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Assessing Job Market Need for New Academic Programs

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As Texas State moves into the next phase of its strategic planning process, academic units will be discussing the development of new academic programs. Per guidelines from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, all new program proposals must provide sufficient evidence of job market need. This means that Texas State is expected to provide recent and reliable data on the number of potential job openings for students graduating with the proposed degree.

This workshop will explore ways to document: 1) vacancies in existing positions, 2) the need for new positions, and 3) evidence of emerging markets. The workshop will also review the process for determining how the number of new graduates produced compares to the number of job openings that require a specific degree. This workshop is especially important to departments that will be proposing new doctoral programs, but is open to all.

Primary presenters include Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean of The Graduate College, and Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Please feel free to forward this if you know of others who are interested. Please contact Debbie at dm29@txstate.edu or 245-1217 for any questions.

120 minutes
Associate VP for Academic Affairs - Archived Account
Workshop Materials:
docx file Thecb New Program Proposals And Need
xlsx file Occupational Outlook Masters Texas 2012 2022
xlsx file Occupational Outlook Bachelors Texas 2012 2022