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Published March 22, 2019
The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will consider two new academic programs and receive updates on a wide variety of issues during its regular meeting Tuesday through Friday, March 26-29.
The meeting of the full board begins Thursday morning, but various committees of the board will meet starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The meetings take place in the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.
Meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. The public testimony period is set for 11 a.m. Thursday.
Trustees will be asked Thursday afternoon to approve a new Bachelor of General Studies degree, a multidisciplinary degree that bridges academic disciplines and colleges to facilitate degree completion. This degree will offer students the opportunity to select two focus areas of study -- a primary and a secondary -- from a total of 16 focus areas offered across the university. It’s designed for nontraditional students, returning students, students who arrive at UW with significant college credit and students with complex curricular interests.
Additionally, the board will be asked to approve a new bachelor’s degree program in elementary and special education. The dual-major degree will equip students to teach both elementary school students and students with disabilities.
Among the topics on which the board will be updated are development of the university’s academic calendar for each of the three academic years from 2020-21 to 2022-23; UW’s reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission; a proposal to reorganize, consolidate and reduce academic degree programs in geography; and development of the university’s budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
The complete agenda, along with a report that includes background information on agenda items, is available at www.uwyo.edu/trustees/2019-meeting-materials/march_27-29_2019_meeting.html.
Public sessions of the full board are streamed online at https://zoom.us/j/381140209?pwd=&status=success.