Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Review of Existing Instructional Programs

 

Institution: _____Chadron State College_______                         Program: __________Applied History

I certify the following:

-the information provided regarding this program is accurate

-the above named institution has in place a procedure for reviewing instructional programs              

and a copy of the procedure has been provided to the Commission

-such review took place on or about _____________________________________________

-such review was presented to the institution’s governing board on _____________________

-the governing board’s action was: _______________________________________________

 

Signed: ___________________________________________                      ____________________

(Chief Academic Officer or designated representative)                    (Date)  

Evidence of Demand and Efficiency

 

 

01-02

02-03

03-04

04-05

05-06

5 yr avg

Student Credit Hours (SCH)

     0

30

69

63

37

39

Faculty Full-time Equivalency (FTE)

0

.12

.24

.37

.12

.17

SCH/Faculty FTE

0.00

250.00

287.50

170.27

308.33

203.22

Number of

Degrees and Awards

 

(list degrees/

awards

separately)


BA

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

2

 

.4



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Evidence of Need (provide a statement below or attach document)

 

 

 

 

Justification if the program is below CCPE thresholds (provide a statement below or attach documentation)

 

 

________________________________________________________________________

For CCPE staff use only                                                                    Reviewers & Date:


Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 
 

 


Program Justification

Program Review 2006-2007


 

v     Applied History/Museum Studies Program

 

The Applied History/Museum Studies Program at Chadron State College was proposed and approved in March of 2001 for implementation in the Fall 2002, following the opening of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center on the campus of Chadron State College.  This program is currently the only museum program in the State of Nebraska. In 2006, a proposal for a Museum Studies minor was approved by Academic Review.

 

The following is an update on the proposal written to establish the Applied History/Museum Studies program and outline plans for the future.

 

o       Description/Purpose of the Program

 

The Program in Applied History/Museum Studies is a comprehensive interdisciplinary degree, training students to apply the study of history to a professional career in museology and similar professions.

 

o       Intended Competencies of Graduates of the Program

 

Graduates of the program will develop knowledge and acquire skills to design and build exhibits, accession and catalog artifacts, care for archives, administer a museum, create programming, and market the museum.

 

o       The Program in Applied History

Students must complete the Core Requirements; one option in Cultural and Physical Science, Museum Management or Art; and the General Studies Requirements. These requirements are listed in Appendix 2.

o       Assessment Plan for the Program

 

The Applied History/Museum Studies program is relatively new at Chadron State College; thus, historical documentation is scarce at this time for tracking the program. The first graduates from the program completed their degrees in May of 2006. The program was approved by the Board implemented in the Fall of 2002. This demonstrates the feasibility for a student to successfully complete the program in four years.

 

These graduates will be the best gauge of the program and its ability to meet the current needs of the marketplace. We will assess the success of our teaching and program initiatives by the ability of our graduates to enter graduate school and the workplace. We will do this by working with the Internship and Career Services Office and with the Alumni Office to track our graduates. One of the most immediate ways we will evaluate our success is by measuring course enrollments in Applied History/Museum Studies Courses. As mentioned in the Secretary of Education’s recent report “A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education,” more students are adopting a “cafeteria” approach to education. The report continues that “growing numbers of adult learners aren’t necessarily seeking degrees at all. Many simply want to improve their career prospects by acquiring the new skills that employers are demanding.”[1]  If we were to only look at degree completions, we would be discounting our impact and service to the life-long learners. Therefore, by measuring course enrollments, rather than degree completions we can better assess our effectiveness to our region.

 

We will use the resulting data to evaluate the modality of course delivery and teaching techniques. This data will also help us work with graduate school partners and other departments at Chadron State to refine the course of study and skill sets needed for the marketplace viability of our students.

 

There are several national organizations that look at museum education programs. By comparing our findings with those of other institutions, we will be able to compare the success of our programs with that of older, more established programs.

 

We will share this information with constituents via the College’s web-site once the College has its new web design on-line. As mentioned above, the assessment data will be course based. Once more students have completed the program, we will be able to post aggregate data on the web-site as well. We plan to share our all of our aggregate information with regional and national museum organizations through publication and presentations.

