March 22-23, 2001

ITEM 110-1004-R0301†††††† Approval of Proposal to Add an Option in Nature-Based Tourism to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Management; The University of Montana-Missoula

THAT:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes The University of Montana-Missoula to add a new option in Nature-Based Tourism to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Management.The current Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management has only one option in Recreation Resources Management.

EXPLANATION:††††††††††††††††† The Nature-Based Tourism option at The University of Montana-Missoula will enrich research and learning opportunities for students, faculty, and residents of the State and region.The goal is to develop effective professional participants who successfully integrate tourism decisions with natural resource concerns.The Nature-Based Tourism option would utilize the teaching, research, and service expertise already housed within The University of Montana-Missoula, particularly those of the School of Forestry. 

The completed signature page resides on file at the Presidentís Office, The University of Montana-Missoula.

ATTACHMENT:†††††††††††††††††† Program Description.