Academic Programs Guide

Interdisciplinary Concentration (BIS)

Posted On April 12, 2013

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree concentration provides educational opportunities not available through existing, traditional degree programs. The purpose of the BIS concentration is to offer students an avenue by which they may be prepared academically in instructional areas that reflect cross-collegiate and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The university-level Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program provides concentrations… more »

External Instruction

Posted On April 12, 2013

External Instruction: Traditional face-to-face classroom instruction that occurs at a location away from the home premises of the institution. (Academic Affairs Handbook 2.3.7)

Proposal Format

Proposals for the delivery of 50% or more of existing programs at an external campus, center, consortia, or contracted site should be developed using the appropriate University System of Georgia… more »

External Instructional Site

Posted On April 12, 2013

External Instructional Site: Location away from the home premises of the institution designated for traditional face-to-face classroom instruction. Examples include branch campuses, contracted sites, campuses of partner institutions.

Proposal Format

Proposals for new external instructional sites should be developed using the appropriate University System of Georgia form linked below. (External instructional offerings are approved through… more »

Dual Degree between GSU and Another Institution

Posted On April 12, 2013

Dual Degree Program: Dual degree programs include separate, but affiliated degree programs that are linked through shared curricular offerings and collaborative administrative processes. Dual degrees may be awarded concurrently or one degree may be awarded prior to the second. A dual degree program should be differentiated from a joint degree.

Proposal Format

Proposals should… more »

Dual Degree within GSU

Posted On April 12, 2013

Dual Degree Program: Dual degree programs include separate, but affiliated degree programs that are linked through shared curricular offerings and collaborative administrative processes. Dual degrees may be awarded concurrently or one degree may be awarded prior to the second. A dual degree program should be differentiated from a joint degree.

Proposal Format

Proposals should… more »

Distance Education

Posted On April 12, 2013

Distance Education: Distance education is defined as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction occurs when student and instructor are not in the same place and the instruction is delivered using technology. (Academic Programs handbook 2.3.7.b.)

Proposal Format

Proposals for the delivery of 50% or more of existing programs via distance… more »

Degree Program

Posted On April 12, 2013

Degree/Major Program: A degree program and major consists of a specified set of courses focused on a designated disciplinary or interdisciplinary area. Georgia State offers associates, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Proposal Format

The review of new degree/major program proposals at the university and system levels requires the development of two documents: 1) a preliminary… more »

Deactivation/Termination of a Program (Unit Initiated)

Posted On April 12, 2013

Deactivation of a Program: A deactivated program will not admit any new students. The program will not be listed in the college bulletin. The program, although listed on the Degrees and Majors inventory, will be identified as deactivated.

Termination of a Program: After a program has been deactivated for a period up to three years,… more »

Concentration of a Degree Program

Posted On April 12, 2013

Degree Program Concentration: Approved subset of courses within the major focused on a specialized curricular area.

Proposal Format

Proposals should include the information below, as well as any items required by the originating department or college.

Department / College / Institution Contact name and email/phone Date of submission Implementation term Degree / major program Concentration title Program… more »

Core Curriculum

Posted On April 12, 2013

Core Curriculum: The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution are fully transferable to another USG institution.

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