May 21, 2010

New degree

Central Lakes College, Brainerd, has established a Theatre Performance Associate of Fine Arts degree, which transfers to Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, as part of a Theatre Arts bachelor’s degree at the university. The 60-credit transfer meets half the requirement for SMSU’s 120-credit BA, according to an articulation agreement approved by the Minnesota State College and Universities board of trustees. “This is the first such articulation agreement between us, and we anticipate there may be other programs in which we can offer similar credit transfer opportunities for degrees,” said Dr. Larry Lundblad, president of CLC. Dr. Lyn Brodersen, dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at SMSU, joined Lundblad and Dr. Suresh Tiwari, vice president of academic and student affairs at CLC, to sign the agreement on May 21. Brodersen was at CLC as a dean when planning began more than two years ago for the new degree. She has been at SMSU for one year following time in administration on a Wisconsin campus.