Program Approval Tracker

Before being advertised in the catalog, your program proposal must be approved through the below process. Some programs require a different approval order than others. Dates in the tracker represent the correct order for each program. Note: Some proposals do not require approval from the governing body and are notated with an N/A. If the PDF files do not readily open on your computer, click the download arrow at the top of the file to download to your desktop and open the file from within Adobe Acrobat.

  1. College Curriculum Committee (CCC) (varies)
  2. University Curriculum Committee (UCC) (typically every 4th Tuesday of every month) or Graduate Council (GC) (varies) for graduate programs
  3. Academic Council (AC) (1st Tues of month)
  4. University Council (UC) (varies). UC is not a vote, but an informational item.
  5. USHE Office of the Commisioner USHE date is when the proposal is due.
  6. DSU Board of Trustees (BoT) (varies, typically last Fri of every other month)
  7. Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) (Jan 8, Jun 25)
Green = Completed date; Orange = Anticipated date; Red = On hold

 

Note: New Progression

Program Proposal College 1 – CCC 2 – UCC or GC 3 – AC 4 – UC 5 – USHE 6 – BoT 7 – NWCCU
2018 Calendar Year
Discontinue Emphasis BA/BS Art in Graphic Design ED Apr Apr May May Sept Sept N/A
Discontinue Graphic Design Minor ED Apr Apr May May Sept Sept N/A
Name Change for Department of Life Sciences ED Apr N/A Apr Apr Apr Apr 22, 2018 N/A
Name Change for Department of Computer and Information Technology ED Mar N/A Apr Apr Apr Apr 22, 2018 N/A
New Certificate in General Education ED Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 June 12, 2018
Discontinue Emphasis BA/BS Integrated Studies in Military Science ED Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
Discontinue Emphasis BS Computer and Information Technology in Digital Design SC Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New Minor in Dance FA Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New Emphases BS Exercise Science in Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy HO Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 June 12, 2018
New Emphasis BA/BS Integrated Studies in Global Studies ED Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New Minor in Global Studies HU Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New Certificate in Professional Writing HU Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 N/A Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New Certificate: Maker Certificate SC Feb Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 6 N/A Mar 9, 2018 N/A
New BS in Applied and Computational Math SC Feb Feb 27 Apr Apr Jul Sept Sept
Name Change College of Science, Engineering, & Technology SC Feb N/A Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 N/A
Honors Program HU Jan Jan 23 Feb 6 Feb 13 N/A N/A N/A
Discontinuation of AAS in Medical Laboratory Science HO Jan Jan 23 Feb 6 Feb 13 Mar 12 Mar 9, 2018 June 12, 2018
2017 Calendar Year
Certificate in Retail Management DSU Dec Dec 19 Jan 9 Jan Jan Jan 26, 2018 May 22, 2018
New Department of Accounting & Finance BU Sep N/A Dec 5 Dec 12 Jan Jan 26, 2018 N/A
Certificate in Social Research Methods HU Sep Sep 26 Dec 5 Dec 12 N/A Jan 26, 2018 N/A
New Department of Dental Hygiene HO Sep N/A Dec 5 Dec 12 Jan Jan 26, 2018 N/A
Trailblazer Engagement Center DSU N/A N/A Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan Jan 26, 2018 N/A
New Department of Nursing HO Sep N/A Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan Jan 26, 2018 N/A
Discontinuation of Emphasis Digital Film for BS in Media Studies HO Sep Sep 26 Nov 7 Jul Sept Sept Oct
Discontinuation of AAS in Dental Hygiene HO Sep Sep 26 Nov 7 Dec 12 Jan Jan 26, 2018 May 22,2018
BS Molecular Biology-Biochemistry SC Sep Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 18 Mar 9, 2018 June
BA/BS Design FA Sep Nov 28 Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 18 Mar 9, 2018 June
Bachelor of Music in Performance FA Sep Sep 26 Oct 3 Oct Nov 22 Jan 26, 2018 May 22,2018
BS Mechanical Engineering SC Sep Oct 3 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 22 Jan 26, 2018 Mar 14, 2018
Master of Accountancy BU Aug Oct 3 Nov 7 Nov 7 Nov 22 Jan 26, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

