New and Revised Academic Programs
There is no actual form to propose changes to majors, minors, and programs; instead, the proposer should put together a document containing the information requested below, from the Marietta College Faculty Constitution, Appendix 2-3, and submit 2 double-sided copies and an electronic copy to the Records Office.
Proposals for new majors, minors, and other academic programs (or
substantial revisions to these programs):
Faculty members should consider the following questions when proposing new or substantial changes to majors, minors, and other academic programs, as these important issues will be considered by the CC when reviewing the proposal.
Written proposals for new programs should include the following information:
- Overview and rationale for the new major, minor, or program
- Expected enrollments
- Anticipated impacts on other programs at the college
- Impact of staffing of courses (including general education requirements)
- Adequacy of library holdings and other campus resources (e.g. labs, information technology)
- Discuss how the new major, minor or program fits with the mission of the department and with the mission of the college
- Include an example of a degree audit sheet for the program showing requirements or changes
- Include a suggested outline (e.g., timetable) of how a student would take courses and progress toward completing the program
- Complete course proposal forms for each new course and faculty signatures
- Send 2 double-sided copies and an electronic copy to the Records Office.
- Please note: In some situations, CC may decide that full course proposals are not required in order to minimize the burden of paperwork that needs to accompany such extensive proposals. Approval in these special situations may be based upon meetings and discussions between the proposer(s) and the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.
Proposals for eliminating majors, minors, and other academic programs
Proposers should consider the following questions when proposing the elimination of majors, minors, and other academic programs, as these important issues will be considered by the CC when reviewing the proposal.
- Overview and rationale for elimination of the program
- The number of students currently enrolled in the program
- Anticipated impact on other programs, general education curriculum and the mission of the college
- Anticipated impact on current staff of the program
- Plan for allowing students currently in the program to finish
- Signature of the department chair or program director, as well as the signature of full time faculty members teaching in the program to be elminated. Faculty disagreeing with the proposal to eliminate the program should record their dissenting comments near their signature.