- The program must be focused on addressing future needs of our students and the community.
- The program will be judged on the number of new students, innovation, collaboration, and impact both on students and the broader community.
- Preference will be given to programs that involve more than one college and that include at least one course above the general education level in the humanities or social sciences
- The undergraduate degree proposals cannot require more than 120 hours; Masters proposals should be 30 hours;
- The program can include face to face, hybrid, or online delivery.
- The proposal group must include a member of the faculty.
- The program should not require significant investment of new resources.
- The program must meet HLC and any other required accreditation standards.
- Departments involved and individual faculty members who would teach the courses must commit to offering the program.
Proposals should be no longer than 7 pages + letters of support.
Please include all of the following:
- Proposal Authors
- Responsible department(s) – explain how the program might be administered
- Proposed program title
- Summary description of and justification for the program
- Program’s link to WSU’s mission
- Expected student demand / interest in the program / target audience
- Expected community / regional impact of program
- Course requirements
- Necessary faculty resources
- Letters of support / commitment from the various units contributing to the program
October 31: Proposals due
November 26-29: Campus presentation of top 3 proposals
January 14: Final proposals due
January 28: Winners announced
Submit your application to: Carolyn Shaw, Associate Vice President of Strategic Enrollment Management, Office of Academic Affairs, Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org Campus Box 13.