January 18-19, 2001

 

ITEM 110-1501-R0101       Approval of Proposal to Offer an Off-campus Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business and Information Technology in Helena; Montana Tech of The University of Montana

 

THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana Tech of The University of Montana to offer an off-campus Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Business and Information Technology in Helena.  The upper-division courses needed to complete this degree will be offered in Helena during non-traditional course times (evenings, late afternoons, weekends, etc.).

 

EXPLANATION:                  Montana Tech of The University of Montana has identified a specific student niche that is currently not being reached by traditional higher education means.  This niche (low income, non-traditional age, fully employed) exhibits a very strong desire for a state-supported curriculum of Business and Information Technology coursework that will lead to the completion of a four-year college education.  Montana Tech of The University of Montana has an articulation agreement in place with the Helena College of Technology, and this program would enable HCT graduates to obtain a four-year degree while working full time in the Helena area. 

 

This program directly addresses the issue of lack of participation by adults in higher education in Montana as is evidenced by a recent Higher Education “report card.”

 

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

 

ATTACHMENT:                   Program Description