A. In this regulation, “sequential arrangement” means an arrangement of approved courses comprising between 12 and 30 semester hours offered by a community college on or before June 30, 2014.
B. A community college that has publicized a sequential arrangement as an “option” for students may submit a program proposal as provided in §C of this regulation to have the sequential arrangement approved as an area of concentration.
C. A community college may request that the Commission approve a sequential arrangement as an area of concentration by submitting a proposal that:
(1) Provides the area of concentration name;
(2) Outlines the curriculum design, including course descriptions, names, and credit hours;
(3) Explains the centrality of the proposed area of concentration to the institution’s mission;
(4) Identifies when the option first became available; and
(5) Identifies with specificity:
(a) The educational need for the area of concentration, to include the regional or statewide need as identified in the State Plan; or
(b) The transfer and articulation arrangements that the area of concentration will facilitate or support.
D. Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 13B.02.03.02-1, the Secretary may establish program review fees for singular and multiple options submitted under this regulation.
E. A request that a sequential arrangement be approved as an area of concentration must be submitted to the Commission by June 30, 2017.