Describe the proposed change with its date of implementation
For a new program, identify where it will be offered
For a new off-campus site or branch, list the complete physical address
Provide projected number of students, if applicable
Indicate the projected life of the program or site, if applicable
Describe the primary target audience
Describe the instructional delivery methods to be used
Describe strengths of the institution to undertake this change
Describe how the change is consistent with the mission and goals of the institution
Describe the rationale and need for the program to include how the institution determined
Provide evidence of legal authority for the change if approval is required by the
governing board or the state
Provide documentation that faculty and appropriate other groups were involved in planning
for and approvals of the change
New off-campus site
Offerings via distance methodology
Initiation of degree completion programs
Complete the Faculty Roster Form for faculty members scheduled to teach in the new
program, in a degree completion program, at a new site or branch campus or in programs
to be offered by distance methodology.
For a new program, demonstrate that it has at least one qualified member to develop
and/or teach discipline courses in the new program.
Provide narrative with supporting evidence that the number of full-time faculty members
will be adequate to support the initiative and describe the impact on faculty workload.
Document, scholarship and research capability of faculty members teaching in graduate
programs and document faculty experience in directing students research.
List and describe discipline specific learning resources to support a new program.
Document discipline specific refereed journals and primary source materials
If the institution is reliant on agreements with other libraries, provide a signed
copy of each formal agreement and describe how the collections support the program(s)
Describe specifically how students enrolled in a new program and/or enrolled in a
program at an off-campus location and/or enrolled in a distance education program
access these discipline-specific learning resources.
Describe how students and faculty members will access information electronically
Describe how faculty and students are instructed in the use of online resources as
well as on site library resources.
Describe resources to support students for accessing and utilizing.
Describe specific programs, services, and activities which will support students enrolled
in the new program, at a new off-campus site or distance education program.
Describe the adequacy of physical facilities which will support the change
Describe equipment which will be available for a new program or available at a new
Describe the impact that the proposed change will have on physical facilities and
equipment for existing programs and services
Provide a business plane to include: financial resources, projected revenues and expenditures,
amount of resources going to institutions or organizations for contractual or support
services and operational, management and physical resources available.
Provide contingency plans in the event that required resources do not materialize.
Provide brief description of institutional assessment processes
Describe how the institution will incorporate the change into the institution wide
review and assessment processes.
May be used in hard copy submission to provide documentation supporting the narrative
in the prospectus.
Hard copy submissions tabs must be provided to identify each appendix referenced in