BOARD OF VISITORS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE
March 27, 1998
2:30-3:00 p.m., East Oval Room, The Rotunda
- CONSENT AGENDA
DEGREE NAME CHANGE -- The Board was alerted in November 1997 to a name change from the Department of Biochemistry to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. The Board is now being asked to approve a corresponding change in the name of the Ph.D. degree offered by the department. The new degree will be called a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. The Faculty Senate has approved the change. It will be reported to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) if the Board of Visitors assents to the change.
II. REPORTS BY THE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST
A. ADULT DEGREE PROGRAM -- There will be a brief report for the information of the Board about the University's plans to offer a Bachelors degree on a part-time basis to adult students from central Virginia. Under the proposed program, students will be admitted for the final two years of study after they have completed two years at a Community College or other accredited college or university.This matter will return to the Board for formal approval after the Faculty Senate has acted on the proposal.B. VICE PRESIDENT'S REMARKS -- The Provost will inform the Board of recent events that do not require formal action, but of which it should be made aware.
III. FACULTY PERSONNEL ACTIONS
Report in Executive Session on faculty personnel actions since the last Board meeting that require Board approval.
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