Note: Previous Progression

Program Proposal College 1 – CCC 2 – UCC or GC 3 – AC 4 – UC 5 – AP 6 – BoT 7 – OCHE 8 – SBR 9 – NWC
2017 Calendar Year (Previous Progression)
Jan 31 batch
 88 Certificate in Multimedia Journalism BU Dec Jan 31 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 May 19 N/A
 87 Certificate in Strategic Communication BU Dec Jan 31 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 May 19 N/A
 86 Certificate in Social Media BU Dec Jan 31 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 May 19 N/A
 85 BS Population Health w/ Health Care Administration, & Public Health Emphases
. Curriculum with GE specifics.
SC Dec Feb 28 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 Jul 21 May 30
 84 BS Recreation & Sport Management w/ Sport Management, Corporate Recreation & Wellness, and Experience Industry Management Emphases. HO Dec Jan 31 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 Jul 21 May 30
 83 Traditional BS in NursingWord version w/ full degree map HO Dec Jan 31 Mar 7 Feb Feb Mar 10 Mar 10 May 19 Jun
2016 Calendar Year
Sep 27 batch
82 Department of Health Care Diagnostics and Therapeutics HO Sep N/A  Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 May, 2017
81 BFA in Studio Art FA Sep Sep 27 Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 May 19, 2017 Jun, 2017
80 Broadcasting Emphasis in Media Studies Degree BU Sep Sep 27 Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 May 9, 2017
79 Entrepreneurship Certificate BU Sep Sep 27 Dec 6 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 N/A N/A
78 Graphic Design Minor FA Sep Sep 27 Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 N/A
77 Photography Minor FA Sep Sep 27 Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 N/A
76 BA/BS Applied Sociology HU Dec, 2015 Mar 1 Sep 6 Apr Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Mar 31, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
75 BS Information Systems & Analytics BU Sep Sep 27 Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 May, 2017 Jun, 2017
74 Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIE Center) BU Sep N/A Nov 1 Dec Jan Jan 27, 2017 Feb, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 N/A
73 Restructure of BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS)  HO Sep Sep 27 Dec 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mar 1 batch
72 Rename Schools to Colleges DSU N/A N/A Apr Apr Apr Apr 29 May 2 Jul N/A
71 FCS Department Rename ED Dec, 2015 N/A Sep 6 Sep Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Jan 20, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
70 BS Bioinformatics SC Feb Mar 1 Sep 6 Sep Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Mar 31, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
69 Applied Leadership Emphasis in Communication Studies BU Feb Mar 1 Sep 6 Sep Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Jan 20, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
68 Discontinue of Certificate in Surgical Technology HO Feb Mar 1 Sep 6 Sep Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Jan 20, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
67 Accounting Minor BU Feb Mar 1 Sep 6 Sep Oct 6 Nov 4 Nov 4 Jan 20, 2017 Jan 5, 2017
Jan 26 batch
66 BS Digital Film (if using Chrome, download pdf to your local drive & then open with Adobe Reader) FA Dec, 2015 Jan  26  Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr Jul Sep 21
64 Institute of Politics and Public Affairs HU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 N/A
63 Humanities Minor HU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
62 ASL Minor HU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr Jul Jan 2017
61 Integrated Studies Communication Emphasis Discontinue BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
60 Strategic Communication Emphasis in Media Studies BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
59 Health Communication Emphasis in Communication Studies BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
58 Economics Minor BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
57 Management Minor BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
56 Marketing Minor BU Dec, 2015 Jan 26 Mar  15 Feb  16 Feb  22 Mar 18 Apr May 20 Sep 16
2015 Calendar Year
Sep 29 batch
55 Integrated Studies Emphases in Film Production, Media Studies, & Comm Studies BU Sep 9 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
54 Communication Studies Minor BU Sep 9 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Jan 22, 2016
53 Media Studies Minor BU Sep 9 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
52 Communication Minor Discontinue BU Sep 9 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 Jan 22, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
51 Automotive Technology Discontinue SC Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Mar 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Nov 30, 2016
50 CIT Digital Design Emphasis Restructure SC Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 N/A N/A
49 CIT Information Technology Emphasis Restructure SC Sep 15 Sep 29
48 CIT Software Development Emphasis Restructure SC Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 N/A N/A
47 CIT Web Design & Development Emphasis Restructure SC Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Jan 2016 N/A N/A
46 ESL Certificates of Proficiency HU Sep 9 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 N/A N/A N/A
45 AAS Surgical Technology HO Apr 3 Sep 29 Oct 6 Nov 3 Nov 6 Nov 6 Feb 9 2016 Apr 1, 2016 May 20, 2016
Mar 3 batch
44 STEM Center for K12 Education ED Feb N/A N/A Apr 7 N/A May 1 Sep Nov 12 N/A
43 Spanish Secondary Education Emphasis HU Feb Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr May 15 Sep 18
42 Integrated Studies Humanities Emphasis HU Feb Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr May 15 Sep 18
41 STEM Education Endorsement ED Feb Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr May 15 Sep 18
