An institution submits a proposal using guidelines in accordance with State regulations.See COMAR Title 13B.02.03 (PDF) for the full set of regulations. Proposals for new programs should be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
A complete proposal shall include a cover letter from the chief academic officer addressed to the Secretary of Higher Education requesting approval of the new program, a Proposal Cover Sheet (pdf) with all required signatures, and should address all of the following areas:
F. Relevance to the identity of Historically Black Institutions (HBIs)
G. Adequacy of curriculum design and delivery to related learning outcomes consistent with Regulation .10 of this chapter:
H. Adequacy of articulation
I. Adequacy of faculty resources (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.11).
J. Adequacy of library resources (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.12).
K. Adequacy of physical facilities, infrastructure and instructional equipment (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.13)
L. Adequacy of financial resources with documentation (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.14)
M. Adequacy of provisions for evaluation of program (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.15).
Discuss procedures for evaluating courses, faculty and student learning outcomes.
N. Consistency with the State’s minority student achievement goals (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.05 and in the State Plan for Postsecondary Education).
Discuss how the proposed program addresses minority student access & success, and the institution’s cultural diversity goals and initiatives.
O. Relationship to low productivity programs identified by the Commission:
If the proposed program is directly related to an identified low productivity program, discuss how the fiscal resources (including faculty, administration, library resources and general operating expenses) may be redistributed to this program.
P. If proposing a distance education program, please provide evidence of the Principles of Good Practice (as outlined in COMAR 13B.02.03.22C).
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