 

One example of measurable student learning is the Notebook assignment in “Introduction to Museums” (AHIS 231.) Students are required to find six articles about museums from popular media, with no more than three downloaded from the Internet, this includes on-line search engines such as Ebsco and WilsonWeb. The student then writes a one page response to this article founded on assigned readings in the course. Through this assignment, the instructor can evaluate prose literacy through the student’s selection of articles and their responses to the articles; integrated learning through the student’s synthesis of prose, coursework, and lectures; and critical thinking skills in their responses to difficult contemporary museum topics.

 

Assessment has already led to many changes in Applied History/Museum Studies courses. Content sequencing has been modified in response to student test scores and material comprehension. Instruction continues to integrate and coordinate with current topics in the Museum industry.

 

Assessment of student learning is currently evaluated at the program level through the student’s exit exam and portfolio. The exit exam is an essay format test which evaluates the student’s knowledge assessed against the stated program learning outcomes. The Social Sciences Department has been working as a whole to develop formalized guidelines for the student portfolios. For the Applied History/Museum Studies program, students are required to compile examples of coursework, including photographs of creative projects, into a self-contained overview of their studies[2].

 

The Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG) along with the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) are currently evaluating the best assessment methodologies for Museum Studies programs. The Applied History/Museum Studies program will continue to use the exit exam and portfolio until ACUMG and COMPT make their recommendations for assessment methodologies. Chadron State College is a member of and involved with both of the organizations.

 

o       Accreditation

 

At this time, there is not a specific accreditation for Applied History/Museum Studies programs. There is an accreditation process for museums. The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Director is working to prepare the Center and Chadron State College to begin this process.

 

o       Centrality to Role and Mission of Chadron State College

§         Relationship to Museums in the Region

 

The Applied History/Museum Studies program is the only coursework of its type available at any level in the State of Nebraska.  As such, we are contributing to the vitality of the region by giving students an opportunity to study and stay in the region that Chadron State serves. Offering this unique coursework allows Chadron State College to add to the diversity of the students and thus the region, by allowing them to explore an applied career path. In the program of Applied History/Museum Studies, internships are required. This service to the region is helping to provide not only educational opportunities to our students, but also the staffing and expertise needed by many of the institutions in our region.

 

Many of the positions in museums that come available in the region are entry level or generalist positions. The Applied History/Museum Studies program works to be of service to the region by preparing graduates from this program to fill these positions. Instruction in the program is designed to give the student the skills needed for an entry level positions or a solid basis for graduate work.

 

Applied History/Museum Studies program adds to the diversity and vitality of the region by educating upcoming professionals in the importance of caring for the history and diversity of the region in which they live. Without individuals trained in the care of past around them, that past – that diversity-- will be lost. Heritage tourism contributes to the vitality of the region in terms of the cultural and economic landscape. Applied History/Museum Studies graduates will help maintain that vitality by providing and maintaining the heritage tourism sites in our region.

 

§         Consistency with Chadron State College’s Long-Term Plan

 

Planning for the Applied History/Museum Studies program is very much tied to Vision 2011. The establishment of the Applied History/Museum Studies program is an illustration of the innovative ways that Chadron State is working to provide service to the region. One of the ways that the Applied History/Museum Studies program has worked to be responsive to the region is by offering various service learning opportunities.  The program has provided much needed assistance to several local museums including the Museum of the Fur Trade and Fort Robinson Museum through the College’s internship process. Assistance was offered to the Sallows Military Museum in Alliance following a devastating fire in the spring of 2005. The Applied History/Museum Studies program is currently coordinating a service learning opportunity to New Orleans to help museums recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

 

§         Meeting the needs of diverse and under-represented student populations

 

The Applied History/Museum Studies program supports the College’s mission for diversity in several ways.

 

In the Exhibit Design class (AHIS 331), students study the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to exhibit planning and design. As part of their course, students navigate around campus on crutches, in wheelchairs, or blindfolded. This exercise is done to not only increase awareness of accessibility issues in designing exhibits and public spaces, but also to help increase awareness of disability issues as a whole. Students as part of this course are also required, as part of their group project, to design exhibit labels which are ADA compliant in terms of font, reading level, and visual contrast. Students in the Introduction to Museums class (AHIS 231) are required to read about museum innovators from different time periods, disciplines, and genders. Most of the innovators that are studied are from the United States or Western Europe. Through the purchase of software, the Applied History/Museum Studies program will be able to take students on a virtual tour of museums around the world, with emphasis on Asia.

