1 --~ ~ ~~~--~-~- UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE 8/17/09 DOCUMENT N: COURSE AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COVER SHEET See Course and Program Development Policy and Procedures for Instructions SCHOOL: LAW [J MSB [J YGCLA CJXX Contact Name: Kathryn Summers Phone: x6202 DEPARTMENT I DIVISION: School of Information Arts & Technologies SHORT DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL (State Document N action item from Box 3 below and program name OR course name, code, & number as applicable): 19: Program Title Change from Doctor of Communications Design to Doctor of Science in Information and Interaction Design PROPOSED SEMESTER OF IMPLEMENTATION: Fall [J Spring c:::j:iiir Year:~ t=1111.~ ''- ru ' Box 1: TYPE OF ACTION ADD(NEW) [J DEACTIVATE [J MODIFY [J X OTHER [J Box 2: LEVEL OF ACTION Non-Credit [J Undergraduate [J Graduate [J X OTHER [J ;( 1- Box 3: ACTION ITEM DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IMPACT REVIEWS APPROVAL SEQUENCE (check appropriate boxes) (see box 4 below) (see box 5 on back) (see box 6 on back) 1. Experimental Course 1 N,O,P a,c,e AC 2. Course Title N,O ACD 3. Course Credits N,O,(P) ACD 4. Course Number N,O ACD 5. Course Level N,O ACD 6. Pre & Co-Requisite N,O ACD 7. Course Description N, 0, P ABCDEF 8. New Course N,O, P ABCDEF 9. Deactivate a Course N,O ACDEF 10. Program Requirements N,O Jb, c, d, e)_ ACDEF 11a. UG S_Qecialization (24 credits or less) N,O a,b,c,d,e ACDEF 11 b. Masters Specialization ( 12 credits or less) N,O a,b,c,d,e ACDEF 11c. Doctoral Specialization (18 credits or less) N,O a,b,e ACDEF 12. Minor (add or delete) N,O a,b,c,d,e ACDEF 13. Closed Site Program N,O e ACDEIL 14. Program Suspension N,O,S a,e ACDEFGIJL 15. Program Reactivation N,O 16a. Certificate Program (ug/g) exclusively within existing degree program N,O a, c,e ACDEFJIM 16b. Certificate Program (ug/g) where degree programs do not exist or where courses are selected across degree programs (12 or more N,O,Q,R,S a, c,e ACDEFIKM credits) 17. Off-Campus Delivery of Existing Program N,O,S a,b,c,e ACDEJM 18a. UG Concentration (exceeds 24 credit hrs) N,O,S a,c,d,e ACDEFGIKM 18b. Masters Concentration (exceeds 12 credit hrs) N,O,S a,c,d,e ACDEFGIKM 18c. Doctoral Concentration (exceeds 18 credit hrs) N,O,S a, c, d, e ACDEFGIKM X 19. Program Title Change N,O,S a,c,d,e ACDEFGIKM 20. Program Termination2 N,O,S d,e ACDEFGIKM 21. New Degree Program 3, N,O,Q,R,S a, c,d,e ACDEFGIKM 22. Other Varies Varies Varies Box 4: DOCUMENTATION (check boxes of documents included) N. This Cover Sheet Q. Full 5-page MHEC Proposal T. Other 0. Summary Proposal R. Financial Tables (MHEC) S. Other documents as may be required by MHEC/ USM. P. Course Definition See Document htt!):// a~;mroval Grid docx 1 Approval of experimental course automatically lapses after two offerings unless permanently approved as a new course. 2 See USM Policy on the Review and Abolition of Academic Programs ( for list of information that must be provided for this action. 3 Letter of Intent is required by USM at least 30 days before a full proposal can be submitted. Letter of Intent requires only the approval of the dean and th&iprovost and is forwarded to USM by the Office of the Provost.
2 DOCUMENT N: COURSE AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COVER SHEET (Page 2 of 2) SCHOOL: LAW 1:1 MSB 1:1 YGCLA 1:1 X Contact Name: Kathryn Summers Phone: x6202 DEPARTMENT I DIVISION: School of Information Arts & Technologies SHORT DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL (State Document N action item from Box 3 and program name OR course name, code, & number as applicable): Interaction Design PROPOSED SEMESTER OF IMPLEMENTATION: 19: Program Title Change from Doctor of Communications Design to Doctor of Science in Information and Fall 1:1 Spring CJS' Year: ~ h1t 001,_. \(.lj_ -v II l:r~( f( Box 5: IMPACT REVIEW a. Library 9( No impact 1:1 Impact statement attached b. OTS 1:1 No impact 1:1 Impact statement attached c. University ions 1:1 No impact Impact statement attached d. /Admissions 13 No impact 1:1 Impact statement attached SIGNATURES (see procedures for authorized signers) DATE e. ~ecords ~ No impact 1:1 Impact statement attached Box 6: APPROVAL SEQUENCE APPROVAL SIGNATURES DATE F. Curriculum Review Committee UFS subcommittee G. University Faculty Senate (UFS option) H. University Council4 I. President J. Board of Regents- notification only K. Board of Regents - approval L. MHEC- notification only M. MHEC- approval Chair: Chair: Chair: President: II II if N. Middle States Association notification Required only if the mission of the University is changed by the action 4 University Council review (for a recommendation to the President or back to the Provost) shall be limited to curricular or academic policy issues that may potentially affect the University's mission and strategic planning, or have a significant impact on the generation or allocation of its financial resources.
