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1 Baccalaureate Degree Program Proposal Recommendations from the Division of Florida Colleges Baccalaureate Review Team for Consideration by the Commissioner of Education A collaborative review was conducted by the Baccalaureate Review Team members, including staff from the Division of Florida Colleges and the Florida Colleges Budget Office. Written recommendations were submitted to the college by the Review Team, college staff revised the proposal, and submitted the final proposal, which is now complete and ready for consideration by the Commissioner of Education. Direct questions or concerns to Abbey Ivey at (850) or College Indian River State College Degree Type BS Degree Program Healthcare Management No alternative proposals were received for this program. Date Submitted to SBOE 9/17/13 Within 45 days following receipt of a completed proposal by the Division of Florida Colleges, the Commissioner of Education shall recommend approval or disapproval of the proposal to the State Board of Education. Section (5)(e), F.S. Comments Summary A Planning Process Indian River State College (IRSC) proposes to transition its existing Healthcare Management concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Organizational Management to a stand-alone Bachelor of Science (BS) in Healthcare Management to better address local workforce needs. The college notes students, employers and members of IRSC s Health Sciences Advisory Committee have requested that IRSC transition this concentration into a separate degree focusing specifically on the unique needs, policies, goals and environments of the healthcare industry. The BAS in Organizational Management was approved on February 20, 2012, and IRSC reports the Healthcare Management concentration had 261 enrolled students in , indicating high student demand. The college anticipates transitioning the concentration into a full degree program will prompt even stronger student interest. Planning documentation and letters of support from business leaders and economic development partners are included in the Supplemental Materials. IRSC convened three meetings with the higher education providers in the college s service district, including Florida Atlantic University (FAU), in 2009, 2011, and on December 13, The college shared its plans to develop this degree (and the two others being proposed by IRSC at this time) at the December 13, 2012, meeting with the higher education providers in the college s service district. IRSC notes no opposition or concerns were expressed by these institutions at that time. In April 2013, FAU submitted a letter of objection with regards to the three programs being proposed by IRSC, citing program duplication (letter included with the proposal materials). However, IRSC notes FAU had already closed its campus and terminated its undergraduate programs in the region, creating an urgent need. The college further states both FAU s former President and Provost have since left their positions, and IRSC President Edwin Massey met with FAU s Interim President, Dennis Crudele, on July 3, During this meeting, IRSC states Interim President Crudele acknowledged IRSC s rationale in developing these specific programs and expressed no opposition to these proposed programs in this instance due to FAU s suspension of similar programs at the shared campus. Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna had a subsequent conversation with President Crudele to confirm the lack of objection.

2 B C D E F Program Implementation Timeline Workforce Demand/Unmet Need Specific to Program Area Facilities and Equipment Specific to Program Area Library/Media Specific to Program Area Academic Resources Specific to Program Area The projected implementation date of the transition is January The complete timeline of implementation activities is located in Section B of the proposal. Citing the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) via Economic Modeling Specialists, International (EMSI), IRSC reports 3,347 current jobs in the Health Science Career Cluster requiring a baccalaureate degree in IRSC s service district, with 176 estimated annual job openings. By 2017, the number of jobs in the region is projected to increase by 16 percent, resulting in over 200 projected job openings that year. There is no main campus of a state university in IRSC s service district, and there are also no on-campus baccalaureate degree programs in Healthcare Management available from nonpublic postsecondary institutions. While it is not in IRSC s service district, FAU is the closest state university (main campus 100 miles from Fort Pierce). FAU produced 120 baccalaureate graduates in , and has produced an average of 99 graduates each year over the past five years. The college notes these graduates will also serve the huge South Florida FAU service region, which has an estimated 1,282 annual job openings. Based on this data, IRSC states there is an urgent, unmet need for Healthcare Management baccalaureate graduates in the region. The program will be housed in IRSC s Health Science Center, which is currently home to the BAS in Organizational Management Healthcare Management concentration. No new facilities will be needed. Two sets of faculty office furniture and four sets of computer/telephone equipment will be needed to replace and upgrade existing items. No new library materials will be required for program initiation. A total of $5,000 has been allocated annually for upgrade costs. IRSC currently has five full-time (all with terminal degrees) and nine part-time faculty members who are certified to teach in this program. The college anticipates hiring one additional full-time faculty member with a terminal degree during year one to teach additional Healthcare Management courses and to coordinate placements for field experiences/service learning. G Cost to Students The cost for four years of study at IRSC and other regional postsecondary institutions: IRSC = $13,256 FAU = $23,944 University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center = $24,572 Keiser University = $78,320 Barry University (BU) full-time = $112,640 BU part-time = $101,400 H Academic Content Admission to the program requires an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or an Associate in Science (AS) degree and completion of the required common prerequisite courses. The proposed curriculum replaces 18 credit hours of generic business and management coursework from the existing concentration with 18 credit hours of new healthcarespecific courses. This 120-credit hour program will be composed of 60 credit hours from the associate degree (including 18 credit hours of prerequisite courses), 18 credit hours of additional General Education or technical core courses, and 42 credit hours of upper division coursework. The college plans to explore specialized accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education after the program has been operational for at least three years. I Enrollment, Performance and Budget Plan IRSC anticipates 150 enrolled students during the first year and 248 students by the fourth year of operation. The program will be supported primarily through tuition and fees, Florida College System Program Funds, and application fee revenue. Private IRSC Foundation funds are also available, if necessary. The full budget is located on page 24.

3 J Plan of Action if Program Must be Terminated In the event of program termination, IRSC will phase out the program over approximately 18 months. Students would be contacted and offered advising to explore and expedite the most appropriate train-out alternative. IRSC also notes students enrolled in the existing Healthcare Management concentration of the BAS in Organizational Management will be allowed to complete their original degree program at any point in the future. All current healthcare courses in the existing BAS degree are also included in the new, stand-alone BS in Healthcare Management. Recommendation: Approve Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Division of Florida Colleges Date 8/21/13 Recommendation: Approve Chancellor, Division of Florida Colleges Date 8/27/13

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