Statistics and the Media. (3) Statistical and information literacy. Experimental and survey design; descriptive statistics; basic probability; simple confidence intervals and hypothesis tests; statistical software; collection, management, and evaluation of information; and presentation of statistics in the media. Credit given for only STAT 110 or STAT 112. Carolina Core ARP and INF (INF credit only if taken at USC Columbia or Palmetto College Campus Spring 2013 or later.)
This change in course delivery is being proposed to meet the needs of undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. The College of Nursing recently changed their program curriculum to require STAT 112 instead of STAT 110 beginning in Spring 2018. The STAT 112 course offers the additional benefit to review the collection, management, and evaluation of statistical information. This process is crucial for the nursing student as they begin to analyze nursing research and evidence based practice. Nursing’s RN to BSN program helps nurses in South Carolina (especially in underserved areas of the state) matriculate to earn baccalaureate degrees in nursing which places them in a positon for advancement in the profession and opportunities to further their studies as graduate students. In order to align with the RN to BSN program timeline, the course will be offered as an 8-week course as requested by the College of Nursing. We request that approval be expedited for a Spring 2018 delievery to accommodate Nursing's recent program requirement changes.
The proposed STAT 112 course change is not identified as causing impact on other units at USC Columbia outside of the College of Nursing. This course as proposed will meet the needs of our ever changing healthcare system. In addition, this course will be very beneficial to students in the online RN to BSN program as well as potentially to the traditional undergraduate nursing student if/when course offerings are arranged for these cohorts.
Joynelle R. Jackson, EdD, MSN, RNC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement and Research
Director, RN BSN Program
College of Nursing
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Questions regarding the course schedule, specifically with regard to the exams:
Module 10 has Complete Exam II and the number of minutes (60) to complete the exam are included in the Module total minutes. Should this be Exam 1?
Module 16 also has Complete Exam II. Here the number of minutes (60) to complete the exam are not included in the Module total minutes. Is this the Final Exam referred to in Total Minutes excluding Final exam and if so perhaps labeled Final Exam and adjust minutes?
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- Michael Weisenburg
Requesting change to course delivery and Spring 2018 effective term
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses