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REPORT TO

THE ACADEMIC SENATE

AP
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001
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089

Discontinuance of Botany, Microbiology and Zoology Majors

And

Implementation of New Biology Major with Options

in General Biology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology




Academic Programs Committee



Date: 09/17/08


Executive Committee Received and Forwarded

Date: 11/12/08


Academic Senate




Date: 11/19/08






First Reading


CLASSIFICATION: AP
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001
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089



TITLE OF REFERRAL:
Discontinuance of Botany,
Microbiology, and Zoology Majors and Implementation of
New Biology Major with Options in General Biology, Botany,
Microbiology, and Zoology



BACKGROUND:

The Department of Biological Sciences has
submitted a proposal to discontinue the Botany, Microbiology, and
Zoology majors. The Department is also requesting the
implementation of a new Biology major with Options in General
Biology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology. The new Biology
Major proposal will be implemented no sooner than Fall 2010.



RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Jill Adler
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Moore, Nancy
Buckley, Gary Carlton, Frank Ewers, Chris George, Don Hoyt,
Claudia Pinter Luke.


DISCUSSION: This request has the endorsement of the Department’s
faculty and the College of Science’s Curriculum Committee. All of the
resources contacted support the proposal.


The proposal

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Reduces the number of majors to three (Biology, Biotechnology, and
Environmental Biology) and brings the Department more in line with other
regional CSUs.



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Streamlines the offering of the Department and reduces the course
overlap between majors. Grouping the students in three majors
enhances the position of the Department (for example, it would have 877
majors instead of scattered numbers distributed among the 6 majors).


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Allows students greater success since Options appear on the diploma,
bestowing, thus, recognition on the students for the sub
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discipline and
allowing them greater flexibility when seeking employment.


RECOMMENDATION:





The Academic Programs Committee recommends
approval of the referral Ap
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001
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089 Discontinuance of
Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology Majors and
Implementation of New Biology Major with Options in
General Biology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology.