BOV Approves Degrees, Faculty Handbook Revision
Posted: December 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Robin Herron
At its meeting on Dec. 3, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV), the university’s governing body, approved six new degrees and a revised Faculty Handbook, which underwent review by a Faculty Senate committee for more than two years and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2009.
The new degrees approved are
- MS in Senior Housing Administration
- MS in Computational Social Science
- PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- BS in Managerial Economics
- MS in Forensic Science
The BOV also approved the discontinuation of seven degrees that either lack sufficient enrollment or have been superseded by other degrees; and approved a name change for the African American Studies Program to African and African American Studies.
The BOV meeting was the first full meeting held under a new committee structure. Under the new structure, there are two operational committees and three “strategic” committees in addition to an audit committee.
The operational committees are Finance and Land Use; and Academic Programs, Diversity and University Community. The strategic committees, labeled A, B and C, have been assigned specific tasks related to the BOV’s “World Class University” initiative.