Our physics department is severely lacking in the courses it offers. What are some ways/methods I can use to get them to offer more courses?
Do those people have free time in their schedules to teach those new courses? You need to take into account whether they are full-time or part-time faculty and whether they have other responsibilities besides teaching. Upgrading faculty from part-time to full-time costs money, as does hiring new staff to take over non-teaching responsibilities.They have more than enough competent staff to handle these courses.
But you seem to be missing the point here - is there ANY reason to be offering such a thing?But even offering a minor would take all that effort? They just need to add a few courses. Does this need accreditation? They have more than enough competent staff to handle these courses. I've been looking through the profiles of the physics professors...