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    Purdue University
   
 
  Jan 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Appendix C


Pre-Proposal Format and Content

The pre-proposal is a subset of the full proposal. Only the items printed below in black (Times New Roman type font) should be included in the pre-proposal, i. e. sections 1, 2 (excluding 2.c.iv and 2.c.v), and 5, and Appendix A    and C. The items printed in red font are the additional items that should be included in the full proposal. The full proposal, excluding the cover page, signature page, executive summary and appendices, is constrained by the Indiana Commission on Higher Education (ICHE) to be between 8 and 15 pages. This page constraint should be kept in mind when writing the pre-proposal. Templates for the signature page and executive summary are included at the end of this section.  An example pre-proposal, may be found on the Graduate Programs Office webpage, https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/academics/gpo.html.

Format and Content

Cover Page

Signature Page

Executive Summary

  1. Characteristics of the Program
    1. Campus(es) Offering Program
    2. Scope of Delivery (Specific Sites or Statewide)
    3. Mode of Delivery (Classroom, Blended, or Online)
    4. Other Delivery Aspects (Co-ops, Internships, Clinicals, Practica, etc.)
    5. Academic Unit Offering Program
  2. Rationale for Program
    1. Institutional Rationale (e.g. Alignment with Institutional Mission and Strengths)
    2. State Rationale
    3. Evidence of Labor Market Need
      1. National, State, or Regional Need
      2. Preparation for Graduate Programs or Other Benefits
      3. Summary of Indiana DWD and/or U.S. Department of Labor Data
      4. National, State, or Regional Studies
      5. Surveys of Employers or Students and Analyses of Job Postings
      6. Letters of support (Appendix C)
  3. Cost of and Support for the Program
    1. Costs
      • Faculty and Staff
      • Facilities
      • Other Capital Costs (e.g. Equipment)
    2. Support
      • Nature of Support (New, Existing, or Reallocated)
      • Special Fees above Baseline Tuition
  4. Similar and Related Programs
    1. List of Programs and Degrees Conferred
      • Similar Programs at Other Institutions
      • Related Programs at the Proposing Institution
    2. List of Similar Programs Outside Indiana
    3. Articulation of Associate/Baccalaureate Programs
    4. Collaboration with Similar or Related Programs on Other Campuses
  5. Quality and Other Aspects of the Program
    1. Credit Hours Required/Time To Completion
    2. Exceeding the Standard Expectation of Credit Hours
    3. Program Competencies or Learning Outcomes
    4. Assessment
    5. Licensure and Certification
    6. Placement of Graduates
    7. Accreditation
  6. Projected Headcount and FTE Enrollment and Degrees Conferred (see tables provided)

Appendix A   

Curriculum and Requirements

  • Admissions Requirements
  • Curriculum Requirements
  • Sample Curriculum
  • Existing courses in the proposed curriculum
  • Courses to be added

Appendix B

List program faculty and administrators. Include area of specialization for each faculty member.

 

Appendix C    

Specific courses will need to be set up when a new degree program is approved.  Include Form 40G’s for any of the following courses that you will need: Special Topics, Variable Title/Variable Credit Courses, Independent Study Courses, and Research Credit Courses. You will need to contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain available course numbers. These course requests may be approved administratively by the Graduate School and do not require signatures of the head and dean.

A Completed COVER PAGE should be provided using the following template:

COVER PAGE FOR DEGREE PROGRAM PRE-PREPOSALS  

INSTITUTION:______(Purdue University)__________   

CAMPUS:___________________________________

COLLEGE:__________________________________

DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: ______________________

DEGREE PROGRAM TITLE:____________________

SUGGESTED CIP CODE:______________________

PROJECTED DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:

___________________________________________

 

A Completed PRE-PROPOSAL SIGNATURE PAGE should be provided using the following template:

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM PRE-PROPOSAL SIGNATURE PAGE  

Degree Title:  _________________________________________________________

Name of academic unit offering the new degree: 
____________________________________________________________________

(Include signatures from all involved programs)

____________________________________________________________________
Signature of Department Head                                               Date
(Name of Department)

____________________________________________________________________
Director of Graduate Studies (for regional campuses)           Date

 

Completed EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVER PAGE should be provided using the following template:

Purdue University Board of Trustees …………………………..

TEMPLATE FOR 1-PAGE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  

INTRA-AGENCY ADVISORY AND DELIBERATIVE MATERIAL

 

MEMORANDUM

Executive Summary of Upcoming Board Review or Action Item

 

DATE:

 

TO:                       Board of Trustees

 

FROM:                  [Name], Primary Contact, (765) 555-5555; johndoe@purdue.edu

 

CC:                       [Name], Secondary Contact, (765) 555-5556; janedoe@purdue.edu

 

SUBJECT:           [Submission of Proposal for…………………………………………]

 

Purpose:

O           This item is recommended for discussion by the Board in executive session.

