Board of Regents committees to meet Friday

Trey Crumbie

Several new degrees, including a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Diversity & Community Studies will be seeking approval from the Board of Regents committee meetings on Friday. 

The committee meetings will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room in Mass Media and Technology Hall.

Jane Olmsted, department head of Diversity & Community Studies, said this will be the first major within the department, which already offers minors.

“We think it will appeal to students who are already taking our minors as well as students who have a strong commitment to social justice issues,” Olmsted said.

Students pursuing the major will take 15 core hours in addition to 18 hours of electives. The courses in the major come from multiple programs affiliated with the Diversity & Community Studies department, such as Gender & Women’s Studies and African-American Studies. 

“We really wanted to have the major be something that would draw from all our programs,” Olmsted said.

Other items that will be voted on include the acceptance for filing of the 2013-2014 Second Quarter Statement of Revenues and Expenditures and personnel actions. A budget update will also be discussed as an information item.

Other information items that will be discussed include an enrollment report by Brian Meredith, associate vice president for Enrollment Management. Meredith will soon assume a new role as chief enrollment and graduation officer. Robbin Taylor, vice president for Public Affairs, will also give a legislative update.

A closed session regarding a discussion relating to individual/specific personnel matters will be held as well.

If the items up for vote are approved, they are sent to the main Board of Regents meeting to be voted on for final approval on April 18.