program in this field.
   c. Targeted student/faculty ratio (student FTE divided by faculty FTE).
   d. Resources to be devoted to student recruitment.

8. External Review (if the proposed program is a graduate level program, follow the guidelines
   provided in External Review of new Graduate Level Academic Programs in addition to completing all
   of the above information)




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                                                                                   Budget Outline



INSTRUCTIONS


1. Whose viewpoint?
   The Budget Outline is intended to show the budgetary impact resulting from offering the new
   program. This table should be completed from the viewpoint of the budgetary unit that will be
   responsible for the program. Determine what the budgetary unit will be doing (in terms of new or
   additional activities) that it is not now doing and show what these activities will cost — whether
   financed and staffed by shifting of assignments within the budgetary unit; reallocation of resources
   within the institution; special appropriation of the legislature; or gift, grant, or other funds.

2. No additional resources needed?
   If the program is simply a rearrangement of courses already being offered, relying on access to
   library resources available for other programs, with no requirements for new or additional
   specialized facilities, equipment, or technology, and with no increase or decrease in students served
   by the budgetary unit responsible for the program, the budgetary impact would be near zero and
   should be so reported in the table.

3. Additional resources needed?
   If FTE faculty or support staff assigned to the budgetary unit must be increased to handle an
   increased workload as a result of the new program (or to provide added competencies), indicate the
   total resources required to handle the new activities and workload (e.g., additional sections of
   existing courses) by specifying: (1) how much of this total figure is from reassignment within the
   budgetary unit (Column A), and (2) how much is from resources new to the budgetary unit (Columns
   B-E). Please provide line item totals in Column F.




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                                                                                     Budget Outline Form
                                                           Estimated Costs and Sources of Funds for Proposed Program
                             Total new resources required to handle the increased workload, if any. If no new resources are required, the budgetary impact should be reported as zero.


     Institution:                                                                                                           Indicate the year:                          First            Second
     Program:                                                                                                                                                           Third            Fourth
     Academic Year:                                                                                                         Prepare one page each of the first four years


                                                       Column A                    Column B                    Column C                    Column D                    Column E            Column F
                                                         From                    Institutional             From Special State            From Federal                  From Fees,             LINE
                                                        Current                Reallocation from              Appropriation             Funds and Other              Sales and Other          ITEM
                                                     Budgetary Unit            Other Budgetary                  Request                     Grants                       Income              TOTAL
                                                                                     Unit
     Personnel
     Faculty (Include FTE)
     Graduate Assistants (Include FTE)
     Support Staff (Include FTE)
     Fellowships/Scholarships
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     Nonrecurring
                     Personnel Subtotal
     Other Resources
     Library/Printed
     Library/Electronic
     Supplies and Services
     Equipment
     Other Expenses
              Other Resources Subtotal
     Physical Facilities
     Construction
     Major Renovation
     Other Expenses
            Physical Facilities Subtotal

                        GRAND TOTAL
                      External Review of New Graduate Level Academic Programs


Background
Each Oregon University System (OUS) institution requesting a new graduate level professional or
graduate degree program must complete an external review of the proposed program.1 The purpose of
the external review is to consider the proposed program in relation to the Board's four goals — quality,
access, employability, and cost effectiveness — and include evaluation that uses the criteria set forth in
IMD 2.015(2) for review of new academic programs. These criteria are:

        The needs of Oregon for higher education and the state's capacity to respond effectively to
        social, economic, and environmental challenges and opportunities.
        Student demand that may not be met satisfactorily by existing programs.
        Program duplication is primarily of concern at the graduate and professional levels; therefore, a
        duplicated graduate or professional program must be specifically justified in terms of state's
        needs, demand, access, and cost effectiveness.
        The resources necessary for the program are available within existing programs; have been
        identified within existing budgets and will be reallocated; or will be secured to meet reasonable
        time lines for implementation, typically within a two year limitation.
        The congruity of the proposed program with the campus mission and its strategic direction.
        Where appropriate and feasible, the program is a collaboration between two or more
        institutions that maximizes student access, academic productivity, and quality.