Jan 27 batch
40 Health & Human Performance Dept HO Dec 5, 2014 N/A Jan Jan Jan Jan 30 Mar 13 Mar 27 N/A
39 BS Exercise Science HO Dec 5, 2014 Jan 27 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr Jul 31 Dec 4
38 Integrated Studies ASL Interpreter Emphasis HU Dec 5, 2014 Jan 27 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr May 15 Sep 18
37 Social Justice Minor HU Dec 5, 2014 Jan 27 Mar 5 Mar 3 Mar 16 Mar 20 Apr May 15 Sep 18
2014 Calendar Year
Sep 30 batch
36 BS Dental Hygiene Restructure HO
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
35 AAS General Technology: Healthcare Emphasis HO
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec. 31, 2014 N/A N/A
34 BA/BS Dance FA
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec. 31, 2014 Mar 27, 2015 Jul 7, 2015
33 Undergraduate Research Office DSU
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 N/A
32 Communication Division BU
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email  Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 May 15, 2015 N/A
31 BS Communication – Discontinuation BU
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email   Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 May 15, 2015 Sep 29, 2015
30 BS Media Studies Degree BU
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email   Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 May 15, 2015 Sep 18, 2015
29 BS Communication Studies BU
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email   Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 May 15, 2015 Sep 18, 2015
28 BS Media Studies – Multimedia Journalism Emphasis BAC
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email   Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 SBR combined with Media Studies Degree Proposal
27 BS Media Studies – Social Media Emphasis BU
Sep
Sep 30 Nov 19 email   Dec 2 Nov 7 Jan 30, 2015 Mar 13, 2015 SBR combined with Media Studies Degree Proposal
26 Bachelor Individualized Studies ED
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Dec. 31, 2014 Mar 27, 2015 Jul 7, 2015
25 BS Biology – Biological Sciences Emphasis SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
24 BS Biology – Biomedical Sciences Emphasis SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
23 BS Biology – Natural Sciences Emphasis SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
22 Minor in Computer Science SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7   Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
21 Minor in Digital Design SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7   Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
20 Minor in Information Technology SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7   Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
19 Minor in Web Design & Development SC
Sep
Sep 30 Oct  7 Dec 2 Nov 7 Nov 21 Jan 9, 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Jun 4, 2015
Mar 4 batch
18 eMarketing Certificate Modification  BU Mar 3 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr  17  Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jun 16 Aug 4 N/A
17 Colorado Plateau Field Institute SC Feb 19 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17 Apr  18  Apr  28 Apr  23, Jun 9 Aug 4 N/A
16 BS Chemistry SC Feb 19 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17  Apr  18  Apr  28 Apr  23, Aug 5 Sep 26 Jan 9, 2015
15 Fine Arts Department Restructure FA Mar 4  Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17 Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jul 3 Aug 4 N/A
14 Digital Forensics Minor HU Feb 25 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17  Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jun 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
13 Criminology Minor HU Feb 25 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17  Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jun 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
12 CIT Emphases SC Feb 19 Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17 Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jun 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
11 Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence DSU
N/A
Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17  Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jul 3 Aug 4 N/A
10 Art Minor FA
Mar 4 
Mar 4  Apr 22 Apr 17 Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jul 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
9 Art History Minor FA
Mar 4 
Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17 Apr  18  Apr  28  Apr  23, Jul 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
8 Theatre Minor FA
Mar 4 
Mar 4  Apr 1  Apr 17  Apr  18 Apr  28 Apr  23, Jul 3 Aug 4 Aug 28
2013 Calendar Year
Sep 23 batch
7 Women’s Resource Center DSU  

N/A
Apr 16 Sep  3 Oct 3 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 3; Jan 13, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 N/A
6 Discontinue Visual Tech Emphasis Business Admin BU
Sep
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 3, 2014;  N/A Jan 23, 2014 Jul 18, 2014
5 Add Communications Minor BU
Sep
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 3, 2014; Feb 10, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Jul 18, 2014
4 Add Media Production CER P BU
Sep
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 8, 2014 Jan 23, 2014 Jul 18, 2014
3 Add Health Psychology Minor HU
Sep
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 3, 2014 ; Mar 14, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Aug 22, 2014
2 Add Psychology Minor  HU
Sep
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22  Jan 3, 2014; Mar 14, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Aug 29, 2014
1 Change names of Administrative Units DSU
N/A
Sep  23 Oct  1 Nov 7 Nov 15 Nov 22 Jan 3, 2014; Jan 14, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 N/A