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

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (see specific notes for Mac users)
Transmittal Form for Program Changes (to be completed and submitted to Provost's Office for requested program changes - March 2019)
New Academic Program and Business Program Template (Contact Maegan Jossy for the most current proposal)
Required Support Contact List for New Program Proposals
Budget Plan Templates/Narratives (Contact Sarah Morse with any questions)
2021-2022 Final Governance Calendar
Program and Initiative Approval Process Flow Chart (March 2019)

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. 

2021-2022 Committee Chair: Isaac Gilman

Members include representatives from the following areas of support:

  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Graduate Admissions
  • International Admissions, International Initiatives and International Student Services
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Conferences and Events
  • Advising and Career Services
  • Institutional Research
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Student Life
  • 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
  • Project Manager, Finance & Administration
  • Executive Assistant to the Provost