Inland Northwest Council - 2021 Western Region Area 1 Commissioner College

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2021 Western Region Area 1 Commissioner College

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No Registration Needed

Western Region, Area 1 is hosting a Commissioner College open to all Commissioners wanting to work on a degree or who would like to audit the courses.  There are instructors from 9 of the 12 councils in Area 1.  This is using Zoom to help deliver a program and getting the benefit of a much larger pool of folks and ideas.  

The college occurs on April 3rd and 10th (two Saturdays).  A few classes will be repeated Wednesday between the 3rd and 10th.  There will be a guest speaker each Saturday, with names to be announced soon.  There is a $5 fee to help with administrative costs and for a patch that will be mailed to each participant after the college.

Times are as follows:

Alaska Time - 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each Saturday - Wednesday classes (repeated course) are from 6 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Pacific Time - 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each Saturday - Wednesday classes (repeated course) are from 7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.
Mountain Time - 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. each Saturday - Wednesday classes (repeated course) are from 8 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.

Again, a few of the courses will be offered a second time midweek.  All of the courses will be offered between the two Saturdays.

The following degrees are offered - 

Bachelors of Commissioner Science
Bachelors of Roundtable Commissioner Science.
Masters of Commissioner Science
Masters of Roundtable Commissioner Science
Doctorate of Commissioner Science

We will also let participants audit courses (not counted towards a degree)

It is recommended that you download the class catalog and review before you register as you will select course during registration.

There are prerequisites for the degrees.  In total, there are 54 courses being offered and you can take up to 11 courses that fit with your degree track and that interests you.

Bachelor of Commissioner Science (BCS)

Prerequisites

  • Current registration as a commissioner
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate
  • Complete Commissioner Orientation if new to commissioner service (or in-class commissioner basic training)

Requirements – Completion of seven courses of instruction, at least five of the courses at the Bachelor's program level.

Bachelor of Commissioner Science (BCS) Roundtable Degree

Prerequisites

  • Current registration as a roundtable commissioner.
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate.
  • Complete Commissioner Orientation if new to commissioner service (or in-class commissioner basic)
  • Complete Roundtable Commissioner Basic Training Course requirements.

Requirements – Completion of seven courses of instruction, at least five of the courses at the Roundtable Bachelor's program level.

Master of Commissioner Science (MCS) Degree

Prerequisites

  • Current registration as a commissioner
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate
  • Bachelor of Commissioner Science Degree
  • Awarded the Commissioner Arrowhead Honor

 Requirements – Completion of seven (7) additional courses of instruction (total of 14), at least seven of the courses at the Master's level.

Master of Commissioner Science (MCS) Roundtable Degree

Prerequisites

  • Current registration as a commissioner
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate
  • Bachelor of Commissioner Science – Roundtable Degree
  • Awarded the Commissioner Arrowhead Honor

Requirements – Completion of seven (7) additional courses of instruction (total of 14), at least seven of the courses at the Master's level with (5) from the Roundtable program.

Doctorate of Commissioner Science (DCS) Degree

Note this has more requirements than the college – extra course, a thesis or project, and serve one year on the college staff.  The council commissioner and council scout executive must approve after the year – there is a time investment, but one that does really make you think and stretch yourself.

Prerequisites

  • Current registration as a commissioner
  • Current BSA Youth Protection Training certificate
  • Master of Commissioner Science Degree
  • Awarded the Commissioner Key

Requirements: Completion of 10 additional courses of instruction (total of 24) at least five of the courses at the Doctorate or Continuing Education program level.  Courses may not have previously been counted toward other college degrees.

Thesis or Project: It is recommended that the topic of a project or thesis be directly related to unit service. There may be specific circumstances under which a topic related to another area of Scouting would be appropriate. Local councils have the authority to approve topics related to another area of Scouting when selecting one directly related to unit service isn't appropriate or practical. The council commissioner or designee may authorize an alternate topic. This can be on any topic related to Commissioner Service.

The topic must be pre-approved by the college of commissioner science committee.
Complete the thesis/project using the approved format as determined by the college.
The topic and final paper must be approved by the doctoral review committee.
All segments (proposal, proposal acceptance, thesis/project completion, thesis acceptance) of the degree must be approved by the college of commissioner science 

Commissioner Performance: Serve for at least one year on the college of commissioner science staff (instructor or support staff), or work with training support for commissioners for at least one year.

We look forward to your signing up.  Again, this is open to all Commissioners (Worldwide).

Program Description
Contact
When & Where
Midweek
Zoom
Wednesday 04-07-2021 7:00 PM PT to 8:00 PM PT Past
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Day 2
Zoom
Saturday 04-10-2021 8:00 AM PT to 4:15 PM PT Past
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