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 and Business Program Template (updated June 2017)
Budget Plan Assumptions/Narrative 2018/19 - 2022-23 (Contact Bill Ray to request templates)
Budget Plan Templates 2018/19 - 2022-23 (Contact Bill Ray to request templates)
2017-2018 Final Governance Calendar

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
  • Advising
  • Institutional Research
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Student Life
  • Facilities
  • Library
  • University Information Services
  • Budget Office
  • Business Office
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Affairs/Accreditation