ERIC Number: ED443491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Program Planning and Approval Process.
Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.
This report provides information on the guiding principles and requirements for academic program development in the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges. Any program development needs to be tied to the system mission. The origins of program development should continue to build on the strength of local college initiatives where perceived community need and student interest are felt most directly. Plans to establish a new associate degree or certificate program or program option are reviewed by various individuals and groups for the purpose of verifying need for the curriculum and assessing its quality and integrity. Board of Governor's requirements specify that the program proposal summary for all degree programs must be circulated for a month. Board of Trustees' policy stipulates that certificate programs require less than the minimum number of semester hours established for associate degree programs and generally heavily emphasize skills required for employment. Preliminary program announcement should list the objectives of the new certificate program or option, courses in the proposed program, new resources required, and expected starting date. Proposals to modify a program require favorable review by the Academic Policies and Student Affairs Committee and approval of the Board of Trustees. Approved proposals to terminate programs must be provided to the Department of Higher Education. Eleven attachments are appended. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Trustees of Community-Technical Colleges, Hartford.