Academic Program Proposals

New Academic Program Approval and Implementation

The approval process for new programs requires review and endorsement by all constituents in the University governance structure. Documentation on the approval process can be found in Chapter 6 of the University Faculty and Governance Handbook

Forms and Guidelines

The Implementation Committee

The committee provides a comprehensive forum for an in-depth review of all support needs, including staffing levels during the new program development process. 


2022-2023 Committee Chair: Sarah Morse, Project Manager, Finance & Admin
Administrative Support: Maegan Jossy, Executive Assistant to the Provost/Academic Affairs

2022-2023 Roster and Meeting Schedule


Members include representatives from the following areas of support:

  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions
  • International Admissions, International Initiatives and International Student Services
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Academic and Career Advising
  • Institutional Research
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Student Affairs
  • Facilities
  • Library
  • University Information Services
  • Budget Office
  • Business Office
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Affairs/Accreditation
  • Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects
  • Compliance and HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • Finance & Administration
  • Executive Assistant to the Provost