ERIC Number: ED365225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Program Planning and Approval at Washington Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) of the state of Washington is charged with the responsibility for approval of new degree programs to be offered by public four-year institutions. It is responsible for the review and approval of both on- and off-campus programs, including branch campus offerings. This report offers guidelines and policies concerning program planning and approval for both branch campus and off-campus programs. It also considers service area assignments, and programs specifically within the city of Spokane. It details what types of programs and program changes require an HECB review and what the requirements are for submitting program plans and proposals. Final sections include relevant definitions and an examination of HECB timetables for submitting proposals, the review procedure, the criteria for state review, requirements for program review and implementation, and the HECB timetable for reviews of new programs. An appendix provides a cover sheet for program proposals; the contents of a program proposal; and documentation forms covering the course of study, faculty involved, program size, space/capital requirements, equipment expenditures, administrative/support staff, and summary of program costs. (GLR)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For related document, see ED 358 768.