 

§         Expanded Opportunities for Knowledge and Life-Long Learning

 

Through the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, the College has been able to bring in several speakers and presentation on museum issues, most significantly as host of the Nebraska Museums Association annual conference in 2004. As mentioned above, the Applied History/Museum Studies program is working on a trip to New Orleans for disaster recovery in museums. This type of opportunity will not be available to many students in our greater region. Trips like this help to expand students’ knowledge and global awareness.

 

 

v     Evidence of Need and Demand

o       Need for Program

 

The establishment of the Applied History/Museum Studies program is tied to regional demographics. According to the American Association of Museums (AAM)’s national statistics[3], one in 480 Americans age 18 and older is a museum volunteer. In the state of Nebraska there are 1,341,836 individuals are over the age of 18, according to the 2000 census[4]. Using the statistics listed above, 2,795 are volunteers at museums and five Chadron State College students are volunteers as well (using the same equation and using the enrollment number of 1,966 students provided by T. Dawson on 7/25/2006.) Most of the non-traditional students that have enrolled in the Applied History/Museum Studies courses have been volunteers at local museums. These courses are helping volunteers to develop the skills that are needed to be more effective in their institutions and bring greater professionalism to the many small institutions in the region.

 

§         Jobs and Educational Opportunities for Graduates

 

From 1998 to 2000, there were almost 500 nationally advertised director/CEO openings in Aviso, the American Association of Museums’ monthly newsletter[5]. Again these are nationally advertised positions for director/CEO, most of the museums in Nebraska and the region will conduct statewide searches, making the number of open positions much larger. The presented figure does not include the number of curators, educators, and exhibit professionals that were needed during this period either. The United State Bureau of Labor Statistics[6] states that employment of archivists, curators, and museum technicians is expected to increase about as fast as the average[7] for all occupations through 2014. Jobs are expected to grow as public and private organizations emphasize establishing archives and organizing records and information as public interest in science, art, history, and technology increases. Museum and zoo attendance has experienced a drop in recent years because of a weak economy, but the long-term trend has been a rise in attendance, and this trend is expected to continue. There is healthy public and private support for and interest in museums, which will generate demand for archivists, curators, and museum technicians. With this type of job growth potential, Chadron State College is innovatively creating new job opportunities for its graduates.

 

§         Program contributes to Economic Development in the Service Area

The Applied History/Museum Studies program is tied directly to regional needs and economic development.

 

According to the American Association of Museums (AAM)’s national statistics, nine out of ten counties in the United States have at least one museum[8]. Twenty-nine museums in Chadron State’s fourteen county service region are members of the Nebraska Museums Association (NMA)[9]. Appendix 3 illustrates that there are many museums in the Chadron State College service region that are not part of NMA.  These institutions, whether or not they are part of an association, are part of the billion dollar Heritage Tourism industry.

 

Heritage Tourism[10] is defined as traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present, including cultural, historic and natural resources. According to a 2003 national research study[11] 81% (118 million) U.S. adults who traveled in 2002 were considered cultural heritage travelers. These travelers included historical or cultural activities on almost 217 million person trips last year, up 13 percent from 192 million in 1996. Visitors to historic sites and cultural attractions stay longer and spend more money than other kinds of tourists. Cultural and heritage visitors spend, on average, $623 per trip compared to $457 for all U.S. travelers excluding the cost of transportation. Thirty percent of cultural heritage travelers report that their destination choice was influenced by a specific historic or cultural event or activity[12]. Perhaps the biggest benefits of cultural heritage tourism, though, are diversification of local economies and preservation of a community’s unique character[13].

 

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation[14], which among its federally designated duties is to advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy, emphasizes that heritage tourism can be an important agent in promoting community pride and enhancing quality of life. As communities focus on presenting their heritage assets to tourists, they gain increased appreciation for such resources and the need for trained professions to develop and care for these resources.


 

§         Similar Programs offered in State by Public or Private Institutions

 

No other institution in the State of Nebraska is offering museum studies courses

 

§         Similar programs offered in contiguous state and that could be reasonably accessible to residents of Nebraska.

