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                                                                                                        MARCH 29, 2018

                                                                                                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

                       The agenda & materials for the business meeting that will be held on March 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Materials are linked and all documents are in                                                                               Adobe Acrobat format unless otherwise noted. If you have questions regarding the content of this information, please contact Julissa Nixon,     .                                                                                       If you have technical difficulty with this page, or links, please contact Ronald Pierre at





SC Commission on Higher Education

CHE Main Conference Room, 1122 Lady St., Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201

and via


Conference Call-In Number: 800-503-2899

Conference Access Code: 7374854

March 29, 2018

10:00 a.m.




1.)                        1.  Minutes of November 30, 2017

2.)     Pr        2.  Program Proposals

a.       Winthrop University, M.Ed., Learning Design and Technology

b.       Winthrop University, M.Ed., Teacher Leadership

c.         University of South Carolina, B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering

d.       University of South Carolina, M.S.N., Nursing Informatics

e.       University of South Carolina Upstate, M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning

f.          University of South Carolina Upstate, M.S., Business Analytics 

g.       University of South Carolina Beaufort, M.S., Computational Science 

h.       University of South Carolina Aiken, B.S., Applied Mathematics

i.         University of South Carolina Aiken, B.S., Applied Computer Science   

j.         University of South Carolina Aiken, M.Ed., Educator Leadership

k.        Francis Marion University, B.S., Healthcare Informatics

l.         Francis Marion University, B.S., History Secondary Education

m.     Francis Marion University, M.Ed., Teaching and Learning

n.       College of Charleston, B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies)

o.       College of Charleston, M.S., Data Science and Analytics

p.       Coastal Carolina University, M.A., Communication

q.       Coastal Carolina University, Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Education

r.        The Citadel, M.A., Military History

3.)     P        3. Program Modifications 

a.       Winthrop University, B.A., Music, add Music Technology concentration

b.       University of South Carolina Upstate, B.S., Chemistry, Add B.A. to B.S., Chemistry

c.         Medical University of South Carolina, M.D., accelerated pathway

d.       Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, post-graduate education entry point

e.       Medical University of South Carolina, M.S., Biomedical Sciences, Change Concentration in Biometry and Epidemiology to Concentrations in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

f.         Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Biometry and Epidemiology, Change degree to Ph.D., Biostatistics

g.       Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Biometry and Epidemiology, Change degree to Ph.D., Epidemiology

h.       Coastal Carolina University, B.F.A., Theatre, add Musical Theatre concentration

i.          Clemson University M.Arch. and M.S., Architecture, CIP Code Change

j.         Clemson University, M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, CIP Code Change

4.)                          4. Annual Report on Admission Standards for First-Time Entering Freshmen, Fall 2016

5.)                  5. Reports on Program Productivity     

a.       Fall 2010-2014

b.       Fall 2012-2016


6.)                      6. Consideration of Revisions to the Policies and Procedures for New Academic Programs, Program Modifications, Program Notifications, Program Terminations, and                                      New Centers for SC Public Colleges and Universities     

7.)    Not      7.  Notification of  Program Changes and/or Terminations, November 18, 2017 – March 22, 2018                                                                                                                                                                (For information, no action required)

8                 8. Other Business