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*Suspension or cancellation of OL courses and/or programs
 
*Suspension or cancellation of OL courses and/or programs
 
*Major revision of OL courses and/or programs
 
*Major revision of OL courses and/or programs
*Changes in course modality
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*Changes in course modality, that is, independent study to paced cohort, or vice versa
 
In making these recommendations the Committee is tasked with taking into account:
 
In making these recommendations the Committee is tasked with taking into account:
 
*Fit with departmental programming and OL student needs
 
*Fit with departmental programming and OL student needs
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The Committee will usually meet monthly, depending on agenda items and time of year. The Committee is chaired by the Director, Curriculum Development or designate as necessary.  
 
The Committee will usually meet monthly, depending on agenda items and time of year. The Committee is chaired by the Director, Curriculum Development or designate as necessary.  
  
Quorum is achieved with a simple majority of the total membership.
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Quorum is achieved with a simple majority (8) of the total membership (15).
  
 
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[[File:OL Program Course Approval Form January 2017.pdf|thumb|Form for course/program approvals]]
 
[[File:OL Program Course Approval Form January 2017.pdf|thumb|Form for course/program approvals]]
 
'''Step 1'''<br>
 
'''Step 1'''<br>
Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator brings course or program proposals to PMAC using completed OL PMC Course/Program Approval Form  
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Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator brings course or program proposals to PMAC using completed OL PMAC Course/Program Approval Form  
  
 
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*Availability of OL's fiscal, human and physical resources
 
*Availability of OL's fiscal, human and physical resources
 
*Sustainability including impacts on programs, enrolments, students, and partners
 
*Sustainability including impacts on programs, enrolments, students, and partners
If proposal requires further sustainability research, resubmit when complete <br>
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If proposal requires further sustainability research, resubmit to PMAC when complete. <br>
  
 
'''Step 3'''<br>
 
'''Step 3'''<br>
If recommended, proposal goes to OL Leadership Team and AVP OL<br>
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If recommended, proposal goes to OL Leadership Team and AVP OL.<br>
  
 
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'''Step 4'''<br>
Upon approval, Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator is notified
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Upon approval, Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator is notified.

Revision as of 11:37, 19 December 2017

PMAC - Program Market Analysis Committee

Terms of Reference

Updated January 9, 2017

The Committee is tasked with proposing, discussing and making recommendations to the AVP Open Learning concerning the following topics:

  • Creation of new OL courses and/or programs
  • Suspension or cancellation of OL courses and/or programs
  • Major revision of OL courses and/or programs
  • Changes in course modality, that is, independent study to paced cohort, or vice versa

In making these recommendations the Committee is tasked with taking into account:

  • Fit with departmental programming and OL student needs
  • Availability of OL's fiscal, human and physical resources
  • Sustainability considerations including impacts on programs, enrolments, students, and partners

Membership

Voting:

Membership list as of January 2017

The Committee will have representation from each of the academic and vocational areas covered by Open Learning. Normally this representation will take the form of:

  • Associate Deans and/or Program Coordinators tasked with OL liaison - numbers may vary
  • Senior Open Learning Faculty Members (6)
  • Director, Curriculum Development (Chair)
  • Director, Delivery


Non-voting:

  • Manager, Enrolment Services
  • AVP OL (will attend as necessary)
  • Other invited guests for specific agenda items

Membership lists will be updated periodically by the Director of Curriculum Development and posted on this wiki page.

Operation

The Committee will usually meet monthly, depending on agenda items and time of year. The Committee is chaired by the Director, Curriculum Development or designate as necessary.

Quorum is achieved with a simple majority (8) of the total membership (15).

Administrative Support

Administrative support is supplied by the Office of the Director, Curriculum Development, Open Learning, and normally consists of the Assistant to the Director and the Curriculum Portfolio Coordinator.

Confidentiality

Meetings are open to the TRU community.

OL PMAC Course/Program Approval Procedures

New programs, new courses, major course revisions

Form for course/program approvals

Step 1
Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator brings course or program proposals to PMAC using completed OL PMAC Course/Program Approval Form

Step 2
Proposal placed on PMAC agenda for preliminary review and decision to recommend based on:

  • Fit with departmental programming and OL student needs
  • Availability of OL's fiscal, human and physical resources
  • Sustainability including impacts on programs, enrolments, students, and partners

If proposal requires further sustainability research, resubmit to PMAC when complete.

Step 3
If recommended, proposal goes to OL Leadership Team and AVP OL.

Step 4
Upon approval, Associate Dean, Academic Director or Program Coordinator is notified.