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1 Creating a Cross-University Joint Undergraduate Degree Program Ilsa Schwarz, Ph.D. Ashley W. Harkrider, Ph.D.

2 Creating a Cross-University Joint Undergraduate Degree Program – Financial Disclosure $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Ilsa Schwarz has no financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. Ashley Harkrider has no financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

3 Why Might this Presentation Prove Useful to other Programs? Potential for increasing participation in undergraduate programs. Potential for increased revenue.

4 Background 2009 – The Dept. of Audiology & Speech Pathology was transferred from UTK to UTHSC The graduate program transferred, the undergraduate program did not. The undergraduate program was housed temporarily in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at UTK until it could be closed in 2014 Demand for the undergraduate program encouraged administrators to transfer it to UTHSC 2012 – The MOU for a joint degree program was approved by both campuses and THEC

5 Phase Out of Undergraduate Programs

6 Why Transfer the UG Program? Demand for the major continues to grow among undergraduates – increase in class sizes by 1/3. Faculty are teaching the UG courses without direct return from tuition. Courses will continue to be offered by ASP faculty to “levelers” The department transfer to UTHSC was successful with excellent administrative support, an increase in funding, and promise of new facilities.

7 Initial Department Plan Students to remain in Knoxville in a 3+1 format with 3 years as a UTK student and 1 year as a UTHSC student. Students take 3 years of UTK general education courses including “Intro to CSD” and then transfer to UTHSC for 1 year of CSD major courses. Tuition generated by CSD coursework to go to UTHSC. Program first proposed in 2011

8 Result of Initial Proposal UTK concerned over loss to graduation due to push to become “a top 25” university. Concerns by both universities over logistics (e.g., tuition transfer, student services, financial aid, administrative home for students in the initial 3 years).

9 Logistical Issues to Address Loss to graduation Tuition transfer Student fees and services (Vol Card, email, student court, library) Academic calendar Financial aid Library access Grading scale Graduation requirements Method of degree conferral

10 Loss to Graduation Joint degree awarded by UTK and UTHSC – Avoids transfer of students in last year and both universities get credit for graduates

11 Tuition Transfer UG tuition at UTK and UTHSC will be the same for the 3+1 students. The first 3 years of tuition in the 3+1 goes to UTK. Tuition from the final year of the 3+1 goes to UTHSC. Tuition for non-majors taking CSD courses goes to UTHSC.

12 Student Fees and Services Vol Card – UTK card for food services, sports activities, rec center, etc. is provided for 3+1 UG students and all fees will go to UTK across all 4 years Email – Students will have a UTK email address with underlying UTHSC account in 4 th year Disciplinary activities - will take place at UTK Disability services – administered by UTK

13 Academic Calendar All ASP students (UG and graduate) follow UTK not UTHSC academic calendar

14 Financial Aid, Scholarships, & Work Study Students can maintain or apply for scholarships on the UTK (years 1-4) or UTHSC (year 4) campuses. Work study in year 4 will be offered by UTHSC. Financial aid applications and awards will be handled by UTK in 1 st 3 years and UTHSC in 4 th year

15 Library Privileges Students can access the UTK library across all years and the UTHSC library once admitted to the 3+1.

16 Grading Scale Grading scale will remain constant across all 4 years

17 Graduation Requirements Agreed upon by both campuses Listed in both UTK and UTHSC catalogs

18 Degree Conferral Diploma will reflect a joint degree in Audiology & Speech Pathology with the signatures of the UTK and UTHSC Chancellors and both university names on it Conferred during Department’s May graduation with Deans from the College of Allied Health Sciences (UTHSC) and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (UTK) presiding.

19 Making the 3+1 Work Curriculum Admissions Advising Transition Plan Program Review and Maintenance

20 Curriculum Three Years of General Education to Meet UTK Graduation Requirements to Include All KASA Non-Major Courses ASP 300 – Introduction to Communication Disorders & Sciences in the Sophomore or Junior Year Without Tuition Transfer One Year of Major Courses at UTHSC

21 Program of Study – Year 1 Fall SemesterSpring Semester English 101English 102 AH ElectivePolitical Science 101/102 Biology 101Biology 102 Math 125Statistics 210 Elective 15 credits

22 Program of Study – Year 2 Fall SemesterSpring Semester Intermediate Foreign Language AH ElectivePhysics/Chemistry Elective Non-US History Communication Studies 210/240ASP 300 or Elective Psychology 110Educational Psychology 210 15 Credits Apply for Conditional Admission when 60 hours are Completed. An Application Fee will be Charged.

23 Program of Study – Year 3 Fall SemesterSpring Semester American Sign Language Education Deaf/Hard of HearingRecreation Sport Management Special EducationPhilosophy LinguisticsElective ASP 300 or ElectiveElective 15 Credits Full Admission will be Granted Upon Completion of 90 hours at a GPA of 3.0 or Better and a B or Better in ASP 300.

