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Regents Approve Changes Within The University

May 29, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

Sam Houston State University changes within the College of Education and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences were among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Round Rock, Texas on May 25.

In the College of Education, Regents authorized the merger of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Programs to combine into one new academic department, the School of Teaching and Learning. 

The degree program title, Bachelor of Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies will change to Bachelor of Science with a major in Teaching and Learning. 

Additional approved changes in the college include, the name change of Department of Library Science to Department of Library Science and Technology, the relocation of the Masters of Education in Instructional Design and Technology degree and the relocation of the Doctorate of Education in Instructional Systems Design and Technology degree to the proposed Department of Library Science and Technology.

Changes approved within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences include changing the designation of the Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Studies to a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and an increase in semester credit hours from 36 to 37 for the Master of Arts in Sociology.

Within planning and construction, Regents approved the renovation of the food service areas in the Lowman Student Center building to be added to the scope of the LSC addition project. 

In other business, an amendment to the university’s contract with Blackboard was approved. The university was authorized to increase the total sum of the current contract.

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