Level I Program Form revised 7/08 I Summary of Proposed Changes Department/program MCLL/French Drop the Business French Minor Summary II Endorsements and Approvals Please obtain the Program Chair/Director’s approval, the Dean and the Associate Provost. Requestor: Chris Anderson Phone: 4678 _____________________________________ Signature Date Program Chair/Director: Linda Gillison _____________________________________ Signature Date Other affected programs: _____________________________________ Signature Date ___________________________________ Dean’s Signature Date ___________________________________ Initial Review in Provost’s Office date ____________________________________ Faculty Senate Review date _____________________________________ ___________________________________ Signature Date Provost date III Type of Level I Proposal (please check the appropriate space) (a) Re-titling existing majors, minors, or options (b) Eliminating existing majors, minors, or options via a program termination checklist X (c) Adding new minors or certificates where there is a major (d) Adding new minors or certificates where there is an option in a major (e) Departmental mergers and name changes (f) Program revisions –for minor modifications use the program modification form (g) Distance delivery of previously authorized degree program. (h) Adding option within an existing major or degree * (i) Eliminating organizational units such as departments, divisions and colleges or schools * (j) Consolidating existing program and/or degree * *Requires level II BOR documentation submitted to the Provost’s Office (refer to http://www.umt.edu/provost/curriculum.htm) IV Catalog Language If you are proposing a change to an existing Please provide the proposed copy as you wish it program or major, please cut and paste the to appear in the catalog. requirements as they appear in the current catalog below. www.umt.edu/catalog Please explain/justify the new proposal or change. The Business French minor was originally conceived to accommodate students majoring in International Business, and the person who initiated and taught it has since retired. At the same time French lost one tenure-track line. No new hire has any training in Business French. The Business School no longer requires upper-division language courses for its International Business major (a two year language requirement suffices), and thus the pool of available students for the Business French minor has dried up. Business French and Translation, the only requirement specific to this minor has continued to be offered in spring every other year, despite extremely low student demand. The last three times this course was taught it had, respectively, three, three, and five students, the majority of whom were more interested in translation than Business French. The minor ties the French section with a reduced number of faculty to teaching a low-enrollment 300 level course when students would be better served by replacing Business French and Translation with an upper-division course in literature or culture. What other programs are affected by your proposal? Obtain signatures as requested below. V Department Summary Required if several proposals are submitted. In a separate document list program title and proposed change for all proposals. VI Copies and Electronic Submission After all signatures have been obtained submit the original, a paper copy and electronic file to the Faculty Senate Office, UH 221.