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)
New Academic Program and Business Program Template (updated August 2018)
Budget Plan Templates/Narratives for IOs beginning 2018/2019, 2019/20 or 2020/21 (Contact Bill Ray with any questions)
2019-2020 Final Governance Calendar
Program and Initiative Approval Process Flow Chart (March 2019)

The Implementation Committee

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