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RESOLUTION ON THE DEGREE PROPOSAL FOR A BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate
1/15/2014
64 in support; 2 opposed


ISSUE #14.14

  • 1/15/2014
    Manoa Faculty Senate
    Resolution on the Degree Proposal for a Bachelor of Environmental Design [Passed: 64: 2]
  • 11/25/2013
    Committee on Academic Policy and Planning
    Questions CAPP sent to Interim Dean Thomas R. Bingham of the School of Architecture that includes responses [PDF]
  • 12/2/2013
    Committee on Academic Policy and Planning
    Fall 2013 Report: On 10/14/13 CAPP was charged to examine the proposed Bachelor of Environmental Design. A sub-committee was assigned to review the proposal and to make recommendations to CAPP. Initial impressions are that the proposal is solid and straightforward. The sub-committee reviewed the proposal and prepared questions that were sent to Dean Bingham who recently responded. The sub-committee will share his responses and their recommendation to CAPP at the November 27th meeting. A resolution regarding the proposal will likely be brought to the larger Senate early in the Spring 2014 semester.
  • 10/14/2013
    Senate Executive Committee
    Issue Referral: Committtee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP)
  • 10/9/2013
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Degree Proposal: Bachelor of Environmental Design [BEnvD]

[PDF] (Transmittal)
[PDF] [DOC] (Resolution)

RESOLUTION ON THE DEGREE PROPOSAL FOR A BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Whereas, The proposed Bachelor in Environmental Design (BEnvD) is a more specific and recognizable name for the existing pre-professional program within the School of Architecture that has been offered since 2010 as a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies; and

Whereas, Of the 120 American institutions that offer accredited professional architecture degrees, 79 also offer a four-year pre-professional degree in architecture; and

Whereas, The BEnvD prepares students for the Doctor of Architecture program in the School of Architecture; and

Whereas, The BEnvD will offer concentrations in six areas-Construction Management, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Urban Design, and Architecture Design-where there are career opportunities for graduates holding a pre-professional degree; and

Whereas, The proposed BEnvD program will operate without significant additional funding using the current faculty and facilities of the School of Architecture; and

Whereas, 96% of the undergraduates in the current Interdisciplinary Studies program prefer the change to the BEnvD; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Mānoa Faculty Senate approves the proposal to establish a Bachelor of Environmental Design.


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