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New Major Proposal Form Worksheet

Instructions: This worksheet contains the identical questions and data fields found on the University Curriculum Committee’s online form for adding a new major to the academic catalog. Use this worksheet to create an offline version of your proposal to share with department colleagues and administrators and to make revisions prior to submitting it to the UCC for consideration. When you are ready to submit a final version of the proposal to the UCC, visit www.elon.edu/curriculum and select the Submit a Curriculum Proposal tab from the sidebar. For convenience and accuracy, copy and paste information from this worksheet into the appropriate fields on the online form.

Basic Information (Page 1 of 2)

Designate up to two co-proposers (if applicable):

School:

Program/Department:

Proposal Type (check one):

☒ New ☐ Deletion ☐ Revision

Proposal is About (check one):

☐ Course ☒ Major ☐ Minor ☐ Program

Is your proposal for the undergraduate or graduate Curriculum? (check one):

☐ Undergraduate ☐ Graduate

Does your proposal impact another department or program?

☐ Yes ☐ NoIf yes, you will be asked to: Insert the Elon email address for each additional Department Chair, Program Director, and/or Dean (other than your own) who is impacted by this proposal. You may also Click on the Browse button next to each field below to locate the recipient's the email address.

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New Major Proposal Form (Page 2 of 2)

Please refer to page four for item-by-item instructions!

Major Abbreviation (B.A., B.S., M.Ed., etc.):

Name of Major:

Briefly describe the proposal and the rationale behind it.

What is the total number of hours required by students to complete this major?If there is a range of hours possible (due to course prerequisites), explain.

What is the mission statement and the overall goal for this major?

How does this major support Elon's educational mission?

What distinguishes this major from current programs?

What is the potential interest in this major (i.e. numbers, types of students)?  How was this determined?

☐ Check here if the proposed major is dependent on course offerings by another department.If checked, you will be prompted to list other departments with supporting courses:

Describe the program‐level assessment plan. How will the achievement of program goals be measured?

Describe the capstone experience and the rationale behind it.

Describe the ideal four-year plan for a student pursuing this major/minor.

What are the implications for staffing, budget, and library resources?

What is the timeline for implementation of this proposal?

What are the learning outcomes?

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New Major Proposal Form Worksheet

Supplemental Materials:You will be asked to attach a single Microsoft Word document here that includes the following items along with any additional materials that you would like to have considered by reviewers.

Catalog Copy - Provide the language for how this new major will appear in the academic catalog. Be sure to list all program requirements and electives (include department codes, course numbers and course titles)

Course Schedule - Provide a prospective schedule for course offerings in the new major.

Course Syllabi - include copies of course syllabi for any NEW courses in this major.

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New Major Proposal Form Worksheet

Item-by-item instructions for major proposal forms:

Majors (Question Fields for new, revised, and deleted major proposal forms and worksheets)

1. Major Abbreviation: Enter the degree abbreviation as it appears or will appear in the academic catalog (B.A., B.S., M.Ed., etc.).

2. Name of Major: Enter the name of the Major as it appears or will appear in the academic catalog.Examples: Creative Writing, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Mathematics, Finance, Music Theatre, Journalism, etc.

3. Briefly describe the proposal and the rationale behind it.

This is a two-part question. First, provide a brief descriptive summary of the proposed major. Second, explain the rationale behind what is being proposed.

4. What is the total number of hours required by students to complete this major? If there is a range of hours possible (due to course prerequisites), explain.

Enter the total number of semester hours required for a student to complete the major (48 sh, 52 sh, etc.). If the major lists any elective courses that require a prerequisite, be sure to list the total hours as a range from the minimum to the maximum hours required to complete the major (52-56 sh).

5. What is the mission statement and the overall goal(s) for this major?

The mission statement is a concise statement (typically one sentence) that describes the overall scope and purpose of an academic program. A program goal is a broad statement that describes a specific educational objective of the program. Multiple goals are often listed for each program.Example #1: Mission Statement (Elon M.Ed.)The mission of the Master of Education program at Elon University is to foster the development of master teachers who are characterized by reflection, inquiry, collaboration and action.Example #2: Goal #3 (Elon M.Ed.)Content and Curriculum Expertise: Master teachers have a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach and understanding of curriculum theory and development. They value collaboration and the interconnectedness of disciplines. They understand the importance of curriculum relevance in engaging students in content.

6. How does this major support Elon's educational mission?

For help in answering this question, consult the university’s mission statement and Theme #4 of the Elon Commitment: Launching Strategic and Innovative Pathways in Undergraduate and Graduate Education.

7. What distinguishes this major from current programs?

This question seeks to identify the distinct qualities and outcomes of the proposed major in comparison to other programs currently offered by the university. In other words, what niche(s) does this major serve that is not addressed anywhere else in the university curriculum?

8. What is the potential interest in this major (i.e. numbers, types of students)?  How was this determined?

What data can you provide as support for the projected demand and viability of the proposed major? Please consider both internal and external sources of information.

9. ☐ Check here if the proposed major is dependent on course offerings by another department.

If checked, you will be asked to provide of list of the departments offering supporting courses in the proposed major.

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10. Describe the program-level assessment plan. How will the achievement of program goals be measured?

Describe the plan for the regular assessment of the proposed major. For example: What direct and indirect measures will be used to assess student-learning outcomes?; How will the assessment plan be implemented and how often will assessment take place?; Who is responsible for managing program assessment?; How will assessment results be communicated to the faculty/department/university, etc.?

11. Describe the capstone experience and the rationale behind it.

Provide a detailed description and rationale for the capstone course and/or culminating experience for the proposed major. If the capstone experience is included as a part of the assessment plan, please explain.

12. Describe the ideal four-year plan for a student pursuing this major.

Provide an 8-semester outline (including Winter Term) to illustrate a typical student’s progression in the major across time. Be sure to include any course prerequisites and/or General Studies courses that are required in the proposed program.

13. What are the implications for staffing, budget, and library resources?

Are there any budgetary implications for this proposal? For example, will faculty loads increase as a result of this proposal? Will new faculty need to be hired to support this major? If so, when? Are additional sections of existing or new courses required? What effect (if any) will a deleted course have on teaching loads, etc.?

14. What is the timeline for implementation of this proposal?

Indicate the semester and year that the proposal is to be implemented. In the case of a revised major, describe the transition plan (if necessary) for accommodating students under the old program requirements.

15. What are the learning outcomes? For assessment purposes, list the learning outcomes (in measurable terms) for students completing the major?Example #1: The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in grammar, spelling and mechanics; organize content for effective storytelling; and write with accuracy, clarity and style for different audiences, different media and across multimedia platforms.Example #2: The student will be able to describe qualitative and quantitative research methods; evaluate information from primary and secondary sources; and write and present a scholarly paper using methods appropriate to the communications professions.

16. What implications (if any) does this proposal have on other programs/departments?

Please be thorough in assessing the potential implications of your proposal on other departments.

17. Supplemental Materials: You will be asked to attach a single MS Word file containing these items.

Catalog Copy - Provide the language for how this new major will appear in the academic catalog. Be sure to list all program requirements and electives (include department codes, course numbers and course titles)

Course Schedule - Provide a prospective schedule for course offerings in the new major.

Course Syllabi - include copies of course syllabi for any NEW courses in this major.

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