Procedures for Submitting Proposals for New Options, Certificate Programs, Concentrations, Special Emphases and Minors

Reference Number: F80-063
Senate Approval Date: Monday, September 01, 1980

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS FOR NEW OPTIONS, CERTIFICATE

PROGRAMS, CONCENTRATIONS, SPECIAL EMPHASES AND MINORS

ACADEMIC SENATE POLICY F80-63
Superseded by F10-255 (PDF)

At its meeting of September 2, 1980, the Academic Senate approved the following

proposal:

New options, certificate programs, concentrations, special emphases, and minors

are subject to review and approval by the Provost's Office, the Academic Senate,

and the President.

The information required for review and approval of a proposed option, certificate

program, concentration, special emphasis or minor is less detailed than for

a full degree major program. Requests for approval of an option, certificate

program, concentration, special emphasis, or minor should follow the format

below, and eight copies should be sent to the Office of the Associate Vice President

for Academic Program Development.

It shall be understood that no academic unit of the University is authorized

to distribute certificates to students or to represent the existence of options,

concentrations, emphases or minors other than those approved through the following

process.

1.

Name of the California State University or College submitting the request

and the full and exact title of the proposed aggregate of courses, whether

it is an option, concentration, special emphasis, minor, or certificate.

2.

Full and exact title of the degree major program under which the aggregate

of courses will be offered, where applicable.

3.

Options, concentrations, certificates, or special emphases already existing

under the degree major program (or cognate programs) for which the new

aggregate of courses is proposed (including evidence of consultation with

cognate departments).

4.

Department(s) to offer the aggregate of courses.

5.

Purpose of the proposed aggregate of courses (including potential benefit

to students, faculty, University in general).

6.

Need for the proposed aggregate of courses (including estimate of number

and type* of students likely to be served by the program).

7.

List of the courses, by catalog number, title, and units of credit, as

well as total units to be required under the proposed aggregate of courses

(including fieldwork, independent study, etc.).

8.

List of courses, by catalog number, title, and units of credit, as well

as total units to be required for the major in which the proposed aggregate

of courses is to be included, where applicable.

9.

Additional courses, not now offered, to be developed for the proposed

aggregate of courses.

10.

List of all present faculty members, with rank, highest degree earned,

and professional experience, who would teach in the proposed aggregate

of courses, including proposed program head.

11.

Additional instructional resources (faculty, space, equipment, library

volumes, etc.) needed to implement and sustain the proposed aggregate

of courses. List all resources needed for the first five years beyond

those currently projected, including specific resource, cost, and source

of funding.

12.

Program prerequisites and/or additional admission requirements (e.g.,

major, credentials, degrees, work experience).

13.

Provision for continuous monitoring.

*(e.g., graduate, undergraduate, resident, non-resident)

** APPROVED BY PRESIDENT ROMBERG ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1980 **