The External Review Panel
The external review process for a proposed new graduate level degree program must include a site visit
by a panel composed of three highly qualified individuals in the specific field/discipline of the proposed
program. Although scholars and professionals from Oregon may be included, the majority of the panel
members must be selected from peer institutions outside the state. Only under extraordinary
circumstances may an individual from an Oregon University System institution serve on the panel.

The selection of the panel members shall be determined by the co-chairs of the OUS Provosts’ Council,
in consultation with the institution, from a list of candidates provided by the proposing institution. The
co-chairs may also identify additional reviewers.

Site Visit
Invitations to serve on the external review panel and to act as chair are extended by the institution. The
institution will provide panel members with (1) the full written program proposal, (2) participating
faculty vitae, (3) the projected budget, (4) other supporting or contextual materials, as needed, and (5) a

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 By agreement with the OUS Provosts’ Council, the review requirement may be modified or waived if the proposed
degree program is closely related to an institution's authorized existing program — for example, adding a Master of
Engineering in Civil Engineering where the Master of Science in Civil Engineering is already in place.

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site visit schedule and itinerary, including all arrangements. All costs associated with the external review
will be borne by the institution.

Report and Institution's Response
On the basis of its visit, review of materials, and panel members' expertise, the panel will make a written
report for which guidelines are provided. After receipt of the panel's report, the institution may elect to
withdraw the program proposal from further consideration and notify the Chair of the OUS Provosts’
Council that the external review panel has satisfied its charge.
If the institution wishes to proceed, the academic unit must respond, in writing, to the panel's
recommendations and assessments. The revised program proposal, external review report, and any
institutional responses will be submitted to the OUS Provosts’ Council for consideration. Subsequently,
the review and approval process set forth in IMD 2.015(3) for all new academic programs will be
followed, including provision for an institution to submit for Board consideration a program proposal
that does not have the support of the OUS Provosts Council.

External Review Panel Responsibility
The external review panel's primary task is to evaluate, not investigate. All data, information,
documentation, and supporting material will be provided by the institution, thus enabling the panel to
focus its efforts on the review.
The panel is responsible for preparing the final report in a timely manner. The report will be based
primarily on the full panel's evaluation of the written program proposal and the information gathered
during the site visit, and will address areas set forth in these guidelines. Once completed, the chair will
send the report to the institution president or provost and graduate dean; a copy will be provided to the
academic unit that developed the program proposal.

Report Guidelines
The panel is asked to assess the program within the present and projected future contexts, addressing
program elements, faculty, need, and resources.

1. Program

    a. The program objectives and requirements; the mechanisms for program administration and
        assessment.
    b. The program's alignment with the institution's mission and strategic objectives.
    c. The depth and breadth of coverage in terms of faculty availability and expertise, regular course
        offerings and directed study, and access to and use of support resources within and external to
        the institution.
    d. The relationship of this program to undergraduate and other graduate programs at the
        institution and other institutions in the state, if appropriate. Consider collaborative
        arrangements, partnerships, interdisciplinary programs, service functions, joint research
        projects, support programs, etc.
    e. The justification in terms of state needs, demand, access, and cost effectiveness (if this program
        represents System duplication).



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   f. The probable impact of the program on the department or academic unit, as well as its effect on
       current programs.
   g. The program's major strengths and weaknesses.

2. Faculty

   a. The quality of the faculty in terms of training, experience, research, scholarly contributions,
      ability to generate external support, stature in the field, and qualifications to serve as graduate
      faculty.
   b. The faculty in terms of size, qualifications for area(s) of specialization offered, and the student
      body served. Include analysis of program sustainability in light of such factors as upcoming
      retirements, etc.
   c. Areas of faculty strength and weakness.
   d. Faculty workload, including availability for student advising, research oversight, mentoring, and
      teaching effectiveness.
   e. The credentials, involvement of, and reliance upon support faculty from other departments
      within the institutions, from other institutions, and/or adjunct faculty.

3. Need

   a. The evidence that there is significant demand for this program.
   b. The evidence of sufficient and relevant employment opportunities for graduates of this
      program.
   c. The overall need for the program within the institution, the Oregon University System, state
      and/or region, and nation.

