Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
be retained only if industry continues to hire students with those specializations and if students continue to enroll in those degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering is to become effective at the beginning of the 1994-95 academic year. A formal review of the present baccalaureate degree programs in Ceramic Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering will be initiated August 1999, to be completed January 2000. For this purpose the College Executive Committee will appoint a task force in consultation with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Should the task force recommend termination of any existing degrees that action will be initiated by the department. This proposal is in keeping with the Illinois Board of Higher Education PQP recommendations. The vice president for academic affairs concurs. I recommend approval, subject to further review by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Dr. Bacon, this recommendation was approved. Termination of the Undergraduate Program Leading to the Bachelor of Social Work Degree, School of Social Work, Urbana
(16) The chancellor at Urbana has recommended approval of a proposal of the faculty of the School of Social Work to terminate the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree program. Once this proposal is approved, the school will move to close admissions at the earliest feasible date, possibly as early as January 1995. The school will continue to offer required courses to students enrolled in this program until they have completed their degrees. Elimination of the B.S.W. program at UIUC will have little impact upon the supply of undergraduate social work degree holders or upon access to undergraduate social work education in Illinois. The B.S.W. program at UIUC is one of the smallest in the State; the program currently enrolls a total of 51 students. There are 10 accredited B.S.W. programs in the State, and these programs more than meet the needs of central Illinois and the State. Indeed, as the result of licensure and changing reimbursement patterns in the social services, B.S.W. graduates face both a diminishing job market and little hope of advancement without the M.S.W. degree. Even today, most B.S.W. graduates enter M.S.W. programs within a year or two of graduation. This proposal requires no new faculty or resources, and places no current faculty members at risk. Cost savings will result from eliminating professional courses available only to students enrolled in the B.S.W. degree program, reducing the number of sections of other courses, and eliminating the position of B.S.W Program Director/ Field Coordinator. This proposal is in keeping with the Illinois Board of Higher Education PQP recommendations. The vice president for academic affairs concurs. I recommend approval, subject to further review by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
On motion of Dr. Bacon, this recommendation was approved. Transference of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences from the Graduate College to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Urbana
(17) The chancellor at Urbana has recommended approval of a proposal from the Urbana-Champaign Senate to transfer the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) from the Graduate College to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This proposal was approved by the faculty of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate College. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences was originally established in 1969 as the Laboratory for