THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number 7011S

 

Date of Senate Approval 04/07/11

 

 

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 58: Delete Concentration in Communication Research in Mass Communication

 

Effective Date: Fall 2011

 

 

1. Delete: On page 201, concentration description, Concentration in Communication Research:

 

Concentration in Communication Research16-17 hours: 4 hours in MCOM 498, and 12-13 hours from MCOM 343, 345, 380, 382, 384, 388, 451, 460, 482, 483, 484.

 

Impact:

This concentration has not received sufficient student interest. Only one student has declared this concentration since its implementation. Resource Impact: Removal of this concentration will have a positive impact on faculty time as it will alleviate administrative elements.

 

Rationale:

Of the four concentrations offered in Mass Communication, three are widely popular while the research concentration has only had a single student. Although originally intended as a pathway for students interested in graduate study, we find many students are successfully applying to graduate programs from our other concentrations.