Format: Program Documentation

New Major Program Implementation,
Revised Major Program, and New and Revised Submajors

(Submajors include minors, concentations, specializations, and certificates)  

Proposed action and name of the program

A proposer with a small revision should consult the associate vice chancellor on the method of communication for approval; it is possible to make the request for revision in memo format to save paper. Check with the associate vice chancellor for details in completing the following format and processing the proposal.

  1. Description

    1.1 Exact Designation. If the proposal is for a revision to a major, state degree designation and title of the major. If proposal is for a new concentration in an existing program, state title of concentration, followed by the degree designation and the title of the program involved. If the proposal is for a new submajor, or to revise a submajor, state the kind of program (minor, course sequence) and title.

    1.2 Department or Functional Equivalent. For a revision to a major program, indicate that the revision is proposed by the Program Director and program committee. For a minor, name the sponsoring department.

    1.3 College or Functional Equivalent.

    1.4 University: University of Wisconsin-Stout

  2. Program Objectives

    2.1 Rationale for Change. State why this change is being made. Describe how the change serves UW-Stout's Special Mission and academic plan. Describe how this program will interface with closely related programs at UW-Stout and add to their strengths. Describe any special strengths and/or unique features of the proposed program or revision.

    2.2 Statement of Program Objectives. State the objectives of the program. For revisions, state the previously approved objectives and also note how this revision will change or add to the objectives.

  3. Enrollment Effects

    3.1 Intended Student Market. Is the new curriculum designed to provide an option to students currently attracted to the institution or to attract new students who would not otherwise enroll at UW-Stout? Explain.

    3.2 Anticipated Enrollment. Indicate the anticipated enrollment and number of students expected to complete the program in each of the first four years of operation of the program. Estimates may be expressed as ranges (e.g., 10-15).

    3.3 Past Enrollment (for revisions only). Give headcount enrollment and numbers of graduates from this program for the past four years.

  4. Curriculum Description

    4.1 Course Listing. In all proposals submitted on this format, list the courses in the proposed curriculum. Mark new courses with an asterisk. Indicate the total number of credits required to complete the program. Include prerequisites of all required courses in the course listing, and in the total credits. Show current courses (before revision) and all changes as shown on sample sheets following this format.

    Proposals for revisions to major programs should first describe the major without concentration, designating the courses which make up the general education core and the professional component. If the major includes concentrations, each concentration should then be described.

    Proposals for addition of a new concentration, or for revision of only one of several existing concentrations, should include the description of the degree without concentration, but may limit the description of other concentrations in the program to a list of titles, provided that the previous curriculum revision was prepared in this format. If a different format was used in the previous revision, course lists for all concentrations should be included even if only one concentration is being changed or added.

  5. Cost Implications

    5.1 Will the proposed program revision result in cost savings or an increase? If the latter, describe in appropriate detail the program costs that would be added as a result of the proposed change, including such costs as personnel, capital equipment, library resources, and supplies.