View Bill 18-19-26

Senate Bill 18-19-26

Bill ID: 18-19-26
PCC ID: 18050
Name: PCC Proposal to Establish a Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences
Proposed: 11/30/2018
Sponsor: PCC Committee
Proposal: The proposed Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (MSGIS) will replace the current Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Information Sciences (MPSGIS) program, and continue to provide advanced education in the field of geospatial information sciences. This new MSGIS will have an appropriate STEM designation which will help attract more highly skilled domestic and international students. For domestic students, the STEM designation will enhance their application for scholarships and career improvement. For international students, the extra optional practical training (OPT) term will benefit their job search. The success of these students will in turn strengthen the academic reputation of the MSGIS program and the University.
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Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 05/08/2019

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 02/12/2019
MHEC Approval: 04/24/2019
BOR Approval: 05/08/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 01/29/2019
Decision Date: 02/05/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 01/21/2019
Decision Date: 01/28/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the February 5th Senate Agenda
Next Step: Senate review
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Reviewed By: Programs, Curricula, & Courses (PCC) Committee
Received: 11/30/2018
Decision Date: 12/07/2018
Decision: The PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The PCC Committee reviewed the proposal at its meeting on December 7, 2018. It met with Jack Ma from the department to discuss the proposal. After discussion, the PCC Committee voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: SEC Review