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Last approved: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 05:21:15 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:13:41 GMT

New Department
Fall 2020
Undergraduate and Graduate
Department of Psychology and Sociology
College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
In summer 2020, each of the department chairs for the separate Departments of Psychology and Sociology and Family Studies were promoted to other administrative positions that required them to resign from their role as department chair. This afforded the opportunity to merge two relatively small departments with unique synergies. The department faculties have met separately, together, and with College of Arts and Sciences administration to discuss this decision and there is consensus to work together toward a successful transition. The new department name has been approved by the faculty in both areas and they have agreed upon the use of co-chairs for one year as they work through issues related to the merger.

The functionality of courses and programs in Banner will remain under the respective Psychology and Sociology department labels.

This request is to create:
*A new catalog landing page for the Department of Psychology and Sociology in the 2021-2022 NEXT Catalog and inactivation of the separate Psychology and Sociology catalog landing pages.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Mon, 20 Jul 2020 16:06:53 GMT): Approved by COAD on 7-20-20.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:13:41 GMT): Presented as an information item to the AAEM Committee of the UNA Board of Trustees on 9-17-20 and to full UNA Board of Trustees on 9-18-20.
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