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COMMITTEE FOR NEW PROGRAMS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE April 2009
Planning for New Programs This short presentation will provide information on program planning. After viewing the presentation, you will be able to: Identify the types of programs offered by PBCC Analyze different methods of determining what programs PBCC should offer Identify why an educational program is not always needed Articulate the purpose of the Committee for New Programs
Planning for New Programs PBCC offers four degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science Associate in Arts Associate in Science Associate in Applied Science
Planning for New Programs PBCC also offers certificates and diplomas: Vocational Certificate (PSAV) College Credit Certificate Applied Technical Diploma Advanced Technical Certificate
Planning for New Programs How can we identify new programs? Data and Research Emerging Technology Crystal Ball? We will see the answer in the next slides…
Planning for New Programs Frequently Asked Questions
Planning for New Programs Which types of data are “best”? Finding new programs is a combination of “art” and “science.” The “science” part are the data we can generate from statewide forecasting databases. The “art” part is the look forward to new and emerging industries that databases can miss. We might also know of a major project that will begin in a few years.
Planning for New Programs If we find an unmet need, does that mean we need an educational program? Many jobs listed as having a need do not always require a college degree or award. Some occupations such as Dental Assisting can be learned on the job and workers may prefer to earn while they learn. However, some jobs require licensure to be employed, so a degree or formal training program is a must.
Planning for New Programs What factors should be looked at in new programs? Some programs might require a large investment in new equipment, or specialized facilities. If the program has no relationship to a current PBCC program, it might require the College to submit a substantive change request to SACS to gain approval. Given the current financial situation, programs that are equipment or facilities intensive might be given a lower priority.
Planning for New Programs What happens when we identify programs that look promising? When we recommend new programs, we will develop a “top 10” list of possibilities, and develop a general action plan for program implementation. The recommendations will be submitted to the Vice Presidents and Provosts for review and implementation at a campus location. Programs selected for implementation will have a more detailed action plan developed by Academic Services and the campus.
Planning for New Programs Will the committee be responsible for implementing the new programs? When the final six programs are selected for implementation, committee members are welcome to assist in implementing the program. Because programs must be implemented at a campus (or the district in case of bachelors degrees), leadership at the campus level must occur.
Planning for New Programs Is this going to be boring, with endless meetings where nothing happens? NO! We will utilize technology as much as possible so that our meeting times are productive. It will always be helpful to “do your homework” prior to meetings, as you are doing now.
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Planning for New Programs Thank you for your attention!