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Higher Education in Maryland

Academic Program Proposals
From Degree-Granting Institutions Authorized to
Operate in the State of Maryland

Distance Education Programs

An institution shall submit a proposal for a substantial modification to convert more than 50 percent of a program previously approved for offering in a classroom or site-based learning format to a distance education format. Proposals shall contain following information :

  1. The title of the program and the degree or certificate to be awarded;

  2. The resource requirements for the program and the source of funds to support the program for the first 2 years of program implementation;
  3. The need and demand of the program in terms of:
    1. Specific local, regional and State need for graduates;
    2. Job opportunities that are available to those who complete the program and;
    3. Evidence of market demand through supporting data, including results of survey’s that have recently been conducted;
  4. If a similar program is offered within the State, a description of:
    1. Similarities or differences in the degree to be awarded;
    2. Area of specialization, and
    3. Specific academic content of the program;
  5. A description of the method of instructional delivery; and

  6. A brief description of the academic oversight, quality control and student services to be provided.
  7. Evidence that addresses the Principles of Good Practice (pdf)  (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.22C)

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