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Timetable for Approval of Programs

Contents:

New Programs
Program Modifications (more than 18 credit hours)
Program Modifications (less than 18 credit hours)
New Sites (off campus) or New Offerings at previously approved site

 

New Programs Timetable
 ACTION TIMEFRAME 
 Departmental development     Early Fall semester
 College Curriculum Committee  Early Fall
 College Faculty Assembly   Mid Fall college meeting
 Dean approval   Immediately after College Faculty Assembly
 Teacher Education (if necessary)  November
 CUC  Late November/Early December meeting
 Academic Council  January meeting
 Faculty Conference  Late January/ Early February meeting
 Board of Trustees  February meeting
 Commission on Higher Education (CHE) – Final Program Proposal  February 15
 CHE Commission on Academic Affairs & Licensing   April 
 Full CHE approval        May 

 

Program Modifications (more than 18 credit hours in program)
 ACTION  TIMEFRAME
 Departmental development  Early Fall semester
 College Curriculum Committee  Early Fall
 College Faculty Assembly   Mid Fall college meeting
 Dean approval   Immediately after College Faculty Assembly
 Teacher Education (if necessary)   November
 CUC  Late November/Early December meeting
 Academic Council   January meeting
 Notification to Faculty Conference  Late January/Early February
 CHE - Proposal for Program Modification  February 15

 CHE - Advisory Committee on Academic Programs 

 March meeting
 CHE Staff approval  May (within 2 months of ACAP approval)

 

Program Modifications (less than 18 credit hours in program)
 ACTION  TIMEFRAME
 Departmental development  Early Fall semester
 College Curriculum Committee  Early Fall
 College Faculty Assembly   Mid Fall college meeting
 Dean approval   Immediately after College Faculty Assembly
 Teacher Education (if necessary)     November
 CUC  Late November/Early December meeting
 Academic Council  January meeting
 Notification to Faculty Conference      Late January/Early February
 CHE – Notification of Change form     Immediately after approval

 

New Sites (off-campus locations) or
new offerings at a previously approved site
 ACTION  MONTHS PRIOR TO
FIRST COURSE
 Department develops proposal for location     10 – 12
 Dean confers with VPAA/Office of Academic Affairs  10
 Department/Dean develop CHE Program approval and SACS Substantive Change documentation  9
 Draft of documents to Office of Academic Affairs  8
 Office of Academic Affairs drafts letter for President for notification to SACS  7
 Notification letter sent to SACS   6
 Completed prospectus must be sent to SACS  3
 Proposal forwarded to CHE      3