Community College Education Moves to CAS

Posted: July 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery

As of July 1, the Community College Education certificate and doctor of arts degree program have a new administrative home in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The National Center for Community College Education (NCCCE) has shifted organizationally from the Graduate School of Education to CAS, and a committee has been appointed to revise and streamline the curriculum.

“I am convinced that the program has significant potential and that such potential can best be fulfilled by strengthening the natural ties with many graduate programs in CAS,” writes Struppa, CAS dean, in his proposal supporting the move.

The new committee is cochaired by Dee Ann Holisky, associate dean of academic programs, and Anne Agee, executive director of the Division of Instructional Improvement and Instructional Technologies. The committee’s goal, while supportive of the current curricular structure of core courses, is to refocus and strengthen the curriculum to better prepare future leaders in undergraduate education for the challenges of teaching in the 21st century. The committee hopes to have a curriculum proposal to Struppa by the end of the summer.

Admission to the doctor of arts degree program has been suspended until fall 2002, and until spring 2002 for the certificate program. Students currently enrolled in the program will be able to complete their course of study as planned and will be able to take the new courses as the program is updated and expanded.

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