4. Resources

   a. The adequacy of library, computer, laboratory, and other research facilities and equipment;
      offices; classrooms; support services for the program; and, if relevant, the program's utilization
      of resources outside the institution (e.g., field sites, laboratories, museums, libraries, and
      cooperative arrangements with other institutions).
   b. The proposed budget and any need for new resources to operate the program effectively.
      Where appropriate, review resources available to support graduate students (e.g., fellowships
      and other scholarships, teaching and research assistantships).
   c. In terms of national standards, the institution's commitment to the program as demonstrated
      by the number of faculty relative to workload and student numbers, support for faculty by
      nonacademic personnel (e.g., support, staff, technicians), financial support for students, and
      funds for faculty research and professional activities (e.g., conferences, visiting lectures).
   d. Institution leaders' commitment to this program in the long term.
   e. The institution's ability to sustain the program in the foreseeable future along with its current
      and future projected commitments.




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                      Southern Oregon University New Program Proposal
  NOTE: This form should be used for new minors, or new concentrations to existing degrees. For new certificates, and new
  majors/degrees, complete the OUS new program proposal form as well as this form. The OUS new program forms can be
                             found online at http://www.ous.edu/about/polipro/acad_pp.php

New Program name:
CIP Code: (Classification of Instructional Program):

Impact statement:

    1.    What is the expected effect of this program on existing courses (both within your
          department/program or elsewhere in the SOU curriculum)?


    2. Will any prerequisites or other course requirements affect other departments/programs?
              If so, the relevant chairs or program directors should be notified to determine if those
       departments/programs have sufficient capacity to meet these requirements. Please document
       your research into this possible impact.


    3. Program Resource evaluation:

              a. Faculty: Cite faculty availability or needs and impact on other teaching obligations. If
                 additional faculty teaching hours are needed, how will that need be met?


              b. Facilities: Cite any additional need for classrooms, equipment or laboratory space and
                 how that need will be met.


              c. Library: Are Hannon Library resources sufficient to meet the needs of this program?
                 (Check with the library staff and attach a copy of their report.)


              d. Other: Are any other resources needed to support this program? If so, please
                 document them and explain how they will be obtained.


    4. Catalog copy for the new program, including requirements and electives.


    5. Please provide written verification of contact with the Chair of any other departments or
       programs affected by the new program.
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WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
              Nomination Form (2012-13 and 2013-14)
                      Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Section I: Contact information

1. Submission date:

2. Name of institution (If part of a university system, please specify the campus.):

3. Name of department/college:

4. Name of program nominated for WRGP:

5. Program CIP code (six digit format: ##.####) that your institution uses to report degree completions:

a. TIP: If you’re not sure which code to use, please consult with your Institutional Research Office or
   equivalent that reports degree completions to the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS. You may
   also consult their list of codes at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/browse.aspx?y=55

6. Name(s) of degree(s) as it appears on graduate’s diploma:

7. Degree levels (choose all that apply):
         MA
         MS
         Ph.D.
         Graduate Certificate

8. Department mailing address (include city, state, zip code):



9. Program website:

10. Department chair submitting nomination
       First and last name:
       Title:
       Telephone:
       Email:

11. Alternate department contact person:


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        First and last name:
        Title:
        Telephone:
        Email:


Section II: Program Summary
Briefly address the following points (up to one short paragraph per item)

12. Describe your program, the need it is designed to address, and its relevance to workforce needs:



13. Describe your program’s greatest strengths and why it is unique:



14. Describe your program curriculum (number of hours, internships, research, core courses, etc.):



15. Describe your program faculty and their strengths:



16. How many programs are offered in the WICHE region (outside of California) that are similar to
    yours? Please list the offering institutions and explain how yours is different from theirs.
       NOTE: Health-related programs do not need to answer this question.



17. Regional accreditation agency for your institution:


18. Is your program fully accredited by a professional accrediting agency? If not, please explain. If there
    is a professional agency that does not accredit but monitors the development of educational
    programs in some way, please give that information too.

