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Committee on Academic Affairs & Licensing (CAAL)
April 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
S. C. Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street., Suite 300
Columbia, S. C. 29201


1. Minutes of January 7, 2016

2. Program Proposals

a.  The Citadel, B.S., Nursing
b.  The Citadel, Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies
c.  Coastal Carolina University, M.Ed., Instructional Technology
d.  College of Charleston, B.A. A.B., Meteorology
e.  Lander University, B.S., Chemistry, with Secondary Education
f.  Lander University, B.S., Mass Communications and Media Studies
g.  Medical University of South Carolina, B.S., Healthcare Studies
h.  University of South Carolina Columbia, M.S., Physician Assistant Studies

3. Program Modifications

a.  College of Charleston, B.S., A.B., Physics, Add concentration in Atmospheric Physics
b.  College of Charleston, M.Ed., Teaching, Learning and Advocacy, Add four concentrations in Diverse Learners; New Literacies; Science and Mathematics; and Curriculum and Instruction
c.  South Carolina State University, M.B.A., Add Healthcare Management concentration to the Lowcountry Graduate Center


4. Role of The Citadel’s Board of Visitors in the Program Approval Process

5. Adoption of TransformSC’s Profile of the South Carolina Graduate

6. Revised Policies on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit Awards

7. Awards for EIA Centers of (Teacher Education) Excellence Competitive Grants Program, FY 2016-17 

8. Revised Guidelines for Teacher Education Competitive Grants:

a. EIA Centers of (Teacher Education) Excellence FY 2017-2018

b. Improving Teacher Quality, FY 2016-2017

9. Report on Program Modifications October 1, 2015 –March 30, 2016 (For information, no action required)

10.Other Business

Next Meetings:

September 1, 2016

November 3, 2016

January 5, 2017

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