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Proposal Summary: WC-03-04

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TitleWorkplace Communication Certificate
Submitting DeanJohn P. Kristofco
Submitting CollegeWayne College -- Rick Yoder x8946
Departments Generating the ProposalWayne
Objection DeadlineNovember 29, 2002
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 18, 2003 by PR Nancy Stokes
Effective DateFall 2003
Brief Summary of ProposalResearch overwhelmingly speaks to the poor communication skills of employees in the workplace. Corporate America spends billions of dollars annually to retrain those employees, and weak literacy skills put companies at risk. At the same time, the nature of workplace communication has changed dramatically in the past decade. Employees must compose documents and make presentations that integrate text, graphics, audio, and video. A certificate in workplace communication will provide students both the theoretical foundations as well as the functional skills to succeed in the contemporary workplace.
Type of ProposalNew program
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedNovember 14, 2002 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedNovember 15, 2002 by IR Dolores Bezilla
Library StatusApproved with comment
Library CommentThe library's holdings are adequate for the present but need improvement. Necessary supplementary resources are being acquired. A complete list is on file.
Library Status UpdatedNovember 14, 2002 by WC asst to dean Rick Yoder
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements Updated

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