O           This item is recommended for discussion by the___________Committee at its meeting.

X            This item will require a formal vote by the Academic Affairs Committee at its meeting.

O            This item will require a formal vote by the Board in the Stated Meeting.

O            This item will be presented in a formal resolution for action at the Stated Meeting.

 

Attachments: [List any attachments to the memo as Exhibits or Appendices or note, “No Attachments”] The following attachments accompany this memo:

Executive Summary (1-page): [Provides a high level narrative and should provide some interpretative commentary surrounding any data or other graphical information being provided in any attachments.]

Concluding thought: The purpose of the Executive Summary is to ensure the trustees know an item will be discussed at the meetings, to give them a general understanding, and to provide contact information if they have early questions. Please keep it to one page, and limit attachments to only those needed to provide a useful introductory overview.

 

Proposal Format and Content

Full proposals for a new degree consist of a cover page, signature page, the one-page Executive Summary, the six sections required by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE),  Appendices A, B, and C, and Tables 1 and 2 (required by ICHE). Templates are provided for the Cover Page, Signature Page, the one-page Executive Summary, Tables 1 & 2, and a worktable to assist you in preparing Table 2.  The worktable should not be included in the proposal. The financial officers for your area should be engaged in completing the tables.

The six sections required by ICHE should in total be between 8 and 15 pages. In addition to these 8-15 pages and Tables 1 and 2, additional materials such as sample plans of study, survey results, and letters of support may be included as appendices. You will find the 10 question checklist used by the Graduate Council Area Committee for its review of degree proposals at the end of this document. Proposers are strongly encouraged to make sure that all ten questions on the checklist are clearly addressed. An example proposal may be found on the Graduate Programs Office webpage, www.purdue.edu/gradschool/academics/gpo.

 

Format and Content

 

Cover Page

Signature Page 

Executive Summary

 

Six sections required by ICHE  (8-15 pages)

1. Characteristics of the Program 

  1. Campus(es) Offering Program
  2. Scope of Delivery (Specific Sites or Statewide)
  3. Mode of Delivery (Classroom, Blended, or Online)
  4. Other Delivery Aspects (Co-ops, Internships, Clinicals, Practica, etc.)
  5. Academic Unit Offering Program

 

2. Rationale for Program

  1. Institutional Rationale (e.g. Alignment with Institutional Mission and Strengths)
  2. State Rationale
  3. Evidence of Labor Market Need
    1. National, State, or Regional Need
    2. Preparation for Graduate Programs or Other Benefits
    3. Summary of Indiana DWD and/or U.S. Department of Labor Data
    4. National, State, or Regional Studies
    5. Surveys of Employers or Students and Analyses of Job Postings
    6. Letters of support (nominally five letters are sufficient)
       

3.Cost of and Support for the Program

  1. Costs
    1. Faculty and Staff
    2. Facilities
    3. Other Capital Costs (e.g. Equipment)
  2. Support
    1. Nature of Support (New, Existing, or Reallocated)
    2. Special Fees above Baseline Tuition

 

4. Similar and Related Programs

  1. List of Programs and Degrees Conferred
    1. Similar Programs at Other Institutions
    2. Related Programs at the Proposing Institution
  2. List of Similar Programs Outside Indiana
  3. Articulation of Associate/Baccalaureate Programs
  4. Collaboration with Similar or Related Programs on Other Campuses

 

5. Quality and Other Aspects of the Program

  1. Credit Hours Required/Time To Completion
  2. Exceeding the Standard Expectation of Credit Hours
  3. Program Competencies or Learning Outcomes
  4.   Assessment
  5.   Licensure and Certification
  6.   Placement of Graduates
  7.   Accreditation

 

6. Projected Headcount and FTE Enrollment and Degrees Conferred (see tables provided)

 

Appendix A   

Curriculum and Requirements

  1. Admissions Requirements
  2. Curriculum Requirements
  3. Sample Curriculum
  4. Existing courses in the proposed curriculum
  5. Courses to be added

 

Appendix B

List relevant program faculty members and administrators. Include area of specialization for each faculty member.

 

Appendix C    

Specific courses will need to be set up when a new degree program is approved.  Include Form 40G’s for any of the following courses that you will need: Special Topics, Variable Title/Variable Credit Courses, Independent Study Courses, and Research Credit Courses. You will need to contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain available course numbers. These course requests may be approved administratively by the Graduate School and do not require signatures of the head and dean.