APPROVAL PROCEDURE


§ 34.11. Establishment of additional branches or campuses or alteration of degree level.

 (a)  An institution or the State System of Higher Education desiring approval to establish a branch or campus or to alter its previously established or approved degree level shall submit a formal application to the Department, on forms provided by the Department, by July 1 of the calendar year preceding the academic year for which establishment or alteration is requested.

 (b)  Approval by the Secretary for the establishment of a branch or campus or the alteration of degree level by the State System of Higher Education, a community college or a State-related or State-aided college or university will be based on the satisfaction of the following requirements by the institution or the State System of Higher Education:

   (1)  Preliminary feasibility study.

   (2)  Documentation of needs and resources in support of the proposal and in relation to institutional, regional and Commonwealth needs and resources.

   (3)  Evidence that establishment of the branch or campus or alteration of degree level is consistent with the institutional plan and the Master Plan of the Commonwealth.

   (4)  Indication of the financial impact on the budget of the parent institution or the State System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth.

 (c)  Information with respect to subsection (b) is subject to evaluation and validation by the Department.

Authority

   The provisions of these § §  34.11—34.14 issued under: sections 1317 and 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  367 and 369); sections 5 and 9 of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Act (24 P. S. § §  2510-105 and 2510-109); and sections 2002-A and 2421 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  20-2002-A and 24-2421); amended under sections 1317 and 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  367 and 369); section 2002-A of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  20-2002-A); and sections 5 and 9 of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Act (24 P. S. § §  2510-105 and 2510-109).

Source

   The provisions of this §  34.11 adopted October 10, 1975, effective October 11, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2719; amended July 23, 1982, effective July 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2323; amended May 23, 1986, effective May 24, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 1808; amended October 9, 1987, effective October 10, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 4038. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (108459) and (108460).



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