Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education


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MEMORANDUM                                                                                                            June 28, 2000

TO: Board of Regents

FROM: Joyce A. Scott, Deputy Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs

SUBJECT: Level I Announcements & Approvals--Final

This memo is to inform you of the Level I changes in academic programs approved in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education since the last meeting of the Board of Regents. I will be happy to answer questions about these changes.

Montana State University-Bozeman

Request to change the name of the Department of Plant Sciences to the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University-Bozeman

Montana State University-Northern

Request for MSU-Northern to grant the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (Completion Program) via online courses on the Internet.

University of Montana-Misoula

Request to delete the option in Environmental Studies from the baccalaureate program in Liberal Studies. A program termination checklist is on file in the Commissioner's Office.

University of Montana Helena College of Technology

Request from the Helena College of Technology to change the name of its option in Diesel Technology from Agri-Diesel Technology to Ag and Industrial-Diesel Technology.

Western Montana College of the University of Montana

Request from Western Montana College to offer the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education at the Great Falls Higher Education Center with the concurrence and support of the University of Great Falls and the Montana State University. Documentation of these approvals is on file in the Office of the Commissioner.

cc:       Commissioner Crofts

            Chief Academic Officers

            Sherry Rosette