Wednesday April 19, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Track(s): 
Track 1: The Mission of Student Learning
Track 2: Student Engagement, Co-curricular Programs, and Mission Fulfillment
Track 3: Faculty Engagement and Mission Fulfillment
Track 4: The Impact of the Changing Higher Education Landscape on Institutional Mission
Track 5: The Impact of Accreditation & Regulation
Moderator: 
Graham Benton
Associate Vice President Academic Affairs
California State University Maritime Academy
West Coast University's New Program Research Process

As the public, political leaders, and governmental agencies continue place a spotlight on the value of higher education, it is important that data is gathered showing the need for new programs. West Coast University’s multiple phase new program review process focuses on student and employment demand. As part of this process, an initial feasibility study is conducted which includes program applicant to seat ratio data, a competitive analysis, local and national employment statistics, and information from programmatic accreditors and professional societies. This is followed by a due diligence study conducted by an outside content expert designed to provide more details about need as well as a comprehensive view about a proposed program’s structure.

Jeremy Morales
Manager, Academic Planning and Support
West Coast University
A Holistic Approach to New Program Development

Northcentral University attempted to design and implement a “New Program Process” that supports faculty interest in developing new programs. The process includes vetting by marketing for demand, evaluation of appropriateness for the University mission, identification of resource requirements, validation of student outcomes and operational issues in terms of admissions, financial aid regulatory affairs. Join us for a look at the new program model and the lessons learned.

David Harpool
Provost
Northcentral University
John LaNear
Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Northcentral University
Molly Migliaccio
Director, New Program Development and Process Engineering
Northcentral University