New Program Proposal or
Significant Curricular Change
Considering a new program or a significant curricular change?
The HHS Dean’s office is excited to partner with you as you consider developing new programs and/or modifying current curricula significantly. * Let’s arrange a group meeting with the department head, participating faculty, assistant and associate deans and the finance officer to discuss. During this conversation we will jointly review policies, procedures, and timelines; human and fiscal resources; data analytics for anticipating demand and enrollment; and other information as relevant for proposal development and program implementation.
As you start to plan, consider:
- What is the content of the proposed program or course and how does it further the mission of your department, college, and university?
- How is this proposed program aligned to the strategic plan of the department(s), college, and University? (What is your vision for 5-10 years from now for the program?)
- What is the workforce need/demand for this program (share qualitative and quantitative data)?
- What is the potential for collaborative partnerships with other departments within or outside of the college, between campuses, between institutions, or other partnerships?
- Who is the primary audience for this program (undergrad or graduate, professional development, other)?
- What is the primary modality for offering the curriculum?
- What are the resources needed to support the proposed program at the proposed enrollment levels? Are these resources currently available?
- What is the competitive landscape (within Kansas, regionally, and nationally) for the proposed program?
- Are peer programs offering a similar credential? Who offers the model program, if any?
- What is the potential for research funding?
- What is the potential for engagement and outreach - partnerships with communities and organizations?
*Significant is defined as 25% or more of the curriculum will change.
- Ensure alignment of programs with college and departmental mission
- Promote awareness and potential partnerships within the college
- Provide dean's office to support through shared visioning, technical expertise, identification of resources, and administrative deadlines/procedures