Troy University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation
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)
 
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Narrative:  

Troy University is in compliance with this Comprehensive Standard.

University Assignment of Responsibility for Program Coordination

Undergraduate and graduate programs and their corresponding majors reside within the overall responsibility of the dean of the college in which the particular program resides. The responsibilities of the college deans are noted in the Faculty Handbook, page 14:

The dean is responsible for a college, school, program or service. These administrators are responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing objectives, strategies, and policies for each area of responsibility. His duties include participating in planning for the University, and the development, maintenance, and revision of the college curriculum; preparing and managing departmental budgets; recruiting, retaining, and professionally developing faculty and staff; managing departmental employees and recommending personnel actions including tenure, promotion, and continuance; and developing, monitoring, and chairing advisory boards. Colleges within the University represented by an academic dean include arts and sciences, business, education, communication and fine arts, and health and human services.

Troy University’s academic degree programs reside within one of five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Sorrell College of Business, Communication and Fine Arts, Education and Health and Human Services. These five colleges are led by deans who are academically qualified to assume ultimate responsibility for all academic programs located with their colleges:

College

Dean

Degree

Academic Field

Arts and Sciences

William Richardson, III

Ph.D.

Chemistry

Business

Donald Hines

Ph.D.

Business/Economics

Communication/Fine Arts

Maryjo Cochran

Ph.D.

Mass Communication

Education

Lance Tatum

Ph.D.

Physical Education

Health/Human Services

Damon Andrew

Ph.D.

Sport Administration

Undergraduate academic programs are under the direct responsibility of individuals who are academically qualified in the discipline area of that program. The undergraduate majors are the responsibility of a department chair/school director (these are analogous positions). The responsibilities of department chairs/school directors (Page 15) are noted in the Faculty Handbook:

Department chairs and directors are responsible for managing the administrative affairs of the department through scheduling classes, assigning teaching duties, and supervising departmental faculty and staff; providing leadership through coordinating departmental planning and curriculum evaluation and reform; mentoring and evaluating faculty and recommending personnel actions including tenure, promotion, and continuance; developing departmental resources through student and faculty recruitment and retention as well as providing an appropriate atmosphere for grant and contract activity; preparing and managing the departmental budget, and representing the department on the campus and in the community.

The following is a list of Troy University chairs/directors by college, campus location and academic qualifications. Each of Troy University’s chairs is academically qualified for the degree programs and curriculum to which he or she has been assigned responsibility.

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Location

Chair

Degree

Academic Field

Biology

Troy

Glenn Cohen

Ph.D.

Biology

Chemistry

Troy

Chris King

Ph.D.

Chemistry

Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Troy

Bill Grantham

Ph.D.

Anthropology and Archeology

English

Troy

Bill Thompson

Ph.D.

Literature and Poetry

History

Troy

Bryant Shaw

Ph.D.

History

Math and Physics

Troy

Dianne Porter

Ed.S.

Math Education

Political Science

Troy

Jim Rinehart

Ph.D.

International Relations

Computer Science

Dothan

Gary Buchanan

Ph.D.

Computer Science

Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Dothan

Larry Brown

Ph.D.

Sociology and Geography

English and Humanities

Dothan

Elizabeth Van Loo

Ph.D.

Visual Arts and Philosophy

History and Political Science

Dothan

Robert Saunders

Ph.D.

History

Math

Dothan

Sara Patrick

Ph.D.

Math

Natural Sciences

Dothan

William Dapper

Ph.D.

Biology

Computer Science

Montgomery

Irem Ozkarahan

Ph.D.

Computer Science

English

Montgomery

Kirk Curnutt

Ph.D.

English

History and Social Science

Montgomery

Annette Allen

Ph.D.

Sociology

Math and Physics

Montgomery

Jon Boncek

Ph.D.

Math

Science

Montgomery

Sig Harden

Ph.D.

Biology


Sorrell College of Business

Department

Location

Chair

Degree

Academic Field

School of Accountancy

Troy

Kaye Sheridan

Ph.D.

Accounting

Business Programs

Troy

Hank Findley

Ph.D.

Human Resource Management

Accounting

Dothan

Khamis Bilbeisi*

Ph.D.

Accounting

Management and Marketing

Dothan

Barbara  Minksky

Ph.D.

Marketing and Management

Business Programs

Phenix City

Cherie Fretwell

Ph.D.

Marketing

Business Programs

Montgomery

Dennis Self

Ph.D.

Management

Accounting

Montgomery

Beverly Strachan

MBA

Accounting


*Dr Bilbeisi also serves as the SCOB Associate Dean on the Dothan campus

 

Communication and Fine Arts

Department

Location

Chair

Degree

Academic Field

Art and Design

Troy

Jerry Johnson

MFA

Art/Graphic Design

Hall School of Journalism and Communication Studies

Troy

Steve Padgett

Ph.D.

