§ 40.43. Evaluation for the establishment of a new professional school by a State System, a State-related or State-aided institution or an independent institution not having the required authorization in its enabling legislation or approved articles of incorporation.
(a) An evaluation committee will be selected by the Department and chaired by a staff person from the Department. The committee will consist of an equal number of academic professionals who provide accredited programs and of practicing professionals who have graduated from accredited programs in the program area of the applicants request. At least one person in each category shall be from outside this Commonwealth. At least one person in each category shall be from a Commonwealth institution or be practicing in this Commonwealth.
(b) The committee will consider the following:
(1) Information provided by the institution in its application which documents the unmet need for the proposed school in the professional field; relatedness of need to Commonwealth, regional, national and international manpower needs; and the projected enrollment demand for the proposed professional school.
(2) Evidence of adequate financial support and clinical resources for the proposed professional school.
(3) Evidence of prior consultation with and progress toward meeting standards of the appropriate nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.
(c) The committee will evaluate documentation submitted by the applicant, conduct an onsite visit and submit a written report, with recommendations, to the Secretary. This report will be submitted to the applicant by the Department for response. The report of the committee and the response by the applicant are the basis on which the Secretary makes a decision on the request of the applicant.
(d) When departments are organized within existing institutions with the intent of developing these toward establishment of professional schools, this chapter applies.
The provisions of this § 40.43 amended 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).
The provisions of this § 40.43 adopted April 30, 1982, effective May 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1389; amended May 16, 1986, effective May 17, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 1724. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (69418) to (69419).
This section cited in 22 Pa. Code § 40.44 (relating to evaluation for approval of a professional school by an applicant not previously authorized to grant degrees in Pennsylvania); and 22 Pa. Code § 40.52 (relating to approval of a professional school).
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