Millersville University, Faculty Senate

(Discussion Guide for Resource Implications)

  1. Which categories of students does this curricular change affect?

  2. Is it a change in the:

  3. How will the curricular change affect the capacity of the department to offer General Education courses and courses required or recommended by other departments or programs?

  4. Does the curricular change require students to increase or decrease the number of credits necessary in order to complete the major, minor or option? If yes, how many additional credits are required or eliminated? ___________ What is the rationale for this increase/decrease?

  5. How will this curricular change affect enrollments within the major, minor or specific option?

  6. How will this change affect the departmental student-faculty ratio?

  7. How does this curricular change impact (positively or negatively) on other programs, departments, or units within the University? What discussions have occurred with the affected programs, departments or units?

  8. Will this curricular change require additional faculty complement? If so, how much additional complement is needed? If not, how does the department plan to offer the revised program within existing complement?

  9. What data have been used to support the proposed change(s) outlined above?

    Attach a copy of the advising blue sheet, a DARS document, or other material that reflects the current and proposed revisions.

    Note: These questions are designed to generate a discussion between the department and the dean to assist in the preparation of the Decanal Resource Analysis, which must accompany the proposal to Faculty Senate. Distribution of this document with the course or program proposal is appreciated.