Journalism/Speech

Long School of Music

Troy

Larry Blocher

Ph.D.

Music

Modern Languages and Classics

Troy

Peter Howard

Ph.D.

Greek and Latin

Theatre and Dance

Troy

Adena Moree

MFA

Theatre

 

Education

Department

Location

Chair

Degree

Academic Field

Education

Dothan

Rodney Davis

Ed.D.

Educational Leadership

Counseling and Psychology

Dothan

Virginia Mayer

Ed.D.

Counseling

Education

Montgomery

Kimberly Combs-Hardy

Ph.D.

Education

Counseling Psychology

Montgomery

Kimberly Combs-Hardy

Ph.D.

Education

Psychology

Montgomery

Sandra Harris

Ph.D.

Psychology

Counseling and Psychology

Phenix City

Kathryn Ness

Ed.D.

Psychology

Education

Phenix City

Isabelle Warren

Ed.D.

Psychology

Curriculum and Teaching

Troy

Susan Jan Oliver

Ph.D.

Elementary Education

Counseling, Psychology and Foundations of Education

Troy

David Andrew Creamer

Ed.D.

Counseling

 

Health and Human Services

Department

Location

Chair

Degree

Academic Field

Athletic Training

Troy Campus

Amanda Andrews

Ph.D.

Athletic Training

Human Services, Rehabilitation, Social Work

Troy Campus

Ben Arellano

MSW

Social Work

Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Troy Campus

Candice Howard-Shaughnessy

Ph.D.

Kinesiology

School of Nursing

Troy Campus

Bernita Hamilton

Ph.D.

Nursing

Graduate programs are evaluated and administered through a collaborative relationship between the deans of each college, program graduate coordinators, the graduate faculty of the University, and the Dean of the Graduate School. The Dean of the Graduate School (Page 15), working with the college deans, is ultimately responsible for the graduate curriculum at the University

The Graduate School is the academic unit responsible for administering and directing graduate study in accordance with the stated mission and goals of the University. The Graduate School monitors all policies and procedures relative to graduate admission, retention, and completion; graduate faculty; and graduate curricula and degrees. The Dean of the Graduate School administers the program of graduate studies. The Dean of the Graduate School is guided by the Graduate Council in the administration of the graduate degree programs, and reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. The Graduate Dean works with department chairs, associate deans, deans, associate provosts, vice chancellors, and off-campus directors to coordinate and administer the various graduate degree programs offered by the University.

The following is a list of graduate coordinators for the graduate programs at Troy University. Each of Troy University’s graduate coordinators is academically qualified for the degree programs and curriculum to which they have been assigned.

Graduate Program Coordinators

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Location

Graduate Coordinator

Degree

Academic Field

MS Computer Science

Montgomery

I. Ozkarah

Ph.D.

Computer Science

MS Criminal Justice

Troy

Jeff Lee

Ph.D.

Administration of Justice

MS Environmental & Biological Science

Troy

Glenn Cohen

Ph.D.

Biology

MS International Relations

Troy

Jim Rinehart

Ph.D.

International Rel.

Master of Public Administration

Troy

Ellen Rosell

DPA

Public Policy

SORRELL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Location

Graduate Coordinator

Degree

Academic Field

MBA

Troy

Ed Merkel

Ph.D.

Economics

EMBA

Troy

Ed Merkel

Ph.D.

Economics

MS Human Resources

Troy

Ed Merkel

Ph.D.

Economics

MS Management

Troy

Ed Merkel

Ph.D.

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Location

Graduate Coordinator

Degree

Academic Field

MS Ed Early Childhood

(P-3)

Dothan

Rodney Davis

Ed.D.

Educational Leadership

MS Ed Elementary Education (K-6)

Phenix City

Isabelle Warren

Ed.D.

Elementary Education

MS Ed Collaborative Teacher (K-6)

Troy

Jan Oliver

Ph.D.

Elementary Education

MS Ed Secondary Education (6-12)

Dothan

Shawn Plash

Ed.D.

Education

MS Ed Interdisciplinary Education (P-12)

Dothan

Shawn Plash

Ed.D.

Education

MS Ed Educational Administration (P-12)

Dothan

Rodney Davis

Ed.D.

Educational Leadership

MS Ed School Counseling (P-12)

Dothan

Virginia Mayer

Ed.D.

Counseling

MS Ed School Psychometry (P-12)

Montgomery

Kim Combs-Hardy

Ph.D.

Education

Ed S Early Childhood (P-3)

Dothan

Rodney Davis

Ed.D.

Educational Leadership

Ed S Elementary (K-6)

Phenix City

Isabelle Warren

Ed.D.

Elementary Education

Ed S Educational Administration (P-12)

Dothan

Rodney Davis

Ed.D.

Educational Leadership

Ed S School Counseling   (P-12)

Dothan

Virginia Mayer

Ed.D.

Counseling

Ed S School Psychology  (P-12)

Phenix City

Katheryn Ness

Ph.D.

