Resolution Regarding Offering of a Masters Degree in Information Technology

Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies

CGS&P Resolution 98/99 B

Approved by the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies: November 4
Approved by University Council: _____________
Approved by the President: _______________
Approved by the Board of Visitors: ___________
Effective: Fall 1998

WHEREAS, the need for a large number of additional personnel trained in the Information Technology disciplines has been clearly identified, and

WHEREAS, 110,000 personnel trained in Information Technology are needed in Virginia in the next five years, and the need for more personnel is perceived long term.

WHEREAS, Virginia Tech is a leader educating the citizens of Virginia in Information Technology related disciplines.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following recommendation be adopted by Council.

That under the leadership of the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences and Business, the university establish a broad based Masters Degree in Information Technology to serve the needs of the Commonwealth in the Twenty First Century.


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