New Programs & Program Changes
As of September 2016, applications for all curriculum changes must be submitted through Curriculog. Curriculog will automatically route proposals to the appropriate committees for action. Changes include
- All new degrees, majors, concentrations, and certificates (see Definitions)
- All program changes (name, credits, courses, etc.)
- All changes of delivery (language, online, off-campus, and timing of courses)
- Deactivations of degrees, majors, concentrations, certificates, minors
Approval of new programs and substantive changes to existing programs are under the purview of the Program Development and Review Committee (PDRC), a sub-committee of the Graduate and Undergraduate Councils. Completed proposals must be received by the PDRC chair at least one week before the regularly scheduled meeting. The PDRC meets the third Friday of every month during the school year.
Use the following documents to guide you through the process of developing a new academic program or concentration.
- New Program Approval Process
- Library Support for new programs.
- New Concentration or Minor Approval Process
Necessary approvals are shown in the Process Checksheet for Bulletin Change Proposals and the New Initiatives Flowchart below.
Proposals for new programs must be submitted to the chair of PDRC by the second week of September of the year prior to the projected start date, in order to be approved by the October Board. Please see all deadlines on the Annual Faculty Calender.
New Initiatives Flowchart
For help with dual degrees, substantive changes, additional curriculum tracks, please contact the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.