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Complete list of curriculum dates
 
Curriculum and Assessment  

Processes: Creating a Program Checklist
This guide can be used for assistance when completing the Program Proposal Form, and is arranged by section according to the layout of the proposal form. This should be used in conjunction with the Program Proposal Process form to determine which sections need to be completed. Use the new Program Proposal Form, which is available in the Forms sections. A print version of the Creating a Program Checklist is also available.

The Program Proposal form is used for two purposes:
1. To submit an idea for a program. In this case, the Preliminary Approval box needs to be checked.
2. To submit a complete proposal for a program, after a preliminary proposal has been approved by the Vice President for Instruction. For complete proposals, the Final Approval box needs to be checked when submitting the form.

Program Details
 
  • Program name
  • Division and Department
  • Type of award (certificate or degree)
  • Effective term/year
  • Initiator
Provide complete information for each of the above areas in the designated locations in the expandable cell, Program Details.
Program Features
 
  • State the overall purpose and the major goals of the program.
  • List the criteria for entry into the program.
  • Estimate the projected enrollment, and provide a supporting evidence for the estimate.
  • Explain the potential connection between the proposed program and existing WCC programs.
Need
State the need for the program, providing supporting evidence. A compelling argument must be made for using resources to add this program to the WCC curriculum.
Program Outcomes
List statements that describes what student will know or be able to do after completing the program. The outcomes should reflect what the student will have gained from their participation in the coursework and other experiences the program provides.
Assessment
Describe the methods that will be used to assess the effectiveness of the program. Explain how relevant data will be gathered, how this data will be used for program improvement, and who will implement the process.
Curriculum
Complete the table by listing all the courses that students will take. Include the discipline code and course number, the number of credit hours and contact hours, the name of the course, and any pre- or corequisites. Construct the program as it should appear in the catalog.
Budget
Specify both start-up and ongoing costs in the areas listed.
Program Information
Provide information for any of the sections that apply. This information will be included in the WCC Bulletin and website, and will provide students and advisors with critical information.
Signatures
Ensure that all parties have signed and dated the form, before it is send to the Office of Curriculum & Assessment.


Curriculum Development Schedule 2013-2014
Schedule of deadlines Winter 2014, Spring/Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 course development and Fall 2014 program development.

Forms
A list of course and program forms available for download, to be completed, and returned to the Curriculum and Assessment Office.

Processes
Descriptions of the program and course approval process along with helpful checklists for completing related materials.

Description of the Program Proposal Process
Provides an overview of all the steps in the program proposal process and can be used a guide during this process. Please read the Description of the Program Proposal Process before completing the Program Proposal form.

Creating a Program Checklist
The Creating a Program Checklist can be used after a Program Proposal is completed, to ensure that all pertinent information has been included.

Description of the Course Creation/Change Process
Provides an overview of all the steps in the course creation/change process and can be used as a guide during this process. Please read the Course Creation/Change Process before completing the Course/Syllabus form.

Creating/Changing a Course Checklist
The Creating/Changing a Course Checklist can be used after a Master Syllabus form is completed, to ensure that all pertinent information has been included.

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