19. Professional accrediting agency (or equivalent) and their website (if applicable):


20. Please tell us about institutional support, funding, special facilities, etc. from which your program
    benefits.




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21. Is your program offered online?
               Yes     No

    *If “yes”, please select one of the following:
        Fully (and only) online
       Online option available
       Hybrid program that combines online and on-campus learning

*IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WRGP PROGRAMS OFFERED ONLINE: Many states require institutions to obtain
approval before serving distance learners in that state. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education made state
approval a federal requirement for students receiving financial aid. Subsequently, the federal regulation was
vacated, but might return soon. In any case, state regulations remain in place and states with such regulations
expect that you have approvals in pace prior to serving student in their states. If you’re offering a WRGP program
online (partially or fully) we strongly encourage you to read more about the new rules on WICHE’s WCET website
at: http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-approval.

We are uncertain about its implications for WRGP programs. WICHE has begun exploring regional reciprocity
among western states, but such agreements take time to develop. In the meantime, please coordinate with your
institutional office responsible for compliance with these new regulations. If and when they are enforced, each
participating institution is responsible for compliance.


The following information will be needed for the WRGP website and program administration
if your program is approved:

22. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION and WRGP ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: (100 to 200 words). Please
    model yours along those of current WRGP program descriptions. We encourage you to review several
    descriptions before writing yours. They are available at http://wiche.edu/wrgp (search for programs in the
    WRGP online database). In addition to describing your program, please include any special admissions
    requirements or deadlines for WRGP applicants. If your program is offered fully or partially online, please
    mention that in your description too.



23. FIRST POINT OF CONTACT FOR STUDENTS REQUESTING ENROLLMENT AT THE WRGP RATE: This
    person will serve as prospective students’ first point of contact as they seek admission to your program
    through WRGP. This person is typically the dean, director, chair of the department, or a graduate studies
    department staff member.
         First and last name:
         Title:
         Department:
         Telephone:
         Email:

24. If your program is approved, when do you plan to begin enrolling WRGP students? (CHOOSE ONE)
        Fall 2012 **
        Fall 2013
** NOTE: If you choose to begin enrolling WRGP students for Fall 2012, please be sure to inform nonresident applicants from
    WICHE states about your program’s WRGP status (if your program is approved), so that they will be aware of their
    eligibility for reduced tuition through WRGP. We have found that in a “transitional year” for a new WRGP program,

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      nonresident students from a WICHE state who have already been admitted for the coming academic year may request the
      discounted WRGP tuition rate. We encourage you to think through your policy in advance, and know how many students
      your department can support at the discounted WRGP rate for the coming academic year (or later). Your department is
      not obligated to enroll an unlimited number of students at the WRGP rate, but you should be able to offer at least a few
      discounted WRGP seats to new students by Fall 2013 (at the latest) if you are planning to participate in WRGP.

25.   Department contact person responsible for future online profile updates and enrollment
      reporting. This person is responsible for updating your program profile every summer and for reporting your
      WRGP enrollment numbers every fall. Typically the same individual fulfills both responsibilities, but you may
      choose two different individuals. Please coordinate with your graduate studies department as to who should be
      reporting enrollment.

          First and last name:
          Title:
          Department:
          Telephone:
          Email:

Section III: Letter of Support
Please attach a letter of support from the dean of graduate studies, provost, or vice president of academic affairs.
The letter should affirm the institution’s support of your department’s WRGP nomination and acknowledge the
institution’s willingness to charge WRGP students resident tuition without additional support from the enrolling
student’s home state.


Section IV: Appendices
1. Attach or provide a link to the catalog description of the program, including the list of required
   courses.

2. Provide a list (name, title, degrees and places earned, and areas of specialization) for all faculty
   contributing to the program. Present evidence of faculty leadership, recognition, and
   accomplishment. Provide citations for five recent publications or other evidence of achievement for
   up to six faculty members who are closely associated with the program. Please do not include
   individual curriculum vitae.

3. Program review. If your program has been reviewed within the past three years by either
   institutional or outside reviewers, submit one copy of the report of the review with this nomination.
   (This report will not be shared with anyone outside of WICHE.)

How to submit your nomination:
Submit all documents electronically by Tuesday, November 1, 2011 to:
        Kay Hulstrom
        khulstrom@wiche.edu
        TEL: 303.541.0294
        SUBJECT LINE: “WRGP Nomination – Your institution, your program name”

NOTE: Attachments must be in WORD, TXT or PDF format. We will email you confirmation that we have received
your proposal within a few days.
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