published Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Dalton: College master plan includes dropping some degrees, adding others

Staff photo by Allison Kwesell/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Traffic flows around Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga.
Staff photo by Allison Kwesell/Chattanooga Times Free Press Traffic flows around Dalton State College in Dalton, Ga.

Dalton State College officials today outlined details of an Academic Master Plan that includes eliminating several two-year associate degree programs.

Among those programs are associate of arts, economics, philosophy and sociology degrees.

College leaders also announced new program development, including a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a general studies bachelor’s degree.

The Academic Master Plan is designed for a more traditional student population that is seeking four-year degrees.

"It's always a work in progress, but overall, it's very dynamic plan," said Sandra Stone, the vice president for academic affairs who presented the plan today. "It aligns with the college's goal of promoting multiculturalism and diversity and improving student learning and academic support," she said during the presentation.

"It's a four-year plan that includes an ongoing assessment of all the programs," she said.

Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

about Perla Trevizo...

Perla Trevizo joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2007 and covers immigration/diversity issues and higher education. She holds a master’s degree in newswire journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas. In 2011 she participated in the Bringing Home the World international reporting fellowship program sponsored by the International Center for Journalists, producing a series on Guatemalan immigrants for which she ...

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