New Programs

Includes:  New Associate Degrees, New Baccalaureate Degrees (with or without emphases), New Master’s Degrees (with or without emphases), New Doctoral Degrees (with or without emphases), or New K-12 Personnel Licensure Programs.


Note: Download New Program Proposal Information Packet.

1. Department Chair discusses proposed degree idea with the Director of Curriculum (DOC)

2. Department Chair Prepares New Degree Summary Proposal (white paper).

3. Department Chair submits the Proposal to the DOC for the Academic Council (AC) agenda.

4. If approved by the AC, Department Chair completes the Full Template Proposal. Instruction to fill out this form can be found here.

5. New courses required as part of the new degree program must be entered into CIM at this time. (Instructions: click here.)

6. The Department Chair submits a finalized draft of the proposal to the DOC for the 5-day Quality Review process.

7.  The DOC forwards the Quality Review Team’s recommendations to the Department Chair and desired changes are made to the proposal.

8. The Department Chair submits the final proposal draft to the College Curriculum Committee (CCC) agenda.

9. If  approved, the Department Chair submits the final proposal draft with the Quality Review Team’s list of recommendations to the DOC who sends to the UCC (bachelor’s proposals) or Graduate Council (GC) (master’s proposals).

10.  UCC or GC will conduct two approval votes—one for the program proposal and one for the courses.

11. If approved, the DOC submits the proposal to the Academic Council (AC) Secretary to be included on the AC agenda.

12. If approved, the DOC  shepherds proposal through the remaining approval process. See Program Approval Tracker.

13. If approved at all levels, the DOC alerts the DC & Advisors.

14. The Catalog Administrator adds the new degree or certificate to the catalog & DegreeWorks.

15. The Department Chair verifies the degree  is correct in the catalog & Degreeworks.