 

U=Undergraduate courses; G=Graduate courses; MA=MA program; C=Certificate program; I=Internships available

University of Colorado, Boulder 
Master of Basic Science, Museum and Field Studies

U G MA C I

University of Missouri, Columbia 
Museum Studies Courses

U G MA C I

University of Denver 
Museum Studies Concentration

U G MA C I

University of Missouri, St. Louis 
M.A. in Historical Agencies, Museum Studies

U G MA C I

University of Kansas 
Master of Historical Administration and 
Museum Studies Program

U G MA C I

University of Montana, Missoula 
Cultural Heritage Track

U G MA C I

Wichita State University 
Museum Studies Courses

U G MA C I

University of Oklahoma 
Master of Liberal Studies with Museum Emphasis

U G MA C I

University of Iowa
Certificate Program

U C I

Texas Tech University 
Museum Science Program

U G MA C I

Southeast Missouri State University

B.S. in Historic Preservation

U     I

University of ColoradoColorado Springs

Museum and Gallery Program

 U

U=Undergraduate courses; G=Graduate courses; MA=MA program; C=Certificate program; I=Internships available[15]

 


 

o       Demand for the Program

§         Student Interest

 

The addition of a Museum Studies minor is in response to the requests of Chadron State College students and to the marketplace. In the first few years of the program, three students had taken all museum courses offered, excluding internship, and could not receive credit for them as a distinct course of study. The courses would appear on their transcripts, but only as electives. The students did not want to change their primary major to Applied History, but wanted to see the addition of a Museum Studies minor. The students had already earned enough credits to equal a minor, but could not receive credit for them as such.

 

As Chadron State College began looking at issues of recruitment, it began also to look at the marketplace[16]. Professional organizations and job advertisements are showing that employers are looking for potential employees who have a content specialty and experience in and with museums. By developing the Museum Studies minor, students will be able to expand their career choices beyond Applied History/Museum Studies to other career avenues such as art and antiquities appraisal, art gallery ownership/director, object/art transportation, and cultural property legislation to name a few.

 

§         Enrollment Projections

Expected enrollment numbers presented in the 2001 proposal stated that by 2006 (Year Five) a total of twenty-five students would be enrolled in the program. The numbers were based upon aggressive regional communication of the program. Numbers were also based upon the total number of degrees awarded in the Social Sciences department. Following the approval for addition of the program, the College underwent significant budget cuts which affected the marketing efforts for the program. The proposal did not take into consideration the program as a comprehensive major and focused specialization of the program.

 

·        Short-Term Enrollment Enhancement Plan

 

o       Addition of Museum Studies Minor

 

Until this year, it has not been possible to transfer credits from the Applied History/Museum Studies major into a minor making the program less attractive to many undecided/undeclared students. With the addition of the minor, we are optimistic that more students will consider the Museum Studies minor.

 

o       Social Sciences Welcome Day

 

In a joint initiative with the other two majors in the Social Sciences Department, the Applied History/Museum Studies program will co-host a Social Sciences Welcome Day. The program will host regional high school students that are interested or potentially interested in one of the Social Science programs, including Applied History.

 

o       Service Learning Opportunities

 

In addition to the upcoming Applied History/Museum Studies trip to New Orleans, the Applied History program is working to continue and expand service learning opportunities throughout the region and nation.

 

·        Long-Term Enrollment Enhancement Plan

 

o       Transition from Comprehensive Major to Subject Major

 

As we look at requirements and prerequisites for the Options associated with the Applied History/Museum Studies Program, there needs to be revisions. Other departments on campus have modified or added courses which have affected the prerequisites for required courses. In some cases, these modifications have added as many as twelve hours to a student’s course of study. Also looking at the required course offerings, the coursework is restrictive to individuals looking at areas other than history or art. If someone is interested in working at a Natural History museum, for example, the current configuration of coursework does not adequately prepare the student for that line of work. As we work toward a more student-centered learning experience, we must make our programs of study more flexible to allow each student to design the course of study that will help him/her achieve his/her goal.

 

The Social Sciences Department will begin review of this the change to the program in the Spring of 2007.

 

o       Faculty Status for Applied History instructors

 

Currently the Applied History instructor is classified as Professional Staff with teaching assignment. As the program begins to grow and expand, faculty status, as special appointment faculty, may need to be granted. This change in designation will open the door for additional special appointment faculty to be added for areas of specialization.

 

 

v     Adequacy of Resources

 

o       Faculty and Staff

 

As outlined in the original proposal, the Applied History/Museum Studies Comprehensive Major is taught by instructors who are already a part of Chadron State College; therefore, the program costs the institution nothing beyond what is already committed to the MSHPHC and to Chadron State College instruction.

