UNIVERSITY SENATE Proposed: February 27, 1998
RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A LIBERAL STUDIES MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM
IN HUMAN RIGHTS
WHEREAS, the emergence of human rights as a matter of deep concern both for professionals working in a number of fields and disciplines and others has created a need for specialized training in this area outside of the standard master's program in International Affairs, and
WHEREAS, the Education Committee has favorably reviewed a proposal from the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to establish a program whose graduates will earn a Liberal Studies Master of Arts degree in Human Rights, and
WHEREAS, the Committee is satisfied that the proposal has been approved by the Executive Committee of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, by the Registrar, the University Librarian, and the Provost;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the University Senate establish a new degree program in Human Rights, with the proviso that the Education Committee will review the program in five years;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be forwarded to the Trustees for appropriate action.