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Hoppe approves reorganization plan

4/1/2003
April 1, 2003

APSU President Sherry Hoppe has approved the proposal for reorganization submitted by Dr. Bruce Speck, vice president for academic affairs. The proposal will go to the TBR now.

The proposal calls for the reorganization of several academic departments.

Agriculture and geology/geography will merge to form a School of Agriculture and Geosciences located in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Social work and sociology would merge to form the department of social work and sociology, located in the College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences.

Computer science and mathematics will split. Mathematics will continue as the department of mathematics located in the College of Science and Mathematics. A new department, the department of computer science and information technology, also will be located in the College of Science and Mathematics.

Decision sciences and management information systems will remain in the College of Business.

DSP will remain an academic unit but be moved under the Center for Extended and Distance Education. The dean would direct the day-to-day programmatic decisions affecting scheduling of classes and labs, TBR reporting and budgeting.

Hoppe also approved the proposed reorganization of enrichment programs.

African American Studies and the African American Cultural Center will be transferred to the department of history and philosophy.

The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will be transferred to the College of Arts and Letters. The director of the center will work cooperatively with the chairs of the departments of art, communication and theatre, and music but will report directly to the dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

The Honors Program, International Studies and Women's Studies programs will be transferred to the College of Arts and Letters. The coordinators of each program will report directly to the dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

The Center of Excellence for Field Biology will be transferred to the College of Science and Mathematics. The director of the center will work cooperatively with the chair of biology but will report directly to the dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

The Presidential Research Scholars Program will be transferred to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs.

International Education will be transferred to the student affairs and renamed International Programs and Services.

Women's Programs and Services will be added to Student Services as part of Student Life and Leadership.

Harvill's Living and Learning Center will be transferred to the Office of Student Affairs.

A committee for the Distinguished Lecture Series will be established under the Office of Academic Affairs.

The President's Emerging Leaders Program will report to the president's office through Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Houston Davis.

Leadership Studies will be housed in the College of Business.