 

In terms of support services, the Center has brought degreed museum expertise to the campus. This expertise not only helps the Center and the campus in bring greater professionalization, but also in being of service to the region. The Center also provides support for ongoing research by providing housing for collections and assistance with research requests.

 

o       Resources

§         Library and Instructional Resource Holdings

 

The Social Science Department has been consistently working the Applied History/Museum Studies program to develop the Library holdings, in both electronic and paper-based formats. The Department has also facilitated the purchase of Applied History/Museum Studies materials for the Instructional Resource Center.

 

§         Facilities and Equipment

 

The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center (MSHPHC) serves as the primary hands-on laboratory for the Program. All additional equipment and supplies needed for the Applied History/Museum Studies program has been purchased by and through the MSHPHC.


 

§         Budget Projections

 

The Social Sciences Department Chair works with the Applied History/Museum Studies program to assess course rotation and resources currently available and needed for the program.

 

o       Meeting Needs through Partnerships and Collaborations

 

The Applied History/Museum Studies program works with outside constituents in assessing the needs of the future profession. Discussions have started with specialized graduate programs, such as the University of Oklahoma, to insure that Chadron State graduates have the knowledge and skills graduate programs are looking for from incoming students. Chadron State has also begun conversations with Oglala-Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation to offer a course in the care of Native-American cultural property.

 

The College is involved with the Nebraska Museums Association (NMA) and the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA). MPMA is a ten state regional association. The Applied History/Museum Studies program is continually looking at job postings in the museum field within Nebraska and the MPMA region to see what types of jobs are being offered and what skills are needed to fill these jobs.

 

Chadron State is a member of several of the American Association of Museums’ (AAM) Standing Professional Committees. These committees include the Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT) and the Committee on Education (EdCom).The Committee on Museum Professional Training serves as a forum for the discussion, study, and dissemination of knowledge on professional training and opportunities/options, provides direction to all museum professionals seeking enrichment, and develops and advocates training standards and ethics. COMPT strives to assist museum professionals and pre-professionals in their career learning experiences, to address the continuous need to develop and enhance professional goals, and to proactively engage with pressing concerns that affect professionals across the field. The Committee on Education brings together museum educators and other museum professionals to advance the purpose of museums as places of learning, to serve as advocates for audiences, and to promote professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education. As members of these committees and as a member of the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries (ACUMG), the College is connected to those in the museum profession that are looking at learning, assessment, and issues relating to the future of the museum profession.

 

The Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center staff and Applied History/Museum Studies instructors meets with constituents individually, meaning that they speak with museum directors and administrators individually about what their needs are. The instructor also belongs to several professional museum organizations that are active on a regional and national level. These organizations and affinity groups are:

 

            American Association of Museums

                        Professional Interest Committee

                                    EXHIB – Committee on Traveling Exhibits

                        Standing Professional Committee         

                                    MMC – Museum Management Committee

                                    COMPT – Committee on Museum Professional Training

                                    NAME – National Association for Museum Exhibition

                        EdCom – Committee on Education.
American Association for State and Local History
Association of College and University Museums and Galleries
Mountain-Plains Museums Association

Nebraska Museums Association
Nebraska State Historical Records Advisory Board
Nebraska Travel Association

Bridges to Buttes Scenic Byway Committee

 

v     Summary

 

In summary, the uniqueness of this program within the State of Nebraska and the economic impact opportunities that the program has for our region are two of the most compelling reasons for the continuation of the program. The Applied History/Museum Studies program is working with regional institutions and constituents to insure that Chadron State College graduates are prepared for the marketplace of today and tomorrow.


Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 

 
 

 


Guide to Appendices

Appendix 1 – Portfolio for Applied History Majors

Appendix 2 – Requirements for the Applied History/Museum Studies Program

Appendix 3 - Museums located in the Chadron State College Service Area

Appendix 4 – Out of State museums located with 100 miles of Chadron State College


 

Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 
 

 


Appendix 1

Portfolio for Applied History Majors


Portfolio for Applied History Majors

 

Purpose

The portfolio is a collection of work throughout your undergraduate studies in Applied History. Aside from the personal statement, the content will come from your upper division courses (300 level and above), with emphasis on Applied History and Option coursework, including internships. Professors in respective disciplines are available to guide you in these efforts.

 

General Requirements

 -    The assignments selected for inclusion must have received a 2.0 or better.