Psychology

MS Counseling & Psychology

Location

Graduate Coordinator

Degree

Academic Field

- Clinical Mental Health

Phenix City

Katheryn Ness

Ph.D.

Psychology

- Community Counseling

Troy

David Andrew Creamer

Ed.D.

Counseling

- Corrections Counseling

Dothan

Virginia Mayer

Ed.D.

Counseling

- Rehabilitation Counseling

Dothan

Virginia Mayer

Ed.D.

Counseling

- Social Services Counseling

Montgomery

Kim Combs-Hardy

Ph.D.

Education

- Student Affairs Counseling

Troy

David Andrew Creamer

Ed.D.

Counseling

- Substance Abuse

Troy

David Andrew Creamer

Ed.D.

Counseling

Non-Licensure Education Programs

 

 

 

 

MS Adult Education

Troy

David Andrew Creamer

Ed.D.

Counseling

MS Post-Secondary Ed

Troy

Janet McNellis

Ph.D.

Foundations of Education

Ed S Community Counseling

Montgomery

Kim Combs-Hardy

Ph.D.

Education

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Location

Graduate Coordinator

Degree

Academic Field

MS in Nursing

 

 

 

 

- Clinical Nurse Specialist

Montgomery

Geraldine Allen

DSN

Nursing

- Nursing Informatics

Montgomery

Geraldine Allen

DSN

Nursing

- Nurse Practitioner

Montgomery

Geraldine Allen

DSN

Nursing

MS Sport and Fitness Management

Troy

Fred Green

Ph.D.

Sport Administration

University Assignment of Responsibility for Curriculum Development and Revision

University undergraduate program curriculum revision is coordinated across the institution’s multiple campuses and sites through the college deans, their associate deans and department chairs as well as programmatic discipline committees and college-wide curriculum committees. Discipline committees within each college are appointed by the college dean and are comprised of faculty and department chairs for the respective academic program areas. College-wide curriculum committees are also appointed by the college dean and are comprised of faculty and department chairs from within the dean’s college. Committee memberships are provided for the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, Sorrell College of Business, and College of Communication and Fine Arts.

For the four Alabama campuses, department chairs are responsible for coordinating curriculum review for academic programs on their campuses as well as suggesting revisions to the curricula for which they are responsible, including the development of new programs. These department chairs are assisted by faculty, graduate coordinators (if the changes involve graduate curricula) and an associate dean if appropriate; chairs report directly to a college dean or through an associate dean to the college dean, depending on campus location. The University has formalized the duties of the department chairs in their responsibilities for overseeing curricular revisions in the routing/review process described in the institution’s planning manual.

Curricular changes in the University’s Global Campus involve the approval of program locations only. Global Campus curricula are the same for all academic programs as those found on the four Alabama campuses. Troy University has a single undergraduate catalog, a single graduate catalog and a common curriculum for each degree program and major throughout all of its campuses and sites, including those delivered through eCampus. Any substantive change requests by Global Campus follow set guidelines to ensure that all SACS criteria for substantive change procedures are met. The University’s two standing committees which are responsible for all curriculum issues, the Undergraduate Academic Council and the Graduate Academic Council, are formally included in all curricular revisions and all substantive change requests.

College deans are responsible for approving all curricular revisions in their respective colleges. As part of this curricular oversight, deans are responsible for the assessment of their college’s curriculum, particularly the review and use of student learning outcomes. A general studies program sample is provided. The Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost regularly notes the University expectation for the deans and their responsibilities in the assessment and use of these learning outcomes and through his associate provosts (Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School) and deans maintains ultimate responsibility for them.

Troy University is in compliance with this Comprehensive Standard.

 

Supporting Documentation Location
Academic Steering Committee Minutes http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/asc-minutes/
Curriculum and Discipline Committee Memberships - College of Arts and Sciences http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/A-S-Academic-Discpline-Committees.pdf
Curriculum and Discipline Committee Memberships - College of Communication and Fine Arts http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/CCFA_Curriculum-Committee.pdf
Curriculum and Discipline Committee Memberships - College of Education http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/COE-CURRICULUM-COMMITTEES_facilitators.pdf
Curriculum and Discipline Committee Memberships - College of Health and Human Services http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/CHHS-Curriculum-Committee-and-Discipline-Committee.pdf
Curriculum and Discipline Committee Memberships - Sorrell College of Business http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/SCOB-Committees_AY07-08.pdf
Faculty Handbook, 2008 Edition http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/
General Studies SLO http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-04-11/General_Studies_SLO.pdf
Graduate Academic Council http://stars.troy.edu/troy_website/uac.html
Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (IP & E) Handbook, 2007-2008, Revised 11-15-2007 http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/IP-E-Process-Handbook_2007-2008.pdf
Undergraduate Academic Council http://stars.troy.edu/troy_website/uac.html

 

Last Updated: 08/22/2008