Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Checklist of Criteria to be Used by the Commission in Taking Action on New Degree Programs

As Passed, August 10, 2012     

1. Characteristics of the Program
    a. Campus(es) Offering Program
    b. Scope of Delivery (Specific Sites or Statewide)
    c. Mode of Delivery (Classroom, Blended, or Online)
    d. Other Delivery Aspects (Co-ops, Internships, Clinicals, Practica, etc.)
    e. Academic Unit Offering Program
2. Rationale for Program
   a. Institutional Rationale (e.g. Alignment with Institutional Mission and Strengths)
   b. State Rationale
   c. Evidence of Labor Market Need
       i. National, State, or Regional Need
       ii. Preparation for Graduate Programs or Other Benefits
       iii. Summary of Indiana DWD and/or U.S. Department of Labor Data
       iv. National, State, or Regional Studies
       v. Surveys of Employers or Students and Analyses of Job Postings
       vi. Letters of support
3. Cost of and Support for the Program
    a. Costs
        i. Faculty and Staff
        ii. Facilities
        iii. Other Capital Costs (e.g. Equipment)
    b. Support
        i. Nature of Support (New, Existing, or Reallocated)
        ii. Special Fees above Baseline Tuition
4. Similar and Related Programs
    a. List of Programs and Degrees Conferred
        i. Similar Programs at Other Institutions
        ii. Related Programs at the Proposing Institution
    b. List of Similar Programs Outside Indiana
    c. Articulation of Associate/Baccalaureate Programs
    d. Collaboration with Similar or Related Programs on Other Campuses
5. Quality and Other Aspects of the Program
    a. Credit Hours Required/Time To Completion
    b. Exceeding the Standard Expectation of Credit Hours
    c. Program Competencies or Learning Outcomes
    d. Assessment
    e. Licensure and Certification
    f. Placement of Graduates
    g. Accreditation
6. Projected Headcount and FTE Enrollment and Degrees Conferred

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