Officials at Dalton State will unveil the College’s Academic Master Plan in a pair of presentations Thursday, March 24.
“Just as the Campus Master Plan laid out the proposed blueprint for our physical facilities, the Academic Master Plan lays out our plans for developing the College programmatically,” said Dr. Sandra Stone, Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will present the plan.
Similar to the Campus Master Plan, the five-year Academic Plan is designed for a more traditional student population that is seeking four-year degrees.
“As stewards of limited resources, it’s essential that we provide programs that not only meet the needs of our students, but also those of our regional employers,” Stone said. “We don’t want to prepare graduates to take jobs for which there is no demand.
“We have completed a careful evaluation and analysis of our programs and stated needs,” she said. “As a result, we will de-activate selected programs and re-allocate those resources elsewhere. We will revise other programs and then begin adding new degree programs.”
In addition, she will review several activities on campus that have been developed or enhanced to support the College’s academic programs.Those interested in learning more about the Academic Master Plan will have their choice of attending a presentation at 12:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall or one at 5:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 205 of The James E. Brown Center on the north end of the Dalton State campus.