Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 2, 2020
Date of Second Reading: March 30, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions – School of Community Resources and Development – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Community Development
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The BA in Community Development is a degree that equips students with tools to collaborate with, empower, and educate diverse community constituents by drawing on grassroots and inclusive frameworks such as sustainable development, social and environmental justice, participatory democracy, and social accounting. This degree is unique in that it allows students to select one of many emphasis areas related to community development. Areas of emphasis include: sustainability; social determinants of health; public policy; nonprofit leadership and management; American Indian studies, and community-based tourism and parks.