The institution provides instruction for all course work required for at least one degree program at each level at which it awards degrees.  If the institution does not provide instruction for all such course work and (1) makes arrangements for some instruction to be provided by other accredited institutions or entities through contracts or consortia or (2) uses some other alternative approach to meeting this requirement, the alternative approach must be approved by the Commission on Colleges.  In both cases, the institution demonstrates that it controls all aspects of its educational program. 

Compliance Judgment:  In compliance

Narrative

The University of North Carolina has given ECU degree-granting authority since the North Carolina General Assembly reorganized the state higher education system in 1971.  General Statutes of North Carolina Section 116-11 authorizes the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina system to determine the functions, educational activities, and academic programs of the constituent institutions, such as ECU, and to determine the types of degrees to be awarded.

As authorized by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina, East Carolina University (hereafter, ECU or the institution) offers degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, intermediate, and doctoral levels, as well as in four first professional areas, and provides instruction for all course work required for each program, thereby demonstrating control of all aspects of the institution’s educational program. 

Examples of each degree level offered and requirements for one bachelor’s program (bachelor of science in chemistry), one master’s program (master of social work), one intermediate program (educational specialist in educational administration and supervision), one doctoral program (doctor of philosophy in nursing), and one first professional program (doctor of physical therapy) can be found in Table 1 Documentation of Instruction for Course Work for Examples of Each Degree Level Offered.  

Course descriptions for all courses available in each degree program, as well as degree requirements for each degree offered, may be found in the ECU undergraduate catalog and the graduate catalog, the Brody School of Medicine Bulletin, and in School of Dental Medicine registration files. Table 2 Coursework for at Least One Program of Study at Each Level documents that all required courses for these programs have been offered by the university on a regular basis. 

ECU participates in the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students. ECU also participates in a North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) articulation agreement which grants to students credit based on course equivalencies and related requirements. The university also accepts transfer of course credit from accredited colleges and universities as outlined in the undergraduate catalog: credit by transfer, graduate catalog: credit by transfer, undergraduate admissions website, and the graduate admissions website.

In summary and in all cases, the institution controls all aspects of its educational program. 
 

Documentation


Reference Title

Location

Brody School of Medicine Bulletin

Brody School of Medicine Bulletin

General Statutes of North Carolina Section 116-11

GS116-11

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions Transfer Credit Policy

Graduate Catalog

2.7.4 grcat1112

Graduate Catalog: Credit by Transfer

2.7.4 grcat1112

North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

CAA

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Articulation Agreement - NCSSM

School of Dental Medicine Registration Files

School of Dental Medicine Registration Files

Table 1 Documentation of Instruction for Course Work for Examples of Each Degree Level Offered

Table 1, Principle 2.7.4

Table 2 Coursework for at Least One Program of Study at Each Level

Table 2, Principle 2.7.4

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions - Placement Credit

Undergraduate Catalog

2.7.4 ugcat1112

 

Undergraduate Catalog: Credit by Transfer

Credit_by_Transfer