Level I Program Form Department/program Summary

Level I Program Form
I Summary of Proposed Changes
Department/program Psychology
We ask to replace the titles of two of our graduate concentration areas with
one, more generic, title. Currently, our MA programs and our PhD programs
include the following two concentration areas: Developmental Psychology
and Animal Behavior. We propose to eliminate these two titles and replace
them with the more descriptive, more generic and more flexible title of
EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. The proposed title subsumes the
developmental and the animal behavior research areas but it is more
descriptive of what we do and more consistent with national nomenclature. In
addition the “Experimental Psychology” concentration area would cover
other research areas such as Social Psychology, Quantitative Psychology and
Cognition, all of which are already represented by tenure track faculty
members in the department. This change would not require any additional
An apt analogy for this change would be the use of “Wildlife Biology” as a
more generic, flexible and descriptive concentration area than specific
research areas such as Mammalian Studies, Avian Studies…etc.
II Endorsements and Approvals
Please obtain the Program Chair/Director’s approval, the Dean and the Associate Provost.
Requestor: Nabil Haddad
Phone: 243
Date 8/24/12
Program Chair/Director: Nabil Haddad
Other affected programs: None
Dean Chris Comer, CAS
Dean’s Signature
Initial Review in Provost’s Office
Faculty Senate Review
Are other departments/programs affected by this
Please obtain signature(s) from the
modification because of
Chair/Director of any such department/ program
(a) required courses incl. prerequisites or
(above) before submission
(b) perceived overlap in content areas
(c) cross-listing of coursework
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
(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
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 
The UM catalog does not include descriptions of
graduate programs and the Graduate School no longer
has a catalog.
Please explain/justify the new proposal or change. 
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.