3 UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE DOCUMENT 0: SUMMARY PROPOSAL See Course and Program Development Policy and Procedures for Instructions SCHOOL: LAW D MSB D YGCLA XXD Contact Name: Kathryn Summers Phone:x6202 DEPARTMENT I DMSION: School of Information Arts & Techno!_ogies SHORT DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL (State Document N, Box 3, action item and program name OR course name, code, & number as applicable): 19: Program Change from Doctor of Communications Design to Doctor of Science in Information and Interaction Design r PROPOSED SEMESTER OF IMPLEMENTATION: Fall Q Spring D~ Year: MoM-~ l'7j..ql ~11-\Ki ::-v 0-1: Briefly describe what is being requested: The DCD or Doctor of Communications Design degree was established in 1999 as part of the Communications Design program. This doctoral degree was originally an applied doctorate degree. The doctoral program has evolved through the years to focus more on information and interaction design, and is now offered through the Sdlool of Information Arts and Technologies. The degree was also changed to a research degree, rather than an applied doctorate, in fall We'd like to change the name of the degree to a Doctor of Science in Information and Interaction Design, to reflect its current requirements and current focus. This new degree name will benefit our students by more accurately reflecting the content and focus of their doctoral work. It will also facilitate recruitment efforts, which are currently hampered by the uniqueness of the DCD degree designation (it is the only DCD degree in the world). For new courses or changes in existing courses (needed by Registrar) OLD Title: Course# I HE GIS Code: Credits: NEW Title: Course# I HEGIS Code: Credits: 0-2: Set forth the rationale for the proposal: The DCD or Doctor of Communications Design degree was established in 1999 as part of the Communication Design Division. The doctoral program has evolved through the years to focus more on information and interaction design, and is now offered through the Sdlool of Information Arts and Technologies. It was originally an applied doctorate degree, and was changed in 2009 to be a research doctorate degree. We'd like to change the name of the degree to a Doctor of Science in Information and Interaction Design, to reflect its current requirements and current focus. This new degree name will benefit our students by more accurately reflecting the content and focus of their doctoral woric The original Doctor of Communications Design degree focused on communications design, and was offered by the School of Communications Design. It was designed for students or professionals in Publications Design who wanted an advanced degree that would add more innovative and often entrepreneurial applications. As an applied doctorate, with a fairly narrow focus, the uniqueness of the DCD degree (it is the only DCD degree in the world) was not a strong liability. However, the Doctor of Communications Design degree as currently constituted focuses on designing computer-based communication and information systems for educational or public sector applications, or on preparing graduates to work as advanced user research or online interaction design professionals. Some graduates also use the degree to prepare to teach in college and university settings. It is now a research degree, and the uniqueness of the degree is a serious liability both for our students (who must often explain that it is a real degree, and that they really have a doctorate degree) and for our recruitment efforts. See the attached comparison of the original and current degree goals and requirements.
