General Outline and Format for Proposals

Washington D.C. Education Licensing Commission

1.  Executive summary.  A one-to-two page narrative that provides a programmatic description of the new offerings(s).  Such information can be found in a school’s prior proposal seeking MHEC endorsement.  The statement/proposal shall include:

2.  Title and type of new offering(s) to be delivered in Washington, D.C. (i.e., degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, etc.)

3.  Confirmation of prior MHEC review and endorsement of these same offerings (i.e., provide the MHEC program and CIP code numbers.  For example, within the Inventory of Academic Programs that MHEC maintains at http://www.mhec.state.md.us for JHU, our endorsed bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies program number is 030200 and its CIP code number is 050104.  Since JHU is chartered as a legal entity in the State of Maryland and receives state-provided Sellinger Program funding, prior MHEC review and endorsement is required before a new offering is delivered in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, etc.)

4.  Rationale for offering the new program and a description of its relationship to the overall objectives of the school and university and how it serves the needs of the District of Columbia.

5.  General description of the student audience, admissions criteria, course credit and other completion requirements, a listing of program courses with course credit units, and a listing of faculty by name, rank and credentials.

6.  General projection of student enrollment, sources of financial support for the program.

7.  Confirmation of DC/ELC-approved Massachusetts Avenue location for delivery of the new offering(s).  Currently approved JHU locations include: 1740 - Nitze Building; 1619 - Rome Building; 1625 - Airline Pilot’s Building; and 1717 - Bernstein Offit Building. 

8.  If the program offering will be delivered at a location other than the four noted immediately above, provide the full address of the proposed new Washington, DC instructional location.

9.  Confirmation of whether the offering(s) will be delivered on a “closed-site” basis. If so, attach a memorandum of understanding that has been executed by both the official representative of the partnering organization and the Dean of the school the establishes at the very minimum the: [a] full name and address of the partnering entity; [b] full name and contact information for the representative of the partnering entity; [c] title of the specific program offering[s] to be delivered by the school at the closed-site; [d] program offering[s] will be delivered only to partnering organization employees and not to their associates, relatives, spouses, dependents, friends, and so on.; [e] access to the full range of academic support services for enrolled students and the nature and type of such services; and [f] beginning and ending dates for the delivery of offerings and the beginning and ending dates of the understanding between JHU and the partnering organization.

10. A brief one-page letter from the Dean of the school to the Provost to convey the executive summary/proposal and to request DC Education Licensure Commission notification, review and approval of the same.

11. Sample proposal [PDF]

12. Sample memorandum of understanding, to be prepared in close consultation with JHU’s General Counsel’s Office  [Refer to item #7 in above PDF]