Workshops and Presentations


New Program Development Workshop Series ( Fall 2018)

This Fall, the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OSPIE) is pleased to partner with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) to offer a series of workshops designed to support faculty and staff in the development of new programs.

While the topics were selected to be applicable for faculty and staff developing a new program, the workshops are open to any faculty or staff who are interested in attending.

To ensure adequate space is available, please RSVP for each workshop you wish to attend.  




Date Time Workshop Location
September 28th 2:00-3:30 Kickoff- During this initial kick-off session participants will be provided with an overview of the new program approval process, tips and guidance from a successful proposal,  resources, and will be given an overview of what topics will be covered in subsequent sessions.  Gatton College of Business & Economics Conference Room 435UV
October 5th 2:00-3:30

Program Design-Details Coming


Join us at 1:30 for open Q&A

October 19th  2:00-3:30

Market Analysis using Burning Glass- Burning Glass will be demonstrating how their workforce data can be used to discover emerging skills and programs for program development and realignment.


Join us at 1:30 for open Q&A

November 2 2:00-3:30

 Developing an Assessment Plan-This interactive workshop is intended to provide guidance and best practices in developing an assessment plan that includes measures to assess student learning outcomes as well as program goals. In addition to providing an overview of the necessary components within an assessment plan (and the new program proposal form), examples of well-developed plans will be presented. The workshop is suitable for new programs in all phases of development, but will be particularly beneficial to those who have already developed a draft of the intended curriculum and student learning outcomes.


Join us at 1:30 for open Q&A

November 16 2:00-3:30

Budget and Resources- This session will focus on the resource needs of a new program, including a discussion of budgeting for faculty effort, required equipment, space needs, and financial resources. We will discuss the university’s budget model and tuition share policies.


Join us a 1:30 for open Q&A

November 30 2:00-3:30

Pitfalls- This session will focus on the common reasons why a proposal may be delayed or derailed. Topics will include meeting University and Senate requirements, governance of the curriculum, accreditation and state approvals, distance learning authorizations, international recruitment, and others.


Join us at 1:30 for open Q&A

December 7 2:00-3:30 Open Lab-OSPIE and CELT staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with any remaining questions or tasks. Workspace will be available for participants to bring their current proposals to work on.  King Library 0213F Computer Lab


Workshop: Updates and Overview of the New Program Approval Process (Spring 2018) PAST
Faculty and staff interested in learning more about starting a new degree program at the University
 A brief hour long overview of the new program approval process.
  • New Proposed Updates to the New Program Approval Process
  • Overview
  • Perspective from the Senate
  • Support services offered by the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
     March 28, 2018 at 2:30-3:30
      Lucille Little Fine Arts Library- Niles Gallery



Taskstream: Student Learning Outcome Workspace Training PAST
Faculty and staff responsible for reporting Annual Student Learning Outcome Reports

In preparation for the upcoming May 31st  deadline for the submission of Annual Student Learning Outcome Reports, the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness will be offering several training sessions, as well as drop-in office hours. Individuals should bring their program's SLO Reports in order to follow along during the presentation. 

When & Where: 

Classroom Training Sessions: 

Thursday, April 26th       11:00 -12:00       King Library  0213F 
Wenesday, May 2nd       9:00-10:00        King Library  0213F
Tuesday, May 8th          10:00-11:00        King Library  0213F 

Drop-In Hours: 

Thursday, April 26th        1:30-3:00        POT 355 
Thursday, May 3rd          1:30-3:00        POT 355
Thursday, May 10th        1:30-3:00        POT 355