4 ~~--~----- Original Program Description and Goals (1999): Current Program Description and Goals (2010): The DCD is a first professional degree that will prepare students to be leaders in a digital information society. It is intended that students will graduate with an understanding of the new digital technology, digital economy and digital culture; an appreciation of emerging communications systems; a critical and analytical perspective informed by history; a well-developed ability to produce content addressed to a variety of audiences; and the competence to create and manage complex projects in business, educational, or public sector environments. Original Program Requirements: 48 credits Core Courses (12 credits): PBDS 720 The Digital Economy PBDS 754 Promotional Strategies PBDS 810 Pro-Seminar One of the following: MGMT 762 Opportunity Analysis MGMT 763 Commercial Planning MGMT 797 New Venture The Doctor of Communications Design (DCD) prepares graduates to lead in developing and applying advanced communications techniques to commerce, culture, and society. Students learn to understand computing, networks, and communications media on both practical and conceptual levels. Learning Goals When students graduate they will be able to: Use and design new media effectively and innovatively Communicate their design solutions to communication problems effectively Apply principles of user-centered and iterative design to the development process Test aspects of the system for usability and appropriateness to its intended audience Evaluate new media in terms of a historically-informed, research-based scholarly and professional context Describe the social and cultural effects of information systems and their implementations Develop systems that can accommodate change and growth (plan for change and growth) Teach and publish in the area of new media (education track) Develop effective new media communication systems for the government or the public sector (public sector track) Current Program Requirements: 48 credits Core Courses (12 credits): IDIA 612 Interaction and Interface Design IDIA 842 User Research Methods PBDS 720 The Digital Economy IDIA 810 Proseminar
5 PUAD 626 Information Resource Management Skills Courses (9 credits): Three courses from the following areas: Advanced Writing Advanced Graphic Design Advanced Videography Advanced Interface Design/Hypermedia/Computing Applications/ Audience Courses (6 credits): Two courses from one of the following areas: Publishing, Advertising, Entertainment Business Applications/Content Government/Public Sector Applications/Content Teaching Applications/Content Electives (9 Credits) Qualifying Exam Doctoral Project: Special Topics (6 Credits) (preparation for the doctoral project) Project-Related Work (6 credits) (complete an approved doctoral project) Doctoral projects must demonstrate mastery and accomplishment in Writing, Design, and one of the following: interface design, hypermedia, computer graphics, computer programming, media design, videography, or statistics or survey techniques as related to market analysis. Projects must be a work of application demonstrating the ability to apply professional skills of design and writing, to analyze a problem, to define an audience, and to integrate content, medium and market. Projects may be done in print, Internet, CD-ROM, or video. Skills Courses (9 credits): Three courses in information design, graphic design, and developing new media using PHP, ActionScript, or Ajax. Areas of Focus (9 credits): Two courses from one of the following areas: User Research Interaction Design for New Media Government/Public Sector Applications Educational Applications Electives (6 credits) Qualifying Exam Dissertation/Doctoral Project (12 credits) Dissertation projects must represent an original work of scholarship that contributes to the use of digital information systems in the areas of user research, interaction design, education, or the public sector. The dissertation project will generally combine theoretical and applied components. The practical component must have been developed through user-centered, iterative design. The theoretical component of the dissertation project must place the applied component into its scholarly and professional context through an extensive literature review. Projects must include a written analysis of the problem that included an audience and market analysis; a business or implementation plan; and an analysis of the social impact of the project or the values developed in it. Projects must have a direct application to the business community, to
6 education, or to government; or it must be one that can easily be translated into a publishing or entrepreneurial venture. - -~ ~
7 OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR June 14, Univerelly of Maryland, Baltimore 1856 University of Maryland, College Park 1865 Bowie State University 1866 Towson University 1886 University of Maryland uotern Shore 1898 Frostburg State Unlversfly 1900 CGpjlin State University 1925 Salisbury University 1925 University of Baltimore 1925 Univerelty of Maryland Center lor Envitonmental Science 1947 Unlveraity of Maryland University College 1966 Universlty of Maryland, Sa/timon County 1985 University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute Dr. Robert L. Bogomolny President University of Baltimore 1420 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD Dear Bob: Thank you for forwarding the request of the University of Baltimore, to change the title of the Doctor of Communications Design (DCD) to a Doctor of Science (DS) in Information and Interaction Design. I am pleased to approve this change. Please express my appreciation to departmental faculty for their careful work in planning for this change. Sincerely, ~ William E. Kirwan Chancellor cc: Irwin Goldstein, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Theresa Hollander, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs y""1oseph Wood, Provost and.senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Diedre Badejo, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 3300 Melzeroll Road Adelphi, MD " Phone: ~ Fax: "
8 MHEC Creating a state of achievement.j0\2 vvoov ~(1\-fJ rv\.. t..tn(i 0..-rn,? M \ f \\ltu'\.l\j... Ld \ ~ ~artln O'Malley Governor Anthony G. Brown Lt. Governor 1 _t <.: A, I ' I \ttl Anwe; Hasan 1"\ ()~. Chairperson }). ~)~ fq1'xf.~( Elisabeth A. Sachs Interim Secretary June 29, 2011 Dr. Robert L. Bogomolny University of Baltimore 1420 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD Dear Dr. Bogomolny: The Maryland Higher Education Commission has reviewed a request from the University of Baltimore to rename the Doctor of Conununications Design (D.C.D.) as the Doctor of Science (D.S.) in Information and Interaction Design, to be effective in fall I am pleased to infonn you that tllis request has been administratively approved. The HEGIS and CIP codes will not change. This decision was based on an analysis of the program in conjunction with the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Policies and Procedures for Academic Program Proposals and the Code of Maryland Regulations. For purposes of providing enrollment and degree data to the Conunission, please use the following HEGIS and CIP codes: Current Program Title Conummications Design New Program Title Infonnation & Interaction Design Degree Level D.S. HE GIS CIP Shou~d the program require any substantial changes in the future, please keep the Conunission apprised. I wish you continued success. EAS:SAB:mts Sincerely, ~ Elisabeth A. Sachs Interim Secretary of Higher Education cc: Ms. Theresa Hollander, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Af sm.ul University of Baltimore Office of the President MARYlAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION 839 Bestgate Rd Suite 400 Annapolis, MD T F TTY for the Deaf