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September 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

SC Commission on Higher Education

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


  1. Minutes of March 23, 2017
  2. Program Proposals
    1. The Citadel, B.S., Construction Engineering
    2. Clemson University, Ed.D., Education
    3. Medical University of South Carolina, Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.), Entry Level
    4. Medical University of South Carolina, Occupational Therapy Doctorate (O.T.D.), Post-Professional
    5. University of South Carolina Beaufort, B.A., English, Secondary English Language Arts Licensure
    6. Francis Marion University, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), with 1) Practitioner track (BSN to DNP) and 2) Practitioner track (MSN to DNP)
  3. Program Modifications
    1. Clemson University, B.A., Special Education; B.A., Elementary Education; B.A., Secondary Education and Teaching, English; B.A., Secondary Education and Teaching, Mathematics; B.A., Secondary Education: Social Studies (History); B.S., Secondary Education: Social Studies (History); B.A., Early Childhood Education; B.S., Mathematics Teaching; B.S., Science Teaching; and B.A., Science Teaching, offer Non-Certification Option
    2. Francis Marion University, M.S., Physician Assistant Studies, Change in curriculum
    3. University of South Carolina Aiken, M.B.A., Add concentrations in Accounting; Finance; Healthcare Leadership; Human Resources Leadership; and Project Management
    4. University of South Carolina Columbia, Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Add concentrations in Music Technology, Music Entrepreneurship and Chamber Music
    5. University of South Carolina, Master of Mass Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication, Add concentrations in Strategic Communication Management and Multimedia Journalism
    6. University of South Carolina, Master of Rehabilitative Counseling (M.R.C.), Change degree to M.A., Counseling and Rehabilitation with a concentration in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, and revise curriculum
    7. Winthrop University, B.F.A., Art, Add concentrations in Single Discipline and Dual Discipline
    8. Winthrop University, B.S., Sport Management, Change in curriculum
    9. Winthrop University, M.S., Sport and Fitness Administration, Add concentrations in Sport Management and Fitness Management

  4. 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  
  5. Annual Evaluation of Associate Degree Programs, FY2013-14
  6. Revised Guidelines for Teacher Education Competitive Grants:
    1. EIA Centers of (Teacher Education) Excellence FY 2018-19
  7. Notifications of Program Changes and/or Terminations, March 1-August 31, 2017 (For information, no action required)  
  8. Other Business  
    1. SC SARA
    2. Other Business

Next Meetings:
November 30, 2017 March 28, 2019
March 29, 2018 September 12, 2019
September 13, 2018 November 21, 2019
November 30, 2018

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