24 List 1 ElectivesSample List 2 Electives 1 Credit Electives Any of the 1 credit PE courses Any of the FYS courses including FYS 101 and FYS 129 2 Credit Courses PE 2 credit classes including PYED 235 and 237 ASL 211 – Intermediate ASL I (3) ASL 212 – Intermediate ASL II (3) CFS 211 – Dev/Infancy/Childhood (3) CFS 213 – Dev/Adolescence/Adulthood (3) CFS 385 – Diversity In Chldrn/Families (3) COUN 212 - Career and Pers. Dev. (3) EDDE 415 – Lang. Dev. of D/HH I (3) EDDE 416 – Lang. Dev. of Deaf/HH II (3) EDDE 419 – Speech Dev. of D/HH (3) LING 371 – Fdtns. of English Language (3) NUTR 100 – Intro to Nutrition (3) PHIL 345 – Bioethics (3) PSY 210 – Biological Bases of Behavior (3) PSY 295 – Research Analysis in Psych (3) PSY 300 – Child Psychology (3) PSY 400 - Cog Psy: Lang &Symb Process (3) PSY 410 - Sensory Proc. of Perception (3) PSY 435 – Multicultural Psychology (3) PUBH 300 – Intro to Public Health (3) 4 Credit Electives EEB – 240 – Human Anatomy (4)

25 Proposed Program Requirements – Year 4 Fall SemesterSpring Semester ASP 402 Acoustics & Perception (3)ASP 405 Phonetics (3) ASP 403 Intro to Hrg Sci (3)ASP 431 Stuttering (3) ASP 406 Anatomy & Physiology (3)ASP 433 Observation (1) ASP 420 Speech/Lang Develop (3)ASP 440 Voice Disorders (3) ASP 435 Intro to Speech Sound Dis (3)ASP 473 Audio Assessment (3) ASP 461 Intro to Lang Dis (3)ASP 494 Aural Rehabilitation (3)

26 Accommodations for the 3+1 Major Requirements in Year 4 Numbering was Allowed to Stay the Same Recent Changes in Undergraduate Major Requirements due to the UTK “Take 15, Graduate in 4 Initiative” - Moving 3 courses from the Undergraduate Program to the Graduate Program (Stuttering, Voice and Speech Sound Disorders) - Seen as Useful to the Graduate Program

27 Current Proposal for Program of Study – Year 4 Fall SemesterSpring Semester ASP 302 - PhoneticsASP 305 - Acoustics ASP 303 - Introduction to Hearing ScienceASP 433 - Observation ASP 306 - Anatomy & PhysiologyASP 461 - Introduction to Language Disorders in Children ASP 320 - Language DevelopmentASP 473 - Introduction to Auditory Assessment ASP 435 - Speech Sound DisordersASP 494 – Aural (Re)Habilitation 15 Credits

28 Admissions Students will enter UTK and apply as pre-majors. After completion of 60 credits with a B or better average, including ASP 300, students may apply for conditional admission to the 3+1. Full admission takes place when 90 hours have been completed with a B or better GPA and a B or better in ASP 300.

29 Advising Students will be advised by UTK until they complete 90 credits. This will allow UTK to control student enrolments and meet UTK graduation requirements while they are taking UTK classes. ASP will begin advising at the end of the sophomore year (60 credits) so students will be ‘joint advised’ for the junior year. UTHSC advisors will advise on the major requirements, curricula and graduation requirements.

30 Advising “Students in the 3+1 joint degree program will be advised by UTK and UTHSC advisors in their first three years and then exclusively by the UTHSC Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology in their final year. A transition advising meeting will be arranged for students by the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology at the end of the sophomore year. “

31 Advising “Advising for the 3+1 students will require 3 years of shared advising from UTK and UTHSC as Pre- Audiology & Speech Pathology majors. For those 3 years, all students and their credit hours will be associated with UTK. The Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology will provide regular advising in order to make sure that potential 3+1 students understand departmental requirements as well as the process used to transfer. In the senior year, all advising will be the responsibility of the Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology.”

32 Transition Plan “Students who have already taken some of the ASP classes will be allowed to work through a hybrid schedule until 2014. At that point, it is expected that all students in the program will be advised to meet the requirements of the 3+1 program. Those students entering the university in 2012 who declare an interest in the program will be advised to declare a Pre-Audiology & Speech Pathology major and take the courses in the 3+1 joint degree plan.”

33 Program Review and Maintenence “Program review will take place annually for the first 5 years to monitor joint program demand, any advising issues that may arise, graduation rates, and success in transitioning all students into the 3+1 program. After that time, program review will follow THEC schedules.”

34 Current Status Completing Catalog Copy for UTK to Match UTHSC Confirming Availability of Undergraduate Electives Waiting for Catalog Approval in Education Health and Human Sciences (UTK) in Fall 2013

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