Full Program Proposal for a New Certificate Program
3. Name of proposed program:
4. Intended program implementation date:
Note: Applies to students whose initial admission into the program is on or after date proposed.
5. Dean's Checklist. To be completed by the Dean. The operational implications of all curriculum proposals are to be
assessed and signed by the Dean. Documents related to the consultations should be attached to this form.
Dean's Checklist Answer Yes, No, or N/A Answer Yes, No, or N/A
Consultation has occurred with: Implications
Program Advisory Committee
Other Instructional Departments
Educational Technology Coordinator
Disposition of form
Review or Approval Signature Date
Department Approval Chair's (or equivalent) Signature
Portfolio Review Dean's Signature
Dean's signature indicates that the proposal has been reviewed by the Dean and all appropriate consultation,
including the Faculty Council, has occurred.
Office Use Only
Education Council Standing Committee Chair's Signature: Date:
Curriculum Proposal Review
Education Council Chair's Signature Date:
OFFICE USE ONLY
Once required approvals are complete, notification will be sent to:
Registrar’s Office Admissions Educational Advising Publications/Events Scheduling Dept. Chair Dean
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
6. State the program description as it is to appear in the calendar using a brief, paragraph format (no point form).
an overview of program content;
unique features or strengths of the program;
specializations, concentrations, streams or options within the program;
professional or paraprofessional certification if applicable;
length of the program if applicable;
application to further education or areas of potential employment.
7. Provide the rationale for the new program.
8. State the proposed program admission requirements as they are to appear in the calendar.
If there are exceptions to these program admissions requirements (e.g. mature student options, mathematics
diagnostics test, prior learning assessment, standard waivers, etc.), please provide details.
9. State the proposed program graduation requirements as they are to appear in the calendar.
10. List the new course(s)/module(s)/component(s) to be added (include the abbreviation and, the number as it
would appear in the calendar, e.g., BIOL 222). Do not complete a new course proposal form for these
courses. A course outline of each course/component/or module must be attached. This outline must
include information on student assessment.
11. List the course(s) to be revised (include abbreviation and number as it appears in the calendar, e.g., BIOL
222). Do not complete a revised course proposal form for these courses
12. Are current resources (space, equipment, supplies) adequate to run the proposed new program? Answer yes
If no, explain additional resources (space, equipment, supplies) required.
Provide written evidence of consultation with Computing Services, Facilities Management, the
Educational Technology Coordinator, the Cooperative Education office or other appropriate area.
13. Send the proposal to the Library. Allow up to one month for the Library to complete a resource
assessment. Sign the assessment and return it to the Library with your comments. The signed assessment
and your comments will be forwarded to the Education Council Office.
14. Indicate the minimum qualifications required to teach in the program.
15. At which centres is this program intended to be offered?
16. Is this program similar to other programs or courses being offered at OC? If yes, explain why this program
Provide written evidence of consultation with all the affected departments.
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PROPOSAL FOR A NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
17. Provide a table outlining the new program. Provide this information organized by semester or instructional
term. For electives include the course abbreviation and number, credits, and hours required from a specific
faculty (e.g. 12 credits from the Department of Business Administration) and restrictions. Present this
information in a format that shows the sequence of courses as they are offered.
18. What are the costs to the student? Please provide details.
19. Will this program be offered through distance education, online, video conferencing, or in-person. Indicate
all formats that will apply?
20. Is this program full cost recovery? Answer yes or no.
Costs to be completed by the Dean.
Introduction $ $
Computers $ $
Other equipment and supplies $ $
Library $ $
Staffing $ $
Travel $ $
Other costs (renovating, etc) $ $
Total Estimated Costs $ $
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