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October 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
S.C. Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC

1. Introductions

2. Consideration of Minutes June 19, 2014

3. Consideration of and Presentation on Development of College-Ready Standards from S.C. Department of Education

4. Update on PASCAL

5. Consideration of Program Proposals

   a. University of South Carolina Columbia, M.S., Advanced Athletic Training
   b. University of South Carolina Columbia, B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences
   c. University of South Carolina Beaufort, B.S., Mathematics, with tracks in Mathematical Sciences and Secondary Mathematics Certification
   d. University of South Carolina Aiken, B.S., Industrial Process Engineering
   e. Coastal Carolina University, M.S., Sport Management


6.  Consideration of Program Modifications

   a. Winthrop University, M.F.A., Art and Design, develop into M.F.A., Studio Art
   b. Winthrop University, M.Ed., Special Education, develop into M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention
   c. Winthrop University, M.A.T., Theatre, add teacher certification program in Theatre
   d. Winthrop University, M.A.T., Dance, add teacher certification program in Dance
   e. Winthrop University, B.S., Chemistry, add concentrations in ACS Chemistry, ACS Biochemistry, ACS Engineering-Physics, ACS Forensic Chemistry, ACS Chemistry-Business, Biochemistry. Multidisciplinary Chemistry
   f. University of South Carolina Columbia, M.D., add clinical site in Florence, SC
   g. South Carolina State University, B.S., Industrial Engineering Technology, develop into B.S., Industrial Engineering
   h. Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., Nursing Science, develop into accelerated program
   i. Clemson University, M.S., Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; M.F.A., Digital Production Arts; M.ENG., Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Systems Engineering, offer programs at the Clemson University Restoration Institute, North Charleston, SC and the Lowcountry Graduate Center, North Charleston, SC


7. Consideration of Scholarship Enhancement Task Force Recommendation

8. Consideration of College Ready Course Pre-Requisite Task Force Recommendation

9. Discussion of:

   a. Academic Degree Program Strategic Planning
   b. Role of ACAP
   c. Possible Dates for ACAP Retreat, Spring/Summer 2015

10. Updates on Issues and Projects in Academic Affairs:

   a. Revised Policies and Procedures for New Academic Programs, Program Modifications, and Program Terminations
   b. State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
   c. Academic Freedom Task Force


11. Presentation of CHE Inventory Comparison

12. Update on SC TRAC Transfer Check Functionality

13. Presentation of Notifications of Program Changes and/or Terminations, June 7- September 30, 2014

14. Other Business

Tentative Next Meetings:

February 12, 2015
June 11 2015
September 10, 2015
February 11, 2016
June 9, 2016
September 8, 2016

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