BOR New Program Approval Process

BOR Program Approval Process for New Programs
(use BOR Form A)


New Program Approval – Updated Spring, 2021

Proposed programs shall be on the program planning list for at least six months prior to the submission of Form A to the Board Office.

(DEADLINE – April 15 to go into effect for the following year)

August –December (planning)

Go through the internal curriculum process for new program/associated courses

  1. Curriculum Summary Form – budgetary implications – Dean sign‐off by February 1
  2. Review through College Senates (March – May); Review by Deans (Due June 30)
  3. Review through UCC/GCCC (August‐November); Review through Faculty Senate (October-November)

Summer Months

After approval by College Senates, the following must be prepared prior to the Fall semester to move to next level after UCC/GCCC and Grad Council/Faculty Senate approval

  1. Begin gathering letters of support and start internal consultation proces. Letters of Support from ISU and UI – if no program there, at least inform the that you are proposing a program
  2. Fill out BOR Form A document (Contact Provost’s Office; cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu for current form.)
  3. Make sure to answer ALL questions completely
  4. Provost’s Office will prepare ICCPHSE form for submission

September

Provost’s Office will send BOR Form A to Board Office after approval by Faculty Senate; it will be sent to Council of Provosts (COP) and put on the BOR Academic Affairs Committee Agenda (December or February) for full BOR review

October-February

BOR Approval process – program can get into catalog by March deadline for Summer or Fall start


NO ACTION CAN BE TAKEN BY INSTITUTION ON ANY PROPOSED PROGRAMS UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS.*

*No indications of changes on website, brochures, flyers, presentations... UNTIL final BOR approval

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