Proposals for University Council, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate can be viewed by year.

** Please note: As of February 2016 we have changed our document storage system and links are in the process of being updated. If you are unable to access the link with your PUN ID, please contact with your request for materials.**


New Academic Program Approval and Implementation

In 2013 the Implementation Committee was added to the university governance structure and has provided 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
  • Advising
  • Institutional Research
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Student Life
  • Facilities
  • Library
  • University Information Services
  • Budget Office
  • Business Office
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Affairs

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

Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (see specific notes for Mac users)
New Academic and Business Program Template (updated March 2016)
Budget Plan Assumptions/Narrative
Budget Plan Templates