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Comprehensive Standard 3.4.11

For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field.  In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration. (Academic program coordination)  

Judgement: Compliant


At the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate), each program coordinator has the appropriate terminal degree to be academically qualified to teach within the discipline.  The department chair is frequently the program coordinator. However, for departments with multiple degrees, faculty from the discipline may serve this coordinating function without formal administrative appointment.  The following table lists the program coordinators.

USC Upstate Program
USC Upstate Academic Catalog Page
Degree Type  Program Coordinator  
Interdisciplinary Studies  BA or BSYancy McDougal
Communication  BABen Myers
Art Studio in Graphic Design  BFAJane Nodine
Art Education  BAMary Lou Hightower
Commercial Music  BAGregg Akkerman
English  BAPeter Caster
Spanish  BAShannon Polchow
Information Management and Systems  BARon Fulbright
Mathematics  BSJerome Lewis
Computer Information Systems  BAJerome Lewis
Computer Science  BSJerome Lewis
Biology  BSJeanne Chapman
Chemistry  BSLisa Lever
Engineering Technology Management  BSTim Ellis
Psychology  BA or BSJudy Kizer
History  BACarol Loar
Political Science  BAAllison Clark Pingley
Sociology  BAClif Flynn
Criminal Justice  BSClif Flynn
Business Administration  BSDarrell Parker
Early Childhood Education  BALaura Hooks
Elementary Education  BAGreta Freeman
Middle Level Education  BAJudy Beck
Secondary Level Education  BA or BSJudy Beck
Physical Education  BSBen Snyder
Physical Education:  Exercise & Sport Science  BSBen Snyder
Special Education – Learning Disabilities  BSHolly Pae
Nursing  BSLynette Hamlin
Early Childhood Education  M.Ed.Tina Herzberg
Elementary Education  M.Ed.Tina Herzberg
Visual Impairment  M.Ed.Tina Herzberg

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