Agenda Item No. V. A. 4. e.

Washburn University Board of Regents

SUBJECT: INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM PROPOSAL

DESCRIPTION:

The Intensive English Program was established by the Division of Continuing Education and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages(now International Studies) in the Spring 1995. It offers eight classes in four areas each semester: Speaking and Understanding, Grammar and Structure, Reading, and Writing.

It is proposed that the program be moved from its present base in Continuing Education to the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in Fall 1999. The courses will be "for credit" with letter grades but not applicable toward a degree.

The reason for the change is because 1) nearly all students in the program are international students on F-1 visas and the chair of International Studies is the designated officer to clear F-1 students; and 2) Intensive English is to international students a foreign language as Spanish, French, or German is to domestic students.

This proposal was given first reading by the University Council on December 10, 1998 and approved by the same group on January 21, 1999. The General Faculty approved the proposal on January 28, 1999.

FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:

None, but would increase credit hours for the University.

RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends that the Board approve the above Intensive English Program Proposal.

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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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