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RESOLUTION ON THE PROPOSAL FOR A DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate
11/20/2013
56 Support; 3 Opposed



ISSUE #8.14


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RESOLUTION ON THE PROPOSAL FOR A DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Whereas, The proposed program has operated as a specialization within the Doctorate of Philosophy in Education since 2007, has a steady-state enrollment of approximately 50 students, and has successfully graduated students (seven (7) graduates since 2012); and

Whereas, Educational Technology is recognized as a distinct field with curriculum and research requirements that differ from other areas of doctoral study in the College of Education; and

Whereas, Doctoral graduates in Educational Technology are expected to have a degree in Educational Technology for optimal job placement in professional and academic positions; and

Whereas, Creating this new program by transferring the locus of control of the PhD specialization in Educational Technology to the Department of Educational Technology with the name “Doctorate in Educational Technology” requires no additional funding; and

Whereas, The Department of Educational Technology, the College of Education Curriculum Committee and College of Education Faculty Senate approved this proposal, finding it consistent with the direction of College of Education doctoral education; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Manoa Faculty Senate approves the proposal to establish a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Technology.


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