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February 2001

Release Date: February 5, 2001

Regents to Consider New ASU Academic Programs at Feb. 7-8 Meeting

Several Angelo State University academic/curriculum changes, including the creation of two bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and a master of public accountancy degree, top an agenda to be considered by regents of the Texas State University System (TSUS) Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 7-8, in San Marcos.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 1112 of the J.C. Kellam Building on the campus of Southwest Texas State University.

Regents will consider establishing both a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, effective with the 2001 fall semester. ASU currently offers a bachelor of arts degree in government with a criminal justice option. The new degrees will build upon the existing criminal justice option.

Additionally, regents will review establishment of a master of professional accountancy degree and a proposed bachelor of science in kinesiology with athletic training option to meet changing workforce needs.

Regents will also consider a proposal to change the name of the Department of Business Administration to the Department of Management and Marketing, effective in the fall, to more accurately reflect the department's educational program.

Other academic items to be considered by the board will include: 1) establishing a minor in Southwest Studies; 2) making nonsubstantive changes in the bachelor of science in interdisciplinary child development and learning degrees; and 3) adding 39 courses, deleting nine and changing the title of 14 others.

In other business, the board will review $174,301 in routine budget adjustments; consider authorizing a student endowment fee and adjusting the student services and designated tuition fees for the fall semester; and authorize room and board rates for the next academic year.

Additionally, the board will consider authorizing the university to take bids to complete the demolition of the Rosemont Apartments and to purchase up to $700,000 in capital equipment to make various repairs on campus. Finally, the board will consider routine personnel items and acceptance of $668,861 in gifts to ASU.

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