Feb. 11, 2012
Regents approve curriculum changes, emergency vehicle agreement
The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday, Feb. 10, approved a range of curriculum changes in addition to an agreement with Maryville Public Safety and the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department for the shared usage of a Mobile Emergency Response Vehicle, or MERV.
Curriculum changes approved by the Board include:
- The Department of Music will begin offering a blended online Master of Music Education program with the creation of two courses, Ethnomusicology and Masters in Music Education Project. By replacing Northwest’s music emphasis in the master of science in education teaching, the new degree program expands the scope of the graduate program in music education to include in-service music teachers through a combination of online and summer face-to-face courses.
- The agricultural economics major in the Department of Agriculture will be deleted. The program was identified last year as having low enrollment during the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s academic program review.
In other business, the MERV agreement with Northwest’s University Police Department includes the shared ownership, use, maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle.
University Police Chief Clarence Green told the Board that the local agencies have been working together to outfit the unit. Now ready for deployment, it includes desks, electrical outlets, a radio center, generator, bathroom, storage closets, extended radio tower and an inventory of mobile and portable radios. Green said MERV will be used for large-scale events where a command post or communication center is needed.
The Board also approved the academic calendar for 2014-2015. Noteworthy dates include:
- Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.
- Walkout Day is Friday, Oct. 17.
- Commencement is Friday, Dec. 12.
- Spring classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.
- Spring break begins Monday, March 20.
- Spring commencement is Saturday, May 2.
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