|(a) Prior to the institution seeking approval for a
new degree program from its governing board, each institution's Chief
Academic Officer, or delegate, shall provide notification to Board
Staff of the institution's intent to engage in planning for a new
degree program. The Planning Notification shall contain the following
(1) The title of the degree;
(2) The degree designation;
(3) CIP Code; and
(4) Anticipated date of submission.
(b) Not later than sixty days after Board Staff receives
the Planning Notification, Board Staff shall provide to that institution
a report including available labor market information and other relevant
data to inform the institution's planning for the proposed program,
including data about the number of similar programs approved in an
area likely to be served by the applicant institution.