 -    Portfolio will be presented for grading in a self-contained format, able to fit in an 11x14 envelope.

 -    All images of work will be presented as printed color photographs, minimum 300 dpi if from a digital source. Digital formats, such as CDs and DVDs, will not be accepted.

 -    A self-addressed stamped envelope is required if return of the portfolio is desired by mail.

 -    The Applied History Program, Social Science Department, and Chadron State College assume no responsibility for loss or damage to submissions.

 

Specific Requirements

    

  1. Resume and Personal Statement

Students must write and include a

      -Professional resume as the opening document to the portfolio. Students are encouraged to include campus activity, academic interests, and career ambitions in this document. Career Services can assist students with this requirement.

      -Brief personal statement reflecting on their coursework and time at Chadron State College. Students are encouraged to keep in mind that this portfolio may be used for professional purposes. Spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure will be factored into the grading.

 

  1. Scholarly Activities

Students must include at least one scholarly written work from each upper division course taken. This may include assignments such as critical reviews, applied projects, comparative papers, and persuasive essays. Students are encouraged to discuss with professors their intention to include an assignment in the portfolio prior to embarking on the assignment.

 

  1. Graphic Projects

Students that choose to include materials from courses where creative works or projects are produced, such as Art classes and Exhibit Design, are encouraged to photograph their works. Rather than turning in original artworks, exhibit models, or oversized works, students are encouraged to photograph these projects and include the labeled photographs in their portfolio. Photographic technique guidelines, which vary by discipline, should be followed according to the discipline that the image is representing.   


 

Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 
 

 


Appendix 2

Requirements for the                                               Applied History/Museum Studies Program


Program Requirements for the Applied History Comprehensive Major

Students must complete the Core Requirements; one option in Cultural and Physical Science, Museum Management or Art; and the General Studies Requirements.

Core Requirements for the Applied History/Museum Studies Program

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

HIST 339

Nebraska History

3

HIST 430

History of American Indians

3

HIST 446

The American West, 1500-1890

3

AHIS 231

Introduction to Museums

3

AHIS 330

Management and Care of Collections

3

AHIS 331

Exhibit Design

3

AHIS 333

Museum Administrations

3

AHIS 390

Applied History Internship

6

Total Hours

27

Option I: Cultural and Physical Science[17]

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Core Requirements (above)

27

ANTH 231

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 337

People & Cultures of North America

3

ANTH 435

Northern Plains Indian Cultures

3

GEOG 339

Geography of the Great Plains

3

GEOS 337

Paleontology

3

GEOS 436

Field Excavation & Procedures

3

Electives from list below

8

Total Hours

53

Option II: Museum Management[18]

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Core Requirements

27

ACTG 241

Accounting Principles

3

ACTG 433

Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

MGMT 330

Organizational Theory and Behavior

3

MKTG 231

Principles of Marketing

3

MKTG 336

Advertising

3

Electives from list below

8

Total Hours

53

Option III: Art[19]

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Core Requirements

27

ART 229

Graphic Design I

3

ART 329

Graphic Design II

3

ART 338

Art History I

3

ART 339

Art History II

3

ART 340

Twentieth Century Art Survey

3

FCS 341

Textiles

3

Electives from list below

8

 


Electives

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

ACTG 241

Accounting Principles I

3

ACTG 433

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

ACTG 229

Graphic Design I

3

ART 329

Graphic Design II

3

ART 339

Art History I

3

ART 339

Art History II

3

BIOL 448 and 448L

Ethnobotany of the Northern Plains and Lab

4

ELM 434

Electronic Information Technology

3

FCS 341

Textiles

3

GEOG 339

Geography of the Great Plains

3

GEOS 337 and 337L

Paleontology and Lab

4

GEOS 436

Field Excavation & Procedures

1-3

MKTG 231

Principles of Marketing

3

 


 

Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 
 

 


Appendix 3

Museums located in the Chadron State College            Service Region


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
301 River Road, Harrison, NE 69346

http://www.nps.gov/agfo

Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park
P.O. Box 38, Merriman, NE 69218
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/

*Ash Hollow State Historical Park
P.O. Box 70, Lewellen, NE 69147-0070
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/

Banner County Historical Society
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Harrisburg, NE 69345

Bayard Chimney Rock Museum
1339 Main St., P.O. Box 313, Bayard, NE 69334
http://bayardmuseum.tripod.com/home

Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd., North Platte, NE 69101
http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/

Chappell Museum Association and Sudman-Neumann Heritage House
5th & Vincent St., Chappell, NE 69129
http://www.westnebraska.com/sudmanhome.htm

Chase County Historical Museum
Champion, NE 69023
http://www.chasecounty.com/museum2000.htm

*Cherry County Historical Society Museum
Hwy
20 and Main Street, Valentine, NE

Cheyenne County Historical Society and Fort Sidney Complex
6th & Jackson St., Sidney, NE 69162
http://www.sidney-nebraska.com/tourism

Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Abbott Visitor Center
, P.O. Box F, Bayard, NE 69334 http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites

 

*Cody Park Railroad Museum
1400 North Jeffers, North Platte, NE 69103

*Custer County Museum
445 South 9th, Broken Bow, NE 68822

Dalton Prairie Schooner Museum
Hwy.
385, Dalton, NE 69131 http://www.westnebraska.com/prairieschooner/us.htm

Dawes County Historical Museum
341 Country Club Rd., P.O. Box 1319, Chadron, NE 69337
http://www.chadron.com/dchm/

Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geoscience,
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE 69337
http://www.csc.edu/mathsci/naturalsci/museum0.htm

Farm and Ranch Museum
2930 M St., P.O. Box 398, Gering, NE 69341
http://www.farmandranchmuseum.com/

Fort Robinson Museum,
P.O. Box 304, Crawford, NE 69339
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites

Garden County Museum and Rock School
W. 1st & Ave. E (museum), W. 2nd & Avenue G (school) Oshkosh, NE 69154
http://www.westnebraska.com/gardencomus.htm

Grant County Courthouse
P.O. Box 139, Hyannis, NE 69350

*High Plains Historical Society
4221 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001
http://www.aboutmccook.com/lndmark.htm

*High Plains Herbarium at Chadron State College
1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337

*Hudson-Meng Bison Bonebed
1811 Meng Dr., Crawford, NE 69337

 

Knight Museum of High Plains Heritage
908 Yellowstone St., P.O. Drawer D, Alliance, NE 69301
http://www.westnebraska.com/knightmus.htm

Lincoln County Historical Society
2403 N. Buffalo, North Platte, NE 69101
file:///C:/npcanteen.tripod.com/canteen/lchm.html

Little House Monument
Stratton, NE 69043

Lodgepole Depot Museum
1424 Peterson Blvd., Lodgepole, NE 69149
http://www.westnebraska.com/lodgpolmuseum.htm

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center
Chadron State
College, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337
http://www.csc.edu/sandoz/

McPherson County Historical Society
HC 71, P.O. Box 20, Tryon, NE 69167

*Mexican American Historical Museum
Pioneer Park
, 2nd Ave. and 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE

Museum of the Fur Trade,
6321 Hwy. 20, P.O. Box 1276, Chadron, NE 69337
http://www.furtrade.org/

*North Platte Area Children’s Museum
314 North Jeffers Street, North Platte, NE 69103

North Platte Valley Historical Association
11th & J Sts., P.O. Box 398, Gering, NE 69341
http://www.npvm.org/

* Ogallala Mansion on the Hill
West 10th and Spruce Street, Ogallala, NE

Perkins County Historical Society
6th & Central Ave., Grant, NE 69140

*Pioneer Trails Museum
Hwys 385 and 92, Bridgeport, NE

*Plains Historical Museum
2nd and Chestnut, Kimball, NE

*Potter Historical Museum
Sherman Street
, Potter, NE

*Prairie Schooner Museum
Highway
385, Dalton, NE

*Railroad Museum
Front Street
, Potter, NE

*Riverside Zoo
1600 S. Beltline Hwy West, Gering, NE

*Rosebud Lakota Museum
Valentine, NE

Rushville Museum,
Hwy. 20, Rushville, NE 69360
http://www.ci.rushville.ne.us/visit.htm

*Sallows Military Museum
1100 Niobrara St., Alliance, NE

*Sandhills Museum
Valentine, NE

Scamahorn Church Museum
W. 5th St., Gordon, NE 69343
http://www.ci.gordon.ne.us/tour.htm

Scotts Bluff National Monument
190276 Hwy. 92 W., Gering, NE 69341
http://www.nps.gov/scbl

*Senator George Norris State Historic Site
706 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites

*Sheridan County Historical Museum
Rushville, NE

*Sioux County Historical Museum
Harrison, NE

*Thomas County Historical Society
609 Court St., Thedford, NE 69166

Trailside Museum
Hwy. 20 at Fort Robinson State Park, P.O. Box 462, Crawford, NE 69339
http://www.museum.unl.edu/trailside

*Tri-State Old Time Cowboy Museum
4th and Oak, Gordon, NE

*Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation
413 N. Webster St., Red Cloud, NE 68970

*Willa Cather State Historic Site
326 N. Webster St., P.O. Box 326, Red Cloud, NE 68970
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites

*Wildcat Hills Nature Center
210615 Highway 17, Gering, NE

*Wildlife World at Wyo-braska Natural History Museum
10th and U Street, Gering, NE

 


 

Applied History/Museum Studies

Chadron State College

 
 

 


Appendix 4

Out of State museums located within 100 miles of     Chadron State College


Borglum Historical Center
342 Winter St., Keystone, SD 57751
http://www.rushmoreborglum.com

Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum
411 Mt. Rushmore Rd., P.O. Box 826, Custer, SD 57730
http://www.custered.com

Fall River County Historical Museum
300 N. Chicago St., P. O. Box 361, Hot Springs, SD 57747
http://www.hotsprings-sd.com

Four Mile Old West Town
Rt. 1 Box 57E, Custer, SD 57730

Indian Museum of North America
Crazy Horse Monument, Avenue of Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730
http://www.crazyhorsememorial.org

Jewel Cave National Monument
RR 1, Box 60 AA, Custer, SD 57730, SD 57751
http://www.nps.gov/jeca

Keystone Area Historical Society
403 3rd St., P.O. Box 177, Keystone, SD 57751

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
1800 Highway 18 Truck Rt., P.O. Box 692, Hot Springs, SD 57747
http://www.mammothsite.com

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
P.O. Box 268, Keystone, SD 57751
http://www.nps.gov/monu

National Museum of Woodcarving
P.O. Box 747, Custer, SD 57730

National Presidential Wax Museum
P.O. Box 238, Keystone, SD 57751
http://www.presidentialwaxmuseum.com

Peter Norbeck Visitors CenterCuster State Park
HR 83, Box 70, Custer, SD 57730
http://www.custerstatepark.info

Pine Ridge Heritage Center
100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Stage Coach Museum
322 South Main St., Lusk, WY 82225

Wildlife Station Visitor Center – Custer State Park
HR 83, Box 70, Custer, SD 57730

Wind Cave National Park
RR 1, Box 190-WCNP, Hot Springs, SD 57747
http://www.nps.gov/wica

 

 

 

 



[1]  “A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education.” A Report of the Commission Appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.  Pre-publication Copy, September 2006, Page viii

 

 

[2] Appendix 1

[3] “Making the Case about the Value of Museums” from the American Association of Museums.       www.aam-us.oreg/sp/yom/statistics.cfm               

[4]Nebraska Population by Age” from the Nebraska Energy Office. www.neo.ne.gov/statshtml/77.html

[5] Arts Insights e-newsletter, February 2002.

[6] “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians” from the U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics. www.bls.gov/oco/ocos.htm

[7] ‘As fast as average’ is defined as a projected employment increase of 9 to 17 percent between 2004 and 2014.  “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Key phrases in the Handbook” from the U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics. www.bls.gov/oco/ocos20016.htm

[8] “Making the Case about the Value of Museums” from the American Association of Museums.       www.aam-us.oreg/sp/yom/statistics.cfm

[9] http://www.nebraskamuseums.org/directory.html#3

[10] http://www.nationaltrust.org/heritage_tourism/

[11] The Historic/Cultural Traveler by the Travel Industry Association and Smithsonian Magazine

[12] 2003 The Historic/Cultural Traveler, TIA

[13] http://www.nationaltrust.org/heritage_tourism/dec05_cht_factsht.pdf

[14] http://www.achp.gov/ht/benefits.html

[15] Excerpted and expanded from http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/cma//survey.html – Focus is anthropological museum training. Not all schools offering courses are listed here, but most degree programs are.

[16] http://museumcareers.aam-us.org/search/results/

[17] Not all prerequisites for required courses are listed here.

[18] Not all prerequisites for required courses are listed here.

[19] Not all prerequisites for required courses are listed here.

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* Not a member of the Nebraska Museums Association